JOINED THE MAC TEAM - JAN. 2018
"We will be a loving hand, a teacher, a protector, a supporter, and an advocate for our clients and their pets. We will strive to continually improve our skill set and knowledge base to serve your needs. We will be the pillar of support for our doctors and the recognized support for our staff beneath us. We are the central support, secondary medical officer, and frontline care provider for our entire clinic and our innovative work will redefine your veterinary experience".
'I am a native of Richland MS. I graduated from Pearl High School in 2013. I started working in veterinary medicine in 2016. I am currently going to Hinds Community College in pursuit of a pre-veterinary medicine degree. I live in Pearl with my son, Oliver, 2 cats and 2 dogs. I enjoy painting, sculpting, working on cars and motorcycles and taking my kayak to the Rez.
I enjoy the fast pace of emergency medicine and making sure that your family member is taken care of to the best of my ability."
Nurse Kristen Polezcek
JOINED THE MAC TEAM - March 2017
"I am a Madison, MS native. I attended Madison Central High school, where I graduated in 2013. I volunteered for Webster Animal Shelter for five years. I then attended Hinds Community College in Raymond, MS and graduated in 2021 with a degree in Veterinary Technology.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and my animals, as well as reading and napping.
I enjoy helping patients, as well as their families with all their pet care needs, as well as the relationship I have with my work family."
Nurse Josh McCollum
SURGICAL TEAM LEAD
"I am a MS native from the small delta town of Philpp. I graduated high school from Strider Academy in 2007. I then attended Delta state and Holmes community college before entering the veterinary field in 2010. I moved to Canton, MS with her husband in 2018 and began working with Mannsdale Animal Clinic. My husband, Jacob is an engineering technologist with Nissan. We have a son, Hayes Kennington, who attends Canton Academy. My fur baby is my 13 year old miniature schnauzer, Bella. In my free time, I enjoy fishing with my family, going to the pool and baking. My passion is helping educate my clients on the best care they can provide for their pets. I am so happy to be your nurse and care for your pet!"
Nurse Jennifer Huskey, CVT
"I am from Kosciusko, MS. I attended Kosciusko High school, where I graduated in 2014. In 2018, I graduated Mississippi State University with a degree in Wildlife biology and double minor in Pre-Veterinary science and Human/Animal relationship. During my undergraduate, I interned for the USDA - Forest Service and was the manager of a doggy day care in Starkville for 2 years. After graduation, I worked for the Memphis and Jackson Zoological Park for about 6 months each. I transferred to small animal practice in 2019, and have loved it ever since.
My husband, Akon, and I, live in Canton, MS with their 4 animals (2 dogs and 2 cats). In my free time, I enjoy hiking, reading, and napping.
I most enjoy sending videos with explanations of what to expect post surgeries or visits to client so that they are up to date with information about their babies."
Nurse Ricki Moore
JOINED THE MAC TEAM - MAY 2020
JOINED THE MAC TEAM - DEC 2020
MEDICAL TEAM LEAD
JOINED THE MAC TEAM - OCT. 2018
JOINED THE MAC TEAM - MAY 2018
Nurse Katy Palmer
Nurse Rachel Sanders, CVT
"I am from the Madison, MS area. I attended Madison Central High school and graduated in 2006. I began working in the veterinary field as a technician in 2014 at an emergency clinic in Hattiesburg, MS. I returned to Madison and began working at Mannsdale Animal Clinic. I like to take care of my horses, two dogs, and a cat. I enjoy horseback riding, trips to the beach, and painting.
I most enjoy helping to be a voice for the animals when they can't verbally tell us what is wrong or what they need. I enjoy working with my work family and wonderful doctors who continue to teach us about new medical treatments."
"I grew up in Tullahoma, TN. After graduating high school, I attended Motlow State community college where I earned an AS degree in general studies. I then married and moved with my husband to San Diego, CA. while he was active duty in the Navy. We moved back to TN once his active duty time was complete, and I went back to school at Colombia State Community College where I completed an AAS degree in Veterinary Technology. I became licensed as a Veterinary Technician in TN in 2001. My husband was transferred with his job, as an RF engineer for AT&T and we moved to the Madison, MS area in 2010. I transferred my license to MS and started working in the area.
I have 3 children, who attend Germantown high school and middle school, 2 German shepherd dogs and 3 cats. In my spare time, I enjoy attending my children's many activities as well as boating, fishing, camping and hanging out with friends.
I enjoy educating clients on their pet's care and needs as well as taking care of them during surgery".