Meet Our Team

When you bring your pets to our team, you can have peace of mind, knowing that they will be cared for by compassionate, friendly professionals. We’re pet owners, too, so we know just how important it is for your pet to receive quality care. Call us at (662) 234-4336 to experience the difference at Bottletree Animal Hospital.

Veterinarians

dr. apryl garcia

Apryl Garcia

Owner, Manager, and Veterinarian 

Education:Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn, AL, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, 1998, Chi Institute, Reddick, FL, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, 2012

Most rewarding moment: Being able to be an advocate for all pets and help to educate pet owners about proper wellness and preventative care to provide a long-lasting relationship with pets and their people.

Greatest accomplishment: Being a wife, mother, and business owner!

What do you do in your spare time? What spare time?

Favorite comfort food: Dark chocolate. Yum! I think of it as a health food.

Biggest pet peeve: No work ethic and no common sense

Favorite vacation spot: Costa Rica. That is where my husband and I were married, and has been our only vacation so far.

Favorite animal quote: “Above all else, do no harm.”

Advice to pet owners: Do not take on the responsibility of additional pets if you do not have the time, energy, effort, and means. Help to find someone who does in those instances. I want to see your pets have great lives!

Things you’d be surprised to know:

  1. I used to be a Jazzercise instructor and LOVE to ZUMBA!
  2. I lived in South Africa for a month in vet school, doing research.
dr. john shin

John Shin

Veterinarian

Joined Bottletree in September 2017, and has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2013.

Most rewarding moment: The day-to-day satisfaction of making a difference.

Greatest accomplishment: Becoming a veterinarian.

Favorite comfort food: Ramen

Biggest pet peeve: When people neglect their animals.

Advice to pet owners: Obesity can kill!

Three things you’d be surprised to know:

  • I practiced veterinary medicine on elephants in Thailand.
  • I was born and raised in Canada.
  • Cooking is a passion of mine.

Favorite quote about animals: “When a black cat crosses your path, it means he is going somewhere.”

Biggest fear: Toronto Raptors missing the playoffs.

Last book you read: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert.

Most unusual pet you have ever owned: A 3-legged cat.

Veterinary Assistants 

whitney crews

Whitney Crews

Veterinary Assistant

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: My favorite food is Thai food.

Q: What do you do in your spare time?

A: I like to spend quality time with my husband while cooking and horseback riding.

Q: Name one thing people might be surprised about if they knew it about you?

A: My favorite vacation spot is Lake Tahoe, NV.

virginia moore

Virginia Moore

Veterinary Assistant

Q: What is your favorite food? 

A: My favorite food is Oreo Poptarts.

Q: What do you do in your spare time?

A: I like to spend time relaxing by the lake!

Q: Name one thing you would like to accomplish? 

A: I would like to become a veterinarian.

melanie lambert

Melanie Lambert

Veterinary Assistant

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: My favorite food is Sushi.

Q: What do you do in your spare time?

A: I like to spend time reading. Also, my husband and I like to go backpacking.

Q: Name one thing you would like to accomplish?

A: I would to complete a triple crown by hiking the Appalachian trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide.

miranda drish

Miranda Drish

Veterinary Assistant

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: My favorite food is filet mignon and anything chocolate.

Q: What is your biggest accomplishment?

A: My biggest accomplishment would be raising my beautiful daughter and 4 wonderful animals.

Q: Name one thing people might be surprised about if they knew it about you?

A: I previously worked at a zoo and especially enjoyed working with the Caracal.

Kennel Attendant

clementine bedsworth

Clementine Bedsworth

Kennel Attendant

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: My favorite food is tacos.

Q: What do you do in your spare time?

A: I like to spend time watching movies.

Q: Name one thing people might be surprised about if they knew it about you?

A: I would one day like to visit London.

Client Service Representatives

shelby kivelle

Shelby Kivelle

Client Service Representative

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: My favorite food is anything off the grill.

Q: What do you do in your spare time?

A: I like to spend time outdoors.

Q: Name one thing people might be surprised about if they knew it about you?

A: I once lived in Hawaii with my family!

mary ellen manor

Mary Ellen Manor

Client Service Representative

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: My favorite food is Spaghetti.

Q: What do you do in your spare time?

A: I like to read and play guitar.

Q: Name one thing people might be surprised about if they knew it about you?

A: I would love to one day visit Hawaii!

sabrina sterczela

Sabrina Sterczela

Client Service Representative

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: My favorite food is watermelon.

Q: What do you do in your spare time?

A: I like to spend time swimming.

Q: Name one thing people might be surprised about if they knew it about you?

A: I have 6 lovely cats at home!