Dr. Rebecca Banner, DVM (left) and Dr. Kasey Pursley, DVM (right)
DR. REBECCA BANNER
Veterinarian and Clinic Owner
Dr. Rebecca Banner started working in animal hospitals when she was just eleven years old; it’s her passion and it shows. She graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1993 and became an associate veterinarian at Animal Medical Care Center in Marietta where she practiced for three years. She then joined Pets Are People Too in Roswell where she worked for 15 years, eventually becoming the hospital director. In 2009, Dr. Banner moved to South Carolina to care for her parents while also working as an associate veterinarian at Animal Medical Care Center of Lady's Island, SC. Dr. Banner moved back to Atlanta in 2011 where she practiced at Greater Atlanta Veterinary Medical Group in Marietta until 2018. Later that year, she found a suitable location to build her dream clinic and Paw Patch Animal Clinic was born. Built with her clients and patients in mind, Paw Patch Animal Clinic is now her home away from home; she wouldn't want it any other way. Dr. Banner feels blessed to say that she’s never “worked” a day in her life and has an amazing client base that she considers family. Away from the clinic, you can find her on her phone texting her two college-age kids, or out in her garden digging in the dirt with her fur kids and chickens.
DR. KASEY PURSLEY
A native of the Roswell, GA area, Dr. Pursley completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Berry College in Rome, GA, and graduated from Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Dr. Pursley is thrilled to be back practicing where she grew up. When she’s not in the clinic loving on your pets, she enjoys jet skiing and attending local events like Alive After Five in Roswell with her fiancé and her boxer mix, Remington.
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AMANDA - Client Care Lead Representative
Amanda has been a veterinary receptionist for three years. Her love for people and pets, along with her family's faith in her, led her to Paw Patch Animal Clinic. Amanda's favorite thing about working with clients is hearing their stories and seeing the love they have for their fur babies. She has a special interest in all things veterinary medicine and loves learning something new every day. Amanda says the most satisfying part of her job is knowing she's played a positive role in ensuring every pet goes home with the best care. Her responsibilities include answering phones and emails, guiding/teaching fellow Client Care Specialists, maintaining the schedule, and making excellent coffee. When not at work, Amanda cares for her two children husband, three dogs, and a cat.
ANDI - Business Operations Manager
With over 20 years of business and management experience, Andi came to veterinary medicine completely by accident. After leaving the software industry, she started in real estate and began volunteering her time with a local rescue. She quickly became the Director of the Veterinary Medicine program and was able to expand both the reach of the rescue and the quality of care for the dogs in the program. After six years, she was ready for a new challenge; she partnered with Dr. Banner on her Paw Patch Animal Clinic dream. From finding the location to opening the doors, Andi was there every step. She now manages the financial, HR, and inventory aspects of the business, and is happy to have Paw Patch as her work home. Usually, you can find her at home working or relaxing with her husband, their Pug Barnaby, two Pekingese (Fu and Sweets), and their cats.
AUBRIE - Patient Care Assistant
Aubrie stumbled on veterinary medicine, originally going to school to be a special education teacher. She got her first job in a kennel at 20 and fell in love. After almost 20 years, she can't imagine doing anything else. Aubrie's philosophy is to treat all of the pets as if they are her own. She wants them to know no matter how scared or sick they are, someone is there for them. She has compassion and understanding for everyone.
CARRIE - Client Care Manager and Rescue Manager
Carrie's career in veterinary medicine began as a volunteer for a local rescue group where she assisted on their veterinary team for several years, coordinating care with local veterinary offices. During that time, she fostered many dogs and spent a lot of time at partner vets. When a job opportunity opened up for a receptionist at one of those clinics, she jumped at the chance and hasn't looked back. Carrie's favorite part of veterinary medicine is working with rescue partners and rescue dogs, especially bully breeds. Carrie and her family have fostered close to 100 Pitbulls with specific medical needs and have adopted many that otherwise wouldn't be adoptable.
CYDNI - Client Care Representative
Cydni has been in the veterinary field for two years but has a lifelong love of animals, always wanting a fulfilling career where she could help people. Cydni loves building relationships with clients and their pets and seeing all of their transformations. She loves being there for the clients during highs and lows. Cydni has an affinity for helping super anxious, scared dogs and loves to provide that calm presence they need. They have a very special place in her heart as her personal pets deal with anxiety as well.
DANIELA - Patient Care Assistant
Daniela is studying to be a veterinarian! She has always been passionate about working with animals. She worked as a zoo guide in Colombia and a Kennel Assistant in Atlanta before joining Paw Patch Animal Clinic. Daniela loves interacting with clients and learning how loved their pets are. She loves that veterinary medicine is challenging and rewarding with opportunities to learn something new daily. She feels fortunate to be part of a team that works hard to save lives. Daniela enjoys spending time with her fur kids King, a Boxer mix, and Ellie a Golden Doodle, working hard in veterinary school, and hiking with her boyfriend.
EMILY, LVT - Patient Care Manager
Emily developed a love for animals at an early age. With over 20 years of experience, she has worked with many different animals including reptiles, and small and large mammals; among the most memorable being caring for cows at a dairy farm. She enjoys helping pets during surgery, caring for them as they recover, and watching pets flourish through the years.
ETHAN - Patient Care Student
Since his freshman year of college, Ethan has studied Animal Sciences and Biology. It has always been his dream to pursue a career in Veterinary Medicine. What Ethan enjoys most about working in the field is getting to meet and learn the personalities and quirks of the different pets we see in the office.
JENNY - Marketing & Operations Assistant
Jenny began volunteering for a rescue in 2013 where she developed a passion for veterinary medicine. She joined Paw Patch Animal Clinic prior to its opening as an intern, designing the website and building a social media brand. She enjoys using her skills to promote patient health and well-being through social media posts, photography, and website maintenance. In addition to her public-facing duties, Jenny also performs medication and inventory management and data entry. She is a Master of Arts in Professional Writing student and Graduate assistant at a local university.
JULIA, LVT - Patient Care Technician
Julia’s career working with animals began over 20 years ago when she worked at a pet store that sold fish, birds, and exotic animals. She enjoys staying up-to-date on the latest medical advancements, challenging herself to evolve with the veterinary field, and subscribes to the philosophy that “learning never stops.”
LAUREN - Patient Care Student
Lauren started working closely with animals during her freshman year of high school through a veterinary science program. She plans to attend veterinary school in the future and open her own clinic/rescue in a big city. Lauren has a cat and dog and enjoys spoiling and teaching them. Lauren is a current college student.
MCKENZIE - Client Care Representative
Mckenzie says the most satisfying part of her job is knowing that she helps pets stay well or get better, and seeing clients' relief knowing they've received the best care. Mckenzie's favorite part of her job is seeing all of the different fur babies and their personalities, working with clients, answering their questions, and being a shoulder to cry on or a pal to laugh with. Making families smile knowing we helped their pets is rewarding.
MIA - Patient Care Lead Assitant
Mia always wanted to work in veterinary medicine but didn't know about veterinary assistants, so she began her career in the human medical field. Though she loved the medical side, Mia realized she strongly preferred working with pets. After further research, she learned more about veterinary assistants and enrolled in school to pursue that career. Currently, Mia is working towards her Registered Veterinary Technician degree (RVT). Her favorite part of veterinary medicine is helping with surgeries and dental procedures. Mia has one dog that she loves to walk and explore with. She also enjoys reading, texting with her family, and traveling.
MONIQUE - Patient Care Assistant
Monique stumbled on veterinary medicine at a young age through fostering cats and kittens, quickly developing a passion for animals. She started her veterinary career at a boarding facility and then worked as a kennel technician for a local rescue where she discovered rescue medicine. She worked her way to becoming a Veterinary Assistant. Monique excels at rescue medicine, taking on countless medical cases ranging from neonate orphaned kittens to critical cases, and rehabilitating numerous post-surgical kittens and cats.
VICTORIA - Client Care Representative
Victoria's favorite part of working at Paw Patch Animal Clinic is interacting with pets and becoming familiar with them. She enjoys communicating with clients and their pets. Victoria's hobbies include reading, hiking, and being with family.