Our Technicians

Jess B.

Jess is a high school graduate of Poplarville High School. He attended Hinds College where he majored in Agriculture and Veterinary Technician, and earned his license as a Certified Veterinary Technician at Mississippi State University. He also attended Pearl Community College where he graduated as a Physical Therapist Assistant. He owns a 5th generation Family Farm in Poplarville, Ms., where they still have the original old stock of “Rakestraw” Pinewoods cattle, “Native” Gulfcoast sheep, Pine Tacky horses, and Longleaf “Yeller Pine” Timber. He has been with Crooked Creek since 2001. He also manages Horse Stomp Ranch, which is a Seedstock ranch for Registered Gray Brahman cattle and Golden Certified F-1 Braford cattle. Jess enjoys all aspects of the cattle industry and also traveling.

Caitlyn T., CVT

Caitlyn joined the team at Crooked Creek Animal Hospital in May of 2022. She graduated from Florence High School in 2020. Caitlyn continued her education at Hinds Community College where she graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program in 2022. She and her husband, Wyatt, have a golden retriever named Boozer and a pain horse named Snuffy.

Maggie N.

Maggie attended Hinds Community College and Mississippi State University where she graduated in 2008 in the veterinary medical technology program. She has 16 years of experience in the veterinary field, five of which were in animal research. Maggie and her husband, David have two sons named Cameron and Cotton. Their animal family includes two labs, Jake and Gizmo, and a doodle named Elliott.

Gabbi W.

Gabbi has been with the Crooked Creek Animal Hospital family since 2014. She is a Pelahatchie native and graduated from Pelahatchie High School in 2018. She attended Hinds Community College, then transferred to Mississippi State University to pursue her career in becoming a veterinarian. She is currently attending Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine to obtain her doctorate degree.

Gabbi thoroughly enjoys working with each patient and making the clinic feel like home for your pet. She also has a huge passion for senior dogs. Most of the time she can be found floating around the clinic either working in the hospital caring for patients or up front greeting clients.

Gabbi is the oldest of three siblings and the daughter of Gabe and Lacie Walters. In her spare time, she enjoys showing Red Angus Cattle and baking. She is an active member of Antioch Baptist Church and sings on the Praise Team. Gabbi has two Red Heelers named Reba and K.C., a Yorkie named Zoe, as well as a herd of Red Angus cattle. She is the owner of Hilltop Cattle, a Red Angus Cattle company.

Most importantly, Gabbi enjoys spending time with her large family and friends. Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Hannah F.

Hannah has an associate of arts degree and a bachelor’s degree with a major in Biology. Her position here at Crooked Creek Animal Hospital is her first experience with veterinary medicine in a clinical setting. She has previously conducted research on endangered coral while in Belize in 2023. Hannah’s pet family includes two cats, four dogs, and five goats.

Eric A.

Eric has been in the veterinary medical industry since 2000. He has a wife named Tifeney, three children, three dogs, and one cat.

Melinda P.

Melinda lives in Puckett with her husband and four awesome boys. They have horses and dogs. Melinda has always loved animals and enjoys being able to take care of them at the clinic when they are away from home.

Bailee G.

Bailee recently joined the staff at Crooked Creek Animal Hospital. Following her graduation from high school in 2018, Bailee attended Hinds Community College, and she will be completing her studies in Veterinary Technology in 2024. Bailee has worked in the veterinary industry since 2021. She has a 4 year old pigeon named Elise and an 11 week old dove named Eloise.

Adrienne M.

Adrienne has been part of the family at Crooked Creek Animal Hospital since 2014. She graduated from East Rankin Academy in 2016 and earned her Veterinary Technology degree from Hinds Community College in 2019. She and her husband, Zach, have a daughter named Ada and a cat named Tortilla. Adrienne has a passion for animal dentistry and enjoys working on large animals.

Rian Y.

Rian holds a bachelor’s degree in Animal and Dairy Science from Mississippi State University. Prior to joining the staff at Crooked Creek Animal Hospital, Rian worked at Dixie Equine Medicine and Surgery for 5 years. He also worked at PetSmart and another animal hospital.

Morgan B.

Morgan is a graduate of Hinds Community College where she obtained her degree in Veterinary Technology. She loves working in a mixed animal practice. She also enjoys riding horses and playing softball on the weekends.