People and pets routinely died from infections before penicillin, the first antibiotic, was introduced in the first half of the 20th century. Today, veterinarians use antibiotics to treat many typ ...View Article
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Meet Our Team
Ernest Compton, D.V.M. -- Dr. Compton grew up in the suburbs north of Atlanta, and moved to Savannah in 1988 after graduating from the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. He and his wife Shelly live on Dutch Island with their current group of four cats. In his spare time he enjoys training and competing in triathlons, snow skiing and scuba diving. He is also an active member of the Alee Shrine Dune Cat unit.
Melanie Bevere, D.V.M - Dr. Bevere comes to us from Louisiana. She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in 1996.
She then went on to receive a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University in 2001 and has practiced in Savannah since graduating. She currently serves as President of the Greater Savannah Area Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Bevere resides in Savannah with her husband, Gunner, and their 3 cats, Toonses, Minou and Walter White, and their dog,Truman, a Beagle mix they adopted from Animal Services.
Stuart Ann Goldberg, D.V.M.: Dr. Goldberg grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and has now followed her husband home to beautiful Savannah. In 2007, she graduated from Davidson College with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Following graduation, she quickly realized her passion for animals and science were still well alive and veered her career path toward becoming a veterinarian. Dr. Goldberg graduated Cum Laude and with honors from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She currently resides on Tybee Island with her husband (Justin), daughter (Aster), and 3 dogs (Zoey, Jethro, and Laverne). In her spare time, Dr. Goldberg enjoys most anything that will bring her outdoors.
Amy Lax: Amy is a native of Savannah, GA though she lived in Atlanta, GA and Melbourne, FL for a few years before returning back to her hometown and family. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration with a focus in management. Amy is the Office Manager at Crossroad Animal Hospital and brings 15 years’ experience in management and customer service from a variety of industries. She lives with her wife (Christy), two cats and one dog.
Kathy Griner: Kathy started working at Crossroad in June of 1978 after graduating as a registered veterinary technician. As a hobby, she began training and showing her Border Collies in obedience, agility, tracking and herding. In the early 1990's, she became an obedience judge and has enjoyed traveling around the country judging trials. Recently, she has started painting as a hobby, mostly doing pet portraits and painted glassware. At present, Kathy shares her home with 2 Border Collies, Trip and Dice, and 2 cats, Emma and Mia.
Angela Luna: Angela joined us as a veterinary assistant in June of 2007. She came to us from Mississippi, where she worked in a veterinary hospital for 7 years. Angela has 1 kid (the furry kind) Talmadge. Her hobbies include going to the beach, cooking, reading, gardening and pretty much anything outside.
Jessy Coe: Jessy has been working in the veterinary field since 2004. She has been working as both receptionist and veterinary assistant at Crossroad since 2010. She has 6 cats because her husband, Courtney, cannot stop rescuing every cat that comes to their door. (Of course, she blames it on her husband!)
Amy Bolay: Amy recently moved to Savannah from Swainsboro, Georgia, where she started working at Crossroad Animal Hospital in October of 2011. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Georgia Southern University in 2008. She then continued her education by receiving an associate's degree in veterinary technology from Ogeechee Technical College in 2011. She has 4 year old Chihuahua named ChiChi, whom she adopted in 2008. Her hobbies include: going to football games, playing with ChiChi and being with friends and family.
Dawn Roucoulet: Dawn joined the Crossroad Team, in January of 2012. In 1991, she received a communications degree from Southwest School of Broadcasting in Springfield, Missouri. Due to her love of all animals, she chose a career that allowed her to care for them and has worked in the veterinary field since 1999. She has 1 rescue dog, Lola as well as 3 cats, Kitka, Calvin and Hobbs.
Jessi Sherick: Jessi and her family moved to Savannah in June 2014 and she began working as a receptionist at Crossroad in September 2014. She moved from the Washington DC Metropolitan area where she worked as a dog trainer for close to 15 years and at a busy 24 hour emergency and general care veterinary practice for 5 years. Jessi has special interests in pet nutrition and behavior of all species. Jessi and her daughter and their pets now reside in southside Savannah.
Kate Doyle: Kate joined Crossroad as a part-time receptionist in October 2014. Her background is Marine Science and she also has a full-time job at the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. Animal care has been her passion and hobby since childhood and she is currently managing her neighborhood cat colony in addition to 5 cats of her own. She also volunteers for Tabby Tales Rescue and One Love Animal Rescue.