Shelby Center Hospital for Animals provides efficient and excellent care due to the efforts of Carolyn Theobald, our administrative assistant since 1998. Carolyn was a volunteer veterinary assistant in our practice for 3 years before accepting the administrative position. She holds a Bachelors of Education degree from Memphis State and is also a Registered Nurse. Carolyn is married to her husband, Chuck, and together they have four dogs and eight cats.
Jessie has been at Shelby Center Hospital for Animals since August of 2007. She is a graduate of Evangelical Christian School. Amongst her many talents and skills that serve our clients, Jessie is also a Certified Canine Massage Therapist. Jessie has two children, Ginny and Knox, and a fiancée, Michael. They share their home with two dogs, three cats and a grey squirrel.
Rachel joined the Shelby Center Hospital for Animals team in 2006. Rachel is a 2003 graduate of Germantown High School. She is married to Matt Robb, and they have four dogs and four cats. In her spare time, Rachel enjoys music, art and camping.
A valued member of Shelby Center Hospital for Animals since 2014, Amelia works as a veterinary technician for our practice. She has attended Southwest Tennessee Community College. She is married to Adam Kirk, and they have one dog, Jude.
Brittney is one of the hardworking veterinary assistants at Shelby Center Hospital for Animals. She joined the SCHA family in October of 2015. Brittney loves animals of all shapes, sizes and species. She has one dog, a Maltese named Peaches. In January of 2017, Brittney expanded her little family with the arrival of her first child!
After spending several years in the human medicine world, Meghan made the transition to veterinary care and joined Shelby Center Hospital for Animals in 2012 as a veterinary technician. She has two children, Kane and Belle, with her husband Andrew. Kane is a fellow employee of SCHA, working in the kennels. Meghan rounds out her family with 2 dogs and a cat.
Nelly started working at Shelby Center Hospital for Animals in February of 2014 after spending many years waitressing at El Porton Mexican restaurants. Nelly has a loving family, including her mother, Rossana, father, Ronald Sr, and brother, Ronald Jr. She is also a mama to three dogs: Honey, Mia and Petey.
Samantha has been a veterinary assistant with Shelby Center Hospital for Animals since March of 2011. She enjoys helping our clients feel calm and relaxed while receiving care at SCHA. Samantha is married to her husband, Jonathan, and they have two children, Caroline and Jack. After spending time with countless animals as SCHA, Samantha enjoys coming home to her own dog, Lucy.
Aside from Dr. Parker and Radie, Patty is one of our longest employed family members at Shelby Center Hospital for Animals. She began her career at SCHA in 1989 and is currently head receptionist and bookkeeper. Patty has two children and three grandchildren, all which came from her marriage to Wayne, who has since passed away. She has four dogs total, three dachshunds and a mixed breed. In her spare time, Patty enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, farming and reading a good book.
Laura has been serving Shelby Center Hospital for Animals as a receptionist since 2012. She is married to her husband, Jon, and has two daughters, Lucy and Charlotte. They share their home with three dogs: Xena, Hercules and Sadie. In her spare time, Laura enjoys interior design, scrapbooking and spending time with her family.
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Considering Rachel loves animals and has a menagerie of her own, Shelby Center Hospital for Animals is the perfect place of employment. Rachel joined our veterinary family in 2015 as a receptionist. She is married to her husband, Donald, and they currently have 4 dogs, 4 horses and a donkey.
Amanda is one of the friendly faces you will encounter when you visit Shelby Center Hospital for Animals. She has been with SCHA since August of 2009. Amanda is married to Billy, and together they have two children, Rachel and Wesley. Amanda’s furry family members include a dog named James Dean and 5 cats.
Alyssa is one of the helpful and knowledgeable team members at Shelby Center Hospital for Animals. She has been a part of the reception staff since 2012. Alyssa is a licensed Emergency Medical Technician, which is always good to have on staff! She is part of a family of five: mom, Ashley, dad, John, brother, Trey, and sister, Lexi. Alyssa also has 2 dogs and a cat.
Sonya is one of our longer-serving staff members at Shelby Center Hospital for Animals. She has been employed as a receptionist here since July of 2001. She is married to her husband, Billy, and they have a daughter named Hannah. In her spare time, Sonya enjoys spending time with her family, watching a good movie and curling up with a book.
Radie has been with Shelby Center Hospital for Animals since 1987—29 years! She is our resident grooming expert and makes sure your pet leaves our facility clean and crisp. Radie has two sons, a daughter, a granddaughter, and even a great-grandchild! Radie has two dogs and eleven cats that share a home with her. When Radie is not working, she enjoys spoiling her grandchildren, reading and fishing.
When boarding your pets, you will meet Marvin, our kennel manager since 2009. He brings to Shelby Center Hospital for Animals a standard that keeps our kennels immaculate and running smoothly. Marvin is married to his wife, Shirley, and they have two children, Rhonda and Richard. Marvin and Shirley have a dog, Parker, and a cat, Stella. In his spare time, Marvin enjoys watching Ole Miss sports, researching the Bible, and fishing.
A part of the kennel staff at Shelby Center Hospital for Animals since 2010, Justin is also a graduate of Bartlett High School and a certified EMT. Justin enjoys working with our client’s animals, and when he is finished with his work at SCHA, he gets to go home and take care of his 11 dogs, 1 cat, 3 raccoons, 1 squirrel and a lizard!
Arlene joined the staff at Shelby Center Hospital for Animals in 2015 as a veterinary assistant. She is married to her husband, Alexander, and they share their home with 2 dogs, Peanut and Julio Banes.
Cecila, our receptionist, is not new to Shelby Center Hospital for Animals, having worked here from 1999-2011. She returned to our hospital in 2015, and we could not be happier to have her back on staff! Cecila is married to her husband, Roger, and they have two daughters, Cameron and Alexis. Cecila shares her home with 4 cats: Jigsaw, Midna, Carmella and Fluzzy.
Kane is currently a senior in High School and works part-time at Shelby Center Hospital for Animals. He lives with his parents and sister, as well as two dogs and one cat.
Karri has been a veterinary assistant at Shelby Center Hospital for Animals since July 2016. Before joining the clinic, she was previously a stay at home mom and also worked in retail. She is married to John, and together they have a daughter, Sydney, and a son Aidin. They have two Siberian Huskies, Mojo, and Mika.
Kayla, another one of our receptionists, joined Shelby Center Hospital for Animals in 2016. She has a pet horse named Lad, and a red heeler named Lucy.