About Us

Meet Our Team

Kennel Staff

Brooke Smith

Brooke joined Lake City Animal Hospital in 2014 after graduating from King’s Way Christian School and attending Georgia Highlands. She also works at Governors Gun Club.

Kristy Patellis

Kristy is currently attending KSU. A graduate of Allatoona High School, she joined Lake City Animal Hospital in 2014.

Chris Bachman

Chris makes sure that your pet is comfortable and well cared-for during their stay at Lake City Animal Hospital.

Keara Stone

Keara is a proud graduate of North Paulding. Shortly after graduating in 2015, she joined the Lake City Animal Hospital team to help take care of the precious pets boarding at Lake City. She has a dog and cat of her own, Bella and Rex.

Kara Howe

Kara has been working at Lake City Animal Hospital for a year and a half. She will be attending Chattahoochee Tech this winter to possibly major in art education and color therapy. She has three cats named Butterscotch, Velvet, and Ginger Snap. She also has two dogs named Molly and Moby.

Sarah Holmes

Sarah is currently a senior finishing up her Art degree with a history minor at Young Harris College. She has two dogs, Millie who is a golden retriever and Bandit who is a boxer mix. She has been working with the kennel staff at Lake City for about one year.


Elizabeth Lowe

Elizabeth is currently a junior at Yong Harris College. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Chemistry Minor. She hopes to attend a veterinary school in the future. Elizabeth has been with Lake City for almost three years. She resides in Dallas, Georgia with her family and two English Springer Spaniels, Jagger and Abby.

Brandon Gilman

Brandon is a kennel assistant with our Lake City team. He plans to go to college to be in the veterinary field or the healthcare field. His two most favored hobbies are taking his little brother out to show him new things and hiking. He is a fresh water fish enthusiasts as well.

Alicia Villalva

Alicia graduated from North Paulding High School in 2015. She started working with our team in 2015. She wants to be a Veterinary Technician in the future. She has two dogs, Bocephus and Fifi, a pig named Piper, and three turtles. Chihuahua’s are her favorite breed!

Amanda Kent

Amanda is from Hinesville, Ga. She graduated from Bradwell Institute in 2015. She is currently attending Kennesaw State University where she is majoring in Biology. She owns two dogs, Luna and Murphy, a cat named Tiberious, and a turtle named Squirtle. Her favorite breed is a Great Dane.

Jamie Roberts

Jamie is currently attending Georgia Highlands College. I have three dogs named Missy, Cookie, and Izzy. I love being able to take care of our client’s animals.

Sarah Brewer

Sarah graduated from East Paulding High School. She moved to Georgia from Oklahoma 12 years ago. This is her first job in a veterinary hospital. She has four pets, three of which are cats, and one dog. She has always been around all kinds of animals growing up on a farm.

Lauren Mitchell

Lauren is currently attending Kennesaw State University. She is in her sophomore year studying marketing. She lives in Dallas, Georgia with her family. They have a Bichon Frise named Samson.