About Us

Veterinary Assistants


Sheri Wise, Lead Assistant

Sheri has been a veterinary assistant since 2010. She is currently enrolled in Ashworth College. Sheri resides in Cartersville with her two daughters, four dogs, two cats, and two birds.


Terra Benton

Terra’s career at Bartow began as a kennel assistant, but her love of animals and learning inspired her to move into a more involved role as a veterinary assistant. Terra is local to Cartersville and is married with two sons, 3 dogs and 1 cat.


Tyler Brookshire

Tyler has been with Bartow Animal Hospital since 2008. He graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors of Biology. He is currently seeking his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University CVM, class of 2024. He was the previous lead veterinary assistant for 5 years and is an avid outdoorsman. Tyler has a german shepherd named Titan, 2 turtles, and a bearded dragon named Binx.


Mary Ellis

Mary, an Air Force brat, graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College with an associate degree in Animal Health Technology. Mary worked in the veterinary medicine field for nearly ten years before joining Bartow Animal Hospital. Mary lives near Barnsley Gardens with her 7 dogs, 5 cats, 3 turtles, 2 lovebirds, 100 guppies. In addition to her work at Bartow, she enjoys reading science-fiction, gardening, and church.


Sydney Howell

Sydney is from Kingston, Georgia, and has been with Bartow Animal Hospital most of her life. She has always known that she wanted to be a veterinarian, so she began washing dogs for our groomer when she was 10 years old. In 2015, she became part of our kennel assistant staff, and she gradually worked her way up to the veterinary assistant position.

Sydney was a college athlete; she played softball at Cleveland State Community College, and at the University of West Georgia, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then attended Lincoln Memorial University where she obtained her Master of Science in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences. Sydney is currently enrolled in Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine, and anticipates graduating with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2023.

Sydney loves kayaking, and loves her boxer, Krash, even more. He happily accompanies her on her kayaking trips. She also has a bearded dragon named Mushu who is awesome. Sydney can’t wait to graduate from vet school and become an awesome chicken doctor!


Jonah Love

Jonah started with Acworth Animal Hospital in 2015 and transferred to Bartow Animal Hospital in 2020. His goal, since starting at Acworth, is to become a veterinary assistant. He hopes to begin college and work towards his goal in the near future. Jonah has an adopted dog, Maverick.


Emily Marbry

Emily began working at Bartow Animal Hospital as a kennel assistant in 2018. She became a veterinary assistant in 2019. Emily has two dogs at home, and loves spending her free time with friends and family.


Stephanie O’Neal

Stephanie was born and raised in Cartersville, Ga. She started working at Bartow Animal Hospital in the fall of 1997 as a kennel assistant and moved up to a veterinary assistant after a short period of training. Stephanie is married with three sons. They reside in Cartersville along with their four Great Danes and Beagles.


Mallory Rosiek

Mallory first became familiar with Bartow Animal Hospital when her family started bringing their pets for visits in 1997. Having a passion for animals, Mallory joined our Bartow team in 2014, and she now works at our sister clinic, Lake City Animal Hospital, as well. Additionally, she is enrolled at Kennesaw State to further her education. Mallory has two cats named Willow and Pikachu, and two dogs named Duffy and Trixie.


Angel Smith

Angel was hired in January of 2016 as a kennel assistant, and joined the veterinary assistant team in August of 2018. In her free time Angel enjoys riding her horses, fishing, and hiking with her two dogs, Waylon and Aubie.


Steven Wilson

I am a graduate of Cartersville High School, and have worked with Bartow Animal Hospital since I was a sophomore. I am currently going to Georgia Northwestern Technical College.


Josh Haire

Josh has been with Bartow Animal Hospital since January 2020, but in that short time he has found an intense joy in working with your pets. He enjoys ensuring that your pets needs are always taken care of. In his free time Josh enjoys acting in film. He has appeared in “The Walking Dead”, “The Vampire Diaries”, and “Full Count” on Netflix.