Picayune Veterinary Clinic Staff

Pearl River County's Compassionate Animal-Care Team

Candice Burge

Candice Burge, Office Manager

As office manager, Candice oversees the daily operation of Picayune Veterinary Clinic. She's been a member of the hospital's animal care team since 1998, and was a veterinary technician before her current role.

Candice provides a sense of unity to the medical team at Picayune Veterinary Clinic, enjoying her day-to-day interactions with both the hospital's employees and clients. "I love the passion shown by our doctors and staff," she says. "We are a work family."

Outside of work, Candice enjoys spending time with her family and loves to sew. She has a West Highland terrier named Herbie, a Yorkshire terrier named Winston, and has several horses.

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Carole Pickering

Carole Pickering, Assistant to Office Manager, Receptionist

Carole Pickering joined the team at Picayune Veterinary Clinic in October 2015. She's worked in the animal care field for about 20 years. She previously worked as a breeding coordinator for an equine and canine veterinary clinic, as well as managed a thoroughbred stallion and broodmare farm. Carole is responsible for inventory at the hospital, helping receptionists when needed and helping the office manager with daily clinical tasks. Her favorite part of the job is working with animals and people, and making new friends. Carole brings lots of experience working with animals to Picayune Veterinary Clinic. She holds an associate's degree from University of Southern Mississippi.

"I have brought my animals to Picayune Veterinary Clinic since it first opened," Carole says. "I know everyone and have the highest trust in the veterinarians and staff. They are a great group to be associated with and are like one big family."

At home, Carole has five dogs, two registered minis, and a 26-year-old quarter horse. In her free time, Carole enjoys taking care of her 10-acre farm along with her horses and dogs. She likes swimming in her pool, relaxing in the late afternoon and making custom wreaths. All in all, Carole enjoys the country life along with her animal family. She can't imagine a life without her land or her animals.

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Kimberly Beech

Kimberly Beech, Receptionist

Kimberly has worked for Picayune Veterinary Clinic for 2 years now! She enjoys working with all the animals that visit our clinic. When she isn't working reception at our front desk she enjoys fishing or relaxing with a new book. She has five pets. Three dogs, one cat and a new bearded dragon! Kimberly is essential to our team and we are so happy to have her as part of our Picayune Veterinary family!

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Carla Seale, Receptionist

Carla Seale joined the staff at Picayune Veterinary Clinic in October 2014. Her job responsibilities include greeting and checking in clients, answering phones, fielding questions, scheduling appointments, taking payments and filing charts. Carla's favorite part of the job is greeting clients and making them feel comfortable. She also enjoys getting to know the clients and their pets.

"I have been a client at this hospital for years," she says, "and I know the clinic staff to be professional, friendly and compassionate. When the opportunity for employment became available, I knew this was the place for me."

At home, Carla has four dogs, seven cats and three horses. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

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Erica Berry

Erica Berry, Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician Erica Berry has been in the animal care field since 2008. Her favorite part of being a veterinary technician at Picayune Veterinary Clinic is assisting during dental exams. She holds a college degree in science.

At home, Erica has two labs named Cain and Tank, two Great Danes named Cope and Hagen, an Australian shepherd named Bucky and a Golden mix named Nola. She also has three horses named Zip, Hickory and Magic, as well as a donkey named Stewart.

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Stephanie Martin

Stephanie Martin, Veterinary Technician

Stephanie joined our Picayune Veterinary family a little over a year ago but has worked in veterinary medicine for almost three years. When she is not working, she enjoys reading, watching a new movie, or taking long walks. She has two pets at home: Opie and Rosie. Her favorite part about working in veterinary medicine is working closely with the animals. Stephanie has said that Picayune Veterinary Clinic is "One big family." We are so happy to have her as part of our family!

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Kayla Olsen

Kayla Olsen, Veterinary Technician

Kayla has been a veterinary technician with us just over a year. She has three pets at home. A beagle mix named Ellie, a cat named Jack, and a golden retriever puppy named Henry. In her free time she enjoys camping, fishing, and hunting with her husband and their two boys. She also enjoys baking and often shares with us here at Picayune Vet! Her favorite thing about working as a veterinary technician is that there is always something to do and learn. She says that "It's a blessing to find a job you love this much. It really is a family here."

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Mallary Lynn Pervan, Veterinary Technician

Mallary joined the Picayune Veterinary Clinic family on July 6, 2018. She enjoys working with all animals, big and small. Mallary also loves the friendly environment of the Picayune clinic! She says our staff is like a family and every day is fun and interesting. She is passionate about sports, taking care of her family, and trying different kinds of foods. Every day at Picayune Veterinary clinic brings new challenges and opportunities. Constantly learning new things is Mallary's favorite part of working as a veterinary technician. We are so happy to have Mallary as part of the Picayune Veterinary family!

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Arielle Whitaker

Arielle Whitaker, Veterinary Technician

Arielle Whitaker has been a veterinary technician at Picayune Veterinary Clinic since October 2007. Her job responsibilities include prepping patients for surgery, drawing blood, running lab work, taking X-rays, assisting veterinarians during examinations and taking care of hospitalized patients. Arielle especially enjoys assisting during surgery. She holds an associates degree from Pearl River Community College.

"I absolutely love Dr. Odom, Dr. Heath and Candice," she says. "They are the best people to be working for."

At home, Arielle has a 1-year-old Siberian husky named Archer and a 3-year-old grey and white tabby cat named Hitch. Archer can sit and lay down, but Hitch is the boss of the house. In her free time, Arielle enjoys reading, fishing, spending time with her husband and daughter and hanging out with her friends.

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Dominick LaMartina

Dominick J. LaMartina III, Veterinary Tech Assistant

Dominick has been around veterinary medicine his entire life; he grew up in his grandfather’s veterinary practice. After graduating, he plans to further his education at Mississippi State University to obtain a degree in Veterinary Medicine. At work, he most enjoys assisting in surgery and taking emergency calls. At home, he has two horses – Dixie & Bar Lena’s Bayou Boy.

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Madison Burge

Madison Burge, Kennel Assistant

Bio coming soon!

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Taylar Copeland

Taylar Copeland, Kennel Assistant

Taylar has worked in veterinary medicine for almost two years. She has been with us for a year and says what has stood out to her the most is that everyone here is very caring and attentive. When She is not working, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs Maxie and Mia. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. As a kennel technician she enjoys spending one on one time with her pets that come to board with us and getting to know them all individually. Her cheerful attitude brings a light we are all happy to have here at Picayune Veterinary Clinic!

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Landon LaMartina

Landon LaMartina, Kennel Assistant

Bio coming soon!

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Alicia Peare Tassin

Alicia Peare Tassin, Kennel Assistant

Alicia joined the team here at Picayune Veterinary Clinic on October 3, 2018. She is passionate about caring for animals and loves getting to spend time with them when they come into the office. Alicia enjoys the fast pace of the office and the ability to remain active. She says every day here at Picayune Veterinary Clinic is unique!

Alicia's hobbies include collecting vinyl, making t-shirts, crafting, and using circuit machines. Alicia has 3 dogs: Sugar, Amelia, and Onyx. She also has 2 cats: Milo and Whiskey, as well as a horse named Big Jack and a gecko named Saphira. We are so happy to have Alicia and her passion for quality veterinary care here at Picayune Veterinary Clinic!

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Holly, Kennel Assistant

Holly joined the Picayune Veterinary Clinic family in August 2021. At home her family has four cats and a Pug named Pig! When she is not working she enjoys playing video games, sewing, and spending time with her daughter Marley. She enjoys working closely with the animals. When asked about her time here at Picayune Veterinary Clinic she said, "Everyone is passionate about what they do." Holly has learned quickly and her positive attitude makes her a joy to be around! We are so thankful to have Holly as part of the Picayune Veterinary Clinic family!

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