Peggy ~ F/T Receptionist (Off on Wednesdays)
Peggy joined the staff of Leland Veterinary Clinic in February 2008, after having been a client for many years. She is a Georgia native and has lived in Mableton since 1992. Peggy’s extensive office experience is a valuable asset to Leland. Her skills encompass excellent organizational and communication skills. Peggy enjoys learning new things about cats and dogs every day by assisting Leland’s clients. She also enjoys gardening and spending time with her rescues which include her five cats (Zelda, Oliver, Benny, Houdini, and Merlin) and two dogs (Josie and Pearl). Leland, and many of our clients, would be lost without Peggy. Leland is proud of Peggy and appreciates her loyalties and trustworthiness.
Bri ~ F/T Bilingual Receptionist (Tuesdays – Fridays)
Bri is one of Leland’s newest additions who joined our team in December of 2017. She has become an amazing addition and asset to Leland, and she has a great personality and sense of humor. We are very fortunate to have Bri for many reasons. Firstly, she helps to bridge relationships with our Hispanic community by assisting in providing or relaying useful education and information, quality care, and sincere empathy to our clients and their animals. Secondly, Bri has a loving heart as a wife and new proud parent of a baby boy, past teacher, and as an animal owner. Bri’s interests include many different “avenues” like going to church, trying new foods, enjoying bubble tea and coffee, music, and spending time with her family. We should also mention, that she loves the character “Snoopy” (Of course, her favorite character would be a dog!). Leland, and our clients, look forward to a long relationship with Bri.
Kaycee ~ P/T Receptionist (Mondays & Wednesdays)
Kaycee rejoined the Leland team in May of 2017 as a permanent part-time Receptionist. However, Kaycee may be familiar to some of our clients because she has worked “off and on” as a Veterinary Assistant since 2008. Kaycee and her entire family have entrusted all of their animals’ healthcare to Leland/Dr. Carreker’s skilled hands since 1994. Growing up, Kaycee has always had a passion and soft spot for the healthcare of all of God’s creation. Kaycee has had all sorts of pets (like rabbits) and has brought home many animals in need of rescue (like opossums). Kaycee is married to a very “animal understanding” husband and they currently have 6 “fur-babies” which consist of five cats and one Golden Retriever. Kaycee worked for many years at WellStar Heath System where she obtained a lot of medical knowledge and a lot of experience in care-giving and customer service as well as bereavement situations. Kaycee is a couple of steps away from completing her degree in Business Administration and Management and hopes to pursue a future where she can put her degree to work; hopefully, where Leland will always play a part.
Alice ~ F/T Certified Veterinary Technician (Off on Mondays)
Alice began working with Leland Veterinary Clinic in 1997. She graduated from Jacksonville State University with a 4-year degree in Computer Information Systems. She spent fifteen years in the Army. In 2008, Alice earned her license as a Certified Veterinary Technician. Alice is an incredible asset to Leland and its clients. Her knowledge and capabilities are extensive; she is a huge component to the success of our clinic and is an invaluable asset to our doctors. Alice has several cats (which includes one special cat that only has three legs, one cat named Millie – aka “The Church Cat”, and one cat named Benjamin – aka “The Dumpster Cat”). Alice thoroughly enjoys going to church, spending time working in her yard, and putting her skills to work towards woodworking and painting ceramics. She also loves playing computer games. Alice has always been interested in caring for animals and is extremely devoted to their welfare. We cannot imagine Leland without Alice.
Lisa ~ F/T Veterinary Assistant (Off on Thursdays)
Lisa joined the Leland Veterinary Clinic family in September 2007. She brings with her business experience and most importantly a love of animals. Lisa completed a course in Animal Care and Kennel Management from Professional Career Development Institute, and is our coordinator in prescription foods required for different ailments from which our patients suffer. Lisa is also a multi-talented assistant to all staff positions within the clinic and she has an abundant amount of knowledge in many areas. In Lisa’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her two cats (Winston and Junibe), doing puzzle books, and relaxing with scented candles. Leland looks forward too many more happy years working with such a talented person as Lisa – who always offers exceptional care and love for our patients and their families.
Danielle ~ F/T Veterinary Assistant (Off on Wednesdays)
Danielle joined the Leland team in September of 2014 but has been working with animals in one capacity or another since 2010. Throughout the years, Danielle has had more and more of a calling to put her sincere love and appreciation for animals to use by investing in learning more about animal/pet care and their all-around health. Of course, Danielle is the type of person that has many passions including her beautiful family (a husband of many years, an older daughter, two young boys, a new baby boy, two dogs, one cat, and a partridge and a pear tree – j/k), learning about and cooking food, and cycling. Danielle even cycles to work sometimes which is at least 13 miles one-way (that will get you ready for a good day at Leland!). Danielle has a degree from Johnson and Wales University and is currently pursuing other “avenues” of obtaining knowledge within the scopes of her passions. Danielle is a valuable addition to our team and is great with our clients and patients. We hope to never lose her.
Genesis ~ F/T Bilingual Veterinary Assistant (Off on Wednesdays)
Genesis is our newest and youngest member to join our team last Fall. She has quickly become an important element to the functionality of Leland. Genesis is very smart, a quick learner, and has a very big and kind heart. She has always had a passion for helping others; so, it only makes sense, that she would want to help the four-legged children of the world as well. Genesis offers great support to our Hispanic clients by being able to communicate and relay important and educational information to them in the exam rooms or while assisting doctors or other co-workers. Genesis believes family is extremely important – she has two close sisters and a wonderful and loving boyfriend. Some of Genesis’s favorite things to do when she is not working, is sleeping without an alarm clock (don’t we all), shopping, and taking pictures of beautiful and interesting things that she can learn from. Genesis is growing fast in her “pet care” knowledge, and we all hope she continues to flourish along with Leland as the years go by.
Angela ~ PRN Veterinary Assistant
Angela is one of our “backup” employees and has been with us since August of 2018. She is very talented and expresses sincere concern for the welfare of any animal. Angela’s history has pointed her in the direction of being in a field where she can further her skills, knowledge, and compassion for understanding and taking care of animals. Angela was born in Georgia but was raised by an Italian family from New York (the best of many worlds). One of Angela’s greatest interest is spending time with her family which includes her sweet and beautiful “Brittany” dogs. Another huge interest of hers is to “fire up a grill” or create a tasty/healthy meal in the kitchen. However, possibly Angela’s most passionate interest of all, lol, is that she is an avid Notre Dame football fan (Shhh…do not tell Dr. C!). We see Angela as a warm and caring part of the Leland Family and hope that she continues to grow with us for many years to come.
Joey ~ Senior Clinic Cat
Joey has been with us since Christmas 2005. He was rescued from a Wal-Mart store. Joey loves everybody – dogs, cats, ladies, men, or children – it does not matter. Joey loves visiting with the staff each morning, at lunch time, and every evening to say “good night”. He also has special clients with whom he looks forward to seeing and visiting with from time to time. Joey has always loved sleeping wherever he can lay his head (especially laps), and he has melted the hearts of many over the years from our old clinic to the new.
A new update:
Joey has found a new home with Ms. Alice! Joey now has many brothers and sisters to keep him company and play with. He acts like a little kitten again, lol. He, of course, still loves to lay in laps, and receive all the love and attention he can get. We do miss you Joey; but we know you are very happy!
Nicholas ~ Junior Clinic Cat
Nicholas or Nick came to us at Christmas time 2006; hence, the name “Nicholas”. He was found at a construction site and had obviously been attacked by a hawk. Dr. Carreker began immediately to “put him back together” which in itself, was “touch and go”. However, he came through and everyone fell in love with the little orange cat. He is still anxious around people he does not know and loves to play “hide and seek”. Like Joey, whom Nicholas considers a brother, he loves visiting with the staff and special clients from time to time as well. He also knows how to melt hearts and show his purr-fect love to all who take care of him.
A sad update:
It is with a very heavy heart that we must announce the passing of our beloved little Nicholas. He was a very special kitty in many ways. He enjoyed playing “nurse maid” to the sick and recovering animals at the clinic, offering them comfort and companionship; our own little ~ Florence Nightingale. Nick always enjoyed being engaged in conversations with Alice, and being found in the weirdest of hiding places. Peace be with you little man; for we know you have found that warm basket of towels in the sky. We all love you and will miss you tremendously!