General Practice Appointment Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:00AM – 5:00PM,
Sat: 8:00AM – 12:00PM


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Jessica Mitchell, RVT

Office Management

Jessica started at EAMC in 2006 after graduating from Gwinnett Tech with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. She is a Monroe, GA native and currently resides there with her husband and two young sons. Also demanding her attention at home is Othello, a six-year-old Domestic shorthair and her cat Smudge. She is currently pulling duties in office management. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys baking and travel. She loves the family feel at Eastside.

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Abby Byrd

Practice Manager - General Practice

Abby joined Eastside Animal Medical Center in January of 2016 as an emergency assistant. Originally from Chicago, Abby now lives in the Atlanta area with husband and children. The rest of her crew include a Siberian Husky named Amaya Bella and a feisty chihuahua mix named Charles and four guinea pigs Mr.Jack, Mr. Stitch, Bruno, and Wybie. Abby transferred to general practice in January of 2017. Outside of work and hanging with family, Abby enjoys watching movies, spending time with her family and is a country music fan.

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Jessica Knauber

Practice Manager - Emergency Service

Jessica Knauber has been with Eastside Animal Medical Center since 2012 and has been working as a veterinary assistant since 2002. She is currently enrolled at San Juan College to become a Registered Veterinary Technician and plans to specialize in Emergency and Critical Care. She resides in Gwinnett County with her husband, 2 boys, 4 cats (Piper, Pancakes, Waffles, and Ghost Ninja), Newfoundland (Sasha), chickens, and turkeys. In her spare time, she can be found in her garden, hiking, and going on adventures with her children. 

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Rayne Moscoso, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Rayne joined our team in June 2017 as a Registered Technician newly graduated from Gwinnett Technical College. Rayne is originally from Paucarpata, Arequipa, Peru, and now resides in Dacula. In her spare time, Rayne enjoys working out, outdoor activities, and sleep.  She has a Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix named Belia. She was recently hired on a Disney production - look for her on the big screen soon!

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Tracy Schaeffer, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Ellen Adams, RVT

Ellen Adams, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician


Ellen joined Eastside Animal Medical Center in 2019. She has over 20 years of experience in the veterinary field, having became a registered veterinary technician in 2005. 
Originally from Newnan, Georgia, Ellen now resides in Dacula with her husband, daughter and pets. She is blessed to own dogs, cats, Guinea pigs and horses. In her spare time, Ellen enjoys training, riding and raising her horses. 

Jessica Wamsley at Eastside Animal

Jessica Wamsley, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Jessica is a newcomer to Eastside, and was welcomed in February 2017 as an RVT on the emergency side. She is an Atlanta native and became a registered tech after receiving her Associate’s degree and passing her Boards in 2007. She lives in Atlanta with son Zachary, dogs Cilia, Bianca, and Ciara, and bearded dragon Smaug. Jessica enjoys working in an environment that caters to advanced medicine and top notch care. She has visited all 50 states and Canada, and in addition to traveling, loves concerts and river activities.

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Alexandra DiTomaso

Veterinary Assistant

Alexandra has been a fixture at Eastside since 2008 as a veterinary assistant and general maintenance guru. The Montreal, Quebec native is also a certified AEMT and accomplished equestrienne. She lives in Loganville with Cavalier Summer, feline friends Momma Cat and Inferno, and horses Neon and Patton. Alex enjoys working at Eastside because of the people she works with.

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Alita Sharp

Client Services Coordinator

Alita has been an emergency veterinary assistant at EAMC since October 2015. Originally from Warner Robins, GA, she is currently pursuing her degree in Biology at UNG – Gainesville. Alita and husband Randy live with children Eden and Liam, beagle Penny Lane, an orange tabby named Crookshanks, new kitten Aslan, a bearded dragon named Rango, and Skye, a neon blue Glo Fish. Alita loves hiking, camping, watching movies, and reading. Recently, Alita has been given the position of Client Services Coordinator. Alita loves the teamwork at Eastside and works tirelessly behind the scenes making sure our clients and patients receive excellent service before, during, and after their visits.

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Brittany Fincher

Veterinary Assistant

Brittany has been a part of the EAMC family since 2014. She is currently enrolled in a Veterinary Technician program and has plans to specialize in Wildlife care.

She has a boxer (Luna), a horse, a chicken, and two Guinea Pigs. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, conservation work, and any outdoor activities.

Brittany Lacey

Brittany Lacey

Veterinary Assistant

Brittany Lacey has been with Eastside since January of 2019, and has been working as a Veterinary Assistant since 2015. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster program to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. She has 5 dogs: a cattle dog mix Remington, a pointer mix Winchester, a French Bulldog Colt, a Pitbull Jojo, and a Basset Hound Lt. Dan. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dogs, painting and also trained her own therapy dog, Remington.


Dana Walker

Veterinary Assistant

Dana is a Georgia native. She grew up in Lawrenceville and moved to Loganville when she got married.

With her husband and 5-year-old son, she lives with her cats Beldar Conehead and newest addition Marshall-Antonio, and Pot-Bellied Pigs Thomas and Millie.

Dana is currently enrolled at Penn Foster to obtain her RVT license, and has been working in the field for 13 years. When she is not working, she enjoys being with family (they are everything to her), gardening, hiking, and Netflix!

Daniel Love

Daniel Love

Veterinary Assistant

Daniel started at EAMC in 2018 after coming back home to Georgia after working at vet clinics on the Gulf Coast and in New England.He was born in Athens and currently resides Lawrenceville with his wife, daughter and son. He also lives with a pit mix name Maximus, a Pug named Gimli and a beaded dragon named Raoul Duke. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys cooking, the outdoors, home improvement, and spending quality time with friends and family. 


Johnny Powers

Certified Veterinary Assistant

Johnny was born in Rhode Island and raised in Colorado. He moved to Georgia in 2013 after finishing school to earn his Veterinary Assistant Certification at Pima Community College. Johnny has a one year old Cattle Dog mix and a one year old tortoiseshell cat. He likes to hike, surf, play music, travel, and cook. Johnny intends to go back to school soon to study equine massage.

Jordan Farris Eastside Veterinary Assistant

Jordan Farris

Veterinary Assistant

Jordan has been at EAMC since September 2018. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2012. Originally from the Lawrenceville area, she and her husband recently settled to Loganville  after 9 years of moving around for the Marine Corps with their two children, two dogs and two cats! Jordan enjoys coffee, reading, working out and does photography outside of work. Her favorite thing about working at EAMC is the amazing team and atmosphere aside from helping patients and assisting in client education on pet wellness!

Kristy Hoefler

Kristy Hoefler

ER Receptionist

Kristy joined Eastside Animal Medical Center in April of 2018 as an emergency receptionist. She has been working in the veterinary field since 2002. Kristy has also worked in the film industry as an actress. "Alone with Sam", a short film she starred in, even features are very own dog Sampson, who recently passed away. Kristy also has a book published called "A Taste of Moonlight". In her free time, Kristy enjoys writing, painting, hiking, going to the movies, kayaking, paddle boarding, basically any excuse to put her toes in the water or sand.

Lauren Peralta Veterinary Assistant Eastside

Lauren Peralta

Veterinary Assistant


Lauren is currently a student in her second year of the Veterinary Technology program.

She is originally from Puerto Rico but grew up here in Georgia. She has always had a passion for animals since she was a little girl.

In her spare time, when she’s not studying, she loves to take out and spoil her Cocker Spaniel (Dudley), Dachshund-Chihuahua (Dixie), and her mini Schnauzer-Poodle (Sunni). She is very excited to graduate and move forward in her career in Veterinary medicine!

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Nichole Pagan-Sostre

Veterinary Assistant

Nichole has been working at EAMC since April, 2018. She is originally from Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, but has been a Georgia's resident since March, 2017. Nichole's future plan is to apply to vet school and specialize in exotic and wild life animals. In her free time she likes to play video games, go to the movies with her friends, and do outdoors activities with her fiance. Her most favorite thing about EAMC is the family feeling her coworkers showed her since day 1. 

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Nicki Griner

Veterinary Assistant


Nicki has been working at EAMC since March of 2017. Her favorite thing about being a veterinary assistant is the chance to make a difference in the lives of her patients and the clients that come with them. Outside of work, Nicki participates in rescue work to help end family pet homelessness. Nicki resides in a loving home with her husband Giovanni, her two rescued bully dogs, Gypsy and Bubbles, and a fat cat with a whole lot of sass, Mr. Luna Lovegood. 

Melissa Wells

Melissa Wells

Receptionist - General Practice

Melissa has been working for Eastside Animal Medical Center since May 2016. She currently lives in Monroe with her husband Pagett and their 3 kids (Taylor, Kayleigh and Christian), 2 dogs (Dee Dee and Chester) and 3 birds (Dasher, Liberty and Midnight). Her favorite thing about working at Eastside is that’s it like home away from home. In her spare time Melissa enjoys attending her children’s sporting events, traveling, camping and movies.

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Ryan Griffith

Veterinary Assistant

Ryan joined Eastside Animal Medical Center in September of 2019. He is a native of Winter Park, Florida but was raised in Lawrenceville. He graduated from Brookwood High School and is currently enrolled at Penn Foster for his Registered Veterinary Technician degree. He previously worked in Doggy Day Care before entering the medical side of things.

He has four cats: Taco Belle, Dusty Rhodes, Katniss and Winnie, and one canary, Cheese and Crackers. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, hiking, reading and playing too many video games.

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Gracie Mize

Receptionist - General Practice

Gracie joined Eastside Animal Medical Center in December 2019 as our Part-Time Receptionist on general practice. Born and raised in Monroe, Ga Gracie graduated from high school a year early so she could start college. She is currently attending Athens Technical College for her diploma in Medical Assisting.

Youngest amongst the staff she enjoys working alongside everyone here and becoming an important part of this growing family.

Stephanie Wagner Vet Assistant Eastside Veterinary

Stephanie Wagner

Veterinary Assistant - Emergency Service

Stephanie is a Veterinary Assistant who has been in the field for several years before joining the Eastside family. She was born and raised here in the south. She currently resides in Snellville with her husband and four-legged fur kids (Hoss, Harley, Cooper, and Cleo).

When she is not devoting her time to patient care she enjoys relaxing at home binge watching Netflix and spending time with her family.