Meet the friendly staff at Animal Health Care Center

  • Dr.
    Cassandra Cruzen

    Dr. Cassandra 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 and a tiny Chorkie named Teddy.

  • Dr. Dana Dodson

    Dr. Dodson was born in Murray, KY where she knew from an early age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She attended college in her hometown at Murray State University before moving to Auburn for graduate school. She graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Dr. Dodson found her way to north Alabama in the winter of 2013 and now calls it home. She is married to her husband, Chad Watts and they have a beautiful little girl named Evie. Dr. Dodson has 3 small dogs (Kimmie, JoJo, and Manny) and 2 turtles (Raiden and Squirtle).

  • Dr. Katie Brooks

    Katie Brooks grew up in Priceville, AL. After graduation she studied Animal Sciences at Auburn University then graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. She recently married her husband Michael, and they have one cat named Priscilla Pig. She loves working with dogs and cats (especially cats!) and their owners to help them live happy, healthy lives!

  • Dr.
    Olivia Mann

    Dr. Olivia Mann is a Huntsville area native, growing up in Hazel Green. After attending Mississippi State University and achieving her DVM in 2019, she decided that her hometown was too good to leave. Dr. Mann and her husband, Matthew, live with a goofy pit bull (Otis) and a sassy cat (Oscar). When she is not at the clinic, you can usually find Dr. Mann mountain biking, kayaking, or enjoying a good book! 

  • Dr. Kathryn Gaub

    Dr. Kathryn Gaub grew up in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her undergraduate degree at Eastern Oregon University before spending several years working in Alaska as a biologist. Dr. Gaub attended Oregon State University where she graduated in 2017 with a DVM and in 2018 with a Master’s in Public Health (MPH). After graduating, she worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Indianapolis as a veterinary epidemiologist for two years. Dr. Gaub moved to Huntsville, AL in 2020 to join her husband, Dane, who is an engineer with NASA. Along with their two dogs, Oliver and Roxy, they are enjoying all that Huntsville has to offer! 

  • Bailee
    Practice Manager

    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, then a veterinary technician, and is now practice manager. She enjoys building lasting relationships with her patients and clients. When she isn’t working at AHCC, you can find her spending time with her precious daughter, Livi, and her four legged fur-babies Ross and Fiona. 

  • Kristen
    Client Contact Coordinator

    Kristen is originally from northern Michigan and has relocated to beautiful Alabama with her husband and three fur babies. She has always loved working with and around animals and has found AHCC to be the perfect fit for her.

  • Olivia
    Client Service Representative

    Olivia is a native to Huntsville, Alabama. She has always had dogs growing up and currently has a standard poodle named Ziggy. Olivia has a true passion for helping others and their pets and aspires to go to medical school. She also has a creative talent and loves to paint in her spare time.

  • Stephen
    Veterinary Technician

    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

  • Katie
    Veterinary Technician

    Katie grew up in Destin, FL and moved to Huntsville from Gainesville, FL in 2017. She loves working with animals and is currently pursuing a degree in Veterinary Technology. When Katie is not at the clinic you can find her studying, horseback riding, or hiking. She is owned by 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a ferret.

  • Julie
    Veterinary Technician

    Julie was born in Tucson, Arizona and has lived in Alabama for the past 12 years. She attended the University of North Alabama for a biology degree to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Julie has a passion for animals and strives to give the best care toe very patient she interacts with. She is owned by Luna, her four year old dachshund mix, and Courage, her six month old rescue. 

  • Maddie
    Veterinary Technician

    Maddie graduated from Kansas State University with her Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Management. Maddie is a cat lady at heart but enjoys working with animals of all shapes and sizes. In her free time, she can be found biking, kayaking, or hanging out with her two feline fur-babies, Keeks and Elsa. Maddie’s career goal is to one day become a licensed veterinary technician. 

  • Sarah
    Kennel Manager

    Sarah was born at Fort Bragg NC into a military family leading her to live in several different places throughout her life.  She knew at a young age she desired to be a veterinarian and plans to attend the veterinary science program at Auburn. She is a recent graduate from James Clemens High School and a full time student at Calhoun Community College.  She has a love for horses and has competed in horse competitions throughout her childhood and currently rides at a local stable.  She moved to Madison, AL in 2017 from Florida and began interning at AHCC which led to a staff position. She loves working with the dogs and cats and cares for them as if they were her own.

  • Logan
    Vet Tech Assistant

    Logan is originally from Oklahoma, but moved to Madison in 2016. He has two crazy Boxers named Remmy and Gunner. Logan absolutely loves working with animals, the crazier the better. 😊 He is currently in college majoring in Aerospace Engineering. 

  • Elyse
    Vet Tech Assistant

    Elyse is a senior at James Clemens high school and a member of their Health Science Internship program. Elyse plans to attend Auburn University next fall where she will pursue Veterinary Medicine. Elyse has always had a passion for all animals and has 4 furry friends of her own. A dog named Shelby, 2 cats (Sadie and Jesse), and a pig named Penelope! 

  • Kaylee
    Pet Care Assistant

    Kaylee was born in Chicago, Illinois and came to Alabama with her family. She has been a client of Animal Health Care Center for the past two years and now works at our facility! Kaylee has a burning passion for all animals and loves to make sure each and every patient is taken care of. She is currently in school for pharmacy technician. She has a fur baby of her own and loves to spoil Stoney! 

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