MEET OUR STAFF
Left to Right: Jessie Brown, Dr. Rene’ Holt, Dr. Dana Dodson, Tessia Sammons
Rene’ Holt, DVM
Dr. Rene’ Holt has always had a love for animals, especially the exotic ones! She grew up in rural Mississippi and was always surrounded by her family pets which included dogs, cats, horses, sugar gliders, and even a raccoon. There wasn’t a time where she didn’t want to grow up to be a veterinarian. She has always had a true compassion for all animals.
Dr. Holt received her Animal and Dairy Science degree from Mississippi State University and from there she continued at Mississippi State and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She moved to the Huntsville area with her husband, Michael, after graduation and has been practicing in the area ever since. Dr. Holt has 3 children, Amelia, Harper, and Owen, to whom she has passed down her love of animals to.
Dr. Holt has special interests in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and exotic medicine. She currently has 2 cats, Nora and Jon Snow, and 2 dogs, Addison and Félicie. In her spare time, Dr. Holt loves spending time with her family and planning parties.
Dana Dodson, DVM
Dr. Dana Dodson grew up in Murray, KY where she always had pets as a child. At the age of 9, she came off the school bus telling of a puppy that was brought in for show and tell and from that moment on, her heart was set on caring for animals by becoming a veterinarian.
Dr. Dodson received her Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University in 2001. She then moved to Alabama and received a Master of Agriculture degree in Animal Nutrition from Auburn University before starting Veterinary school and ultimately received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Her special interests include dermatology, nutrition and preventative medicine.
Before moving to north Alabama, Dr. Dodson practiced in Clarksville and the Nashville area of Tennessee. She moved to the Huntsville area which was near some of her family in 2013 and eventually met her husband, Chad and got married in 2015. Dr. Dodson has 2 chihuahuas (Kimmie and Jojo), a chiweenie (Manny) and two red eared slider turtles. In her spare time, Dr. Dodson enjoys travelling, spending time with friends and family and Auburn football!
Jessie was born and raised in Florida but moved to the area when she was a teenager and has been a veterinary technician for 8 years. She has always had a love for animals, big and small, and cannot see herself doing anything else.
Jessie has been married for 3 years to her husband, Patrick. She currently has two dogs, Ouija, a Husky/Shepherd mix and Luke, an English Bulldog. In Jessie’s spare time she enjoys taking her two dogs on hiking trails and dog beaches.
Tessia has been in the veterinary field since 2002 and has been a veterinary technician for 6 years. Tessia was raised in Tennessee and has lived in this area her entire life. When Tessia isn’t working, she is caring for her 18 animals which includes dogs, cats, horses, and a steer.
She also spends her time riding horses and barrel racing. Above all, she loves spending time with her family, including her husband, Joe, and daughter, Written.