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Beth, Receptionist

Beth lives in Hiawassee, GA with her husband, Bob and their ragdoll family member, Calvin.  Beth was born and raised in the Tampa Bay area of Florida - a native Floridian is a rarity!  She loves to read, garden, and play the piano.  Beth has been with LCAH since 2016 and was thrilled to join the staff because of her great love of animals.     

My Furrbaby:   

Lori, Receptionist

Emily, Receptionist

Betsy, Receptionist


Justin, Veterinary Assistant

Justin was born in Kennesaw, Georgia, but has lived in Towns County since the fifth grade.  All of his family is here in northeast Georgia and he graduated from Towns County High School in 1999.  He has two children, Arien and Ayden .  Justin has 18 years experience in the veterinary assistant field, with thirteen of those years here at LCAH (he has been here since opening day). Justin states about his work, “there is nothing like the feeling that you get when you have made a client smile because Fluffy is going home.”  Fishing and hunting are his hobbies outside of work and he loves spending time in the woods camping with the family.

Nikki, Veterinary Assistant

Nikki was born in Massachusetts, moved to South FL in 1992 and recently made her home here in Hayesville in August of 2016.  She has a boyfriend of 6 years, a daughter, a son and one furry child, Will, a 6-year-old French Mastiff.  Nikki has been working in veterinary medicine for 17 years and loves everything about it.  As she puts it "Where else can you play with pets all day?"      

Trey, Veterinary Assistant

Trey was born and raised in Fort Myers FL but has lived in Hayesville NC for 15 years. He is married and has two growing children. He has been working as a veterinary assistant for several years and loves working with animals. He is also currently going to school to be a paramedic and get a degree in emergency medical science. In his spare time, Trey likes to go fishing, play video games, and hang out with his family. They currently have 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a rabbit which he says is always subject to change.

Jennifer, Veterinary Assistant

Ella, Veterinary Assistant

Micaela, Veterinary Assistant

Dillon, Veterinary Assistant

Amber, Veterinary Assistant

Judi, Administrative Assistant

Judi lives in Hayesville, North Carolina with her husband, Steve, their two part-Maine Coon indoor cats, and two outdoor rescue cats.  They also have three grown sons, three daughter-in-laws, and seven grandchildren.  Judi has been at LCAH since 2012 and has done many things while here, starting out as a kennel assistant, but currently working on the administrative duties of the hospital. You may see Judi sometimes assist with a pet, or help with the grooming, and even at the front desk as a receptionist and answering the phones.  Judi helps keep all of us organized.  She has worked in children’s dentistry, home schooled her children, as a string instrument music teacher, and as a secretary.  She loves to garden and go camping. 

 My Furrbabies:      

Linda, Hospital Manager

Linda comes to us with husband and cat from Sequim, WA.  She brings with her many years of hospital management experience plus both a Bachelor of Science degree from the US Air Force Academy and a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Washington State University.  Her background includes 11 years as an intelligence officer in the Air Force, including tours in Greece, Japan, and England, being an account manager at a guest house in Israel, owning 2 bookstores, managing a hearth and home store, and starting up a kettle corn business.

Linda says she moved here because of our area’s natural beauty, the friendly people, and the warm, non-rainy (not Seattle) weather.  This move also allowed her to check off a bucket list item by buying a house on Lake Chatuge.  On her days off you will likely find her paddling around the lake, hiking nearby trails, or sitting in her gazebo with a sweet tea and good book.