Dr. V. Todd Cooley
Dr. V. Todd Cooley graduated from Mississippi State University in 1987. During veterinary school he developed an interest in equine medicine and pursued that interest in central Illinois and Ocala, FL for the first 5 years of his career. Dr. Cooley added small animal medicine to his resume during his years in Tallahassee before settling in the quaint city of Thomasville in 2000. South Georgia was the perfect fit for he and his family and reminded him much of his early years spent in southern Mississippi. Seeing Thomasville Animal Hospital grow and serve the community has been very fulfilling and the realization of a lifelong goal.
Dr. Cooley spends the majority of his professional time seeing horses at the hospital and to a lesser extent making farm calls. He gets referrals and haul-in cases from a large area of north Florida, south Georgia, and south east Alabama.
He and Lori, his wife of 30 years, have four children: Vince, Jonathan, AnnaLee and Samuel, the only one still at home except for the four dogs and three cats. He enjoys outdoor activities such as gardening, and hunting any type of wildfowl.
According to Dr. Cooley:
“I am very blessed to love what I do for a living, and I spend a lot of time doing it.”
Dr. Jodi D’Amico
Dr. Jodi D’Amico moved to Thomasville with her husband, Mike, and their 2 dogs. She is originally from Fort Pierce, FL, but lived in Gainesville, FL for 8 years while attending the University of Florida. She earned her bachelors degree in Animal Sciences in 2003 and the degree Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Dr. D’Amico is currently practicing both equine and small animal medicine and surgery and has been with the practice since 2007. The D’Amicos have a beautiful little boy born March 11, 2010.
Dr. Ward Mills
Dr. Ward Mills is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a BSA in Animal Science in 2008 and then a DVM in 2012. He grew up in Fort Gaines, GA where he attended high school at Southwest Georgia Academy. Dr. Mills grew up on a cattle farm and has a special interest in beef cows. He is interested in helping cattle producers in the area as well as continuing the tradition of high quality small animal medicine and surgery here at Thomasville Animal Hospital. Dr. Mills was married August 2011 to Cassie who was raised in Tallahassee, Florida. They have an English Springer Spaniel named Brooks. Dr. Mills and Cassie are looking forward to getting involved in a great community.
Dr. Jennifer Mason
Dr. Jennifer Mason is originally from Thomasville and is enjoying being home after eight years at the University of Georgia. She graduated in 2003 with a B.A. in Animal Health, and then again in 2007 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Jennie is currently practicing small animal medicine and surgery and has been with the practice since 2007. Her husband is fellow Thomasville native, Fort Mason. They proudly welcomed their second child in July 2012. Their 3 dogs and cat are still adjusting…
Dr. Bailey Herring
Dr. Bailey Herring graduated from the University of Florida in 2011, with bachelors in both Psychology and Animal Sciences. She attended the Louisiana State University for veterinary school, graduating in 2015. She has always had a special interest in horses, and completed an equine and large animal internship in North Carolina before joining Thomasville Animal Hospital in August of 2016. She was born and raised in Sarasota FL, and enjoys spending time with her own horse, Sam.
Dr. Amy Reeves
Dr. Amy Reeves graduated from the University of Georgia in 2013 with her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and again in 2017 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She is originally from Williamson, GA, but moved to Thomasville with her daughter, Caroline, and two dogs to join Thomasville Animal Hospital.
Dr. Reeves is currently practicing small animal medicine and surgery and equine medicine, with a special interest in equine reproduction.
Kristy Roland, RVT
Kristy Roland is a small animal veterinary technician and has been with the clinic since 1992. She has a bachelors degree in biology from VSU. During her employment here, Kristy has exercised her many other interests as an environmentalist at the Health Department for 7 years, and as a high school science teacher during the `06-`07 school year. She and her husband, Dana, have two daughters, Kayla and Kendall, and a three furry babies: two Cavalier King Charles, “Maxwell” and “Alex,” and a Boxer, “Jessie.”
Gayle Spelman, RVT
Gayle Spelman is a registered veterinary technician that has been working in the veterinary field for the last 25 years in both small and large animal. She has been the equine technician at Thomasville Animal Hospital since October 2000. Gayle is married to Mike and has a daughter, Stacie. Her two Border terriers, Murron and Brodie, are office fixtures and usually can be found right next to their mom, or anxiously awaiting her return on the other side of a door she just went through.
Sara Parramore, RVT
Sara joined our team in November 2006. In 2010, she graduated from ABAC where she earned an Associates in Applied Science. Sara graduated in 2014 from the Veterinary Technology program and SWGTC and now serves as one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians. When not working, Sara enjoys photography of animals and has a desire to train dogs.
Sharon Poitevint, RVT
We are proud to employ the 2003 State of Georgia Technician of the Year, Sharon Poitevint. She graduated from ABAC in 1985 with an associates degree in Animal Health Technology and has worked with Thomasville Animal Hospital ever since. Sharon can do with two hands what most people need four to accomplish- she is constantly amazing us. Sharon has three sons: Nick, Sam, and her four-legged son, Juney, who keeps her company in the office. She also has Yuley, daughter of Juney, and a chihuahua Annie. Sharon is now a full-time instructor at SWGTC for their veterinary technology program started in 2011.
Client Greeter/Office Hero
Laz arrived at Thomasville Animal Hospital in 2009 badly injured from being hit by a car. At that time he had a crushed ankle, avulsed patellar ligament, and a broken back! We decided to adopt Laz and after a long surgery and even longer bed rest with lots of pain medication, he made an almost complete recovery. Shortly thereafter, when chasing a squirrel outside he came down wrong on his previously injured leg and broke his femur. After one more surgery he was fine, but still has a little hitch in his giddyup. At some point Laz decided he needed to earn his keep and became our resident blood donor. He has been blood-typed and is a universal blood donor. He has saved many lives along the way and made many friends. There is something special about this dog! Come see for yourself, and bring him a treat…
Audrey Ansley has been a receptionist here since March 2006 and loves working with all of our clients. Audrey is also our resident “dog/cat whisperer.” She has a special way with difficult patients that seems to be very calming. Our clients also love that Audrey has been pet sitting for the past four years. Audrey is a workaholic and takes great care of any person or pet that walks through our doors as well as those in the community through volunteering for Twin Oak Ministry.
Sara is from Monticello, FL and joined our team in 2016. Sara comes to us with 13 years of animal health experience. She loves to spend her free time with her family- her husband, Justin, their beautiful daughter, Ava, as well as their playful Labrador, Watson. Her hobbies include fitness and fishing. You can find Sara with a big smile on her face at the front desk.
Brittany has been in the veterinary field since 2006 and has cultivated experience in all aspects of the hospital. Currently you will see her at the reception desk. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as her three dogs named Boone, Drake, and Freya. Brittany also has two cats: Jeeves and Bananas, and two horses: Fergie and Sir Calvin.
Caryn Eades has been employed since November 2008 as an equine assistant. Caryn is planning to attend school to get certification as a veterinary technician here in Georgia. Caryn has always loved horses and maintained employment in that field. When not caring for the many horses we see on a daily basis, Caryn is caring for her two beautiful children, Summer and Shaun.
Ashley has worked with animals, volunteering at shelters and veterinary hospitals, since age twelve. She spent nine years as a veterinary assistant before coming to TAH in 2013. During that time she completed coursework toward a bachelors degree in biology at both VSU and ABAC. Ashley loves to spend time outside of work with her Great Dane, Diesel, and horse, Boo. She also loves to travel and cheer for the Georgia Dawgs, as well as hunt and fish.
Amanda has always been that girl that loves horses. She feels blessed to have been able to spend time around horses just about her whole life. She graduated from TCC with an emphasis in health sciences. Since the age of 15 starting in kennels, she has worked in the veterinary field gaining experience in all components of a variety of hospitals. While living in Texas working at a mixed animal practice she got her first taste of farm calls and large animal medicine. Over the past few years her primary job was in a high pace small and exotic animal emergency hospital. Amanda is excited about having so many of her passions combined at this place called “work” and feels right at home with Thomasville Animal Hospital since 2016. Outside of work she enjoys being outdoors and active. She has a son named Caleb that is her world and they share a plethora of critters, mainly dogs, horses, and a cute little pony.
Willie Howard has worked in our kennels since October 2006. Willie loves bulldogs- both in the clinic and on the field! In 2011, Willie began the veterinary technician program at SWGTC and made the transition from kennel to veterinary assistant. Our clients always comment on how wonderful Willie is with their pets. He takes such great care of them! Outside of work and school, Willie’s dog “Chopper” and son, born Septemer 2011, keep him plenty busy.
Pam Kelley, a Thomasville native, came to us in 2007 with 5 and ½ years experience in grooming, and is currently a jack of all trades. She spends most of her day grooming your pets to perfection, and with the remainder of her time you may catch her at the front desk. We have put her in charge of ensuring that your pets are treated like our own when they come to board. She is quick to notice any health or dermatologic problems with your pets and pursue prompt treatment. Pam fits in great because she is used to managing a “full house” as she has a husband, 2 children, 5 horses, 7 dogs, and 9 cats.