It’s Who We Are

Animal lovers to our core. Caring for your pet is not a job to us. It is our calling in life. It is who we were meant to be. It’s who we are. Now, meet the team that will love you like family.

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“Visionaries. Animal lovers. Friends. The team at Southern Crossing Animal Hospital comes in to work because of a simple belief: that your pet deserves the best care there is.”

Doctors

Carondelet Nollner

Carondelet Nollner

DVM, DABVP

Owner/Partner

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. After her internship, she practiced in Mississippi and central Texas before coming to Memphis in 1997. She joined Southern Crossing Animal Hospital in March 1999. After 20 years of practice at Southern Crossing, Dr. Nollner purchased the practice!

Dr. Nollner has been 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 species specialist in clinical practice. Dr. Nollner has been very involved in this organization through the years serving as Credentials Chair, President and currently as the Continuing Education/Symposium Chair. Her special areas of interest are orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, pain management, hospice care, ultrasound, and dentistry. She also earned her Fear Free Certification in 2017 which focuses on gentle handling techniques for all patients to reduce their fear, anxiety and stress during veterinary visits.

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 Methodist Family Practice. They have 4 adult children, a daughter and son-in-law and 4 grandchildren. Her 3 furry children include Roxanne the Beagle Mix and Layla the Terrier Mix rescued from Sunny Meadows Safe Haven for Animals, Naomi (Little Bit) the 3-legged kitty surrenderd at Southern Crossing Animal Hospital. 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 the Women’s Therapeutic Residential Center, prayer ministry and any type of exercise.

Ashleigh White

Ashleigh White

DVM

Dr. Ashleigh White hails from Madison, Mississippi. Growing up she spent her time riding and showing horses, which led to a job assisting with teaching riding lessons. After graduation from Madison Ridgeland Academy, she attended Mississippi State University where she received a Bachelors degree in Animal and Dairy Sciences. From there, she spent four years at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2016. She joined the Southern Crossing Animal Hospital family in May of 2018. Her passion in veterinary medicine is educating about the importance of preventative care as well as advancing in the skill of ultrasonography. Outside of veterinary medicine, Dr. White enjoys fitness related activities, traveling and spending time with her husband, Daniel and their 4 animals, Tigger, TL, Daisy and Bitty.

“The journey of life is sweeter when traveled with a dog.”
-Bridget Willoughby

Our Staff

Debra Falcasantos

Debra Falcasantos

Lead Client Service Representative

Debra joined our hospital in 2002 as a Client Service Representative. Debra’s focus is, and will always be, customer service. She takes great pride in maintaining and growing our client base. She has served multiple roles in in our hospital through the years but loves working with and getting to know our pet parents. 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.

Melissa Mabry

Melissa Mabry

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant/Inventory Manager

Melissa joined our hospital team in 2015. Before joining Southern Crossing Animal Hospital, she worked in the veterinary field and was a writer for The Animal Magazine. She completed an Associate of Arts degree at Northwest Community College and also attended Mississippi State University. Melissa loves working at our hospital as a veterinary assistant where the staff have a passion for animals and their people. She has a kind and gentle approach to patient care, which embodies a more “fear free” philosophy. In her free time she enjoys reading and Netflix binging.

Brandi Prior

Brandi Prior

Head Veterinary Assistant

Floor Coordinator/Head Veterinary Assistant/Social Media

Brandi has been a part of our hospital team since 2005. She is our Lead Veterinary Assistant and Floor Coordinator in charge of patient care. She enjoys all aspects of patient care; however, her special interests include working with geriatric patients and keeping them pain free. Brandi also has a talent for marketing and is the personality behind our Facebook page. When not posting Facebook messages or making sure our patients are getting excellent care, you might find Brandi watching scary movies or cheering for the Dallas Cowboys!

Mercedes Carter

Mercedes Carter

Client Service Representative

Mercedes joined our team in 2017 as a Client Service Representative. She is currently in her senior year at the University of Memphis. She will receive a Bachelors Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry with the hope of becoming the next Steve Irwin! She has always enjoyed a love for animals and has a special heart for the African lion and family dog. When not helping pet parents at our front desk, Mercedes enjoys attending concerts and festivals, U of M football games and spending time with her new dog Loki.

Erica

Erica

Groomer

Bio coming soon!

Billy

Billy

Groomer Assistant

Bio coming soon!