Our Veterinarians

Angelique Lawrence, DVM

Dr. Angelique Lawrence DVMAngelique Lawrence, DVMwas born and raised in Starkville, MS. She received her Bachelor of Science and Biology degree from Mississippi State University in 1996 and later graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.

She has been practicing in the Madison area since graduating and has established a strong bond with her patients and clients. Dr. Lawrence’s focal interests are in the areas of internal medicine, advanced dentistry, and soft tissue surgery.

In her spare time, Dr. Lawrence enjoys Pure Barre and spending time with her family, husband John, children Andrew and Olivia, and English bulldogs Luke and Grizzly. Together they enjoy watching and playing soccer, traveling and attending Mississippi State football games.

Erin Brown, DVM

Dr. Erin Brown, DVMErin Brown, DVM is a 2010 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary school, she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Erin has been working side by side with Dr. Lawrence since she was 17 yrs old. Her specialties include Dermatology, internal medicine and dentistry.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ryan, and daughter Campbell, and her son Oliver as well as staying involved in Building Church, teaching Pure Barre, and running. Dr. Brown has two puppy daughters named Twinkey and Lulu.

Connor Sindel, DVM

Dr. Connor Sindel, DVMDr. Sindel grew up in Mobile, Alabama. She went to Middlebury College in Vermont and then returned home to the South to attend Veterinary School at Auburn. She graduated in 2013 with a special interest in Dermatology, Dentistry, Behavior and Exotic Animal Medicine.

Dr. Sindel and boyfriend Casey live in Huntsville with her 3 dogs Carson (German Shepard) and Sue (Labrador retriever) and also their 2 cats Floyd and Gilbert. When she’s not working you can most likely find her outside hiking, swimming, fishing, running or maybe just playing in the woods.

Veterinary Staff

Ruth Freeman, Office Manager

Ruth Freeman, Office ManagerRuth Freeman brings over 20 years of veterinary experience to the practice. Born and raised in England, she crossed the pond and moved to Madison in 1990. She lives in Madison with her husband Kevin, daughter Kiri and son Thomas. In her free time, she enjoys fox hunting with the Mooreland Hunt on her horse Sweep and trail riding with her dogs Highbury, Winston, Thirston Peabody and Canterbury following along. At home she over feeds her cats James Bond and Krinkle.

Barbara Stage, Receptionist

Barbara has been a receptionist in the veterinary field since 2002. Client service is her passion. She'll be the first one to greet you at the door. In her spare time she enjoys camping, hiking and bowling. She has 2 dogs, Krickett and Canyon and 1 cat named Donovan.

Megan Harper, Receptionist

Megan Harper, ReceptionistMegan is new to the field and originally from Panama City FL. she enjoys traveling, doing free lance makeup, lounging with her tabby (Penelope) and going on adventures with her 2 puggles (mia and maybelline).

Jenny Ball, Receptionist

Bio coming soon!

Cara Holder, Veterinary Technician

Cara Holder, Veterinary TechnicianCara Holder was born in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in Birmingham, AL. She has been in the in the veterinary field since 2004. She moved to Madison in January, 2013. In her free time she likes to run, be outside and spend time with her husband, Jeff and her sweet little boy, Ryan. She has a tabby cat named Penelope and a pitbull mix named Ava.

Jennifer Castellano, Veterinary Technician

Jennifer Castellano, Veterinary TechnicianJennifer began working in the veterinary field in 1995. She is a transplant from Benton, Louisiana, moving here in October 2013 for her husband’s job. She lives in Athens with her husband, Robert, and twin daughters, Rebecca and Marissa. In her spare time, she likes to read, watch movies and spend time outside with her family. She shares her home with Batman (Chihuahua), Wilbur (Lab mix) and the very large Little Man.

Christa Marik, Veterinary Technician

Christa Marik, Technician AssistantChrista moved to Huntsville in 2002 from Texas. She is an Army Brat and has lived all over the world. Her love for animals goes back to early childhood. Christa has worked in the veterinary field before but took some time off to raise her two boys, Zachary and Lincoln. Her four legged children are two Australian Shepherds, Bianca and Lucky and a 3 legged cat named Grimm. In her free time, oh wait, she doesn’t have any free time!

Brittni Long, Veterinary Technician

Brittni Long, Kennel Manager/Veterinary AssistantBrittni has been working in the veterinary field since 2012. She was born in Arizona and moved here in 2003 from San Diego. In her spare time she enjoys painting, hiking and spending time with her lovely dogs Oggie (Mastiff mix), Maddie (Chihuahua mix), Riley (German Shepherd mix) and her black cat Nash. In her spare time she enjoys spending it with her husband Austin and son Everett.

Teri Stanley, Veterinary Technician

Teri Stanley, Veterinary TechnicianTeri was raised in Madison and has been in the veterinary field since 2002. In her free time she likes to run and rock climb and also enjoys spending time with her husband Mike and daughter Charlotte.

Kim Stanton, Veterinary Technician

KimKim is a native of Huntsville. She has been in the veterinary field since 1987. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband Harry also enjoys decorating, planting in the garden and watching Auburn football. She has 2 dogs Koda and Millie and twin boys Michael and Steven.

Taylor Thompson, Technician Assistant

Taylor Thompson, Kennel ManagerTaylor was recently moved over to a technician assistant from being the kennel manager, a job she did for 2 years. In her free time she enjoys to spend it with her partner Deidra and their many puppies.

Alisa Koken - Veterinary Technician

Alisa Koken, Veterinary TechnicianAlisa has lived in North Alabama for 16 years and has been in the veterinary field since 2006. She is currently enrolled in Veterinary Technician school and will graduate in 2019. In her free time she enjoys hiking, horse back riding and spending time with her husband Rip and daughter Alice.

Joy Westphal, Groomer

JoyJoy began her career in Veterinary Medicine in 1995 as a Veterinary Assistant. In 2006, she began grooming. Joy joined the Pet Hospital in 2014. She enjoys fostering (foster failing) for a local rescue and has quite a zoo of her own at home.

Will Boyles, Kennel Manager

Will Boyles, Kennel AssistantWill was born and raised in Athens Alabama. Will has worked with and been around animals his entire life. Will has been in the veterinary field since 2013. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, running and trail walking. He has 3 dogs Buck (German Shepard mix), Blaze (Lab mix) and Lucy (chihuahua mix).

Charles McConkey, Kennel Assistant

Charles McConkey, Kennel AssistantCharles has been in the vet field since 2015. In his spare time he enjoys working on cars and volunteering with Madison Animal Rescue Foundation. He's a big teddy bear at heart and all the animals love him.

Chelsey Ray, Kennel Assistant

Chelsey RayBio coming soon!

Jenny MacMillan, Kennel Assistant

Jenny MacMillanBio coming soon!

Kennel Assistants

Rebecca Castellano, Kennel Assistant

Mandy Mansell, Kennel Assistant

Tayler Sharkey, Kennel Assistant

Ghita, Receptionist Supervisor

JoyGhita is a leopard gecko who loves to greet you at the front desk. She enjoys sleeping and eating super worms.

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