Your Pet Care Powerhouse

Meet the A-Team of Brandon Animal Hospital!

Our Dedicated Doctors

Dr Melissa Thompson


Dr Thompson Native of New Orleans graduated from Louisiana state university school of veterinary medicine in 1991. She moved to Mississippi in 1991 with her husband Dr David Thompson, who is also a graduate of LSU SVM.

Dr Thompson has been a part of our Brandon Animal Hospital family since October 2000. Dr Thompson has 2 children, Elizabeth and Matthew. Dr Thompson has 4 dachshunds, 1 Pekinese, 1 cat and about 1000 fish. She enjoys time with family and traveling on her time away from the clinic. She also attends Pinelake Church in Flowood.   

Dr Thompson especially enjoys dermatology!  

Dr Scott Houston


Dr Houston is a native of Mississippi, having graduated from Forrest Hill High School. He then attended Mississippi State University and did 2 years in the pre-vet program then was accepted to vet school in 1980.

Dr Houston graduated Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. For the first 9 years of his Veterinary carrier, he worked as a relief doctor in the Tri- County area, and one year for the USDA.

In 1987 Dr Houston moved to Brandon with his wife Rebecca. They later had 3 children, Courtney, JD, and Will. In 1992 Dr Houston opened Brandon Animal Hospital to serve the Brandon community and surrounding areas for all their pet needs. Dr Houston mainly works with small animals and is dedicated to keeping his patients happy and healthy.

Dr Houston’s main goal is to try and make sure every pet he sees is comfortable and happy to see him. Dr Houston has 3 horses, 4 dogs, and one cat.

On his time away from the clinic doc loves to read, spend time with his family, ride horses, and enjoys being outdoors.

Dr Beth Boyd


Dr. Beth Boyd completed her undergraduate degree in dairy science in 1998 at Mississippi State University. She later was accepted into Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, earning her degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2002.

Dr Boyd joined Brandon Animal Hospital in 2022. Prior joining us Dr. Boyd worked in the Jackson area for 18 years. Dr Boyd has enjoyed 20 years of marriage to her husband and has 3 children.

In addition to her husband and children, Dr. Boyd has horses, a donkey, several dogs, and 2 very spoiled cats.

When Dr. Boyd is not in the office, she enjoys working at her small farm, going to her children’s sporting events, and traveling.

Our Supportive Staff

Tiffany Townsend

Practice Manager

Tiffany lived in Brandon all of her life until she moved to Pelahatchie in 2014. Tiffany, her husband Cody, and children Landry and son Cohen are residents of Rankin County. Tiffany has been in the vet field since 2014. Tiffany joined the Brandon Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Technician in August of 2016. She quickly learned every position in practice from kennels to reception. In February of 2023, she was promoted to Practice Manager. She is committed to serving the Brandon community through the clients and their fur babies.

Christy Stricklin

Veterinary Tech

Indiana Native Christy moved to Mississippi in 1997. Christy joined the Brandon Animal Hospital family in September of 2007 as a kennel manager. Christy and her husband Steve have 4 children. Dr Houston saw Christy’s potential as a Vet Tech and started training in on the job. From performing dental exams and cleanings to assisting with surgeries, Christy enjoys providing excellent animal care and serving the Brandon community and their fur babies. Christy is working hard in the Penn Foster program to become a CVT!

Nicole Weeks

Veterinary Tech

Nicole has been with the Brandon Animal Hospital family since September 2022. Nicole moved from Kosciusko in 2019. Along with her husband David and son Trip, her family are residents of Rankin County. Nicole first came to us as a receptionist, Dr Houston saw Nicole’s potential as a Vet Tech and started training on job. Nicole has enjoyed learning new skills in the vet field and has started the process of becoming a CVT through our Penn Foster Program.

Dylan Smith

Kennel Tech

Dylan has been working with us since January 2021. Dylan is dedicated to serving the Brandon Community and their fur babies. While Dylan is great with the pups he’s well known for making friends with all of our feline patients, and keeping a positive attitude.

Haydon Dillon

Kennel Tech

Hayden has lived in Pelahatchie MS his whole life. Hayden has been with the Brandon Animal Hospital Family since January of 2022. Hayden enjoys working with the clients and animals and is determined to make every fur baby feel comfortable in their stay with us at Brandon Animal Hospital.

Katelyn Entremont


Katelyn has lived in Brandon her whole life. She has been with Brandon Animal Hospital since November of 2021. Starting as a kennel tech Katelyn worked her way up to reception in 2023. Greeting our clients with a big smile Katelyn is determined to serve the Brandon community along with their fur babies to make everyone feel welcome as soon as they come in. Katelyn has 2 dogs and one cat at home which she loves spending time with when she is not at work.

Jessica Boykin


Jessica is a Brandon native. Jessica, her husband Brad, and 2 children Braxton and Dakota are residents of Rankin County. Jessica has been with Brandon Animal Hospital since December of 2021. Her positive attitude and jokester personality keeps everyone at Brandon Animal Hospital feel like they are at home. Jessica is a huge cat lover. Jessica has 4 cats and 2 dogs at home. She loves spending time with her family in her free time.

Josie Conway

Kennel Tech

Josie moved to Mississippi in 2017. She started her journey at Brandon Animal Hospital in May of 2023. This being the first time in the vet field Josie has enjoyed getting to know the industry. She hopes to one day be able to grow in the industry.