Staff

  • Dr.
    Sue Mansour
    Veterinarian/Owner

    Dr. Sue Mansour and her husband Cyrus are the owners of Best Friend Veterinary Hospital and Pet Lodge. They designed the facility to have a lodge look and feel so that clients and four-legged guests alike would be comfortable during their visit with us.

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  • Dr.
    Courtney Lesnick
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Courtney Lesnick joined Best Friend Veterinary Hospital in 2013. She was raised in Texas, then acquired a BS in Biology from Randolph Macon Womans College in Lynchburg, VA in 2000.

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  • Dr.
    Sara Slagel
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Sara Slagel is a graduate from North Carolina State University, where she received her BS in Biological Sciences, her PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

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  • Dr.
    Angela Earick
    Veterinarian

    A native of Massachusetts, Dr. Earick received her BS in Animal Science at The University of Massachusetts at Amherst. After moving to Georgia in 2004, she worked as an anesthesia technician for a year at The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine before graduating veterinary school in 2009.

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  • Stacy Yarberry
    Hospital Administrator

    Stacy Yarberry is the Hospital Administrator at Best Friend Vet Hospital. She is also a Vet Assistant, and Receptionist. She has been with Best Friends since 2010. Stacy enjoys spending time with her family and her 4 dogs and 2 cats.

  • Marie Plymail
    Hospital Manager

    Marie is our Hospital Manager and has been with us since 2015. Marie is dedicated to pet rescue and has a gigantic heart. She is full of southern charm and will make you feel at home as soon as you walk in with your pet. Marie and her husband currently share their home with 4 dogs and 1 cat. Marie is going back to school to earn her BA in Business Management in hopes to earn her CVPM in the future. 

  • Laura Yount
    Veterinary Technician

    Laura Yount is a Veterinary Technician. She’s a little quiet at first but is dedicated and hard-working. She has been with Best Friend since 2007. She is currently working on her Associate degree in Veterinary Technology. She is married and has 2 children and 1 grandchild. She has 3 dogs and enjoys time with her family!

  • Amy Harris
    Kennel Manager

    Amy Harris is the Kennel Manager at Best Friend Vet, she has been taking care of our boarding guests for over 10 years and has her B.S. degree in exercise science at North Georgia College. Amy has a sweet cat named Joe and she enjoys playing softball, listening to music, movies and spending time with friends.

  • Jenilee Stoicsitz
    Veterinary Technician

    Jenilee is a Veterinary Technician. She has been with Best Friends since 2014. Jenilee and her husband share their home with their 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 2 children. She enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her family.

  • Mary Bell
    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Mary is our Lead Veterinary Technician and has been with Best Friends since 2015.  Mary is currently studying to be a Veterinarian. Mary and her husband adore their Shepherd mix Cara and are dedicated Redskins fans. Mary has a constant smile on her face and makes us all laugh with her cute cartoon voices when she talks to the patients!

  • Jenni Elkins
    Veterinary Technician

    Jenni is a Veterinary Technician and has been with us since 2016. She and her husband David love to camp, kayak and travel. They have 2 dogs and 2 cats. Jenni is known for her love for animals and will make your pet feel right at home.

  • Bree Kettles
    Lead Receptionist

    Bree is the Lead Receptionist at Best Friends and has been with us since 2015. Bree and her husband share their home with 8 fur babies and their sweet human baby Thea! Bree has a very big heart and loves all our patients. 

  • Kim Stillman
    Grooming Manager

    Kim is a Pet Stylist at Best Friends and has been with us since 2015. Kim is very detail oriented and goes out of her way to make sure you are comfortable leaving your pet in her care.

  • Julie Booth
    Veterinary Technician

    Julie is a Veterinary Technician at Best Friend Vet and has been with us since 2014. She is originally from Florida but has been in Georgia for about 15 years. Julie enjoys spending time with her two sons, Logan and Westley.  She is also kept busy with her 1 dog, 2 cats,  and parrot. Julie's love for animals and people shows in everything she does.

  • Melinda Grant
    Receptionist

    Melinda has been with Best Friend off and on for over 10 years. She has helped out in all areas of the clinic and can be seen helping in reception at this time. Melinda is known for her compassion and love for ALL animals. She loves spending time with her husband, 2 dogs and 2 horses.

  • Abbey Scott
    Pet Stylist

    Abbey is a Pet Stylist at Best Friend Veterinary Hospital.  She will pamper your pet during their spa day and make all of the neighborhood pets jealous!  

  • Jennifer Mauney
    Veterinary Technician

    Jennifer Is a Veterinary Technician and has been with Best Friend Veterinary Hospital for over 10 years.  Despite having pet allergies, Jennifer loves animals!  She and her husband Randy share their home with 8 dogs, 2 cats, and two children.  Jennifer is working on her AA degree in Veterinary Technology.  She is energetic, hard working, and dedicated to excellent patient care.

  • Lora Payne
    Receptionist

    Lora is a Receptionist at Best Friend Veterinary Hospital.  She will welcome you with a sweet smile and treat you like family as soon as you walk through the door!

  • Heather Baggett
    Veterinary Technician

    Heather is a Veterinary Technician at Best Friend Veterinary Hospital.  She loves all of the fur babies that come to see us but has a special love for dachshunds!  

  • Kasey Parker
    Lead Receptionist

    Kasey is the Lead Receptionist at Best Friend Veterinary Hospital.  She is always willing to go above and beyond for our clients and their pets .Kasey enjoys doing rescue work and dog training.  She has recently started a hobby in reptiles! 

  • Daniela Melgarejo
    Receptionist

    Daniela is a Receptionist at Best Friend Veterinary Hospital.  Her smile and cheerfulness can make anyone's day better.   Daniela is a lover of all animals and will make your fur baby feel right at home!

  • Audrey Oller
    Receptionist

    Audrey joined Best Friend Veterinary Hospital in 2019. Audrey has a sweet baby boy named Silas, and a 6yr old Dalmation mix named Pentax.  Audrey enjoys the outdoors and has been working with endangered loggerhead sea turtles for the past 8 years!

  • Shannon Chaffee
    Receptionist

    Shannon joined Best Friend Veterinary Hospital in 2019.  Her and her fiance Trent share their home with their two dogs. Boone, a 2 yr old husky/shepherd mix and Ruby, a 5 yr old black Lab.  Shannon enjoys baking, traveling, and rescuing Pugs!

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Office Hours

Braselton Office

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Sunday:

11:00 am-4:00 pm

*We will be Closed on the following Holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving.

*We will also close at 4 pm New Year's Eve and Christmas Eve.