Dr. Jennifer C. Jubb

Dr. Jubb grew up in many states and England! As a member of Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine 3rd graduating class Dr. Jubb received her doctoral degree in May of 1983 graduating with honors. While enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine she had two scientific articles published in VM:SAC – Feline Infections Peritonitis (now known as Feline Immunodeficiency Virus- FIV) and Canine Juvenile Pancreatic Atrophy.

Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery and reproduction. She and her husband, Ricky D. Young, have two daughters, two son-in-laws and five grandchildren. They share their home with three cats, Fierce Badness, Sookie Jane, and Gus Gus, and several horses!

When not in the office, Dr. Jubb enjoys being on her farm, fishing, her American Quarter Horses, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Melissa Hale

Dr. Melissa Hale is a 2006 graduate of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Over the past 12 years of her veterinary career she has worked in small animal general practices and emergency hospitals in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. While she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, Dr. Hale especially enjoys cases dealing with ophthalmology, endocrinology and emergency medicine.

Dr. Hale is a Mississippi native and she resides on her family’s farm in Tishomingo County. She has room for a lot of animal friends including 8 dogs, 3 cats, 16 bantam chickens (rumor has it she is about to add some more chicks soon), a herd of beef cattle and 4 donkeys. In her spare time she feeds cows…and when she’s not feeding cows she enjoys riding her motorcycle, gardening, and cooking. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Andrew!

And speaking of her husband-Dr. Hale is a NEWLYWED! Congratulations to Dr Hale and Andrew.


Laura Moseley

Practice Manager

Laura graduated from the University of North Alabama with a B.S.E. She is married and has three children, Gavin, Sara Kathryn, and Addison. She enjoys crafting and spending time with her family.


Becky Ogletree, LVT

Becky is a 2016 graduate of Jefferson State Community College where she earned her degree in Veterinary Technology. Becky has one, soccer loving, Corgi named Trixie. Her interests include being outdoors, hunting and fishing. She also enjoys teaching Tang Soo Do.

Kayla Word

Kayla is a 2009 graduate of Central High School and she attended Northwest Shoals Community College. She is married and has two children, Gresham Lee and Kalie Ann, with another little girl on the way! Kayla’s interests include spending time with her family and her sweet dogs Marshall and Rubble.

Erin Killen, LVT

Erin is a 2009 graduate of Columbia State Community College with a degree in Veterinary Technology. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her three spoiled dogs and cat. She also has a newborn daughter, Hazel!


Kai Murphy

Kai is married and has two daughters, Ella and Eliza. She lives in Oakland with her two labs; Camo and Jack. In her spare time, Kai enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and volunteering for Junior League of the Shoals.

Natalie Aldridge

Natalie loves her sweet fur babies! She has two cats, Tidy-Cat and Rhonda Rousey and one spunky dog, Jalen! She loves Alabama college football, running, and reading.

Chelsea McDonald

Chelsea is married to her husband Wess and has one precious son, John Oliver. In her spare time, if she isn’t checking on her cows, she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors.


Ashley Bailes

Ashley was born and raised in Rogersville, Alabama. She enjoys spending time with her family. Ashley loves activities and adventures with her niece Ada, nephew Lincoln, and cousin Ryder. Jane, her sweet Poogle, is a joy to have around!

Emily Lovelace

Emily is currently attending the University of North Alabama She is pursuing a degree in nursing. Ollie, the kitty, shares her home. In her spare time Emily loves to read!

Bri Stracener

Bri is a 2016 Central High School graduate. Bri is married and has one son, name Beckham. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, participating in sports, and being outdoors. Bri has 4 dogs, a hamster named Millie, and a ferret.

Megan Patterson

Megan is a 2010 Central High School graduate. She married her high school sweetheart in 2012. She is currently earning her Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. In her spare time, she loves to do anything outdoors, especially bow hunting. Megan has 3 sweet hounds and a brand new kitten! We are thrilled to have Megan as a part of our team.

Kylie Darby

Kylie is a future 2020 graduate of Central High School. She plans on going to UNA to get her Bachelors degree in social work. In her spare time, she loves coloring/cutting hair and traveling. Kylie has two tabby cats, a lab, and a sweet German Shepherd.