Our Careteam

Anna Grace

Anna Grace has always had a helpful spirit and wanted to use her time to improve the lives of others. As a member of Community Animal Hospital’s care team, she’s able to help the area’s families by tending to their beloved pets! Anna Grace serves as a receptionist at the front desk and also helps animals in the clinic’s kennel area.

Anna Grace is a Cleveland native and joined the hospital family in late 2017 after a counselor at her school mentioned the clinic was hiring. She’s found that one of her favorite parts of every shift is getting to hear fun pet stories from the area’s animal owners!

Away from work, Anna Grace enjoys playing volleyball, problem-solving and learning—puzzles, escape rooms, and mystery movies are some of her favorites!—and spending time with her family and friends. She and her family have one dog, Betsy, who may just be the fastest dog on the planet.

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Chasity has had longstanding interests in science and animals, and she’s enjoyed the company of pets for years; she even had jumbo rats while growing up! Working in the veterinary field is the perfect way for her to combine her passion for learning, her fascination with science, and her adoration of animals. Chasity helps to serve the pet owners of Cleveland at Community Animal Hospital’s front desk.

Originally from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Chasity lived in Orange Beach, Alabama for a time before relocating here to Cleveland in early November of 2017. The next month, she joined the team here at Community Animal Hospital as a receptionist and has been a member of the clinic family ever since.

Chasity’s interests outside of work include cooking and spending as much time as she can with her family here in Cleveland. She and her husband are proud parents to a baby boy.

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Charity grew up right here in Cleveland, where pets were always a part of life in her childhood home. When the opportunity arose for her to work with animals, Charity didn’t hesitate! She’s been helping the pets and animal owners of her hometown as a member of the hospital team for more than 12 years.

Charity serves as one of the clinic’s front-desk receptionists—she first became a member of Community Animal Hospital’s care team in the fall of 2005. Her favorite part of the job is getting to know the area’s pet owners and their adorable companions on a one-on-one basis.

Charity has two wonderful children and also shares her home with a cat and a pet bird. When time allows between her work schedule, her collegiate studies, and her busy family life, Charity likes watching movies with her kids and relaxing in the great outdoors.

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Cristal is a proud pet owner herself—she knows firsthand the love and loyalty that our animal companions bring. For her, working to give something back is a dream come true! Cristal is a member of Community Animal Hospital’s talented front-desk team.

A native of this area, Cristal spent some time in a high-stress career before deciding to go back to school and make a change. It wasn’t long before she had joined the team here at Community Animal Hospital—Cristal knew right away that she had found the perfect fit!

When she isn’t helping pet owners here at the clinic, Cristal likes spending time in the mountains and doting on her own pets at home. She shares her life with Little Bit, a Chihuahua who thinks she is a Doberman; a vocal cat named PJ; and a Husky/Shepherd mix who goes by Smokey.

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Macy is a Lee University student, and joined the Community Animal Hospital team when she was looking for work during her time off from classes. What she didn’t know then was that she would fall in love with the veterinary field! Macy proudly serves the pets and animal owners of the area as one of the clinic’s receptionists.

Macy grew up in Adairsville, Georgia but was born in Chattanooga. She became a member of the Community Animal Hospital family in November of 2017, and is thrilled to continue learning about all aspects of the veterinary world on a daily basis. She particularly enjoys meeting a wide variety of animal personalities during every shift!

At home, Macy has one pet of her own: a guinea pig named Ollie. When she isn’t spending time with her family, studying, or tending to pet owners’ needs here at the hospital, Macy likes reading, knitting, and playing and listening to music. She even plays the French horn in Lee University’s symphonic band, and has been studying the instrument for eight years!

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Tonia adored the earth’s creatures ever since her earliest days growing up in Maryville with her parents, brother, and sister. She would attempt to take in any stray animal that she could find, and could never stand to have an animal stay outdoors. For Tonia, a career in the world of veterinary care simply makes sense—she’s been tending to the area’s pets and animal parents here for more than a decade!

Tonia moved to Cleveland in 1983, and first joined the Community Animal Hospital family on a volunteer basis after bringing her own Cocker Spaniel to the clinic for care. She was hired on full-time in April of 2006, starting out helping pets in the kennel before transitioning into reception work. Tonia particularly likes forming lasting relationships with the hospital’s clients and patients, and strives every day to use her customer-service skills to foster a loving, family-oriented environment at the clinic.

Outside of work, Tonia can be found cooking, traveling, spending time outdoors, and enjoying the company of her family and pets. She has a daughter, a stepdaughter, and two step-grandchildren, and she and her husband also share their lives with six dogs and a pair of cats.

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Veterinary Technician

Amelia has loved pets of all shapes and sizes ever since she was a little girl. She couldn’t be happier to launch her journey in veterinary medicine right here at Community Animal Hospital—Amelia gets to tend to the area’s pets every day as a Veterinary Technician with the clinic team.

Amelia grew up in Bledsoe, Tennessee and first began taking veterinary courses while still in high school. She became a member of Community Animal Hospital’s care team in the summer of 2016, and particularly likes taking X-rays and scrubbing in to help with surgeries. Currently, Amelia is studying veterinary medicine in college and hopes to secure her Technician’s degree in the future!

Away from work, Amelia likes hiking, fishing, and swimming in the great outdoors. She and her family have one pet: a Boston Terrier who can out-snore any grown man.

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Veterinary Technician

The kindness and care shown to her own family’s pets is what first inspired Ashley to enter the field of veterinary medicine. She knew that she, too, could use her skillset to help improve the lives of animals and the people who care for them! Ashley has been helping the pets and animal parents of her native Cleveland here at Community Animal Hospital for more than a decade.

Ashley’s animal-care journey began in the fall of 2005 when she took her first job at another nearby veterinary clinic. Next, she studied pre-veterinary curriculum in college before transitioning into the biology program. Ashley—or, as she’s been affectionately nicknamed here at the clinic, Carl—joined the team here at Community Animal Hospital in March of 2008, and she’s been a member of the family ever since.

When she has time between her collegiate nursing courses and her shifts here at the clinic, Ashley likes to spend time with her own animal companions at home. She has a poodle, Presley; a dachshund named Petunia; and five cats: Tucker, Myrtle, Munch, Mr. Ferals, and Olive.

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Veterinary Technician

Becca was only eight years old when she decided that she would one day work in the veterinary world. Her passion hasn’t wavered. Becca’s desire to help the earth’s creatures has come full circle: she’s able to better the lives of pets every day as a Veterinary Technician!

Becca grew up in Milan, Tennessee, and secured her first veterinary job when she moved to Chattanooga. After marrying, she relocated to Cleveland and signed on with the Community Animal Hospital family in August of 2016. Medically, she enjoys ultrasound and X-ray scanning, and she also likes to draw blood samples. Most of all, Becca likes meeting one-on-one with clients and their furry patients in the examination rooms.

Aside from her interests in the world of animal care, Becca enjoys painting and woodworking. She even occasionally creates custom paintings and gives them to friends and family as gifts!

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Veterinary Technician / Kennel Technician

During her childhood years growing up in Naples, Florida, Janie would always worry about any family pets who were sick or injured until they were completely healthy again. It wasn’t until she was a bit older that she had a realization: her veterinarian and the hospital team weren’t just helping pets; they were helping animal owners as well. Janie knew that she would love to do the same thing herself!

Janie was still in high school when she first started volunteering at her local animal shelter; it wasn’t long before she had signed on as an employee. She hasn’t looked back since! Janie joined Community Animal Hospital’s talented care team as a Veterinary Technician and Kennel Technician in October of 2017.

As a Tech, Janie is especially fond of helping with surgeries and loves getting to witness newborn puppies take their first breaths. She says that the best part of her job, though, is witnessing the special bonds between the area’s pet owners and their beloved companions!

Janie loves hiking, paddle-boarding, and spending time on the river when she’s not tending to pets’ needs here at the hospital. She shares her life with her Black Labrador, Coal, whose first act whenever Janie gets home is to jump directly into her lap.

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Veterinary Technician

Jessica spent hours playing with her family pets while she was growing up in Polk County, Tennessee. She simply cannot remember a time when she didn’t adore the company of animals. As fate would have it, Jessica now gets to help pets live happier, healthier lives every day as a veterinary professional!

Jessica first joined the clinic family when she was still in high school; she started as a member of the kennel team, then received on-the-job training to help pets as a Veterinary Technician. She’s been here ever since—in total, Jessica has been tending to the area’s animal companions for nearly 17 years! Some of her favorite parts of the job are performing dental cleanings and assisting with surgical procedures. Knowing that she’s made a difference is the ultimate reward for Jessica!

Much of Jessica’s free time away from the clinic is spent staying active in her church; she and her husband are both youth directors. The couple have a young son and daughter, and also share their home with a Miniature Schnauzer named Snazzy Jazzy Minnie Mouse and an outdoor cat who goes by Bob the Snob.

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Veterinary Technician / Kennel Technician

Lydia’s own experiences with pets throughout her early life made one thing very clear: she would love to put her time toward bettering the lives of animals, as well as the people who care for them. Working in the veterinary profession allows her to do just that!

Lydia is originally from St. Petersburg, Florida. She was hired here at the clinic in August of 2016, and is thrilled to launch her journey in pet care right here at Community Animal Hospital. She’s found that she especially likes assisting the doctors during surgical procedures; most of all, Lydia enjoys witnessing a patient’s progress through the path to recovery.

At home, Lydia has many pets of her own, all rescued. She has nine dogs, ranging from a two-pound Chihuahua to an 80-pound Labrador mix, as well as nine cats!

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Veterinary Technician

Olivia has always wanted to work in the medical world in order to better the lives of those around her—before becoming a veterinary professional, she worked in human medicine! Now, she’s able to help both four- and two-legged patients as a member of Community Animal Hospital’s talented care team.

A Cleveland native, Olivia worked for more than a decade as a surgical nurse, specializing in women’s surgeries, labor, and delivery. After taking some time away from human medicine, she realized that it was time for a change—that’s when she decided to combine her medical skillset with her passion for animals. Olivia joined the Community Animal Hospital team in August of 2016 and has been a member of the family ever since.

Away from the office, Olivia likes hunting, fishing, restoring antique furniture—she’s currently working on six large pieces!—and practicing her photography skills. She and her husband have two sons and also share their lives with two spoiled but loveable dogs: Keira, a Husky, as well as a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Harper.

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Veterinary Technician / Receptionist

Sheila grew up in Chattanooga with her mother, two brothers, and the family cats. Ever since she can remember, she’s wanted to devote her time toward bettering the lives of our animal companions. Now, Sheila feels fortunate and proud to improve her community by working hands-on with the area’s pets!

Sheila joined the Community Animal Hospital team in the fall of 2017, and has since been cross-trained in all areas of the clinic and serves as a Veterinary Technician, Receptionist, and Kennel Technician. No matter what capacity she’s working in, Sheila strives to form a bond with the pet she’s helping; she never tires of getting to know unique animal personalities!

At home, Sheila and her husband share their lives with two cats, Thelma and Louise, as well as a quirky ferret who goes by Isabella. When she isn’t helping pets here at the hospital or spending time with family, Sheila enjoys decorating her home inside and out, biking three times per week—she covers 16 miles each day!—and working with special-needs individuals in the community.

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Kennel Manager

Jamie grew up alongside animals of all sorts, and has always been interested in learning more about the best ways to help the earth’s creatures stay healthy and happy. For her, doing her part to help pets—as well as their loving owners—live better lives is a dream come true! Jamie is Community Animal Hospital’s Kennel Manager.

A Cleveland native, Jamie was thrilled to join the clinic’s care team in August of 2016 as a Veterinary Technician and Kennel Technician. It wasn’t long before she was offered the position as Kennel Manager! Jamie also continues to help the area’s companions one day per week as a Veterinary Technician.

Jamie has two sons and a new grandson, and likes to spend quality time with her family when she isn’t tending to her duties here at the hospital. She shares her home with four loveable cats: Stinky, Fat Cat, Nero, and Dumpy. One of Jamie’s unique interests involves collecting tiger, lion, and other wild-cat decorations for her home; she’s been fascinated with big cats ever since her childhood, and even once had the opportunity to hold a baby tiger!

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Kennel Technician

Crystal can’t remember a time when animals didn’t help her to feel comfortable and happy—giving something back by working in the veterinary world simply makes sense for her. Crystal looks after pets daily as a member of Community Animal Hospital’s kennel team!

Crystal is a Cleveland native and first joined the hospital family through a program at her school. She’s been here ever since—Crystal loves doting on the clinic’s visiting pets and working alongside a talented team of animal-lovers just like herself.

Outside of the office, Crystal likes playing video games, watching movies, and enjoying the company of her own pets at home. She has four animal companions: Ty, Lex, Lala, and Max.

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Kennel Technician

Jill grew up here in Cleveland, where her entire family enjoyed the company of animals ever since she can remember. She’s always had a soft spot for pets—why not give something back by working in the veterinary field? Jill cares for pets as a member of the clinic’s kennel team.

Jill began her veterinary journey by working in a local pet shop before signing on at a nearby animal hospital. She joined the Community Animal Hospital team in June of 2015, and has been tending to the clinic’s visiting companions ever since—Jill especially likes to take the hospital’s boarding dogs for fun walks.

Jill is married and also shares her life with four dogs. She particularly likes training her canine companions to respond to tricks and commands, and she’s quite literally trained them to jump through hoops!

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Kennel Technician

Lacie adores the way that animals love unconditionally—what better way for her to return the favor, she thought, than by working hands-on with pets in a veterinary hospital? Now, Lacie gets to tend to pets daily as one of Community Animal Hospital’s Kennel Technicians.

Lacie was born in Plant City, Florida, and grew up in Tampa. She first joined the Community Animal Hospital in the summer of 2017, volunteering to complete the necessary hours for a college course. That August, a position opened up and Lacie was happy to join the team as a Kennel Technician!

Lacie has many rescued pets of her own at home, many of which are special-needs animals. She even keeps chickens, rabbits, and ducks! Lacie also started her own greenhouse a few years ago and is able to grow much of her own food.

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Pet Groomer

When Carolee played “veterinarian” as a child, she didn’t use a toy stethoscope or a fake syringe. She played “vet” by brushing and bathing her family’s pets, as well as a few of her neighbors’ animal companions! It seems that becoming a professional pet groomer was simply a part of her destiny. Now, Carolee has been helping the pets of the Cleveland area look their best as a member of the hospital team for 13 wonderful years.

Carolee is a Cleveland native and first began grooming alongside her high-school friend at a local pet salon. She took a job as a veterinary receptionist in 1998, then transitioned to the Community Animal Hospital team full-time as a groomer when she and her husband decided to start a family. In total, Carolee has been grooming pets for more than 20 years—she’s even enrolled in grooming competitions and won Best in Show for 2008’s Atlanta Pet Fair! Carolee hopes to return to active grooming competition in the near future.

In her free time, Carolee likes cooking, tending to animals on her family’s farm, and canning and preserving her own home-grown food. She and her husband have two sons and live with many pets: they have two dogs, a cat, a cow, rabbits, guinea pigs, and more than 50 chickens, ducks, and guinea birds!

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Grooming Assistant / Kennel Technician

Cody has always loved nature and the outdoors, as well as everything that comes with it—including animals! When the opportunity arose for him to help pets look and feel their best, he couldn’t pass up the chance. Now, he’s proud to have served as a Grooming Assistant and a Kennel Technician with the Community Animal Hospital family for nearly three years.

Cody is a Tennessee native and first joined the hospital team in 2015, after a friend of his mother’s mentioned that the clinic had an opening. He’s found that he’s particularly fond of grooming maintenance, and loves to help a pet look and feel better with nail trims and ear cleanings. Cody also likes helping to keep the hospital itself looking its absolute best—he strives to make sure that each and every visitor to the clinic knows that it’s a happy and healthy place for pets.

In his spare time, Cody enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and their pets. He was a proud member of the Future Farmers of America organization for several years, and even served as Vice President for three years and received his state FFA degree in 2014!

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