Meet Our Team


  • Dr. Darryl Dixon, DVM

    Dr. Dixon is a 1985 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.  He has served as a board member and president of the Animal Emergency Center.  He is presently a board member of PetMed Emergency Center.  He also served on the advisory board for the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine for 10 years.  He enjoys fly fishing and racquetball.  He is a member and a deacon of Kirby Woods Baptist Church.  He and his wife, Mary Karen, have 3 children.  Dr Dixon's interests include diagnostic ultrasound, radiology, and internal medicine.

  • Dr. Gram Johnson, DVM

    A 1988 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Johnson is a second-generation veterinarian.  'Growing up with a father who was a veterinarian, I don't ever remember wanting to do anything else for a career,' says Dr. Johnson.  He has served as a board member and president of the Memphis/Shelby County Veterinary Medicine Association. He has also served as a board member and president of the PetMed Emergency Center. He and his wife, Gina, have 2 grown children. He is an active member of Central Church. He enjoys softball, racquetball, woodworking and being with his family.  Dr. Johnson's veterinary interests include surgery (soft tissue and orthopedic) and class IV laser therapy.

  • Dr. Haley Rush Hanks, DVM

    Dr. Hanks graduated from University of Tennessee Vet School in 2012 and is originally from Henderson, Tennessee. She and her husband enjoy spending time with family, especially their three dogs; Scoobert, Sprocket, and Carter.   Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is that no two days are alike, other than happy pets.  Dr. Hanks' interests include ophthalmology, internal medicine, surgery and ultrasonography.

  • Dr. Mindy Ricketts, DVM

    Dr. Ricketts did her undergraduate studies at the University of Mississippi then attended the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1989.  She and her husband, Charles, have 4 children: Wright, Jordan, Rachel and Luke.  She enjoys being with her family as well as spending time with their dog 'Archie' and cats 'Theodore' and 'Batman'.  Dr. Ricketts enjoys internal medicine and has a special interest in geriatric patients.

Management Team

  • Laura Marr, Office Manager

    Laura joined our staff as office manager in May 2014.  She first joined Forest Hill Animal Hospital in 2007 and worked as a Kennel Attendant and as a Technician.  Laura enjoys working with our clients and having hands on interaction with the pets that visit us.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 3 cats 'Jack,' 'Callie,' 'Champ,' and dog 'Miles.'

  • Lindsey Champagne
    Employee Manager/Certified Veterinary Technician

    Lindsey is a senior technician who has been with the clinic since 2003.  She graduated from San Juan College as a certified veterinary technician in the Spring of 2012.  In her free time Lindsey enjoys spending time with her husband and son, taking care of her small farm, and riding horses.  Lindsey and her husband own a mixed breed dog named  Annie, five cats, three horses, and multiple other farm pets.


  • Stacy Gardner

    Stacy joined our receptionist team in March 2016.  She has enjoyed getting to know our clients and interacting with our patients.  In her spare time she loves being outside hiking and kayaking.  She also enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren and her three dogs: 'Nikki', 'Dixie' and 'Angel'.

  • Renee Jordan

    Renee started as a part time receptionist in Fall 2016.  She enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her family and animals.  Renee loves interacting with the clients and their pets.  She has been on 4 mission trips to Kenya and she looking forward to going again.


Kennel Staff

  • Lainey Harvill

    Lainey started working part time as a kennel assistant in the summer of 2016.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her horse 'Pete'.

  • Hannah Wilson

    Hannah started working part time as a kennel assistant in the fall of 2016.  Hannah has a mixed breed dog named 'Hazel'.

  • Tyler Cobb

    Tyler started working part time as a kennel assistant in the summer of 2017. 


  • Earnestine Taylor

    Grooming Appointments can be made for Earnestine on any weekday (Monday-Friday).


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


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7:00 am-6:00 pm


**Every Other Saturday 7:00 am - 12:00 pm




Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr Johnson was great with Lily and explained everything to us. We felt like we are in good hands with him !"
    Joel & Ali R
  • "Dr. Hanks was wonderful with our grandpup, Clay! He was totally calm and never got nervous or shaky. Happily, he got a great report on everything."
    Susan B