Lab Technician/Assistant Staff

Vanessa, Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) Lab Manager

Vanessa started working at Allatoona, one of our sister hospitals, in 2002. She possesses the unique combination of tremendous technical experience with compassionate customer service. She has been part of the veterinary industry since 1998. She has a special interest and aptitude for ultrasound and chemotherapy, and strongly believes in the importance of the human-animal bond. Her staff strives for excellence and high level medical and surgical care. Vanessa enjoys spending time with her family, her dog Riley and  her cat Emmett.




Michelle – Lab Assistant

Michelle has been working with animals since 2005. She started working for Trickum Ridge in June 2011 as a tech assistant. She splits her time between Trickum Ridge and our sister hospitals Etowah Veterinary Hospital and Waleska Animal Hospital. She has a handsome but hyper reverse brindle boxer named Apollo and also has a 90 gallon salt water fish tank. In her spare time, she enjoys going on hikes with her husband, traveling and being with her family.




Anna- Lab Assistant

Anna started working at Trickum Ridge as a Lab Assistant in January 2018.






Sarah –  Lab Assistant

Sarah started working at Trickum Ridge as a Kennel Assistant in 2015. She was promoted to Kennel Manager in 2016. Sarah has one Pit Bull mix dog named Bella.






Andi – Kennel Team Leader

Andi started working at Trickum Ridge in February 2017. She studied linguistics at the University of Georgia and is now pursuing a career of working with animals. She has two dogs- a dachshund named Gogol and a lab mix named Micah. In her free time she enjoys making music and spending time with her family.





Administrative and Property Maintenance

Lisa – Practice Manager

Lisa started as the Practice Manager in June 2000. She attended Purdue University and received a certificate in Practice Management. She is married and has one daughter and two grandsons. Her pet family includes Luke, a Great Dane mix and two cats Mew Tin and Slater. In her free time, she enjoys boating on the lake and entertaining friends.




Tammy – Human Resource Manager

Tammy started working at Etowah Veterinary Inc. as the Human Resource Manager in 1998. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband; traveling, riding motorcycles, and scuba diving. She has one daughter, two step sons, and two grandchildren. She also has a cat named Simon.





Frankie – Inventory Manager

Frankie started working for Etowah Veterinary Inc. as the Inventory Manager in January 2015. She has two boys, Jake and Chase, and a crazy Shiba Inu named Tucker. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies and being outside.



Larry – Property Maintenance

Larry has been doing contract work for our practice since 2010 and recently joined the us as a full time employee.