Registered Veterinary TechnicianBrandon Peterson
Brandon has over 10 years experience in the veterinary field. He is a board certified Veterinary Technologist. Brandon has a lab technician background however, he loves being hands on with patient care which is why he chose to come to VCA Pets are People Too Ansley. "I am constantly looking to expand my knowledge of the veterinary field and enjoy patient care."
Sydney began working as a veterinary technician in 2009. She has worked in Ohio, San Francisco and Chicago before coming to Atlanta. "I believe in nurturing the human animal bond which VCA Pets are People Too, Ansley allows me to do."
Veterinary Assistant SupervisorMary Valliere
Mary is originally from Lawrenceville, GA and has worked in the veterinary industry for 2 years. Mary joined our team in 2014. She is constantly expanding her knowledge of veterinary assistance and treats every patient like her own. Outside of work Mary has a strong passion for horses, volunteering at many stables in the area. "I love working at VCA because I love working with other people who share my passion for taking care of pets in need."
Veterinary Assistant SupervisorDeAnn Young
Deann started with us in December 2011. She has worked in the animal care field for over 6 years. She has a Papillion name Poquito. Deann is one of our main surgery technicians and does most of our dental cleanings. "I am a very motivated open book and this field allows me to soak up knowledge everyday. I enjoy the challenge and responsibility it takes to make a difference in an owner and pets life on a day to day basis. How many people can say they do that at work? The everlasting stressful conditions, humble and remind me why I shouldn't take things for granted and should be thankful. This is a passion of mine in which I want to grow. We save lives as a TEAM everyday that's why I come to work. Our pets are the number one priority. They are people too! And we all love our furry friends!"
Veterinary AssistantJordan Garrett
Jordan is a recent graduate of Georgia Southern University with a degree in Biology. He is an aspiring medical doctor. He loves working closely with the veterinarians in order to expand his medical knowledge. "Working in veterinary medicine allows me to learn about illness, laboratory tests, and pharmaceuticals before taking on the task of medical school. With every case I encounter, I am able to understand how medicine works to make lives better."
Veterinary AssistantGyasi Harris
Gyasi has been a Veterinary Assistant for more than 10 years. She is one of our most experienced and valued technicians. Exceptional hospital patient care is her focus and she also loves training the newer staff. She has a French Bulldog at home named Ayako. "My main priority is the animals. I pride myself in patient care and love making our sick patients comfortable during their stay. I want them to feel as close to home as possible."
Veterinary AssistantJenea Jenkins
Jenae is the newest member of our Veterinary Assistant team. Jenae has been working in pet care for over a year and is an aspiring Veterinary Assistant. "I love working for VCA Pets are People Too, Ansley because everyday there is a new learning experience for me."
Veterinary AssistantRiley Jones
Riley is the newest member of our veterinary assistant team. She is originally from Boston, MA and moved here in 2010 from Baltimore, MD. She has a passion for all animals but especially horses. She has goals of eventually becoming a Hospital Manager. " I chose VCA because of their passion for keeping pets healthy and their focus on being client centered."
Veterinary AssistantJulia Koulinitch
Julia is one of our overnight emergency technicians and she joined the team in 2013. Julia likes working the overnight shift because every night she gets to experience something new. She also loves being able to create a one on one bond with clients while taking care of their beloved pets during stressful times. Julia especially has a passion for our kitty patients. "VCA has allowed me to grow my skills as an emergency veterinary assistant and I'm always learning something new. I love being able to nurse critical patients back to health and keep their owners calm and confident in our care."
Veterinary AssistantErika Mitchem
Erika has been a Veterinary Assistant for more than 15 years. She is a native of Georgia and lives at home with her husband, 2 dogs, and 4 cats. She is an extremely knowledgeable technician that brings years of experience to the newer technical staff. She loves training staff and she has a special passion for our feline patients. "Working with animals and client education is rewarding. I love helping people understand how to better care for and understand their pets so they get the best out of life."
Veterinary AssistantNafis Muwwakkil
Nafis has been a Veterinary Assistant for 17 years. He was an Honorable Discharge from the Navy prior to entering the Veterinary field. Nafis has always had a passion for patient care and enjoy being able to help animals in need. Nafis has a wife and 2 daughters whom also love animals. They have a Chihuahua named Drizzy. "Patient care is my priority. I make sure to treat people's pets as if they are my own."
Veterinary AssistantJade Remmel
Jade joined our team in 2015. She is a student, member of the National Guard, and full time Veterinary Assistant. She loves learning and taking on new challenges. "I love the opportunities for growth offered by VCA. Working at a 24-hour emergency hospital gives me the ability to learn something new every day."
Veterinary AssistantLisa Tran
Lisa has been a fantastic addition to our team. Lisa grew up in Suwanee Georgia and is currently a full time student at Georgia State University. She takes her dog "Jude" with her wherever she can. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys knitting, hiking, traveling and cooking.
“I’m aspiring to be a Veterinarian. Being able to help pets as best as I can and getting hands on experience in the meantime is amazing. I look forward to coming into work every day and I’m always learning something new.”
"I am aspiring to be a Veterinarian. Being able to help pets as best as I can and getting hands on experience in the meantime is amazing. I look forward to coming into work every day and I'm always learning something new."
Veterinary AssistantCourtney Williams
Courtney has worked in the veterinary field for almost 12 years. She is originally from California and came to Atlanta in 2007. Her hobbies are volleyball and knitting. She owns a turtle named Archibald. "I love working with pets because we are their voices. They can't tell us what's wrong so I love having the opportunity to find out what they need, and make them feel better."