Meet the Team at All Creatures Pet Hospital

Get to know our team of compassionate veterinarians at All Creatures Pet Hospital in Gardendale, AL! We treat your pets with the same love and care as our own. From routine check-ups to specialized treatments, we’re dedicated to keeping your furry family members healthy and happy.

Get to Know Our Gardendale, AL Veterinary Team


Ted Hankes
Dr. Vivian Nash

Medical Director

Dr Nash has been working in the veterinary field for 26 years, and she recently moved back down from Michigan, where she had been practicing at a general animal veterinary practice for the past nine years. She earned her undergraduate degree in Zoology from Auburn University in 2006 and graduated from Auburn University with a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2010. Dr. Nash sees exotic pets, and we invite our reptile, bird, and pocket pets to come see us!

Dr. Nash enjoys spending her free time with her three dogs, one cat, 20 chickens, one goose, one duck, and four turtles. She also enjoys spending time in the woods and photography.


Andrea Wilson

Practice Manager

Andrea graduated from Pima Medical Institute and Penn Foster and has been in the veterinary medicine field for 22 years. She prides herself in teaching technical skills to the newer generation of technicians and “baby” doctors. In her free time, she enjoys taking her old lady dog GiGi to the dog park, hiking, and participating in outdoor activities such as camping and fishing.

Veterinary Assistants & Technicians

Brianna Coleman
Kennel Technician

Brianna Coleman is one of our kennel technicians at All Creatures Pet Hospital. She’s starting Penn Foster in January of 2024 and prides herself on monitoring patients’ stress and general health. She makes it a priority to make sure each and every pet feels safe and seen and, most importantly, healthy and sick-free. In her free time, she likes to read or spend time with family, friends, and her furry family.

Trista Standeford

Trista is embarking on her journey in the veterinary field, taking pride in caring for families’ beloved pets and ensuring they receive timely assistance. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family, and snuggling with her beloved companions: Bella the dog, along with her three cats, Penny, Fawkes, and Mrs. Norris, and lastly, her rat, Waffle.

Beka Madden

Veterinary Assistant

Beka is our Veterinary Assistant. She has over a year’s worth of experience and prides herself in speaking for those who cannot speak. In her free time, she likes to paint, draw, and spend time with her 7-year-old son Finely, husband, three dogs (Freya, Aven, and Ladybug), one cat (Kirby), and two fish (Napolean and Sammy).

Tina Nelson
With five years of experience in the veterinary field under her belt, Tina finds great satisfaction in facilitating the recovery of animals. The feeling of contributing to their well-being is incredibly rewarding for her. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies and shows and walking with her dogs.

Join Our Team

This isn’t just a job for us, it’s our way of life! We’re always looking for outstanding people to join our team. If you’re passionate about pets, people, and fun, we welcome you to browse our current openings and apply.