Pet Care Team

Our Pet Care Team in Canton

Leo the Cat

Leo Our Hospital Cat

Hello, Visitors! I am Leo and I own this place. I joined the team in 2014 after I was anonymously left at their front door in a box one night. The humans think they rescued me and that I am grateful for living here, but little do they know that I am really in control of all that goes on here.

You see, I am the eyes and the ears of this hospital. You may see me lounge in various places when you visit here. Even though it appears that I am sleeping, do not be fooled. I am watching closely to be sure that your pets are treated appropriately and that the team members do their job well.

When I am not working here, I enjoy searching for treasures in the trash cans of the offices. I also like to inspect everyone’s drinks and lunches and help myself to them when they are not watching. I do like to chat with your pets when they are here, and it is amazing to hear the various stories they have to tell! Feel free to look for me and say hello when you are here.

April

April Practice Manager

Hello, my name is April, and I am the Practice Manager at Riverstone Animal Hospital, joining the team in 2021. I have been in the management field for over a decade and am so excited to further develop my career with Riverstone. Hailing from North Georgia originally, I am delighted to be working directly with our beautiful community. I graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2008 with a business management degree and have been striving to develop my abilities ever since.

My husband and I married in 2005 and we live happily in Canton with our three lively and boisterous boys, every day is an adventure! We also are the proud parents of a 14-year-old pug, Cooper, he tolerates all the daily commotion like a champ! Our favorite past times are all the things we can do together as a family; camping, hiking, board games, and worshiping with our church family.

As the Practice Manager, my aspiration is to provide servant leadership to the team that incorporates our core values as a hospital. The total care we deliver is genuinely important, our mission as a team is to provide exceptional service and compassionate care with genuine respect. Every pet and client that walks through our doors is valued and we appreciate your choice to visit our hospital. Please do not hesitate to reach out if I can assist you in any way, it is truly my pleasure.

Laura Lane

Laura Registered Veterinary Technician and Client Communications Coordinator

Hi!  My name is Laura.  I am a Registered Technician and I have been a part of the Riverstone family since 2003. I have worked as a technician since 1998 and received my license back in 2005. I am most passionate about patient care but also making sure you and your pets are comfortable during your visit with us.

My family at home consists of two teenage boys, my son Logan and stepson Braden and my husband Mike. We share our home with an awesome German shorthaired pointer, Tucker that we adopted in 2018, Leo our rottweiler cocker spaniel mix that we acquired in 2009, two crazy sweet stubborn cats Smoochie and Gracie, and our newest addition Corona. He is a hypo citrus Bearded Dragon whom we bought home at the beginning of 2020.

When not working I enjoy camping, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, and basically spending time with family and friends.

Riverstone Animal Hospital is my second family and I feel so blessed to be a part of such and amazing team. I am here for you and your family, two legged children and four! Please let me know if there is anything that I cam do to make your experience with us the best. I look forward to meeting you!

Ashley

Ashley Client Service Representative

I have been in the animal industry for over 15 years.  Previously, I worked in management for a major animal retailer, eventually transitioning into the veterinary field. When I joined veterinary medicine I chose a specialty practice where I worked at the front desk and played a large role in client communications and management.  I joined Riverstone in 2017 and enjoy caring for our clients and their pets on a daily basis.  I am here to help you in any way you need and I will find a solution to any challenge that may present.

Animals have always been a true passion of mine. I’m currently owned by a small zoo, both furry and feathered. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, along with training and competing in dog sports.

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Devon Client Service Representative

Hi! My name is Devon, and I'm brand new to the veterinary field. I joined Riverstone Animal Hospital in 2016.  Before I joined the amazing team here at Riverstone, I was a retail manager. While I enjoyed what I did, I decided to leave the retail world to follow my dream of working with animals.

I have been married for two years and we have two beautiful girls! I'm also the proud mommy of three large rescue dogs. My husband and I would love to have our own animal rescue facility someday.

I am so proud to be part of the team here at Riverstone! The doctors and staff have so much compassion and love for animals. I feel right at home! I love getting to know all of the clients and patients, and I am so excited to get to know your pet!

Karen

Karen Client Service Representative

Hi! I’m Karen and I’ve recently returned to working with animals at Riverstone Animal Hospital in 2017 after years of retail and raising a family. I love animals! I really enjoy what I do and I love talking with our clients and getting to know them and their pets.

When I am not at Riverstone Animal Hospital I enjoy spending time with my husband and three daughters hiking, camping or just watching movies. We share our home with our dog Jackson and our cat Tabitha I look forward to serving you!

Kyla

Kyla Client Service Representative

Hi, my name is Kyla, I just recently came back to the Veterinary world after a 20-year absence. I enjoyed my previous career in the pediatric industry for eight years. Before that I was a stay-at-home mom. I have 3 beautiful children 25, 19, and 14 and I have one 4-year-old grandchild. When I am not working with all the fun-loving animals, I am watching my youngest play basketball. She plays all year round so I am definitely busy. I spend my spare time with my wonderful husband of 9 years.

I love being outdoors in the sunshine, planting flowers, swimming, and riding on my husband's motorcycle.  I am so blessed to be a part of the Riverstone Animal Hospital Family!! This place is absolutely amazing and full of love!

Jerica

Jerica Registered Veterinary Technician

Hi my name is Jerica and I am a registered veterinary technician.

I started my journey at Riverstone during my internship while pursuing my career as a vet tech at Gwinnett Technical College. After two months I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to become a full time vet tech here at Riverstone. I look forward to broadening my knowledge here and becoming close to all the clientele and their pets. I knew I always wanted to work with animals as a little girl. I started to fulfill that dream a year before I began college. That experience only made me want to pursue my career as a veterinary technician even more, so I changed directions in college and applied to Gwinnett Tech to become a registered vet tech.  I was so excited when I got accepted and I worked very hard for two years.  I graduated in May 2014 and I became licensed in August 2014! My favorite thing about being a vet tech is nursing care and constantly learning how to better care for your pets. I cannot picture myself working in any other field.

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Camille Registered Veterinary Technician

Hello, my name is Camille. I am a registered veterinary technician here at Riverstone. I have been with Riverstone since 2008, here is where my journey in the veterinary industry started. I worked my way up from kennel, eventually graduating from Gwinnett Technical College with my associates in veterinary technologies and becoming licensed in 2014. Being at Riverstone has only made my passion of caring and loving each pet and client that I meet grow by leaps and bounds. I love being able to connect with so many people and their pets daily.

If you don’t find me working, you can find me camping with my little family. I have a wonderful husband, two little girls who love animals as much as I do and two of the best dogs!  I look forward to meeting everyone during their visits with us!

Michelle

Michelle Registered Veterinary Technician

Hi! My name is Michelle, and I am a Registered Veterinary Technician. I joined the Riverstone team at the end of 2020. I am enjoying building relationships with the team, clients and of course all the fur babies! I am very passionate about our mission to serve His purpose while caring for you and your pet family. I started in the Veterinary industry in 2012 and received my degree in Veterinary Technology from Athens Technical College in 2018. Outside of work I am usually spending time with my husband and our daughter. We have three dogs and two horses; I love watching my daughter grow up with animals and care for them. I am also enjoying starting my plant collection, and I love being in the mountains.  My favorite part about being an RVT is patient care and working with pet owners. I am excited for each day to help you and your pets live the best life together!

Sam S

Sam S. Veterinary Assistant

Hello I am Sam! I have been with Riverstone Animal Hospital since October 2014. I started with the kennel team and have grown to work as a Veterinary assistant. I am always so happy to meet all your fur babies and of course the scaley ones too! During my free time I can usually be found hiking in the mountains with my fiancé and spending time with my fur kids. I have three dogs, two cats, two ferrets and four turtles! I am so excited to meet each and everyone one of you.

danyelle

Danyelle Veterinary Assistant

Hello! My name is Danyelle. I started working in the boarding facility here at Riverstone Animal Hospital in 2016. Over the years I have now become a Veterinary Assistant.  My greatest passion is working and interacting with all kinds of animals. This has been my passion for as long as I can remember!

I played basketball for the University of North Georgia before I graduated.  I now hope to follow my dream into Vet School to continue working with animals.

While I’m not at school or here at the facility, I enjoy playing sports, kayaking, hiking, and horseback riding.

I absolutely love caring for all of your animals and making them feel loved, safe, and comfortable during their stay here. I look forward to meeting you and your precious fur-babies!! If there is anything we can do to better their stay, please don’t hesitate to let us know! I look forward to seeing you soon!

The team that has been put together here at Riverstone is awesome! I couldn’t ask for a better place to grow. I look forward to coming to work every day and caring for your sweet fur babies, whether it be ball throwing and playing in the backyard or a gentle reassuring hand to soothe their worries.  Whatever they require I can promise you that myself and the rest of the team will do our very best to accommodate your pet’s visit with us.

Hanna

Hanna Veterinary Assistant

Hi! My name is Hanna, and I am a Veterinary Technician Assistant here at RAH. I started my journey here in September 2018. They say you never work a day in your life if you have a job you love, and whoever said that was right! My favorite thing about being here is getting to know all of you and your pets! The team here also makes my job easy as they are so supportive while I grow and learn.  I am very passionate about animals and have been ever since I was young. I have three dogs of my own, and their names are Toby, Maddox, and Bowser. In my spare time, I enjoy spoiling my fur babies and I cannot wait to get to know your fur babies and spoil them as well!

gabe

Gabe Veterinary Assistant

I joined Riverstone Animal Hospital in 2018. I have previous Veterinary experience working with a kennel team as well as a technician team. I love working with animals and have wanted to since I was young.

I have two Pitbulls, Remus, and Juno, as well as two cats, Koda and Khoshekh (from Welcome to Night Vale). Outside of work, I like to do arts and crafts, enjoy hiking with my dogs, and spend time with my family.

At Riverstone Animal Hospital, I am great at helping your pets feel safe and calm during their exams and procedures. Currently, I am pursuing a Registered Veterinary Technician degree. I am so excited to expand my medical knowledge and learn more about how treatments work.

The team at Riverstone is like nowhere else I have ever worked. I genuinely enjoy working with my team, they each bring something unique to our mission.

I cannot wait to meet you and your pets!

breonna

Breonna Veterinary Assistant

Hi, my name is Breonna! I have been with Riverstone Animal Hospital for four years. Animals have always been and will forever be my passion in life. Working at Riverstone has made me realize how much I truly love taking care of animals and getting to know and bond with clients. Working at Riverstone Animal Hospital I feel right at home, the doctors and Veterinary team are all very compassionate and friendly. It is also the best job I have ever had. I am a proud mother of a lovely, precious 5-year-old little girl and we share a home with our sweet kitty named Biscuit whom we love very much. When I am not at work, I like to spend my time with my family, my favorite thing to do is watch movies and just relax. I am here for you and your babies and look forward to meeting everyone during your visits with us!

Juliana

Juliana Kennel and Technician Assistant

Hi, my name is Juliana and I have been working here at RAH since 2018. I have been around animals my whole life and absolutely love being a helping hand with your pets and making sure that they are comfortable and receive the best care while here with us. It is truly a joy to care for your fur children alongside the best team I could ask for! I am currently set to study Biology in college and hope to enter a career in the medical field after I graduate. In my free time I love spending time outside with my two dogs and my cat.  It is always a pleasure connecting with you and your pets and I look forward to seeing you at RAH!

jayme

Jayme Kennel and Technician Assistant

Hi! I am Jayme and I have been at Riverstone since early 2020. I am a biology major at Reinhardt University and I lover everything about animals. I am the proud owner of 10 bunnies, and in my free time I enjoy taking them to shows all over the country! I look forward to bonding with your pets and caring for them truly brightens my day. On behalf of myself and the team, we look forward to caring for your pets in the best way possible!

josie

Josie Kennel and Technician Assistant

Hello! My name is Josie. I have been at RAH since 2019. I am currently about to graduate high school and follow my dream to become a paramedic. I have always dreamed of working in the medical field and working at RAH with you and your furry family members has made me more passionate about caring for pets and their owners. At home I have two Nigerian Dwarf goats, Millie, and Buckley. I also have my favorite pup, Bella, and two kitties, Otis, and Elvis. Elvis was rescued from Riverstone. I am excited to grow toward my goal of helping people and look forward to meeting you and your pets!

Hamza-Khan

Hamza Kennel Assistant

Hello! My Name is Hamza, and I am a Kennel Assistant at Riverstone Animal Hospital. I am new to the Veterinarian field and absolutely love the environment. I am very passionate about animals and caring for them!

I am currently in school to become a Registered Veterinary Technician and I am super excited at the possibility of furthering my education to help our animal friends. At home I have one very sassy cat and she is quite the handful! In my free time I enjoy boxing, reading, and preparing for school. I look forward to your visit and ensure you the best possible care!

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Annie Kennel Assistant

Hi! My name is Annisabelle (Annie) and I am a Kennel Assistant at Riverstone Animal Hospital. I began my journey at Riverstone in October of 2020 which was a crazy time I think for everyone. Deciding to take up a new opportunity working hands on for the first time with animals at Riverstone as a Kennel Assistant has been a blessing!

Before starting at Riverstone I interned at the Georgia Aquarium for three years. My experience there sparked my interest with wanting to work more closely with animals. Throughout my experience here I have realized how fond I am working alongside all the animals that come through our doors! Spending one on one time with any of our boarders is one of my favorite things to do. Getting to learn the behaviors and manners of each pet is truly eye opening, I sincerely learn each day.

My hope for my career path is to continue to be in the Veterinary Field. Working here and seeing the connection our doctors and technicians have with each client has influenced and motivated me to pursue my appreciation and love for animals of all kinds!

ashley

Ashley Kennel Assistant

Hi I am Ashley. I joined Riverstone Animal Hospital in 2021. I graduated from Kennesaw State University in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in biology. I plan to use my experience from Riverstone Animal Hospital to work toward a career in animal care with marine animals. I cannot wait to meet and care for all your fur babies and all non-fur babies as well!

Riley the Cat

Riley In Loving Memory

Our sweet Riley was Riverstone Animal Hospital’s first four-legged team member. He joined our team our opening year of 2002 and quickly became the heart and soul of RAH. He is well remembered for drinking out of the running faucets, falling asleep on our surgery table, leaving "presents" in various hidden places, and most of all for reminding us all to never forget to enjoy the moment.

He peacefully crossed the Rainbow Bridge in June of 2013 after a long-standing illness, surrounded by his friends and team members from RAH. Rest in peace, Riley. You live on in all of our hearts.