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 Sadie, a Great Dane 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 and geriatric medicine.
Lauren Vankeuren, DVM
Dr. VanKeuren 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. VanKeuren's family includes her son and two Labrador Retrievers.
Lindsey Williams, DVM
Dr. Williams is a north Alabama native. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama in 2007 and her doctorate from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Her profession interests include soft tissue surgery and endocrinology.
Sarah Estess, DVM
Dr. Sarah Estess is a native of Birmingham, Alabama. She earned her BS in animal and dairy science at Mississippi State University in 2007 and her doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2011.
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!
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.
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.
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.