MEET OUR DOCTORS AND STAFF
Richard L. Duffey, DVM
Dr. Duffey attended the University of Georgia where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology and a Masters Degree in Medical Microbiology. He received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UGA in 1988. Dr. Duffey purchased the already well established clinic, Winder Animal Hospital in 1994. He and his wife Anne live in Winder with their cat, Mr. Bigglesworth and dog Teddy. Their son, Jefferson, recently graduated from UGA and their son, Davis, is currently attending Georgia Southwestern College.
Katherine Fowler, DVM
Dr. Fowler grew up in Washington DC and earned her Bachelor's degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University. She moved to Georgia in 2003 and joined our practice that very same year. Dr. Fowler has loved getting to know our clients and patients and enjoys being part of the Barrow County community. She lives in Athens with her husband, who is a professor of German at the University of Georgia, and her son, dog and cat.
Cassandra Dyal, DVM
Dr. Dyal obtained her undergraduate Bachelors in Chemistry from Armstrong Atlantic State University. She graduated as DVM in May 2012 from UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Dyal now resides in Winder, Georgia with her husband, Jeremy, and 16-year old twin sons Jeremy and Shawn, as well as their two cats. Their son, Shaun, is special needs, therefore the whole family is very involved with Wellspring Camp in Jefferson, Georgia and Extra Special People in Watkinsville, Georgia. Dr. Dyal has been a foster home for more than 20 dogs over the last five years working with Athens Canine Rescue. Her special interests are dermatology and dentistry.
Debbie Lord, Practice Manager
Debbie has a combined background in business and legal administration as well as the veterinary industry. She worked 8 years as a veterinary assistant with an equine veterinarian as well as bookkeeper for the practice. After joining Winder Animal Hospital in 1998, she obtained veterinary assistant certification and completed two years of veterinary technology courses through Cedar Valley College. Her more than 25 years in the veterinary industry and corporate world have prepared her to deal with the daily challenges as Practice Manager for Winder Animal Hospital. Debbie lives in Jackson County with her husband Tony where they share their farm with two dogs, four cats and two horses.
Megan Ingram, Office Manager
Megan started work at WinderAnimalHospital in 1999 as a part-time kennel assistant. She has since moved into the the position of Office Manager. Megan married her husband, Travis, in May 2009 and they are now proud parents of a beautiful daughter, Lily and are expecting their second child in September 2014. They have two dachshunds (Harley and Lola) and three cats (Gibbs, Juice and Sugarfield). They also have 14 chickens and 1 rooster - a Brahma named Foghorn Leghorn - weighing in at 9 lbs.! Megan loves to cook and makes decorative cakes. She and Travis both love to ride motorcycles in the beautiful North Georgia mountains.
Jody Woodard, Registered Veterinary Technician
Jody graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Gwinnett Technical College in 2004 and became a vital addition to our team in July 2006. She lives in Winder with her husband Trampus, their daughter Emily and three cats, A.J. Alex, and Devon. Jody brings a lot of enthusiasm to the hospital. Her genuine care and concern for the patients and her southern charm make our clients feel at home.
Malika Nelson, Registered Veterinary Technician
Malika joined the WAH team in May 2013. She graduated from Fort Valley State University with a B.S. in Veterinary Technology and has aspirations to go on to veterinary school. Malika enjoys working with exotic animals but it is actually cows that hold a special place in her heart. She shares her home with her daughter, 2 dogs, 1 cat and a rat.
Nicole Rumohr, Veterinary Assistant
Nicole obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from University of North Carolina. She joined our team in 2013. She lives with her husband Josh, and their two dogs, Bandit (a Husky/Lab mix) and Delilah (an adorable Basset Hound). She enjoys taking the dogs to the park and participating in "fun runs" such as Warrior Dash and Color Run as well as cooking, camping and hiking.
Christine Ferris, Veterinary Assistant
Christine joined WAH January 2014. She attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College where she studied veterinary technology. Christine has been in the veterinary industry for over 30 years and is an incredible addition to our staff. She has four beautiful daughters, one of whom is studying to become a veterinarian. Christine has 9 cats, 3 dogs and a bunny! She loves to cook and enjoys the outdoors, hiking and horseback riding.
Austin Ostrander, Kennel Assistant
Austin joined our team in June 2013 as a student participant of the Winder-Barrow High School Youth Apprenticeship Program. He will continue employment after his graduation from WBHS as he moves on to the University of North Georgia where he plans to major in wildlife management. More about Austin in his own words, " I was born and raised on a small farm in Statham, Georgia and have been around animals since I could walk. That has fueled my love for animals. Working here is amazing because I love to interact with all the different animals that come through the door everyday." Austin has 2 dogs, 3 horses, 14 chickens, 1 rabbit, 2 turkeys and 3 cats! Whew! That's a lot of critters! - We love having Austin as part of our team.
Andrea Rosage, Client Services Representative
Andrea is a two-time employee with WAH. Originally in 1999 then most recently rejoined the team in 2013. She obtained her Medical Assistant degree from Trocaire College in Buffalo, NY. Andrea's care and compassion for both our patients and their owners makes her endearing to all who meet her. She lives in Jefferson with her husband, Carl. They have a son Zack, a daughter, Morgan and two dogs, Macy and Ziggy. Carl and Andrea enjoy riding their Harley motorcycle.
Stacie Stotts Hall, Client Services Representative
Stacie joined the WAH team in 2001 for four years. She re-joined our team in 2014. A Barrow County native and graduate of Winder Barrow High School, Stacie obtained her Associates Degree in commercial photography in 1991. Her photography career allowed her to meet movie stars, singers and some of North Georgia's "rich 'n famous". Stacie shares exciting stories of her airtime of her radio station days, loves reptiles but is deathly afraid of spiders. Family means more than anything to her and her motto is Live, Laugh, Love! Stacie still lives in Barrow County with her husband, Dustin and daughter, Anna Beth. Her outgoing personality, love of animals and her diverse talents make her an awesome addition to our team.
Donna Foley, Client Services Representative
Donna joined our team in 2012 on a "temporary" basis to fill in for one of our staff while on maternity leave. The rest, as they say is history... as she is still with us. Donna has become such an important component to our team. She has always had a strong love for animals and has been in the veterinary industry for 19 years. Donna lives in Jefferson on their "mini-farm" with her husband, Kevin and their son Paul who is very active in sports. We enjoy having Donna as part of our team because she has original Southern charm and a perfect smile.