Meet Our Staff



Bill Van Hooser, DVM

Bill Van Hooser

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.

Janet Doucet, DVM

Janet Doucet

Dr. Doucet graduated from The University of Georgia CVM in 1998 and practiced in Texas, the US Virgin Islands, and Florida on her way to VRVC. Her areas of special interest are dermatology, internal medicine, anesthesiology and pain management. She developed her love of animal care, and curiosity about nature and science, while living on a farm in central Florida as a child.

Dr. Doucet has two pups—lab mix Forrest (7 yrs old) is named after Forrest Gump because he has a disabled leg, but Dr. Doucet says he can run like the wind on 3 legs.

Her other dog is Sammie, a 5 year old Daschund who lost lots of weight through diet and exercise. He is now 1/3 of the weight he was when relinquished to the rescue group. Dr. Doucet also has 2 cats—Pursey and Mudpie!

Dr. Doucet has been married for 16 years to a wonderful husband, Shawn, and they have a 12 year old son Michael, whose passion is mountain biking. Her hobbies are jewelry making and pottery, and she loves riding bikes with her family and reading.

Scott Griffin, DVM

Scott Griffin

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.

Laura Worthy, DVM

Laura Worthy, DVM

Dr. Laura Worthy is a Georgia native, graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981 and has enjoyed practicing veterinary medicine ever since. She is the founder and former owner of Mill Creek Veterinary Hospital in Clarkesville, GA. 
Dr. Worthy recently relocated to Alabama and joined the staff of Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic and Carriage Hills Animal Hospital in 2018. Her interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, endocrinology, dentistry, dermatology and wellness care. 

She is married to Bo Worthy and they live with their pets in Eclectic, AL. Together they are the proud parents of 7 amazing children. In her spare time Dr. Worthy enjoys road cycling, triathlon, tennis, playing piano, gardening, refinishing furniture and traveling. She is a member of Church of the Highlands.

Christine Carswell, DVM

Christine Carswell

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

Hanna Lamb

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

Nicole Namie

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!

Angel Laws-Barnes, DVM

Angel Laws-Barnes

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.

Rachel Kring, DVM

Rachel Kring

Dr. Rachel Kring attended Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 2016. Her medical passion is in emergency medicine with special interest in internal medicine and surgical cases. She desires to make emergency situations for pet owners as stress-free as possible, knowing that families are usually distraught over emergent problems.

Dr. Kring is originally from Maryland and never expected to move so far from home. However, the Lord had other plans and brought her to Alabama, and now she does not want to leave! She is newly married to an Auburn graduate student, and currently they have two fur kids, Zoey (dog) and Tuxedo (cat). In her free time, her family enjoys hiking, tennis, sight-seeing, and wildlife photography. One of her aspirations is to go on an African Safari and get the once in a lifetime chance to capture those wild animals by camera.

Kanyon McLean, DVM

Kanyon McLean, DVM

Dr. McLean is one of our newest overnight emergency doctors. She grew up in sunny Florida, attending The University of Florida for her Bachelors degree before heading north to The Ohio State University for veterinary school. Upon graduation, she spent her first post-graduate year in Tucson, AZ as an intern in a very busy 24/7 emergency and surgery practice with a specialty in exotics, wildlife and zoo medicine. Dr. McLean finds herself in Montgomery because of her passion for zoological medicine. That’s right! When she’s not performing overnight emergency at Carriage Hills, you can find her caring for “lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” at the Montgomery Zoo! Dr. McLean is very excited to be a member of the Carriage Hills family!