Our Doctors

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Dr. Carl E. Grimmett

Dr. Grimmett grew up in Trussville where he attended Hewitt-Trussville High School, graduating in 1974. His love and compassion for animals led him to Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated in 1980. After graduation Dr. Grimmett practiced with another local veterinarian before opening Grayson Valley Pet Clinic in 1982.

Today, Dr. Grimmett lives in Trussville with his wife Becky and is an active member of the First Baptist Church, Trussville. He is also a proud Grandparent.

He specializes in small animal and exotic medicine, surgery, ultrasound and endoscopy. Once a year, Dr. Grimmett visits Kenya on a mission trip with his church to assist the people of Africa’s Goats, Cows, and Sheep.

Dr. Connie Kniola

Dr. Connie Kniola

Hello my name is Connie Kniola and I have been at Grayson Valley Pet Clinic for about six months.  I am married to David Kniola and we have two children, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a 5 year old Chihuahua named Bugze. I graduated with an AAS in Nursing from Purdue University in 1991. I worked in the heart lung transplant ICU at UAB when it first opened. I realized my passion for animals and made a decision to attend Auburn University’s Veterinarian program where I graduated Cum laude with a DVM in 1999. My main interest includes wellness, owner/ client education, and internal medicine.  I’m also a Sunday school teacher, I sing in the praise and worship band, and I love to swim when I get a chance.

Our Staff

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Arlene Church

Arlene Church is part of the original staff at Grayson Valley Pet Clinic. Through the years, she has had a variety of jobs and duties here. Presently, she is our bookkeeper and has other duties which include that of receptionist. She has 1 dog and 13 cats.

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Jordan Coley

Hi, my name is Jordan Coley and I’ve always wanted to work with animals. I have been working here for 3 ½ years. This is my passion. I am 25 years old and have a fur baby named Batman who is my world.

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Dustin Gorman
Hi, my name is Dustin Gorman. I have a wife named Angie and an 11 year old son named Joseph. I love my family more than anything. I have been employed at GVPC for 8 years and have been in this field of work for 12 years. I enjoy playing music, playing golf, and currently enrolled at Wallace State for Associates Applied Science degree in Nursing.
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Jessica Holt

Hey! My name is Jessica. I have worked at Grayson Valley Pet Clinic for 14 years. I love all animals and can’t imagine working anywhere else! We have our own dogs and cats, and we also rescue and foster animals in need. My husband and I grew up in the Pinson/Trussville area and we have two kids, Ariel and Axel. I look forward to meeting you and your pets!

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Pat Roxby

Hi, my name is Pat and I have been at Grayson Valley Pet clinic since 2006. I have 3 fur babies named Parkle, Baby Girl, and Skeeter.

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Kristin Miller
Hey, my name is Kristin and I am a vet tech here at Grayson Valley Pet Clinic. I have 2 beautiful little girls and 4 dogs at home! I’ve always loved animals and have wanted to work in the veterinary field since I was in kindergarten.
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Randy Payne

Randy has been a employee of our clinic since November of 1986. He is responsible for keeping our office looking, and smelling good. He is also the one who comes in twice on Sundays to walk, feed and clean up after our boarders. He is a member of First Baptist Church, Trussville. He lives in the area with his sister, Gail.

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Jamicah Foster-Walker
My name is Jamicah Foster-Walker and I have been working here at Grayson Valley Pet Clinic for 8 months. I have worked in the vet field before for about a year and a half now and I absolutely love it. I have three animals of my own named Tyler, Kenly, and Sabrina, and they fill my heart with joy. I love what I do and can’t wait to see you all at Grayson Valley Pet Clinic.
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Alyssa Pestridge
Hi, my name is Alyssa Prestridge. For the past three years I have worked in the vet industry. Since I was in pre-school, I’ve had a passion for animals. Tater-tot, my one and only pet, is a much-loved member of my family. I am very glad I get to live out my dream at Grayson Valley Pet Clinic.
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Angel Wilkerson
My name is Angel. I moved back to Alabama a year ago and started working here at Grayson Valley Pet clinic. I have a five-year-old daughter and seven cats. There is never a dull moment in the house.