Dr.Kenneth A. EdwardsVeterinarian
Dr. Kenneth A. Edwards is a 1982 graduate of Lewis County High School. He attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, TN and was the top graduate of the class of 1992. Dr. Edwards is currently licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Alabama and Tennessee. Following graduation from the UTCVM, he returned to Hohenwald to begin his career in veterinary medicine. He also practiced in Florence, AL and Lawrenceburg, TN. He, with his wife Jennifer and their three children, moved to Jackson in 1999 after purchasing Northside Animal Clinic. Jackson has become 'home' and the clients and patients of Northside Animal Clinic are now part of their family too. Dr. Edwards takes pride in practicing quality medicine and caring for 'God's creatures great and small.'
Dr. Lauren Dabney is a recent graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She spent 8 years in Starkville studying Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, but she and her husband William are glad to call Jackson home again. They share their home with their son and 3 dogs, and 3 cats. Her interests include feline medicine, general surgery, and pain management. Dr. Dabney is excited to join the Northside Animal Clinic family and is committed to continue providing the highest quality patient and client care.
Lisa Wyke joined the Northside Animal Clinic gang in November 2012. Lisa came to us with prior veterinary office experience and wants to learn more every day and provides everyone with a good laugh and a helping hand. She is a native of Missouri, but moved to Tennessee in 1997. Lisa has 2 sons (Robert and Devin), 3 dogs (Kane, Kiki and Karma) and 1 cat (Garfield). She enjoys watching Dev play basketball and archery.
Shelby McKeeLicensed Veterinary Medical Technician
Shelby McKee became a member of the Northside Animal Clinic family in January 2018. She is a native of Wyoming and attended college at Eastern Wyoming College studying veterinary technology. Shelby became a licensed veterinary technician in 2014 and especially enjoys surgeries and dentistry. In her spare time, you can find her outside camping, hiking, and fishing. Shelby moved to Tennessee in 2016 with her Great Dane, Shadow, and miniature Australian Shepherd, Crush, and we are so glad she did!
Kirstie ChildressLicensed Veterinary Medical Technician
Kirstie became part of our family while she interned with us as she was completing her veterinary technician training with the University of Tennessee at Martin. She graduated and became a licensed veterinary technician in 2018 and became a full time NSAC member shortly after. Kirstie is a west TN girl and raises Dorset sheep and grew up showing them as well. She currently shares her home with 5 dogs and 5 cats! Kirstie's favorite part of being a LVMT is patient care.
Kailyn graduated from JC in 2016 and attended Harding University. Although Kailyn has traveled to 45 out of 50 states in the United States, Nicaragua 5 times, Mexico twice and Canada twice, she always returns to Jackson! She joined the NSAC family in October 2017 when she decided to follow her childhood dream of working with animals. Kailyn enjoys spending time with her family hiking, camping and traveling in her spare time. She is a self proclaimed 'cat' person and certainly has a special connection with them.
Rachel MetzgerVeterinary Assistant
Rachel Metzger is the proud 'mom' of 2 dogs (Reno and Harley), 1 cat (Snickers), and 3 horses (Dally, Ellie, Bully). After all that, we aren't sure how she fits in being a full time veterinary assistant! Rachel is originally from Pennsylvania and graduated from the veterinary technician program at the University of Tennessee in Martin. She was active with the rodeo while attending UTM. Rachel particularly enjoys wound care and client education. You can usually find her with a smile on her face and if you wind up at the Jackson Pet Emergency Clinic after hours, you may just see her there as well!