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.

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.


Alex

Receptionist
Alex

Alex has been with us since July of 2022. She came to us from Lowe’s and Publix and is new to the Veterinary industry. When not working she enjoys reading, word puzzles and spending time with her husband Zachary, 3 dogs and 3 cats. Alex’s goals contain ensuring all animals have a good and loving home.

Ashley

4th Year Veterinary Student
Ashley

Ashley is currently one of our Veterinary Assistants, when she is home from Auburn University where she is in her 4th year of their Veterinary program. Ashley plans to graduate in 2025. 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 receptionist, kennel staff and technician.

Clay

Kennel Technician
Clay

I am Clay and I go to Hoover High School where I’m a member of the marching band. I love music, the outdoors, playing with my dog and believe it or not doing yard work! My favorite part of work is interacting with the dogs. I look forward to going to college in the near future.

Leeann

Veterinary Technician
Leeann

Coming Soon!

Jackie

Veterinary Technician
Leeann

Coming Soon!

Kacey

Groomer
Leeann

Kacey is our groomer and has been with us since August of 2022. She comes to us with 20 years’ experience as a groomer. Prior to Rocky Ridge Kacey was at We Talk Dog for 7 years. Kacey’s passion is grooming and being the Dog’s advocate. She works at understanding your pet’s demeanor and needs so their grooming experience is always positive. When not here she loves spending time with her two dogs, Whiskey and The Dude and even dabbles in painting.

Mallory

Kennel Staff
Mallory

Coming Soon!

Lauren

Kennel Staff
Lauren

Lauren has been with Rocky Ridge since the summer of 2021. Lauren loves working with animals and has a heart for the medical field. She worked at a hospital and nursing home as a Nurse Technician prior to coming to us. On her time off she enjoys attending Rodeos, riding horses, motorcycles, dirt bikes and ATV’s.