Our Pet Care Team in Canton
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 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 our dog, Snow; she has a blast with the kids! Our favorite pastimes 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 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 O. Client Service Representative
Hi, I’m Ashley. I have been in various roles across the animal industry for over 15 years. I joined the Riverstone Animal Hospital team back in the fall of 2017. Prior to my time here, I spent many years working in specialty veterinary medicine as a veterinary assistant, eventually transitioning into practice management. Here at Riverstone, you’ll normally see me assisting you and your pets at the front desk.
When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, along with dog training and competing in dog sports. When it comes to my own animals, I am currently owned by a small zoo, both furry and feathered. Animals have always been a passion of mine and I feel very blessed to be able to work in a field that I love. I look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your pets.
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 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!
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.
Heather Registered Veterinary Technician
Hello! I started working at Riverstone in February 2023. I have worked in the veterinary field as an assistant since 2016 and received my AAS in Veterinary Technology and Veterinary Technician license in August of 2022.
I have a built-in magnet for animals. From dogs, to horses, to snakes, birds, rabbits and cats, I love them all and enjoy the constant learning and growth that comes with veterinary medicine. The snuggles are a great bonus too!
I love the compassion and care that the Riverstone team extends to its patients, clients, and fellow coworkers, and the opportunities provided to grow as a technician in the field. My favorite part of being in the veterinary field is definitely the surgical aspect of it.
When not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter. Hiking, drawing, and DIY projects are some of my favorite ways to fill my weekends. We share our home with 2 dogs, a cur mix named Ivy, a Doberman named Mojo and a cat named Tonks
I am so excited to be a part of the Riverstone family and look forward to meeting both you and your pets.
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 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 enjoy 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 two kids and being involved at church. I have two dogs, Rocco and Zoie. I love being in the mountains and taking in the scenery. 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. Veterinary Assistant
Hello! My name is Sam. My journey with Riverstone started October of 2014 with the kennel team. I eventually grew more knowledge and had the best training from this to become a veterinary assistant.
I always had a love for animals and wanted to put my time towards caring for them and their owners' needs no matter what the case may be. I am very passionate about taking care of your fur babies when they need to come in for a surgery or dental cleaning. I will always do my very best to keep them comfortable, safe, and calm while they are in our building.
I have two crazy hound dogs that keep me on my toes. Also I have two Kitties, 6 ducks and one chicken. And I'm sure there will be many more in my future.
Outside of the hospital I am either working on making earrings and soap. I spend a lot of time at the local markets during the spring and summer. I spend a lot of my time working in my yard or hiking when the weather is too pretty to be stuck inside.
It has been a pleasure taking care of all the pets that have walked through our doors all these years. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you and of course your precious fur and or scaley baby.
Hanna Veterinary Assistant
Hi! My name is Hanna and I have been working at Riverstone Animal Hospital since September of 2018! I own two dogs named Maddox and Bowser, and a kitty named Miku. I chose to work in the animal field as animals have always been a passion of mine ever since I was young. I enjoy working at Riverstone because the staff is truly amazing, I enjoy how supportive everyone is, and how we are treated and cared for as individuals. I personally love getting to know every client and patient that walks through the door! In my free time, I enjoy working out, spending time with friends and family, and modeling!
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 my cat, 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. 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 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!
Ashley W. Veterinary Technician
Hi, I’m Ashley. I joined Riverstone animal hospital in 2021 as a kennel assistant. I started working at Riverstone to gain experience working with animals, but along the way Riverstone has become much more than a stepping stone to greater things. I have found a true passion of mine. I am so lucky to be able to share that passion with each and every client and pet I meet. I am currently in school to become a registered veterinary technician.
When I’m not at work, I’m caring for my little zoo that I have at home. This zoo includes: four bearded dragons, a dog, a cat, a turtle, and three fish.
I can’t wait to meet you guys and care for all your fur babies and non-fur babies!!
Danielle Veterinary Technician
Hello! My name is Danielle. I’ve been working at Riverstone for just over a year. I started working in the animal field to fulfill my love for animals and helping animals. My childhood family veterinarian offered me a job at 17 and I’ve been working with animals ever since. I love everyone I work with and the environment that I work in is amazing. I have a passion for surgery and wound repairs. In my free time, I will normally be at the gym or riding my horses or I’ll be hanging out with my pitty mix named Millie, my cat named Noodle, and two horses named Comanche and Cash.
Rachel Kennel Lead
Hi, my name is Rachel! I started at Riverstone in August of 2021 as a client service representative then transitioned into my current role as Kennel Lead at the beginning of 2023. I come from a background of music education, but have worked in the veterinary field off and on since 2018. As a dog mom myself, I genuinely love being able to assist pet owners in the healthcare of their babies daily. Many people say their coworkers are like family, but the team we have here at Riverstone is truly the most welcoming and supportive environment I’ve worked in. In my free time, I enjoy needle crafts, reading, kayaking, camping, and hiking with my dog, Gimli.
Addi Kennel Technician
Hello, I’m Addi! I’ve been at Riverstone since the summer of 2022 after working at a doggy daycare for a while. I realized that I wanted to further my career in the animal field and got my vet assistant certification. The environment here at Riverstone is great, but my favorite part of being here is definitely making the pets cozy, and letting their parents know that they’re in great hands! When I’m not working, I take my dog, Gemma, anywhere she’s able to go! She’s a rescue that was very skittish, but after some socialization and training, she doesn’t know how to leave people alone! I love having friends over to visit my home and visiting with their pets as well. I can’t wait to meet you and your pets!
Shyella Client Service Representative
Hello! My name is Shyella and I’ve been working as a Client Service Representative at Riverstone Animal Hospital since July of 2022. I started working with animals very early on at the age of 14 and never really stopped! I’ve worked in hospitals, doggy daycares, and pet stores from being a kennel technician to a general manager. What sets Riverstone Animal Hospital apart for me, is the integrity each and every person who works alongside me portrays. It’s incredible to work in a place where everyone in every department cares so whole-heartedly for our clients and their pets, and I could not ask to work with a better team of people. I’m most passionate about helping our clients be advocates for their pets and helping them find comfort and answers. As someone who has a diabetic cat with plenty of medical mysteries, I can 100% say that our doctors will never give up on your pets, and that’s what is important. When I’m not working, I am searching thrift stores with my boyfriend for our newest furniture-flip-project, or I’m relaxing at home, reading true crime novels alongside my cats: Alfie, Lizzie, and Malakai as well as my dog, Bandit. I can’t wait to meet all of you and your pets!
Kaitlyn Kennel Technician
Hello! My name is Kaitlyn and I’ve been a Kennel Technician with Riverstone Animal Hospital since September 2022. I have always had animals growing up from dogs and cats to goats and horses and I’ve had a desire to help animals since I was little, and I feel so lucky to get to follow that dream at Riverstone. I love working here because the staff is absolutely amazing and do everything we can for each other and our clients. In my free time I spend my time with my horse Monte and hanging out with my friends and family. I also enjoy playing with my blue heeler, Rosealynn, and my sweet little cat Willow. I can’t wait to meet your pets!
Ashley R.W. Veterinary Technician
Hi, my name is Ashley and I’ve been in the veterinary field for 5 years. I joined the Riverstone team at the end of 2022 as a Veterinary Technician and am excited to continue my veterinary career here. I recently graduated from Auburn University and am currently pursuing my masters degree in Poultry Science through Texas A and M. In my free time I love spending time with my family and being outside. I own one cat named Stinky who enjoys being an only child.
I am truly grateful for the team at Riverstone Animal Hospital as I have never been surrounded with such a supportive and caring group. I am looking forward to continuing my learning and education in the veterinary field with this amazing team. I hope to provide the best possible care for our clients and patients during their visits!
Stacy Client Service Representative
Hi, my name is Stacy! I am a new member of the Riverstone team and started my role as a Client Service Representative in February 2023. I come from a background in early education, however I have enjoyed helping animals in a variety of settings since 2007.
I have a busy and active household with two dogs, a sassy feline friend named Chewbacca, and two giant breed bunnies Thumper and Lily. My husband and I foster pets in need with the help of our three children Allie, Liam, and Kole.
When we are not busy with our foster babies we enjoy mountain biking, hiking, and camping. I am so grateful to have found Riverstone Animal Hospital and work with such a wonderful team of professionals.
Libby Veterinary Technician
Hi, my name is Libby and I’ve been a Veterinary Technician at Riverstone since August of 2021. I previously worked as a veterinary technician in San Antonio, TX. I graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Art Education, but my love of animals eventually brought me to the veterinary field. I met my husband at UGA and after an amazing adventure in the Air Force, he retired and we moved back to Georgia. We have two incredible kids. Our son is in the Navy and our daughter is in college back in Texas. We have a chocolate lab named Bella who is our senior baby, and a 5 year old rescue golden retriever mix named Murphy, who visits a local assisted living facility as a therapy dog. When I’m not working, I enjoy riding my horse, Ben, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends. I love the team here at Riverstone and am so thankful to be a part of a great clinic that takes phenomenal care of your pets!
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.