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Michelle started at Sawnee Animal Clinic in 2007. Prior to that, she graduated from North Georgia College & State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She has three cats named Isis, Onyx and Zaria and two dogs, a Shepherd/Collie mix named Patton and an Anatolian Shepherd named Calista. In May 2016 Michelle's family increased to include a husband, 14 and 9 year old stepdaughters and a 12 year old stepson! Eventually more pets will be added to complete the family, at least according to Michelle and the kids.
Anna became a part of our team in 2013 when she completed an internship with Animal Behavior College to become a Veterinary Assistant. Her husband served in the U.S Navy for 4 years and was stationed in San Diego, California. While living there they rescued a long haired cat named Pretty. Since joining Sawnee Animal Clinic, they also rescued a shih-tzu named Chico. Outside of her 2 fur babies and 6 nieces and nephews, their first child, Rosemary, was born in August 2016. She and her mom are immense Braves fans and enjoy catching a game any chance they get.
Nina graduated from Berry College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She has always had a passion for animals and enjoys seeing all of the different types of animals that come into the clinic. Her favorite part of the job is working with the farm animals and exotics that come into the clinic. When she's not working, she loves to go hiking, camping, and traveling. In July 2016, she adopted a pointer/pitbull mix named Goose, who had been in a local shelter for over a year. He also enjoys hiking and playing with her mom's three dogs.
Blanca joined Sawnee Animal Clinic in January of 2016. She is currently enrolled at Penn Foster where she is studying to become a registered veterinary technician. She has always enjoyed being around farm animals since she was very young. She grew up visiting her grandmother's farm every summer where she got to be around all kinds of farm animals. She currently just has one dog, a boxer named Rocky. On her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and taking her dog on walks.
Kayla joined the team at Sawnee Animal Clinic in August of 2016. She brings 7 years experience in pet care. She has always been a true animal lover, but her true passion for dogs began in 2009 when she brought a beagle, Lola Mae, home from the park she was working at. Since then she has worked in the animal care industry including working as a dog trainer and at the local animal shelter. She has learned virtually every aspect of animal nutrition and care. She has also found herself bringing home animals from other places of employment including 2 other dogs, 2 lizards, and a cat. When she is not working at the clinic, Kayla can often be found camping, pet sitting, or spending time with friends and family. Kayla loves seeing such a wide variety of animals everyday at the clinic and hopes to take her knowledge one step further by opening her own dog kennel and training facility one day.
Cat has been with Sawnee Animal Clinic since 2004. For her, each day brings a different set of challenges and learning experiences. Besides dealing with the pets at the clinic, she also has a small zoo of her own. She has 5 dogs and 5 cats. Alyssa (aka: The Princess) is a German Shepherd/Malinois mix. Brooke, a chocolate lab, is proud to be part of the Dixie Dock Diving Club with many titles earned in Big Air Senior Divisions, as well as Warrior Iron Dog Divisions. In addition to the big dogs, she has Rocky (mix), Ginger (shih-tzu), and Priscilla (dachshund). If this seems like a lot, Cat also has 3 almost grown children, ages 19, 18, and 17. She loves her job and wouldn't think of doing anything else.
Katherine grew up in Cobb County but she and her son moved to this area 13 years ago and haven't regretted it since. Her love for animals began at a young age. As a little girl her family had chickens, a horse and 2 cats. Her family now consist of her 20 year old son, dog Chevy (a.k.a. her other son) and cat Nova. Her passion for animals as well as the medical field makes this her dream job.
Emily joined Sawnee Animal Clinic's team in January 2017. She is currently in school for a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife and hopes to pursue a career in wildlife conservation. She has had a passion for all animals her whole life and is particularly fond of reptiles and amphibians. She has adopted a menagerie of scaly pets and a Shetland sheepdog named Skipper. When she isn't working, studying hard, or caring for her animals, she loves to go hiking and kayaking.