Get To Know Our Team
Jackie Burks, DVM
Dr. Burks is a 1982 graduate of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is the primary vet at Pet Vet Express, our second location at Crestline Village in Mountain Brook. Dr. Burks and his wife, Libby, have been married for 39 years and have 2 children: Matt, an architect and Caroline, a teacher. He has five dogs and 1 cat. In his 38 years of practice experience, Dr. Burks has developed interests in dermatology, dentistry, and surgery.
Years in Practice: 38
Education: Mississippi State School of Veterinary Med
Amanda Oden, DVM
Dr. Amanda Oden grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and attended Altamont School, Wellesley College in Massachusetts, and Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. A practitioner of internal medicine, emergency medicine, soft tissue, and dental surgery for over 30 years, she uses Fear Free treats, medications, and handling to calm her patients. She is USDA accredited to write national and international animal health certificates. In 2006, the Humane Society of the United States recognized Dr. Oden for her service in rescuing and treating animals stranded in Hurricane Katrina flooding. Also a speaker, teacher, and certified life coach, Dr. Oden is part of the AVMA and Merck Train The Trainer Veterinary Communication initiative and has presented veterinary and coaching lectures at specialty hospitals, veterinary schools, and international conferences. She is a member of the AVMA and the International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care. She lives with 3 cats and a dog, loves visiting her daughter, going to the theater, and fine dining.
Mandy Norris, DVM
Dr. Mandy Norris grew up in a small town in North Alabama. She graduated from THE Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Dr. Norris maintains a particular interest in dentistry and internal medicine. When not at work, Dr. Norris enjoys all activities outdoors, traveling, and being active in her church. Her family includes her husband, Bryant, and their two dogs and one cat. She loves being a veterinarian and looks forward to serving the pets of Vestavia Hills and Mountain Brook.
Karen Duncan, Practice Manager
Jennifer Pickle, Client Service Specialist
Anna Gallegos, Kennel Tech
Anna Gallegos is a Kennel Technician, and has been at Pet Vet Express for 3 years. Anna graduated from Bessemer City High School.