Briana Swaim, Veterinary Assisstant
Hi, My name is Briana Swaim. I started working in the vet field in 2009 as a kennel technician. It was then that I decided that my calling in life was animals. I am currently in school to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. I love all pets and have had many throughout my life. I love Meripets mainly because the relationships I have formed with the other staff and the ones I can form with our clients and their pets. I love being able to help animals when they are sick to get better. I also love healthy visits and watching them grow from babies to senior patients. I got married in 2012 to Justin and we have a little girl name Brinlee. I currently have two pets, Trigger, a yellow lab and Lucy, a yorkie mix. I'm looking forward to meeting all our client and the relationships we build.
Kym Hamley, Certified Veterinary Assistant
In June 2016 I finished my vet assistant program at Ross Medical Education Center. I knew I always wanted to work with animals ever since I was little. I would take stray animals in and nurse them back to health by feeding them and making sure they had a warm place to sleep. I am excited to be given the opportunity to work at Meridianville Pet Hospital and apply my care giving skills.
Celina Frizzell, Receptionist
Hi! I am so happy to be part of the MeriPet team. The road that led me to my current vet family began about 16 years ago when I felt the call to help homeless dogs and cats. I started by volunteering with the Greater Huntsville Humane Society and soon became a full time staff member. I loved that time and learned so much but wanted to learn and help more. I began working as a veterinary technician 14 years ago. Besides learning more than I ever thought I would, I got to meet some pretty amazing patients and some amazing pet owners, too! I took a hiatus after my first daughter was born, then after the birth of my second daughter, I have decided to finally finish my degree. While in school, I have joined Meridianville Pet Hospital as a part time receptionist. In addition to being a full time student and a mom of two, I am a mom of a 12-year-old fur baby, Walker. I love all three of my babies, but if I have to spend time away from them, I can’t think of a better place to do that than here at Meridianville Pet Hospital!
Lauren Goodwin, Certified Veterinary Assistant
My name is Lauren. I grew up in Huntsville, Alabama and graduated from Buckhorn High School. I have always loved animals and have taken care of my two dogs, Snickers and Harley, for the last 11 years. I wanted to carry my passion further so I enrolled in Ross Medical Education Center in 2016. I am now a Certified Veterinary Assistant and am so grateful for the opportunity to work with Dr. Dougia, her staff, and all of our amazing patients!
Jasmine Pederson, Veterinary Assistant
Hi everyone! My name is Jasmine. I moved out here from California where I worked as a kennel assistant all the way up to a veterinary technician assistant. I've worked around pets my whole life. I would volunteer at rescues every weekend. I always knew where my heart belonged. I have been given on awesome opportunity to work with what feels like a family here at Meridianville Pet Hospital. I can't wait to meet you all!