Meet Our Staff
Patrick Gorman, DVM
Dr. Patrick Gorman graduated from Auburn University in 1978. He opened Madison Veterinary Hospital in 1979 and expanded it to its present size and service capacity in 1993. Dr. Gorman’s household includes Charlie, a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, and two German Shepherds, Patty and Tully .
Katherine Haldeman, DVM CCRT
Dr. Katherine Haldeman is a native of Lancaster, New Hampshire. She earned her BS in animal and dairy science in 2000 and her doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2004, both from Auburn University. She received her certification for Canine Rehabilitation Therapist from the Canine Rehabiliation Institute in 2013. Her fields of interest include rehabilitation and laser therapy, internal medicine, and rabbits.
Dr. Haldeman"s family includes her fiance, Patrick, and her two cats, Tigger and Basil..
Lauren Orr, DVM
Dr. Orr is a native of Madison County, Alabama. She received her BS in biology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2006 and her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Auburn University in 2010. Her fields of interest include ophthalmology, anesthesia and pain management.
Dr. Orr's family includes her husband, Jeb, and a Labrador named Layla.
Lindsey Williams, DVM
Dr. Lindsey Williams is a native of Toney, Alabama. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from The University of Alabama. After which, she attended Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked in a variety of clinics including a rural mixed animal practice, several small animal practices, and two emergency clinics. She enjoys the variety, but her heart is in small animal private practice. Her professional interests include soft tissue surgery and endocrinology.
We are the nurses on the battleground of your pet’s health!
As veterinary technicians, we take special care and interest in our patients, treating them as if they were our own. We are responsible for the nursing care of your pet during his or her stay with us. This nursing care includes TLC during a doctor's exam, hospitalization, and post-operative care. While your veterinarian treats and researches your pet's needs, we veterinary technicians tend to your pet's physical needs such as fluid therapy, diagnostics, surgery, anesthesia, and dentistry.
Our staff of technicians attends educational seminars throughout the year to stay current with the most advanced techniques and to better acquaint ourselves with what your pet needs during its most crucial time.
Behind the scenes, we are much more than animal lovers. As technicians, we attend to your pet's diagnostic care, run lab work, take and develop radiographs, fill medication orders, and better educate you about your pet's needs at home.
If you ever have any questions about your pet's care or procedures, please ask us — the educated and friendly technicians of Madison Veterinary Hospital!
LVT Hospital Director
Michelle joined our staff in 2002 after graduating with her Veterinary Technician License from Columbia State Community College in TN. Enjoying the profession and being part of a highly skilled team, she developed a passion for veterinary dentistry. In 2006, she made a career shift to the Hospital Director position, ensuring high quality pet care continues to be offered to all earth's creatures. She has enjoyed seeing how the staff has grown and united over the years and mentors each other in skills to better one another. She enjoys taking her familyto hike and explore nature. She also shares her home with her rescues Cocoa, an energetic shepherd mix, Tiny T, a sweet nervous black kitty and Mrs. Fluffington, a gray fluff ball of feline energy.
Born and raised in Athens, she joined our hospital in 2006. She knew working with animals would be her life's journey after doing a school project in 2cd grade. She continues to learn and move forward in reaching her veterinary medicine goal. In working toward her goal, she has been able to use her 'passion' and become our surgical technician. Her household includes her fiance', Ryan, their four Pit Bulls and an orange tabby. She is currently studying at UA of Huntsville toward a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a double minor in Chemistry and Business. Upon graduation, she intends to attend veterinary school. When she has spare time she enjoys running and spending time with friends and family.
Jake developed a growing curiosity and desire to offer the best care for his boarding pets while assisting in our kennels in 2009. With great attention to detail and drive to offer the best care for all his patients make him a perfect fit to our technician team. He currently has added dentistry to his set of skills.
He has taken an interest in pet dentistry and performs routine dental cleanings with our veterinarians. He loves spending time with his family including Lady Bama, a Pit Bull, Rumor, a Collie mix and his mad hatter kitty, Hadley.
Phyleasha began working as a kennel assistant advancing to technician in 2007. From the beginning she learned she had a passion for animals and offering excellent pet care. She enjoys athletic activities, live comedy and music. When not working, her personal time is spent with her family, including her rescue puggle, Mia, Mable, and multiple reptiles.
In 2010, she began getting to know many of our patients while taking excellent care of them in our kennels. Wanting to learn more about our practice and advanced medicine, she joined the hospital team in the spring of 2012. She really enjoys helping your pets live a healthy, long life. She is currently enrolled in Athens State working toward a Bachelor of business Administration in Management. When she is not doting on cute button noses, she enjoys the company of her friends and family.
Kaylie has been bringing laughter and excitement to the team since 2012 when she was hired as a kennel assistant. She moved her past animal care experience and laughter to the hospital and is currently assisting in surgery and Rehabilitation Therapy. She keeps her therapy patients motivated and positive on the long road to recovery. ”I love watching patients improving week to week and seeing how excited parents get about their pet’s success. It’s a bittersweet feeling when a rehab patient graduates. I‘m grateful to be part of such a happy ending.” Away from the hospital she enjoys family time, especially her new nephew and hiking with five energetic, wagging tails.
Kandace has always been an animal lover! She began as a caring and attentive kennel assistant in 2013 and applied those skills in hospital as a technician a year later. Her true passion for helping animals is obvious in her deep concern for their welfare and comfort during treatments. She has enjoyed being part of the Rehabilitation Therapy team assisting Dr. Haldeman with land exercises and underwater treadmill therapies. “I love watching their progress from start to finish.” When away from the hospital she enjoys live music, running and playing with her cat Flower. She is currently attending Calhoun and plans to apply to a veterinary technician program soon.
Chris began as a kennel assistant in 2009 and moved to the hospital a year later to offer medical attention to our patients. He enjoys caring for each pet as his own and learning the many aspects of veterinary medicine, especially post surgical care. The caring mentality and drive has drawn him to work toward his EMT degree at Calhoun. When he is not hard at work he finds time to produce music. But if Alabama is playing, you are sure to find him at the game or watching the games surrounded by friends rooting for Roll Tide.