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.

Andrea Hudson


Andrea has worked at Northside since Feb. 2005. She was a realtor in Cullman county prior to joining our team. She says that her passion has always been animals, so she decided to follow her heart which led her to work with us at Northside Veterinary Hospital. She considers her job as her home away from home and our patients and clients as family. In her spare time she enjoys being in the woods and spoiling her little man “Taz” who is a miniature pinscher.

Whitney Parks

Whitney started working with us in 2014. She has been working in the veterinary field since she was 16. You will see her at the reception desk and sometimes assisting in the exam rooms. She has a special interest and certification in behavior training which she completed in 2015. She is married to Kenny Parks, and they have 3 daughters. She loves spending time with her family.

Sarah Freeman

Sarah joined the Northside Veterinary Hospital team in 2016. She is our animal care specialist and ensures your pets’ needs are met during their stay with us. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2014. Sarah is a lifelong Cullman resident and animal lover. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her cats and dogs, all of which are rescues. She also enjoys spending time with friends, reading, and being outdoors.

Shelby Salyers

Shelby joined the Northside team in 2017. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2015. Now a resident of Cullman, she grew up in Warrior, Alabama. Shelby has always had a love and passion for animals and she enjoys helping people taking care of their fur babies. She has one dog of her own named Miley Moo, a dachshund, and enjoys spoiling her with long walks, throwing the ball and taking trips to the pet store.