The Veterinary Technicians of Grady Veterinary Hospital are a special, talented team of experts. Many have been with us for years, and we also welcome new team members regularly as our hospital expands. Our Veterinary Technicians make sure our patients and clients receive the best care and attention possible.
Enjoy getting to know these 12 Veterinary Technicians.
Kim Duffey is a Veterinary Technician in Grady Veterinary Hospital’s emergency room and mostly works second shift. She has been caring for animals with our team since 2006. Working in the ER is fast-paced and challenging. She says, “I’ve always wanted to work with animals, and being a veterinary technician lets me be hands-on with animals and interact with clients. I love my job most when a challenging case comes into the ER, and we are able to help—to tell the client their animal has a better prognosis now.”
Say hello to Selina Greene, a friendly Grady Veterinary face since 2016! Along with being a Veterinary Technician, Selina also volunteers at shelters, where she furthers her education and skills. She adds, “This is my dream job, and I love every single thing I do! Animals can’t talk, so I try to be their voice and treat them like the living beings they are. We’re a team at Grady Vet, and everyone pitches in to do everything we need to do for our patients.”
Veterinary Technician Tiffany Kidd finds assisting with surgeries and helping animals recover with wound care to be an especially fulfilling part of her calling. She’s been with Grady Veterinary Hospital since 2006, and in that time Tiffany has observed, “Animals overcome so much with so little complaint, especially compared to human medicine. It amazes me.” Right now, she has the fewest pets she’s ever had at one time- two dogs and four cats.
Melanie Lawall joined our Veterinary Technician team in 2016 as an already experienced technician. During her overnight shifts, she addresses emergencies, treats patients staying in the hospital and monitors anesthesia during emergency surgeries. She says, “I was an animal-crazy kid growing up, and spent most of my free time around them. I love saving the lives of the animals who come to us.”
As a Veterinary Technician, Jen L is a valuable member of our Internal Medicine team. She assists with complex cases that require specialty care and diagnostics like ultrasounds, endoscopies, colonoscopies, CT scans and more. She adds, “I really enjoy the challenge, and my favorite clients are so involved and passionate about their pet’s care.” She became interested in Internal Medicine after one of her pets was a patient of Dr. McElravy in 2009. The experience changed her career aspirations, and she switched her college major to Veterinary Technician. Jen joined the Grady Vet team in 2019.
Veterinary Technician Robert McCabe has been a familiar sight around Grady Veterinary Hospital since 1997. He enjoys the challenge of keeping up with advances in veterinary medicine, “We’ve seen a lot of improvements, especially when it comes to anesthetics and managing acute or chronic pain. These advances help animals so much. Once you ease their pain, you see how their personality changes when they are finally comfortable.” For Robert, it’s all about connecting with animals and people, “I’ve always had a bond with animals. And I love getting to know clients and patients on a first-name basis, making connections.”
After a previous career, Kristn McCann made the decision to become a Veterinary Technician and change her life. She adds, “It was the best decision I ever made. I have always wanted to work with animals.” She joined Grady Vet in 2014, and performs important work like IV catheters, X-Rays, blood draws, assisting in surgeries and more. Her favorite part of the job is seeing animals recover after a long illness.
Kaitlyn Mills joined the Grady Vet team in 2015, and she is a Veterinary Technician who works third shift. She cares for emergency patients, along with administering treatments for our ICU patients. Her goal is to make animals feel like Grady Vet is their home away from home and help keep their humans up to date on what’s happening. She says of her love for animals, “Animals love us unconditionally, so I want to do that for them as well. They deserve it!”
Meaghan T started as a Veterinary Technician with Grady Vet in 2020. She takes care of hospitalized patients and assists the doctors with any other treatments that are needed. She has loved animals her whole life, and she jumped at the chance to start a career helping them. Meaghan says she enjoys, “Helping clients understand that we are here to help them and their pets.”
As a Veterinary Technician working the night shift, Katie Warndorf treats every patient like her own pet. She joined the Grady Vet team in October 2020 and is an invaluable part of triaging and treating patients. Katie feels deeply for animals and clients and says, “Saving animals is a passion of mine. We sometimes see pets at their worst, but our clients trust us to get them back to their best.”
Patrick Weaver is a true veteran of Grady Veterinary Hospital, being a valued part of our team since 1989. As a Veterinary Technician, he’s impressed at how veterinary technology has improved over the years, “When I started, we didn’t even have computers. Now we have a CT scanner. Medical technology has grown so much, and it helps us heal and help more animals.” Patrick also performs inventory for the hospital, which is an important, behind-the-scenes challenge!
Caleb Yoder has been part of the Grady Vet team since 1998, working in different roles. He’s a Lab Technician who runs blood work like heartworm, blood count and chemistries. The lab is process-oriented and requires an attention to detail that Caleb specializes in. He explains his love of our patients, “Animals have an innocence, ability to trust and to like everyone, regardless of who they meet.” He’s pictured here with his lab assistants and future blood donor cats, Liam and Noll.