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.