Guntersville Animal Hospital


Dr. Young
Dr. Young graduated from Guntersville High School in 1991, Auburn University in 1995 with a bachelors in Animal and Poultry Science, and Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. He did mission work in Africa, Mongolia and Ecuador before returning to practice in Huntsville for 3 years. In 2002 he returned to Guntersville to practice here at Guntersville Animal Hospital. He is a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Albertville. In his time away from work he enjoys horseback riding and has 3 quarter horses. Dr. Young's special areas of interest are orthopedics and takes referral cases from the surrounding counties. He also receives complex soft tissue, dentistry and dermatologic cases. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Osteosynthesis North America, American Association of Feline Practitioners, Christian Veterinary Missions and the Animal Emergency Center of North Alabama.


Jeannie Driver, Hospital Manager/Secretary
Jeannie is originally from Maryland but has lived in Alabama most of her life. She currently lives in Albertville with her husband Jake and their son Levi. Her and her family currently attend Church of the Highlands where they are members. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors and time on the lake.

Vanessa Holsonback

Vanessa Holsonback, Administrator

Vanessa was born in Germany but grew up here in Guntersville. She and her husband Kenneth are blessed with three little girls; Cloey, Emmalee, and Lily. She attends Radiant Life Fellowship in Albertville where she is the youth director. Outside of work she enjoys jogging and spending time with her children.




Jordan Lunn, Veterinary Nurse

Jordan is originally from Arab Alabama and graduated from Brindlee Mountain High School. She is currently working on her veterinary nursing certification. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, fishing, and her dog Maci which she adopted from our hospital.


Madison Pruitt
Madison Pruitt, Veterinary Nurse

Madison is graduated from Albertville High School and currently lives in Grant, AL. She loves all animals, especially her three dogs and cat. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, fiancé, and friends, she also enjoys kayaking, four-wheeling, and the lake in the summer time.


Melia Millar
Melia Millar, Veterinary Nurse

Melia is originally from Albertville and graduated from Albertville High School. She is currently working on her veterinary nursing certification. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and her Pit-Bull Elly as well as time on the lake and hiking.


Shannon Williams, Veterinary Nurse

Shannon is originally from Pembroke Pines, South Florida and graduated from Dade Christian High School. She is currently working on her veterinary nursing certification. She is married to her husband Randy. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, Great Dane Dually, and cat Precious as well as time on the lake fishing.


Mikela, Veterinary Nurse
Mikela grew up in Boaz and graduated from Boaz High School. She is a member of Crossroads Assembly of God in Albertville and recently returned from a mission’s trip to Honduras. She is currently enrolled at Snead State pursuing her basic associates degree. Her hobbies include teaching, singing, studying history and biblical text....which in her opinion can be even more enjoyable with a hot cup of tea!

Megan, Veterinary Nurse
Megan is originally from Guntersville Alabama and graduated from Woodville High School. She is currently enrolled at Snead State studying wildlife science in hopes of continuing on to get her degree in veterinary medicine. Outside of work she enjoys reading and spending time with friends, family, her fiancé, and her dog Buddy.

Karissa Ingham, Veterinary Nurse
Karissa is currently enrolled in Penn foster college pursuing her associates degree to become a certified veterinary nurse. Outside of work she enjoys camping, hiking, kayaking, photography, and being with her friends and family. She grew up with a strong passion to help animals of any kind. She loves to learn new things and enjoys being able to teach those new things to others.

Mission Statement

At Guntersville Animal Hospital, we believe pets are a special part of God’s creation and that we as God’s people, created in His image, have been placed in dominion over them. As such, we are charged with caring responsibility for each one, and to that end, this hospital staff will strive to provide competent and compassionate medical and surgical care for your companion, as well as kind and courteous service to you.”

1609 Henry St, Guntersville, AL‎ 256.582.3184
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