Meet Our Staff


Marlene Mixon, DVM - Owner of West Madison Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Mixon is originally from Florida. She attended Pensacola High School and after she graduated, she moved to Alabama to attend Auburn University. She graduated from Auburn with a BS degree in microbiology in 1992. After graduation, she worked for the Auburn Vet School and the USDA over the next five years. She decided to return to vet school, graduating in 2001, and has been a practicing veterinarian since. Ever since she was young, Dr. Mixon knew she was destined to be a veterinarian. As a child, she always tried to heal injured rabbits and birds; she even "operated" on stuffed animals. During college, Dr. Mixon made friends who were from Huntsville and met her husband who is from Greenville, AL. This inspired them to move from Tennessee to the Huntsville/Madison area. Her home is shared with her husband, Stephen, their 4-year-old son, Brandon, and a Rottweiler puppy, Belle. Dr. Mixon is passionate about Auburn football, enjoys quilting and loves to visit the beach. She hopes to one day have a successful business doing what she loves most – taking care of animals, as well as their owners, and promoting wellness and preventative care.


Claire Shannon, DVM
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Julie L. – Hospital Administrator/C.V.T.
Julie is originally from Orlando, FL. After graduating from Ashville High School, she attended Calhoun Community College and became a Certified Vet Techinician (CVT). Julie started working with the previous owner, Dr. Reid, 11 years ago and stayed as part of the staff when Dr. Mixon purchased the hospital in September 2012. In addition to being a CVT, she is also a CPR instructor, Animal Food Nutrionalist, Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT), and is certified in Animal Emergency Medicine. She has a wonderful husband, Robert, and three children – Amber, Ben and Sabrina. The Lewters have opened their home to many animal companions: two bulldogs, Lexus and Gracie (pictured), a miniature pinscher, Allizae, four lizards, about 70 frogs and eight horses. Julie's favorite animals have always been frogs, dogs and lizards. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering as an advanced EMT and helping people and animals in need. She also enjoys raising and caring for exotic tree frogs, caring for her horses and pets and being a part of a large, loving family. According to Julie, "Preventative health care, a balanced diet and good dental health will keep your pet healthy and happy for life."


Diane S. - Receptionist
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Brittany W. – Veterinary Assistant
Brittany is originally from South Carolina. Her and her family moved to Alabama in 2013 because her husband wanted to come back to his home state. Brittany graduated from Pelian High School and then attended Animal Behavior College online. Brittany plans to return to school at Jefferson State Community College to become a licensend veterinary technician. In 2013, Brittany joined the staff at WMVH and has worn many hats during her time here with us: kennel assistant, vet assistant, and reception. She shares her home with her husband Randall, her "beautiful 3 year old son" Dominic, and their mastiff mix Vader. Some of her favorite activities include traveling to new places, trying new foods, spending time with family, and home decor. 
 

Monique A. – Veterinary Assistant
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Rachael C. – Veterinary Assistant
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Andrea C. – Veterinary Assistant
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Jamie C. – Kennel Manager
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Angie S. – Kennel Manager
Angie started her journey in Kansas, where she attended high school at Ellinwood High School and met her husband. After living there for 19 years, she finally left Kansas when her husband joined the Navy. Her and her family have moved 14 times in the past 21 years. We are very grateful that this last move has brought her to Alabama. Angie attended Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and before she moved here she was a real estate agent in Michigan. She joined the WMVH staff in July of 2014. Her and her husband, Phil, have 3 kids: Nicole - 20 years old who is serving in the U.S. Air Force, Emily - 16 years old, and Matthew, 12 years old. They also share their home with 2 dogs and 2 cats. Angie's favorite animals are cats and some of her favorite activities are hiking, camping, and boating.                                                                                                                                                                 

Jessica H. – Kennel Assistant
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Breeanna B. – Kennel Assistant/LVT Student
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