Drs. Justin Dickerson DVM & Susie Dickerson DVM

Our TeamNorthside Veterinary Hospital has been established since 2004 and is owned by Drs. Justin and Susie Dickerson.

Dr. Justin grew up in Wesson, MS and spent his spare time riding, training and showing quarter horses. He attended Copiah-Lincoln Community College and Mississippi State University before graduating from Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. He has practiced at Animal Medical Clinic in Cleveland, MS as a mixed animal veterinarian, Animal Emergency Clinic in Jackson, MS as small animal emergency veterinarian, and Brookhaven Animal Hospital as a small animal exclusive veterinarian before buying Northside Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Susie grew up on a family dairy farm outside of Aberdeen, MS. She graduated from Mississippi University for Women in 2006 and Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. She practiced small animal medicine at All Animal Hospital, in Tupelo, MS, Animal Emergency Clinic in Jackson, MS, and Southwest Animal Hospital in Summit, MS before moving to Cullman, AL.

Justin and Susie have one son, 2 dachshunds, 2 cats, 2 Pekin ducks, and 5 quarter horses. In their spare time, they enjoy visiting family in Mississippi, riding and showing Quarter horses, fishing, and going to the gym.


Mercedies joined our team in 2019 as an animal care attendant and veterinary assistant. She is a 2018 West Point High School graduate and currently attends Wallace State Community College. She is working to earn an associate degree to become a registered nurse and plans to work in Huntsville Hospital emergency room department. She aspires to become a Nurse Practitioner. Mercedies does a great job caring for the animals that stay with us and you may also see her assisting our vets in the exam rooms. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family including her fur babies, traveling, adventures, and taking care of others.


Ashley has a lifelong interest in small animals. She graduated from Good Hope and completed the Veterinary Technician program through Jefferson State after graduation. She has been working in the veterinary field for 7 years, and her professional area of interest is surgical anesthesia and recovery. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys crafting of all types and snuggling with her Cocker Spaniel.


Britney has worked in veterinary medicine for 12 years and has worked as a veterinary assistant for 8. She is currently working toward her degree in veterinary technology to become a licensed veterinary technician. She graduated with her BA in Human Health and Wellness in 2017. Her favorite things about vet med are emergency medicine, nursing tasks for hospitalized patients, and surgical procedures. She is also a sergeant in the Alabama Army National Guard and serves as a combat medic/health care specialist. In her free time, she loves to hike, trail run, kayak, mountain bike, and to spend time with her husband and family. She has two dogs, Denali who is a Siberian Husky mix, and Boogie a Rottweiler mix.


Jessie was born and raised in Jasper, Alabama. She has worked in the veterinary field as a Veterinary Assistant for over 6 years. She previously lived in Texas but moved back home to Alabama to help care for a family member and be closer to her family. Jessie became a member of the Northside Veterinary Hospital team in 2021. She says she loves her job and can’t wait to help take care of your beloved pets.