Staff at Dallas Highway Animal Hospital in Powder Springs, GA

Meet the friendly staff at DALLAS HIGHWAY ANIMAL HOSPITAL

  • Laura Roberts - Medical Director

    Dr. Laura Roberts works as an associate veterinarian at Dallas Highway Animal Hospital. Dr. Roberts grew up in nearby Acworth, Georgia and has always had a love of animals. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Georgia Tech, followed by her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia. She is a fan of both UGA and Georgia Tech football teams, but can't help but be loyal to her first alma mater when the two teams play one another. Dr. Roberts started working here right after graduating from vet school in 2018. She very much enjoys meeting and providing care for all of our wonderful patients, and especially looks forward to puppy and kitten visits. She also enjoys general wellness care, as well and surgery and dentistry. Dr. Roberts' shares her home with her husband Mike, three dogs, and two cats. After working as a veterinary assistant for many years, Mike graduated from nursing school and currently works as an ICU nurse. He is also an avid animal person. They have two hound mixes named Copper and Boone, who are both good boys and love to talk a lot. Last but not least, they have a little terrier mix named Tillie, who is the resident princess and rules the roost. Along with the dogs, they have two long-haired cats named Ollie and Fern, who are very sweet and can be very entertaining. When she is not working, Dr. Roberts enjoys feeding and watching birds in her backyard, hiking with her dogs, baking yummy treats, and learning about historic houses. 

  • Zachary Tietjen

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  • Samantha Haber

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  • Yvonne Smith
    Practice Manager

    Originally from North Carolina, Yvonne joined our practice in July 2006. She has worked in the veterinary field since 1988. Yvonne and her husband share their home with seven cats who set the rules in their home. When not at work, she enjoys reading, football, and curling. Does she like shopping?  Well, let's just say that Amazon knows her by her first name!!!

  • Theresa, R.V.T.
    Veterinary Technician Mgr.

    Theresa joined Dallas Highway Animal Hospital in 2013. While working, she completed the Veterinary Technician Program through Penn Foster College and obtained her Associate of Science Degree. She then went on to take the VTNE and became a RVT. At DHAH, she is the Veterinary Technician manager and manages inventory. She is truly passionate about what she does and is always wanting to learn and stay up to date with Veterinary Medicine.

    Louie and Frankie are her two cats, who came to her at just the right time. There is never a dull moment, and they always keep her on her toes! She spends a lot of time with her brothers’ dogs, Hondo, and Scout, who are full of energy and love the park! Her favorite places to go are Montana and Rhode Island to visit family. When she is not working, you can find her working out, shopping, or just relaxing.

  • Jen
    Registered Veterinary Technician/Surgery Coordinator

    Originally from Missouri, Jen moved to Georgia in 1985 with her family. She attended Georgia Tech, and worked as a customer service representative with AT&T for 2 years. She began pet sitting due to her love of animals, and was soon able to start working at a animal hospital in 1997.She was trained as an assistant, and was later able to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2005.

    Jen joined our practice in August of 2014. She enjoys client education and medical math. Jen has also served as the Secretary for the Cobb Veterinary Medical Association since 2018- the first technician to hold a board position with the group. 

    Jen shares her home with 2 dogs. Odin is a 5 year old Pomeranian that was rescued after having parvo as a puppy. Inara is an 11 year old German Shepherd- who thinks she's a Pomeranian (she was raised with them). In her spare time, Jen enjoys reading, going to the movies, playing table top games, and 3D printing. She has a fondness for science fiction and fantasy, and has been attending Dragon Con since 1987.

  • Jessie
    Certified Veterinary Assistant-II/Appointment Coordinator

    Born and raised in California, Jessie moved to Georgia in 2005. She began working with animals as a kid, and was always rescuing strays. Jessie joined our practice in 2012, and has recently become a Certified Veterinary Assistant (in 2021).

    Jessie has 4 fur kids. Two dogs, Tyson and Little Bit. Two cats, Jersey and Capre, and a bearded dragon name Birdie. Still a child at heart, she has a passion for Disney, and loves go to the theme parks. She's also a baseball fan, and her favorite pastime is watching the Braves. Jessie can be found in the stands, cheering on her team, whenever she gets a chance!

  • Alyssa
    Veterinary Assistant/Reception

    Alyssa is originally from Delaware. Her father was in the Air Force and that is how she ended up in Georgia.  She started working as a kennel assistant in 2015 at a local animal hospital. She then became a Veterinarian Assistant in 2016. She started working here in 2018. She is married with two children. She also has two dogs, Trooper who is a German shorthaired pointer and Daisy who is a pit mix. She earned her Health Professions Associates degree in 2020. She then earned her Bachelors of Health Science degree in 2022 from Georgia Highlands. On her off time she enjoys spending time with her family and playing guitar. 

  • Cindy
    Certified Veterinary Assistant I

    Currently a student pursing a biology degree, I have been working in the veterinary field since 2015. I began as a kennel tech, learning and gaining new experiences as time went by. I am Georgia born and raised, and have also lived in Mexico for 2 years. I have what we call a petting zoo: dogs, cats, birds, guinea pigs, chickens, turkeys, and some aquatic critters. There's never a dull moment with this household of animals! I enjoy hiking, kayaking, and going to sporting events (baseball and soccer).

  • Kenny
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kenny Kennelly is a Veterinary Assistant at our Hospital. Originally from Nebraska, she came all the way here to be closer to her father in 2010. Becoming a receptionist at an animal hospital 5 years ago she found a new love and passion for animals. Working her way up she has now become a Veterinary Assistant and loves her job everyday. She loves dogs but cats are her specialty - the more spicy their personality, the better. She has 5 little fur children in her family - all cats of course. Butterfinger, a 13 year old who is the most feisty of the family. Butters, a 12 year old who is sweetest and cuddliest. Kali, a 12 year old biscuit making calico. Bread, a 5 year old who is always trying his best to help in the kitchen. Finally there is Lumi, who is 9 months and is the newest little addition with 3 legs and all spunk. Kenny continues to work on bettering herself in the field she loves so much. Working on her CVA and eager to learn new things from her doctors and coworkers. In her off time she enjoys playing World of Warcraft, painting, drawing and reading tons of books. 

  • Rebecca
    Certified Veterinary Assistant I

    Originally from Griffin, Ga. She moved to Cobb county to expand her opportunities. She has always had a passion for animals and knew from a very young age that she wanted to be in the veterinary field so that she could help her patients through all stages of life. She started her veterinary career as a kennel tech for a rescue veterinarian in 2012. She eventually moved to Cobb county where she was able to advance as a veterinary ER receptionist. She still wanted to accelerate her knowledge so she moved to an all cat clinic where she found her passion as a veterinary assistant. She took a break from the field to stay home with her babies to watch them grow. In July 2021 she found her home at Dallas Highway Animal Hospital. Her passion in her work is dealing with the more “feisty feline” patient although she loves every pet that walks through the door. She is currently enrolled in a course to be a Certified Veterinary Assistant, and hopes to progress in the future to be a Registered Veterinary Technician. At home she has 2 toddler boys, Tristan (2018) and Leo (2020). She has been married to her husband since 2019. They have a one eyed kitty, Skoplen (8), another kitty Rambo (6), and a chi-weenie named Harley (4). Rebecca and her family love spending time outdoors and traveling together.

  • Amber
    Receptionist Coordinator

    A Georgia native, Amber joined our staff in June of 2016. Amber has been working in the veterinary field for the last ten years. In her younger years she rode hunter jumpers’ horse backriding and competed locally. Married in 2016 she and her husband have three dogs, Jax (poodle mix), Remi (Yorkshire Terrier) and Zoey (Shih Tzu) In her spare time, she enjoys college football (Roll Tide), family, friends, sewing, boating and the outdoors. 

  • Ellen

    Ellen joined the staff at DHAH in 2019.  She has been in the veterinary field for over 20 years.  Ellen remembers bringing her childhood pets to the veterinarian when she was younger and saw the interaction between the receptionists and clients being a friendly and knowledgeable exchange.  Originally from Lilburn Georgia, Ellen found Dallas Highway Animal after moving to the area. Ellen shares her home with 3 dogs that include Cole, a German Shephard / Husky mix, Rusty, a Dutch Shephard mix and Molly, a miniature dachshund whom is in charge of the other canine family members.  Ellen’s recent additions to her furry family include Pepsi, Bubs, Will and Sybil.  These 4 kittens provide hours of entertainment and constant purrs.  Ellen home also includes two Zebra finches, Henry and Rita, 3 Parakeets, Lemon, Lime and Niki, three Neon fish, and three Glowfish.  All of these family members are rescues.  When not working, Ellen enjoys spending time with family, watching British television, and cooking.

  • Trinity
    Certified Veterinary Assistant I/Kennel Coordinator

    Trinity has been working at Dallas Highway Animal Hospital for 5 amazing years. She has been working in the animal field for 7 years. She has 4 fur babies, 2 dogs Marilynn and Matilda plus 2 cats Moonie and Luna. Her little sidekick Marilynn, a 3 pound chiweenie enjoys coming to work with her most days to help supervise the kennel alongside our work Beta fish named Jewel. When Trinity is not at work she loves traveling to places with beaches to relax on and places with mountains to explore. She also loves shopping and watching movies. 

  • Madelyn
    Certified Veterinary Assistant I/Kennel Assistant

     Madi is a Georgia native that joined the Dallas Highway Animal Hospital team in 2018,though she has worked in the pet care field since 2015 and has always had a passion for animals and animal rescue. Madi is currently working as a Kennel Assistant while working on her Veterinary Assistant certification. Madi has a special fondness for all hound types dog and currently shares her home with a rambunctious young beagle named Gambit. In her spare time Madi enjoys reading, watching Marvel superhero movies,and spending time with family and friends. 

  • Bossman
    Head Feline
    Thanks to Dr. Toth, I joined the hospital staff in April 2009. Each day, I like to see how many people will give me some of my favorite treats. I love other dogs, cats, and people. I also love to sit at the front door and watch the birds. You can always stop by to see my famous haircut and colorful nails or just to say, 'Hello.' I actually run the day-to-day operation at the hospital, or at least I like to think so!