Our Team

Our Veterinary Team Pet Vet Express in Mountain Brook, AL

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Pet Vet Express! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

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.

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.

Karen
Karen Duncan, Practice Manager
Karen has been in the veterinary medicine field for 30 years. She received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Minnesota and went on to receive her veterinary technician registration from the Bel-Rae Institute, and received her MBA from Duquesne University. She prides herself on her employees’ growth and their patient’s well-being. In her free time, Karen enjoys being outdoors as much as possible and spending time with her two dogs and three cats—Squid (who is a flyball champion), Bronson, Snowball, Squeak, and Timothy.
Jennifer Pickle, Client Service Specialist
Jennifer has been in the veterinary medicine field for two years and attended the University of Alabama for her degree in accounting, human development, and family studies. She prides herself on her ability to build relationships with patients and their owners and on being there emotionally for clients and their pets. Jennifer has two daughters, three dogs, and two cats that take up most of her time, but she enjoys spending her free time on the water!