Technician SupervisorElise Byers
Veterinary Tech School: Gwinnett Technical College
Elise joined the VCA LAH team in August 2014. She grew up in Snellville and went to Shiloh High School. Elise is a graduate of Gwinnett Tech with a Veterinary Technology degree. She completed 5 clinical rotations including 1 at Emory University. Elise also holds a Bachelors in Psychology from Georgia State University. Elise has a 2 year old lab mix named Coco Chanel. Coco Chanel was a rescue from the Humane Society and Elise got her when she was 3 months old. They love going for long walks and playing with her toys. Elise's hobbies include playing softball, hiking, canoeing, reading, hanging out with family and friends, and watching a good movie. "I love working with animals and helping people. I enjoy working in the medical field, there are always new and interesting concepts to learn about. I love this hospital and enjoy being a part of a team."
Registered Veterinary TechnicianCecilia Bouchain
Cecilia Bouchain joined the VCA Lilburn team in June 2013. Before transferring to VCA Lilburn, she was a vet tech at VCA Buckhead Animal Hospital for 2 years. Cecilia was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico, where she received her Bachelor’s degree as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. As a licensed veterinary technician in Georgia, Cecilia has also worked in emergency medicine before working here. She now lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia with her Jack Russell Terrier (Spike). In her free time, Cecilia enjoys running, hiking, traveling, reading and going to the movies.
Veterinary AssistantChris Hanes
Veterinary Tech School: St. Petersburg College
Christa “Chris” has been working in the Veterinary field since she was 18. Born and raised in Apopka, Florida, she began working in the Orlando area where she lived until 2011 when she moved to Lilburn, Georgia. Chris attended classes at The University of Georgia until September 2012 when she joined the VCA Lilburn Team. She enjoys working with animals both in the classroom and in the field.
Chris is currently a student of St. Petersburg College where she is working towards becoming a Registered Technician in the State of Georgia as well as her Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology.
In her spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with her Husband outdoors as well as relaxing at home with her cats; Acadia, Hailey and Henley.
"Chris enjoys sharing her knowledge with clients to allow them to better care for their pets."
Veterinary AssistantKelsea Jenkins
School: University of Georgia
Kelsea transferred to VCA Lilburn from VCA Avalon Heart of Gwinnett in 2016. She has been with VCA since 2013. She attends UGA and plans to become a veterinarian. Her expected graduation is May 2016! Kelsea shares her home with 2 dogs named Abby and Charlie. "I am an Animal Health student at UGA planning to go to veterinary school after graduation. I have two family dogs named Bauer and Bella and a black lab mix of my own named Charlie. I love working at VCA Lilburn because I get to interact with animals and learn something new every day. There are always new and exciting experiences working with exotic animals in addition to dogs and cats. I look forward to continuing to care for the pets that come in to our clinic in the years to come while I learn more about the medical side of the veterinary industry."
Veterinary AssistantAshley Johnson
Ashley is one of our friendly kennel employees. She makes sure your pets are well cared for when they are here just for the day or over an extended boarding period. Ashley is originally from Minnesota but now resides in Lawrenceville. Ashley joined our team in September 2009 and we are so happy to have her!
Ashley has 3 dogs (a Shih Tzu, Pekingese, and Chihuahua) who are all 3 years old. She also has a 5 year old cat named Tigger. Ashley enjoys working here because she loves learning about the animals and all the different procedures we provide. She also feels the staff is amazing and the clients are so sweet. She loves caring for each and every one of the pets.
In her spare time Ashley enjoys painting, movies, and poetry. Baking is also one of her new favorite activities.
Veterinary AssistantCory Letts
We are happy to introduce Cory as the newest addition to the VCA LAH team! Cory is a native of Georgia and grew up in Gainesville, GA. He attended North Hall High School. Cory has been in the veterinary field since 2013. Cory has two Oscars (fish) named Ying and Yang. He also has a Torti named Reecey who is 2 years old. Cory enjoys spending quality time with his 2 kids, playing sports, cooking, sleeping, watching tv, camping, yard work, fishing, and listening to music. "I enjoy working at this hospital because I love working with pets. I love getting the sick animals healthy and keeping the healthy animals healthy"
Veterinary AssistantAlexis Tetrick
Veterinary Tech School: Penn Foster
Alexis joined the VCA LAH team in December 2013. She transferred to us from VCA East Anchorage. Alexis also volunteered with the humane society for 2 years and worked in dairy at Berry College for 2 years. She was an Animal Science Major at Berry College for 2 years and is currently enrolled at Penn Foster in the Veterinary Technician program.
Alexis is the proud pet parent of a 1 year old Golden Retriever/Husky Mix named Ruby. She enjoys going to the park with her husband and dog on her off days.
"I enjoy working with animals because it is a challenge. You only have so much information to go on and pets can't tell us exactly what might be bothering them. I like that we are essentially the voice for pets in guiding owners of what their pet needs. I also have simply always had a strong love & desire to work with animals and people that share my passion."