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

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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Carla Luppi - Schmidt, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Carla is a newcomer to Eastside as of June 2020. Originally from California and recently relocated to Georgia in 2020. Carla is a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2011 and has been in the veterinary field since 2007. Carla shares her home with her extremely enthusiastic Border Collie named Marshall and two cats named Moose and Tiny’s. In her spare time, she loves to go to Disneyland, Travel and spend quality time with her husband.

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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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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


Tracy has been with Eastside Animal Medical Center since January 2016 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Originally from Pennsylvania, she has grown roots here in Georgia with her husband and 2 teenagers. Also filling the house is Oskar a German Shepherd, Hagen a Belgian Malinois and Eclipse the cat.

Tracy spends many hours outside mountain biking, riding gravel and country roads. She also very much enjoys baking delicious treats and traveling to new places.

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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.

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.

Kristy Hoefler

Kristy Hoefler

Receptionist - Emergency Service

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.

Katherine Ellstrom

Katherine Ellstrom

Veterinary Assistant

Katherine was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Katherine moved to Loganville, Ga about 10 years ago. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program. Katherine joined our team as the emergency receptionist in 2019.

In her free time, Katherine enjoys watching Netflix, reading, walking/playing with her dogs a red heeler named Luna and a Catahoula named Xena, spending quality time with those most important to her.

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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!

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!

Shanna Smith Eastside Animal Medical Center

Shanna Smith

Veterinary Assistant

Shanna joined EAMC in May 2020. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, she and her family relocate often due to her husband's career. Shanna has worked in veterinary medicine for over 13 years, across six states- and has experience in general practice, emergency, and internal medicine. She has also contributed to wildlife rehabilitation, greyhound adoption, and was once employed as a beekeeper.

Shanna has many pets including horses, dogs, and cats, and is enamored with her Doberman Pinscher, Rigby.

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Jill Christiansen

Veterinary Assistant

Born in West Palm Beach, Jill moved to Atlanta when she was 3 yrs old and has since lived in Massachusetts and Tennessee, but returned back to her home roots! Jill has been a veterinary assistant for over 6 years and absolutely loves her job and helping animals.

When she is not working she loves playing with her dogs Isis, Eddie, and Ronnie, or Netflixing with her cats Milan, Periwinkle, Dewey, and Punkin! Jill also loves attending car shows and riding her motorcycle when it's not too hot outside! She is so happy to be an addition to such a wonderful group!

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Claire Nassif

ER Receptionist

Claire joined the team at Eastside back in July and has no prior experience in the veterinary field other than volunteering at an animal hospital throughout high school. She is really enjoying her new job and learning about animal care and health.

Claire studied Media and Film at Emory University and hopes to someday incorporate her love for film into her love of animals.

In her free time, in a pre-COVID world, Claire enjoys seeing films at the theatres, going to concerts, thrifting for unique vintage finds. Nowadays, she spends her time tending to her many houseplants. She recently adopted two orphaned kittens who were delivered at Eastside during one of her shifts. She is looking forward to taking them home with her soon.

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Jazmine Preacely

Receptionist - Emergency Service

Jazmine joined Eastside Animal Medical Center in August of 2020 as our ER receptionist. Originally from Los Angeles, she moved to Atlanta with her older sister June of 2020 to help out with her 3-year-old nephew and to bond with family.

Jazmine has worked in veterinary medicine as a receptionist and kennel assistant since 2017, but her true passion lies in Art and Digital Design. She is currently studying at California Baptist University Online Professional Studies working towards her BA in Graphic Design.

In her spare time Jazmine is a Roller Skating enthusiast and has a new found love in skating the beltline in Atlanta. She has been playing Roller Derby since 2018 and dreams of going pro one day.