JOINED THE MAC TEAM - OCT. 2018
"I grew up in the small delta town of Indianola, MS. After graduating high school I attended Mississippi State University where I graduated with a B.S. in Animal and Dairy Science in 2001. I then attended Hinds Community College and graduated with an A.S. and received my certification in Veterinary Technology in 2004. I have over 20 years of experience working in the field of veterinary medicine. 11 of those years I had the unique experience of being a part of the veterinary staff at the research center at UMMC. I live in Clinton, MS with my husband, Steve, and 3 daughters. We have 2 dogs, 1 cat, and a bearded dragon. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family going camping, swimming, and traveling. I am passionate about providing exceptional care to pets, while also being compassionate towards their owners. I am so thrilled to be a part of The MAC team.
JOINED THE MAC TEAM - MAY 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".
JOINED THE MAC TEAM - OCT. 2023
Nurse Kristen Polezcek
I am a Madison, Ms native. I attended MRA and after graduating I decided to further my education at Hinds Community College in Veterinary Technology. I started here at The MAC in 2017 and have loved my job since day one!
I am a mom to 2 little boys and a fur mom to 4 dogs and a cat. My husband, Kenny, is a foreman for C-spire. We enjoy anything outside, ATV parks, swimming, going on the river, bonfires, etc.
The MAC is truly a family and I am so thankful to be a part of this clinic while also becoming a part of the lives of our patients. Our patients and clients are amazing, and I could not imagine working anywhere else. Providing the best care and showing love to each and every patient/client is my passion. I am so grateful to get the privilege of taking care of your baby.
Nurse Josh McCollum
"I am a MS native born in the small delta town of Cleveland,MS. Raised in Jackson,MS where I graduated high school from Murrah High School in 2015. I then attended Mississippi State University for Veterinary Medical Technology. While attending MSU, I joined the MS Army National Guard in 2015. In 2020, I graduated Mississippi State University with a degree in Veterinary Medical Technology with a minor in Sociology. I then returned home to Jackson and found my way here, Mannsdale Animal Clinic.
In my free time, I love spending time with my son, my family and my furbaby, Mason. I also enjoy listening to music, going to the movies, bowling and swimming.
I enjoy that no two days are the same when working in veterinary medicine and knowing that my work family and I can make a difference in clients and their pets’ lives in so many different ways to provide them with the best care at all times every single day!"
"I am from Kosciusko, MS. I graduated high school in 2014 from Kosciusko High School, and from Mississippi State in 2018 with a Bachelors in Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture sciences (pre-veterinary concentration). I moved to Madison, MS in 2019 with husband, where I started my veterinary career and eventually found my way to Mannsdale Animal Clinic!
I enjoy educating and building relationships with clients and their pets for a more personal experience every time they visit the MAC".
I am from Oakland,CA! I recently moved to Jackson,MS from Dallas,TX where I was a Veterinary Technician at a five doctor practice. I am currently enrolled in Dallas Community College majoring in Biology with a Pre-Veterinary Emphasis. I have high hopes of transferring to Mississippi State University Fall of ‘25 to complete my degree!
I have one son, Josiah, and we have four dogs and a bearded dragon. Our current hobby is traveling to a different state at least one weekend out of the month and visiting their zoo, aquarium, and animal sanctuaries. I've wanted to be a veterinarian since I was a young girl, and I am so eager to further my experience and education here at The MAC!
"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".
JOINED THE MAC TEAM - DEC 2021
Nurse Kerri McKnatt, CVT
JOINED THE MAC TEAM - July 2017
'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 Shonte' Dial
JOINED THE MAC TEAM - March 2017
JOINED THE MAC TEAM - MARCH 2020
"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
Nurse Marti Cameron
JOINED THE MAC TEAM - June 2023
Nurse Nicki Jenkins
Nurse Ricki Moore