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Meet the friendly staff at Animal Health Care Center!

  • Dr.
    Cassandra Cruzen

    Dr. Cruzen graduated from Michigan State University in 1994. Soon after graduation, she moved to Alabama where she has been practicing in the Madison area ever since. Her husband works for NASA and they have two boys. She is owned by a cat named Pumpkin, a yellow Lab named Buck, and a tiny Chorkie named Teddy.

  • Dr.
    Sarah Estess
    Associate Veterinarian
    Dr. Estess is a graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been practicing in Northeast Alabama for the past 2 ½ years, and has recently joined the AHCC family in 2014. She enjoys cooking, reading, and horseback riding in her spare time. She has 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a horse.

  • Bailee
    Lead Veterinary Technician
    Bailee has lived in North Alabama her entire life. She has worked at AHCC since 2012. When she isn’t at the clinic, she spends her time caring for her own animals, which include 2 dogs, a cat, and a miniature pig, as well as goats, horses, and cattle.

  • Becky

    Becky has been part of the Animal Health Care Center team since June of 2015. When she isn’t at the clinic, she enjoys cooking, reading, and traveling with her husband. She also enjoys spending time with her three children and three grandchildren. She has two dogs and two cats.

  • Elisa

    Elisa has recently joined the AHCC team!

  • Katie

    Katie has recently joined the AHCC team!

  • Stephen
    Veterinary Technician Student

    Stephen was born in Adelaide, Australia and has lived in Huntsville for the past 15 years. He graduated from Sparkman High School, and is currently pursuing a Veterinary Technician degree. He loves getting to work with animals, and enjoys the opportunity to see how a great veterinary hospital works. Stephen is owned by 4 cats, 3 dogs, and several chickens

  • Amber
    Veterinary Assistant

    Amber loves that she gets to be active all day and working with pets. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know the individual patients and their needs and preferences so that when they come to see us they look forward to the visit! Amber shares her home with two cats, Louis and Tiger. She enjoys painting, kayaking, and over feeding her cats.

  • Laura
    Veterinary Assistant

    Laura is a veterinary assistant at AHCC.  She has a dachshund Jasmine.

  • Mariah
    Veterinary Assistant

    Mariah has lived in Madison since she was 5 and has been with Animal Health Care Center since May of 2016. She currently studies biological sciences at Mississippi State University and is applying to vet schools. When Mariah's not at the clinic, you can find her studying, hanging out with friends, or working with her dog, Pippa.

  • Isabelle
    Veterinary Assistant

    Isabelle is from the Madison area. She loves working with animals and has two of her own. Isabelle enjoys traveling, being active, and spending time with family and friends. She is a student at James Clemens High School and plans to attend Auburn University in the fall pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine.

  • Isabella
    Kennel Assistant

    Isabella has recently joined the AHCC team!

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