Mountain Park Animal Hospital

5324 Five Forks Trickum Road
Lilburn, GA 30047

(770)921-2965

www.mpah.net

Meet Jennifer Mardis-Office Manager 

 

Jenny Mardis received her MBA in the fall of 2013 and started working with MPAH in November of 2018. She has joined our practice after spending several years in management at a human clinic for Rheumatology and Arthritis. She is honored to be a part of such a caring family here at MPAH and works to carry forward the MPAH traditions of compassion and education for all Patients and their Parents.

At home Jenny has a Sun Conure named "Nigel" and a sweet little Shih-Tzu named Trixie. She enjoys spending time with her family, listening to stand-up comedy, and watching MST3K movies-really anything to keep her laughing.

As Office Manager, Jenny helps keep Mountain Park Animal Hospital running smoothly by supporting the needs of the doctors and staff, maintaining computers and other equipment, ensuring supplies and medications are in adequate supply, making sure all training requirements are met, and all clients and patients concerns and needs are addressed and fulfilled. She works with her team daily anywhere that she is needed!

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Meet Casey-Registered Veterinary Technician

 

Casey never had pets (other than fish) as a child so the idea of working in an animal hospital had never really occurred to her. Yet, she lucked into finding a job in a field that she truly loves! While working at a daycare center she heard about a position available here at Mountain Park Animal Hospital and decided to apply. In November 2001 she came to work at MPAH and, she's been here ever since!

She was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in Wilmington, Delaware and moved to Lawrenceville just prior to starting high school.

After working at our hospital for several years Casey took veterinary technician classes. She also took and passed the Veterinary Technician Boards and became a Registered Veterinary Technician. Some of her duties include:  working and helping the doctors in exam rooms and surgery, educating clients and training new employees. Casey is all our Kennel Manager and keeps the boarding area running smoothly.

Casey is married and has 3 children as well as numerous pet children. Her husband, Mitch, is an Information Technology Specialist. Her boys Shaun, Connor and Finnegan enjoy playing, reading, and playing with the animals as well as toys and video games.

When she has free time Casey enjoys reading, watching TV, playing with her kids and cooking.

 

Meet Natalie-Veterinary Assistant 

 

Natalie has been an assistant at Mountain Park Animal Hospital since September of 2009. Animals have always been a large part of Natalie's life since she was a young child. Although born in North Carolina, Natalie has spent most of her life living in the Stone Mountain area.

 While growing up Natalie's family always had multiple dogs with the occasional hamster or two in the house. Her love of dogs was acquired with a special dog named "Sproccoli, a rescued hound mix who would take Natalie to the park on their daily walks. Later the Siberian Husky breed snuck in to steal her heart with their clown-like personalities, a stubborness to match her own and their beautiful "singing" abilities.

 She has had four Huskies in her adult life. Currently she has "Malakai" and "Mocha" who keep her busy with their silly antics.

 Natalie has an interest in canine seizure disorders as her current Husky is epileptic. 

 In her free time Natalie enjoys reading an spending time with her family, especially her niece and nephews. She is also a huge Disney fan!


 

 

Meet Lauren- Client Care Specialist

 

Lauren has always loved animals and wanted to become a vet. Growing up she took horseback riding lessons, and taught kids how to ride as well, for 10 years. Born and raised right here in Gwinnett County, Lauren has had several gerbils, two ferrets, two dogs and a cat growing up.

Lauren started taking online classes to become a registered Veterinary Technician. She decided to ask Dr B if she could shadow her or have an internship to see firsthand what a Vet does on a daily basis, and see if she could overcome her fear of needles. But, during her shadow interview with Natalie, while they were in an exam room with a client , as soon as the needles came out Lauren lost all color and had to sit down. Natalie told her that she'd probably never be able to be a Veterinary Technician. 

In 2017, Lauren started working as a receptionist and loves it! 

In her free time Lauren loves spending time with her dog, sewing, painting and making jewelry.

 

Meet Jennifer- Veterinary Asssistant

Hello! My name is Jennifer and I was born and raised in Georgia. I attended the Grayson High School Veterinary Program and graduated from Parkview Highschool in 2015. I have been working at Mountain Park Animal Hospital since the summer of 2015 and I have loved every minute of working here!

I've always had a passion for giving to others and immediately knew, since I could answer the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?", that I wanted to help animals. 

I grew up up with critters always being in my house. I currently have two cats named "Luna" and "Lucky", a dog named "Candy", two hamsters named "Mr. Beans" and "Churro", four fire belly toads and three freshwater fish aquariums.  During my free time I enjoy playing video games, cleaning and taking care of my fur babies!

I am currently in school at Gwinnett Technical College to become a Veterinary Technician. I cannot wait to meet and take care of your babies!


Meet Sheri-Client Care Specialist

Sheri is your typical crazy cat lady, currently belonging to four lovely cats. Shown here are two of her loves, Edward and Blazer. She is also crazy about dogs, small furry animals, feathered animals, babies, children, and pretty much anyone who will allow her to feed them.

She is an Atlanta native, as is her husband of 25 years. They have two gorgeous young adult daughters who have made them the proud grandparents of a Basset Hound and a Ball Python.

Sheri has previously worked as a medical secretary/receptionist in the fields of Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Podiatry, and Pediatrics as well as in a Grant Office, Statistics, and in real estate. 

Finally she was lucky enough to land a job working here at MPAH with her passion: pets and the humans that love them. Plus, it's practically in walking distance from her home. Sheri is proud to have been working for MPAH since May of 2017.

Meet Julie-Veterinary Assistant

Julie discovered her love of Veterinary Medicine while at UGA, when she began working at their school of Veterinary Medicine. From there she began work in Emergency Veterinary Medicine and continued in this field for over a decade. In the years prior to joining MPAH she expanded her knowledge by working in shelter medicine. She then joined the MPAH family in November of 2016 as a Veterinary Assistant.

Julie is a Georgia native and lives locally with her family of humans and animals alike. In her off time she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, reading and photography.

Meet Kalan- Veterinary Assistant

Hey Everybody!!! My name is Kalan and I have been working at this outstanding hospital as an Assistant for three years now! I am currently attnding Georgia State University as an undergraduate to achieve my Bachelors degree in Nursing. I also attended Grayson High School for their amazing Veterinary Medicine program.

Outside of work, I have a burning passion for soccer and various exotic cars. My favorite soccer athlete is Neymar Jr. and my favorite car is the McLaren 675LT.

Meet Carissa-Veterinary Assistant

Hi! My name is Carissa and I started working at MPAH in November of 2018.

I was born and raised in Georgia and have always had a love for animals of all shapes and sized. My three siblings and I were home-schooled and kept as many animals as our parents could stand-from goats and chickens to birds and hamsters, even a few wild animals such as opossums and squirrels! There was never an animal that we could not love.

Becoming a Veterinary Assistant has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl and working at MPAH has given me the opportunity to share my love of animals and provide excellent care to other peoples fur babies.

When I'm not at work you can usually find me at home playing with my dog "Piper", my cat "Lily" and my guinea pig "Chewy" or writing music and playing video games.