Care Team

Betsy Shedd

Practice Manager

Betsy is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. She began her career with MVA as a veterinary technician with Dr. Bud Cardinal in 1980. It was then Cardinal Animal Hospital.

She became Practice Manager in 1988 and has watched the hospital grow from a staff of four to thirty-one employees and two locations.

Betsy is also an instructor with Montgomery's own Alabama Dance Theatre and was a founding member of the ballet company.

Betsy loves working with people and animals. She is very active in the horse community where she shows her registered Quarter Horses. She has held office in many local and state affiliate clubs. She is currently the coach for the Autauga County 4-H Star Spangled Stampeed Equestrian Drill Team.

Betsy lives in Prattville with her husband, Mike, 3 horses, 2 dogs and a cat.

Shawn Fonseca

Shawn Fonseca

Veterinary Technician

Shawn has been with MVA since 1993. She is a valued staff member for her innate ability to handle fractious pets and putting them at ease.

Shawn is bi-lingual and helps us with our Spanish speaking clients.

She is married with two children and many pets.

Diane Vinti

Diane Vinti

Client Service Coordinator

Diane is originally from Buffalo, NY and has been in Alabama since 1999. She and her husband Robert have a grown daughter and son, three grand boys and a German Shepherd named Regal. Diane enjoys walking and playing with Regal, painting and cooking.

Kim Young

Kim Young

Client Service Coordinator



Karey Crisostomo

Karey Crisostomo

Kennel Manager

Karey, who is originally from central Alabama, is MVA's kennel manager. She has the uncanny ability to know and understand her charges needs. She wants all pets to thrive and have a pleasant experience.

Karey wants nothing more than to become a veterinarian and practice at MVA.

She started with MVA in January 2015.

Cortni Edwards

Cortni Edwards

Kennel Technician

Cortni is a native of Prattville, Alabama.

She is a graduate of Alabama Christian Academy and is currently attending Auburn University in Montgomery.

Cortni's loving attention and care to our animal guests is preparing her for a future career in nursing.

Cortni joined our MVA family in September 2015.

Melissa Saladrigas

Melissa Saladrigas

Groomer

Melissa pursued her grooming career attending a trade school in Pennsylvania. After grooming 200 dogs and showing she has the knowledge and skills to groom breed specific standards.

She was awarded her certification as a Professional Pet Stylist in October 2005.

Melissa has volunteered at the PSPCA shelters in her free time.

She lives in Prattville with her husband, Eric, and three daughters, along with their two dogs and an umbrella cockatoo.

Liz Ryan

Liz Ryan

Groomer