Meet Our Veterinary Team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Brooks Road Animal Hospital! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Get to know our veterinary team!

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.
Susan Moon, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Moon has devoted her career to serving the people and pets of the Whitehaven area. Originally from Jonesboro, Arkansas, she received her Doctorate from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. She began work at Brooks Road Animal Hospital immediately after graduating in the summer of 1984.

When asked about her tenure, Dr. Moon says, “Memphis and Whitehaven are where I belong. I love the authenticity and the energy. I love that I am often privileged to see the pets of 3 generations of local families.”

Dr. Moon is married to Mark Weaver, and has three adult children, three (so far) grandchildren, and a Labrador named Piper. She is active in her church, and enjoys reading, knitting, hiking, and traveling. She has served the profession as a past president of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association and currently represents Tennessee veterinarians in the American Veterinary Medical Association’s House of Delegates.

Paige Underwood, DVM


Dr. Paige Underwood grew up in Indiana before attending the University of Missouri for her undergraduate studies. She continued her education at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and received her Doctorate in 2021.

Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery and dentistry. In her free time, Dr. Underwood enjoys all things outdoors, fitness, reading, and spending time with her English Bulldog, Butter.

Shawn Barnett

Practice Manager

Shawn has been a part of the Brooks Road Animal Hospital Team from 1989 to the present. Beginning her career at 18 years old, she has filled all positions, including kennel assistant, Veterinary Assistant, CSR, and currently Practice Manager. 

She prides herself on her ability to connect with patients. She has had many fearful patients, and she is able to gain their trust and affection by the end of the visit. She takes care of all the needs of the patient and can sense subtle changes in prognosis. No detail is too small, and every patient is a priority.

In her free time, she enjoys working out at the gym, spending time with lifelong girlfriends, and hang out with my dog, cat, and chickens.

James T. Lawson
Veterinary Technician

Born and raised in Arlington, TN, J.T. started his journey in the working world by pursuing his passion for animals. His love and knowledge of animal health and well-being are quite extensive. After attending The University of Memphis, he became an Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Technician and has ten-plus years in emergency medicine.

Venecia Wooten

Professional Groomer

I pride myself on making pets look fabulous. Clients come in wanting their fur babies to look wonderful and “brand new,” and I provide that!!!

In my free time, I like to cook, sing and dance with my 5 dogs.

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Jessica Castaneda

Veterinary Assistant

Jessica, a native of Olive Branch, MS, began her career at Brooks Road Animal Hospital in 2022 as a veterinary assistant. She loves the hands-on aspects of veterinary medicine and expanding her knowledge so that she can provide the best care possible for our patients. She never passes up a chance to learn something new.

In her free time, Jessica enjoys walking her two huskies, and spending time with her friends.

Milandria Brunson
Client Services Representative

Milandria joined Brooks Road Animal Hospital in 2022 as a Client Services Representative. She has a background in customer service and a love for animals that is evident to all who meet her.

MilaAndria’s family includes her three children and her dogs Snowball and Meatball.

Madeline Nguyen
Veterinary Assistant

Madeline joined Brooks Road Animal Hospital in 2023 as a veterinary assistant. Her primary roles are patient care, bathing, and grooming. A native of Memphis, Madeline brings a special gentleness to her work caring for our patients.
Madeline is married and shares her home with dogs Henry and Eevee, and a new kitten.

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Brittany Raines
Client Services Representative

Brittany, a native of Senatobia, MS, and graduate of Northwest Mississippi Community College, began her work at Brooks Road Animal Hospital in 2023. Her primary role is as a Client Services Representative, although you may find her filling in in other areas of the practice as well. As she says, “my energy is to help wherever help is needed.”

Brittany shares her home with her two children, three dogs, and a mini pig.