About Us

Trusty Vet Research Park


Located at 6945 Hwy 72 W, Huntsville, AL Trusty Vet | Research Park has been serving Huntsville, Madison, and the north Alabama region since 2012. Trusty Vet | Research Park has grown tremendously since opening. We are currently a multi-doctor practice and are open on Saturday’s until 5:00pm to help our clients manage their busy schedules. We hope to see you and your pet soon at Trusty Vet | Research Park.


Our Doctors


Kathryn Bradshaw, DVM

Trusty Vet veterinarian Dr. Kathryn Bradshaw, DVM has eagerly adopted the philosophy established by Trusty Vet and is excited to be an owner of Trusty Vet Research Park.  Dr. Bradshaw received her DVM degree in 2006 from Kansas State University while her husband served in the US Army at Fort Riley. She previously, attended Texas A&M University where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biomedical Science.  Upon graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Bradshaw became an associate veterinarian at a small animal hospital in Madison, Al.  Prior to the opening of Trusty Vet Research Park, she practiced for five years as an associate veterinarian at Valley Animal Hospital & Pet Resort in southeast Huntsville.

Dr. Bradshaw has served as past-president for the Madison County Veterinary Medical Association.   She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and is a former member of the Huntsville chapter of Executive Women International. She is an active member in the North Alabama Texas A&M Alumni club.  She participates in her church choir and teaches first and second graders Sunday school with her husband. Her hobbies include traveling, cooking, hiking, watching SEC football, specifically the Texas Aggies, and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Bradshaw shares her home with her husband, and her two young sons, Benjamin and Barrett. She also owns a dachshund- Sbisa, a Labrador- Dixie Bell, a Black and Tan mix- Rollie, and two cats - Kismet & Hope.


Claire Clune, DVM

Dr. Claire Clune, our newest addition to the Trusty Vet Research Park veterinary team, is a native of Huntsville, Alabama and is happy to be back home after spending 8 years away working on her veterinary education. Dr. Clune received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Dairy Sciences from Mississippi State University. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Science degree from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018.

Dr. Clune is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, as well as the Madison County Veterinary Medical Association. She has a special interest in internal medicine, client education, and researching challenging and interesting cases.

Dr. Clune is newly married and shares her home with her husband, John. During her spare time, Dr. Clune enjoys gardening, home renovation, and spending time with her family which includes her 3 rescue dogs, Rosie, Montana, and Rick. Rosie and Montana are long haired miniature dachshunds that rule the roost, and Rick is a lab/pit bull mix that Dr. Clune neutered in school and couldn’t let go back to the shelter.


Caroline Mefford, DVM

Dr. Caroline Mefford is a Huntsville native. While she has always had a love for animals, it wasn't until her yellow Labrador Retriever, Daisy, came into her life that she was truly inspired to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Caroline graduated with honors with a bachelor of science in biology from Samford University in 2016. She completed her doctor of veterinary medicine degree at Auburn University in 2020. Dr. Mefford completed an externship at the San Antonio Zoo where she got to work closely with her favorite animal, the elephant. She also worked at the Southeastern Raptor Center where she helped rehabilitate injured raptors as well as care for the Auburn Eagle, and she completed an internship in the burrough of Harlem in New York City. Dr. Mefford is very excited to be an associate veterinarian at Trusty Vet. Her special interests include cardiology, surgery, and cultivating client and patient relationships. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cheering on the Crimson Tide and Dallas Cowboys, traveling, and being a crazy cat mom to Poppy, Violet, and Vincent.


Ashley Calvin, DVM

Dr. Ashley Calvin graduated from Colorado State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tufts University's School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts in 2003. Following graduation, Dr. Calvin returned to Colorado where she was an associate and owner of a small animal and exotic animal practice. Dr. Calvin recently relocated to the Huntsville area with her family when her husband took a job with NASA.

Dr. Calvin’s special interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, dental care, and managing chronic diseases such as liver disease, kidney disease and helping to control chronic pain. She enjoys treating exotic patients and teaching their owners how to provide the best care for these special pets. She'll treat just about anything and loves learning about each species.

Outside of work, Dr. Calvin and her supportive husband, Tim, keep busy with their three young children: twins, Rory and Owen, and their youngest, Holland. She also has four pets including 2 aging cats named Minette and Sunshine, as well as two black lab mixes named Bacon and Letty. The family is very excited to explore a new part of the country and is enjoying being in Huntsville!


Our Staff

Dawn | Veterinary Assistant

Dawn has always had a love of animals and knew when she started working in the veterinary field that it was the perfect fit for her. She began working as a kennel technician in February 2010 and advanced to the positions of groomer and veterinary technician assistant at her previous place of employment. She enjoys every aspect of working with animals.

Dawn shares her home with her husband, four children, and her many cats and dogs. She spends her free time fishing and reading books. Dawn looks forward to providing compassionate care to Trusty Vet Research Park clients and their pets for many years to come.


Sianna | Veterinary Assistant

Sianna began working in the veterinary field in 2011 at an animal hospital in Athens, Alabama. Since Sianna was a small child, she has always had a special compassion and love for all animals. While she loves assisting with surgery, she also loves witnessing the improvement of the pets that regularly come through our clinic.

Sianna shares her home with her husband, Justin, and her loving and energetic pit bull terrier, Mylee. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, enjoying the outdoors, and experimenting in the kitchen.


Heather | Veterinary Assistant

Heather has always had a love for animals and medicine ever since she was a little girl. She began working in the field of veterinary medicine in 2005 as a receptionist. After taking a break from work in order to raise her growing family, Heather re-entered the world of veterinary medicine in 2012 as a receptionist. She took every opportunity to watch and help with pet care while working towards her goal of becoming a veterinary technician. Heather joined the team at Trusty Vet Research Park as a veterinary assistant in October 2015. She enjoys educating pet owners on parasite prevention products, the importance of regular vaccination schedules, and anything involving surgery.

In her free time, Heather spends time with her family including her supportive husband, John, and two daughters, Ava and Hannah. She also has one dog, Kratos, a german shepherd and one cat, Maximus. She enjoys spoiling all of them and providing them excellent veterinary care.


Angel | Veterinary Assistant

Angel knew from elementary school age that she had a love and passion for animal care. She started out in the field of veterinary medicine in 2012 working in the kennels, advancing to the role of veterinary technician. Angel has an extra special place in her heart for exotic breeds and special needs animals.

In her free time, Angel enjoys going to music festivals, spending time with her wonderful daughter, and basking in the sun at the beach. Angel’s home is shared with her daughter, Abigail, who enjoys all of their fur babies as much as her Mommy. Her variety of pets includes a Collie mix- Hades, a Blue Russian Rat- Ambelina, and a butter and pastel ball python- Cyrus.


Veronica | Veterinary Assistant

Veronica has been working in the pet care industry since 2015. Starting in the kennel and working her way up to receptionist at a local boarding facility, she realized how much she really enjoyed working with not just animals, but the people who care for them too. She joined Trusty Vet’s team in spring of 2018 as a veterinary assistant and has loved every moment of it.

She is currently working to complete her undergraduate degree in biology at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and plans to apply to vet school shortly thereafter. Her favorite part of her job is having the opportunity to be a voice and an advocate for the pet. Outside of work she enjoys climbing, playing Tetris, and spending time with friends and family. She shares her home with her 3 rescue dogs, Heidi Mae - Great Pyrenees, Lennie - Rough Collie mix, Wade- Pitbull, and 3 ferrets, Lincoln, Louis, and Lyle.


Anna | Veterinary Assistant

Anna has had a passion for caring for animals since she was a small child. Her family has always rescued animals and she plans to continue the tradition. She fell in love with the veterinary field during a field study class in her senior year of high school. She enjoys assisting with surgery and creating relationships with clients and patients.

Anna shares her home with her fiancé Baylen and her stepdaughter, Casyn, and their two rescue dogs Tobi and Remi. They enjoy attending car shows together and spending time with their pups and families.


Kaitlyn | Veterinary Assistant

Kaitlyn grew up in Huntsville, AL. She has always dreamed of pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. She obtained her Bachelor of Animal Science from Tuskegee University in 2019. From there, she has taken every opportunity possible to remain current in the field. Kaitlyn has worked with swine, cattle, equine, poultry, and goats prior to starting at Trusty Vet where she now works exclusively with dogs and cats. She plans to continue her education in the field of veterinary medicine and obtain her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and running. She has 3 fur babies, Rusty, a german shepard mix, Penny, and border collie mix, and Copper, a domestic short hair.


Ali | Veterinary Assistant

Ali's favorite movie from childhood is Lady and The Tramp. She knew early on that she had a passion for helping animals. She began working with animals as a kennel technician and bather in 2017. She transitioned into the veterinary world in 2019, working as a kennel technician/Vet assistant in training at a 24-hour Small Animal/Exotic Clinic in Anniston, Al. Ali became a member of the TrustyVet team in August, 2019. She is currently attending Penn Foster in the hopes of reaching her goal of being a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She is a member of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. Ali is especially interested in animal behavior and psychology, phlebotomy, and anesthesia.

Outside of work, Ali enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, two dogs, Nova and Harry, and new addition Gerald, the cat. She also enjoys reading mystery novels, hiking, and drinking as much coffee as possible.


Stephen | Veterinary Assistant

Stephen has always had a way with animals. He recently just got into the vet field and loves his job so much.

In his spare time, he loves spending time with his wife and all his animals, horses dogs and cat, along with playing video games. He has two horses, Zephyr and Lakota, two dogs, Thorn and Jackson and one kitty, Adara. He also loves to play sports and plays slow pitch softball as much as possible.


Mister & Gary | Very Important Office Cats

We are so happy to have two very handsome boys as wonderful four-legged additions to our team. They are both sweet and friendly and love people!

Mister and Gary are Trusty Vet Research Park's office cats! They would love for you to come by and meet them.