About us

Meet Our Team

Office Staff

Courtney Whitcher

Hospital Administrator

Courtney began her career with veterinary clinics when she joined the staff at Bartow Animal Hospital in 1996. She is a 2002 graduate of Kennesaw State University with a business degree. She is married with one daughter.

Alex Williams

Lead Receptionist

A Kennesaw native, Alex started her receptionist position at Bartow Animal Hospital in 2006. A proud alumnus of the University of Mississippi - Hotty Toddy! - Alex enjoys life every day and loves her work at Bartow and her Bartow family. She has 2 boxers, a bull mastiff, and one feisty kitty.

Ariel Pelligrini

Ariel is one of the first smiling faces you’ll see at Bartow Animal Hospital. She loves being around animals and the opportunity to help the pets and their owners who visit us. Ariel has one dog, Sophie, who is the office dog, and one cat.

Alicia Updyke

Alicia will check you in, answer questions, and help nervous pet parents feel at ease when they come to Bartow Animal Hospital. A pet lover herself, she is the proud owner of three pitbulls at home.

Mandi Copeland

Mandi joined the front desk staff at Acworth Animal Hospital in August of 2014 before moving to Bartow Animal Hospital in 2016. She is a 2003 graduate of Georgia Northwestern Technical College. She has three children, one dog and one cat.

Tessa Colgan

Tessa graduated from Woodland High School in 2013. She has been attending Georgia Northwestern Technical College for the past two years. She owns a Shih-Tzu named Snickers and a little black kitten named Pebbles.

Samantha Seckinger

Samantha is a junior in college majoring in Accounting. She lives at home with her parents and their 11 animals. They have 7 dogs and 4 cats.

Alyssa Gentry-Heath

Alyssa started working at BAH in January 2017. She married her high school sweetheart, Tyler, and has two beautiful daughter named Lily and Lucy. Her and her husband both work as assistant youth directors at their church. Alyssa is a proud dog mom of a 3-year-old Blue Heeler name Delilah.

Jillian Witt

Jillian is a native of Cartersville, Georgia. She attended Rockmart high school and is currently enrolled at Georgia Highland where she studies Dental hygiene. Jillian joined Bartow Animal Hospital in June of 2016 as a Kennel Assistant; she was quickly promoted to reception due to her phenomenal personality and people skills.

Katie Quick-Gladish

Katie is a graduate of Jacksonville State University and received her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She is a practicing Real Estate agent in Georgia (LIC with Professional Realty Group). Katie is a lover of animals and owns a mastiff named Maggie, who is her fur baby. She loves to be outdoors and says that fall is her favorite season.

Tatum Morson

Tatum has been working here at Bartow Animal Hospital since January 2016. She enjoys spending her free time with friends kayaking, sitting by a fire, and cooking out. She also enjoys spending time with her two dogs Remington and Apollo.