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Our Staff

A Dedicated Staff:

We’ve helped thousands of patients, from canine athletes and working dogs to beloved family pets.

AZRA AHMIC
Referral Coordinator

Azra serves as a resource for our clients to help facilitate the needs of their pet.  Azra completed a veterinary technician program in her native country Bosnia before moving to the United States in 1998.  Azra joined Northlake in 2014 with over 14 years of experience in specialty veterinary customer service.  Azra enjoys listening to music (metal), reading, and spending time with her family, friends, and three cats (Jinxy, Cody, and Stella).
MELANIE GREEN
Registered Veterinary Tech.
Referral Coordinator

Melanie graduated from The Ohio State University in 2010 with a Bachelors in Dairy Science and Agribusiness, and also from Columbus State Community College, with a degree in Veterinary Applied Sciences. Melanie has over 15 years of experience from general, specialty, and emergency practices. In her spare time, Melanie is a manager at the Avondale Estates Farmers Market, and enjoys running, going to festivals, and hanging out with her dogs.
MANDY BRODY, CCRA
Registered Veterinary Tech.
Certified Rehabilitation Assistant

Mandy graduated from Gwinnett Technical College in 2005 with a Degree in Applied Sciences – Veterinary Technology. She completed her certification in Canine Rehabilitation in 2016. Mandy is an avid sports fan (especially college football), and excellent photographer, and enjoys spending time with her dog Titus.
GEORGE CARLETON, CCRA
Registered Veterinary Tech.
Certified Rehabilitation Assistant

George joined Northlake in 2008 after years of operating his own business as a finish carpenter. George graduated from Gwinnett Technical College in 2013 with a Degree in Applied Sciences – Vet Technology. George completed his Certification in Canine Rehabilitation in 2015. George and his wife Christy have dogs named Lexi and Rooney, and a small but growing herd of cats.
KATIE BRYSON
Registered Veterinary Tech.

Katie joined Northlake in 2011 with 6 years of experience in general veterinary practice. Katie graduated from Gwinnett Technical College in 2005 with a Degree in Applied Sciences – Veterinary Technology. Katie enjoys spending time with her husband Juan, her dogs Maisy and Lady, and her cat Limpy.
KEBORA WEIR
Veterinary Tech. Assistant

Kebora joined Northlake in 2016 through our work-study internship program. She is a 2015 graduate of UGA with a degree in Animal Science. Kebora is currently taking classes at Georgia State before applying to veterinary school. When she is not studying, Kebora enjoys watching horror movies and lots of college football.
MICHELE JONES-DOWDY
Registered Veterinary Tech.

Michele joined Northalke in 2007, with 5 years of experience in general veterinary practice and 10 years experience in internal medicine specialty practice. Michele and her husband are busy with their two sons, one dog, and three cats.
CATHY VIAN
Registered Veterinary Tech.

Cathy was trained in the United States Army, where she achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant.  Cathy acquired 6 years of experience in Emergency Medicine before joining Northlake in 1994.  Cathy enjoys gardening, home improvement projects, family, and spending time with her dog Buddy and fleet of cats.
LAUREN SURMIK
Registered Veterinary Tech.

Lauren is a 2014 graduate of Gwinnett Technical College earning a degree in Applied Sciences – Veterinary Technology. Lauren also has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Georgia Southern University in 2003. Lauren enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan, their three dogs and cat. She also enjoys being outdoors, traveling, competing in mud runs, training in Kali, and playing soccer.
ALEXIS CHILDRESS
Certified Veterinary Assistant

Alexis joined Northlake in 2016 with 3 years experience in general veterinary practice. She graduated from Animal Behavior College in 2013 as a certified veterinary assistant. Alexis is currently attending Georgia State University to pursue her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts Degree in Photography. Alexis enjoys hiking, reading and spending time with her dog, Halo.
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