Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Springhill Animal Clinic in Mobile! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 251-343-5033 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Mary W. Edmonds


Dr. Mary W. Edmonds grew up in Mobile. She attended St. Luke’s School and St. Paul’s School. She Graduated from Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2014, she joined the team at Spring Hill Animal Clinic and in 2017, she became part owner of the business. She is married and has a son and a daughter. Morris is her chocolate fur-baby lab who she rescued at one week of age and bottled raised. Minnie is her cat she rescued out of the road with a broken leg as a kitten. And Bruce is her French bulldog with an attitude. Her focus in the clinic is medicine and ophthalmology. You may spot her at Dauphin Island or Sand Island biking, relaxing and enjoying some sunshine.

Dr. Mandy Moss Alston


Dr. Mandy Moss Alston was born and raised in Baton Rouge, La and graduated from LSU Veterinary School. She moved to Mobile about 5 years ago with my husband. She has 2 children, a husband, and a dog Fred. I I love what I do and strive to provide quality veterinary care. She particularly enjoys internal medicine and dentistry. Dr, Alston has worked for Spring Hill Animal Clinic since 2012, and in 2017 became part owner in the business

Dr. Sarah Prather


Dr. Sarah Prather is a Mississippi native; she is a 2007 graduate of the Mississippi School for Mathmatics and Science. She earned her B.S. in Animal Dairy Science in 2010 and her DVM in 2014 from Mississippi State University. Dr. Prather has experience in mixed animal private practice, corporate practice, and relief work. She likes to spread around as much catnip as possible. In her free time, Dr. Prather enjoys traveling, gardening, reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband Daniel and their cat and 2 dogs. We are excited to have Dr Prather join our team and are confident she will provide your family pet, as well as you, with a high level of care and compassion.

Rachel Leard

Licensed Veterinary Technician & Office Manager

Rachel Leard is a licensed veterinary technician and a graduate of Faulkner State Community College. She has been working at Springhill Animal Clinic since its beginning. Rachel has over 10 years experience in the veterinary field and has been working with animals in many capacities since childhood. Rachel is an active competitor in canine obedience and agility and she currently trains with Alabama Task Force 1’s K9 Search and Rescue Unit. In addition, Rachel has recently certified her current dog, Jesse, as a Pet Partner’s Therapy Dog and will begin hospital visits soon. Rachel also works at a local shelter and volunteers her time fostering dogs and cats for local rescue groups.

Harley Hart

Licensed Veterinary Technician

Harley Hart is a licensed veterinary technician. She has been with Spring Hill Animal Clinic since April 2016. She graduated from Faulkner State Community College in May 2016. She lives with 10 animal creatures and 1 human creature, and is still working on domesticating the human creature. When I get home from work I love on my 2 dogs, 4 kitties, 4 bunnies, and a boyfriend. When I am not caring for you adorable pets at the clinic, you could find me reading, watching anime, eating potatoes in any form, or dying my hair. Currently I have a teal mohawk, but come back next week to see if it is different!

Taylor White

 Licensed Veterinary Technician

Taylor White is originally from Birmingham, Al. She moved to mobile to complete Coastal Alabama”s Veterinary Technician Program. Taylor worked at SHAC to get her clinical hours as a student and soon after joined the team. She graduated in May 2018 and became a licensed Technician in Dec. 2018! In her spare time, she likes to run, cook, soak up some sun at the beach and explore the world. She has 2 pets a the time being: Roxy, a stubborn, loyal Puggle and a kitty named Stella, but she is certain her fur family will grow. Taylor’s motto: ” Is it really work when you love what you do this much?”

Thanks for all you do Taylor !

Tara Mendel


Tara is a local Mobilian. She has a loving husband and a sweet daughter, as well as a spoiled, fluffy cat named Kovu. Tara enjoys reading, movies, and everything Disney. She is here to help answer your questions on the phone, schedule appointments, fill out any paper work, get you your pet’s prevention…. well you get the idea; the list goes on & on. AND SHE DOES IT WITH A SMILE. She really helps the office run smoothly. Thanks for being part of the team Tara.

Rachel Strom


Rachel, known as Rae in the clinic, was born and raised right here in Mobile. She and her husband, as well as their 2 darling sons, have always loved animals. Max, their 2 year old pit bull, is as sweet as can be ! Rachel is dedicated to help you and your fur family receive the best care and always has a friendly smile! She answers the phones to schedule appointments, helps with paperwork, answers general questions about your pet’s health, does clerical office work, ect. Rachel is ready to be there for you and your family’s needs!

LaToya Cox

Veterinary Assistant

LaToya Cox officially joined our team in May of 2017. You may have seen her in the clinic prior as she was working with us in order to fulfill her credits for the Licensed Veterinary Technician program at Coastal Alabama Community College (formerly Faulkner State Community College).

LaToya was born and raised in Mobile and attended Murphy High School. Her hobbies include photography, blogging, and basketball. She has a handsome and beloved cat, named Louie. LaToya has graduated from the technician program and is currently studying to take the VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Examination) making her a licensed veterinary technician.

Rachel Layman

 Veterinary Assistant

Rachel Laymen , known in the clinic as R-2; has several dogs, cats & chickens. Her dogs are Smokey a Blue Healer, Curly a Boykin Spaniel and Hannah a Rat Terrier. She loves to take them on walks and play fetch with them. Her cats live the life being pampered. Her hobbies are eating pasta, reading books, watching movies, and deer hunting, and horse back riding. One day R2 hopes to have a pet cow. Rachel can usually bee seen in the clinic helping with exams or invoicing and calling surgery cases. We appreciate your hard work and dedication R2.