CVA II, Hospital Supervisor
Jennifer has been a part of the Animal Medical Center team since 2008. She has 20 years of experience in the veterinary field. She loves having a career where she can share her knowledge and love for animals with others. Whether it be educating clients on the care of new puppies, facilitating transition into the senior years, or advocating for the animals while they are under our care in the hospital, Jennifer enjoys being able to work closely with our clients. She began her career in the veterinary field at the age of 16. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2003 where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. She went on to continue her education at SFA, where she also earned a Master’s degree in General Agriculture with an emphasis on Animal Science and completed a thesis over the parvovirus and the immune response of puppies to commonly used vaccines. Jennifer, her husband, Michael, and their two children live on their family farm in Beckville, Texas, along with their two dogs and cows. Whether at home or at work, caring for animals is a way of life for Jennifer.
CVA II, Surgical Technician
Heather joined the Animal Medical Center team in 2012 and has completed her CVA I and CVA II certification. She and her husband Mark have five children, three German Shepherds a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and two cats. She is currently studying to complete the last level of CVA and RVT certifications. She majored in Associated Animal Science in high school and graduated as Valedictorian. This particular course focused on canine, feline, equine, rodent, aviary, bovine and porcine and the industries. She narrowed her study to the field of small animals specifically Canine Science. She continued her education by taking courses in Canine Behavior and Training at Mount Ida College, which focused on dog training and behavior. Over the years she has worked for breeders, groomers and spent several years managing stores and training at Petco. Before joining our team, Heather was the Director of Children’s Ministries at First United Methodist Church Carthage. Her family is still very active at the church. In her spare time she enjoys going to all of her children’s activities: watching Bulldog football, attending church activities, restoring furniture, working in the yard and playing with her dogs.
Erin has been a part of Animal Medical Center team since 2018. She has four very spoiled dogs and a very rotten cat. Dachshunds and German Shepherds will always hold a special place in her heart. In her free time, she likes playing video games, spending time with her husband, and taking road trips to see her family in Arkansas. She can be very competitive sometimes and loves to make people laugh. She always makes patients feel welcome and at ease when they visit the clinic.
CVA I, Technician
Cara has been a part of the Animal Medical Center team since 2016. Cara’s favorite part of her job is getting love and affection from her patients. She has always dreamed of working with animals and considers this to be her true passion. Cara has five fur babies who are loved dearly. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, crafting, shopping and spending time with her family.
Madison joined the Animal Medical Center team in 2019. In her short time she has spent with us, we have discovered her love for all things feline and she has earned her the funny title of “The Cat Whisperer”! She enjoys reading, playing video games, hiking, and visiting aquariums in her free time. She has two cats and two dogs of her own that are beyond spoiled. She lives in Carthage with her small family.
CVA II, Receptionist
Nancy joined the Animal Medical Center team in 2017. She has eight years of experience in the veterinary field. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science with equine emphasis from Stephen F. Austin State University. She enjoys spending time with her four daughters, three dogs, and cat.
CVA I, Patient Care Specialist
Hailey joined the Animal Medical Center team in 2019. She has always dreamed of working with animals both large and small. She recently completed her CVA I certification and wants to continue working towards higher levels of certification. Hailey enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her dog, Dixie.
Harley Seaman CVA I, Patient Care Specialist
Harley joined the Animal Medical Center team in 2019. He enjoys spending the majority of his time outdoors but when he isn’t outside, he enjoys working at the hospital and making his coworkers laugh. He has shown excellent skills in restraint and assisting coworkers in all areas of the hospital.
Abby Smith CVA I, Patient Care Specialist
Abby has been a part of the Animal Medical Center team since 2019. She recently graduated as Valedictorian from Beckville ISD and is now pursuing a career in nursing school. In Abby’s free time, she can be found spending quality time with friends and family and playing with her two fur babies who keep her on her toes.
Fred is a four-year-old ball of sunshine and one of our blood donors. He enjoys treats, hugs, and dancing with all the ladies on staff. He’s not very good at holding still and hates being ignored!
George is four years old and the brains behind the operation here at AMC. When he is not saving lives ( as the other blood donor), he enjoys his alone time, sunbathing, and will never turn down a good chew toy. His favorite activity is napping in weird “there’s no way that’s comfortable” positions that make everyone laugh.