Meet The Team!
Practice Manager, Veterinary Technician
Growing up in southern Indiana, Laura felt a natural connection with the earth’s creatures from an early age. As she got a bit older, she came to a realization: a career in veterinary medicine was the perfect way for her to satisfy her passion for animals in the professional world! Laura graduated from Purdue University’s School of Veterinary Technology to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. In addition to her duties as a Tech, she serves as Wesson Animal Clinic’s Practice Manager. In her time away from work, Laura is an avid landscaper and gardener, and grows much of her family’s own food right in her backyard. Along with her husband and two children, she shares her life with a pair of cats named Butters and Kitty Pity as well as 10 chickens: Nike, Dorothy, Marigold, Ruby, Lucy, Spot, Hazel, Chestnut, Mrs. Buffington, and Bo Peep.
Jessica’s sister used to be a Veterinary Technician, and Jessica always admired her dedication to the well-being of animals. She knew she’d love to work in the veterinary industry herself! Jessica now serves as one of Wesson Animal Clinic’s front-desk receptionists. A Mobile native, Jessica began her animal-care career as a Kennel Assistant before transitioning into front-office work. She absolutely adores being able to greet each and every client—two- and four-legged alike—that visits the hospital. Jessica has several pets of her own at home. She shares her life with a dog, Buddy, who loves to give kisses. She also has four cats: Charlie, the queen of the house; Simon, a bit of a pretty boy; Toby, who considers himself the protector of the land; and Cosmo, the clumsy cross-eyed cat.
Karen is a pet owner herself, and her soon-to-be mother-in-law used to serve as a dog trainer. Karen has been exposed to the world of pet care for many years, and is thrilled to be able to give something back to the animals who have offered her so much! She’s a receptionist here at Wesson Animal Clinic. Originally from Texas, Karen attended the University of Mobile to study exercise science before moving to this area with her fiancé. She joined the Wesson Animal Clinic family shortly afterward, and particularly enjoys loving on the puppies and kittens who visit the clinic and interacting with their caring owners. Karen is an avid soccer fan, and even played on her school’s team during college. She also enjoys swimming, spending time with family and friends, and doting on her own pets at home. Karen has three animal companions: Hammer the English Mastiff, a Pointer named Scout, and a cat named Izzy who likes to think she is a dog.
As far back as she can remember, April has wanted to do her part to better the lives of pets. As a Licensed Veterinary Technician, she’s able to use her natural compassion and medical talents to do just that! Born and raised here in Mobile, April attended Jefferson State Community College to study veterinary technology. She graduated in 2013 with her Associate’s degree and became a Licensed Tech shortly afterward. Here at Wesson Animal Clinic, she’s particularly passionate about educating pet owners on the best possible care techniques for their furry companions. At home, April has two pets of her own: Luke, a black Labrador retriever, and a gray tabby cat who goes by Neko.
Animals have held a special place in Diana’s heart since she was a little girl. For as long as she can remember, she’s wanted to do nothing more than help to make a difference in their lives. Diana didn’t give up on her dream—now, she serves pets and their owners as a Licensed Veterinary Technician! Diana is a Mobile native and attended Faulkner State Community College to earn her degree in veterinary technology. She graduated in May of 2015, then became a Licensed Veterinary Technician after passing her national exams in December of that year. At home, Diana lives with a Dalmatian named Roxanne, a feisty poodle named Louie, and a mellow cat who goes by Blaze.
Nothing makes Ashley happier than being able to impact a pet’s life for the better. As a Veterinary Assistant here at Wesson Animal Clinic, she’s able to improve pets’ quality of life while simultaneously providing top-notch service to their loving owners! Ashley was born and raised here in Mobile and graduated from Baker High School. At home, she shares her life with two pets. Molly is a mixed-breed dog that Ashley rescued from the side of the road, and Cooper the cat enjoys lounging around the house and eating.
Logan has pets of her own, so she knows just how much they mean to the families of Mobile. For her, helping to serve the area’s pet owners as a member of the Wesson Animal Clinic team is a dream come true! Logan is a Kennel Assistant here at the hospital. Born and raised in Mobile, Logan lives with her family dog Oliver, and three cats named Smoky, Sabrina, and Porkchop. When she isn’t spending time with her own pets or tending to the area’s animals in the kennel, Logan can be found enjoying the great outdoors, exercising, and dancing.
Collin is a pre-medical student at the University of South Alabama. He has been working with the Wesson Animal clinic for a short time, but has greatly enjoyed his time working with this staff and getting to be a part of this clinic. He hopes that people who come into this clinic get to experience the warm and inviting feeling he has gotten from his amazing co-workers!
Summer is not only a mother of two children, she is also a mother of four dogs. Summer grew up caring for various animals that were owned by her family. Caring and handling for animals of all sizes come naturally to her. Being a member of Wesson Animal Clinic's team has been a pleasure everyday for Summer. She enjoys making sure all animals in the clinic are happy and comfortable. She is responsible for feeding, walking, bathing and assisting with any needs of the animals. When Summer is away from work, she enjoys gardening and riding bikes with her children. Spending time outdoors walking her dogs is one of her favorite pastimes.
Kristi is a veterinary technician and receptionist who has been working in the veterinary field for over 10 years. She began at Wesson Animal Clinic in 2007 before moving to California. She came back to Mobile in 2017 and reunited with her WAC family. Kristi graduated from University of South Alabama with a BFA in Theatre. She loves movies, arts & crafts, and all things Disney and Harry Potter! She is also an avid animal lover and her cat, Abbi, even has her own Instagram account: Abbihateseverything. Also, Kristi and our head receptionist Karen are best friends!
In Memory Of Veterinary Technician
Debbie recalls rescuing dogs, cats, birds, and even a possum while growing up here in Mobile. She’s had a deep connection with the earth’s creatures ever since she was young. Now, she’s cared for pets as a veterinary professional for more than 25 years! Debbie was first inspired to work in veterinary medicine when she took her own dog to the vet’s office for vaccines. That very day, she started talking with the technicians about their work, and interviewed with the clinic’s doctor shortly afterward. It didn’t take long for Debbie to start assisting around the hospital, and she hasn’t looked back since. Debbie’s favorite part of her job is the lasting relationships she’s formed with the area’s pet owners over the years; many of them are more like family than clients! She’s also fond of greeting new visitors to the clinic and getting them started off on the right paw. At home, Debbie lives with two wonderful cats of her own. JuneBug is a calico who was born right here at Wesson Animal Clinic, and Chili was given to Debbie by a friend six years ago.