Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Animal Care Center of Mobile! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (251) 342-6262 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Jeni Knizley

Dr. Knizley is the owner of the Animal Care Center. Born in Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Knizley graduated from  St. Paul’s Episcopal school in 1999. She went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2005 from Mississippi State. Then, in 2020 Dr. Knizley received her MBA from Auburn University.

Dr. Knizley is a member of AVMA, ALVMA, Shelter Pets Association, and has a passion for shelter medicine.

Dr. Knizley is a small animal veterinarian with a special interest in surgery and is enjoying her newfound interest in exotic medicine.

Outside of her practice, Dr. Knizley enjoys running, water sports, and time with friends and family. She has been married to Stephen Marbut since 2005 and  they have three children, Kate, Zeke, and Gabby.

Office Manager

Tracy has been with the ACC since August of 1997. She began working for Dr. Knight as a technician. She later became a groomer and was soon promoted to office manager. With over 20 years of experience working with our clients and patients, Tracy is invaluable to the ACC as a manager and staff member.

Tracy has a 27-year-old son, Zane, who recently graduated from South Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He currently lives in Tampa. She lives in Mobile with her husband, Rodney, and their 2 dogs, 3 cats, and 8 chickens. When she’s not at the office, she likes to spend as much time as possible outside and at the beach. At home she enjoys gardening, cooking,  canning, and live music.

Licensed Veterinary Technician
Rachel Leard is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and has been working in the veterinary field for almost 15 years. Since childhood, Rachel has always worked with animals in some capacity. From volunteering with local shelters and rescue groups by taking care of their animals, fostering, and helping find them new homes, to training and competing with her personal dogs in obedience and agility. Rachel is also a member of Alabama Task Force 1, and is on the K9 Search and Rescue Team with her dog, K9 Zee. She also volunteers with her therapy dog, Jesse, at local hospitals. Rachel also has a kitty named Beamer whose only trick is demanding dinner – but boy is he good at it! All of Rachel’s personal pets have been adopted from local shelters or rescue groups. Rescue rocks!!

Veterinary Assistant
Laura came to the Animal Care Center after working at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab for five years on a seagrass monitoring project. She loves travelling and cats, and is thrilled when she is able to pet a cat while on a trip, which happens more than you might expect.

When asking her husband, “How do I write a bio? Who even am I?” She decided that his answer of “International Cat Lover of Mystery” is as good and succinct a description as any.

Veterinary Assistant

Kelly brings years of experience in the veterinary industry to our office. She has been an essential member of our team since she joined us in 2022.

Outside of work, Kelly is a devoted mother to her two sons and the proud owner of a lively pack of five dogs (three Dalmatians and two Chihuahuas) and two cats. Her family keeps her busy with outdoor activities like kayaking and playing ball with her kids.

Kelly has always had a a passion for animals and their welfare. Her warm personality, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail ensure that every client and patient receives the highest level of care and attention.

Veterinary Assistant

Candy is a dedicated Veterinary Assistant here at Animal Care Center, where she has been working since 2022. With over 18 years of experience working in veterinary clinics, she is a highly skilled and knowledgeable professional who is passionate about providing the best possible care for animals. She understands the importance of building strong relationships with clients and their pets, and goes above and beyond to make sure both feel comfortable and well-cared for during their visit.

When Candy is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two sons, and beloved cat.

Her passion for her work, combined with her years of experience and expertise, make her a valuable member of the Animal Care Center team.