Our veterinarians, technicians, care coordinators and assistants are all people with a great love for animals, and together, we work as a team to provide the best care possible for your pet. We conduct frequent staff meetings and routinely discuss our hospitalized cases to ensure continuity of care for our patients.
It is the aim of our professional staff to provide the very latest in quality veterinary care. Throughout the year our veterinarians attend continuing education seminars on the national, state and local levels. They are members of many professional organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association. To assist our doctors in providing the best medical treatments for patients, the hospital maintains a library with the latest published resources and actively uses the most up-to-date veterinary medical internet research tools.
Dr. Tim Mandrell is a 1984 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Comparative Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine following 2 years in mixed animal private practice. After a career in biomedical research, Dr. Mandrell returned to private practice as part of the PetVax family. Dr. Mandrell is board certified as a specialist in laboratory animal medicine and is an expert in pocket pets and rabbits. His species experience includes traditional companion animals as well as pocket pets (rodents), rabbits, miniature swine, small ruminants, and cattle. Dr. Mandrell is married to Belinda N. Mandrell, Ph.D. and is the proud father of two grown children. He is an avid tennis player and enjoys duck hunting, fly fishing, cooking, and travel. The Mandrells are members of Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis and Dr. Mandrell has served on the board of directors of Service Over Self.
Dr. Lynn Worley
Dr. Lynn Worley graduated from Mississippi State College Of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and began working with us in 1995. She is married to a wonderful husband and has four children. Like all of our staff, she has a deep love for animals, which is evidenced by the large number of pets and livestock she keeps on her family's farm. She loves life and enjoys spending her free time with her family in outdoor activities. Dr. Worley is licensed in both Mississippi and Tennessee.
Dr. Cantrell is originally from Virginia, but as a navy brat traveled a lot. She spent three and a half years overseas in Portugal. Then, she attended high school in Pensacola, FL that offered a veterinary assisting program. Dr. Cantrell attended college at Mississippi State University and completed their veterinary program in 2014. She enjoys outdoor hobbies like fishing, camping, and canoeing with her family. Dr. Cantrell has a bloodhound named Bama, along with two hens, and a rooster.
Dr. Anna Biggers
Dr. Biggers graduated with a Bachelors degree in Animal Science from Mississippi State in 2005, then went on to obtain her doctorate from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She lives in Collierville with her husband, Dr. Marc Biggers and 2 children, Allie and Marc Allen Biggers. They have two dogs named Delta and Baxter. Her hobbies include: spending time with her family, bike riding, running, being outdoors, riding horses AND Mississippi State Football. Dr. Biggers is licensed in Tennessee and Mississippi. She performs surgeries at our East and Cordova locations.
Dr. Lynn Svoboda
Dr. Lynn grew up in the Memphis area and is an active member of the city supporting the city any way she can and especially through the care of animals. Her passion for pets and her clients is evident within moments after meeting her. In her free time she enjoys yoga, biking the Greenline, hiking, theatre, and enjoying quality time with her menagerie of rescued pets. She graduated from The University of Tennessee in 1984 and has 30+ years of experience in both, internal medicine and surgery. Dr. Lynn primarily practices at our East and Midtown Location.
Our Administrative Coordinators/Managers
Angela Taylor has been with PetVax since its opening in 1994. She is the Hospital Administrator for all locations Angela has dedicated her life to raising her daughter and helping animals. Stop by the Germantown location and let Angela give you a tour. She would be delighted and glad to assist you with any of your animals needs.
Angie Gilbert has been with PetVax since 1998. Angie is responsible the Cordova location and trains all new receptionist. Her knowledge and ideas have helped PetVax run efficiently. Angie would love to serve you at our newest location.
Cindy Mepham has been with PetVax since 2006. She is an assistant to the doctors and one of the Managers at the Bartlett Clinic. Cindy's continual dedication to customer satisfaction is evident in the way that she treats each & every client. Cindy and Teri Anderson host the free informative "Puppy and Kitten" class that is offered at the Bartlett location. Call of visit soon to be enrolled in the upcoming class.
Amanda started as a receptionist at PetVax in 2010 and worked her way up to
a Doctor's Assistant eventually being promoted to management. She was born
in California a "Navy Brat", raised mostly in Washington state. Amanda owns
two dogs, Tater the pug and Daphne the tri-pawed aussie mix. In her free
time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her pets.
Our Receptionist/Veterinary Care Coordinators
From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, our experienced and compassionate veterinary care coordinators provide assistance in meeting your pet's needs and efficiently serving you. Their smiles are contagious, and their goal is to assure your visit runs as smoothly as possible.
Our Technicians and Assistants
Our veterinary technicians and assistants maintain a fully equipped laboratory, permitting on-site evaluations in hematology, serology, parasitology, microbiology and blood chemistries. These caring and capable individuals provide assistance in radiology, dentistry, surgery, anesthesia, chemotherapy and client education and communication.
From assisting doctors in the examination rooms to ensuring that all pets are comfortable and lovingly cared for, our veterinary assistants are always ready and willing to lend a helping hand.
Our Kennel Technicians
Our Kennel Attendants keep our kennels spotless and are sensitive to our patients' needs. They offer a gentle hand in caring for your sick or injured pets.