Meet our amazing veterinary team!
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Dr. Michael Sheffield, Owner/DVM
Dr. Michael Sheffield is a native of Long Beach, MS. He attended Univeristy of Southern Mississippi where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science with a minor in chemistry. In 2009, he received his Doctorate from the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Since graduating, Dr. Sheffield has worked as an emergency/critical care veterinarian for Rehm Animal Clinic in Mobile, AL – providing him with invaluable experience with handling critical patients. He has a special interest in animal behavior, veterinary soft tissue, orthopedic surgery, and abdominal ultrasound. While working in Mobile, Dr. Sheffield remained an active volunteer in the community working closely with the Josh Project and USA’s Children’s and Women’s Hospital raising over $2500 that provided books and plush dogs to the hospitalized children. He also worked very closely with Animal Rescue Foundation caring for many of their homeless pets. He is an active member of the MVMA and AVMA. He enjoys spending his free time with outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, and fishing; and is a long time New Orleans Saints fan. WHO DAT! Dr. Michael Sheffield and Kristy were married August 2nd of 2014. Together they share their home with 3 rescue cats: Cleo, Gary, and Jack; and 4 rescue dogs: Solie (Pit Mix), Ripley (Great Dane Mix), Nova (German Shepherd/Lab Mix), and Sherlock Bones (Foxhound/Boxer Mix). Dr Sheffield and Kristy also share their passion for aquatic life and to date have three planted fish tanks and two saltwater reef tanks. Dr. Sheffield and Kristy are expecting their first child December 2nd 2018.
As of May 2016 – Doctor Sheffield was the first veterinarian in the MS Gulf Coast area to be Fear Free Certified as well as certified in Low Stress Handling! For more information on the Fear Free initiative, visit FearFreePets.com.
Office Manager/Medical Care Team/Animal Behavior Specialist
Kristy’s love for animals began to develop into a career with her first job at B & B Pet Stop, which allowed her to learn to care for and work with various types of pets from dogs and cats, to large snakes and lizards, beautiful birds, small exotics, and tropical fish. Kristy began working in the veterinary field at the age of 16, starting as an assistant, later being trained as a Technician, and lastly developing into a supervisory role. Kristy has a special interest in animal training and behavior modification and has completed University of South Alabama’s Applied Behavior Analysis program and practicum. Kristy has also trained and certified several personal dogs through both the Canine Good Citizen test and Delta Society Therapy Pet Program. Growing up in Mobile, AL Kristy enjoys spending her free time being outdoors and creating mixed media art. Dr. Michael Sheffield and Kristy were married August 2nd of 2014. Together they share their home with their cat Jack; four dogs: Ripley (Great Dane Mix), and Nova (German Shepherd/Lab Mix), Sherlock Bones (Boxer/Hound Mix), and Grady (Toy Poodle). Kristy and Dr Sheffield also share their passion for aquatic life and to date have three planted fish tanks, two saltwater reef tanks, and two nano reef tanks. Dr. Sheffield and Kristy welcomed the birth of their first child, Julia, in November 2019.
Kristy is Low Stress Handling and Fear Free Certified.
Client Care Team
Patient Care Team
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Medical Care Team
Licensed Veterinary Technician/Medical Care Team
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