Dr. Lisa PlaisanceVeterinarian
Lisa Plaisance, DVM, has owned Dadeville Animal Clinic since 2006. She has many fond childhood memories from growing up on a family farm in Wedowee, Alabama. Dr. Plaisance received both her undergraduate degree in Animal and Dairy Science and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. She began her career in Columbia, Tennessee as a mixed animal practitioner before moving back to Alabama in 2004. Her primary focus as a veterinarian is preventative healthcare and medicine. She believes the numerous friendships with pets and clients are a true blessing.
Dr. Plaisance and her husband, Randall Plaisance, DVM have two children, Adam and Ava. Her personal interests include spending time with her family, running, and reading. She has completed four marathons and enjoys time training at Auburn Mixed Martial Arts.
Dr. Tommy PooleVeterinarian
Dr. Tommy Poole grew up in Kennesaw, Georgia and earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in finance, both from Auburn University in 2006 and 2008, respectively. After graduation, he worked for Deloitte and Touche in Atlanta for two years before returning to Auburn to pursue veterinary medicine.
He served his preceptorship here at Dadeville Animal clinic and earned his DVM from Auburn University in May 2016. After graduating, Dr. Poole joined us here at DAC as an associate veterinarian. He and his wife welcomed their first child in June 2016.
Dr. Michelle KaragasVeterinarian
Dr. Karagas is from Kentucky. She moved to Auburn in 2006. She received both her undergraduate degree in Animal Science and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. Her focus is preventative medicine but also emergency and critical medicine.
She and her husband own a farm in Camp Hill, AL. They love to spend time on their farm and the outdoors in their spare time.
Dr. Karagas is going to be covering our evening appointments on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday until 7:00 p.m. and the first Saturday of every month from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
She is also available for EMERGENCY CALLS until 10:00 p.m. EVERY DAY! The EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER is 256-269-5929.
Carol has been with DAC for over thirty years. A few years after graduating from Auburn University, she took an opportunity to learn pet grooming as a skill, and soon began Carol’s Pet Grooming. Throughout the years, owning her own business allowed Carol to adjust her schedule to fit her family’s needs. She considers it a privilege to be entrusted with the furry family members of the Dadeville area and a blessing to be a part of the lives of so many families, watching children and puppies grow up. She is available by appointment Monday-Thursday.
“Being a part of the DAC family gives the opportunity to care for pets and their people,” says Carol, “because a clean pet is healthier, happier and more huggable!”
Amanda Bevels began working at DAC in the summer of 2004. She works as receptionist and technician. As a native of Dadeville, Amanda is very familiar with what goes on in the area.
She and her husband, Shane, have two children, Will and Alyssa. They enjoy cheering for Will at his baseball games and watching Alyssa take part in cheerleading and playing soccer. The Bevels family likes to spend time fishing and playing with their dog Tigger.
Erica has been a veterinary technician at DAC since June 2014. She is originally from Peachtree City, Georgia. Erica graduated from Southern Union with degrees in Science and in Surgical Technology. She is currently studying to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Erica and her fiancé, Logan, have five dogs, one cat and two fish. She enjoys spending time with her pets, watching Auburn football, working out and hunting. Among her passions are training dogs and helping animals find forever homes.
“I’ve been a HUGE animal lover all my life and could not ask for a better occupation or family to work with.”
Shawn Mahan moved to Alabama from Texas in 2010. In Texas, she has two adult children and five grandchildren. Her other two adult children followed her to Alabama and have since blessed her with five more grandchildren here.
Shawn volunteers with Rescue K-911, a local dog rescue, and has adopted several of her fosters. She now lives by herself with seven dogs, two horses, three goats, a cat and a cockatiel.
Starting out as a client of DAC, when a position came open to work there, she happily accepted and now works as receptionist and office help.