Doctors & Staff
Robert W. Parker, D.V.M., C.A.C.
Education: Dr. Parker graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. His special areas of interest are Orthopedic and Radio Surgery and Veterinary Chiropractic. Dr. Parker is now Board Certified in Veterinary Chiropractic.
Family/Pets: Dr. Parker and his wife Lisa have two children, Jonathan and Christyn. They share their home with seven pets: Two Shelties; Gracie and Aloha and four cats; Madison, India, Neo and Ariel.
Dr. Amy Cooper, D.V.M.
Education: Dr. Cooper attended Union University for her undergraduate work in biology. She was then accepted to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in May of 2004.
Family/Pets: Dr. Cooper has been married since 2003. She snd her husband have one mixed breed dog named Jax. They have been recently blessed to have a new daughter, Kaelyn Isabella.
Hobbies: Dr. Cooper loves to scrapbook and also enjoys camping, fishing, boating, hiking and traveling within the US as well as abroad.
Dr. James Morse, D.V.M.
Education: Dr. Morse attended high school at Evangelical Christian School in Cordova. After finishing his undergraduate degree at Mississippi State University, Dr. Morse graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2001. He grew up in Germantown, TN and has been working in the area since vet school. His special interests include dermatology, ophthalmology, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.
Family/Pets: Dr. Morse is married and has three sons, Andrew and twins, Thomas and Win. They share their home with a cat named Bob and a dog named Luna.
Hobbies: When not at work, Dr. Morse enjoys spending time with his family, playing the piano, reading, playing soccer and fishing (though not frequently enough).
Suzanne Whistler, D.V.M.
Time with SCHA: 4 Years
Education: Graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.
Family/Pets: Dr. Whistler has been happily married to Steve for 13 years. They have two children, Rachel and Jonathan and a Sheltie named Scarlet.
Hobbies: Dr. Whistler enjoys reading and gardening.
Tammy R. Wright, D.V.M.
Education: Dr. Wright graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. She previously practiced at Hickory Ridge Animal Hospital (now called Southwind) and Collierville Pet Hospital.
Family/Pets: Dr. Wright and her husband Les, have two sons, Jared and Joshua. Their pets include an Australian Shepherd named Maggie, Skeeter the cat, and a Cockatiel named Scuttles.
Hobbies: Dr. Wright's hobbies include teaching her sons singing and playing the guitar, piano, autoharp, and dulcimer. She also enjoys reading and biking.
Carolyn Theobald, Administrative Assistant
Education: Carolyn has a degree from Memphis State University in Education, as well as being an RN for the last 23 years. She volunteered for three years as a veterinary assistant prior to becoming an Administrative Assistant in December 1998.
Family/Pets: Carolyn has been married for 18 years. She and her husband have three dogs and many Persian cats.
Hobbies: Carolyn's hobbies include cooking, gardening, reading and needle work.
Education: Amanda is a high school graduate with 2 years of college at Memphis State University.
Family/Pets: Amanda and her husband, Billy, and their 2 children, Rachel and Wesley share their home with Touchdown the dog, and 4 cats, Snoopy, Dottie, Gwen and Etta.
Hobbies: Amanda loves to garden.
Education: CC received a Bachelor's of Science degree in Accounting from State Tech, but she has chosen a different path!
Family/Pets: CC lives in Brighton with her husband and their daughter. They also have three cats: Squirt, Chubbs and Oppossum, and three dogs: Tiny, Bug Jr., and ChiChi.
Hobbies: CC enjoys découpage, drag racing and her daughter's dance classes and recitals! She also enjoys getting tattoos.
Education: Jenny attended Charlotte High School and Charlotte County Vocational School in Purta Gorda, Florida and majored in General Secretarial Skills. She also attended the University of South Florida (Tampa) where she majored in General Studies. Since being in Memphis, Jenny has attained her degree in Associates in Business Management (AABA) from Strayer University.
Family/Pets: Jenny has a precious nine year old daughter. Tthey share their home with one dog, Diesel, and four cats: Crackle, Johnny, Chatter and Gloria.
Hobbies: As if she has any time! Any extra time Jenny has is spent with her daughter and playing online games with her best friend from out of state. She also rescues helpless kittens, helps find them homes and feeds every stray on her block. Cats, cats, and more cats!
Education: Jessica has a Bachelor in Business Administration in Finance from Middle Tennessee State University
Family/Pets: Jessica has been married to her husband Nathan for five years and have one daughter. They also have two dogs, Lucy and O'Malley and three cats, Rajah, Mia and Ace.
Hobbies: Jessica's hobbies include softball and reading.
Education: Kristen graduated from ICHS (Immaculate Conception High School) and has attained a degree in Medical Coding and Billing from SWTCC. Previously, she worked at Austin Associates Animal Hospital from 1999-2003.
Family/Pets: Kristen's family includes her mom, dad, and sister and her adorable nephew, Dean and niece Remmington.. Kristen's four-legged children are Rascal, Picasso and Hannibal (all Chihuahuas), Lector the Chiwhiparoo and Keekers the cat,
Hobbies: Kristen enjoys scuba diving, snorkling, traveling, scrapbooking, photography, dressing her dogs up, and lots and lots of shopping. She also enjoys getting tattoos.
Family/Pets: Patty has two great children, a son Kris (who is married to Amanda, who blessed them with PRECIOUS grandbabies named Grace. 6 years old, and 3 year old Brody) and a daughter, Jenni, who is a blessing all by herself!!! Patty also has 7 precious dog childdren and three geriatric cats.
Hobbies: Patty doesn't really have much spare time for hobbies, but she used to do needlework and read. Now, her time is taken up with Grace and Brody, and the four-legged children. During the warm months, she spends a lot of time on the bushhog, which she really enjoys!
Education: Sonya is a high school graduate.
Family/Pets: Sonya is married to her wonderful husband, Buddy and they have a beautiful daughter.. They have one dog, Windy, and two cats, Abigail and Allie.
Hobbies: Sonya is very active in her church and helps teach Vacation Bible School every year.
Education: Bridgette has taken courses at Southwest Community College. She is certified in Medical Assistance through Tennessee Tech.
Family/Pets: Bridgette shares her home with Loki the Pit Bull, Marilyn the Pomeranian, Chloe the Lab and Whiskers the kitty.
Hobbies: Bridgette loves the outdoors and nature, riding dirt bikes, playing with animals, learning to play the piano and just having fun!
Time with SCHA: 3 Months
Education: Caitlin is a high school graduate with college credits.
Family/Pets: Caitlin shares her home with 2 dogs, Skylar a toy Australian Shepherd and A. J. the pitbull, and 2 cats, Bugg, and Kitten.
Hobbies: In her spare time, Caitlin likes to hike, surf and travel.
Time with SCHA: 11 Years
Education: Chris attended St. Benedict at Auburndale High School and received a Bachelors in Animal Science/ Science Technology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville..
Family/Pets: Chris and his family have 2 dogs, Rex a Golden Retriever mix and Katie a black lab.
Hobbies: He likes to spend his free time running, skiing, snowboarding, taking long walks on the beach, and candle-light dinners.
Education: Demeettree is a high school graduate who attended Tennessee State University.
Family/Pets: Demeettree is happily married to Andre Tyler and together they have a son, Jonathan, and a daughter, Jocelyn, along with one fish, Azul(Blue) and a Rottweiler, Dutchess and cat, Jazzy..
Hobbies: She likes to spend her time camping, dancing, shopping, and hanging out with her family.
Education: Jasmine is a graduate of Central High School here in Memphis.
Family/Pets: Jasmine and her daughter, Kennedie, share their home with Genesis, a domestic shorthaired cat.
Hobbies: She enjoys reading and writing in her spare time, and she is always ready to learn new things.
Jessie Lynn Sidle
Education: Jessie is certified in canine Massage therapy.
Family/Pets: Jessie has been married for two years to her wonderful husband, Jason. They have two dogs, Dixie (a black lab) and Miracle (a Jack Russell).
Hobbies: Jessie enjoys fishing, camping, and canoeing. Much of her spare time is spent rescuing baby squirrels that fall out of the nest. She and her husband also like to take the dogs to the lake and hiking every chance they get.
Education: Kim earned a BS in Agriculture from UT Martin in 1998.
Family/Pets: Kim has been married to her wonderful husband, Ted, since January 2001. They have two daughters, Samantha and Emily. They live with a goofy black Lab named Buster and two cats, TJ and Emmy, who like to get into trouble.
Hobbies: Kim enjoys singing in the church choir and playing the piano.
Education: Lisa is a high school graduate and has been enrolled at Southwest Community College for the past 1 1/2 years majoring in Science Arts. Since being at Shelby Center, she has been able to take a veterinary technician course in dentistry to become a certified dental technician.
Family/Pets: Lisa and her 9-year-old daughter have one dog, Buck, a Golden Retriever and Little Bit, a chihuahua.
Hobbies: Lisa enjoys spending time with her daughter, traveling, going to the beach and exercising and decorating..
Education: Madison is in her sophmore year at the University of Memphis.
Family/Pets: Madison lives at home and has three dogs, Hershey, adopted from Memphis Humane Society, Sampson, adopted from the animal shelter, and Marley, a 3-month-old stray she rescued.
Hobbies: Madison has enjoyed playing rugby for the last three years and is interested in veterinary medicine.
Mike McGhee ("Uncle Mike")
Education: Mike graduated from high school in Newport, Ark and then obtained a degree from Harding University, majoring in Religion and Journalism. After 30 years in the human medical field, Mike has worked as a veterinary assistant for the last seven years.
Family/Pets: He has been married to Trish for 17 years. They have one son, four dogs, Louis, Taz, Rudy and PepperJack, and a cat, Gretel.
Hobbies: Mike enjoys music, photography, camping, hunting and fishing and gardening.
Education: Peggy is a high school graduate. Peggy has worked as a Technician/Receptionist for five years.
Family/Pets: While Peggy does not have pets of her own,she is an aunt to several of her family members' pets.
Hobbies: In Peggy's spare time, she likes to nap and take walks.
Time with SCHA: 3 Months
Education: Peighton is a high school graduate and is currently attending college.
Family/Pets: Peighton and her parents share their home with 3 dogs, Nola an English bulldog, and Katie and Riley, the Golden Retrievers, and 1 cat Sara.
Hobbies: In her spare time, Peighton enjoys playing softball.
Education/Experience: Rachel graduated from Germantown High School. She worked for Austin & Associates for several years while in high school and as a volunteer in middle school.
Family/Pets: Rachel has a lab/pit bull mix named Chevy and a long hair tortie named SweetPea.
Hobbies: Rachel likes doing arts and crafts, camping, enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with friends, watching movies and listening to music.
Education/Experience: Tasha attended Millington Central High and began some classes at Southwest Community College.
Family/Pets: Tasha shares her home with three dogs, (Princess, Thor, and Rebel) and two cats, Phoenix and Greasy.
Hobbies: Tasha's hobbies include driving cars and motorcycles, listening to music, drawing, cooking and watching football and baseball.
Rachel Hannah Barnes
Education: Rachel graduated from Faith Heritage Christian Academy and is currently attending Bethel College.
Family/Pets: Rachel lives at home with her parents, Amanda and Billy and her younger brother, Wesley. She has one dog namedTouchdown and four cats.
Hobbies: Rachel loves singing! She also played basketball in high school, as well as softball. She loves her job at Shelby Center.
Time with SCHA: 9 Months
Education: Marvin attended Central High School. He also majored in Pre-Med in college for 3 years.
Family/Pets: Marvin and his wife share their home with Parker, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Sully the tabby cat.
Hobbies: Marvin's hobbies include fishing and anything to do with Ole Miss Sports.
Michelle Cochran Whelchel
Time with SCHA: 3 months
Education: Michelle attended Heritage High School and took ROTC for 4 years.
Family/Pets: Michelle has been married for 3 years to her best friend and they have 2 boys, ages 8 and 11. They are from Georgia but moved to Memphis when her husband's job transferred him here. They share their home with 3 cats, Squirley, Sassy and Mel and 3 month old puppy, Smeagle.
Hobbies: Michelle's hobbies include riding bikes, going to Shelby Farms parks, and taking her sons to Cub Scouts. As a family they all like to play board games once a week.
Education: Lisa graduated from Horn Lake High School. She apprenticed with a retired show handler to learn grooming and has been grooming since 2001.
Family/Pets: Lisa lives with Jerri Lee the German Shepherd, and Gus, a Doberman Pinscher. Both dogs participate in obedience and agility competitions. Gus also participates in conformation shows. Lisa also has three parrots and three ponies, plus a koi pond.
Hobbies: Lisa's hobbies include training the dogs, cross-stitching, and maintaining a large shade garden, mainly Hostas. She has over two hundred Hostas and is always on the lookout for new varieties.
Education: Radie is a high school graduate and self-taught groomer, who has been grooming for 19 years.
Family/Pets: Radie has two sons, Russell, 31, and Anthony, 13, in addition to her two grandchildren, Michael, 12 and Leah, four. She also has eighteen cats (ten are feral), three dogs and a guinea pig.
Education: After high school, Terese attended Voc. Tech School for two years. She started a Dog Grooming Apprenticeship with her Mentor/Trainer, Daryl Conner, who is now a Master Pet Stylist, Emeritus. She attended a Grooming Seminar in Nashville, Spring 2001 and John Stazko's Grooming Seminar in Nashville in 1999.
Family/Pets: Pippin, and Ivy Rose, who is a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel.