About Us

Office Staff

Courtney Whitcher


Courtney began her career with veterinary clinics when she joined the staff at Bartow Animal Hospital in 1996. She graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2002 having earned a business degree. She is married and has one daughter.

Cathy Lagneaux

Human Resources and Accounting Assistant

Cathy has worked in the veterinary industry since 1990. She joined Lake City Animal Hospital in 2003 as a receptionist.

Cathy and her family have been fostering cats and kittens for a rescue group for several years. In addition to fostering, she has three cats, and just recently adopted another kitten and a boxer puppy. Cathy enjoys spending time with her family and reading.

Ashley O'Brien

Administrative Assistant

Ashley has worked in the veterinary field since 2001, and she is an asset to the Lake City Animal Hospital team. She has dogs and a cat that she adores.

Hayley Scissom

Lead Receptionist

I have been with the company since September 2012 and part of management team since 2013. I am passionate about animals and used to dream of becoming a Veterinarian however once I entered the field I found that I was very happy being a technician. In June of 2022 I began supervising the reception team, client and patient care are vital in Veterinary medicine and I hope to make a difference. I have one child, a little boy who was born in 2020, a hound dog named Lily, an American shorthair kitty named Tattoo, a crested gecko Rowena and a ball python Severus.

Sydney Bringhurst

Sydney started working at Acworth Animal Hospital in 2020. She attends North Paulding High School, alongside taking classes at Kennesaw State University. She has had dogs her whole life, and has always had a passion for animals. When she’s not studying, she enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Analiese Wyre

Analiese joined our team in August of 2021. She currently attends Berry College studying Pre-Nursing. Analiese has cats (Olive, Sushi, Java, Binx, and Pepper) and a dog (Lulu), who can often times be seen at work with her. Her family has been coming to Acworth Animal Hospital since she was young, so she is grateful to be a part of the team now.

Ericka Zwettler

Ericka started working as a receptionist in 2022. She is married with two sons and a daughter. She loves animals , especially dogs. She enjoys volunteering for Cartersville Twisters Gymnastics and traveling in her spare time.

Christina Showman

My name is Christina Showman. I have lived in Georgia my entire life. I am married with two kids. I love all animals!