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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.

  • Monnie
    Office Manager

    Monnie has lived in the Huntsville/Madison area all her life, and has worked in the veterinary field since 1997. She attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville for 3 years, but has yet to decide what she wants to be when she grows up. In her spare time, Monnie enjoys crochet, painting, reading, traveling, and playing with her two Shih Tzus named Oliver and Shotzi. 

  • 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 two grandchildren. She has two dogs and two cats.

  • Stephen
    Veterinary Assistant
    Stephen was born in Adelaide, Australia, and has lived in Huntsville for the past 15 years. He recently graduated from Sparkman High School, and is currently attending Calhoun Community College. Stephen plans to attend veterinary school, but in the meantime 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! She shares her home with two cats, Louis and Tiger. She enjoys painting, kayaking, and over feeding her cats

  • 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.

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