MPH - Merdianville, AL - Our Staff

Meridianville Pet Hospital

132 General Harbin Blvd.
Meridianville, AL 35759


Joey, Practice Manager

While working at my first veterinary hospital, I met Dr. Kayla Dougia fresh from getting her degree in 2001.  After years of watching her develop her skills, I was honored when she asked me to join her team in 2012 after finally deciding to follow her dream and open her own clinic. I am so excited to start this new journey as Practice Manager after many years of working in the field. So far it has been challenging and rewarding and I'm looking forward to building great relationships with our clients and their furry ones.

The opportunity to work with caring clients in improving their pet's lives is an amazing feeling.  Nothing feels as wonderful as seeing that one patient that was seriously ill, who everyone is rooting for, rally and make a full recovery and then leave our doors with a wagging tail or purring in its owner's arms.  



Caitlyn, Receptionist & Vet Assistant 

Growing up I have always had a passion for animals big or small.  I started out working as a kennel tech in 2017 and have worked my way up in the profession.  I am very excited to see where this career path will take me and I am looking forward to the adventures it will bring!!

Chaney, Receptionist

I've always had a passion to help animals.  I felt like I had a special bond with our pets from a young age.  I started working in the field as a veterinary assistant in 2012.  I have worked as an assistant, a technician, and a receptionist.  I love working with clients and their fur babies.  I'm excited to be given the opportunity to work with the wonderful staff, all of the great clients, and patients at Meripets.

Kym, 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.


Lauren, Certified Veterinary Assistant

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


James, Certified Veterinary Assistant

I've always had a love for animals and deep down I knew that one day I would work with them in some capacity.  Helping animals always felt right and came naturally.  In 2015, I attended Ross Medical Education Center and enrolled in the veterinary assistant program where I had to complete an externship here at MeriPets, that's when I first met Dr. Dougia and her amazing staff.  After graduating I worked at another local clinic for 3 years learning an honing my skills.  In 2019, the opportunity presented itself to go back to where it all began and I became a member of the Meripets family.  I'm excited and blessed to have this great opportunity and I'm looking forward to providing the best care possible to you and your four-legged family members.


Jaclyn, Certified Veterinary Assistant  

Working in the grooming field ignited my passion for animal care.  I recently moved to Huntsville from Houston, TX and graduated from Ross Medical Education Center.  After finishing my externship with Meripets, I happily accepted a position here as a NAVTA accredited veterinary assistant.  I am so excited to join the Meripets team.  I look forward to meeting all our wonderful clients as I continue my career in caring for Gods creature.