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 enjoys everything from basic wellness visits to surgery. She has a special interest in quality nutrition, preventative medicine, and geriatric care. 

  • Bailee
    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Bailee was born and raised in north Alabama where her passion for animals was fostered by a family who spoiled her with a variety of animals to care for. She started her work with Animal Health Care Center in 2012 as a kennel assistant and has since become a veterinary technician. She enjoys building lasting relationships with her patients and clients, and providing the best nursing care available. When she isn’t working at AHCC, you can find her caring for her own menagerie which includes three dogs and a cat, as well as a pig, goat, several silkie chickens, and a cow. 

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 and has been with Animal Health Care Center since November of 2018. She loves working with animals and has two of her own. Isabelle enjoys traveling, being active, and spending time with her family. She is a student at Auburn University studying Animal Sciences and is pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine.

  • Isabella
    Kennel Assistant

    Isabella is our newest assistant who joined our team because of her genuine love and passion for animals. Her favorite part of this job is getting to know and spending time with each patient/boarder individually so she can make sure they are comfortable and happy during each visit. When she’s not at work taking care of animals she’s either volunteering or fostering an animal through Friends of Rescue in Huntsville. She also has two dogs, Toby and Zoe, and two cats, Kovu and Fenti, who she loves more than anything. 

  • Ryan
    Kennel Assistant

    Ryan was born in Morgantown, West Virginia and moved to Huntsville in 2013. He loves working with animals and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. Outside of work, you can find him studying, playing with his pets, or playing video games. He is owned by two cats and a fish.

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