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Teresa - Hospital Manager, Licensed Veterinary Technician, Fear Free Certified

Teresa - LVT

Teresa is a graduate of Snead State Community College where she earned her Associates in Applied Science with a specialized focus in Veterinary Technology; she became a licensed Veterinary Technician in 1996. She worked for 12 years in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine before going to work for Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham in 2003; where she was a nurse anesthetist and surgical assistant for 2 Board Certified surgeons that specialized in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. In 2007, she changed her focus and began working for a Board Certified Internist, where she became proficient in ultrasonography, chemotherapy treatment/protocols and various other disease processes and treatments. Teresa officially became the Hospital Manger of AMC in October 2020 but still enjoys working hands on with the patients. She now resides in Tuscaloosa with her husband and daughter. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and skills with our team. She loves all animals, but has a huge soft spot for boxers. We are glad she has joined our team and know that she truly cares about all of our patients.



Customer Service Representatives

Joy - Lead Customer Service Representative

Customer Service Representative

Joy joined the Animal Medical Center team in December 2013. Before joining our team, she was in retail management for 12 years. Her true passion is working with animals; she has a special love for bully breeds and large breed dogs. She has been volunteering with rescue groups for 7 years and loves to help pets in need in her free time. She has many pets of her own, including 7 dogs, 3 cats, a bearded dragon and a pet tarantula. She looks forward to being a part of Animal Medical Center family for years to come, meeting new clients and loving on everyone's fur babies.



Jess - Customer Service Representative

Jess - Customer Service Representative

Born and raised in Northport, Jessica has always been an animal lover, but started working as a receptionist at a local dental office for 8 years after college. Once she realized pets are usually much more fun to work with than people, she came to work at AMC in 2017. While she loves all dogs, she has a big soft spot for Great Danes and other large breeds. She has 3 dogs, a senior Great Dane named Ruby, a Sheltie named Zoey, and a Chiweenie named Cheech. She also adopted 2 black kittens, one from the Humane Society of West Alabama named Jersey and another from AMC named Percy. When not spending time at home with her pets, she enjoys cross-stitching, traveling and going to concerts. She is also our resident clinic cat's motherly figure!



Kasey - Customer Service Representative

Kasey - Customer Service Representative

My name is Kasey, and I was born and raised in Brookwood, AL. I currently work as a CSR here at AMC, and my goal is to learn as much as possible from all of the astounding people here. I was a Marketing Director for an emergency communications company before I decided to pursue a career allowing me to work with animals. I've always loved taking care of animals of all kinds growing up, from dogs and cats to snakes, sugar gliders, opossums, and many others. I love all animals, but I will always have a special place in my heart for dogs, especially boxers. I have two dogs of my own, a boxer named Xena and a rottweiler named Fenrir. In my free time, I enjoy being with my family, traveling, hiking, and reading. I cannot wait to meet and get to know all of you and your furry (and not-so furry) family!



Amber - Customer Service Representative

Amber - Customer Service Representative

Hello! My name is Amber. I work in the kennel and I have been here since the summer of 2021. I’ve previously worked at another veterinary practice for 6 months so I have been working in this field for almost a year and I love being able to work with clients and their fur babies! I am hoping to attend college soon for a technician degree to further a career in what I love doing! I also have a Betta fish named Tormund and a Ball Python named Darla. I like to spend my free time hanging out with friends, hiking/camping and traveling.



Veterinary Assistants

Salena - Veterinary Assistant, Lead Technician

Selena - Veterinary Assistant

Hello all! My name is Salena Rich-Jones. I am one of AMC’s lead technicians. I am currently a student at Penn Foster and pursuing my license for this field. I am fear-free certified and love all things fuzzy, furry, and scaly. I spend my free time doing photography, painting, sculpting, and exploring. I am happily married to Heath Jones and together we have a collie mix named Ka’eo, a beagle mix named Sherlock, a cat named Clementine, and a red-footed tortoise named Tortellini! I love my team at AMC and I feel so grateful that I am around them every day.



Amanda - Licensed Veterinary Technician

Amanda - Veterinary Assistant

Amanda grew up on a farm in Lee County, Alabama. This is where she developed her love for all animals, both large and small. Since science wasn’t her strength in high school, she decided to pursue business. After high school, she graduated from Southern Union Community College with an Associates of Science in Business Administration degree. She graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Business Administration. She received her Master’s in Business Administration from Troy University.

Amanda worked 15 years in various business professions, both for-profit and non-profit. After moving from Tennessee to Georgia and learning of a teacher shortage in the state during 1999-2001, she decided to change careers and enter the world of teaching. She taught for fourteen years in Coweta and Carroll County, Georgia. She taught various subjects to middle school, high school, and college students. She received her EdS. Degree in Workforce Education from the University of Georgia and was named the 2011 Teacher of the Year in her high school.

Upon leaving her career in teaching, it only took Amanda three short months to realize retirement was not for her. She began volunteering with her local Humane Society. This experience rekindled her passion for animals. After 5 years of volunteering, Amanda realized this was truly her passion. Although still unsure about science classes, she wanted to take her desire to help animals to the next level and enrolled in the Veterinary Technology program at Jefferson State. Amanda just recently completed her Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology from Jefferson State Community College and is now a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She loves her new career and looks forward to what each day brings at Animal Medical Center.



Katie - Veterinary Assistant

Katie - Veterinary Assistant

Hello! I’m Katie Johnson from Niceville, Florida! I grew up with a compassion for animals since I was in diapers. I was always saving bugs and lizards from my terrorizing older brother. I remember my dad going hunting or fishing and having empathy for the animals. He would sometimes bring home critters and I would care for them or keep them as pets, including wild piglets or baby deer! It was always my dream to work to help animals and work around exotic, or wild animals. I came to the University of Alabama for a Biology degree in 2017 and a couple years after, I found myself at Animal Medical Center! I started May 2021 and have learned so much in such a short period. I am now finishing my degree while working here. My goals are to grow as much as possible in this office to continue my dream of becoming an Animal Behaviorist and working in Wildlife Rehabilitation. I have two French Bulldogs-Coco Chanel and Mazi, a Boykin Spaniel-Ripp, a sulcata tortoise-Oogway, two ferrets- Tiggy & Tilly and two red eyed tree frogs!



Aysia - Veterinary Assistant

Aysia - Veterinary Assistant

Aysia is from Birmingham, Al and is a current student at the University of Alabama where she studies African American History and Biology on a pre-veterinary track. She has always had a passion for animals and hopes to become a traveling veterinary surgeon or relief vet. She is the proud mom of two pets, one kitten and a corgi, and she currently helps in all areas of our clinic, from kennel to client care and veterinary assistant. Aysia looks forward to growing her experience within the veterinary field!



Amberlee - Veterinary Assistant

Amberlee - Veterinary Assistant

Amberleee was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, AL. She Joined the AMC Veterinary Assistant Team in July 2021. She loves all animals but has a soft spot for great Danes. After starting at AMC, Amberlee has realized her passion of working with animals and is planning to enroll in school to become a Licensed Technician. She currently has 3 cats and 1 dog of her own. In her off time, she enjoys working out and spending time with family and friends.



Rosa - Veterinary Assistant

Rosa - Veterinary Assistant

Hi, my name is Rosa Minor, I’m from Cordova Alabama, I have been certified as a Veterinary Assistant and worked for a year and a half until I moved away in Jasper. I have worked in this field since I got out of high school, I left for a little while and started working at Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter. I worked there for over 2 1/2 years. I have moved to Animal Medical Center here in Tuscaloosa and started my career out as a vet tech which I am going to school for a vet tech licensee, while loving my job, and what I do. It's always been a passion to work with animals.



Aisjha (AJ) - Veterinary Assistant

Aisjha - Veterinary Assistant

AJ was hired as part of the kennel team in July 2021 but quickly moved into a CSR role so she could expand her knowledge base. She now assists in kennel, CSR role and is currently cross training in the Veterinary Assistant role. She has always had a love for animals and has cared for many different species, from dogs to chickens. At an early age she became interested in this field and her goal is to specialize in veterinary internal and zoological medicine. In the spring she will be attending vet tech school to become a LVT and further her career. In her free time, she enjoys reading, scrolling on tok-tok and going out with friends. She can’t wait to meet and care for your pets!



Savannah - Veterinary Assistant

Savannah - Veterinary Assistant

Hi! My name is Savannah and I work as a Veterinary Technician at Animal Medical Center. I have always had a passion for animals since I was young. I have 8 dogs, 6 cats, a potbelly pig, an albino California king snake, and a beta fish. I have worked with the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter for years as the Canine Foster Ambassador. I love fostering dogs and finding them their forever homes! I've also traveled to South Africa to work with the world's biggest cats, such as cheetahs, lions, leopards, and even a Siberian tiger! I truly love getting to meet and take care of your fur-babies at AMC!



Patient Care Assistants

Lis - Lead Patient Care Assistant

Lis - Patient Care Technician

Elisabeth hails from Southern California but had been visiting Tuscaloosa for nearly 10 years before officially making it home. She has over 10 years' experience in the veterinary field; from Veterinary Assistant to Reception, Kennel Attendant to Grooming. She started working at AMC in 2016 and is currently our Lead Kennel Attendant and Bather, as well as assists with Grooms. In her free time she enjoys crafting, reading, nature walks, and being with her fur-children. She has 1 dog (Rose, a Chihuahua Yorkie mix) and 3 cats (Rorschach, Bast, and G.G.)



Matt - Patient Care Assistant

Matt - Patient Care Technician

My name is Matt, I was born and raised in Alabama. I started at AMC in April of 2017, with this being my first job, and am a part of the Kennel and Club Mutts department. I have a cat, Lucian, and a ball python named Slinky. In my free time I enjoy playing video games, urban exploration, and hanging out with friends.



Jacob - Patient Care Assistant

Jacob - Patient Care Technician

Hello, my name is Jacob, and I was born and raised in Alabama. I initially started at Animal Medical Center in 2015 but left in 2018 to pursue another opportunity. After being away I realized that working with animals was my true passion. So, in October 2020, I returned to AMC to work with animals knowing it is my true calling. I have always shared a great connection with animals, especially dogs. I work in the kennel and enjoy getting to know all of our patients and I am especially proud of the work I do in Club Mutts working on recognizing behavior patterns of animals and implementing Fear free principles. I look forward to many years at Animal Medical Center continuing to build relationships with both our clientele and their pets.



Allie - Patient Care Assistant

Allie - Patient Care Technician

Hey y'all! I'm Allie! I grew up right here in Northport, Alabama. I started working here at AMC in October 2020 and I've loved caring for all of our sweet and lovable patients. I live with my husband, who moved here from Scotland, together we have two wonderful cats named Callie and Charlie, a feisty chameleon named George and a sweet bearded dragon named Kingsley. I'm so happy to be able to work with animals and give them all of my love and care



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