Our Certified Veterinary Technicians
Scott Swanner, CVTOFFICE MANAGER
My name is Scott Swanner. I reside in Brandon, MS with my wife, Sherra Swanner, and kids Emma and Trace Alan. Veterinary medicine has been a part of my life since I was a teenager. After graduating high school at Woodland Hills in 1988, I went on to serve as a medic in the 134th combat support hospital. After serving in the military for six years, I earned two associate’s degrees from Hinds, one in applied science and one in veterinary technology. I was employed at North State Animal Hospital as a teenager, all throughout earning my degrees from May of 1985 until May 2005. I started at Oakdale in May 2005 because of the family friendly and Christian atmosphere. Besides my love for animals, I really appreciate the fact that Oakdale practices progressive medicine. When I am not at the clinic I enjoy hunting, cooking, working out, and spending time with my family.
Katie Gable, CVTOPERATIONS MANAGER
I’ve been blessed to be a part of this wonderful team since 2007. I came on board just a few years after finishing my Veterinary Technology degree in 2005. I grew up on a red dirt road in Laurel, Ms. I spent most of my spare time rescuing lizards trapped in windows, baby rabbits, and chickens that had escaped from the neighbor’s farm. We always had animals but most of them were “yard dogs and cats”. They were on their own. I had very few experiences in the vet clinic. I knew animals were my passion though. Fast forward to 2010 when I met my sweet thang, Jacob, another animal lover. We decided to do life together and got married in 2014. At the time I had 4 animals. Needless to say he knew what he was getting into! God gave us a sweet little blue-eye baby boy in 2017 and we named him Gus. He is the light of my life and he too is destined to be an animal lover. Our other “kiddos” have fur!. Chitto is an orange tabby I bottle fed from about week #2 of working at Oakdale. He is one chubby hunk of love. Rebel is our guard dog. He weighs in at a whopping 4lbs. He is a yorkie but we let him think he’s a Rottweiler. I rescued him in 2012 as a tiny abandoned puppy. In 2018 I rescued a long-haired dachshund. This handsome (extra long) wiener dog came to us spoiled rotten. I named him Pretty Ricky. It fits perfectly. He and Gus are best buds.
My journey at Oakdale has allowed me to grow tremendously in my veterinary knowledge. The doctors utilize us technicians and value our roles. That is the most important aspect of my job. It’s pretty evident my love for animals but I equally enjoy getting to know our clients. Over the years many of them have become like family to me. My work family & the clientele have been so supportive for me thru many of life’s important seasons. I am truly grateful to be a part of such a unique work environment. The veterinary world has changed so much since I was a kid. I am thankful to be a part of a progressive clinic like Oakdale. We are always improving and looking for ways to better serve our clients and care for their furry family members. I love the day-to-day satisfaction of knowing we help the helpless and most days bring a smile to someone’s face. Oakdale is the best clinic I have ever been a part of. Our animals need us and there is no better way to ensure their happy lives than to have trusted people to care for them. That is what I strive to do.
Megan Kyzar, CVT
Employed Since: 2014
Lives In: Brandon, MS
Hobbies: Dog training, cooking, and hiking.
Spouse: Chris Kyzar
Pets: Pippa, an Australian cattle dog and chow mix. Ellie, a terrier mix dog. Watson, a golden retriever dog. Freckles, a cat.
Ashley Logan, CVT
My name is Ashley Logan and I have been working at Oakdale since June of 2015. I graduated from Mississippi State in 2009 with a BS degree in Animal and Dairy Sciences and graduated from Hinds Community College in 2011 with an AS degree in Veterinary Technology. I grew up in Birmingham, AL but currently live in Pelahatchie with my husband, Barrett, and our two kids, Evie and Asher. We have a bloodhound, Penny, and two cats, Samson and Grits. I have a special place in my heart for yellow labs and can’t wait to have another one day soon. I like to craft whenever I have time and I have to admit I binge watch TV shows. I love working at Oakdale Animal Hospital because of each employee’s sincere desire to care for and love every pet we see. Our staff is so well knit. Getting your pet well, or keeping them that way, is our utmost concern, regardless of the time and effort needed to do so…we love a good challenge!
Sarah Johnson, CVT
Employed Since: June 2017
Lives In: Brandon, MS
Hobbies: Painting and jogging.
Children: Gabe - 14
Pets: Dogs – Bernadette and June. Thomas the cat.
Aimee Sistrunk, CVT
Employed Since: September, 2017
Lives In: Brandon, MS
Hobbies: Hiking, reading, and playing video games.
Spouse: Morgan Sistrunk
Pets: A boxer mix – China, a black lab – Rebel, and a long-haired calico cat - Madeline
Treasure Melton, CVT
Employed since: September 2019
Lives in: Pearl, MS
Pet- Puddin (a ginger cat)