About Our Clinic

We Care For Your Pet Like They're Part Of Our Family!

Thank you for your interest in Rocky Ridge Animal Clinic, a full-service veterinarian clinic that has been serving the Hoover and Vestavia areas for over 30 years.

Our services include:
- In-House Diagnostic Lab
- Medicine and Surgery
- Boarding
- Bathing and Grooming
- Vaccinations
- Internal Parasites
- External Parasites
- Micro-chipping
- Dental Care

We look forward to proving to you that our professionalism, friendly team, and desire to go the extra mile will satisfy all our guests and their owners. Again, thank you for visiting Rocky Ridge Animal Clinic, and we look forward to exceeding your expectations.

Our Team

Roger T. Dieguez D.V.M.

Veterinarian
Dr. Roger Dieguez
Dr. Roger Dieguez, the owner of Rocky Ridge Animal Clinic, worked at the clinic throughout high school (John Carroll) and college (Samford and Auburn). He worked in Columbus, Georgia after completing veterinary school then after several years decided to purchase the clinic in 2005. Dr. Dieguez embraces the opportunity to work with people and their pets while providing the very best medical and surgical care possible.

When not at work, he can be found coaching one of his three children in softball, baseball, basketball, or football. Dr. Dieguez also enjoys being at the beach and lake with his wife, kids, and his three dogs.

Professional Degrees:
- 1990 B.S. Microbiology
- 1995 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Renessa Linstromberg D.V.M.

Veterinarian
Renessa Linstromberg

Dr. Linstromberg is a native of central Illinois, who moved to Alabama after completing her veterinary training. She received her BS in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Illinois before being accepted into the Professional Veterinary Medicine program at Colorado State University. Dr. Linstromberg graduated from CSU with honors in May of 2010. Her professional interests include internal medicine, with a special interest in feline medicine.

Dr. Linstromberg lives in Crestwood with her husband, 3 dogs, and 3 cats. Her personal interests include gardening, cooking, and knitting. Dr. Linstromberg is excited to be a part of the Rocky Ridge Animal Clinic team and looks forward to providing quality and compassionate care for your furry friends.

Jolene

Receptionist
Jolene

Jolene is our lead receptionist and has been with Rocky Ridge for 5 years and in the veterinarian care industry for 15 years. Jolene is originally from Florida and currently lives in Harpersville on a farm with her Wolf-Hybrids, Horses, and other farm animals. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, camping, fishing and hunting

Nancy

Receptionist
Nancy

Nancy has been with us for 1 ½ years as a receptionist. She came here from Marietta, Georgia where she worked as a receptionist and veterinary technician for 7 years. Nancy lives in Trussville with her husband Tim and their 3 pups. They spend their spare time traveling to see their 3 daughters and 2 grandsons. Originally from Oklahoma, Nancy has also lived in Michigan, Connecticut, North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia.


Ashley

Technician
Ashley

Ashley is currently one of our Veterinary Technicians when she is home from Mississippi State University where she is majoring in Biological Sciences with a Pre-Veterinary concentration. Ashley plans to graduate this December and apply to veterinarian school for the fall of 2021. You could say that Ashley was born here. She started as a baby in Dr. Dieguez’ office and has been helping at Rocky Ridge Animal Clinic since she was in 8th grade as a receptionist, kennel staff, and now a technician.

Allison

Technician
Allison

Allison is our new Technician who comes to us from Pensacola, FL with 7 years of experience in the veterinarian industry. Allison lives with her husband Chad and their 2 pups and 2 chinchillas. She loves to travel for long weekends to see her family and friends in Pensacola as well as reading in any spare time she may have.

Katie

Kennel Technician
Katie

Katie is our lead Kennel Staff who has over 5 years of experience in the veterinarian industry. Katie lives in Tuscaloosa where she recently purchased her first house and lives with her 3 dogs and cat. When not at the clinic she enjoys spending time outside with friends and her dogs.

Hope

Kennel Technician
Hope

Hope is one of our Kennel Staff and came to us 1 ½ years ago from a Doggy Daycare in Hoover. Hope lives in Oak Mountain with her husband, Roger, 3 children, and 2 dogs. In her spare time, Hope crochets baby blankets to donate to the NICU. She also enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and Disney World.

Emma

Kennel Technician
Emma

Emma is one of our seasonal Kennel Staff. She has been with Rocky Ridge for 3 years and is here during her breaks from school at Mississippi State where she is a sophomore majoring in Veterinary Medical Technology with hopes to attend Veterinarian School upon graduation. When Emma is not working she enjoys time with her 2 dogs as well as camping and hiking.

Kylie

Kennel Technician
Kylie

Kylie is one of our Kennel Staff. She started with us in February this year. Kylie is a full-time student at Shades Valley High School where she will begin her Junior year in the fall. She lives in Irondale with her dog, Yoshi, and cat, Yuki. When not at the clinic she volunteers at the humane society and enjoys attending aerial silk classes and music festivals.

Louise

Groomer
Louise

Louise is our groomer and has been with us since January this year. She comes to us with 7 years of experience in the animal care industry and 5 years as a groomer. Louise lives in Jasper with her two sons. When not grooming, she enjoys hiking, fishing, and Arrowhead hunting. Louise also plays guitar and some piano.