Meet 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. Hemmert - Chief Veterinarian

Dr. 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.

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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. Corley - Veterinarian

Dr. 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.

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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. Taylor - Veterinarian

Dr. Taylor


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.

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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. King - Veterinarian

Dr. King


Please welcome the newest member of our team Dr. Ashlee King. Dr. Ashlee will be working part-time. She grew up in Mt. Pleasant, Tennessee, surrounded by her family’s cows and goats. 

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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.

Dr. King - Veterinarian

Dr. Hinson


Dr. Chelsea Hinson is a graduate of St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine. She was raised in Hohenwald, TN, and has had an interest in becoming a veterinarian since she was a small child.

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She has a passion for small animal medicine and is excited to serve as a new doctor at our clinic. When she is not at the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, and gaming. She has a dog and 4 cats as part of her fur family. She is looking forward to serving the community and helping take care of your pet family.