TCAH Staff

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    Sommer Fitzgerald Dungan | Vet Tech

    Sommer is a Hattiesburg native who has aspirations for Veterinary School. Sommer started as a kennel technician and worked her way up to veterinary technician. Married to Gage, she has an American Bulldog named Parker who is always happy to visit us at the clinic.

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      Taryn Morgan | Customer Care

      Taryn is one of our TCAH Customer Service Representatives. Taryn joined TCAH in 2020. Originally from Jackson, MS, she and her fiancé Bobby share a home in Richton with their three fur babies: Smokey, Sprout, and Simon. She also enjoys riding her horse, Gilbert, in her free time.

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        Vale Bridges

        Vale is a newer team member at TCAH. She as two cats named Pebbles and Vlad, two snakes named Cookie and Gustavo, and a dog named Hazel. She enjoys doing art in her free time.

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          Lauren Mangum | Vet Tech

          Lauren was born and raised in Hattiesburg, MS. She started working as a Vet Tech for TCAH in the Spring of 2011. She rejoined TCAH after a two year break at home with her two girls Marley Kate and Lainey. She has a rambunctious hound named Benny and two furry kitties Murray and Doodles.

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          Hunter Simpson

            Hunter Simpson | Animal Caregiver | Receptionist

            Hunter returns to TCAH after being in school. She is transitioning from being a kennel technician to receptionist. She has an (almost) two year old and many animals.

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              Laurie Herring | Veterinary Technician

              Laurie has been with TCAH various times since 1991. She loves meeting new people and pets and learning about different animals. She also is a source of infinite knowledge on our avian friends. She lives with her husband, Brian, their dog, Angus, and their cat Hopkins. Their children, Olivia and Jacob, have flown the coop […]

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                Christine Richardson | Animal Caregiver

                Christine has been with Town and Country Animal Hospital since 2013. Christine moved from her hometown of Idar~Ober~Stein Germany to the United States in 2012. She currently lives in Sumrall, MS with her husband, Cameron, cats and dogs, guinea pigs, birds, donkeys, miniature horses, bunnies, and goats. Her passion is caring for and spending time […]

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                  Kristen Dahlberg | Veterinary Technician

                  Kristen is from Plainfield, Illinois. She is a Certified Veterinary Technician who graduated from Joliet Junior College. Married to Nate, she has two cats, Nemo and Millie, and a bird named Belle. Kristen enjoys warm weather and seeing your pets!

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                    Missy Pennington | Veterinary Technician

                    Missy worked at Town and Country Animal Hospital from 2006-2009 and returned in 2012. Missy is our resident exotics expert. She is a board member of the American Ferret Association Education Team and a member of the Ferret DIM Support Group and wildlife rehabilitation. Missy has lived in Hattiesburg most of her life. She is […]

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