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OUR VETERINARIANS

Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, & care deeply about what we do every day.

Dr. Kelly Hemmert

Dr. Kelly Hemmert

Owner, Chief Veterinarian

Dr. Kelly Hemmert has been caring for pets professionally for more than 20 years. She’s the proud owner and operator of the Animal Care Center of Carter’s Creek, and couldn’t be happier to continue serving the pets and animal owners of this area. 

After earning her Bachelor’s degree at the Mississippi University for Women in 1994, Dr. Hemmert attended Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to receive her Doctorate in 1998. After honing her skills in various emergency hospitals, she opened the first of her three clinics in Tupelo. Dr. Hemmert has been running veterinary clinics ever since! She’s the Chief Physician here at the Animal Care Center of Carter’s Creek and sees patients daily.

When she’s not at work, Dr. Hemmert enjoys riding horses, playing tennis, and spending quality time with her husband and six children.

Dr. Hunter Corley

Dr. Hunter Corley

Chief of Staff, Veterinarian

Dr. Hunter Corley can’t remember a time when he didn’t adore the company of animals. He’s always wanted to do his part to give something back—that’s why he decided to become a veterinarian! Dr. Corley is the Chief of Staff here at the Animal Care Center of Carter’s Creek and sees patients during business hours and for after-hours emergencies.

Dr. Corley completed his Doctorate at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University in 2008. He’s been helping pets and their owners as a licensed veterinarian ever since. When he’s not at work, Dr. Corley can usually be found spending time outdoors or enjoying the company of his family and friends.

Dr. Larson

Dr. Jessica Larson

Veterinarian

Dr. Jessica Larson is an internal medicine specialist and loves using her advanced and specialized skill set to help as many pets as she possibly can. She’s a pet owner herself, after all, and knows just how valuable our animal companions really are! Here at the Animal Care Center of Carters Creek, we’re proud to connect with Dr. Larson as our MOVES Veterinary Internal Medicine partner in the Nashville region. 

Dr. Larson graduated from the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine with honors before completing a general rotating small-animal internship at Michigan Veterinary Specialists in Southfield, Michigan. Next, she was accepted into a small-animal internal medicine residency at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She’s been working in the world of internal veterinary medicine ever since. 

Dr. Larson is board-certified through the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She has extensive experience in many facets of veterinary medicine, including private clinical practice and in-home euthanasia. Her main interest is enhancing client relationships and engagement, and considers herself both the teacher and the student in many situations. Ultimately, she loves to be a valuable partner on the journey of each pet’s illness and recovery. Dr. Larson also has a special place in her heart for geriatric cats!

In her time away from work, Dr. Larson enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and their two wonderful children. The family shares their lives with two loveable cats. 

Dr. Marina Taylor

Dr. Marina Taylor

Veterinarian

Dr. Marina Taylor is our newest addition, and couldn’t be more excited to become your new family doctor! She is a 2021 graduate of Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine whose’s passion is to provide the best care and education about pet health possible. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband outdoors, camping and kayaking, and indoors snuggling her two dogs and three cats at home. Dr. Taylor considers it an honor to serve you and your fur babies!

Dr. Ashlee King

Dr. Ashlee King

Veterinarian

Please welcome the newest member of our team Dr. Ashlee King. Dr. Ashlee will be working part-time on Tuesday’s & Thursday’s. She grew up in Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, surrounded by her family’s cows and goats. From early on, she had a deep love and compassion for all animals. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2015. While attending school there, she wrestled with her decision of what to choose as a career.

During one summer at home, she discovered a sick sheep on the farm, which she researched and treated on her own. This sparked an interest in the veterinary profession. Soon after, she discovered an organization called Christian Veterinary Mission who uses the veterinary profession to share God’s love. She knew then that she had found her true calling. Ashlee graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020 with a desire to eventually form a Christian-centered house call veterinary practice. After two years as an associate veterinarian, she made the decision to establish Salt and Light House Call Veterinarian.

Dr. Ashlee has two Australian cattle dogs, Nellie and Sadie. She worships and grows in Christ at Mt. Joy Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Additionally, she serves on a Christian Veterinary Mission team on the Navajo reservation in Sanders, Arizona, once a year. In her free time, Ashlee enjoys spending time with friends and family, working on her family’s Christmas tree farm, hiking, fishing and crafting.