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  • Laura Smallwood
    Laura SmallwoodDVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
    OWNER, MEDICAL DIRECTOR
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    Dr. Smallwood was born in Oklahoma, grew up in Texas, and completed high school in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Following high school, she attended Trinity University in San Antonio, majoring in biology. Dr. Smallwood became interested in veterinary medicine as a college student and spent summers working as a veterinary assistant before she was accepted to Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation from veterinary school in 1984, she continued her training at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital in Santa Cruz, California. At the completion of her internship she relocated to Atlanta with her husband, Tommy, and worked for two years in primary care veterinary practice. In 1988 Dr. Smallwood was accepted as a small animal medicine resident at University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Completing her residency in 1991, Dr. Smallwood returned to Atlanta to found Northlake Veterinary Internal Medicine, LLC at Northlake Veterinary Specialists. In 2007, Dr. Smallwood opened Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists where she serves as Medical Director in addition to her clinical responsibilities as a veterinary internal medicine clinician. Dr. Smallwood’s clinical interests include cardiac disease, respiratory disease, and minimally invasive endoscopic diagnostics. Away from the office, Dr. Smallwood’s activities include contemporary dance, yoga and dance fitness. She also enjoys traveling, kayaking, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two daughters. 

    • Tommy Meers
      Tommy MeersCVPM
      Owner, Hospital Administrator
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      Tommy grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and, following graduation from high school, attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University where he majored in Aviation Management and obtained his commercial pilot license.During the next twenty years Tommy worked in the aviation insurance industry, first as an underwriter and then as an independent insurance agent. In 1999, Tommy began a new career in veterinary hospital administration, first as a part time assistant to his spouse, Dr. Smallwood, and then as fulltime administrator with Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists. Tommy has enjoyed the challenges of this career change and recently earned the Certified Veterinary Practice Manager professional designation. In his spare time, Tommy enjoys a variety of sports, traveling, spending time with his family, and good coffee. Tommy is proud to be part of a growing veterinary specialty practice and a member of the Saint Francis Veterinary Specialist team.

      • Matthew J. Laing
        Matthew J. LaingPractice Manager
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        Matthew Laing was born and raised in Massachusetts. Matt developed a passion for helping animals very early in life. He had his first veterinary job at the age of ten as a kennel assistant and began working as a technician assistant and a volunteer with several wildlife conservation groups and shelters while in high school. In 1988 Matt became a Certified Veterinary Technician in the state of Massachusetts and, following that, studied business at both Massasoit Community College and Harvard Extension. Matt spent ten years as an instructor in the Veterinary Technology program at Mount Ida College in Newton, MA, teaching radiology, veterinary clinical laboratory science, surgery and anesthesia, and Exotic Animal Seminar. Matt also spent several years working with veterinary students as an assistant instructor in comparative anatomy at Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine in Grafton. Over the past twenty years Matt has managed multiple veterinary hospitals including small general practices, a non-profit wildlife hospital, and a large multi-location corporate veterinary practices.  Matt has developed a very diverse skill set and a strong passion for assuring that our patients receive excellent veterinary care and that pet owners experience excellent customer service. When not at work Matt enjoys spending time with his family, friends and pets and enjoys outdoor activities, gardening, hiking, birding, running, home improvement projects and watching Boston sports teams.

        • Mary Van Gundy
          Mary Van GundyInventory Manager
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          Mary Van Gundy is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and moved to the Atlanta area in 1981. Mary has always had a love for animals and has worked in small animal veterinary medicine since she was 16 years old. Mary joined Dr. Smallwood’s internal medicine practice in 1993. She has held multiple positions including key positions within both the internal medicine and surgery service. In June 2004, she passed the National Veterinary Technician boards and became a registered Veterinary Technician in the state of Georgia. Mary has served as the part-time inventory manager for Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists since 2007, and in 2013 with the opening of the Emergency Service, moved into a fulltime position where she is responsible for managing inventory. Outside of work she enjoys going on cruises, snorkeling, riding her motorcycle, gardening and her chickens.

          internal medicine

          • Jennifer McCown
            Jennifer McCownDVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
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            Dr. Jennifer McCown holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Florida. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in 2005. The following year, she completed a one year rotating internship at Florida Veterinary Specialists in Tampa, FL.  She went on to complete her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Also in 2009, Dr. McCown completed the examination and certification requirements for internal medicine, becoming a board certified internist and a member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She returned to the southeast in 2014 and joined the staff at Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists after working in California for several years. Her clinical interests include hematologic disorders, endocrine diseases, endoscopic procedures, and supporting the human-animal bond. Dr. McCown enjoys spending her free time with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She is particularly fond of outdoor activities, from hiking and biking to gardening or just relaxing with a good book.

            • Paula Levine
              Paula LevineDVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
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              Dr. Levine grew up in Atlanta, GA. Although a Georgia Bulldog fan during her upbringing, she chose to go to the University of Florida for her undergraduate education (Go Gators!!). She returned to her roots and attended the University of Georgia for her veterinary education and training and graduated cum laude in 1991. Following graduation, she began her advanced training at North Carolina State University where she participated in a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery.  She successfully completed her small animal internal medicine residency at the University of Florida in 1994 and became a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1998.

              Dr.  Levine brings with her years of practical experience. She practiced in Atlanta at a referral specialty hospital for thirteen years. She has also practiced at specialty hospitals and emergency and critical care facilities in Jacksonville, FL, Melbourne, FL and Asheville, NC prior to returning to Atlanta and joining the team at Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Levine is also an internal medicine consultant with Antech laboratories.

              She enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, but has special interests in endoscopy, immune-mediated diseases, and endocrine diseases.

              In her spare time, Dr. Levine enjoys hiking, camping, kayaking, golfing, and yoga. She is joined in Atlanta by her partner, Sandra, and their furry four-legged children.

              • Jacquelyn “Jay” McDaniel
                Jacquelyn “Jay” McDanielRVT
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                Jacquelyn “Jay” McDaniel was raised in Georgia, but born overseas in Germany. She was first exposed to Veterinary Medicine in high school as part of her activities with her local FFA Chapter. After high school, she went on to Athens Technical College. She graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology and Diploma in Health Care Science in 2010. In fall of that year she passed the National Veterinary Technician Exam. Outside of work you can still find her surrounded by animals. Jay enjoys volunteering with local rescue groups and helping at adoption events on the weekends. Some other activities she enjoys are just going out with friends and visiting family. If she isn’t out and about you can bet you will find her with her own furry family. Missoula is her mixed canine she adopted from a rescue group. Batman and Superman are her cats she found on a neighbors farm. Jay is working to continue her education and hopes to get her Bachelors in Veterinary Technology in the future.

                • Becky Reynolds
                  Becky ReynoldsVeterinary Assistant
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                  Becky was raised on a horse farm in Georgia as the oldest of six, where she developed her desire to care for animals at a young age. After years of bandaging wings of their hurt chickens, saving squirrels from the barn cats, and rehabilitating rescue animals, she began working for a local equestrian veterinarian. She transitioned into companion animal medicine where she found her passion in understanding disease processes and studying hematology. After graduating college with a degree in Biology, Becky moved to the city of Atlanta and worked in a small animal ER for a few years before joining the internal medicine team at Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists in 2016. Outside of work you can find Becky drinking way too much coffee, feeding your local squirrels, riding motorcycles on and off road, running away from spiders, watching sappy Disney movies, or eating awful amounts of chocolate.

                  • Katie Pansini
                    Katie PansiniVeterinary Assistant
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                    SURGERY

                    • Laura Barbur
                      Laura BarburDVM, DACVS
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                      Dr. Barbur began her veterinary career early in life, working as a veterinary technician in several clinics in her home state of Kansas. She completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University and went on to complete both a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery rotating internship and a Small Animal surgical residency at the University of Georgia before joining Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Barbur is excited about her recent move to Atlanta. In her brief time here she has explored the Atlanta Beltline a bit, and looks forward to making her new home in the metro area. 

                      • Erin Reichert Baysinger
                        Erin Reichert BaysingerDVM, DACVS
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                        Dr. Erin Reichert Baysinger was raised in Greenville, SC. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Georgia. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University in 2007 after completing her clinical year at Auburn University. She completed a small animal rotating intership at MedVet Memphis in Memphis, TN in 2008, and a small animal surgical internship at Veterinary Specialists of Rochester in Rochester, NY in 2009. She went on to complete her residency in small animal surgery at VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina in Columbia, SC in 2013. She achieved her board certification as a small animal surgeon in February 2014 and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Baysinger practiced as a small animal surgeon in the greater Atlanta area prior to joining Saint Francis Veterinary Specialsts. Dr. Baysinger has a special interest in orthopedic surgery, cranial cruciate ligament disease, reconstructive surgery, and wound healing. Outside of work, she enjoys taking advantage of all Atlanta has to offer with her husband, Bryan, and their yellow Labrador, Jackson. She enjoys running, hiking, horseback riding, and traveling. 

                        • Ashley Smith
                          Ashley SmithRVT
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                          Ashley Smith was born in Pennsylvania but has spent most of her life in Georgia. She has always had a profound interest in veterinary medicine and it has been her only focus as a career. In 2009, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Pre-vet from Georgia Southern University. After graduation she worked in general practice for a few years before deciding she wanted to gain more knowledge in the field. In May 2014, she graduated from Gwinnett Technical College and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in the state of Georgia. She is now a part of the surgical team at Saint Francis Veterinary Specialist. Ashley enjoys traveling, photography and spending time with her family.

                          • Fairleigh Hoots
                            Fairleigh HootsRVT
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                            Fairleigh Hoots was born and raised in the Atlanta area. She attended St. Andrews Presbyterian College where she earned a degree in Political Science.  Fairleigh began working in a veterinary clinic during high school and, after she completed her undergraduate degree, returned to college as a pre-veterinary student.  She ultimately decided not to apply to veterinary school but has continued to work in the veterinary industry ever since. Following many years of employment with a veterinary pharmaceutical company, Fairleigh returned to the clinical environment as a veterinary assistant at Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists where her primary focus is surgery.   Fairleigh loves her job because she enjoys science and medicine and because she can be an active part of the treatment and healing process of patients. Outside of work, Fairleigh is taking courses to earn an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology, but also finds time to take her young daughter to the park, watch movies with her husband and attend music performances.

                            • Clare Myers
                              Clare MyersVeterinary Assistant
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                              oncology

                              • Jessica Mobley Thiman
                                Jessica Mobley ThimanDVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
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                                Dr. Jessica Mobley Thiman is a native of Atlanta, GA. Dr. Thiman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science from the University of Georgia. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 2012. The following year, she completed her one year rotating internship at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. She went on to complete her residency in Oncology at the University of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Also in 2016, Dr. Thiman completed the examination and certification requirements for oncology, becoming a board certified oncologist and member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Shortly after, she joined the staff at Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists. Outside of work, Dr Thiman enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs.

                                • Katherine Meers
                                  Katherine MeersVeterinary Assistant
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                                  Katherine Meers was born in Athens, Georgia, and grew up in Decatur. She currently works at SFVS while attending Georgia State University where she is majoring in Psychology. She hopes to further her education and become a health and life coach after she graduates. Outside of work, Katherine loves Crossfit and training with friends at her gym, CrossFit Identity, and is also a Level 1 Certified Crossfit Coach. Katherine also enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, friends, and her dog, Carlos. 

                                  • Leslie Roberts
                                    Leslie RobertsRVT
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                                    Leslie Roberts was born and raised in Georgia. After years of working in the retail industry, she decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Leslie received an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology from Gwinnett Technical College in 2012 and joined Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists shortly after graduation. Leslie has an interest in internal medicine and oncology and hopes to obtain a veterinary technology specialty license in the future. Outside of work she enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her husband and their two dogs.

                                    diagnostic imaging

                                    • Tasha Axam
                                      Tasha AxamDVM, DACVR
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                                      Dr. Tasha Axam is a native of Atlanta, GA. Dr. Axam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Biological Anthropology and Anatomy from Duke University. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. In 2005 she completed her one year rotating internship at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine. She went on to complete her residency in Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Georgia School Of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. In September of 2008, Dr. Axam completed the oral and written exam for diagnostic imaging and radiology, becoming a board certified radiologist and a member of the American College of Veterinary Radiology. Shortly after, she joined the staff at Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Axam has a love for exotic species and hopes to eventually volunteer her free time helping animals in places like Africa, Australia and South America. Outside of work she is an avid CrossFitter and she enjoys traveling, sign language and being with family and her German Shepherd dog Azuri. She is somewhat of a dare devil and loves extreme sports. She will try anything once including bungee jumping and hang gliding, and looks forward to one day sky diving and rock climbing.

                                      • Nicole Moore
                                        Nicole MooreVeterinary Assistant
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                                        • Rena Greene
                                          Rena GreeneVeterinary Assistant
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                                          Rena Greene grew up in Miami, Florida and Graduated from the University of Florida with a Psychology major and Wildlife Ecology Minor. She is currently working on her AS in Veterinary Technology online at San Juan College and will hopefully be sitting for her test to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2018. Besides her passion for animals, Rena also loves nature, hiking, backpacking, crafts, and music. She loves living in Georgia with her husband, a herd of Chihuahuas, 2 flat-faced cats, a one-eyed parrot, and crested gecko.

                                          emergency medicine

                                          • Corinne Rehman
                                            Corinne RehmanDVM
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                                            Dr. Corinne Rehmann is originally from Michigan.  She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Saginaw Valley State University and went on to receive her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She completed a small animal rotating internship and a residency in critical care and emergency medicine at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida.  Following her residency, she worked at a specialty and emergency clinic in the Tampa Bay area.  Dr. Rehman joined the emergency staff at Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists in 2014. At home, Dr. Rehmann has a pit bull named Bronson, 5 cats and salt water fish tanks.  In her spare time, she likes to cook, travel and practice yoga.  Dr. Rehmann and her husband also enjoy sporting events, especially Michigan State football and basketball.  Go Green!!

                                            • Kylene Peters
                                              Kylene PetersDVM
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                                              Dr. Kylene Peters is a native of Denver, Colorado and has lived most of her life here in Atlanta. Dr. Peters played soccer and received an Associates of Science from Young Harris College and A Bachelor of Science Biology from Oglethorpe University.  She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University finishing out her clinical year at North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Peters has gone straight into working emergency since graduation from veterinary school.  She and her husband have a passion for traveling the world.  Outside of work she likes to spend time with her family including her husband Jason and their two dogs, Super Cooper the Wonder Mutt and Stormin Norman the Midget Mutt.  She enjoys being in the outdoors: snow skiing, cycling, camping and photography.  Despite her fear of heights, she enjoys rock climbing and has tried hang gliding.

                                              • Bridgid Lammers
                                                Bridgid LammersDVM
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                                                Dr. Bridgid Lammers is a native of Atlanta, Georgia who has recently returned to the area. She received a Bachelor of Science in Ecology from the University of Georgia and is an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee and then completed a rotating internal medicine, surgery, and emergency internship at Carolina Veterinary Specialists. Soon after, she joined Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists where she feels she has the support and resources to practice the best possible emergency medicine. While Dr. Lammers enjoys the challenge and fast pace of emergency medicine, she also has a special interest in exotic and aquatic animals and hopes to fill her spare time working with some of these animals. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Wes, and two dogs, Jake and Reilly. Together they enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, watching movies, relaxing with a good book, and spending time with family and friends.

                                                • Melissa Ehrlich
                                                  Melissa EhrlichDVM
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                                                  Dr. Melissa Ehrlich is originally from Wyomissing, PA, a small town outside of Philadelphia.  Dr. Ehrlich received her Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008.  In 2009 Dr. Ehrlich completed a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC.  She went on to complete a one year specialty internship in small animal surgery at Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, CT.  Dr. Ehrlich then moved to Boston, Massachusetts for three years where she worked at a large referral and emergency hospital as an emergency clinician.  Dr. Ehrlich moved back to Atlanta, GA to join the Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists when the emergency service was opened in September of 2013.  Outside of work, Dr. Ehrlich is an avid runner and since moving to Atlanta has completed her first half marathon and has run in the Peachtree Road Race.  Dr. Ehrlich also enjoys photography, specifically taking pictures of her family, her Weimaraner Ella and two cats, Oliver and Gracie.

                                                  • Danielia Bender
                                                    Danielia BenderDVM
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                                                    Dr. Danielia Bender is a native of Nashville,TN. Dr. Bender earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Evansville in Indiana in 1998. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Following completion of her degree, Dr. Bender completed a one year internship at a private practice emergency and referral clinic in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, Virginia. She was a general practitioner for five years before returning to emergency medicine in 2008. Outside of work, Dr. Bender enjoys traveling (she’s been to Mexico, France, Germany, Ireland, and Italy), reading, music, football, and being involved in her church. She is the owner of a stubborn but cute Pit Bull, Cinda.

                                                    • Katie Belz
                                                      Katie BelzDVM
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                                                      Dr. Katie Belz attended Texas A & M University and graduated with her DVM in 2007.  In 2008, she completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at the University of Florida. In 2011 Dr. Belz completed a small animal internal medicine residency at Virginia Tech.  Dr. Belz joined the Internal Medicine Service at Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists in 2011 and, in 2013, took a position with the Saint Francis Emergency Service as a fulltime emergency doctor. Away from the office, Dr. Belz enjoys traveling, hiking and canine activities which include showing, lure coursing and obedience with her Ibizan Hounds.

                                                      • Mandy Smith
                                                        Mandy SmithDVM
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                                                        • Adrian Switon
                                                          Adrian SwitonVeterinary Assistant
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                                                          • Anthony Fountain
                                                            Anthony FountainVeterinary Assistant
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                                                            • Ashley Midds
                                                              Ashley MiddsVeterinary Assistant
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                                                              Ashley Midds was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She attended Fort Valley State University and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology. Ashley has worked at Banfield, The Pet Hospital, as a pet nurse; at Briarcliff Animal Clinic as a surgery assistant; and at LifeLine Animal Project as a surgery assistant in the Spay and Neuter Clinic. She received her Masters in Public Health in October 2013 and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health and Health Advocacy and Leadership from Capella University. Ashley has a seven year old Yorkshire Terrier, Cinderella, and a three year old nephew, Marcus.

                                                              • Aston Lewis
                                                                Aston LewisVeterinary Assistant
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                                                                • Brittany Charoenlap
                                                                  Brittany CharoenlapRVT
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                                                                  • Corinne Sampson
                                                                    Corinne SampsonVeterinary Assistant
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                                                                    Corinne Sampson was born is Decatur and has been interested in veterinary medicine for as long as she can remember. She began working at Saint Francis her junior year at Decatur High School. Corrine graduated from Decatur High School in 2014 with honors and is currently enrolled at Oglethorpe University, studying biology for the pre-veterinarian track. She is grateful to have gotten the opportunity to work in such a learning environment. When she isn’t working, Corinne enjoys traveling, theatre production, and spending time with her friends and family. 

                                                                    • Dakota Brown
                                                                      Dakota BrownVeterinary Assistant
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                                                                      • Erika Flores
                                                                        Erika FloresVeterinary Assistant
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                                                                        • Gabe Amerson
                                                                          Gabe AmersonVeterinary Assistant
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                                                                          • Jennifer Eguwatu
                                                                            Jennifer EguwatuVeterinary Assistant
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                                                                            • Joshua Yates
                                                                              Joshua YatesVeterinary Assistant

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                                                                              • Kasundra Wilder
                                                                                Kasundra WilderVeterinary Assistant
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                                                                                • Monique McKoy
                                                                                  Monique McKoyVeterinary Assistant
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                                                                                  • Nisha Branch
                                                                                    Nisha BranchVeterinary Assistant
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                                                                                    • Rachel Perry
                                                                                      Rachel PerryRVT
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                                                                                      • Raesha Gray
                                                                                        Raesha GrayCVT
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                                                                                        • T.J. Moreland
                                                                                          T.J. MorelandVeterinary Assistant
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                                                                                          • Terrance Ellison
                                                                                            Terrance EllisonVeterinary Assistant
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                                                                                            customer service

                                                                                            • Nysheba Calhoun
                                                                                              Nysheba CalhounCommunications
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                                                                                              Nysheba Calhoun grew up in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Columbia High School of Decatur after moving to Atlanta. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Alabama State University in 2010. In August of 2012 Nysheba followed her passion and love for animals by working as a veterinary assistant and client service coordinator at Banfield Pet Hospital. Nysheba joined Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists as a member of the Customer Service team in 2014 and is responsible for the management of telephone and email communications during specialty hours. Outside of work, Nysheba enjoys reading, teaching youth dance and spending time with her husband Robert and their daughter. She also has three loving dogs Fendi, Boston and Brown.

                                                                                              • Rob Robeck
                                                                                                Rob RobeckReception and Hospitality
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                                                                                                Originally from the Midwest, Rob has been a resident of Decatur, GA, for 27 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Florida State University. Rob joined the staff at Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists after a long career in the airline industry. Most recently, as an Inflight Service Manager, he provided exceptional client service on military charters to all corners of the world. Rob’s customer service focus is reception and hospitality and he manages the Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists reception desk during specialty hours. Over the past 20 years, Rob and his partner have fostered many pets until they could find loving, stable homes. He has a special fondness for small dogs, especially his maltese mix, Watson. In his spare time, Rob is a voracious reader of historical fiction. He and his partner enjoy cooking and entertaining. 

                                                                                                • Jennifer Rough
                                                                                                  Jennifer RoughReferral Coordinator
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                                                                                                  Jennifer grew up in the Hudson Valley region of New York. She graduated from Saint Bonaventure University in Western New York with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Gerontology and a minor in Sociology in 2012. She moved to Atlanta shortly after graduating and now lives in the Decatur area. Despite her thinking she would follow her gerontology career path, she found a new passion working in veterinary medicine. Her love for helping people and also animals is what led to her decision. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family, friends and her wannabe lap dog, Walter, who’s a black Labrador Retriever. She also enjoys traveling, reading, coffee, the color purple (not the novel), walking around Decatur and trying new restaurants.

                                                                                                  • Chancey Lomax
                                                                                                    Chancey LomaxCustomer Service
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                                                                                                    • April Bradley
                                                                                                      April BradleyCustomer Service
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                                                                                                      April is a native of Stone Mountain, Ga and has always had a love for animals. That special love along with her years of customer service experience evolved into her career as a veterinary receptionist for the past 8 years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with loved ones and snuggling with her Chorkie, Rocko.

                                                                                                      • Candice Carter
                                                                                                        Candice CarterCustomer Service
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                                                                                                        Candace Carter was raised in Decatur, Ga and graduated from Towers High School in 2003. She completed Georgia Medical Institute in 2006 to become a pharmacy technician. Candice has had animals her entire life and decided to pursue a career in the veterinary field in 2007. She started her career at Mainstreet Veterinarians of Stone Mountain as Senior Front Desk Receptionist and has also been employed as a Front Desk Manager of Johns Creek Veterinary and Belle Isle Animal Hospital. Candice joined Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists in 2016 as an Emergency Customer Service Receptionist and is responsible for the management of telephone and email communications during emergency hours. Outside of work, Candice enjoys modeling, reading and spending time with her 8 year old son Anthony and her 5 year old Frenchie JoJo. Candice also enjoys pet sitting and has gained a lot of fur babies thru the years, who make her home their home when their parents are away!

                                                                                                        • Scarlet Markle
                                                                                                          Scarlet MarkleCustomer Service
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                                                                                                          Scarlet Markle was born and raised in New York City. While attending St. John’s University, she met her husband Eric in Atlanta and shortly after, decided to move down south. After working in Veterinary Primary Care for 6 years, Scarlet joined St. Francis. She has a passion for specialty and emergency medicine and values a Considerate Care approach. Outside of work, Scarlet enjoys spending time with her husband, baby daughter Meadow, and their Shih Tzu Sammy. When possible, she also enjoys visiting family and friends all over the east coast, yoga, hiking, and cooking vegetarian meals.  

                                                                                                          patient care assistants

                                                                                                          • Christopher Brackett
                                                                                                            Christopher BrackettPatient Care Assistant
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