Meet Our Veterinary Team

We're glad you're here!

Westwood Pet Care was started in 2002 on the rural outskirts of town, but is now surrounded by the growing, lovely city of Dothan!

Our focus is on helping people through their pets. We have a fantastic staff and team and understand the emotional attachments each of our clients have to their pets. We strive to treat every pet as our own. We also have a very family oriented practice for our staff and clients.

Westwood Pet Care adopted the Cutest Peanut in Town in September 2022, and it welcomes all clients and pets to this day!

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Dr. Amanda Joki

Dr. Joki


Dr. Joki has been passionate about veterinary medicine from a very young age. She grew up in Louisiana on a small farm with goats, chickens, and rescue horses. Dr. Joki earned her Bachelor's in Animal Science at Louisiana State University, where she also attended veterinary school. In 2018, Dr. Joki completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and began practicing in Virginia where she cared for companion animals. In 2022 she moved to Dothan, AL with her husband Michael, and young son Wesley to continue her career with the purchase of Westwood Pet Care. She is a member of the local Alabama Veterinary Medical Association (ALVMA) as well as the national organization (AVMA) and remains active with Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM). At home, she has three dogs and an assortment of rabbits and poultry. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her pets, doing DIY projects, gardening, backpacking, and camping with her family.

Dr. Amanda Joki is excited to be living and working in Dothan, AL. She is passionate about preventative care for pets and education for pet parents. She also really enjoys wound management and surgery. She is so excited to make new relationships and take care of your pets.



Practice Manager

Our Practice Manager, Michael was born and raised in Alabama. He attended junior college in Marion, AL, before completing a Bachelor’s degree at LSU, where he met his wife, Amanda. Michael has lived in Alabama, Louisiana, and Virginia before deciding to move back home with his wife and young son, Wesley, in 2022. As an Army Reservist, he has traveled around the world. Michael mostly works in the back office, but when he’s around, you can easily spot him sporting his ACU scrubs. Michael enjoys spending time with his family, petting his dogs, learning new things, and playing video games. Michael’s most interesting pet was a rescue goose named “Goosetave.”  



Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

Hello, I’m Cheyenne a Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT) at Westwood Pet Care. I’m originally from Virginia where I earned my credentials from Blue Ridge Community College in December of 2022. My main goals as a veterinary technician are to advocate for those that don’t have a voice, caring for client’s pets as my own, and educating pet parents to care for their pets to ensure a long, healthy life. I strive to deliver exceptional care to all animals I encounter everyday. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, going on adventures outside, and reading a good book. My love for animals doesn’t stop at my professional life: I love giraffes, and my home is never boring with my crazy beagle mix, Pepper, and my adorable guinea pig, Nico.



Veterinary Assistant

Hello! My name is Jodi and I’m so excited to be a part of the Westwood Pet Care team. I was born and raised here in Alabama and found my passion and love working with animals over 6 years ago. In my free time I enjoy eating, going to the beach, and spending time with my fiancé, 2 kids and our basset hound, Tilly, and 2 kitties, Millie and Scamper. We also have a 10ft python who is super sweet but doesn’t get out much 😊




Christie here! I am our Office Manager and receptionist. I started as a stay at home mom to two girls and once my kids got older I decided I wanted to do more. I have always loved animals and decided to try a part time job at a vet office. I now have 5 years under my belt working in all positions at the office and I feel deeply that working all the positions has made me better in my role. I love being a part of a team that truly works together and also learning all the personalities of all the breeds of animals we see in the clinic. My favorite part though is interacting with the clients and their pets. When we have frequent flyers or clients and pets that come in often they start to feel like family and relationships are forged and bonds made. We love the pets as much as the owners. I love what I do because we are constantly learning. Some cases aren't easy and we have to work hard to determine the diagnoses. Watching Dr, Joki work and seeing that we can make the pets better brings me joy. What drives me daily is making sure that our patents have the best quality of care and making the clients and patents lives better. On my off time I enjoy music and traveling for concerts, camping, watching premier league soccer and cooking for my family. My favorite animal is dachshund!  



Hi my name is Elizabeth, receptionist at Westwood Pet Care. Most of my friends and family call me Liz. I have three children and two precious granddaughters. In my free time I spend time with my sweet grandbabies, Marcy and Adelyn. I love to shop and go on trips. Westwood Pet Care has been one of my favorite jobs. I am an animal lover! My coworkers are the best and I love our clients too. Also, I have a cute pet rabbit named Fuzzy Butt. I love music and exploring cultures through their foods. I am especially fond of kittens.



Kennel Technician

 Hi! I'm Emily and I'm the Kennel Tech at Westwood Pet Care. I have a pet cat named Kiba who loves play time, treats and to adventure in our backyard. My Favorite animal is a Panda Bear. They're so clumsy and look so cute when they're munching on a tasty bamboo snack! One thing I love about working in pet care is seeing the difference we can make when a pet is back to feeling like their normal selves. Another part of my job is to give pets baths when they are brought in. I love to treat it like their spa day where the pets can be bathed and pampered then brushed out so that they can return to their owners clean and happy.  

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Certified Veterinary Professional

Although born and raised outside of Pittsburgh, PA, Melanie considers herself privileged to have worked with many exceptional veterinary hospitals throughout the country. She proudly includes Westwood Pet Care to that list. A member of the AVMA, VHMA, and NAVC- Melanie has dedicated almost 20 years to the support of veterinary medicine and the exceptional doctors that practice it. She gauges success in the prevention/relief of suffering in patients, client empowerment through education and empathy, inspiring a dynamic team, and purrs/tail wags. As an Elite Fear-Free Certified Veterinary Professional ™ , her passion is to reduce anxiety associated with patient visits to the veterinary hospital. In her personal life, Melanie enjoys spending time with her husband, a US Army Veteran and Department of Defense Civilian, their 2 young children, and a myriad of pets.

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