Meet the Technicians

nurses

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    Melissa Brady
    Lead Nurse Manager

    Melissa is a mother, wife, nurse manger, and Certified Veterinary Assistant. She has been a part of the Red Barn Veterinary family since 2014 and has been in the veterinary field since 2008. Melissa has several certifications in various aspects of veterinary medicine and strives to offer her patients the best veterinary care possible. As a Dahlonega native she enjoys spending time at Yahola Creek Park, then relaxing on the Dahlonega Square with her family and four legged friends on the weekends. She enjoys sharing her compassion for animals and is consistently improving her knowledge in veterinary medicine to better care for her patients.

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    Mariah Bafile
    Nurse Manager II and Central Pharmacy

    Mariah joined the Red Barn Team in July of 2014. She has lived in Dahlonega, GA for most of her life. She is a recent graduate of the University of North Georgia where she obtained a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She thoroughly enjoys her work in the Field of Veterinary Medicine and is constantly learning and researching new procedures and information. 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 and her husband currently have three dogs, three cats, a flock of chickens and two horses.

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    Doreen Sanders
    Pet Nurse/ Surgery Lead/ CVA

    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.

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    Sarah Smith
    Pet Nurse

    Sarah joined the Red Barn Team in March of 2016. She has spent her entire life in Dawsonville. Sarah has a husband, two dogs, Johnny Bravo and Bentley, a cat named Whiskey and a beautiful daughter, Dakota Eleanor. She has her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from University of North Georgia and enjoys researching and learning about animal nutrition. In her free time she enjoys yoga, hunting, fishing, and every other outdoor activity. She is also a licensed taxidermist and enjoys it as a hobby and part-time career.

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    Courtney Chandler
    Pet Nurse/ CVA

    Courtney joined the Red Barn Team in December of 2016. She was born in Gainesville, GA but has lived several places in South Georgia. She currently owns a cat named Simba, a Pitbull named Darcy, and a Mastiff named Ahyoka who are all rescues. 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. Courtney and her husband added a new member to our team recently as they welcomed their beautiful son, Presley into the world!

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    Hanna Snider
    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.

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    Linsey Campbell
    Pet Nurse

    Linsey joined the Red Barn Team in January of 2018. She recently graduated from high school and plans to pursue further education and one day Veterinary School. She enjoys riding horses in her free time and has trained as a hunter/jumper but is currently participating in barrel racing. Linsey has a dog named Colt and a bunny named Pickles. Linsey enjoys working with our clients and their pets and always has a smile when greeting them. She is an amazing member of our nurse team and works hard while gaining knowledge in the veterinary field.

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    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!

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    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.

  • Alexa
    Alexa Guerra
    Pet Nurse

    Alexa joined the Red Barn team in August 2020. She grew up in Miami, FL and graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s in Biology. She hopes to go to veterinary school in the future. In her spare time she loves helping in stray animal rescue and taking care of the feral community. She has 6 four-legged kids. Three dogs (Olivia, Boomer, and Scarlet), 2 cats (Nellie and Big Girl), and her awesome ferret (Puck). Alexa’s great energy is motivating to the team and her care for your pets will be apparent in every visit.

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    Mary Kelley
    Pet Nurse

    Mary Joined the Red Barn team September of 2020. Born in Butte, MT and finally landed in GA in 1999. Currently, she is enrolled in an online college program pursuing her degree in Veterinary Technology. Mary enjoys hiking, camping, and playing pool in her spare time. She has two dogs named Blossom and Sophie.  Mary and her partner Jay recently brought us a new member to the team as they welcomed their sweet daughter, Danni Kei into the world.

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    Emma Johnson
    Pet Nurse

    Emma joined the Red Barn Team in June of 2021. She has lived in Tucson, AZ her entire life until her recent move to Dahlonega where she plans to attend University of North Georgia to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She aspires to attend veterinary school in the future. In her free time, she enjoys riding horses and spending time with loved ones. Emma is excited to join our team and help provide another caring hand in your pet’s care. 

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Office Hours

Red Barn Veterinary Hospital

Monday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Closed for Lunch

Tuesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

12:00 pm - 12:300 pm Closed for Lunch

Wednesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Closed for Lunch

Thursday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Closed for Lunch

Friday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

12:00 pm - 12:300 pm Closed for Lunch

Saturday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

11:30 pm - 12:00 pm Closed for Lunch

Sunday

Closed

Red Barn Veterinary Hospital

Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Closed for Lunch
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm 12:00 pm - 12:300 pm Closed for Lunch
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Closed for Lunch
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Closed for Lunch
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm 12:00 pm - 12:300 pm Closed for Lunch
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm 11:30 pm - 12:00 pm Closed for Lunch
Sunday
Closed