We have a dedicated staff that will meet your every need. There are old and new faces at GAH, but most are highly experienced. This makes them ideal caretakers for all your pet's needs.
Carondelet Nollner, D.V.M., Diplomate American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (canine/feline clinical practice)
Dr. Nollner graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. Following her graduation, she performed a 14 month internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Hollywood Animal Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. She contributes her solid foundation in clinical practice from the experience gained during this time of training. After her internship, she practiced in Mississippi and central Texas before coming to Memphis in 1997. She joined Greene Animal Hospital in March 1999. Dr. Nollner is a diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, board certified in canine and feline clinical practice since 1995. The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners is a certifying board for private practitioners and residents who desire to become a specialist in clinical practice. There is a rigorous and robust credentials process that leads to a two day examination for certification. A Maintenance of Certification evaluation is also required every 10 years to ensure practitioners are continuing their excellence in practice.. Dr. Nollner has been very involved in the credentialing aspect of this board where she served as Credentials Chair for 7 years. She is currently President-Elect of ABVP. Her special areas of interest are orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, pain management, hospice care, ultrasound, and dentistry.
Dr. Nollner grew up in Moorhead, Missisippi. Her love for animals was God given, but her love for education came from the influence of her teacher parents. Her husband, Mike, is a family practice physician with MIdsouth Family Medicine in Cordova. They have 4 adult children, Anne Marie, Christian, John, and Braxton. Her 4 furry children include Roxanne the Beagle Mix and Layla the Terrier Mix rescued from Sunny Meadows Safe Haven for Animals, Naomi (LIttle Bit) her 3 legged kitty surrenderd at Greene Animal Hospital and Charlie Kittles the cat from the Memphis Animal Shelter. In her free time, Dr. Nollner enjoys spending time with her family and friends, summer trips to the Haven Orphanage in Jua Kali, Kenya, mentoring women at Mark Luttrell Correctional Facility, prayer ministry and all types of exercise. She and her husband worship at Living Hope Church in Piperton, Tennessee.
Heather Wright, DVM
In July 2015 Dr. Heather Wright joined Greene Animal Hospital. She is a local Memphian and a graduate of Harding Academy. Dr. Wright knew from an early age she wanted to become a veterinarian. This goal began at age two when she and her family adopted her first puppy, Trixie. Trixie was a feist who lived to the ripe old age of seventeen. At thirteen years of age Dr. Wright began volunteering at Yale Road Animal Hospital. There she gained valuable experience that would begin her career.
Dr. Wright attended Mississippi State University where she was accepted into the early entry program for the College of Veterinary Medical College. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in biological sciences in 2007 with a minor in Spanish. She then graduated with her doctorate of veterinary medicine in 2010. Upon graduation Dr. Wright becan veterinary practice at Banfield Pet Hospital. During her time off she began working the Memphis and Shelby County Humane Society. Her other work experience includes corporate medicine, veterinary relief work, high volume spay and neuter surgery, and practice in a high volume walk in clinic.
Some of Dr. Wright's interests in practicing veterinary medicine are clinical pathology, soft tissue surgery, animal welfare, population control and low stress visits for veterinary patients. She chose private practice at Greene Animal Hospital to be able to pursue more individualized treatment and care for her patients. Here she will also be able to cultivate relationships with her patients and their families.
Dr. Wright currently has three dogs and two cats. She has adopted each of them through rescue oranizations. Shaw is her largest and most handsome dog. He is a pit bull mix adopted from Hearts of Gold Pit Bull Rescue. Zuni and Chin Chin are her beautiful Japanese Chin dogs who were both adopted through the Humane Society. When Zuni arrived at the Humane Society she was critically ill and diagnosed with heartworm disease. Dr. Wright was in charge of her medical care and then made the decision to adopt. Zuni's recovery was long and difficult, but she is now a loving and playful pet. Her lovely cat, Lavender, was rescued by one of her MSU classmate from certain death by drowning in a barrell. Last, but not least, her cat Dica, also known as Her Royal Highness Duchess of Cambridge, was adopted through the Humane Society. Dica was born without a tail and required a lot of medical attention when she was a kitten. Dica and all of her housemates are healthy and happy sharing their lives with Dr. Wright.
Dr. Wright's personal interests keep her very active when she is not practicing veterinary medicine. She was a member of the Famous Maroon Band, the marching band for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. As a clarinet player she was also a member in the undergraduate concert band, the symphonic band, and the clarinet choir. During her time at MSU she also served as treasurer and then president of the Sigma Alpha Iota professional music fraternity for women. Although she does not have the time to be a member of a musical group, she is still an avid music enthusiast. Dr. Wright attends Highpoint Church and works in the Preschool Ministry. She is a member of the Junior Leage of Memphis and enjoys the volunteer and community service opportunities the organization provides.
Our staff is dedicated to meet you and your pets needs. Dr. Nollner (left) is a board certified specialist in Canine and Feline clinical practice. Dr. Wright (right) interests include internal medicine and clinical pathology. Both make sure their clients have their cell phone numbers in case of emergencies.
Practice Manager - Debra Falcasantos
Debra joined Greene Animal Hospital in 2002 as a receptionist. If she is not at the front desk to greet you it is because she may be doing one of the many "behind the scene" duties as office manager. Debra's focus is, and will always be, customer service. She takes great pride in maintaining and growing our client base. When not at work, Debra enjoys spending time with her family at a variety of sports events. She is married to her husband, Chris, and has 3 children. She also shares her home with two dogs and three cats.
Kennel Manager/Assistant - Melissa Mabry
Melissa joined the Greene Animal Hospital team in 2015. She has previous experience working in the veterinary hospital field and has been a writer for The Animal Magazine. She completed an associate of arts degree at Northwest Community College and is currently working toward an undergraduate degree in psychology at Mississippi State University. Melissa loves working at Greene Animal Hospital where the staff has a passion for animals and their people.
Veterinary Technician - Whitney Patterson
Whitney joined the GAH family in 2015. She is from Memphis, and has been working as a veterinary assistant/technician since 2008. In December 2012, she was certified as a veterinary technician by Pennsylvania State University. Whitney has 2 cats, Racer and Kit Kat, and a Rottweiler mix named Sutter. She enjoys the outdoors, coffee, and spending time with her family. Whitney has a special interest in surgery and geriatric medicine.
Veterinary Assistant - Brandi Prior
Brandi Prior as been a part of the Greene Animal Team since 2006 and takes a special interest in Veterinary dentistry. She shares her home with her amazing dog Lexi and in her free time enjoys spending time outdoors, listening to music and watching football.
Receptionist - Anna Davis
Anna is the newest member of our Greene Animal Hospital team. She has worked in the veterinary field as a receptionist, assistant and kennel attendant therefore she brings a lot of experience to our hospital. Anna has a daughter, Alexandria. Her family also includes 3 dogs, Doc, Kacie and Roxie and 1 cat, Buttercup. Anna is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Memphis. In her spare time, Anna enjoys music, being outdoors, motorcycles, dirt bikes and four wheelers.