Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Kenneth A. Edwards
    Veterinarian

    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
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Lauren Dabney is a 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 be a part of the Northside Animal Clinic family and is committed to continue providing the highest quality patient and client care.

  • Lisa Wyke

    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 McKee
    Licensed 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, fishing, gardening and taking care of her chickens!   Shelby moved to Tennessee in 2016 with her Great Dane, Shadow, and miniature Australian Shepherd, Crush, and we are so glad she did!

  • Kirstie Childress Tims
    Licensed 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 enjoys riding side by sides and organization, from which we benefit greatly!  She and her husband currently share their home with 5 dogs and 5 cats.  Kirstie's favorite part of being a LVMT is patient care.  

  • Kailyn Bentley

    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.

  • Caroline Kroeger
    Veterinary Assistant

    Caroline is a hometown girl and joined our family, July 2020. She was born and raised right here in Jackson, TN.  Upon graduation from Madison Academic High School, Caroline attended Murray State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Veterinary Technology in 2020.  Caroline interned with us during the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic and we decided if she could handle that, she would be a great fit for our team!  She enjoys cooking, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends.  She is mom to Maggie whom she rescued in 2019 which makes them a lucky pair!  She loves to jump in to provide first aid care for sick and/or injured patients.  

New clients receive 10% off first visit. Call us today at 731-668-9350 and mention the website to receive the offer!

Office Hours

Monday:

7:45 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:45 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:45 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

7:45 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

7:45 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

7:45 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

After Hours Emergency & Urgent Care


Northside Animal Clinic is an affiliate of the Jackson Pet Emergency Clinic.


JPEC is located at 2815 N. Highland Ave., Ste E. We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 7 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life.

Emergencies can be things such as snail bait poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency. JPEC is open all holidays, weekends, and after regular business hours. The phone number is: 731-660-4343.

Location

Testimonials

  • "Dr. Kenneth Edwards and his Team at Northside Animal Clinic have been our veterinary care group for at least 12 years. The longevity of the relationship is due solely to the extraordinarily capable and conscientious care our pets have received."
    Mona and Ivy Scarborough - Jackson, TN

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