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Kate Borden
Veterinary Technician
Kate has always been fascinated by science, especially biology and medicine, and she’s felt an intrinsic connection with the earth’s creatures ever since she can remember. Veterinary medicine is where those two passions intersect. For Kate, getting to use her skillset and knowledge to better the lives of not only pets, but those who care for them, is a dream come true!

Kate grew up in New Jersey and started working as an Emergency Medical Technician there during her senior year of high school. She attended college to earn her Bachelor’s degree in public health education, continuing to work as an EMT during her studies, then moved to Georgia after her husband accepted a job with a local fire department. Kate worked as an Advanced EMT while her husband finished his fire training and graduated from paramedic school, and then she decided to chase her dreams—that’s when she joined the Oak Hill Animal Hospital family!

Kate has been a member of the clinic team since March of 2019 and finds that she has a special interest in running diagnostic tests in the lab. Finding connections between the clinical signs her patients present with and the results she finds in the lab is extremely rewarding for her! Kate also loves to work directly with hospitalized pets and help their progress improve day after day.

Outside of veterinary medicine, Kate is interested in crafting, cooking, reading, music—she sings and plays the trombone—and spending time with her husband and their pets. The couple shares their home with a Carolina dog mix, Sheldon; Turner the Black Mouth Cur who is the tough guy of the family; a loving Pit Bull mix named Austin who wants nothing more than to sit in someone’s lap and give kisses; and a stoic bearded dragon who goes by Jörmugandr.
Julie Moore
Pet Stylist
Julie has been passionate about animal care and grooming ever since she was young—she recalls working on her own family pets’ hairstyles when she was only a teenager. Julie’s ambition never wavered! In total, she’s been grooming for 36 fulfilling years and is proud to serve the area’s pets and animal parents here at Oak Hill Animal Hospital.

Julie is a Georgia native and has been grooming pets locally for the past 20 years. She’s a certified Master Pet Stylist, pet stylist instructor, and a certified behavior specialist, and also serves as a pet dermatological consultant.

In her time away from work, Julie enjoys practicing her photography skills, swimming, horseback riding, and spending time with her family. She has three children and a grandson, and loves going on new adventures with them whenever the opportunity presents itself!
Veterinary Technician, Receptionist
Tara owned and operated a 10-acre hobby farm for nine years, where she trained and boarded horses and bred Nigerian Dwarf goats. She loved what she did, but always wanted to learn more about the medical side of animal care. That’s what inspired Tara to join the veterinary world! She couldn’t be happier to serve the area’s pets and animal parents alongside a team of fellow animal-lovers here at Oak Hill Animal Hospital.

Tara grew up in Gwinnett County, Georgia and has lived in the state her whole life. She was first introduced to the veterinary field by a friend of hers who worked for a large-animal veterinarian, and Tara immediately knew that she wanted to learn more. She began working here at Oak Hill Animal Hospital in the spring of 2019, and now helps pets and their owners on a daily basis as a Veterinary Technician and front-desk receptionist.

Around the clinic, Tara likes collecting laboratory samples and running diagnostic tests. She’s also passionate about working with nervous or aggressive patients to help them stay calm and comfortable during their time here at the hospital.

When she’s not here at the hospital, Tara enjoys traveling with her partner, caring for her wonderful young daughter, and spending time with her animals at home. She has four cats named George, Shiloh, Bagel, and Macey; a long-haired Chihuahua named Nemo; Lexi the Border Collie; and a playful German Shepherd named Okami. Tara also keeps several goats—Ice Cream, Frankie, Max, and T-Bird—as well as a Paint Horse named Nevada, a miniature donkey who goes by Honkey, and a loveable chicken named Bok-Bok.
Renee Kraudy
Kennel Technician
Ever since she can remember, Renee has wanted to better the lives of pets in whatever way she could. Ultimately, she would like to open her own animal sanctuary! That’s why becoming a part of the Oak Hill Animal Hospital family was so important to her—Renee gets to help animals stay healthy and happy on a daily basis.

Renee joined the Oak Hill Animal Hospital team in May of 2019 and has been caring for the pets of the area ever since. She serves as a Kennel Technician, and her favorite part of every shift is getting to meet new animal personalities on a regular basis. Nothing beats knowing that her efforts make a lasting difference for the pets and families of the area!
Sandi Dodge
Bookkeeper (Himalayan cat pictured)
Sandi has been enjoying the company of pets nearly all her life, so she knows just how valuable animal companions are to the families of the area. She’s thrilled to be able to use her analytical and mathematical skills to improve the lives of others—four- and two-legged—every day! Sandi serves as the clinic’s bookkeeper.

Sandi is originally from Arizona, and has been involved with the financial community since her time serving in the United States Army. She further developed her skills by earning a degree in mathematics, and she has served military service members as a tax consultant. Sandi joined the Oak Hill Animal Hospital family in April of 2015 in order to combine her passion for animal care with her knack for numbers, and hasn’t looked back since. Her favorite part of the job is working alongside a team of compassionate animal-lovers just like herself!

Sandi and her husband have seven children and six grandchildren. Currently, they live with a rambunctious feline friend named Libby who tends to act more like a dog than a cat. When she isn’t spending quality time with family or enjoying Libby’s antics, Sandi likes staying active in her church community, practicing yoga with her husband, and quilting.

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Tuesday: 8am – 5:30pm
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