Daisy, along with her two littermates, was left in a box on our doorstep one cold winter night in 2012.  She quick​ly endeared herself with everyone at the office and made herself right at home.  She continues to amuse us with her antics and curiosity!  There's no telling where you might find her.  She's friendly to dogs, provides free Cat Scans, and helps patients relax while here for care.  Her two littermates also found excellent homes with our staff members. Yay!

By the way, Daisy Mae (being the trendy cat that she is) has her own Facebook page. Check it out and Like her!

Our Veterinarian, Staff, and Furry Friends: 

We welcome you to our Animal Hospital!

Left to right-  

Front Row:  Crystal Cromer with Flynn, Janet Ackerman, DVM, with Hooligan, Julee Whitehead with Paisley

Back Row:   Erika Wynn with Antoinne, Danny Hendrix, Madison Beasley with Tonk, Bonnie Smith with Daisy, Lori Ashe with Cheeky, and Ashley Provo with Cindy Lou Lou 


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Dr. Ackerman
and Mikey

Lori Ashe

Lori has over 30 years of grooming experience and can turn your scruffy pet into a runway model! Her work is beautiful and she has a wonderful touch with all kinds of animals. Lori has also taught our Canine Obedience classes here in the past. She has had countless pets, including Agility Champion Toot the Papillon, squirrels, and a pot bellied pig.  Presently her family includes two Papillons- Cheeky and Flynn, Golden Retriever, Antoine, two horses, chickens, and last (but not least!) husband Duane. Cheeky and Flynn are having a blast doing Dock Diving, Barn Hunting, and Water Agility and Antoine is competing successfully in these classes as well as Conformation.   

Bonnie Smith

Bonnie takes care of the bookkeeping and business needs of the practice and sometimes fills in as receptionist also. She and her husband, Rickey, have two daughters, Jennifer and Kerri, who are still close by. Both have children of their own, and grandsons Justin, Jakson, Jaken and Jesse along with granddaughter Jemma are the lights of Bonnie's life! Occasional orphaned birds, puppies, or kittens are her extended family. Doodle Bug is her most famous pet; he came to our office after being abandoned and near death in a dumpster. Bonnie's TLC saved him, and he became a happy, healthy member of her family. 

Janet L. Ackerman, D.V.M.

Dr. Janet Ackerman opened Animal Medical Center in 1986, with the goal of promoting the health and well-being of companion animals and horses. Her two adult sons both grew up in FFA. Jared now works in the agriculture industry and Dustin is a Firefighter and Medic. Dr. Ackerman has three cool horses- Breeze, Aspen, Zalen, who love to go trail riding, and a mini (Boo) who's full of mischief.  She has bred and raised Australian Shepherds, Dachshunds, and Labs in the past and presently has a mixed-breed rescue dog named Hooligan.  Never was a dog better named! Outside the office, Dr. Ackerman enjoys nature photography, hiking, anything on the water, and home improvement projects.

Erika Wynn

Erika started as a Kennel Tech in early 2023 and will be going to school to be a Vet Technician. She loves every animal that crosses her path. She rescued her dog, Mia, who was found in the trash and has become her​ best friend. She also owns 2 ducks, Daisy and Louie, and 4 chickens. Erika is a senior at Cairo High School and has played an array of sports. She enjoys working out and gardening.

Jane Lange

Jane returned to us after retirement; she just couldn't stay away!  She deserves much of the credit for keeping our office sparkling clean and smelling nice.  She has raised many assorted orphans over the years.  Janet is currently

Dog-Mom to her best buddy, Talia.  

Ashley is one of our receptionists at AMC. She and her husband Brian, along with their two sons; Mason & Slayton relocated to our area from South Fla. They're all enjoying exploring our local outdoor opportunities.  The family includes two rambunctious pups, Rooster & Rosco, as well as Mickey, their 14 year old Sulcatta tortoise. Ashley will always greet you with a smile, and is known for her contagious laugh amongst co-workers! 

Madison Beasley

Ashley Provo


​​​​Crystal began as a receptionist in 2021 and is adding to her skill set by learning how to do more hands-on patient care as well.  She is a mother to 3 beautiful girls, Angel,
Bella, and Ashtyn, and mom to 2 very spoiled Pitties Gunner and Yenko, along with her new puppy, Chi. She has always loved animals and is thrilled to be working in the animal field which is a dream come true for her. She enjoys crafting, cooking, spending time with family
and spoiling her fur babies.


Crystal Cromer

Danny Hendrix has been our Team Coach for several years.  He works with us through his company, TeamMaker, and his competent and compassionate approach to people make an invaluable contribution to our staff. With over 25 years in Christian ministry, Danny has learned to be a good listener. His passion is to make the AMC team its best!
Danny is the blessed husband of Heather, who teaches third grade at Shiver School, and the proud father of Hyatt, Truett, & Ellis.

​Julianea Whitehead volunteered at the office and was soon promoted to Kennel Tech and is now learning new skills that enable her to assist Dr. Ackerman.  Julee was raised around animals, from exotics to household pets, and they have always sparked her interest and held a special place in her heart.  She hopes to use her new experiences with us in her future career in veterinary medicine.  Julee will make sure all pets have a clean, safe environment while they are with us.  She loves nature and enjoys a good laugh.  

We're always looking for our next great employee!  If you're interested,

download this Job Application and Pre-Employment test, bring it by, and say Hello!

Julee Whitehead

Madison Beasley started at AMC in May 2023 as a Kennel Technician and she's learning more skills to use as a vet assistant. She is the oldest of 4 in her family and has a passion for animals. She hopes to continue her training and one day be an Equine Vet. She has two Labradoodles, Hazel and Finn. She enjoys playing video games in her spare time and teaching her dogs tricks.


Danny Hendrix, Team Coach