Staci Cannon, DVM

Dr. Staci Hutsell

Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Resident, 2012-2015

Medical Director, Nashville Metro Area Animal Care And Control
Board Member, Association of Shelter Veterinarians

Dr. Staci Cannon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Georgia in 2006.  She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in Weymouth, Massachusetts.

Dr. Cannon has previously worked for the Animal Rescue League of Boston along with several other shelters and feral cat organizations in Massachusetts. She has interests in preventative medicine, infectious disease, surgery, and population management, and is passionate about promoting the medical and emotional wellbeing of shelter animals.  Dr. Cannon is also currently pursuing a Master of Public Health at UF. She is currently Medical Director at the Nashville Metro Area Animal Care And Control. Dr. Cannon was elected to the board of directors of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians at its annual meeting in November 2015.


  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, VCA South Shore Animal Hospital, 2010-2011
  • DVM, University of Georgia, 2010
  • BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Magna Cum Laude, with High Honors, University of Georgia, 2006


  • Allan H. Hart Award for Exceptional Proficiency in Diagnostic Clinical Pathology, 2010
  • Certificate of Merit for Exceptional Proficiency in Large Animal Medicine & Surgery, 2010
  • Hugh & Victoria Leary Scholarship – for demonstrating a great compassion for animals, 2010
  • UGA Shelter Medicine Award, 2010
  • Association of Shelter Veterinarians NAVC Scholarship, 2009
  • UGA Iams Nutrition Award, 2008
  • Crane Leadership Scholar, 2006