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Meet Our Team
Dr. Amy Barnes Young relocated to the Dacula area in 2010. She graduated from Auburn University Veterinary School in 1994. She has worked in a variety of veterinary practices through the years. Dr Young grew up on a dairy farm in AL and that was her first exposure to the veterinary world. Her true love in veterinary medicine is emergency medicine but she also enjoys the daily interaction with clients and patients, and the variety of practice.
She does relief work in the Gwinnett area. Her Husband, Dr Cris Young, is AVIC for FL and GA and a LT Colonel in the Army Reserve. She has 3 children who are active in the Archer school cluster. She has two dogs, two cats, and many fish at home. She is excited to be living close to Auburn University, as she loves SEC football.
Dr. Alisan Parnes graduated from the University of Georgia in 2002 and went on to complete an internship at Georgia Veterinary Specialists in Atlanta. She has been working in general practice and emergency medicine in Atlanta for the past 12 years. Two years ago, she became certified in veterinary acupuncture and has incorporated integrative medicine into her practice. She also works with local rescue groups and shelters to provide care for homeless pets in Atlanta.
She has been married for 15 yrs and has two boys, age 7 and 11. Her four legged family members include a Siberian Husky, Timber, a Lab mix named Chewie and two cats, Dino and Ramone. She enjoys traveling, being near the ocean, spending time with her family, being outdoors, reading, and yoga.
Lindsey obtained both her Undergraduate (2000) and Veterinary Degrees (2004) from Auburn University. After practicing in Atlanta in both general and emergency practice, she transitioned to Diagnostic Ultrasound in 2007. Lindsey worked as a consultant in New Jersey for Sound Technologies from 2010-2011. She and her husband, Dr. McKenzie Daniel, own and operate Mobile Veterinary Ultrasound. They live in Athens with their two young children, rescued Basset Hound, and Ragdoll cat.
Although originally from Athens, McKenzie attended Auburn University, where he earned his Bachelors (1996), Masters (1999), and Veterinary (2004) degrees. He worked in general practice in Atlanta and then Athens, before transitioning to full time ER work in 2008. He also added Diagnostic Ultrasound to his resume in 2008. He worked as a consultant in New Jersey for Sound Technologies from 2011-2014. He co-owns Mobile Veterinary Ultrasound with his wife, Dr. Lindsey Daniel. They reside in Athens with their two young children.
Dr. Vanna Dickerson is originally from Cumming, Georgia, and worked as a veterinary assistant at Crestview Animal Hospital in Cumming for almost a decade prior to graduating from veterinary school. She obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from North Georgia College and State University, then graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation she completed a small animal rotating internship with a heavy emphasis on emergency medicine at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC. She returned to Athens to begin a post-doctoral fellowship in the Small Animal Surgery Department at the University of Georgia, and began working at Animal Emergency Care of Braselton when it was established in August 2014. She has two dogs (a chiweenie and a lab mix) and four crazy cats.
Dr. Zak is a 1995 UGA graduate living in the Hamilton Mill community. She shares her home with her 2 sons, Briggs and Brandon, as well as her 3 dogs, Maggie & Murray, Parti Standard Poodles, and Taco, a Chihuahua. In her spare time, she can be found barking at the Dawgs in Athens or on
the tennis courts. She is also a proud supporter of Mill Creek Athletics, as her sons play lacrosse, football, basketball, and soccer.
Dr. Heather Field grew up in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She graduated as a Registered Nurse in Montreal then pursued a Bachelor of Science in Biology and completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College in 1991. Over the years, she has worked as an emergency clinician, associate veterinarian, a practice owner and in shelter medicine. Dr. Field has lived in Ontario, Michigan, New York, Saskatchewan, and Georgia. She is married to a veterinarian who specializes in diagnostic imaging. She is busy with her two children, Justin and Jennifer and three loving animals, Lily, Jack and Milo. In her spare time she enjoys working out at the gym and spending time outdoors.
Sabrina Bass is a native of Atlanta and has lived in the Atlanta/North Georgia area her entire life. She has worked in multiple fields, including Information Technology, Staffing, Aeronautics, and now Veterinary Medicine; with a background in Customer Service, Administration/Executive Administration, Accounting, IT Support, Management and Project Management. She is an animal lover of all kinds and has had a multitude of animals throughout her life including fish, ducks, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, ferrets, cats and dogs. She is married and has four children, which keep her hands full when she is not at the Emergency Clinic. Sabrina enjoys trips to the mountains or the beach, spending time with her immediate and extended family and friends, reading and arts and crafts.