Please note: The boarding facility at 2021 Kentucky Ave. Vestavia Hills, AL 35216 is temporarily closed until further notice for repairs and maintenance.

Our Veterinary Team

Meet the wonderful veterinarians and staff at Animal Hospital of the Hills! We are proud to provide excellent care for your furry friends.

Get to know our veterinary team.

Dr. Lawrence Possiendum

Dr. Possien


Dr. Possien received his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Auburn Unversity and has been practicing veterinary medicine for 32 years. He prides himself on his strong work ethic and compassion for the animals. As a self-proclaimed nerd, he enjoys playing dork/geek/nerd/tabletop games, reading Marvel Comics and graphic novels, painting miniature game pieces, and playing video games such as Star Wars: X-Wing, Star Wars: Armada, Marvel Crisis Protocol, Aliens: AGDITC, and Descent: Legends of the Dark.


Karen D.

Practice Manager

Karen has been in the veterinary medicine field for 30 years. She received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Minnesota and went on to receive her veterinary technician registration from the Bel-Rae Institute, and received her MBA from Duquesne University. She prides herself on her employees’ growth and their patient’s well-being. In her free time, Karen enjoys being outdoors as much as possible and spending time with her two dogs and three cats—Squid (who is a flyball champion), Bronson, Snowball, Squeak, and Timothy.

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Aubrey A.

Veterinary Technician

Aubrey graduated from Oak Grove High School and has been in the veterinary medicine field for one year. She prides herself in winning the trust of not only the dog but the owners and believes it’s important to have a good tech/human experience just as much as a tech/animal one. In her free time, she likes to go to the gym, read, and shoot pool.


Lauren W.

Veterinary Assistant

Lauren has been in the veterinary medicine field for 19 years and received her BA in Animal Science from Auburn University. She loves the dentistry side of vet med and ensures that pet parents are comfortable and fully educated in their pet’s care. In her free time, Lauren enjoys reading, cooking, going on adventures with her three mini dachshunds, and binge-watching Netflix and Hulu.


Heather H.

Customer Service Representative

Heather has been in the vet med field for just over a year. She loves working with pets and getting to meet like-minded individuals who also love animals. Outside of work, she shares her home with her three kids, three dogs, and her husband. In her free time, she volunteers with 2 x 2 Animal Rescue and is active in her church.


Aspen B.

Customer Service Representative

Aspen has been in the vet med field for over a year and went to school in Gadsen, AL. She loves seeing so many animals and being a part of their care team. In her free time, she enjoys drawing and any kind of art, jogging and exercising, and really enjoys linguistics and learning new languages.