MEET OUR STAFF

Rene’ Holt, DVM

Veterinarian/Owner

Dr. Rene’ Holt has always had a love for animals, especially the exotic ones! She grew up in rural Mississippi and was always surrounded by her family pets which included dogs, cats, horses, sugar gliders, and even a raccoon. There wasn’t a time where she didn’t want to grow up to be a veterinarian. She has always had a true compassion for all animals.

Dr. Holt received her Animal and Dairy Science degree from Mississippi State University and from there she continued at Mississippi State and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She moved to the Huntsville area with her husband, Michael, after graduation and has been practicing in the area ever since. Dr. Holt has 4 children to whom she has passed down her love of animals to.

Dr. Holt has special interests in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and exotic medicine. She currently has 3 cats, Nora, Jon Snow & Declan, 1 dog, Félicie, a ferret named Otter, and a very spoiled Cockatoo named Harlow. In her spare time, Dr. Holt loves spending time with her family and planning parties.

Deanna Van Camp, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Van Camp grew up in central Illinois and she knew from a young age she wanted to be a vet. She grew up around a variety of animals and had the opportunity to travel all over the world. She was an active volunteer with her local zoo until going to college.

Dr. Van Camp received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Evansville in Evansville Indiana. She went on to Purdue University where she earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. While at Purdue she had additional training with the Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic, Fort Wayne Zoo, and Chicago Exotic Animal Hospital.

After graduation she moved to Tupelo, Mississippi with her husband and practiced at a small animal clinic for 4 years. In 2021 she moved to the Madison area and joined the Rocket City Veterinary Service team. She currently splits her time between the hospital and the mobile service.

In her spare time she is an avid gardener and quilter. She also enjoys time with her husband, son and many pets including 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 crested geckos, fire skin, king snake, dart frogs, and 2 chameleons.

Madison Martin, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Madison Martin is excited to be practicing her passion in her hometown. Dr. Martin was raised right here in the Rocket City since she was 5 years old. Even from a young age it was clear that she had great compassion for animals of all kinds, including a brown recluse she once caught and tried to keep as a pet. Dr. Martin’s first official furry companion was a ferret named Pooky who she quickly realized needed more friends in the form of 2 more ferrets! Dr. Martin’s interest in animal care only grew with her as she spent more and more time out at the barn with her horse, Pogo.

Dr. Martin graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the College of Agriculture at Auburn University before continuing her education at Kansas State University where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. During her time in school, Dr. Martin became fascinated with exotic animal medicine as she oversaw the College’s Herpetarium and volunteering within the Exotic Animal Department. Since graduating, Dr. Martin has moved back to be closer with her family and put down her own roots.

Dr. Martin now has special interest in exotic companion animal medicine and surgery. She is currently the Exotic After-Hours Veterinarian for the Rocket City Veterinary team. In her free-time Dr. Martin prefers to read, play video games, and snuggle with her dog, Eowyn. Of all the animals she works with, rats are probably her absolute favorite patients!

Molly Shirley, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Shirley is a Kansas Native who grew up in the suburbs of Kansas City. For undergraduate, she attended the University of Kansas and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Genetics. After graduation, she decided to combine her love of animals and her interest in science and medicine by pursuing a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

She attended the School of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2002. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Redding, California to complete an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery.

Dr. Shirley spent several years in Lexington, South Carolina prior to settling in Huntsville in 2010. She has a special interest in Internal Medicine, Dermatology and Radiology/ultrasound.

In her spare time she enjoys traveling, baking, reading, fitness and watching her son play baseball. She shares her home with her husband, son and their 4 dogs.

Elaine Schilling, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Schilling graduated from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She grew up in Huntsville and attended Mississippi State University to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Animal and Dairy Science.

Dr. Schilling enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in dermatology and surgery. She enjoys working closely with clients to provide the best care for their pets.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian and their four children. She shares her home with a dog, Marko. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, crafting and traveling.

Jenny Markle

Office Manager

Jenny has been working in veterinary medicine since 2007. She has held a position in all aspects of a veterinary hospital, but most of her career has been as a veterinary assistant. She has an Associates in Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology from Jefferson State Community College. In 2018 she joined Rocket City Mobile Vet and has since moved into the position of Practice Manager.

Jenny grew up on a farm and has had a passion for animals her entire life. She currently has 4 animals of her own, all of whom are rescues – Sallie (a Cocker Spaniel) who has been her best friend and companion since 2012, Cricket (a Shih-Tzu), Walter (a Siamese), and Pocket (a Hedgehog).

She loves to read and has discovered a love of plants. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, which includes her husband, Michael, and her son, Lincoln.

Tessia Sammons

Lead Mobile Veterinary Assistant

Tessia has been in the veterinary field since 2002 and has been a veterinary assistant for 6 years. Tessia was raised in Tennessee and has lived in this area her entire life. When Tessia isn’t working, she is caring for her 18 animals which includes dogs, cats, horses, and a steer.

She also spends her time riding horses and barrel racing.  Above all, she loves spending time with her family, including her husband, Joe, and daughter, Written.

Jackie Harris

Lead Clinic Veterinary Assistant

Jackie has been in the veterinary field since 2011 and has spent most of her career as a veterinary assistant. Since joining Rocket City Veterinary Services, she has taken on the role a lead clinic technician assistant. 

Growing up, Jackie always had a passion for making a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love them! Her interests include educating clients, dentistry, and working with exotics. 

Jackie and her fiancée, Cheyenne, have 5 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 bearded dragons. In her free time, she enjoys playing basketball, fishing, and watching Auburn football.  

Cheyenne Pitts

Lead Receptionist

Cheyenne has been in the veterinary field since 2017.  She has spent most of her career as a veterinary assistant but as moved into the role of lead receptionist at Rocket City Veterinary Services. 

Cheyenne is also currently pursuing a nursing degree and aspires to be a Nurse Practitioner.

Cheyenne’s interests include getting her lashes and nails done, watching reality tv, and spending time with her family; including her fiancée, Jackie, and their 5 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 bearded dragons.

Sakeya Ford

Receptionist

Sakeya joined Rocket City Veterinary Services in April 2021 with no previous experience but as excelled over the last year and a half in her role as receptionist and mobile scheduler.

Sakaya is married and has 2 beautiful children. Their family has a spoiled Dalmatian named Yoda.

In Sakeya’s free time, she enjoys reading, making tik-tok videos, playing video games, binging tv shows, cooking, going to the movies, and spending time with my family.

Sakeya is happy to be a part of our team because veterinary medicine is a field that she always wanted to pursue due to her love of animals.

Jordan Anderson

Receptionist

Jordan has been in the veterinary field since early 2019 and has been a veterinary assistant and veterinary receptionist.

She is a military child and has moved around her whole life.

She has had a love for animals since she was a little girl, and has spent her free time volunteering at animal shelters in the area. She has always had a fur baby at her side, and currently has a pug named Fifi.

Brittney Oliver

Receptionist

Brittney joined our team in August 2022 as a receptionist/technician assistant with previous experience as a kennel assistant.

Brittney has had a love for animals since she was a little girl and is currently majoring in Animal Science to become a veterinary technician. She plans to continue her education and get a degree in veterinary medicine.

Brittney has a very spoil Goldendoodle named Hope and a Betta fish named Goldie. Brittney moved to the area 2 years ago from Auburn AL. Brittney also has an interest in cosmetology, fishing, and going hiking.

Alissia Nowicki

Receptionist

Alissia joined the Rocket City team in August 2022 with no prior experience in the veterinary field but has always had a love for animals. She was raised in Washington state but has lived all over the country as a military wife.

She has been married for 18 years and has 3 children. Her family also includes 2 dogs, Kora and Shelby, and 2 cats, Eli and Kal.

Alissia loves to travel; especially to Hawaii and Disney, going to the movies, or watching anything on BRAVO.

She is very excited to be in this field and plans to remain in veterinary medicine forever. Alissia said after being a stay-at-home mom for 13 years, she has finally found something that brings a new joy to her life.

Elizabeth Nagy, LVT

Licensed Veterinary Technician 

Elizabeth has been in the veterinary field since 2004. She was born and raised in Michigan, but moved to Alabama in 2007, and then to Kansas in 2009.

While living in Kansas she obtained her Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology and in 2012 she moved back to Alabama where she completed the requirements to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician.

She shares her home with her fiancé, 2 dogs, 2 frogs and numerous fish. In her spare time she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends, and in the summer she can often be found out on the river boating or kayaking.

Adam Carter

Veterinary Assistant

Adam joined Rocket City Veterinary Services in March of 2022 but has been in the veterinary field since 2016. Adam grew up in Jupiter, Florida and moved to Huntsville, Alabama in 2007.

He has a variety of exotics, two dogs (Pepper and Sasha), and three cats (Garnet, Maurice, and Eleanor). His hobbies include hiking and playing the piano. His passion at work is emergency and critical care, and client education.

Courtney Arnold

Veterinary Assistant

Courtney has been in the veterinary field since the beginning of 2020, and started out as a veterinary receptionist. Courtney was raised in a small town in California, and moved to San Diego, where she started her career in veterinary medicine.

She currently has 2 dogs, which are both rescues, Timber (a coonhound) and Fiji (a coonhound mix).

In her free time, she loves to cook and bake. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her husband, Chris, and her son, Ryder.

Brittany Rivera

Veterinary Assistant

Brittany joined Rocket City Veterinary Services in November of 2021. Brittany has been working as a veterinary assistant for 6 years. Brittany is currently studying to get her bachelor’s degree in biology and then plans to go to veterinary school and become a veterinarian.

Brittany has 2 spoiled dogs at home. In addition to spoiling her fur-babies, she loves going to Disney every year and LOVES Stitch. She is saving up for her own farm where she can get even more animals to love!

Hallie Hepler

Veterinary Assistant

Hallie joined Rocket City Veterinary Services in November 2021. She has been in the veterinary field for 2 years. Hallie was born in Nashville, TN but moved to Huntsville, AL when she was just two years old.

She has had a passion for animals her entire life. When Hallie isn’t working she is taking care of her 6 animals- Lulu, Dakota, Margo, Indiana, KitKat and Shade.

She also spends her free time riding horses and barrel racing. Most of all, she loves to spend time with her family and friends.

Jordan Hovis

Veterinary Assistant

Jordan was born and raised in Huntsville. After marrying her husband and moving to California, Jordan joined the field of veterinary medicine.

She has worked in the veterinary field for 6 years and loves every second of it! Jordan recently moved back to Huntsville to raise her two children. She recently joined the Rocket City team and quickly became a valued employee!

In her spare time, she loves to hang out with her family and her animals.

Natasha Reas

Veterinary Assistant

Natasha was born and raised in Huntsville and has always had a love for animals. Natasha got her veterinary job right after high school. From this experience, Natasha fell in love with veterinary medicine.

She went to UAH and received a degree in Microbiology. While in college, she met her husband, Bob. They have been happily married for 13 years and have three beautiful daughters, Zoey, Olivia, and Molly Margaret.

Natasha stays busy with family, church, and career as a veterinary technician assistant. When she is not at work, you will find her at the soccer fields with her girls, spending time with family and friends, reading a good book, or playing with her fur babies. Natasha has four cats: Peeks, Zombie, Captain Willie, and Darwf, and a sweet pup named Wilbur.

Amanda Alaffa

Veterinary Assistant

Amanda has been in the veterinary field since the beginning of 2021. She is currently enrolled at Ashworth College to pursue a degree to become a licensed veterinary technician.

Amanda has lived all over the US as a military spouse. She joined the US. Army National Guard from 2010-2016 and was a Military Police Officer. After settling down, she was able to pursue her dream of working with animals.

Animals have always been a large part of her life. She can’t think of a more rewarding career than that of getting to help animals.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, Ram, and 3 daughters: Abigail, Addison, and Avery. Amanda is the proud owner of 4 dogs, a cat, a rabbit, and two saltwater fish tanks. In her spare time, she enjoys mountain biking, golfing, fishing, and just about anything that has to do with the outdoors.

Alison Hebert

Veterinary Assistant

Alison joined Rocket City Veterinary Services in March 2022. Alison has worked in the veterinary field since 2021 and has shown great potential in the short time she has been in the field.

She is from New Hampshire but has lived in Alabama for the majority of her life. She enlisted in the United States Army in 2019, but after an injury she was unable to continue her military career. Alison then turned to her childhood dreams of working with animals and into reality.

During her spare time, she is spending her time with her two dogs, Finley and Lola. She also enjoys hiking and spending time with friends.

Anaya Chambers

Veterinary Assistant

Anaya is a junior at the University of Alabama in Huntsville studying Biology with the hopes of going on to veterinary school. She hopes to eventually specialize in treating domestic animals, farm life, and exotics; for now, she’s working as a technician’s assistant.

Anaya has always dreamed of being in the field of veterinary medicine, and she has gladly found her start here at Rocket City Veterinary Hospital. Anaya currently has three furry friends at home that she calls her babies; Apollo (Schnauzer Mix), Bessie (King Charles Spaniel), and Lil Girl (Short-tailed Chinchilla).

In her free time, she enjoys painting, drawing, spending time with all of her fur babies, and hanging out with her friends and family. 

Gabby Wilson

Veterinary Assistant

Gabby’s bio is coming soon.