Meridianville Pet Hospital

12036 Hwy 231-431 N Ste C
Meridianville, AL 35759


Joey Fourroux, 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.  




Jennifer Kennedy, Receptionist

In 2001 I uprooted from Birmingham, Al., married, began a family and found my calling in the veterinary field.  At this time I began working along side Dr. Kayla Dougia and also met my now Practice Manager Joey Fourroux.  I was immediately impressed by Dr. Dougia's gentle touch and sincere care for her patients.  I told Dr. Dougia then when she opened her own practice I would love to be part of the team.  Through the years I continued to develop my knowledge and experience in the field then happily in 2013  I was invited to join the team.

I believe there is so much more to this field than caring for the health of pets, but also caring for their owners.  It is very important to me to develop a relationship with my clients so that I may better understand their situation and what I can do to accommodate their needs. 

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.

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.