Dr. Karen Emerson

Practice Owner

Dr. Karen Emerson is a 2006 graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She resides in West Point with her husband Terry and two daughters, Haley and Lilly Kate. Her other family members are Bart, a double yellow-headed Amazon parrot she has had since she was eleven years old. Dopey a dumbo rat, Snowball a guinea pig, Lilly a Latino cockatiel, Bella a Labrador Retriever. Marvin a Great Pyrenees, Ginger a Welch pony, and a herd of cattle: each one spoiled rotten.

She specializes in exotics and trained with Dr. Tom Tully at LSU. Her hobbies are audiobooks, singing in the choir at church, horseback riding and spending time with family and friends.


Dr. Ashley Janzen

Dr. Ashley Plover Janzen is a 2018 graduate from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She originates from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but now calls Starkville, Mississippi home. With her husband, Matthew, they live with their large pack of 5 dogs: Sansa, Tate, Sammy, Sippi, and Emmie Lou; 2 birds: Keiko and Switch; and their 2 horses: Flea and Poco.

In her free time, Dr. Janzen enjoys bowling with her husband and going to any Mississippi State University sporting event.

Dr. Janzen has a particular interest in surgery, but loves to see any type of exotic as well. She looks forward to seeing your pets and helping them be as healthy as possible.


Stephanie Aultman

Office Manager/Receptionist

Anna Beth Hendrix

Veterinary Technician, LVT

Katie Lewis

Veterinary Technician

David Perry

Kennel Manager