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Marita
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.
Maggie
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.
Jaymi
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.”
Donna
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.
Ashley
Lead Veterinary Assistant and Practice Manager
Despite a lifelong love of animals, Ashley didn’t initially set out to work in the veterinary field. In fact, she stumbled into it quite unexpectedly while in between jobs. Fortunately, Dr. Mac saw something in Ashley and decided to take her under her wing, training her from the ground up and supporting and encouraging her growth from an entry level role to practice manager. It’s been an incredible journey that continues to this day!

A lifelong lover of the great outdoors, Ashley spent several years with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources – Wildlife Division working with exotics and birds of prey before switching gears and pivoting to veterinary medicine. She joined the Oak Hill team in September of 2011 and hasn’t looked back since! Professionally, Ashley loves the fact that every day brings something new to learn. As she’s moved from veterinary technician to a management role, Ashley has found that sharing her knowledge with new team members gives her a renewed sense of purpose.

Outside of the clinic, Ashley resides with her husband Mike and her bonus son, Luke. Together they have quite the zoo, including a gentle German Shepherd named Butch, a goofy Belgian Malinois named Bailey, a blanket-stealing Chihuahua named Poppy, and Walter – Ashley’s heart dog. Most of Ashley’s spare time is spent with family, cheering on her beloved Georgia Bulldogs, or attending Luke’s marching band events.
Julie
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!
Sandi
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.
Keke
Clinic Cat - Chief Feline Officer - CFO
Keke grew up somewhere in the state of Georgia. She came to Oak Hill Animal Hospital in January 2020 as an unwanted runaway from a broken home. When her microchip was scanned and her previous owner declined to take her back, Keke officially became the clinic cat and has since been promoted to the prestigious role of CFO (Chief Feline Officer).

When she’s not busy napping or eating, Keke oversees the day-to-day operations of the treatment area, usually from high up on her shelf. Her family consists of her clinic girls and boys. Keke’s hobbies include showing up when the team arrives and seeing them off in the evenings so that she can have her lobby time to sit in the window or the bottom of the door and watch the world pass by.
Christen
Veterinary Assistant
Growing up in New Jersey, Christen always knew she wanted to work with animals in some capacity, so when the opportunity presented itself for her to join the veterinary field, she jumped at the chance. As a veterinary assistant, Christen is honored to be helping people and their pets in any way she can.

Christen’s journey began right here at Oak Hill Animal Hospital when she joined the team in June of 2023. Professionally, she enjoys being hands-on with patients, interacting with clients, and learning new things every day.

At home, Christen’s family consists of her mother and three nephews. She has several pets of her own, including a goofy English Pointer named Ginger, and five cats: Bandit, Bandger, Oliver, Lucifer, and Shadow. In her spare time, Christen enjoys traveling to new places, visiting Disney, crafting, swimming, bowling, and just chilling with her family.
Victoria
Receptionist
When Victoria was a child, she recalls having a strong connection with animals. They always seemed to love her as much as she loved them! When her beloved grandmother passed away a few years ago, her legacy inspired Victoria to pursue her passion. Not surprisingly, it was the perfect fit!

Prior to joining the Oak Hill Animal Hospital team, Victoria had been working in human medicine – specifically, the dental industry. After pivoting to the veterinary field, she immediately fell in love with the environment and knew she’d made the right decision.

Victoria lives with her fiancé and their blonde Yorkie mix, Lady. Despite having recently been rescued, Lady has already learned how to sit, lay down, and play fetch. She loves to chew her toys and be cuddled by her humans. In her free time, Victoria enjoys listening to music, reading literature, and writing poetry.
Aaron
Kennel Attendant
Growing up in Montana, Aaron has been around animals his whole life, from traditional dogs and cats to farm animals and more. This experience helped shape Aaron’s future career path and led him to pursue a job in the veterinary industry.

Initially, Aaron joined the Oak Hill team as a way to make money, but he immediately fell in love with the work and the knowledge that came with it. He genuinely enjoys looking after and playing with our kennel guests, making sure they are well taken care of.

Outside of work, Aaron has one fur baby of his own: a cat named Garfield, who is quirky, loves to sit on people’s laps, and is very vocal.
Carla
Veterinary Technician
When Carla was a child, she and her cousin – with the help of Carla’s father – rescued some baby squirrels who had fallen from their nest and been rejected by their mother. The two took them in, nursed them, and raised them to adulthood. The experience was so rewarding and memorable that Carla decided caring for animals was her calling in life. She became a veterinary technician so she could help people and their pets on a daily basis.

Carla’s journey into the veterinary field began in 2006, when she worked at both a local vet hospital and Zoo Atlanta. While she loved both jobs, she decided to try something new and headed to the happiest place on earth: Walt Disney World. During her time at Animal Kingdom, Carla was able to share her passion for conservation, and had the opportunity to work with a wide range of species, including Sumatran tigers, western lowland gorillas, Grevy’s zebra, and Komodo dragons, just to name a few.

When she felt it was time for a change of pace, Carla returned to general practice and joined the Oak Hill Animal Hospital as a veterinary technician. Clinically, she enjoys taking on the cases that aren’t so obvious. It’s always fulfilling to help the doctor sort out a complex situation and give the pet and his or her owner some much-needed relief. Carla’s other passion is talking to clients and educating them on the best way to keep their animal family members happy and healthy.

At home, Carla is happily married to her husband, Dallas. Together, the two have a daughter named MaryJane, a Pekingese named Mushu, a Eugene Siamese mix named Lucyfur, and two bunnies (Murphy Brown and Chocolate Brownie). They also have about a dozen chickens, all of whom are named and loved. When she’s not busy working or tending to her plethora of pets, Carla enjoys traveling. So far, she’s visited 45 U.S. states, as well as Canada, France, Austria, Germany, Azores, Bahamas, the Caribbean, Turks and Caicos, and the Dominican Republic. Next on her list is Antarctica.
Amber
Kennel Technician
Amber grew up with an interest in animals – particularly farming. While in middle school, her father brought home two baby chicks. Caring for them taught Amber responsibility and sparked a passion for animal care as a potential career. Nearly a decade later, and those two chicks have grown into a huge flock. Amber has since added rabbits into the mix and hopes to have her own farm someday. In the meantime, she is working as a kennel technician as a steppingstone for a career in veterinary medicine.

Following high school, Amber began working at a nearby dog boarding kennel. Shortly thereafter, she picked up a second job at another kennel. After taking a brief hiatus from both, she came across a job opening here at Oak Hill Animal Hospital, and officially joined the team in October of 2023. Professionally, Amber loves learning about animals and how their bodies and minds work. She also appreciates seeing the recovery process when patients come back for follow-ups after being treated for an illness or injury.

Outside of the clinic, Amber has two boxers: Tootsie, who can’t contain her wiggles and howls at any inconvenience, and Max, who sleeps hanging off the couch and will get his lip stuck on his tooth when he’s giving attitude. Her family also has two cats (Dixie and Bean), as well as many chickens, several rabbits, and a few fish. Amber’s hobbies include hunting, farming, and fishing. She got her first buck in 2021 and has had several big catches while deep sea fishing with her family.

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