About Us

Dr. Whitney McGregor, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Whitney McGregor is a 2020 graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She raises Quarter horses and has a special interest in equine medicine. She was raised on a cattle farm in Arkansas and has always dreamed of being a veterinarian. Bluebell, Dottie, and Tiny are her miniature dachshunds, better known as her children! She is excited to be starting her veterinary career at East Poplarville Veterinary Clinic and looks forward to taking care of your four-legged family members.


Sam Rhodes, Practice Manager

Samantha joined the East Poplarville team in December of 2018. She started working at a veterinarian’s office in Mandeville, La in 2004 where she spent 11 years, until she moved back to Poplarville to be closer to family. She is currently working towards her Bachelors in Business Admin at the University of Southern Mississippi. She spends her day here helping clients provide the care needed for their pets.

Her pets consist of a Pit Bull named Hopper, a mixed rescue named Georgia, three cats- Maggie, Mabel, and Mama Kitty, and an assortment of cows, chickens, geese, ducks, guineas, and peacocks. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son, fishing, riding 4 wheelers, being on the river, and spending time outside with her family. She is enjoying her time at East Poplarville Vet Clinic and the excitement and joy it brings.


Mechelle Naquin, Veterinary Technician

Mechelle is a passionate animal enthusiast who spent her life wanting to work in the animal medical field. She studied in Florida and received her one year degree as a veterinarian assistant in 2007 and has since had the chance to work with many different animals. After moving to Mississippi she found her calling at East Poplarville Veterinary Clinic and has been here since 2015. In her spare time, she reads, writes, plays games, and spends time with her own pets.

Her fur (feather, and scale) family includes a loving shar-pei mix named Nahla, a rambunctious border collie named Yuna, a mischievous cat named Phoenix, a cuddly cat named Kairi, several chickens, 3 quails, a crazy duck, an inquisitive rabbit named Bun-Bun, a cute leopard gecko named Geico, and a goofy blue and gold macaw named Maui. Her life has always been devoted to the well being of animals and strives to treat all of the pets she works with as extended family.


Shannon Vollmer, Veterinary Technician

Shannon is a 2000 Northwest College graduate in Powell, WY. She received her degree in equine studies and large animal pre-vet. She recently moved here from California to marry her husband- Jason. Her pets include her APHA stallion- Lil’ Man who is her current barrel horse, a thoroughbred mare named Emma’s Victory, a cat named Finn, and the absolute love of her life- an Australian Cattle Dog named Zero.

Her hobbies include barrel racing,trail riding, fishing, hiking, and spending time with het pets. She has been with East Poplarville Veterinary Clinic since June of 2019. You can usually find her in the back loving on all the fur babies that are here boarding.


Jennifer Irvin, Veterinary Technician

Born and raised in New Orleans & Slidell, Jennifer moved to Poplarville in 2018 with her husband and 3 kids to get away from the hustle of the city. She is loving the quiet country life! The whole family is big football fans- Geaux Tigers! Geaux Saints! She also enjoys watching her son play for PHS. Her youngest daughter plays soccer for MSP and her oldest daughter graduated from PHS and is attending PRCC.

When Jenn is not working you can find her with her family. They’re either having a crawfish boil or BBQ for no reason at all. They enjoy being outside fishing, yardwork, and various other projects. Her fur babies are a playful Lab/Pit mix named Nola, a Red Point Siamese Dreaux who acts more like a dog, and last but not least the 13 year old brother/sister Bella and Meow Meow who love to nap and cuddle. Jenn is loving being at East Poplarville and enjoying the excitement of something new each day.


Hope Necaise, Client Services Representative

Hope has always been passionate about animals and was given the opportunity to live out her dream job by becoming a member of the East Poplarville Veterinary Clinic staff. She loves being able to meet and greet everyone and their fur babies as they check in for their appointments everyday.

Poplarville born and raised, Hope graduated from Poplarville High School in 2017 and continued her education at MGCCC. Her fur babies include a long-haired Chihuahua named Pickles, a Siberian Husky named Shadow, a sweet cuddly cat named Gypsy, and a spunky mischievous cat named Oliver