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Meet The Veterinarians

Welcome to Memphis Animal Clinic!  Your Memphis Veterinarians

Stephen R. Tower , DVM

Managing Veterinarian


Dr. Stephen Tower came to Memphis shortly after graduating from Texas A&M University in August of 1974.  He started working at Memphis Animal Clinic in 1976 and became the hospital owner soon after. 

Outside the vet hospital, Dr. Tower and his wife Maury are pet parents of three Shih Tzus: Pebbles, Blitzen, and Vixen.  He loves playing tennis, croquet, and walking his pups around the Central Gardens neighborhood. 


Pauline Clayton, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Pauline Clayton is originally from the Republic of South Africa and has been in the USA since 1999. Dr. Clayton resides in Midtown Memphis with her husband Lawrence, and their dog Aurora, who is a rescue dog from the Tunica Humane Society.

Dr. Clayton earned her degree in Veterinary Medicine from St. George's, an international university in Grenada. In her spare time outside the vet hospital, Dr. Clayton and Lawrence enjoy spending time with Aurora outdoors, especially at Aurora's favorite place Overton Bark.

Dr. Kathy Young

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Kathy Young is a relief vet in the Memphis and North MS area who works part-time with Memphis Animal Clinic.  She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University in 2014 and has a special interest in exotic small mammal species.  She lives in Olive Branch, MS with her husband and daughter and 3 ferrets, 3 cats, 1 horse and 1 dog.




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