Meet The Doctors

Meet our Veterinarians here at Family Pet Health Care and learn why they love what they do!

Dr. True

Dr. Dawn True is a native of Florida who transplanted to Alabama in 1989 to attend Auburn University. Dr. True is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Auburn Univeristy College of Agriculture class of 1991 and Cum Laude graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine class of 1994. After graduation she returned to Florida to join a mixed animal practice in Okeechobee and later moved back permanently to Alabama in 1998. She worked at multiple practices in Madison, Morgan and Limestone counties prior to opening Family Pet Health Care in Mallard Village Shopping Center March of 2000. As the practice grew she purchased a parcel of land on Indian Hills Road and began building the current free standing building in 2012. In February of 2013 she and her super staff moved to their forever home at our current location. Her special interest in practice is the nurturing the human-animal bond and providing life-long care for the patients her clients trust in her care.

Dr. True is a lover of animals with a house full of dogs and a very special cat. She is married to a very supportive husband and has two step children in college. She enjoys dog training with her border collies in agility and obedience, loves to vacation to the beach and on time off can be found on Lake Guntersville on any variety of water craft.

Dr. Lindsay Bryant

Dr. Lindsay Bryant is originally from Indiana. She received her bachelors degree in Biology from Purdue university in 2001 and her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She practiced veterinary medicine in Florida for 2 years after graduating vet school, then moved to Alabama in 2007 to be closer to family. She has had a passion for animals ever since she was young. She is married to her high school sweetheart Lincoln. Their family includes a daughter, son, 2 cats and 2 dogs. Her hobbies are camping, hiking, and crafting.

Dr. Berschneider

Dr. Berschneider is a native of Wisconsin. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls before going on to Iowa State University, where she earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She then spent four years at the University of North Carolina in a postdoctoral research position studying gastrointestinal physiology. From there she joined the faculty at North Carolina State University, College of Veterinary Medicine where she continued her research and taught veterinary nutrition and physiology.

In 2000, having completed training in veterinary acupuncture with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and animal chiropractic through the Options for Animals Program, Dr. Berschneider chose to leave academic life and apply her skills directly to patient care. She moved to middle Tennessee and began offering alternative care for dogs, cats and horses. She has been offering this specialized care at FPHC since 2001. She also sees patients in several locations around Middle Tennessee. In 2017, she completed training requirements to earn her Masters in Medical Qigong.

When not working, Dr. Berschneider enjoys caring for the animals and plants on her mini-farm in southern middle Tennessee. She enjoys nature and loves to study the interactions between plants and animals in nature.