A History of Excellence

With love to fill the spaces.

Slide Dr. Greene's Legacy This page provides an opportunity to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of the man that Greene Animal Hospital was named, Dr. Cullum Greene. For it is on his shoulders and through his legacy of excellence in the practice of veterinary medicine that I stand today.

After graduating from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in the last 60s, Dr. Greene came to Memphis and began working for Mount Whittington Veterinary Clinic. In the early 70s Dr. Greene was fortunate to purchase the animal hospital and changed the name to Greene Animal Hospital.

Many of you had the great fortune of experiencing Dr. Greene’s kindness and expertise with your family pet. Even today, 20 years after his retirement, many of our current pet parents have memories of bringing their family pet to Dr. Greene when they were children. Stories of his kindness, generosity and veterinary acumen continue to fill the halls of Southern Crossing Animal Hospital.

Slide A Pioneering Spirit For those of you who did not have the privilege of meeting Dr. Greene, you are benefactors of his legacy of hard work and dedication to his beloved profession. Because of his kindness, compassion and dedication, many long days and nights were spent in the current facility caring for sick and injured animals. He had a desire to be the best and worked hard to make sure all of his patients received quality care. This care included many sleepless nights in Exam Room 3, the former surgery suite and recovery area. Out of a need for sleep and for pets to benefit from 24/7 quality care, he partnered with a few local veterinarians to start The Animal Emergency Center on Summer Avenue. He was always striving for excellence in all that he did.

Dr. Greene was a visionary and understood the importance of advancements in medicine and surgery. Southern Crossing Animal Hospital was one of the first American Animal Hospital Association accredited hospitals in Memphis. In 1987, Southern Crossing Animal Hospital achieved this accreditation through Dr. Greene’s commitment to excellence in veterinary practice. He was a leader in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery as well and was one of the few veterinarians in Memphis to offer this service.

Slide A Pioneering Spirit For those of you who did not have the privilege of meeting Dr. Greene, you are benefactors of his legacy of hard work and dedication to his beloved profession. Because of his kindness, compassion and dedication, many long days and nights were spent in the current facility caring for sick and injured animals. He had a desire to be the best and worked hard to make sure all of his patients received quality care. This care included many sleepless nights in Exam Room 3, the former surgery suite and recovery area. Out of a need for sleep and for pets to benefit from 24/7 quality care, he partnered with a few local veterinarians to start The Animal Emergency Center on Summer Avenue. He was always striving for excellence in all that he did.

Dr. Greene was a visionary and understood the importance of advancements in medicine and surgery. Southern Crossing Animal Hospital was one of the first American Animal Hospital Association accredited hospitals in Memphis. In 1987, Southern Crossing Animal Hospital achieved this accreditation through Dr. Greene’s commitment to excellence in veterinary practice. He was a leader in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery as well and was one of the few veterinarians in Memphis to offer this service.

Faith and Family

Dr. Greene’s faith and family were his number one priority. I believe this is what made him such a great veterinarian. He understood where his gifts and talents originated and that he was just an instrument in hands of his Maker. He was a proud husband and father and never missed an opportunity to tell you about his beloved Leah (daughter) and Parker (son). His love and commitment to his family and his God were inspiring.

I came to work for Dr. Greene in 1999, 6 months before he retired. Although our time together was short, I was shaped and marked by his legacy of kindness, compassion, generosity, excellence and integrity. We had many conversations in our office before he retired. As he became aware that his days of practice were coming to a close, he asked that I continue the legacy he began in the late 60s. Little did I know that my “yes” at that time would result in 20 years of practice at Southern Crossing Animal Hospital and eventual ownership.

When I purchased Greene Animal Hospital in March 2019 and began considering a rebrand of the hospital, now Southern Crossing Animal Hospital, I reflected on my time with Dr. Greene and all the time and talent he poured into this hospital. This legacy page is a dedication to the man that impacted veterinary medicine in a powerful way and cared for each of his patients, one kind moment at a time. Thank you, Dr. Greene for your legacy. My prayer is that I have lived up to your hope for this hospital and that we continue to build upon what you started.

Carondelet Nollner DVM DABVP

Faith and Family

Dr. Greene’s faith and family were his number one priority. I believe this is what made him such a great veterinarian. He understood where his gifts and talents originated and that he was just an instrument in hands of his Maker. He was a proud husband and father and never missed an opportunity to tell you about his beloved Leah (daughter) and Parker (son). His love and commitment to his family and his God were inspiring.

I came to work for Dr. Greene in 1999, 6 months before he retired. Although our time together was short, I was shaped and marked by his legacy of kindness, compassion, generosity, excellence and integrity. We had many conversations in our office before he retired. As he became aware that his days of practice were coming to a close, he asked that I continue the legacy he began in the late 60s. Little did I know that my “yes” at that time would result in 20 years of practice at Southern Crossing Animal Hospital and eventual ownership.

When I purchased Greene Animal Hospital in March 2019 and began considering a rebrand of the hospital, now Southern Crossing Animal Hospital, I reflected on my time with Dr. Greene and all the time and talent he poured into this hospital. This legacy page is a dedication to the man that impacted veterinary medicine in a powerful way and cared for each of his patients, one kind moment at a time. Thank you, Dr. Greene for your legacy. My prayer is that I have lived up to your hope for this hospital and that we continue to build upon what you started.

Carondelet Nollner DVM DABVP