Staff

Shannon Adams

Shannon Adams, Client Service Representative and Patient Coordinator

My name is Shannon Adams and I am a CSR and Patient Coordinator here at Dogwood. I previously had no experience at a veterinary hospital, but I did have a lot of experience with people. I have always had a love of animals and a strong desire to help people. I have learned so much…

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Kaylee Kilgore, Veterinary Technician

Kaylee Kilgore, Veterinary Technician

My name is Kaylee and I am a registered veterinary technician.  I attended Athens Tech in Athens, Ga, and graduated in 2019.  I am a certified pet nutrition counselor with Purina and am Fear Free shelter certified.  I chose Dogwood because they are AAHA certified. They offer the BEST treatment for clients’ pets, have top-notch surgical…

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Gaby Blanco, Veterinary Technician

My name is Gabriella (Gaby) Blanco and I am a technician here at Dogwood. After 7-8 years working in this field, I can say without a doubt that I love helping the animals. From day-to-day wellness to emergency. What I miss after working ER is developing that relationship with clients. I enjoy teaching clients about…

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Jimmy Earl Woodruff, Jr., Veterinary Technician

My name is Jimmy Earl Woodruff, Jr and I am a technician at Dogwood.  Every day I get to work with animals that I love, which brings joy to our clients when they see their pets are well cared for.  Excellence, Commitment, and Compassion is what the Dogwood family commits to with every patient, every…

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shannon pendleton bio

Shannon Pendleton, Hospital Manager

My name is Shannon Pendleton and I am the Hospital Manager.  I have been with Dogwood Veterinary Hospital for over 12 years.  Dogwood has helped shape the person I am proud to be today; helping me develop my own core values and defining my “why”.  I have experienced full support of all my endeavors, past and…

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Amanda Gillilan, Inventory Control Specialist

My name is Amanda and I am the Inventory Control Specialist. I do my best to keep us fully stocked and running smoothly. I enjoy camping, hiking, reading, puzzles, organizing anything and floral design. I have 2 cats: Maybelle and Ramsey and have been married to my husband, Johnny, for 25 years. I love coming…

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ashley gilpin bio

Ashley Gilpin, Client Service Representative

I am a Client Service Representative here at Dogwood and a Veterinary Assistant when needed.  I love UGA football and have a passion for their mascot as well. I have 1 English Bulldog of my own named Peach.  I returned to Dogwood after taking 9 years off to raise my son and I’m so happy to…

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cristina bio

Cristina Barndollar, Veterinary Technician

I am a Veterinary Technician Assistant. At Dogwood, we are a family and we all share the same goal of treating our patients like family.  I love taking care of the animals and their human counterparts; as if they were a part of my family.  I enjoy spending time with my family and my 11…

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kara smith bio

Kara Smith, Veterinary Technician Assistant

I am a Veterinary Technician Assistant.  I enjoy working with animals, learning new things and improving health in our local community.  Dogwood has an excellent team-oriented environment and a passion for improving the veterinary industry.  I have volunteered with the humane society for 5 years combined with my previous experience and other hospitals before starting…

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melanie hayes bio

Melanie Hays, Inventory Manager

I enjoy going to the beach, hanging with the dogs, fishing, motorcycle riding, working in the yard, and watching the Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldogs.  I have 5 dogs (Patches, Sadie, Chawley, Millie, & Frankie).  I love my job because of the genuine people that I get the honor to work with and because I am…

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