Meet the friendly staff at The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt!

Veterinary Assistant
Kayla grew up on horseback right here in Summerfield, and was always surrounded by everything from dogs and cats to goats, chickens, cows, and sheep. When her own horse, Sly, developed a hoof infection during Kayla’s childhood, the local veterinarians set to work returning the horse to good health. Watching Sly recover fully made a permanent impression on Kayla—she knew that she would love to work in the field of animal care herself!

Kayla’s veterinary journey started at a local boarding facility, where she served as a kennel attendant for a year. It wasn’t long before she wanted to learn more and start working hands-on with animals—that’s when she signed up at a nearby animal hospital and received on-the-job training to become a Veterinary Assistant. Now, Kayla is happy to help the pets and animal owners of the area as a member of The Animal Hospital at Lake Brandt family! Outside of work, Kayla enjoys reading, trail riding with her husband—a huge horse-lover himself!—and spending time with her various animal companions at hom


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Feedback from our clients

  • "I have been taking my 16 year old lab, Oscar, to this vet since he came to me in 2004, and I wouldn't take any of my dogs anywhere else! They are so wonderful with both pets and people. I would recommend any of the doctors and staff to anyone."
    Erin H
  • "We have been going to another vet for years. We wanted to have our year old Wheaten Terrier, Rylee spayed by laparoscopy so she would have less pain and be back to her usual activity in 2-3 days instead of 10-14 days. Our vet does the traditional spay. We had a consult meet and greet with Dr. Courtney Pierce. She answered all our questions and so friendly and professional. They have a state of the art OR suite. Rylee did great. On post op day three she spotted a squirrel and did an all out chase with no ill effects! All the staff were great."
    Linda A
  • "I love Dr. Jernigan at AHLB and would never take my dog anywhere else! The staff is excellent with animals and always professional, courteous and respectful to owners. I have trusted this animal hospital for all of my dog's care, including check ups, surgeries (she's had three!) and for boarding when we have to go out of town. Every experience I have had here has been wonderful and I highly recommend their services to anyone looking for a veterinary office for their furry children!."
    Avery C