VCA Braelinn Village Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Amanda Anastas
    School: University of Georgia

    Amanda graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Speech Communications. GO DAWGS!!!! Amanda has one furry child- a 13 year old mixed breed named Gretta. Amanda has a passion for pets and in her spare time enjoys going to the gym, taking Gretta for walks and of course watching Georgia football. 

    "I enjoy being a veterinary technician because I like working with people and I have always had a love for animals. I also love the investigative aspect of veterinary medicine."

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Traci Weaver

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Tamar Williams
    School: Georgia State University, Master of Science and Biology

    Tamar is our surgical team lead and manages the day to day operations in our surgery department while also managing all the surgical equipment and surgical ordering. She also maintains our controlled substance supplies and inventory. Tamar has been in the veterinary field for over 15 years. She has also worked at Zoo Atlanta as an educator, avian trainer and animal caretaker. She was born and raised in San Diego, CA and moved to Atlanta, GA right out of high school to attend Clark Atlanta University. She graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and obtained a Master of Science in Biology from Georgia State University. Tamar has a Chihuahua named Vato and an American Pitbull named Diamond. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband DuJuan Sr. who is currently serving in the US Army and stationed at Fort Riley, KS. They have a 19 month old son DuJuan Jr who keeps them very busy. She also enjoys working out and line dancing. She really misses the California beaches and surfing but loves the southern hospitality of Georgia!

    "I am a veterinary technician because I believe all animals deserve to exist in harmony on this earth.  If I can be a part of making that happen, I can always be proud of what I have accomplished."

  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Usandrea Coleman
    Veterinary Tech School: Fort Valley State University

    Usandrea Coleman is our newest team member since January 2013. Early in her childhood, Usandrea was a natural animal lover with owning 2 dogs, a hamster and a cat. Also, as a child she experienced a very sad hit and run accident involving a dog from her neighborhood and from that point on she knew what her future was destined to be. Following her dreams, Usandrea later attended Fort Valley State University where she developed her skills and gained a lot of experience, majoring in Veterinary Technology. She is a true lover of bully breeds whom she calls "smushy faces". She loves spending quality time with family and on her down time enjoys just being at home with her 3 fur babies. Usandrea is our bright personality here at VCA Braelinn Village Animal Hospital and if you ever bring in a "smushy face", you better watch out because she will love them up with kisses.


    "Why I do what I do..... is because I love being a voice for my patients and I will not sleep until I know I've done all I can to help them get better".

  • Technician

    Shirley Haynes

    Shirley has worked as a veterinary technician for the past 25 years. She enjoys working with cats, dogs, and exotic reptiles. Shirley has had extensive training in nutrition, radiology, and general patient care. She is always available for her clients to answer any questions they have about their pets.

    Shirley has a variety of animals that includes a 33 year old Arabian Horse, a 20 year old Cockatoo, a 9 month old Bearded Dragon, along with a dog and cat.

    "I enjoy what I do because of the support team I work with and all of my patients and their owners." 

  • Technician

    Isaac Iglesias

  • Technician

    Rebecca Morris

  • Veterinary Assistant

    Stacy Laughlin
    Veterinary Tech School: Penn Foster

    Stacy started here at VCA Braelinn Village in November of 2012. This was a complete career change for her. She is currently a Penn Foster College student, studying to become a licensed veterinary technician. Stacy is originally from Ohio and has lived in Georgia since 2004. Her k-9 kids are Willy Wonka and Bella!

    "I enjoy doing what I do because caring for animals brings joy to my heart." 

  • Surgical Supervisor

    Melisa Hendrix


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.