Cindy McAlpin, Client Patient Director
Client-Patient Director Cynthia McAlpin has worked with clients and their pets at Starkville Veterinary Hospital since 2003. Her responsibilities include discharging patients, sending reminders, conducting follow-ups and checking in patients. She loves working hands-on with pets.
"We treat all pets like they are family," says Cindy. "We have excellent veterinarians and staff that genuinely care for the patients."
When she's not at the hospital, Cindy enjoys cooking with friends, decorating, gardening and spending time with her pets. Her animal companions include three cats, Sammy, Gus and Mary Grace; and three dogs, Ty, Luke and Choco.
Ranae Sisk, Office Manager
Ranae Sisk is the Office Manager at Starkville Veterinary Hospital. Having been a member of the Starkville Veterinary Hospital staff for more than 30 years, she is proud of the professional, compassionate care the hospital staff and veterinarians offer to pets. Ranae earned an Associate's Degree from Wood College in Mathiston, Mississippi in 1986, and a Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics and Merchandising from Mississippi State University in 1988.
"I'm very proud of the excellent professional and compassionate care our doctors and staff offer to our clients and their pets," says Ranae. "Our motto: “We care about the pets you love,” is a very true statement."
Ranae's hobbies include shopping, interior decorating, baking and singing. She loves spending time with her husband, Stanley, and their son, Jeb. She has a Red Heeler Mix named Lizzie.
April DeMuth, Veterinary Technician
April has been our full-time Veterinary Technician at Starkville Veterinary Hospital since October of 2016. She runs blood work tests, completes x-rays and examinations for clients, and assists our doctors during surgery. One of her favorite things about her job is getting to share her love with all of the pets.
“I have a soft spot for animals and working here and getting to help them is such a rewarding experience,” she says.
April and her husband Scott have three children, Desiray, Dylan, and Kara. April loves spending time with her family; they enjoy going 4-wheeler riding together. Some of her other hobbies include spending time outside grilling, enjoying bonfires, and watching the sunset.
Allie Fletcher, Receptionist
Allie Fletcher joined the team at Starkville Veterinary Hospital in August 2016. As the hospital's Receptionist, she is responsible for welcoming clients and their pets to the practice, answering phones, and preparing records. Allie's favorite part of the job is seeing all the different cats and dogs that walk through the hospital's doors. Her computer savviness and fun-loving personality make her a great addition to the staff.
"I enjoy the people I work with," Allie says. "We all just get along really well. I also just love getting up to interact with animals all day long."
At home, Allie has a chocolate lab named Cypress. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, crappie fishing, deer hunting, cooking and taking her dogs swimming.
Alison Linch, Veterinary Technician/Kennel Technician
Allison joined the staff at Starkville Veterinary Hospital in May of 2017 as a Kennel Technician. She is now working part time as a Veterinary Technician as well. Alison earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Dairy Science with a minor in Microbiology from Mississippi State University.
Alison is engaged to be married to Felicia Stewart. Their pet family includes three cats and one dog.
Sydney Tamashiro, Technician
Sydney has been working with Starkville Veterinary Hospital as a Technician since July of 2018. She previously worked at the hospital as a Kennel Technician in 2016. Sydney earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Dairy Sciences from Mississippi State University.
Sydney’s pet family includes two cats: Aiko, which means “little love,” and Tsuki, which means “moon.” She also has a dog named Clover.