Veterinary Support

  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Sarah Cugny
    Veterinary Tech School: Gwinnett Technical College
    School: Georgia State University

    Sarah Is a registered veterinary technician with an Associates degree in veterinary technology from Gwinnett Technical College.  She has worked in the industry for eight years, and joined us here at VCA Peachtree Animal Hospital in January 2014.  She is currently enrolled at Georgia State University pursuing her Bachelors degree in Biology. Sarah has four kitties at home, Caesar, Cleopatra, Little Meow and Amelie.  She enjoys working at VCA Peachtree because she feels that "our pets look up to us for care and comfort. Their innocence draws me to them and makes me want to care for them in whatever way I can."  In her spare time, Sarah enjoys rock climbing, both competitively and recreationally.


  • Registered Veterinary Technician

    Samantha Joiner

    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!


  • Technician

    Roberto Hernandez

    Roberto was born in Havana, Cuba where he received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Agrarian University of Havana and moved to the US in 2007.  He joined VCA Peachtree Animal Hospital in 2014 after working in the veterinary industry for over twenty four years.  In his spare time Roberto enjoys hiking, biking, and outdoor sports.


  • 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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