Christy worked as a veterinary assitant for us years ago, and has returned to work here again after getting her degree as a respiratory therapist. She just missed our patients way too much! Christy continues her work at a human hospital, and we're happy to have her back with us again. She's eager to help you with your pet's care, in any way possible. Her Pug, Ella, is her buddy, and Christy helps care for her father's Old English Bulldog, Cubby, who is somethin' else!
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Jane has always been an animal lover and is able to bring her caring skills to our office and your beloved pets. She has helped with animal rescues, including orphaned wildlife, for years in addition to having pets of her own. She and her husband of 53 years, RJ, have a son and four grandsons in Florida and a daughter and three more grandsons in Thomasville. Jane loves walking in the woods, working with her flowers, and helping others with home improvement and remodeling projects. She and RJ share their love and attention with their sweet dog, Talle.
Leslie was born and raised in Cairo and brings many years of experience with veterinary care to our team. She works the front desk as receptionist and helps out everywhere needed. She and her husband of ten years, Eddie, have two sons; both attend Shiver. Kyle sings in the chorus and older brother Carson plays football with Cairo's Recreation Department. Leslie's fur babies are Tinkerbell the Chihuahua and Rubble, the Shi Tzu cross. She enjoys spending time with her family during her free time.
We are delighted to offer the services of the only licensed canine physical therapist in our area. Erin was trained as a human PT 20 years ago, then acquired special training and expertise with four-legged patients. Her tools include laser, accupressure (no needles), therapeutic massage, exercise training, and more. She shares her skills with many sports and agility participants, but also can bring relief to post-operative or trauma patients, as well as "old dog" aches and pains. She is available at our office by appointment, on Wednesdays.
Amanda works closely with Dr. Ackerman as her assistant and also helps at the front desk. She was born and raised in Thomasville, and graduated from Thomas County Central High. While working with us, Amanda is also attending school to further her education. Outside of work, she loves to be outdoors, doing projects, traveling, and spending time with her family. Her family includes Mason, Cam, and Hayden, plus four-legged Gus the Old English Bulldog, Charlie (the adopted mutt), Zoey Jane, a Lab mix, and Gwen-Ivy, the house cat.
Danny Hendrix, Team Coach
Danny Hendrix is the Team Coach for AMC. He works with us through his company, TeamMaker. 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.
Daisy, along with her two littermates, was left in a box on our doorstep one cold winter night in January, 2012. She quickly 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 and seems to help a lot of them relax while they are here for care. By the way, 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 Veterinarians, Staff, and Furry Friends: (left to right)
Kneeling in Front: Dr. Ackerman with Hooligan, Amanda Parker with Grady
Seated: Danny Hendrix, Christy Chason, Leslie Turvin, Jane Lange with Fly, Bonnie Smith with Little Man,
Lori Ashe with Toot
Dr. Janet L Ackerman D.V.M.