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Mickey J. Golden, DVM

Dr. Mickey Golden was born and raised on a small farm just east of Tallassee, Alabama. While he knew he had a life-long love of animals, Dr. Golden realized during his high school years that he wanted to be a veterinarian.  He received his Bachelors of Science in Animal and Dairy Sciences from Auburn University in 1979, and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1983.
After gaining experience in veterinary practices in both Alabama and Georgia, Dr. Golden started Golden Animal Hospital. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, Central Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association.
Dr. Golden’s special veterinary interests include dermatology, general surgery cases and practicing emergency medicine. He is a member of the Board of Directors at the Montgomery Humane Society. He is a deacon and Sunday School teacher at Eastern Hills Baptist Church. In his extra time, Dr. Golden enjoys gardening, reading, and enjoying the great outdoors. He resides in the Pike Road community with his wife Terri, their four children, two Yorkshire Terriers- Bitsey and Bailey, and five cats- Roxie, Buttercup, Houdini, Mitzi, and Mocha.

Holladay S. Simmons, DVM

Dr. Simmons is the primary doctor at our EastChase location. Growing up in rural Lowndes County just minutes south of Montgomery, Dr. Holladay Simmons truly felt like she was returning home when she joined the staff of Golden Animal Hospital in October of 2001.  Dr. Simmons received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Auburn University in 1995 and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She spent two years at a small animal/exotic practice in Foley, Alabama prior to joining Golden Animal Hospital’s medical staff.
Dr. Simmons is a member of the Central Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. She is also involved with the J & L Golden Retriever Rescue and the Motley Crew Great Dane Rescue. She is a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.
Dr. Simmons, her husband Rodney, and their daughter share their home with two Great Danes- Haus and Kramer, two Golden Retrievers- Nikki and Samson, and three cats- Stuey, Lexi, and Boudreaux. She likes spending time with friends and family, and enjoys animal rescue-especially Great Dane and Golden Retriever rescue. “Some people like to restore cars or houses in their spare time, I like to restore dogs!” says Dr. Simmons.

Tina M. Hays, DVM

indentDr. Tina Hays became a member of the Golden Animal Hospital team in July of 2007. She has since become a valuable part of our medical staff. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. After graduating, Dr. Hays completed a year-long veterinary equine internship in Naperville, Illinois. She returned to Alabama shortly thereafter, working in a mixed animal practice in Greenville for six years.
indentDr. Hays is a member of Call to Life Church, where she is also a worker for the Kingdom Kids Ministry. Dr. Hays is a member of the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Among Dr. Hays’ veterinary specialties are dermatology, trauma and wound repair and gastrointestinal surgery. She is a member of the Central Alabama Veterinary Medical Association.
indentDuring her extra time, Dr. Hays enjoys likes to fish (especially for bass, crappie, and bluegill). She also enjoys reading, spending time with her husband and her kids, and enjoying activities such as insect hunting with her family. Dr. Hays and her husband, Patrick, have three children and are the proud owners of a miniature Schnauzer named Rehnq.

Bradley M. Fields , DVM, MPH

indentDr. Brad Fields was born and raised on a farm in Upton, located in south central Kentucky.  Dr. Fields has aspired to be a veterinarian since early childhood, stimulated by his rearing on a large farm and being around livestock his entire life. 
indentDr. Fields received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Western Kentucky University in 2001, his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 2005, and his Master’s in Public Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2007.
indentDr. Brad Fields is President of the Central Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, a member and Disaster Committee Chair of the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, and a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Dr. Fields is employed full time with the Alabama Dept. of Agriculture and Industries, where he is the Director of Emergency Programs and responsible for the Alabama State Agriculture Response Team and managing all agriculture emergencies for Alabama. 
indentHe also serves his country as a Captain in the United States Army Veterinary Reserve Corps, attached to the 358th Medical Detachment in Tuskegee, Alabama.  Dr. Fields has an adjunct faculty appointment at UAB School of Public Health.  Dr. Fields also has an affiliate faculty appointment at Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in the Pathobiology Department. He is a part-time veterinarian at Golden Animal Hospital.

Misty T. Carroll, DVM

indentDr. Misty Carroll became the newest member of our veterinary team when she joined the staff of Golden Animal Hospital in April of 2008. Dr. Carroll graduated from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. After graduating, Dr. Carroll practiced small animal and exotic medicine in Ringgold, Georgia and then in Dalton, Georgia. She also practiced Equine Laboratory medicine in conjunction with Auburn University for one year. She presently works as a part-time veterinarian at Golden Animal Hospital, splitting her time between Montgomery and Tallassee, Alabama.
indentAn active member of her community, Dr. Misty Carroll resides in Auburn, Alabama with her husband Graham, who is also a veterinarian. Their family includes Andy, a Golden Retriever, Gus, a domestic shorthair cat, and Dixie, a Kentucky Mountain Treeing Feist. Dr. Carroll is a member of Auburn United Methodist Church. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, East Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, and the Delta Society for Companion Animal Therapy.
indentDr. Carroll practices small animal medicine with a particular interest in exotics- such as reptiles, birds, and small mammals. Her many activities include hunting, fishing, reading, and anything that involves the lake or the beach. She also enjoys helping with her husband’s veterinary clinic located in Auburn.

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