Dr. Mason Chandler, DVM
Dr. Chandler came to Montgomery after accepting an associate’s position at Golden Animal Hospital – East in May of 2015. He is an active member of his church, a music enthusiast, enjoys sports, an exercise buff, and an avid Auburn football fan. Though he began his career at Golden Animal Hospital – East without the love a four-legged family member, his heart was soon stolen by a Chihuahua named Tank and a Tabby cat named Sadie. He currently lives in Pike Road with his fur children.
Dr. Mason Chandler was born and raised in Birmingham. Born with a love for animals and a never-ending curiosity about medicine, he decided to combine the two interests and in the winter of 2010, he received his Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Sciences from Auburn University and in May of 2015 went on to receive his doctoral degree from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. His professional interests include soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, and client education.
CJ Sims, Accounting Manager/Veterinary Assistant
CJ was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama. Prior to joining the Golden Animal Hospital team in March 2012 as a veterinary assistant, CJ trained and worked as professional pet groomer. Since joining the team, CJ has been present at both locations as both a veterinary assistant and a pet groomer as needed. She received her B.S. degree in Biology in May 2015 from Auburn University at Montgomery. In March 2016, CJ accepted a job offer from the United States Department of Agriculture, but still continued to work part-time at Golden Animal Hospital. In September 2016, CJ returned full-time to Golden Animal Hospital as the bookkeeper. CJ has decided her true passion lies in veterinary medicine and she plans to apply to vet school in the near future. She currently resides in Hope Hull, Alabama with her husband, Tedi Grace (Shetland sheepdog), Niguel (Pembroke Welsh Corgi), and their six rescue cats. CJ is also an avid horsewoman and enjoys riding and showing their many Quarter Horses.
Amber Viox, Office Manager
Amber’s father was in the military so she moved around some when she was younger. She was born in Mississippi, spent 12 years in Tucson, AZ and moved to Montgomery, AL when she was a senior in high-school. After graduating from Montgomery Catholic, she attended Auburn University of Montgomery where she received her B.S. in Biology. While going to college, she worked full time at Golden Animal Hospital’s Eastchase location for five years as a veterinary assistant. Shortly after graduating she moved to Wilmington, NC with her husband and after 9 months decided to move back home. She started working at Golden Animal Hospital again and could not be happier working at such a phenomenal place and with an amazing staff. Amber has recently been named Office Manager of the Atlanta Highway location.
Veterinary medicine is Amber’s passion and she could not imagine working in any other field. She plans on attending Jefferson State’s Veterinary Technology program in the spring of 2017 so that she can become a licensed vet tech. She loves emergency medicine and rehabilitation. She has over 9 months experience working in an emergency clinic and has also received certification for class IV K-lasers. She continues to strive to advance her skills and knowledge in this field. Outside of work she loves being outdoors and doing activities such as swimming, jogging, hiking and spending time with her family. She has a 7 year old husky named Natty, a 5 year old papillon named Caleb, and a 4 year old tabby cat named Uno.
Aveila Stewart, Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant
Avelia was born in Enterprise, AL and moved to Montgomery in 2006. Avelia started volunteering throughout her high school years at local veterinary clinics and received a position to work at one when she graduated high school. Avelia currently works full time with our Atlanta Highway family as a veterinary assistant but, occasionally, you may see her as one of our receptionists. While working with us full time, Avelia is also attending Auburn University of Montgomery to achieve her B.S in Psychology.
Although Avelia wishes she can have a farm of her own with a variety of animals, she currently only has 3 pets. She owns a domestic shorthair cat named Diesel, who thinks he’s a rebel, and two dogs: Lilly (in picture) who’s an English Pointer that loves to hunt quail birds, and Shyla, a rescue from the Montgomery Humane Society who is a Chinese Shar Pei mix that’s spoiled rotten and a true “momma’s girl.
While Avelia isn’t working or studying, she enjoys spending time with her friends & family, working out at the gym, outdoor activities, spoiling her pets, traveling, and watching Steelers & Alabama football. ROLL TIDE!
Tiffany Morgan, Veterinary Assistant
Tiffany was born and raised in Montgomery. She became a member of the Golden Animal Hospital – East team in September of 2015. She attended Auburn University at Montgomery for three years, studying in the Biology field with a concentration in Veterinary medicine, but has since transferred to the Jefferson State Community College Licensed Veterinary Technician program. She plans to complete her licensed veterinary technician training and her national board certification to be a fully licensed technician. Her medical interests include orthopedic surgery, radiology and ultrasonography.
Tiffany resides in Montgomery with her husband, Jon, and their menagerie of four-legged children – Bo, a Rottweiler/ Pit Bull mix; Toby, a bearded dragon and Leonardo, a box turtle. While not at the clinic, Tiffany enjoys time with family and friends and cooking.
Ashley Scanlan, Reception
Ashley Scanlan was born right here in Montgomery, Alabama, moved to Prattville when she was 10 years old, and has lived there ever since. Ashley loves dogs and her favorite breed is the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel; she has one named Harvey that has brought nothing but joy to her life (pictured). Ashley is a big sister to her ½ brother Graysen and is definitely a Daddy’s Girl. Her grandmother, “Ganny” as she calls her, has been one of the biggest influences on Ashley’s life and is also her very best friend. She enjoys spending her free time either relaxing at Ganny’s house with her pup, hanging out at her boyfriend’s house, water skiing on Lake Martin if it’s the summer time, or traveling in the winter. Ashley loves the big cities such as New York and Atlanta but will never turn down a drive to the countryside listening to Thomas Rhett or Brett Eldridge on the radio.
Ashley has began her studies at The University of Alabama at Birmingham and is slowly taking classes until she makes up her mind on what she wants her main career focus to be. There are so many fields that grab her interest but working with people tends to be the main attraction. She is definitely a people person and never meets a stranger.
If you asked Ashley to describe herself in one word her answer would be ‘Blessed’. Ashley feels like she would not be where she is today if it wasn’t for the saving grace of Jesus Christ. She feels very lucky to have such a loving and supportive group of family members and friendships which makes her life imperfectly perfect.