Support Staff


Staff

Our reception team plays a vital role in every client experience. Knowing that each client, patient, and situation is unique, our staff is empowered to be flexible and attentive. They will make sure your needs are taken care of, whether that means getting phone time with a doctor or making an urgent appointment that must be squeezed into the schedule.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Jaritza Catalan, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Jaritza Catalan graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Gwinnett Technical College in 2017 and interned at The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine with a focus on Large Animal services and Small Animal Rehabilitation. 

She had been a certified Registered Veterinary Technician since 2016 and has been part of the Georgia Veterinary Associates Team since 2014.

Jaritza joined Georgia Veterinary Associates as a member of our Pet Care staff and has risen from Veterinary Technician to Registered Veterinary Technician since. 

Jaritza also received the Gwinnett Technical College Veterinary Technology scholarship in 2017. 

Registered Veterinary Techinican

Anna Chanslor, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Anna Chanslor graduated from The Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology in 2015. While in school, she interned at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs and regularly did radiographs on large animals such as giraffes and was also put on birth watch with an orangutan. 

She has been a Registered Veterinary Technician and a part of the Georgia Veterinary Associates team since 2015. 

She enjoys assisting in surgery and has a special interest in patient care. 

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Heather Fischer, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Heather Fischer graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Gwinnett Technical College in 2015.

She had been a certified Registered Veterinary Technician and part of the Georgia Veterinary Associates Team since 2015. 

Drew Harris

Drue Harris, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Registered Veterinary Technician

Joanne Porcello, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician, Apalachee Ridge Animal Hospital

Joanne Porcello graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Gwinnett Technical College in 2013.

She had been a certified Registered Veterinary Technician since 2013 and has been a part of the Georgia Veterinary Associates Team since 2017. 

She enjoys working with exotic animals

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Nathaly Rodriguez, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Nathaly Rodriguez graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Gwinnett Technical College in 2016 and interned at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine with a focus on Exotic services and Small Animal Rehabilitation. 

She has been a certified Registered Veterinary Technician for three years and has been part of the Georgia Veterinary Associates Team since 2015. 

Nathaly also has her Fear Free Certification

 

Registered Veterinary Technician

Melissa Whitmire, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician, Hamilton Ridge Animal Hospital

Melissa Whitmire graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelors in Psychology in 2001. After some time spent volunteering at the Honolulu Zoo, she decided to pursue a career in Veterinary Technology. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Athens Technical College in 2006. 

She has been a certified Registered Veterinary Technician for 14 years and has been a part of the Georgia Veterinary Associates team since 2017. 

Her special interests include animal behavior and endocrinology. 

Veterinary Techinican

Heather Brown

Veterinary Technician, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Vet Tech

Pauline Bythewood

Veterinary Technician, Camden Village Animal Hospital

Registered Veterinary Techinican

Jennifer Collins

Veterinary Technician, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Veterinary Technician

Jordan Duncan

Veterinary Technician, Hamilton Ridge Animal Hospital

Pet Care

Kaitlyn Duncan

Veterinary Technician, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Vet Tech

Katarina Frankova

Veterinary Technician, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Veterinary Technician

Sarah Gottschalk

Veterinary Technician, Apalachee Ridge Animal Hospital

Veterinary Technician

Shea Greenfield

Veterinary Technician, Apalachee Ridge Animal Hospital

Vet Tech

Chrissie Hogg

Veterinary Technician, Hamilton Ridge Animal Hospital

Vet Tech

Chandler Lumbatis

Veterinary Technician, Apalachee Ridge Animal Hospital

Veterinary Technician

Rachel Marx

Veterinary Technician, Camden Village Animal Hospital

Veterinary Technician

Rachelle Shah

Veterinary Technician, Camden Village Animal Hospital

Veterinary Technician

Naki Smalls

Veterinary Technician, Hamilton Ridge Animal Hospital

Veterinary Techinican

Danielle Steward

Veterinary Technician, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Receptionist

Marsha Ballard

Receptionist, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Receptionist

Marilyn Goss

Receptionist, Apalachee Ridge Animal Hospital

Receptionist

Marissa Harrison

Receptionist, Apalachee Ridge Animal Hospital

Receptionist

Carlan Loeb-Muth

Receptionist, Camden Village Animal Hospital

Receptionist

Amy Mauro

Receptionist, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Receptionist

Brittany Patullo

Receptionist, Hamilton Ridge Animal Hospital

Reception

Rachel Stoyka

Receptionist, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Reception

Kelly Wood

Receptionist, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Pet Care

Maddie Drinkwater

Pet Care, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Pet Care

CJ Fish

Pet Care, Apalachee Ridge Animal Hospital

Pet Care

Alison Porter

Pet Care, Apalachee Ridge Animal Hospital

Pet Care

Marquia Slater

Pet Care, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Pet Care

Lindsay Smith

Pet Care, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Pet Care

Jada Thomas

Pet Care, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Pet Care

Cassie Willcoxon

Pet Care, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Groomer

Joyce Bagley

Groomer, Camden Village Animal Hospital

Grooming

Susie Smith

Groomer, Apalachee Ridge Animal Hospital

Management

Our management team plays a vital role in every client experience. Knowing that each client, patient, and situation is unique, our staff is empowered to be flexible and attentive. They will make sure your needs are taken care of, whether that means getting phone time with a doctor or making an urgent appointment that must be squeezed into the schedule.

Angel Martin Care and Clinical Operations Manager, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Angel Martin, RVT

GVA Patient Care and Clinical Operations Manager, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Angel graduated from Macomb Community College's Veterinary Technology Program in 2007. After one year of working in Michigan, she decided to move back home to Georgia where she worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician for a few years. She eventually felt as if she was missing something in her career, so she enrolled at St. Petersburg College and earned her Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Technology and Practice Management

She joined GVA as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2010. She worked primarily in our Hamilton Ridge location and grew her interests within the clinics. With a great understanding of all the positions and needs of the hospitals, she is now the Operations Manager for all four locations. 

Sarah Smith Registered Veterinary Technician Camden Village

Sarah Smith, RVT

Clinical Site Manager and Registered Veterinary Technician, Camden Village Animal Hospital

Sarah graduated from the Gwinnett Technical College in 2015 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She is the proud mom of daughters Rachel and Daenery.  Sarah joined the GVA family as the Camden Village Site Manager in 2018 and is excited to be part of such a great team.  Sarah enjoys combining her love of veterinary medicine and interacting with clients on a daily basis.   Sarah shares her home with her 4 cats (2 which are hairless cats) and 3 dogs.  

Missy Campanella Russel Ridge Animal Hospital

Missy Campanella

Business and Finance Manager

Jenna Stegin Russel Ridge Animal Hospital

Jenna Stegin

GVA Client Care Manager, Receptionist, Russell Ridge Animal Hospital

Jennifer Aho

Marketing Director