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.

Brooke Temples

Human Resources

Brooke started as a kennel technician at Bartow Animal Hospital in 2001 and worked her way to Human Resources at Acworth Animal Hospital. She is married with one daughter and added a cocker spaniel named Ellie to her family in 2016.

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.