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.


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.


Mercedies Needham


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.


Masee Hollis


After living in Florida and working as a customer representative for Chewy, Masee returned home to Cullman County in 2019 and is putting her communication skills and bubbly personality to work as our head receptionist. Masee has interest in critical care medicine and is currently attending Wallace State University to pursue a degree in nursing. Outside of school and work, Masee enjoys taking her mini Australian Shepherd Leia to the dog park, going to the gym, and trying new foods.


Ashley Sterling


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.