Our Careteam

Judy

Practice Manager

Judy was a client of Dr. Bowen’s long before she became an employee. She was especially struck by the way Dr. Bowen and his team offered her own beloved dog compassionate and selfless care during particularly difficult times—when the opportunity arose for her to use her management background as a member of the hospital team, Judy jumped at the chance! She’s been the team’s Practice Manager since the summer of 2004.

Judy grew up here in Georgia on a 40-acre farm. She began her career as a dental assistant and also previously served as a Business Office Manager for a pair of ambulatory surgery centers, juggling her career while also becoming her grandson’s legal guardian in the summer of 2003. Shortly afterward, Judy decided to make a change to allow more time to focus on her family—that’s when she jumped headfirst into the veterinary world and became part of The Ark Animal Hospital family!

In her spare time, Judy enjoys camping, baking, reading, working in her yard, completing home-improvement projects, and spending time with her family. Along with her husband of more than 30 years and their two grandsons, Judy shares her home with three wonderful dogs and a cat.

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Angel

Reception Team Leader

Angel has felt an instinct to nurture those in need ever since she was a young girl, whether it was a family member, a stranger, or a stray animal. For her, working as a veterinary professional offers the best of both worlds—she gets to tend to the pets she loves while making a true difference in the lives of the area’s families!

Originally from Paulding County, Angel previously worked in a childcare center before entering the field of veterinary medicine. She heard from The Ark Animal Hospital’s very own Judy that a position had opened here at the clinic—Angel didn’t waste any time. It was only a few weeks later that she was hired on as a member of the hospital family! She’s been here since 2005 and now serves as the reception staff’s Team Leader. Angel especially likes helping to bring new puppies and kittens into the world, and she’s passionate about keeping things in order behind the scenes to help the hospital run smoothly day in and day out.

Angel enjoys spending her free time away from the office reading great books and spending time with her family and dog at home. She and her husband, Chris, have two wonderful daughters named Abby and Carly, and the family shares their lives with Skye the German Shepherd.

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Carol

Receptionist

Carol owns pets herself—she knows just how much our animal companions’ love and loyalty means. For her, being able to do her part to help others continue to enjoy their pets’ company is a dream come true! Carol serves as one of The Ark Animal Hospital’s front-desk staff.

Carol is originally from Winter Haven, Florida; it was in a clinic there that her pet-care journey began. She received training in all areas of the hospital.

Carol and her family moved to Powder Springs, Georgia after living in Florida, and she was happy to join the hospital team in the summer of 2017. One of her favorite parts of the work is the fast-paced nature of her job; Carol finds that she’s always staying on her toes!

At home, Carol and her family share their lives with three dogs and a pair of loveable cats.

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Harriett

Receptionist

Harriett has had a soft spot for animals her entire life; for her, nothing beats being able to do her part to improve their health and well-being. Now, she’s been serving pets and animal owners as one of The Ark Animal Hospital’s talented receptionists for over 16 years!

Harriett has worked here at the hospital since 2001, when she first started bringing her own pets to see Dr. Bowen. She’s been a member of the clinic family ever since! Harriett’s favorite part of the job is interacting one-on-one with clients who visit the hospital.

At home, Harriett and her family live with a few pets of their own. She shares her life with an adorable Pitbull, Coleman, as well as two Yorkies named Brody and Lucy Cole.

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Jodie

Receptionist

As a little girl, Jodie would constantly bring home injured or stray animals and do her best to nurse them back to health or find them a home. Her fascination with animal care has persisted to this day—she’s now been a pet-care professional for more than 17 years! Jodie is proud to help the pets and animal owners of this area as a front-desk receptionist here at the clinic.

Jodie is a Georgia native and first applied for a kennel assistant position to get her foot in the door of the veterinary world. She’s been in the business ever since! After hearing about an open position here at The Ark Animal Hospital from a friend of hers, Jodie was happy to join the team in February of 2005.

Away from work, Jodie likes reading and writing, drawing, and spending quality time with her family. She and her husband have four daughters and three beautiful grandchildren, and also share their home with a pair of dogs and four cats.

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Sonia

Receptionist

Having owned pets herself for many years, Sonia is no stranger to the companionship, loyalty, and love that our animal friends provide. Being able to nurture those bonds for others is a dream come true for her! Sonia helps pets and animal owners on a daily basis as one of the hospital’s receptionists.

Sonia was born and raised in Texas, and began her journey in animal medicine there at a mobile veterinary clinic. She then moved to a small single-doctor clinic before relocating to Georgia and joining The Ark Animal Hospital’s compassionate care team. Sonia loves to greet new pet owners upon their arrival to the hospital, and she’s particularly fond of helping to socialize the area’s puppies and kittens.

In her free time, Sonia likes reading, catching up on her favorite Netflix shows, and hiking with her dog. She shares her home with Harrison, a Border Collie/Labrador mix, as well as two cats: an eternally grumpy tuxedo cat named Olaf and the care-free Henry, an orange tabby.

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Trianna

Hospital Team Leader

Trianna’s mother would bring home various creatures from the local emergency facility when Trianna was a young girl. She grew up helping to rehabilitate everything from squirrels and raccoons to deer and birds of prey! For her, putting her passion for animals to good use as a veterinary professional simply makes sense—Trianna keeps things running smoothly as the Team Leader here at The Ark Animal Hospital.

Trianna is originally from Douglas County, Georgia, where she began training and showing horses competitively at a young age. She would continue on to train and condition horses at multiple horse farms in the area, and also worked alongside her mother at their very own boarding, grooming, and training facility for several years.

When Trianna heard from a friend that The Ark Animal Hospital was hiring, she jumped at the chance to help the area’s pets while shortening her own commute to work—she joined the hospital team shortly afterward and hasn’t looked back since. Her favorite part of the job is seeing a healthy patient’s happy demeanor after receiving treatment and being reunited with their loving owner.

Trianna’s interests outside of animal care include traveling, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her family and her menagerie of pets. She and her young daughter enjoy caring for animals at their family’s miniature ranch, where they house four horses, a miniature donkey, a miniature horse, tortoises, an Amazon parrot, a barn cat, and five dogs. At home, they share their lives with three dogs, a Holland lop rabbit, beta fish, a crested gecko as well as two leopard geckos, a bearded dragon, and a goat.

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Becca

Veterinary Technician

Ever since she was a little girl, Becca knew that she would one day work with animals in one form or another. For her, making a difference in the life of a creature with no ability to articulate what’s wrong is extremely rewarding—she’s been chasing that passion all her life! Becca serves as one of the hospital’s Veterinary Technicians.

Becca is from Cleveland, Ohio and attended a private university there as a pre-vet major before transferring to Bowling Green State University to study biology. It was during her studies that she started working as a Technician for a local animal hospital—she’s been a veterinary professional ever since. After graduating with honors, Becca returned home for a time then relocated here to Georgia. Shortly afterward, she was thrilled to join The Ark Animal Hospital family as a Veterinary Technician!

Most of Becca’s free time away from work is spent caring for her wonderful young daughter, Temperance Jane. She looks forward to adding a few pets to the family as soon as she has the space!

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Jessica U.

Veterinary Technician

Jessica’s path to becoming a veterinary professional is different than most. She was very young when a pack of four dogs attacked her, injuring her quite seriously. Understandably, she wasn’t fond of our canine companions while growing up—for Jessica, the only way to get over her fear was to face it. Four plastic surgeries and a great deal of determination later, she decided to work with animals hands-on! Now, she’s proud to serve the area’s pets and animal owners as a member of The Ark Animal Hospital team.

Originally from Ohio, Jessica grew up in Breman, Georgia and has lived in the area ever since. Her journey in animal-care started when she became a Kennel Assistant at another practice—before long, she wanted to learn more and advance in the field of animal care. Jessica became a part of the hospital family in the fall of 2017, and couldn’t be happier to continue growing as a pet-care professional alongside her talented and compassionate fellow team members.

Away from work, Jessica enjoys shooting bows and guns, fishing in the great outdoors, and spending quality time with her family. She and her husband, Joey, have a son named Cole and share their lives with two dogs—Sock, who likes to run off more than she should; and the much better-behaved Mae Mae—as well as a feisty bearded dragon named Spryo.

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Lanette

Veterinary Technician

Lanette can’t remember a time when she didn’t adore the company of pets. For her, caring for animals as a veterinary professional is a way of life! She serves pets and their owners as one of The Ark Animal Hospital’s Veterinary Technicians.

Lanette is originally from Mableton and began her animal-care journey just out of high school at a clinic in Powder Springs. She’s been caring for pets professionally ever since—in total, Lanette has served as a Veterinary Technician for nearly 30 years! She joined The Ark Animal Hospital family in December of 2012.

When time permits away from work, Lanette enjoys camping and hiking in the great outdoors and spending quality time with her family. She and her teenaged son share their lives with two dogs, a cat, and three pet birds.

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Samantha

Veterinary Technician

Samantha stumbled across the field of veterinary medicine by happy accident—while looking for a job after college, she secured an interview for an open Veterinary Assistant positon. It didn’t take Samantha long to realize that her lifelong passion for animals and her interest in medicine made veterinary care the perfect choice of career! She now gets to tend to pets every day as a member of The Ark Animal Hospital team.

Samantha grew up overseas thanks to her mother’s career in the United States Navy. Her veterinary journey began when she signed on at a small family animal clinic; next, she moved to a larger hospital with the same doctor. After several years helping pets there, Samantha felt the need for a change—that’s when she joined the team here at The Ark Animal Hospital. One of her favorite parts of the job is performing dental cleanings because of the attention to detail that’s required, and she also loves to educate clients about the importance of vaccination and heartworm preventatives.

At home, Samantha and her fiancé live with two loveable dogs, Athena and Chloe. When she isn’t spending time with her own pets or tending to the needs of animals here at the hospital, Samantha enjoys crafting, reading, and hiking. So far, her most memorable hiking experience involved trekking three hours to the top of Mount Etna in Italy—getting to see lava and snow mixing in the volcano’s crater made the journey well worth it!

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Steph

Veterinary Technician

One morning while taking her daughter to school, Steph happened across a dog who had just had an unfortunate run-in with a vehicle. She immediately pulled over and helped the owner get her pet to the nearest veterinarian—it didn’t take Steph long to realize that she, too, wanted to be one of the people helping to save pets’ lives! Now, she gets to do just that as a member of The Ark Animal Hospital family.

Steph is from Powder Springs, and began her animal-care journey as a receptionist for a grooming and boarding facility. Next, she delved into the medical side of the pet-care world by working for a mobile veterinarian to administer pets’ annual vaccinations. In early 2016, Steph joined the team here at The Ark Animal Hospital, where she gets to work hands-on with the area’s companions on a daily basis. Medically, she’s fond of microscopy and radiology work. Most of all, she loves to meet new pet owners and their adorable cohorts during every shift.

Outside of work, Steph likes to shop, make crafts, and spend quality time with her family at home. She and her husband have two children, Alex and Ryleigh, as well as a pair of loveable dogs who go by Bear and Ty.

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Jamie W.

Veterinary Assistant

Jamie’s passion for animal care has persisted since childhood—for her, another choice of career simply wouldn’t make sense. She’s been working hands-on with animals all her life, and is happy to continue her journey as a member of The Ark Animal Hospital’s talented care team!

A native of Paulding County, Jamie was only 15 years old when she started working at a local grooming salon. (She still works there occasionally when she’s not tending to pets here at the hospital!) In the summer of 2016, she joined The Ark Animal Hospital team as a member of the kennel staff—within six months, she was receiving on-the-job training to become a Veterinary Assistant.

Jamie’s favorite part of her job is interacting directly with the area’s loving pet owners and their beloved companions. She’s also fond of learning new care techniques on a daily basis and passing that knowledge on to animal parents.

Jamie has two grown sons and a pair of wonderful grandsons, as well as another grandbaby on the way. At home, she shares her life with one pet: a dog named Labam.

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Jessie

Veterinary Assistant

As a little girl growing up in Marietta, Georgia, Jessie was constantly trying to take in stray animals and help injured critters she would come across. Her passion simply didn’t quit! She’s known that she wanted to help pets professionally ever since she was young—Jessie continues to live her dream as a member of The Ark Animal Hospital family and has now worked in the veterinary field for 16 fulfilling years.

Jessie began her veterinary career as a bather and Kennel Assistant. After a year, she transitioned into the examination rooms, where she learned the ropes of drawing blood and running laboratory tests. It didn’t take long for her to realize that her passion lay in the medical side of the animal-care world. Jessie has been a Veterinary Assistant ever since—she joined The Ark Animal Hospital team in March of 2016 and couldn’t be happier. She’s currently enrolled at Penn Foster College and will earn her Veterinary Technician’s license in the very near future!

When time permits between work and her school studies, Jessie likes to read, hunt and fish, swim, and spend time with her family and pets at home. She has a daughter named Evelynn and a son named Nathaniel, and the family shares their home with four dogs—Mommy Dog, Ruby, Sadie, and Darly—as well as a pair of cats who go by Popcorn and Danica.

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Jamie S.

Kennel Technician

Jamie’s mother used to work as a kennel assistant and veterinary assistant, and she’s always wanted to follow in her footsteps and do her part to better the lives of animals. Here at The Ark Animal Hospital, she gets to do just that! Jamie serves as one of the clinic’s Kennel Technicians.

Jamie moved to Georgia recently and became a member of The Ark Animal Hospital team shortly afterward. She finds that her favorite part of the job is getting to connect personally with the animals she cares for, and she’s especially fond of helping nervous animals feel more comfortable. For Jamie, being surrounded by pets on a daily basis proves quite relaxing!

Most of Jamie’s time away from work is spent around animals as well. She has five rescued pets of her own at home—a Chihuahua named John and four lovable cats—and also gives her time to fostering efforts and freelance animal rescue work.

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Kristy

Groomer

Kristy has always had a creative streak, and she’s adored animals ever since she can remember. What better way to combine her artistic sensibilities and her love of pets than by serving as a professional pet groomer? Kristy is proud to help the pets of the area look their absolute best as a member of The Ark Animal Hospital team.

Kristy is a Georgia native and began her career at a local pet supply store. Through her work there, she was able to attend grooming school and receive her professional certifications. Now, she’s a proud member of The Ark Animal Hospital family and particularly loves meeting new clientele—four-and two-legged!—on a daily basis.

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Cathy

Groomer

Cathy has been an artist all her life. Coupled with her love of animals, a career spent helping pets to look their absolute best is the perfect choice for her! She’s the resident Pet Groomer here at The Ark Animal Hospital.

Cathy lived in Cleveland, Ohio for most of her life before relocating to this area and joining The Ark Animal Hospital family in August of 2017. She especially enjoys meeting new pets and their loving owners—nothing beats the look on a pet parent’s face when they first see their freshly styled companion!

When she’s not caring for pets here at the hospital or creating art at home, Cathy likes to spend time with family; she has a daughter and two wonderful grandchildren. Cathy also shares her home with a spunky Havanese, Benji.

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