A longtime dog owner herself, Elaine had taken her pets to Dr. Caughman for many years. One day as Elaine was talking with him, she jokingly asked if there were any open positions at the hospital. In fact, there were, and Elaine quickly accepted!
Mary Anne has had a soft spot for pets ever since she was young. She frequently pet-sat for friends and family over the years while working full-time, and she always knew that she would love to help pets professionally. When the opportunity arose for her to join the veterinary profession as a member of the Dogwood Animal Hospital team, Mary Anne jumped at her chance!
Licensed Veterinary Technician / Hospital Manager
Brandee grew up in Orange County, California, where she was constantly bringing home stray animals. Her passion for pet care simply never wavered; she’s always wanted to serve as an advocate for the earth’s creatures! Brandee is proud to help animals and those who care for them as a Registered Veterinary Technician.
A year after Aaron adopted his dog Allie, she developed a knee disorder known as a luxating patella. Watching the diagnostic work the veterinarian performed to treat his dog, Aaron realized this career path was something he wanted to do himself!
Brittany was only five years old when she helped her stepmother’s cat birth a litter of kittens. From then on, Brittany was hooked—she knew that she wanted to one day help animals as a veterinary professional! Her passion hasn’t let up since, and Brittany is proud to now serve as a member of the Dogwood Animal Hospital Veterinary Assistant team.
Teana became a member of the veterinary profession for one simple reason: she’s been an animal-lover her whole life and knew that she would love to make a difference in the lives of pets and owners. She gets to put her passion to good use as a member of Dogwood Animal Hospital’s front-desk team!
As a young girl, Erin found a stray cat near her childhood home and brought it home. The creature became her first pet, and she’s been hooked ever since! Erin always knew she would love to help animals hands-on in the veterinary profession, and now she gets to do just that. She’s a proud part of the Dogwood Animal Hospital family.
Growing up in Lawrenceville, right around the corner from Dogwood, Hannah’s family had lots of pets over the years, many of whom had health issues. This experience made Hannah want to heal and take care of animals and make them feel safe and loved. Finding a pair of kittens on the side of the road and nursing them back to health solidified Hannah’s desire to pursue a career in the veterinary industry. As a veterinary assistant, she now gets to care for other people’s babies as well!
When Robin was a teenager, she got a job working in the kennel at a local animal hospital. While walking one of the hospitalized patients, she noticed the dog suddenly limping. Instinctively, she checked the dog’s paw and noticed a briar, which she pulled out. The gratification that came from helping that defenseless animal sparked a desire to do more and inspired Robin to further her animal care journey.
What drove Ian to work with animals was his passion to make the world a better place. He’d always been a very caring person and knew he wanted to do something that would allow him to use that part of him. Initially, he debated between becoming a surgeon or a vet, but soon came to realize that his love of animals was deeper than just their adorable ears and fluffy tails. Working with animals gives Ian the chance to save the lives of many fur babies, just as another vet did for him. He likes to think of his job as his own little way of taking care of the Earth, one animal at a time!