Donna Sneed, RVT
Donna graduated from ABAC, a unit of UGA, in 1984. She has been employed at Ocoee Animal Hospital since September 1980. She has been married to Jimmy Sneed since 1991 and they have two cats, one dog and enjoy camping and salt water fishing.
Darlene Mikesell, RVT, Technician Supervisor,
Darlene was grandfathered in as a RVT in 2005. She has twenty-nine years experience as a Veterinary Technician. Her menagerie includes one husband, three grown children, six grandchildren, three dogs and three cats. She loves crafting, sewing and reading.
Tamme Bell, Veterinary Assistant
Tamme has been working at Ocoee since 2004 as a Veterinary Technician. She and her husband, Clay, have two grown children and two grandsons. She loves Nascar and reading. In her spare time she and her husband cater BBQ (Daddy’s Smokin). She has two Great Danes, one Dachsund, one Brittany Spaniel, one Labrador, five cats and eleven chickens. We bought a RV and plan to enjoy camping with the family this summer.
Greg Payne, Veterinary Assistant
Greg started working at Ocoee in the kennel at fourteen years of age. At eighteen years old he was trained as a Veterinary Assistant. He has been working at Ocoee for thirty years. He enjoys fishing, traveling, family and church.
Sandi Tuggle, Veterinary Assistant
Sandi moved to Blue Ridge in 2010 and started work at Ocoee in 2012. She has worked in veterinary medicine for over 20 years. She is married with two children, three cats, four dogs, four chickens and one parakeet.
Jacque Moore, Veterinary Assistant
Jacque has been a Veterinary Assistant for over nineteen years. She has been married for fourteen years and has one son, one dog, Lily, and four cats, Wicket, Bob, Pan and Zipper.
Shawna Taylor, Veterinary Assistant
Shawna has been in veterinary medicine for over ten years. She has a beautiful baby girl named Sydney who is her sweet little “peanuglet”. She has loved animals since she was a baby and believes they are healers for the soul.
Amy Ross, Veterinary Assistant
Amy and her husband moved to Blue Ridge in 2016 and hope to retire here in the future. Amy worked for 12 years in veterinary medicine before becoming an elementary school teacher. She left teaching after 12 years, and returned to the veterinary field. She enjoys trail riding on her horse, Copper, and spending time with her family.
Adam Knowles, Technician Assistant
Adam has worked at Ocoee almost two years. He enjoys working with animals and helping them to get better. In his early years his dream was to become a Veterinarian.
Hunter Patterson, Veterinary Assistant in Training
Other than work you will find him at home spending time with family or feeding and tending to his goats and cattle. He helps his neighbors when they need him. Now let’s not forget about the good Lord. He does what he can for the Church and seeks Him daily.
Congratulations to Hunter Patterson for achieving his FFA American Degree! This is one of the highest and hardest degrees to attain in the FFA. In order to receive this degree, Hunter had to complete 2,500 hours of agricultural work which included work in forestry, participation in animal shows, his work at Ocoee Animal Hospital, and much more. The degree also required 40 hours of community service. Hunter worked very hard to achieve this degree. We are very proud of Hunter and are so lucky to have him here at Ocoee Animal Hospital!
Jessi Bowen, Veterinary Assistant
Jessi is a Gulf Coast Florida native who now calls North Carolina home. She is working towards a degree in veterinary technology and clinical pathology. Her crew: a wonderful husband, three dos, one cat, a Sulcata tortoise and a small apiary.