Sheila was born and raised in Hialeah, Florida. After marrying her husband,Mike, they moved to Daytona Beach. While living in Florida, many of their vacations were to the North Georgia mountains and they eventually relocated to Oakwood in 1998. Sheila's employment background includes many years in management in the resort industry in central and south Florida, but her passion since childhood has been animals. This passion led to a career change in 2001 when she accepted the position of Hospital Manager at Gainesville Veterinary Hospital. Sheila and Mike now reside in the North Georgia mountains with a very active household of pets. Sheila enjoys writing, sketching, rescuing strays, and spending time outdoors.
Cathy was born and raised locally here in Gainesville, GA. She has an extensive background in the hospitality industry in Georgia, including significant spent in marketing and management of various hotels. She decided that her life needed a change and has always had a desire to work with animals, so she now enjoys interacting with the patients and clients at Gainesville Veterinary Hospital. Cathy is a very active person and her favorite past time is competitive running. She has competed in numerous marathons and half marathons. She also enjoys sewing, reading and spending time with family. Part of that family is her two beloved dogs Sienna, a dachshund, and Stella, a yorkie.
Born in Maryland and raised in Florida and Georgia, Amy has had a love for animals since before she could walk. She began riding show horses at the early age of five. She only gave up her passion when she found an even greater passion in her husband David, and followed him across the country as he served in the Army. They raised a son and a daughter during this time and have been happily married for over 23 years. They currently have several furry family members, a Schnauzer, two cats and a lop-eared rabbit. Amy enjoys volunteering as an audio/video technician at her church where her husband and daughter enjoy singing on the praise team.
Robyn grew up near Auburn, Alabama and moved to Gainesville in 2016. Prior to moving to Gainesville, she began working for a veterinarian during college and fell in love with the field. As of today, Robyn has worked in the veterinary field for over 20 years where she has worked as a receptionist, veterinary technician and in management but truly enjoys customer service and making sure that our clients are taken care of as well as their babies. In her spare time, Robyn enjoys random road trips to explore new areas and spending time with her wife Christy, her daughter Payton and their 4-legged children Ellie(Beagle mix), Ava(Golden Doodle) and Oliver(Best kitty ever).
Norma was born in Mexico but raised in Gainesville and is a graduate of East Hall High School. After graduation she found herself drawn to working with animals and began working at our hospital 2020. Norma is fluent in both Spanish and English and excels as our primary interpreter. She spends most of her non-working hours with her cat "Remy" and enjoys the outdoors gardening, hiking, and jogging at nearby parks.
Born in Guanajuato, Mexico and raised in Gainesville, Georgia, Nancy has had a passion for animals since she can remember. She joined our team here at Gainesville Veterinary Hospital in early 2020. In her spare time Nancy enjoys spending time with her husband, son and daughter. She also loves reading books & doing some dog grooming. Her fur family includes a Doberman named Rocky and a Bichon mix named Benito.
Brittney was born and raised in rural North Georgia and prefers to live in the country rather than the city. She graduated from Athens Technical College in 2013 with an Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology. Since graduation she has been a Registered Veterinary Technician in Georgia at several veterinary hospitals, and joined Gainesville Veterinary Hospital in 2021. When Brittney is at home, she enjoys hiking but also relaxing with friends and family. She currently has one Chihuahua, several chickens, and many other pocket pets.
Michelle was born in Pennsylvania, but grew up in sunny Florida. She came to Georgia in 1992 to pursue a degree in Biology at Georgia College. After graduation Michelle was drawn to veterinary medicine and began work as a veterinary assistant. She joined the team at Gainesville Veterinary Hospital in 2002 and has been caring for Gainesville's pets with a loving and kind attitude every year. Michelle currently lives in Dahlonega with her numerous dogs and cats.
Shy was originally born in Puerto Rico but was raised in Miami. For the last five years she has called Gainesville her home. She moved to Gainesville with her husband and loves the wonderfull seasons of our area. Her work with animals has been a life long dream and like many of our staff members she has acquired many furry friends. She currently has two dogs, Spike and Rosie, and two cats, MooMoo and Freya. Shy enjoys conversation with those around her so if you hear laughing and singing, you know Shy is nearby.
Born and raised in Georgia, Charlene has always had an affinity for animals and has worked in the veterinary field for over 17 years. She is married but her only child is her dog, Little Girl, who is a 13-year-old terrier. Charlene joined Gainesville Veterinary Hospital in the Fall of 2020 as a Veterinary Assistant. When not taking care of animals Charlene enjoys working in her flower beds, sewing/embroidery, boating and camping, and spending time with her family.
Lance is currently a patient care assistant at Gainesville Veterinary Hospital. He was born in Steubenville Ohio, raised in Texas, and later graduated from Chestatee High School in Gainesville in 2019. Lance is currently advancing his knowledge of animal care by taking an online certification course for veterinary assistants. When not at work he loves to spend time with his pets; three lovely fur babies: two cats and one dog. Hagrid is a mastiff boxer mix, Oreo and Gizmo are both tuxedo cats.