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 10 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.

Gienitha Mize
Gienitha grew up with a passion for helping animals. She moved back to Alabama in 2017 and has worked with exotic and companion animals since 2007. She has 2 kids and a few fur babies who always keep her on her toes.
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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.

Savannah Peoples

Hi, my name is Savannah and I have been at Grayson Valley Pet Clinic for a little under a year. I am recently engaged to my wonderful boyfriend of 3 years named Justin. I have 2 dogs, one Boston terrier named Fancy Pants, and a German Shepherd named Zeus. I am currently attending Wallace State Community College for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

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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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Crystal Harris
Hello my name is Crystal Harris and I have been at Grayson Valley Pet Clinic for just over two months. I have two wonderful sons named Austin, who is 20 years old and Alex, who is 16 years old. I love all animals and have ever since I was a little girl. I am so excited to be able to work with everyone at Grayson Valley Pet Clinic. Although I’m new to veterinarian medicine I am eager to learn as much as possible to help out all the fur babies as much as I can.