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, dogs, cats and 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, dogs and a 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, 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 dogs, cats, turtles, lovebirds, and 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 dogs at home, and loves spending her free time with friends and family.

Mallory Hanks

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 Lake City team in 2014, and she now works at our sister clinic, Bartow Animal Hospital. Mallory has cats named Willow and Pikachu, and dogs named Duffy and Trixie. She loves to spend time with her daughter and husband.

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 dogs, Waylon and Aubie.

Stephen 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.

Madeline Elrod

Madeline started working at Bartow Animal Hospital back in 2019 as a kennel assistant. She joined the veterinary assistant team in 2021. Madeline has cats, Salem and Spike, as well as a dog named Kylo. She enjoys spending time with her fur babies and taking care of her plants.

Trenton Knight

Trenton began working at Bartow as a kennel assistant in 2015, and was a veterinary assistant from 2016 until 2019 when he took an internship working at Walt Disney World. He returned to Bartow in 2022, and is currently dual enrolled with Ashworth College and Georgia Highlands College. He plans on becoming a credentialed veterinary technician through Ashworth College and is also planning on obtaining his bachelor’s in biochemistry from Kennesaw State University. He has a German shorthaired pointer, a cat, turtles, and a tortoise.

Sara Chatham

Sara started at Bartow Animal Hospital in October 2020 as a kennel assistant and moved to veterinary assistant in September 2021. She attended UGA where she received her bachelors and her masters degrees and has a passion for cattle. I’m her free time Sara enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling.