In the late summer of 2013 Maggie saw this tiny little kitten dart across our parking lot into the Publix parking lot. One of our receptionists, went out to try and help the kitten. The kitten had climbed up into the engine of a van, to no avail Jennifer could not get her out. She was able to make contact with the owners of the van and they gladly popped the hood so that Jennifer was able to retrieve the tiny, dirty and very frightened kitten. We brought her in and gave her the medical attention she needed. We decided to name her Breezy, because she flew like a breeze across the parking lot and then all over the clinic! After spaying her we had planned to adopt her out to a good home. The bond between Mr. Big and Breezy was too strong for us.
Mr. Big was brought to our clinic after being found abandoned. He was malnourished and had sustained an injury to his right front leg. Radiographs revealed a humoral fracture which had healed in a bad position and would not allow him to use his leg. Dr. Lovell took him to surgery and had to re-break the bone and set it correctly with a pin. After an eight week stay while receiving rehab, the pin was removed. The bone healed perfectly and he has full use of the broken leg. Since Mr. Big loved staying at the clinic and appreciated the care he received from all the staff, it was decided that Eastside Animal Hospital would be his permanent home. Mr. Big is now a popular guy and all the clients have come to expect to see him at every visit.
JIM LOVELL – Veterinarian
Dr. Jim Lovell is a 2005 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He opened Eastside Animal Hospital September 2010 to provide a comfortable stress free environment for not only pets, but for their owners as well. Dr. Lovell will work hard to meet all your and your pet’s needs and concerns in a very friendly and compassionate manner. During his spare time, he enjoys being with his wife, Erica, and his 2 beautiful daughters, Ava and Aubrey. He has 5 dogs, Brody, Luna, Trixie, Saban, and Buddy. Two cats; Max and Sam. He also enjoys tending to his horses, goats and chickens as well.
AUDRA STALLINGS – Veterinarian
Dr. Audra Stallings is a 2011 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She always knew she would pursue a career in veterinary medicine due to her love of science and animals. She feels very blessed that she has a career where she can make a difference in both peoples and animals lives. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, dermatology, ultrasonography, and client education. She enjoys serving others by participating in mission trips, and has traveled to Venezuela and Nicaragua for veterinary mission work in the past. Her hobbies include, basketball, volleyball, staying active, and spending time outdoors with her husband and their sweet son, Thatcher. They share their home with a wire-haired terrier; Lulu, a maltese; Wrigley, and two cats; Harry and Callie. Cooking, traveling, and church fellowship with her family are included in her favorite past times as well. One of Dr Stallings’ favorite daily motivational quotations is as follows: ‘Each day is a new beginning…Another chance to learn more about ourselves, to care more about others, to laugh more than we did, to accomplish more than we thought we could, to be more than we were before.’ (Anonymous).
KIM – Receptionist
Kim joined our team in January 2017. She is originally from Northern California. Her and her husband moved to Alabama in 2009. They a have a handsome son, Jeremy. She has six dogs; Stanley, RayRay, Roxy, Rimey, Kloe, George and Agnes. Three cats; Spencer, Georgia, and Wally. Kim’s favorite things to do in her spare time is cooking and hanging out with her family!
RACHEL – Receptionist
Rachel joined our team the summer of 2018. She grew up on a small family farm in southern middle Tennessee. She has a degree in animal science from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Her and her husband have a cat named Remy, 2 dogs; Murray and Scout, and a guinea pig. In her free time, Rachel enjoys reading, hiking, white-water rafting, and spending time with family and friends.
MAGGIE – Lead Veterinary Technician
Maggie joined our team June 2012. She studied Emergency Medicine at Athens State College and is now pursuing her degree to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Maggie and her husband have a son, Wyatt, who keeps them on the go constantly! She also has six dogs; Gracie, Honey, Maci, Molly, Sadie, Samson, and a cat named Smokey. Along with being a busy mommy to her two and four legged kids, Maggie enjoys outdoor activities with her son, watching Alabama football…
KAT – Lead Veterinary Technician
Kat joined our team July 2013. She has an Associates of Science Degree and completed the Veterinary Technician program at Penn Foster. She is the proud mommy of two beautiful daughters, Layla and Madelyn. Kat and her husband moved to the area in 2011 onto a small farm out in the country. They have two horses; Buddy and Boomer, a donkey named Jasper, several chickens, two cats; Sandy and Lilo, and six dogs; Cash, Daisy, Shadow, Leroy, Buckeye & Katie.
BROOKE – Grooming & Boarding Coordinator
Brooke joined our team fall of 2014. She has worked in the veterinary care field since 2012. She has her Associates degree from Calhoun Community College. In addition to working in boarding and grooming she also is a veterinary assistant. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her fur baby, Zoey. She also has a fish named Finn Diesel. Brooke’s hobbies are kayaking, spending time outdoors, and watching Alabama football.
SUMMER – Veterinary / Kennel Assistant
Summer joined our team fall of 2015. She grew up on a farm and has always had a love for animals! Summer loves caring for all our boarder just as they were her own! One of her favorite parts about her job is that she gets to work and play with animals all day!
MEGAN – Master Groomer
Megan joined our team winter of 2015. She has been working with animals and grooming for over 5 years. Her calm nature and friendly personality makes her a favorite with all the animals she grooms. She and her husband are from the Athens area. Megan and her husband have a handsome little boy, Greyson. She is also the fur mommy to two dogs, Lucky and Lacey. Three cats named, Alice, Emmitt, and Jasper. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her son and going kayaking.