Ann Allen B Salter, DVM
A native of Montgomery, Dr. Ann Allen Salter (formerly Ann Allen Brown) developed a love for veterinary medicine when she was given an opportunity to work at Carriage Hills during her teenage years. She graduated with honors from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981 and returned to work with Carriage Hills where she has been every since. She enjoys the diversity of a general practice and dealing with all life stages of our 4-legged family members. Her special interests include oncology (diagnosis, staging, and treatment of cancer), dermatology (skin and ear diseases), and geriatrics (quality of life management of our very senior dogs and cats). Dr. Salter is married to Rusty Salter and they have two sons and a house full of wonderful pets.
Bill Van Hooser, DVM
Dr. Van Hooser is a graduate of Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine. He has a lovely wife, Joy, who enjoys walking their dog "Buddy". They have three boys, William, Wilson and Walker. Deep sea fishing, biking, golf and Auburn sports are his personal hobbies but he spends most time chasing his boys and pets.
Dr. Van Hooser has four dogs, Buddy, Kittie, Dann, and Hayes and two cats, Puppy and Phillip Fox.
In practice, Dr. Van Hooser most enjoys orthopedics and neurosurgery. He also enjoys challenging internal medicine cases.
Dr. Van Hooser can be seen on WSFA Channel 12 "The Pet Vet" every Monday at 11:30 a.m. He has been on this program for over 14 years. He has served on the board of the Montgomery Humane Society, The Boys and Girls Clubs of Montgomery and is an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. He is also a member of the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.
Scott Griffin, DVM
Dr. Griffin graduated with honors from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing small animal medicine in Montgomery since 1989, where he has continued to develop a special appreciation for his role in enhancing the relationship between his patients and their families by providing complete care at all life stages. He has especially appreciated newer developments in allergy and arthritis management and continues to have special interest in ultrasonography and laparoscopic and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Griffin is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, Central Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, and is the former Alabama representative for Christian Veterinary Missions. He has served on several local boards and is a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, where he has been involved with short-term missions and children’s Sunday school programs.
Dr. Griffin and his wife Janice have two daughters, Rebecca and Jessica. Rounding out the family is Ginny, a vivacious Australian Shepherd puppy. When he’s not at the office, you can usually find him cycling or at the coast, catching and cooking all manner of saltwater fish.
Holladay Strickland, DVM
Dr. Holladay (Holli) Strickland is a 1995 graduate of the Auburn University College of Agriculture and a 1999 Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation from veterinary school, she joined a small animal/exotic/zoo practice in Foley, Alabama, where she practiced for two years. The birth of her daughter, Peyton Grace, in 2000 brought her back home to her family and her roots in Lowndes County, Alabama. Dr. Strickland practiced at another Montgomery area veterinary facility for nine years prior to joining the staff at Carriage Hills and Vaughn Road in February 2010. She enjoys all areas of small animal practice, but her primary interests include challenging wound closure cases and emergency/trauma medicine.
Dr. Strickland's hobbies include reading, hiking, training therapy dogs, and Great Dane rescue. Some people like to restore cars or houses, she loves to restore Great Danes! She is also an active volunteer with the Easter Seals Dogs on Call therapy dog program. Dr. Strickland is a member of New Bethel Baptist Church in Braggs, Alabama, and also attends First Baptist Church in Montgomery.
Dr. Strickland resides in Lowndesboro, AL, with her daughter, Peyton, her two Great Danes (Kramer and Memphis), two Golden Retrievers (Nikki and Samson), her Australian Shepherd (Skye), and the three kitties (Lexi, Boudreaux, and Stuey).
Dr. Strickland is currently a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association and the Central Alabama Veterinary Medical Association.
Christine Carswell, DVM
Dr. Christine Carswell received a Bachelor's in Science from the University of New Hampshire. She obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in January 2010 from Ross University and completed her clinical year at Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests include: cardiology, critical care/emergency, internal medicine and anesthesiology/pain management. She is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
She is a native of the Boston area where she started her career as an emergency veterinarian. For the last two years she has practiced full time in Suwanee, Georgia. Veterinary medicine has been Dr. Carswell's passion since she was a little girl and to be able to practice high quality medicine makes her proud every day. She now resides with her husband and two cats Willow and Honey. Dr. Carswell joined the team at Carriage Hills Animal Hospital in June 2013. In her spare time she enjoys traveling with her husband, taking on home and garden projects and spending time with family and friends. Her marriage is a perfect north meets south: although the south is where she’s happy to call home, she will forever be a fan of Red Sox games and Maine lobstah!
Hanna Lamb, DVM
Dr. Hanna Lamb received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Auburn University in 2010 before going on to obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Her special interests include emergency/critical care, preventive medicine, internal medicine, and theriogenology.
Dr. Lamb was born and raised in Memphis, TN where she always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. When she moved to Auburn for college in 2006, she never looked back. She now calls Auburn “home” where she resides with her husband and two dogs, Balou and Daisie. Her hobbies include traveling, hanging out with family and friends, reading, and of course, watching as much Auburn football as possible. War Eagle!
Nicole Namie, DVM
Dr. Nicole Namie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Western Kentucky University. She is also a 2009 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, and an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Namie is a native of Kentucky, but now lives with her husband in Phenix City. Together they enjoy the company of their 8 dogs including 3 pugs (Keebler, Duncan, and Madeline) that are their pride and joy. They also have several cats, a rabbit, and a goat. When she’s not practicing medicine or rehabilitating orphaned or injured wildlife, she is an avid traveler, runner, and Auburn football fan. Her passions include emergency medicine and critical care, preventive medicine of all life stages, pain management, and allergy control.
She is very excited to join the team at Carriage Hills and looks forward to meeting all the clients and their furry family members!
Lauren Rowe, DVM
Dr. Lauren Rowe is a 2011 graduate of the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine (TUSVM). During her time at TUSVM, she earned awards including the Dr. and Mrs. Aaron Groth award scholarship, the ACVS (American College of Veterinary Surgeon) Student Award, and the Western Veterinary Conference scholarship to name a few. She also held the roles of a student delegate for the American Veterinary Medical Association and President of the Tuskegee Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association. She also earned a membership into Phi Zeta, the national honor society of veterinary medicine.
Dr. Rowe was raised in Montgomery, AL and graduated from Loveless Academic Magnet Program (LAMP) high school in 2002. She attended Tuskegee University on a full Presidential scholarship and graduated summa cum laude in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. After finishing veterinary school, she completed a small animal rotating internship at the Tuskegee University Small Animal Clinic.
Dr. Rowe has previously worked at Carriage Hills Animal Hospital (CHAH) during high school as well as undergraduate and veterinary school years. When she began working as an associate at CHAH in April 2015, it truly felt as if she were returning home. Dr. Rowe is especially interested in preventative care medicine and surgery. Outside of work, Dr. Rowe is a proud mother of one son and the proud owner of a 6 year old terrier mix who she adopted during veterinary school. Dr. Rowe enjoys good food, good music, all things Tuskegee, dancing, and is an active member of her childhood church.
Brittney Bell Reynolds, DVM
Dr. Brittney Bell Reynolds received her Bachelor's in Science from Troy University in 2006. She obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2011 from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a one year rotating internship at Colorado State University focusing on preventative medicine, internal medicine, surgery, theriogenology, ambulatory medicine, and sports medicine. Her special interests include emergency/critical care, internal medicine, preventative medicine, pain management, and soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Reynolds is originally from the Dothan area where she began her career as an emergency veterinarian. For the last two years, she has practiced full-time mixed animal medicine in Greenville, Alabama. Practicing veterinary medicine has been a dream since she was nine years old, and she is happy to be able to provide quality care each and everyday. She currently lives with her two children, Wyatt and Finley, and the many members of her four legged family which includes: two horses, one donkey, three goats, one sheep, four dogs, and four cats. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her children, working with horses, traveling, and hiking.
Stephanie Maples, DVM
Bio coming soon.
Dr. Angel Laws-Barnes, DVM
Dr. Angel Laws-Barnes is a proud graduate of Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine (TUSVM). She has a zealous appreciation for her Alma Mater where she also earned her Bachelor of Animal Sciences. While studying at Tuskegee University, Dr. Laws-Barnes met her husband whom she lives happily with in Prattville along with their one-eyed Pomeranian, Dr. Winks.
Dr. Laws-Barnes was raised in Orlando, Florida and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring new adventures, traveling, crafting and days at the beach. Her passion to protect the well-being of animals started as a young girl when she was gifted the responsibility to care for her first pet, a black and white Shih Tzu puppy named Otis. Through her education and medical experiences she has developed an interest for soft tissue surgery, preventative care, dentistry, emergency and shelter medicine.