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 and her husband are the proud parents of a beautiful girl. They also have four fur babies that they adore.

Mandi Copeland


Mandi has been with Acworth Animal Hospital since 2014. She loves the outdoors and hiking with her daughter. She lives on her little farm with her kids, dogs, pigs and chickens.

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.

Mary Hagel

Mary joined Acworth Animal Hospital in 2003, and she also now works at Lake City Animal Hospital as well. She belongs to one handsome dog named Brutus. She is also the proud parent of seven cats, who own both Mary and Brutus.

Gretchen Mueller

Gretchen joined our team in September of 2019. She graduated from Georgia Southern University in May of 2019 with a BA in Writing and Linguistics. She enjoys reading, writing, and spending time with her three dogs.

Hannah Whitlock

I started with the company in 2020. I study Cosmetology at Chattahoochee Tech. I have two dogs I love very much.

Analiese Wyre

Analiese joined our team in August of 2021. She balances a busy schedule of school classes in the morning and working at our clinic in the afternoon. Analiese splits her time between our Acworth and Lake City locations. She has 4 cats, Sushi, Java, Pepper, & Binx, and 1 dog, Lulu, who can sometimes be seen at work with her. Outside of work and school, she enjoys volunteering and spending time with her friends and family. Since she was young, her family has been coming to Acworth Animal Hospital, so she is grateful to be a part of the team now. Analiese plans to attend Kennesaw State University for Nursing in Fall 2022.