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!
Emily Edwards, Kennel & Veterinary Assistant
I have had a love for animals all my life and always knew I wanted to work with them. In 2006 I started my first job working in the veterinary field as a kennel technician. While working at that clinic I met Dr. Dougia. I have three dogs, Lt. Dan, a mix, Snow, a spitz (both adopted while working at my first clinic) and Nala, a chihuahua. I am so excited to be a part of the Meripet staff and I am looking forward to getting to know each client.