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 sones

Dr. Tobi Ku Sones

DVM

Dr. Sones graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and joined Bottletree Animal Hospital in 2021. She enjoys having the opportunity to help owners understand and care for their pets, and her special interests include behavior, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine. Dr. Sones was raised in Los Angeles and then completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Mississippi. Since then, she has always been excited to be part of the beautiful city and welcoming community of Oxford. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening, painting, and playing piano. She and her husband have three rescued cats, Musket, Sierra, and Spooky, along with a German Shepherd, Black.

Education: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University
Bachelor of Science in Biology & Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Mississippi
Most rewarding moments: The appreciation of pets and their owners!
Favorite part about being a veterinarian: I love getting the opportunity to help owners understand their pets and contributing to their long, happy lives.
Advice to pet owners: Seek education about your pets and their needs before you bring them home. Be prepared to care for them and have a plan for emergencies. They rely on you!
What do you do in your spare time? I love spending time with family, cooking, and traveling with my husband. Gardening, painting, and playing piano are other hobbies of mine.
Favorite vacation spot: Tokyo, Japan (where my husband and I honeymooned!)
Favorite comfort food: Dumplings
Last book you read: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey
Things you’d be surprised to know:

  • I was born in Hong Kong and raised in Los Angeles but came to Oxford as a college student. Since then, I have always wanted to be a part of this community.
  • I was raised in a family that loved outdoor adventures – I’ve gone snowboarding, caving, surfing, and canyoneering, and I love our state and national parks!

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.

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

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!