Our Team

OUR VETERINARIANS

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DR. BARRETT MANN, Medical Director

Dr. Mann was born and raised in Birmingham and attended college at the University of Richmond in Virginia. She came back to Alabama to attend Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2007. She has been practicing at Cahaba Valley since 2007. Her professional interests include ultrasound and internal medicine. Dr. Mann and her husband Taylor have a son, Thomas, two Labradors, Levi and Betty, and a cat, Jinx. She is a member of the Service Guild of Birmingham, an organization supporting The Bell Center for Early Intervention Programs. Dr. Mann enjoys running, backpacking, and travel.

“My daily goal as a veterinarian is to practice from the heart with empathy and compassion. I strive for my patient and clients to feel supported especially in challenging situations.”

Dr. TONY WRIGHT

Dr. Wright received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. He began his career in Guntersville, AL, in a mixed animal practice where his patients included not only dogs and cats but horses, cattle, and other farm animals. He joined Cahaba Valley Animal Clinic in December of 1999. Dr. Wright has also been a part-time emergency clinician for the past 18 years. He enjoys golf, a good book, and hanging out with his grandkids. He and his wife, Delaine, have two dogs, two cats, fish, and a turtle.

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Dr. CHELSEA MEYER

Dr. Meyer grew up in Tuscaloosa, where she spent majority of her childhood dreaming of becoming a veterinarian. She transferred from Shelton State Community College to Mississippi State University, graduating with B.S. in Animal and Dairy Sciences. Later, she pursued her dream at Mississippi State’s veterinary school and graduated in 2017.  

For two years, she worked on a dairy farm where she used to show cattle before coming to Cahaba Valley, in August 2021, as a relief doctor. As of December 2022, Dr. Meyer has joined the board full-time, bringing her witty humor, fun personality, and capability as a thorough diagnostician. She loves working out and spending time with her family, which includes her husband and 7 dogs.  

Jamie Nelson, Practice Manager

Although Jamie grew up in California, she has also lived in England, Massachusetts, and Tennessee. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Veterinary Science from UMass Amherst. Following her college career, she worked as a Zookeeper for close to ten years. During this time, she cared for a wide array of animals ranging from penguins, primates and otters to giant pandas, tigers, hippos, crocodiles and more. She was President of a non-profit, opened and help developed a new zoological exhibit, became Scuba Certified and was Conference Chair of the 2016 National AAZK Conference.

After moving to Alabama with her Husband, she found her way back into the Veterinary field and started working at Cahaba Valley Animal Clinic in 2018 in reception. Since then, she was promoted to Office Manager, worked at an Emergency and Specialty veterinary facility before coming back to CVAC as Practice Manager.

When not at work, Jamie can be found enjoying time with her husband and cats. She loves musical theater, video games, puzzles and traveling.

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KATIE HORTON, Office Manager

From Wilsonville, Alabama, Katie holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. However, her true passion lies in animal care. It has been that way since she was a child; she dreamt of pursuing marine biology and perhaps even becoming a dolphin trainer! Katie has been in veterinary care since 2019.

She is professionally known for her warm customer service and eagerness to help other departments run smoothly.

When not at the clinic, she can be found enjoying a book on her bed, working in her flower garden, or hanging out with her husband of 17 years and two teenage daughters.

MEGAN STOFFREGEN, LVT, Veterinary Technician Manager

Megan joined the CVAC team in the summer of 2016, starting as a Kennel Tech, she worked her way up to Kennel Manager, and now Technician Manager. She is now a Licensed Veterinary Technician and holds an Associate of Science degree and an Associate in Applied Sciences, Veterinary Technology.

Professionally, Megan is known for specializing in surgery anesthesia, emergencies, and venipuncture. She is especially talented at calming down any stressed animals, in a loving way.

When not at the clinic, Megan can be found at home enjoying nerdy movies with her fiancee. She also enjoys spending time outside for lake days, hiking, or sports.

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MADISON HIGGINS, Kennel Manager, Vet Assistant

Madison is professionally known for skillfully working with fractious cats. Her specialty lies in anesthesia and surgery, with a special interest in exotic animals.

During her free time, Madison enjoys attending concerts with friends or spending time outdoors and painting.

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VICKI GRAHAM, Veterinary Assistant

Vicki first entered the veterinary field in 2010 at CVAC. She is currently pursuing her Applied Associate of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology at Jefferson State Community College to become an LVT.

Vicki loves educating clients about preventive services, such as vaccines and senior wellness. Dental cleanings and making folks laugh on hard days are among her specialties in the field. She especially loves caring for exotic birds, even though her favorite animal is a turtle.

When she’s not providing excellent care for our patients, she enjoys riding her hanging out at the house, deer hunting in season, and Auburn football games.

LOGAN Rosemoore, Veterinary Assistant

Logan grew up in Brookwood, Alabama, and has been in the veterinary field since 2017.

Although he wanted to become a Paleonotoligist as a child, he began his career in veterinary medicine by starting in private practice, and then corporate ER, too. He is known for keeping calm and handling emergencies very well.

When not at work, Logan can be found at home spending time with his family and dogs or playing videogames like WoW or Pokemon.

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AMANDA MALTZ, Veterinary Assistant

Amanda grew up in Gardendale, Alabama. Like many in our CVAC family, she dreamt of being a veterinarian since childhood. She pursued her passion and attended Auburn University for an undergraduate degree in Wildlife Ecology Management; she has picked up veterinary medicine as of 2021.

When not at work, Amanda can be found enjoying the outdoors, beach, hiking, and spending time with her three dogs and three cats!

Kelsey Lowery, LVT, Veterinary Technician

Kelsey graduated from Jeff State Veterinary's nursing program in 2016 to become a licensed veterinary technician. Even though her dream job as a child was to be a stay-at-home mom, she has worked in veterinary medicine since 2014.

Kelsey especially enjoys venipuncture and client education. She is Fear Free certified and was internally nominated for a Golden Retriever Award!

When not at work, she can be found frequenting her church with her family.

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Katie Rankin, Veterinary Assistant

Katie graduated from Springville High School in 2018 and has dreamt of working in the veterinary industry since childhood. She has been a Veterinary Technician for years and feels proud and happy to be working in the field.

She is known for efficient intubation and specializes in wellness visits and venipuncture.

When not at work, Katie can be found spending time with her family and friends or being lazy at home with her dogs while watching Netflix. She also enjoys lake days!

ALEXIS ROSEMOORE, RECEPTIONIST

Alexis is from Northern Virginia and received her Associate's degree in Business Management. When she was a child, her dream job was to either become a veterinarian or an artist. She couldn't help but translate her love for animals into a profession.

Alexis has been working in the veterinary field since 2017! It is often that she mentions not being able to envision herself working in any other field. Her outstanding customer service is dearly admired and appreciated by our clients.

On her time off, she can be found spending time with her family and five dogs!

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Laura Tomalia, RECEPTIONIST

Laura grew up in California and has an impressive background with over 25 years of retail management experience. Ready to try something new, she decided to explore a different world: the veterinary field. She has been in love ever since!

She is professionally known as a fixer, after all, she didn't earn multiple "Store Manager of the Year" awards for nothing! She has helped different companies by building up customer service experience and creating a cohesive and effective team atmosphere. Not to mention, she is also known for cracking up her team with her funny jokes.

When not at work, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. She enjoys shopping, going to the movies, or playing with their dog, Walle.

Kaity Riley, Receptionist

Kaity grew up in Alabaster, Alabama, and has been in the veterinary field for 3+ years. She brings experience in kennel, reception, and technician. She attended Troy University and Jefferson State's Veterinary Technician program.

Ironically, her dream job as a child was to be an FBI agent. She is now known in her workspace for specializing in lab work and remaining calm and collected during stressful environments.

During her free time, Kaity can be found in downtown Birmingham or enjoying hobbies such as swimming, reading, and writing.

 

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HOLLY MCCLAIN, Receptionist

Holly grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. She is a proud mom who graduated from Oak Mountain High. She has a broad professional background, holding positions as a Catering Coordinator and Barista prior.

Her dream job as a child was to become a zookeeper, and Holly is known for her hospitality; making her the perfect fit for our CVAC family!

When not at work, Holly can be found hanging out with her daughter, playing video games, or reading a book.

Candace Brasher, Kennel Tech

Candace was born and raised in Leeds, Alabama. She graduated from Chelsea High School in 2021 and will soon be attending Veterinary Technician school. With her dream job being a veterinary technician since a young age, it goes without saying that Candace is excited to start this journey.

She is known for taking care of the boarding babies with extra love to get those baths and nail trims done stress-free!

When not at work, Candance can be found at the gym or at the park with her dog and friends.

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Gracie Nobles, Kennel Tech

Gracie graduated from Troy University in 2020 with a teaching degree but found her passion and true calling in animal care. She is now attending school to become a Veterinary Technician.

During her free time, Gracie likes to spend time running or watching movies.

Hadden Beamer, Kennel Tech

Hadden grew up in Virginia, about an hour from D.C. Since childhood she had dreams of becoming a veterinarian, which translated into an interest for Zoology in her adulthood.

She is known for maintaining great relationships with her coworkers and for her love of all animals, which fuels her passion for this profession each day.

During her free time, she can be found punch needling!

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Brandon Roberts, Kennel Tech

Brandon is currently attending UAB and hopes to attend medical school, as he intends to become an Orthopedic Surgeon.

He is known for bringing excellent petcare and a vigilant eye to our kennels. Brandon ensures all animals are taken care of, including food, water, treatment, and cuddles.

Zachary Kirkland, Kennel Tech

Zachary was born in Trussville, AL, and moved to Florida , where he lived until age ten before moving to Birmingham.

As a child, his dream job was to be a Marine Biologist. This passion was translated into academia, as Zachary holds a Bachelor's Degree in Organismal Biology from Auburn University.

He enjoys staying at home with his cats when not at the clinic. He can also often be found helping his grandfather maintain his farm.

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Alexandra Pace, Kennel Tech

Alexandra grew up in Odenville, AL, and is currently in her third semester of the Veterinary Technician Program at Jefferson State, with estimated graduation of Summer 2023.

Although she is professionally known for diagnostic imaging, orthopedics, and having a specialty with older patients, she spent her childhood dreaming of being a Popstar, or a Paleontologist.

When not at the clinic, Alex can be found playing video games, studying, watching scary movies, or taking care of her four cats, Willow, Gabbie, Fiona, and Mulan.

Rachel Beasley, Veterinary Assistant

Rachel grew up in Woodstock, AL, and graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Jefferson State community college. She has been working in veterinary medicine since 2019.

As a child, Rachel's dream job was to help animals, whether that meant becoming a veterinarian or any other position in the field.

In her work environment, she is known for taking the time to go out of her way to make sure patients are comfortable and loved.

When not at the clinic, Rachel can be found enjoying her home with a good book, or baking. She also enjoys cozy walks in the woods.

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Garnea Schybal, Veterinary Assistant

Garnea was born in Tennessee but has lived in Ohio, Kentucky, Florida, and Alabama. She has been working in veterinary medicine for four years, originally as a kennel technician, and worked her way up to a veterinary assistant.

As a child, Garnea dreamt of becoming a DVM, specifically owning her own rehabilitation sanctuary for all types of animals

Known for compassionate patient care, Garnea's specialty lies in surgery/anesthesia, client education and relations, handling nervous and/or fractious animals, and venipuncture.

Outside of work, Garnea enjoys taking her dogs on hikes and places to swim. She also likes attending concerts and festivals, and enjoys any kind of traveling.

ARLEEN OWENS-MCCULLOUGH, groomer

Arleen is the Groomer here at CVAC, and she wouldn’t want to be anywhere else! She has been grooming at Cahaba Valley Animal Clinic for 15 years.

When Arleen is not at the clinic, she likes to go kayaking. She enjoys to be out on the water with the ducks, fish, turtles, and birds, and loves being surrounded by nature.

"I treat my grooms like they are my own while they are here, and I treat my clients like I would want to be treated. We have everything here for all of your needs, from prescription diets to teeth cleaning, medical care, and senior care. Come and meet our staff and doctors and you will see why I love it here. Maybe you will love us too!"

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Wyatt Higgins, Clinic Dog 

With a heartbreaking story from the past that includes animal abuse, our clinic dog Wyatt is now flourishing with the CVAC family.

Previously scared of everything, Wyatt has learned to overcome this by coming to work every day with his mom; the progress is admirable!

He is professionally known for howling, cuddling, and vocalizing his excitement. Although he likes to spend time hanging out with our veterinarians upstairs, he can also be found giving the front desk a hand once in a while.

When not at the clinic, Wyatt can be found snuggling with his sisters, Toasty and Diamond, or going on adventures with his mom.