Dr. Youngblood grew up in Tallahassee, FL and attended Auburn University majoring in Animal and Dairy Sciences. He earned a Master’s of Agriculture in 1996 and began veterinary school in 1997. Upon graduation from Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine with honors in 2001, Dr. Youngblood began his career practicing in Chattanooga, TN. In 2002 he purchased what is now North Alabama Animal Hospital from Dr. Whitlock. His professional interests include orthopedic diseases and surgery, ophthalmology, and dentistry. He and his wife Mary Cecelia have 2 daughters and a son. They share their home with a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Katie, a Llewellin Setter named Anna, and 1 cat, Frank.


Dr. Bonner was born in Albany, GA. He attended Auburn University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology in 2004. He began veterinary school in 2004 at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated in 2007 with Summa Cum Laude honors. Dr. Bonner began his veterinary career in June 2007 at North Alabama Animal Hospital. He has an interest in cardiology, ultrasonography, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Bonner is married to Lindsey, and they have three daughters. They also have 2 dogs, May and Odie. Away from work, he enjoys Crossfit, Auburn football, and his family life.


Dr. Thompson grew up in Lawrenceburg, TN. He attended UT Martin for his undergraduate studies. He graduated in 2009 with a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture with a concentration in Animal Science. Dr. Thompson attended the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2013. He has been with North Alabama Animal Hospital since June of 2014. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, especially soft tissue surgery, dentistry, nutrition, and ultrasonography. Dr. Thompson is married to his wife Jennifer, and they have two children. They also have a Boston Terrier mix named Newman.


Dr. Harlie Arndt grew up in Florence, AL where she attended the University of North Alabama. During her undergraduate years, she joined the NAAH team as a kennel technician. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with Summa Cum Laude honors in 2016. She was also a four year starter on the UNA softball team and was the third baseman on the 2016 National Championship team. Dr. Arndt started veterinary school in the summer of 2016 at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in May 2020. Dr. Arndt is married to Nick and they have 3 dogs, Heidi, Buck, and Rosie. Away from work, she enjoys outdoor activities and slow pitch softball. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and is excited to be a part of North Alabama Animal Hospital.



Ashley is the office manager at North Alabama Animal Hospital. She’s been at the clinic since 2007. She began as a Customer Service Representative and became Office Manager in 2016. Ashley is married to Chad, has two children, Caleb and Tenley, and a dog named Buffett.


Mary Cecelia is the wife of Dr. Troy Youngblood, mother to MayBeth, Anne, George and their dog, Katie. She has a B.A. from Auburn in Business Marketing. She was previously employed at Auburn University Contracts and Grants Administration; Auburn University Alumni and Development; and the Ronald McDonald House of Chattanooga.

“I have worked in almost every position at NAAH: kennel assistant, surgery assistant, veterinary assistant, receptionist, office manager, administrative assistant, and accounting clerk I’ll probably not attempt being a vet.”


Vicki has been at the clinic since 2011. She is married with two children. Vicki has two dogs, Anna and Elsa, and two cats, Molly and Shadow.


Chasty has been at the clinic since 2015. She lives at home with her husband, two children, two dogs, and two cats. In her free time, Chasty likes to hunt and workout.


Amy has been at the clinic since 2013. She is married and has two children. At home, they have a dog named Ella.


Anna started working for NAAH in 2019. Before working at NAAH, she worked a wide array of jobs and is very well rounded because of it. She enjoys interacting with clients and their pets. She is always coming up with ideas for hospital improvement and brings a good attitude, a sense of humor and hard work ethic to work every day. In her free time, she’s an avid organizer and goes to Target any chance she gets. She admits that she enjoys just browsing the aisles, touching everything and buying things she doesn’t need. She also enjoys watching Netflix. She has two Dachshunds, Tobes and Bandit.


Jennifer has been at the clinic since 2012. She has been married for 12 years and has a daughter named Raelynn. At home, her family has two dogs, Alfie and Daisy, and a cat named Gabby. Jennifer is currently in veterinary technology school.


Jessica has been at the clinic since 2012. Her husband’s name is Anthony and they have a son named Tristan. She has three pets, Sunni, Jasper, and Barry Allen. Her hobbies include guitar, crochet, and photography.


Shannon has been at the clinic since 2002! She shares her life with her husband, Jason, and their children, Zoe and Ashley. They also have three dogs, four cats, and a rabbit at home.


Emma Kate has been at the clinic since 2016. She is a graduate of Florence High School and is currently enrolled at UNA as a Pre-vet student. In her free time, she dances at Unleash Dance Company and enjoys working with Shoals P.A.W.S. She shares her home with eight dogs and three cats.


Emilee has been at the clinic since 2018. At home, she has a chocolate lab named June. In her free time, she enjoys doing hair and staying active.


Amber has been at the clinic since 2016. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with animals and reading.


Ethan has been at the clinic since 2018/ He has two dogs and two cats. His favorite hobby is hunting.


Lauren has been at the clinic since 2018. She has a chocolate lab named Max and a guinea pig named Noel. She has a sister at home. Lauren loves to read, play tennis, travel, and spend time with her family and friends. After she graduates from high school, she aspires to go to college and become a veterinarian. Her ultimate dream is owning her own practice. She started working at North Alabama Animal Hospital through the Florence High School Launch Program (an internship program) and has enjoyed every moment of it.


Heather has been a member of the NAAH team since 2015. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge from 14 years of technician experience. She spends her free time with Champ, Joey, Idgie, Doc and Odie. Her lab Champ, has also saved lives at NAAH by being a blood donor!