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We often say our receptionists have the hardest job because they juggle so much while keeping a smile on their face.  Our receptionists are known for loving and doting on each and every pet that comes in.  

Kristen Rockett

Kristen joined our team this year and has been in the Pet daycare business for several years.  Kristen enjoys getting to meet and greet all the patients as they come thru our doors.  She has 2 tuxedo cats - Bitsy & Goblin and is a lover of all pets from snakes and lizards to birds and rats!  We are so fortunate to have her as a critical member of our patient care team. 

Casey Powell-Caple

Casey also joined us during the pandemic beginning in October.  She has previous experience working in a high volume Spay/Neuter setting.  Casey and her husband, Glen, are proud owners of 4 cats (Freya, Loki, Odin & Thor) and a precious older Chihuahua (Rena).  She is wonderful at helping people and we can't wait for you all to get to know her!

Technicians & Assistants 


Veterinary Technicians and Assistants are the "nurses" in our profession.  They are crucial to the excellent care and attention your pet receives and deserves.  We would not be able to do our job without the dedication they provide on a daily basis.  

Female assistant holding dog
Michelle Clark

Michelle has been a member of our Homewood Animal Hospital Team for over 9 years. She was raised in Vestavia Hills, AL.  In her spare time she enjoys participating in numerous 5Ks.  She has two very different cats Linus, a large laid back orange tabby, & Bruce, a young fiery black cat. Michelle is also the proud owner of Dudley, a handsome English Cream Golden Retriever and Cooper, a rambunctious mixed pup.  Michelle is currently in school to become a licensed veterinary technician.    

Kelly Bennett

Kelly joined our team in the Summer of 2019.  She was born and raised in Homewood and graduated from Homewood High School.  Kelly joined the military and was a military police officer for 8 years before returning to Homewood.  She is currently studying at Jefferson State. Kelly has 1 dog (Trooper) & 2 cats (Abby & Uzu) that all found her!

Daryl Whitfield

Daryl joined our HAH team in November of 2022.  He has over 13 years in the veterinary field and is a graduate of the Virginia College Birmingham & Jefferson State Community College.  He has a background in massage therapy, including certification in canine massage therapy.  He lives in West Homewood with his wife, Anna, and daughter, Lola. He has 2 dogs (a 6 year old Maltipoo named Nico & a 3 year old Frenchton named Mojo) and 3 cats (Seymore, Clyde & Gerlad)

Luke Norris

Luke joined the HAH team in September of 2021.  He is currently a Junior at UAB studying biology and chemistry.  He is a pre-veterinary student and will be applying to vet school in 2023.  He has 3 dogs, Shiloh, Roscoe & Fitz.  He is our current tall guy that helps us tremendously throughout the hospital!

Kristen Carcioppolo

Kristen began working at HAH in November of 2022.  She is a graduate from the Veterinary Technician program at Jefferson State Community College.  She has be in the veterinary profession for the last 10 years.  Her hobbies include travel and bowling.  She has a precious Shih Tzu named Gidget that is her pride and joy.  

Caroline Myers

Caroline is from Vestavia Hills and joined our team in July 2021. She attended Auburn University and graduated with a Bachelors in Science. Her hobbies include playing the ukulele, hiking/outdoor activities and playing with her pup Simba.  She is currently studying to obtain her Veterinary Technician degree.  

Tori Martin

Tori is currently a sophomore at Auburn University and works with us during her school breaks and over the summer.  She is also studying biology with an emphasis on pre-vet and wishes to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine.  She has a precious mini Australian Shepherd named Finn.  

Ella Haynes

Ella joined our team in the Summer 2022.  She is a sophomore at Birmingham Southern College.  Ella is studying Biology with a minor in Chemistry.  She is pre-vet and hopes to attend vet school in a few years.  She has a 3 year old German Shepherd, June, who she loves to pieces!

female with dog
Jessica Perley

Jessica is from Vestavia Hills, AL and currently attends Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine to obtain her Doctorate.  She graduated from Birmingham Southern College with a Bachelors of Science where she was a member of the BSC Softball team. She has a Golden Retriever named Blayze that she would like to train to be a service pet thru Hand in Paw. 

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