Veterinary Support

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Samantha Joiner-Mathis
    Veterinary Tech School: Gwinnett Technical College

    Samantha Joiner joined our team in May 2012 after graduating from Gwinnett Technical College with a degree in Veterinary Technology and became a registered Veterinary Technician in the fall of 2013.  

    My why...Ever since I was a little girl growing up on a frm and assisting my godmother rehabilitate wildlife and domestic animals, I knew I wanted to work with animals in some way,shape or form. When I grew up, I earned my Associates degree in Business Administration and fell away from my dream because it was the easy way out. 4 years later I had my beautiful daughter. It was then that I decided to go back to school and live my dream. I thought, what kind of parent would I be if I told her to follow her dream and I did not follow mine. I went back to school and earned my degree and became a RVT. I couldn't be happier with my life. I get to work with animals all day, helping them feel better. Plus my daughter saw me study hard, graduate from college and follow my dream. Now she tells me all the time that she wants to grow up and work with animals just like me!


  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Yanbo Xu
    Veterinary Tech School: Gwinnett Technical College

    Yanbo Xu  joined the VCA Peachtree team in January 2015.  He was raised in China where he was trained as a veterinarian, and became a veterinary researcher at the Veterinary Institute. When he came to Georgia, he worked as a researcher in the medical laboratory at Morehouse College School of Medicine.  He graduated from Gwinnett Technical College in 2013 with an associate degree in Applied Science-Veterinary Technology. Yanbo has been working in the animal field for the last 2 years. In his free time, Yanbo enjoys hiking with Sarah, his Labrador, watching sports and  cooking.  My why---After working for years in research of basic medical science in the United States, I realized that my favorite job would be the one in veterinary medicine. VCA Peachtree is a better hospital where I can contribute my skills to animal care.


  • Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Amanda Rofe
    Veterinary Tech School: State University of New York at Delhi
    School: S>U of NY at Morrisvile, Rochester Institute of Technology., AAS, BS Biology, AAS Veterinary Technology

    Amanda joined VCA Peachtree in August 2014. She grew up in New York and went to school to become a licensed veterinary technician. She has worked in the animal field for the last 10 years. She loves spending time with her 2 Siamese kitties (Albus and Severus), reading, playing board games and swimming.        My why... I love working with animals and helping them feel better.  I want to help those that can't tell us what hurts. 


  • Technician

    Aleecia Daniels

    Aleecia has been with our hospital since October 2014.  She grew up in Atlanta and has been in the animal field for 8 years.  She is working towards her bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration.  Aleecia enjoys working here because of the family atmosphere and enjoys the work that she does.  Aleecia also enjoys bowling, going to the movies and spending time with her family. While not working she enjoys spending time with her daughter and their cat named Brielle.


  • Veterinary Assistant

    Emma Shippee
    School: Georgia State University, Batchelors degree in Biology

    Emma started working as a vet assistant part-time at VCA Peachtree Animal Hospital in September of 2014.  She is originally from Wisconsin, but has been in the Atlanta area since attending high-school locally at Chattahoochee High School. Emma has her bachelors degree in Biology and is currently pursuing her Masters degree at Georgia State University. She also is doing an internship at Georgia Aquarium! She has one cat, Julie and her dog Bandit at home. Emma loves movies and collecting movie posters, as well as camping in her free time. She enjoys working at VCA Peachtree Animal Hospital because she loves " being able to interact with and help animals everyday!"

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