Meet Our Staff

DVM

Dr. Amy Sanders
Associate Veterinarian

Amy  Sanders

Dr. Amy Sanders is originally from Crestwood, Kentucky. She graduated from Murray State University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in biology. She received her veterinary degree from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She moved to the Huntsville area to join her husband, John, who started working in Huntsville as an Aerospace Engineer, and joined Countryside Veterinary Hospital in February 2017. Dr. Sanders has special interests in surgery, dermatology and internal medicine. Currently she lives in Madison with John, their dog Colby, and their two cats Jazzy and Sebastion. In her spare time, Dr. Sanders enjoys horseback riding, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Wendy Conley
DVM

Wendy  Conley

Dr. Wendy Conley is originally from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She graduated from the University of Miami in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in biology. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Florida Veterinary Medical Center in 2007. She moved to the Huntsville area to join her husband, Alex, who was already working in the area as an aerospace engineer, and joined Countryside Veterinary Hospital in June 2007. Dr. Conley has special interests in ophthalmology, dentistry and pain management. Currently she lives in Madison with Alex, their two sons CJ and Silas, and their two dogs, Elroy and Pikachu. In her spare time, Dr. Conley enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Dana Dodson
DVM

Dana Dodson

Dr. Dana Dodson is originally from Murray, Kentucky. She graduated from Murray State University in 2001 with her bachelor's degree in Agriculture/Pre-Vet Medicine. She then moved to Auburn, AL where she obtained a master of Agriculture in animal nutrition in 2002 followed by her doctorate of veterinary medicine from Auburn University in 2008. After practicing for several years in the Nashville area she moved to Athens in 2013 to be closer to her family. Dr. Dodson currently lives in the East Limestone area with her husband Chad, and her 2 dogs, Kimmie and JoJo. In her spare time she enjoys Auburn football, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.

Dr. Rene Holt
DVM

Rene  Holt

Dr. Holt is originally from Roxie, Mississippi. She graduated from Mississippi State in 2007 with a bachelor's degree in Animal and Dairy Science. She received her degree in veterinary medicine at Mississippi State in 2011. She moved to the Huntsville area with her husband Michael shortly after graduating. Dr. Holt completed her externship at Countryside Veterinary Hospital in 2011. After graduating she worked part time at Countryside before taking a full time position at another veterinary practice in North Alabama. She then returned to Countryside Veterinary Hospital during the summer of 2013 when a full time position became available. She has special interests in exotics and dentistry. Currently Dr. Holt lives in Meridianville with her husband Michael. They have 2 daughters (Amelia and Harper) and 1 son (Owen), 3 dogs, and 2 cats. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and planning parties.

Dr. Troy Nelson
DVM

Troy  Nelson

Dr. Nelson is a native of the western part of Kentucky and attended undergraduate school at Murray State University. Being accepted to Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1973 was a highlight of his life. After graduation in 1977, he accepted a position at Stage Road Animal Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, primarily doing surgery. In late 1979, he returned to Alabama and settled in Huntsville, where he practiced small animal medicine and surgery until the late 1980s. In early 1990, after answering a call by God to follow his leading, Dr. Nelson began doing livestock work to help support the local area farmers. In October 1990, he and his wife, Dr. Rebecca Nelson, also a veterinarian, opened Countryside Veterinary Hospital to offer large and small animal medicine and surgery. Dr. Nelson still enjoys working in the practice, and he has recently completed a course of study in animal chiropractic care and is certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. He will be happy to keep your pets in a well-adjustedĀ¯ state. In his off time, he enjoys working and riding endurance races. He and Rebecca have four dogs, two cats, and 11 horses.

Dr. Tavis White
DVM

Tavis  White

Dr. Tavis White is originally from Lexington, Kentucky. He recieved his bachelors in Biology at Transylvania University. He then fulfilled his pre-requisites for admission to vet school at the University of Kentucky. He then entered Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated in 1993. After a short stint in a mixed animal practice, he came to Countryside Veterinary Hospital at the start of 1994 and has been a partner or part owner since 1997. It was at Auburn where he met his future wife, Dr. Lori White, also a veterinarian in Athens, Alabama. They have two children, two dogs, two cats, and two aquariums in their home in Athens. At work, Dr. White enjoys feline and canine medicine and treating ferrets, rabbits, and other small mammals, as well as soft tissue surgery. Dr. White completed a course in TTA (tibial tuberosity advancement), the newest way to stabilize a joint suffering from a cranial cruciate tear. In his spare time, he enjoys canoeing, general aviation, and going to his children's activities.

Receptionist

Aubrey
Receptionist

Aubrey

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since November 2016.

Michelle Q.
Receptionist

Michelle Q.

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since November of 2015.

Jacqueline
Receptionist

Jacqueline

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since November 2011.

Technicians

Britney
Technician

Britney

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since November 2016.

Tina
Technician

Tina

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since September 2016

Michelle
Technician Lead

Michelle

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since December 2003.

Brooke
Technician

Brooke

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since January 2009.

Tessia
Technician

Tessia

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since July 2012.

Jessie
Technician

Jessie

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since July 2012.

Ashley J.
Technician

Ashley J.

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since July 2011.

Jackie
Technician

Jackie

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since August 2011.

Jenny
Technician

Jenny

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since April 2014.

Ashley C
Technician

Ashley C

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since January 2014.

Erika
Technician Assistant

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since April 2013.

Animal Care Attendant

Quinn
Animal Care Attendant

Quinn

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since August 2016.

Emily
Animal Care Attendant

Emily

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since August 2016.

Sharla
Groomer

Sharla

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since April 2015.

Jen
Animal Care Attendant Lead

Jen

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since August 2006.

Admin

Jennifer
Practice Manager

Jennifer

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since April 2002.

Denise
Bookkeeper

Denise

Has been with Countryside Veterinary Hospital since May 2013.