Education: Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Davis has had a life long interest and love of animals. He started his path to veterinary medicine working for a local veterinarian in Montgomery, Alabama at the age of 15. He worked his way through high school until he enrolled in the College of Agriculture at Auburn University. He was accepted into Veterinary school at Auburn in 1985 and graduated from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. Before arriving in Tuscumbia in 1995 he previously worked in practices in Jacksonville, Florida and Decatur, Alabama.
Dr. Davis partnered with Dr. Lynn Hagood to build the current TVAC facility in 1995. Dr. Davis enjoys the variety that is inherent in veterinary medicine. He also enjoys looking for ways to improve the quality and care that the staff of TVAC give to all their patients. He does the majority of the surgery for the practice, sees dogs, cats, an assortment of pocket pets, reptiles and snakes, as well as treating the horses of the practice.
Dr. Davis met his wife Dr. Cathy Davis in veterinary school and they have 3 children. Trying to balance family and the practice of veterinary medicine is probably the biggest challenge to the Davis family. To add to his resposibilities Dr. Davis was elected District 1 Councilman for the City of Tuscumbia in the summer of 2008. Dr. Davis feels that this is a small way to give back to the community that has been so supportive of him and his family and business.
Education: Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine
Hometown: Moulton, Alabama
Dr. Carmen Ludington decided she wanted to be a veterinarian when she was 5 years old. She has been caring for animals and working towards that goal her entire life. She grew up in Lawrence County, Alabama and went to Speake High School. She first started working at Tennessee Valley Animal Clinic as a kennel assistant while she attended UNA for her undergraduate degree. She left the clinic when she was accepted to Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. After graduation she returned to the clinic this time as a veterinarian. She currently has interests in ultrasound and in house cytology, but also enjoys surgery and internal medicine.
She is married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two children. She also has a terrier mix named Molly and a tabby cat named Snuggle.
Dr. Thompson grew up in Kingsport, TN and attended UNC in Chapel Hill, NC for her undergraduate degree in biology. It was there and during a study abroad program in Kenya that she realized she wanted to be a veterinarian. She graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2013. She practiced outside of Birmingham for one year before moving to Sheffield and joining the team at TVAC.
Dr. Thompson met her husband, Adam, in veterinary school. They have one dog, a Boston terrier mix named Newman. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, traveling, and cheering on the Vols.
Anita has worked for TVAC since February 1996. She has been at the front desk that entire time, but has moved from just working here to office manager over that time. Anita is a Cherokee native. At home she has two dogs, Cookie and Moo Moo; two horses Blue Boy (27 years old) and Mex; a pony named Jumper and a goat named Spud.
Beth has worked at a receptionist at TVAC since October 2011. She is a Muscle Shoals native and at home she has two “Chiweenies” (chihuahua/dachshund mixes), Roxy and Berkley and a cat named Foxy.
Rachel originally worked at TVAC from 1999-2011, but left to care for her young family and pursue other interests. She returned in June of 2014 and works up front as a receptionist. At home she has three pets, two dogs named Lexi and Zoey, and a cat named Tinkerbell. She has been married to her husband, Joel, since 1997 and together they have a daughter and a son.
Lexi has worked for TVAC as a receptionist since January 2017. She moved from Florida to Sheffield with her fiance and two dogs, a pitbull mix named Paulie and a boxer mix named Bashfull. She is an author and enjoys baking and cooking Cuban/Colombian food.
Becca has worked at TVAC since January 2007. She works at a vet tech assistant helping the techs and doctors treat and care for the animals that come in for medical care. At home she has two dogs, Trouble, a 10 year old chihuahua/pomeranian mix and Conde a 4 year old lab mix. Along with her dogs she now raises backyard chickens.
Becky has worked as a veterinary technician at TVAC since we opened our doors in May 1995, but also worked with Dr. Davis at his previous clinic since 1990. She is originally from Bolivar Missouri, but moved to Moulton with her husband after finishing up time in the military. At home she has two dogs, Chester a pit bull mix and Jake a German Shorthair; one cat, Skippy, two donkeys and two horses.
Bessie started working at TVAC in December 2013. She works assisting doctors in exam rooms. She has two cats and a dog at home.
Shonda has worked at TVAC since March 2005. She started out in the kennel, but now works as a veterinary technician. She is originally from Arkansas, but moved to this area when she was 16. At home she has a dog named Sadie, lab mix named Romeo and a cat named Skye.
Emily started working at TVAC in July 2015. She works in the kennel taking care of all the animals that stay with us. At home she has an English Shepherd named Rosco.
Catherine started working at TVAC officially in June 2016, but she has been volunteering through a high school program since the start of the 2015-2016 school year. She is now working in the kennel taking care of all the animals that stay with us.
Katie is the daughter of Drs. Randy and Cathy Davis, so she has been around the clinic since she was born. She started volunteering in the kennel in the summer of 2013, and she started working here officially in the spring of 2016. She mostly works in the kennel, but has also been known to fill in as vet tech and as a receptionist when needed. At home she has three dogs; Charly, Maggie, and Kelsey, and two cats; W and Boone.
Larissa started volunteering at TVAC in the summer of 2016. She started officially working in the kennel the following August. She works in the kennel taking care of all the animals that stay with us.
Collin started working at TVAC in January 2017. He works in the kennel taking care of all the animals that stay with us.
Jade started working at TVAC in January 2017. She works in the kennel taking care of all the animals that stay with us.
Spoons is a Greyhound that came to TVAC in 2010 after being a race track drop out. She earns her keep as our blood donor, but spends most of her time hanging out in the kennel or running laps in the walking area
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