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Meet Our Doctors Valley Vet Animal Hospital

Dr. Wilson W. McManus, II, DVM
Dr. McManus received a bachelor of science in Animal Sciences in 1982 and doctorate of veterinary medicine in 1988 from Auburn University. Prior to opening Valley Animal Hospital and Pet Resort, Dr. McManus was a full-time emergency veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Center, and subsequently became a partner at Adams, Parmer, Glass and McManus Veterinary Clinics in Columbus, Georgia. In the year prior to opening Valley Animal Hospital and Pet Resort, he worked with his father, also a Veterinarian of forty years at Apollo Animal Hospital here in Huntsville, Alabama.

Dr. McManus founded Valley Animal Hospital and Pet Resort in the heart of Jones Valley in May 1992. Valley Animal Hospital and Pet Resort is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association (since 1994). Dr. McManus is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, was a founding board member of the Animal Emergency Clinic of North Alabama, is a member of the Huntsville Rotary Club, a board member of the Huntsville- Madison County Auburn Club and has participated over a ten year period as a veterinary missionary to Honduras with Saint Thomas Episcopal Church Medical Mission.

Dr. McManus shares his home, with his wife - Laura Leigh, their two daughters and son, and two cats–Tom Kitten and Oatmeal, and Yorkie–Olivia. He shares his office with his cats - Persimmon, Mayhem and Fender. Hobbies include fishing, gardening, and the outdoors.

Dr. Rebecca (Becca) Lofty, DVM
Dr. Lofty graduated from Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine after completing her preceptorship here at Valley Animal Hospital & Pet Resort. At Auburn, Dr. Lofty focused on small animalcare with special attention to dermatology and the newest diagnostic techniques. She also had the opportunity to work closely with the Lee County Humane Society diagnosing and treating a wide variety of animals. Prior to attending Auburn, Dr. Lofty graduated from Montevallo University, Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry.

A member of the 1995 Grissom High School graduating class, Dr. Lofty is pleased to return to the Tennessee Valley, and delighted to have the opportunity to serve her own community.

Dr. Lofty shares her home with her husband - Kris, son - Joshua, three dogs -Muppet, Bones, and Ogre and three cats - Nimbus, Wookie, and Hemi. Also enjoying her own terrarium a red-eared slider turtle - Gibby.

Dr. Brock Halverson, DVM
Dr. Brock Halverson graduated from Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine. While attending Auburn, he participated in research regarding antibiotic resistance. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Halverson attended Troy State University and received a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology.

Dr. Halverson spent several years working at a small animal clinic in rural East Tennessee. While in Tennessee, he served as the vice president and president of the Five Rivers Regional Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Halverson is glad to be at Valley Animal Hospital & Pet Resort and is very excited to have moved to Huntsville, and to be closer to family. He has fallen in love with the Huntsville area and the people and pets of Valley Animal Hospital. Dr. Halverson has a special interest in Ultrasound and using this diagnostic tool to better diagnose and treat patients.

Dr. Halverson currently shares his home with his his wife JJ and his Australian Shepard - Harmony. His hobbies include: cooking, fishing, hunting and the outdoors.

Dr. Wendi Tumminello, DVM
Dr. Wendi Tumminello is a native of Huntsville. After working as an assistant for Dr. McManus at Valley Animal Hospital for several years, she decided she wanted to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with a BS in Biology from Emory University in 1997 and received her Doctorate of Veterinary medicine from Auburn Univeristy in 2001.

After graduation, Dr. Wendi moved to the New Orleans area and pursued an internship in small animal internal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine at the Louisiana Veterinary Referral and Emergency Clinic. Following the internship, Dr. Wendi stayed on at LaVRC and worked as an Emergency Veterinarian and manager of the Emergency Clinic for 8 years. She loved the fast-paced environment and helping patients overcome life threatening injuries and diseases.

After having two wonderful little boys, Dr. Tumminello finally came back home to Huntsville to raise her family and work part-time at Valley Animal Hospital. Her interests include Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Ultrasonography.

She shares her home with her husband, Marc; her two boys—Luke and Titus; her beagle/basset mix, Abigail; and her two cats—Now ‘N’ Later, and Charlie.

Dr. Ashley Calvin, DVM
Dr. Ashley Calvin graduated from Colorado Sate University in 1997 with a BS of Animal Science, and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University's School of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.  She then 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 enjoys 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 best to care for these special pets.  She'll treat just about anything and loves learning about each species

Outside of work, Dr. Calvin is kept busy by her supportive husband, Tim and their three children - Rory and Owen are both 5 year olds, and Holland is 3.  She also has four pets - 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!

Dr. Katherine Roeder, DVM
Dr. Katherine Roeder graduated from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine after completing a preceptorship at Valley Animal Hospital. While in veterinary school, Dr. Roeder worked closely with the emergency veterinarians and technicians in the small animal ICU, taking care of the hospitalized patients. Prior to attending vet school, she received a Bachelors of Science degree in Animal and Dairy Sciences as well as Zoology.

Dr. Roeder takes tremendous pride in being part of the veterinary field and loves the constant growth and knowledge that it has to offer. She is excited to join the team at Valley Animal Hospital & Pet Resort, who strive to accomplish exceptional quality care for every patient, big or small! Her professional interests include preventative medicine, internal medicine, and ophthalmology. Originally from Birmingham, Dr. Roeder is excited to venture to North Alabama to serve the community of Huntsville.

She shares her home with her husband - Michael, who is also a veterinarian. They are both kept busy by their pets - two Labradors (Ernest and Banks), a Vizsla (Piper), two little mixed breeds (Mallie and Meeko), and a cat (Stache).

Dr. Angela Cancannon, DVM
Dr. Concannon graduated from Mississippi State University with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2001.  She studied Animal and Dairy Science in undergraduate and after only three years was accepted into veterinary school.  While at MSU she was an Agriculture Ambassador for the School or Agriculture and once in veterinary school was chosen as an Envoy for school.

Upon graduating Dr. Concannon joined a clinic in Huntsville as an associate and worked there for twelve years.  She has been very active in the veterinary community since moving here.  Dr. Concannon has served as the Vice-President and President of the Madison County Veterinary Medical Association.  She is a partner in the Animal Emergency Clinic of North Alabama and is currently serving on the board of directors.    Last year she left her full time associate position to pursue more time with family.  Dr. Concannon began a relief veterinary business and has worked in numerous clinics in the Madison County area.  She is very excited to be joining the team here at Valley!

Dr. Concannon is an active member in Flint River Baptist Church in Hazel Green.  She is a member of the Madison County Veterinary Medical Association, the Alabama Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, AAHA, the American Veterinary Dental Society, and the Hunt’s Spring chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Her hobbies include watching movies, scrapbooking, cooking, sewing, gardening and reading. 

Dr. Concannon is married and has two girls.  They are allowed to share their home with Ginny-a field spaniel, and three cats-Annie, George and Flint.