Our Kennel Technicians
Jennifer Corley, Primary Kennel Manager
My name is Jen Corley, aka “Sarge”. I have been working for vets since 1999. I worked my senior year at UWA for Dr. Vaughn at Livingston Animal Hospital in Livingston, AL. I also worked at the university’s library. I graduated with a pre-vet degree majoring in Biology and minoring in Chemistry and Art. I worked from May 2000 to August 2016 for Till-Newell Animal Hospital where I learned much from Drs. Newell, Donaldson, Newell,and McNeil, and Mr. Harvey. I started working at Oakdale in August of 2016.I moved from Marion, MS to Brandon. I have recently purchased a home here and plan to stay until retirement (I hope) Ever since I was very young I have had a passion for animals and children. At a vets office I can play with both! (I did dabble with the idea of becoming a pediatrician, but the pets called harder!) I have handled farm animals to house pets (owning multiple kinds over the years). My favorites are horses, dogs, and ferrets. My favorite things to do are draw horses, read books, and swim. I also love to watch movies and take long drives through the countryside, especially in other states. I hope to one day own a Harley Davidson and travel the states on it, going down the back roads. My favorite vacation spot is the mountains.
Stevana WilliamsAssistant Kennel Manager
I was born and raised in Pelahatchie. I graduated from MSU with a degree in Animal Science. I now live in Jackson. In my spare time I enjoy working with animal rescue or watching my boyfriend play hockey in Birmingham. I have 4 dogs, 2 cats, and a bird (all rescues). I also have a few foster pets from time to time. I have a special love for seniors and special needs pets. I get to nurture that a lot at Oakdale. I love how we work as a team and I leave each day knowing I made a difference.
Kimberly Koster, Kennel Technician
I have been a part of the Oakdale team since 2016. When I am not working, I am usually spending time with my family. Some of my hobbies include :church, volunteering, reading, traveling (within the US & overseas),sports, and being outside. I have been in the animal field for over 20 years. Animals are my passion. I have 2 goofy cats, Nala Marie and Jack Sparrow. They keep me pretty busy. I love my job and love being able to care for your animals. Also, I love spending time with them while they're in the tub getting nice and clean. It is very important to me that your pet goes home well taken care of.
Lisa Horton, Kennel Technician
My name is Lisa and I have been working at Oakdale since October 2018. I have 4 dogs and 2 cats that I love dearly. I love my job and the family environment at Oakdale. They put up with my jokes. Each client & pet is special to me. I try to always make sure the scared fur babies get that little extra attention needed to make sure they feel safe and secure when they are here.
Chad Perry, Kennel Technician
My name is Chad Perry and I have been working at Oakdale since February 2020. Before that, I worked at Dogwood Animal Hospital in Flowood. I currently reside in Brandon, MS with my wife and our 5 pets. We have 3 dogs and 2 cats. I also play music professionally at various local establishments on the weekends. I enjoy working at Oakdale because of the teamwork aspect & the opportunity to care for animals. Community and teamwork are important to me, just as they are in my musical ventures. All of the staff here treat me like family, and I feel like there is always something new to learn every day.
Brett KellyKennel Technician
Bio coming soon!
Bailee GivensKennel Technician
I was born in Jackson and raised in Flowood. I graduated from NWR in 2018.A cool fact about me is I am a fraternal twin. I love working at Oakdale and taking care of all the pets coming to board. I also love seeing the patients we see day to day and helping them as much as I can. I enjoy photography in my spare time and playing with my dog I rescued from Oakdale. She is a pitbull named Pigeon.
Olivia GalioneKennel Technician
I was born in Pennsylvania and raised some there and in Georgia. I now live in Brandon in the Castlewoods community. I graduated from NWR in 2018. I love animals & enjoy spending time with special needs children. I also coach and play soccer in my spare time. I have a sweet rescue German Shepherd named Zeus.
Jaden GonzalezKennel Technician
I am from Brandon. I will graduate in 2022 from high school. I plan to apply for vet school at MSU and later specialize in exotics. I have 3 pets. Guinea pigs named Missy and Maple. I also have a red boston named Ruby. In my spare time I enjoy martial arts and music. I am an active member at Fondren Church where I help with the drums and piano and park hour. I love being a part of the team at Oakdale. This is my dream job!