Meet the Staff

Alice Jakubiak
Alice Jakubiak, Veterinary Technician. Started working with Leland Veterinary Clinic since 1997 as a Veterinary Assistant. 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 obtained her license as a veterinary Technician. Alice enjoys landscaping, woodworking, painting Ceramics and playing games on the computer. She has cats (one blind, one three legged, and one with only one eye). She has always been interested in caring for animals and is especially devoted to their welfare.

Lisa Goodman
Lisa Goodman, Veterinary Assistant, joined the Leland Veterinary Clinic family in September 2007. Lisa brings with her business experience and most important a love of animals. Lisa completed a course in Animal Care Specialist and Kennel Management from professional Career Development institute. In her spare time, Lisa can be found caring for her two cats, Winston and Junibe. Lisa looks forward to many happy years working with the talented, articulate and sincere staff of Leland Veterinary Clinic, which offers exceptional care for their animal friends and their families.

Samantha Ortega
Samantha, Veterinary Assistant, graduated in 2013 from Clayton State University with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She lives in Powder Springs with her 2 year old dog name Chloe. Sam’s hobbies include hiking, fishing, and cooking. At the clinic she especially enjoys working with large dogs, but has a love for all animals.

Lisa Jones
Lisa Jones, Groomer, has been with Leland Veterinary Clinic since 2002 and has been grooming dogs for over 15 years. She enjoys walking, reading and going to Friday night football games. She is married husband, Tom and daughter, Faith. Lisa has rescued two dogs (Ranger and Trudy) and three cats (Fergie, Leo and Thunder). Lisa is a perfectionist when it comes to her grooming and recently has added shaving cats to her repertoire. She takes the time to make sure the client is delighted with her results, and has learned, working with the pets she handles, that patience is not only a virtue but also a must.

Peggy Atha
Peggy Atha, Receptionist, joined the staff of Leland Veterinary Clinic in February 2008. She is a Georgia native and-has lived in Mableton since 1992. She enjoys gardening and spending time with her rescues, five cats (Elvira, Zelda, Oliver, Benny and Cricket) and two dogs (Josie and Pearl). Peggy has spent the previous ten years working downtown at the Atlanta Gift Mart, but much prefers the short drive to the clinic. She comes to us with lots of office experience but enjoys learning new things about cats and dogs everyday.

Suzanne Gunter
photoSuzanne joined the staff at Leland Veterinary Clinic in June 2013. She is a Georgia native, and grew up in Powder Springs. She has lived in Mableton since 2000, with her husband Trac and her two dogs Baker and Josie. She comes to us with computer and customer service knowledge, and a great compassion for animals.

Joey. Senior Clinic Cat and Entertainment Committee has been with us since Christmas 2005. He was rescued from Wal-Mart and chose to live with us. Joey loves everybody – dogs, cats, ladies, men, boys or girls, it doesn’t matter he will visit them all, sit next to them or if they stay long enough will actually edge into their lap and go to sleep. He loves to play with the children and entertains them while the doctor is caring for their four legged brothers or sisters. He is particularly fond of the ladies purses and will try to crawl into them if given the chance. He inspects all cat carriers and lets the kitties know that Leland is an excellent place to be, and at times will join them in the examining room. Joey can sleep wherever he lays his head and decided Nicholas is his little brother. Joey has truly become an asset to the clinic and has melted the hearts of many.

Nicholas, here with Barbara, is our Treatment Area Comforter. 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. He came through and everyone fell in love with the little cat that is only half the size of normal cats his age. He is still anxious around people he doesn’t know and spends his time during the day in the Treatment Area where he loves to keep watch on the patients coming out of anesthesia and visit the patients waiting for their turn. He wrestles with Joey while Travis watches the “children” play but has become their brother. The sight of him warms your heart and comforts both the patients and all his “Moms”.