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  • Dr.
    April L. Steele

    Dr. Steele received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California and got her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University in 1993. She is also a licensed wildlife rehabilitator in the state of Georgia. Although she has her own dogs, cats, and horses, she really enjoys caring for the pets in the community.

  • Mia - Receptionist and Office Manager

    I'm Mia, the receptionist. I have a background in retail management but decided to take on a new venture and started here in December of 2015. I moved back here to Lavonia in 2014 to be closer to my family. I have one dog, a German Shepherd named Waldo.

  • Justin - Senior Vet Assistant

    I graduated from Franklin County High School. I have enjoyed working at Tugaloo Animal Hospital since June 2011. I really like being in the exam room & helping take care of your pets. I have two cats at home named Zoey & Derby and a dog named Dynomite.

  • Rebecca - Vet Assistant

    I'm the voice you hear on the phone, reminding you of your appointments and checking on your fur-babies. I keep track of inventory and many other duties.

  • Sonya - Vet Assistant

    Sonya is a great Vet Assistant who loves all our patients. She does it all, from surgical assisting to client/owner education. Sonya is married with two adorable girls, a Chihuahua named Porquito, and a chocolate Labrador named Diesel.

  • Kristi - Vet assistant

    I enjoy keeping the Facebook page and the web site up to date and helping out wherever I'm needed. When I'm not here, I have 6 dogs, 4 horses, and an assortment of chickens to manage.

  • Rachel - Vet assistant

    I have worked at Tugaloo Animal Hospital since July 2015. I help wherever I'm needed, from the exam room with your pets to the surgery room with surgical procedures. I am currently going to school at Athens Technical College for the Veterinarian Technician program. When not at work or school I love to ride motorcycles, go hiking, and kayaking with my husband Russell and daughter Mallori. I have 3 dogs at home. German Shepherd/Boxer mix named Shrek, Rottweiler named Molly, and a mixed breed named Koko.

  • Anna - Groomer

    Anna is our resident groomer and she does a fantastic job! She has an amazing touch with dogs; training, showing, and breeding are all in her background. She has one dog at the moment - a wonderful West Highland Terrier named Liam.

Office Hours


8:30 AM-5:30 PM


8:30 AM-5:30 PM


8:30 AM-12:30 PM


8:30 AM-5:30 PM


8:30 AM-5:30 PM


8:30 AM-12:30 PM