Dr. Beth Crump
Dr. Beth Crump was raised on a small farm in Northwest Tennessee. She spent many cold mornings bottle feeding orphaned calves! Dr. Beth received her B.S. in Agriculture: Animal Science from the University of Tennessee at Martin, and her DVM from The University of Tennessee. Her special interests include ophthalmology, emergency medicine and internal medicine. She moved to Oxford in June of 2014 with her husband Joe, their son Logan, and their two dogs Ladybug and Barley.
Dr. Liane Lachiewicz
Dr. Liane Lachiewicz received her Bachelors of Science from The University of Mississippi, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Lincoln Memorial College of Veterinary Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee. She grew up in Dayton, Ohio, but after attending Ole Miss knew she wanted to return south after finishing veterinary school. She previously worked at Paws Animal Hospital before attending vet school and is very excited to be back working as an associate doctor. While not at Paws Dr. Liane enjoys hiking at Whirlpool and Sardis with her two dogs, Ava and Carter. She also has three cats Charlie, Nugget, and Sims who keep her very busy.
Amanda Charest, our General Manager and Patient Care Coordinator, graduated from The University of Mississippi with her B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis. Growing up in Rankin County, MS, her compassion for all types of animals was seen from the very beginning. It wasn’t until after graduating that the idea of merging her passions of animals and medicine even occurred to her. She joined the Paws staff in July of 2012 and was promoted to Manager in November of 2013. She has many goals and desires driving her forward into veterinary medicine such as obtaining a degree in Veterinary Technology and Veterinary Specialty in Critical Care. Along for that fun journey, her three besties will travel with her: Henry Cope, Ainsley and Daisy!
Meet Barlow, our Assistant General Manager and Social Media Director. She was born and raised right here in Oxford. She graduated from the University of Mississippi then she found her perfect fit at Paws Animal Hospital in 2015. She started as an administrative assistant before rising to Client Care Coordinator then assistant manager. She loves every aspect of her job, from caring for our critical ICU patients to playing with the happy-go-lucky pups at Paws Doggie Daycare. She and her husband Jody have a full house with her beloved bulldogs Tank and Gravy, Great Pyr Sweet Lou and three rescue cats: Opal, Edith and Hoot.
Naomi Simmons graduated from the University of Mississippi in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in English. Animals have always been a passion of hers, however, and working with them is a dream come true! When not at Paws, Naomi can be found cuddling her dogs Lucy and Johnny Cash; and spending time with her fiancé, John.
Sammi Lochamy, Vet Tech
Sammi is from Olive Branch, MS. She graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelors of science in a veterinary medicine where she was a part of pre-vet club and played intramural soccer. She loves reading and spending time outdoors. She has a soft spot in her heart for cats. She loves the challenge that comes with veterinary medicine and constantly learning in this work environment. Her favorite thing about veterinary medicine is seeing the joy on clients faces after we help their sweet animals be their best and most healthy selves. She never imagined she would be in a small animal practice but she couldn’t see herself happier anywhere other than Paws!
Brandee Ledene, Resort Coordinator
Brandee has 5 fur kids, 3 pups named Duke, Emma and Haggard and two kitties Ducky and Orson. She spends all of her free time and money on her furry children, furry fosters, and Mexican food. Loves outdoor activities and new adventures. Her favorite thing about Pampered Paws is seeing an animals reaction to being reunited with their parents.
Katie Koenenn, Caregiver
Katie grew up in Raleigh, NC and then later moved to Atlanta, GA during her junior year of high school. She spent a lot of her time competing in golf tournaments and playing with her mini schnauzer and poodle, Prince and Saint. She is currently a student at the University of Mississippi pursuing a BA in Biology. After graduating, she wants to attend veterinary school and eventually open her own practice. She is an avid animal lover, especially when it comes to her dog KC. KC loves going to work with her mom where she can play with her new found friends.
Jodi Stubbs, Play Yard Attendant
Jodi is a play yard attendant here at Pampered Paws. She’s a Criminal Justice major at NWCC! She is originally from Oxford, Alabama and she’s loved animals since she was born. One day she hopes to be a Crime Scene Investigator or a lawyer, but for now she’s very happy just to be able to play with so many amazing puppies every day!