Our Hospital Staff

Astrid Ivie- Office Manager

Astrid has been working in the veterinary field since 2005 and is also cross-trained as a receptionist and a veterinary assistant. Originally from the desert of Palm Springs, CA, she moved to Georgia in 2002 and fell in love with all the trees, the country life, and the people-- including her husband James. Together, they have quite the pet family including their two dogs Arlo and Agnes, and four cats named Munchkin, Neo, Fred, and George. Astrid also has her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art and loves doing anything creative including painting, sewing, knitting, and interior design.


Janet Hare- Registered Veterinary Technician

Born and raised in Wilmington, NC, Janet moved to Cleveland 23 years ago. She has two beautiful children, a cute little dog named Snickers, and a mischievous cat named Aubie. Janet graduated from Penn Foster College in 2010 with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology but has been working in the veterinary field for over 11 years and has enjoyed every minute of it. Janet especially loves using the ultrasonic dental machine on our furry patients and getting their teeth clean and sparkling.


Leslie Thomas- Registered Veterinary Technician

Leslie is a Registered Veterinary Technician and has been working in the veterinary field for over 10 years. She grew up in Suches on her family's farm but now lives in Cleveland with her husband Bryan and their furry and non-furry kids: daughter Briley, dogs Haddie and Maizy, and potbellied pig Auggie. In her spare time Leslie loves spending time with her family, cooking, hunting, farming, and scrapbooking. .


Rachel Gary- Veterinary Assistant

Rachel was born and raised in Florida and moved to Cleveland with her husband over 10 years ago. Together they have two beautiful children, Kyleigh and Justus, as well as two dogs and a cat. Rachel has been working in the veterinary field for over 16 years and loves being able to help animals live a long and healthy life. She also loves spending time with her family and the wonderful place we live.


Sarah McNair- Animal Care Attendant

Sarah will be starting college this fall and plans to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She loves all animals big and small and has two dogs named Red and Scout, two guinea pigs named Goki and Conway, and a beta fish named Sibyl. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and watching movies.


Tammi Boswell- Client Services Representative

From Peachtree City, Tammi moved up to the North Georgia mountains a few years ago and lives with her sweet canine kids Scarlett, Simon and Stella. She feels like she has found her calling in the veterinary field and has over 5 years experience working with pets and their humans. When not working at our hospital, Tammi loves watching Lifetime original movies. Her dogs love to watch them too!


Claire Whitt- Client Services Representative

Claire is originally from Ishpeming, Michigan and moved to Cleveland in 2011 with her husband Scott. Together they spend most of their free time volunteering for a local pet rescue and have been foster parents to numerous fur babies. Claire also has several dogs of her own and a black cat named Sugar.


Charlie Head- Custodial Aide

Charlie Head is a Senior in high school and is a big help in keeping Mt. Yonah Animal Hospital looking its best. Besides being a huge animal lover, Charlie is a sports enthusiast and loves football, bowling, golf, and basketball. Charlie is also a musician and plays seven instruments!


Sharon Vaeth- Groomer

Sharon has over 8 years of grooming experience with dogs both large and small. She is a huge animal lover and currently has two German Shepherds, Hannah and Phoebe, and a Great Dane named Apollo.