Meet the Technicians


  • Melissa Brady
    Lead Nurse

    Melissa is a Dahlonega native that joined the Red Barn Team in July 2014. She is Veterinary CPR Certified and a Certified Fear Free Professional. She has over 10 years experience in the veterinary field and loves helping her patients live happy healthy lives. Melissa is married with one son and a house full of fur-kids. She spends her free time outdoors with her Great Dane, Harley-Quinn and her family hiking. She enjoys sharing her compassion for animals and is constantly improving her knowledge in veterinary medicine to better care for her patients. 

  • Mariah Monroe
    Pharmacy Manager/ Pet Nurse

    Mariah joined the Red Barn Team in July of 2014. She has lived in Dahlonega, GA for most of her life. She a recent graduate of the University of North Georgia where she studied biology. She hopes to one day enter the field of Large Animal/Equine Veterinary Medicine. Mariah has owned animals all her life. She began riding horses at a young age and still enjoys being a part of the equestrian life. She currently has 4 dogs, 3 cats and 2 horses.

  • Doreen Sanders
    Patient Care Manager/ Pet Nurse

    Doreen joined the Red Barn Team in December of 2014. She previously worked for several years as the caretaker at TLC Humane Society. She lives in Dahlonega with her husband and several rescue pets and enjoys spending quiet time at home with them watching the deer in her back yard. Since working here Doreen has attained her Fear Free certification in hopes of helping nervous pets to gain more confidence and comfort while being here with us.

  • Peyton Heath
    Pet Nurse

    Peyton joined the Red barn team in November of 2015. She has lived in Pickens County for her entire life. Peyton is currently attending the University of North Georgia pursuing a degree in Biology. After she graduates, she hopes to attend the University of Georgia and complete a veterinary or zoology degree. She has spent time volunteering with the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, and currently has an internship working with a large animal Veterinarian in Blue Ridge, GA. She currently owns a Shetland sheepdog named Kato, several cats, chickens, and a gargoyle gecko named Ember.

  • Morgan Kepner
    Pet Nurse

    Morgan joined the Red Barn Team in March of 2016. She is originally from Social Circle, GA. She is currently a student at The University of North Georgia studying Biology. She hopes to one day become a Veterinarian. Morgan has 3 cats and a dog. In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with friends and loving on her own fur babies.

  • Courtney Chandler
    Lead Surgery Tech/ Pet Nurse

    Courtney joined the Red Barn Team in December of 2016. She was born in Gainesville, GA but has lived several places in South Georgia. Courtney has three pets, a cat named Simba and her dogs, Darcy and Ahyoka. She has a compassion for animal welfare that is reflected in her work and her Fear Free Certification. She currently stands on the board for TLC: Lumpkin County’s No-Kill shelter and one day wishes to start her own Pit rescue.

  • Shannon Clough
    Pet Nurse

    Shannon Joined the Red Barn team in August 2017. She has lived in Dahlonega for 15 years. Shannon started riding horses at a very young age and her passion is Barrel Racing. She has several animals that include an array of turkeys, three horses, three cats and three dogs. Shannon has a passion for animal health and enjoys giving your pets the attention they deserve while visiting our hospital. She is also one of our certified Fear Free technicians. 

  • Morgan Eason
    Pet Nurse

    Morgan joined the Red Barn team in June 2018. She recently moved to Dahlonega from Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from the University of North Florida in 2017 with a Bachelors Degree in Wildlife Conservation with a concentration in Shark Ecology. Morgan plans on achieving her doctorate degree in marine biology and wants to work with Aquatics. She currently lives with her sister, Sydney. They have two dogs, a chihuahua named Izzie, and a Beagle named Charley and a cat named Drogo. Morgan is also one of our certified Fear Free technicians.

  • Hanna Panter
    Pet Nurse

    Hanna joined the Red Barn Team in July of 2018. She was born and raised in Dahlonega, Ga and has a love for horses and animals alike. She enjoys trail riding and hunting in her spare time. She currently has two dogs and a gelding named Bentley. Hanna especially enjoys puppy kisses she receives while working here and strives to make every patient feel comfortable while here at Red Barn.

  • Shelby Clark
    Pet Nurse

    Shelby joined the Red Barn team in August 2019 and has been working in the field of veterinary medicine for almost 3 years now. She has a passion for all animals and strives to care for them in the best ways possible. She has three dogs: Cali a 4 year old collie mix, Titan a 7 year old boxer and Rascal(pictured) a 4 year old husky/pit mix. Before veterinary medicine she lived in Denmark for 7 years and moved back to the USA in 2013 where she graduated from East Hall High School. She recently joined the Red Barn Team and is looking forward to establishing a relationship with the many clients and patients of Red Barn!

  • Tori Hunter
    Pet Nurse

    Tori joined the Red Barn team in April 2019. She has just recently joined the veterinary medicine field, but has extensive experience working with exotic animals. She has worked at her family’s wildlife zoo for the last 8 years but has been involved for many more. She enjoys painting and spending time with her friends on her days off. She has a cat named Aker, two fish, three snakes and lions, tigers and bears (oh my!). Tori enjoys caring for your pets while they are here with us and works well with her new family at Red Barn!

  • Maryhannah Flynn
    Pet Nurse

    Maryhannah joined the Red Barn team in August 2019. She is new to the field of veterinary medicine but, has jumped right in and has fit right in with the team. She was born and raised in the North Georgia area. Maryhannah has had a passion for riding horses since a very young age and she enjoys taking her two pit bulls Kai and Rosco hiking in her free time. She has always had a strong compassion for animals of all kinds.


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