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Dr. Lugar graduated from Auburn University Veterinary School in 1988 and built the New Georgia Animal Hospital with her husband, Billy. They have two children, Will, who is enrolled at Kennesaw State University and Cassie, a high school senior. The New Georgia Animal Hospital began as a small renovated home serving the community of New Georgia and Paulding County in 1997. Dr. Lugar has been named Veterinarian of the Year by the Georgia Humane Society and is an active volunteer in her church and community. Her favorite hobbies are knitting, sewing and power walking. Pictured above with Dr. Lugar is Emmett, the twenty-year old leader of her six barn cats. She has a wonderful three-legged lab named Luke, her daughter’s horse, Penny, our miniature donkey, Ellie, plus lots of fresh eggs from the chickens that keep everyone busy on the Lugar farm.
Dr. Bailey joined the practice in August 2007 and had an immediate positive impact. She is married to Erik and has a wonderful son named, Mekhi. Dr. B, as she is known, graduated from the University of Tennessee Veterinary School and has brought a wonderfully dry sense of humor to the staff as well as a compassionate approach to her chosen profession of veterinary medicine. She is truly one of the special veterinarians who enjoys making a difference in people’s lives by caring for and helping their pets.
Candace started at the New Georgia Animal Hospital in June, 2006 as a Kennel Technician while still in high school. She has worked her way up to Receptionist and Veterinary Technician and is a valuable member of our staff. Always with a smile on her face, Candace is known to all as the “jokester”. Her daughter, Aubrie, is the love of her life along with her 2 cats, Shimi and Meko. Though Candace has a wonderful way with clients, her favorite part of her job is being able to interact with all of the wonderful pets our clients bring in. And much to her cats’ delight, her favorite hobby is fishing!
Cynthia joined the New Georgia Animal Hospital in February of 2009 as an experienced veterinary technician. She brings a natural caring for all animals and enjoys continuing to gain knowledge about products, procedures and pet owners which helps her make a difference in pet wellness. Cynthia has two wonderful children, Haleigh and Tyler. Don’t get her started about her favorite hobby, photography, and she can usually be found walking or riding bikes with her children. Her pride and joy is her three-legged rescue dog named Cassie.
Liz started at The New Georgia Animal Hospital back in November of 2007 as our in-house Groomer. She has been grooming and pampering clients’ pets for the past 13 years and would love to show off her skills with your pet. Liz is married to Chris Davis and has quite a menagerie of animals at her house including two dogs, Maggie and JD and her cats, Connor and Seamus. Her children, Hagan and Roxie, round out the complete household and naturally spending time with her family is her favorite thing to do.
Adrienne joined us in January of 2010 working in the kennel and later as a Veterinary Assistant. She is married to Conor Higginbotham and has two children, Brandon and Bryce. When you visit the clinic you will probably find Adrienne in the kennel doing what she loves best, giving baths to all of the wonderful animals. And when she finally heads home she is greeted by her own pets, Jade, a lab/chow mix and two cats, Taz and Tigress. Adrienne loves playing board games and spending time with her family.
Kimberly has served as one of our Receptionists since 2012 and specializes in learning as much as she can about our clients’ pets and their endless pet stories. This is her way of personalizing customer service and providing a comfortable experience for owners and their pets. Kimberly loves spending her leisure time with her husband and family, reading, cooking and watching movies. Her four cats, Tum-Tum, Zen, Sookie and Cheezy fill up the rest of her free time. Kimberly also has a BS degree in marketing.
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I have taken my animals to Dr. Lugar since she first opened. She and her staff have always been kind, caring, compassionate, and professional. All though I moved to Powder Springs, I drive the extra distance to see her. I just brought my dog, Apollo, home after having to stay 2 nights for pancreatitis. I have total confidence in Dr. Lugar and her staff!! I would recommend this vet to anyone!!