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Veterinary Technician Assistant
Marita’s love for animals started at a very young age. She was always rescuing injured birds and baby bunnies. Her family had goats and took in a stray dog. They even rescued an entire litter of kittens someone had thrown away. At 14, Marita started working for a boarding facility and has loved taking care of animal ever since. There is simply no other job she would rather do!

Marita continued working at the boarding facility on and off until her mid-twenties. After moving from Indiana to Georgia, she tried retail for a short stint, but her heart kept bringing her back to animal care. Her love of animals and strong desire to protect them has always played a role in her career-related decisions. Marita joined the Oak Hill Animal Hospital team in March of 2022. Professionally, she enjoys being in the rooms to assist with appointments so she can love on the fur babies while watching and learning. She also loves working in the kennels, playing with, and caring for our boarding guests.

Outside of work, Marita is married with two sons, a stepdaughter, and four grandchildren. Her wild and crazy pets include a dog and four cats. Redd is a stubborn dog who loves playing with his feline siblings. Max, the oldest cat, is grumpy and spends most of his time under the bed. Grayson is a sweet boy who is obsessed with attention and loves to drink from the bathtub faucet. Remy, who just showed up one day and never left, enjoys talking through the window to his brother and sister who still live outside. Then there’s the newest addition, Willow, who is full of spit and vinegar but loves to cuddle with her mommy.

When she’s not busy working at the clinic or caring for her family (two-legged and four), Marita enjoys playing coed softball and volunteering at her church. Her hobbies include coloring, doing crafts, and spending quality time with her grandbabies. She also loves camping, fishing, and going to visit her family.
Veterinary Assistant
Since Maggie’s senior dog was a patient at Oak Hill Animal Hospital, she got a chance to become familiar with the friendly staff and clean, relaxing facility. Little did she know that she would eventually be joining the team as a veterinary assistant to help save the lives of animals!

A native of Tyrona, GA, Maggie has always been partial to the medical, animal and veterinary shows she’d watch on TV. She knew deep down inside that she was meant to advocate for animals and help them in any way that she could.

Maggie enjoys so many different aspects of being at Oak Hill Animal Hospital. She likes the surgery portion, since it can determine an animal’s fate. She loves it when she and the staff can “fix” an animal and send them home healthy and happy. Also, she takes pride in educating pet parents and giving them tips and advice on how to be even better pet parents.

Maggie is married to her husband, Darin, and they have two children, Riley and Brenna. They also have dogs, cats and horses, so they’ve got quite the full house!

In her free time, Maggie teaches horseback riding lessons and also performs in the community chorus and band, playing the clarinet.
Technician Assistant/ Kennels
Many years ago, Jaymi made the decision to pursue a career in the veterinary field. She felt an inner calling to help those who don’t have a voice.

In 2010, Jaymi began attending school to become a Vet Tech. As is often the case, however, life got in the way and she ultimately ended up going in a different direction. Fast-forward 10 years, and Jaymi found herself sitting in the lobby at Oak Hill Animal Hospital. As she waited for her sister-in-law whose dog had an appointment, Jaymi began to feel that familiar pull once again. She decided to take a chance and apply for a job here. The rest, as they say, is history.

As a Technician Assistant and Kennel Attendant, Jaymi is finally able to fulfill her life’s ambition. As she puts it, “I'm no doctor, but if I can be their security against those evil nail clippers or a comfort in their last moments, my life feels a lot more meaningful because I made a difference in theirs.”
Patient Services Coordinator
After many years spent helping patients in the human healthcare field, Donna wanted to make a change. She’d always wondered what it would be like to work hands-on with animals, and she decided to take a leap of faith! She couldn’t be happier with her choice. Donna is proud to help the area’s pet parents and animal companions as a Patient Services Coordinator.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Donna joined the Oak Hill Animal Hospital team in September of 2019 after transitioning from a job in human emergency medicine. Her favorite part of every shift is the face-to-face interactions with pet owners and their furry, tailed, or scaled companions.

When she’s not at work, Donna likes cheering on the University of Georgia’s football team and doting on her own pets at home. She has three rescued cats—Anastasia, Kudjo, and Kirby—as well as a Yorkie puppy named Little Debbie.
Lead Veterinary Assistant and Practice Manager
When Ashley was just a young child, her father would put her in a stroller and take her out on the trails, exploring the great outdoors and teaching her about native wildlife. This instilled a passion in her that has only grown stronger over the years. A lifelong love of animals, coupled with a fascination with medicine, naturally guided Ashley toward a career in which she could enjoy the best of both worlds.

Ashley’s journey began with an internship with the Wildlife Resource Division of the Department of Natural Resources. She would ultimately move on from there to join the Oak Hill Animal Hospital team. As she puts it: “I entered the veterinary industry for the love of animals, but after working in the field for so long, it has become about so much more.”

Professionally, Ashley’s two favorite things are applying her technical skills and engaging in client education. When she finds herself bogged down by management responsibilities, you can often find her searching the floor to draw blood for someone, going in to talk to a client about their pet’s newly diagnosed illness, or just visiting with the clients who have become like family over the last several years.

Ashley’s family consists of her wonderful boyfriend and biggest supporter, Mike, and his son. Together, they’ve amassed quite the “zoo” of their own! Their fur-family includes an older German Shepherd named Butch, a laid back Belgian Malinois named Bailey, a spunky little Chihuahua mix named Poppy and Walter, a Yorkie/Dachshund mix who is a funny little character and a total mama’s boy.
Pet Stylist
Julie has been passionate about animal care and grooming ever since she was young—she recalls working on her own family pets’ hairstyles when she was only a teenager. Julie’s ambition never wavered! In total, she’s been grooming for 36 fulfilling years and is proud to serve the area’s pets and animal parents here at Oak Hill Animal Hospital.

Julie is a Georgia native and has been grooming pets locally for the past 20 years. She’s a certified Master Pet Stylist, pet stylist instructor, and a certified behavior specialist, and also serves as a pet dermatological consultant.

In her time away from work, Julie enjoys practicing her photography skills, swimming, horseback riding, and spending time with her family. She has three children and a grandson, and loves going on new adventures with them whenever the opportunity presents itself!
Bookkeeper (Himalayan cat pictured)
Sandi has been enjoying the company of pets nearly all her life, so she knows just how valuable animal companions are to the families of the area. She’s thrilled to be able to use her analytical and mathematical skills to improve the lives of others—four- and two-legged—every day! Sandi serves as the clinic’s bookkeeper.

Sandi is originally from Arizona, and has been involved with the financial community since her time serving in the United States Army. She further developed her skills by earning a degree in mathematics, and she has served military service members as a tax consultant. Sandi joined the Oak Hill Animal Hospital family in April of 2015 in order to combine her passion for animal care with her knack for numbers, and hasn’t looked back since. Her favorite part of the job is working alongside a team of compassionate animal-lovers just like herself!

Sandi and her husband have seven children and six grandchildren. Currently, they live with a rambunctious feline friend named Libby who tends to act more like a dog than a cat. When she isn’t spending quality time with family or enjoying Libby’s antics, Sandi likes staying active in her church community, practicing yoga with her husband, and quilting.

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