Staff

Veterinarians

  • Dr. Sue Mansour
  • Dr. Courtney Lesnick
  • Dr. Sara Slagel
  • Dr. Angela Earick

Managers

  • Stacy Yarberry - Office Manager
  • Mary Plymail - Assistant Manager

Receptionists

  •  Kasey Parker- Lead Receptionist
  • Angie Strawn
  • Melinda Grant
  • Bree Kettles
  • Daniela Melgarejo
  • Rachel Crabb

Vet Technicians

  • Mary Bell - Lead Technician
  • Jennifer Mauney
  • Laura Yount
  • Jenilee Stoicsitz
  • Jenni Elkins
  • Julie Booth
  • Ervina Fejzic
  • Melisa Rodriguez
  • Kim Pinkston

Kennel Technicians

  • Amy Harris
  • Mackenzie Clark
  • Colton Sharit
  • Lora Payne


Groomers

  • Kim Stillman
  • Emmalee Mann
  • Abby Scott


  • Dr.
    Sue Mansour

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Stacy Yarberry is the Office Manager at Best Friend Vet Hospital. She is also a Vet Assistant, and Receptionist. She has been with Best Friends for 6 years. Stacy shares her home with 3 dogs and 2 cats.

  • Jennifer Mauney

    Jennifer Mauney 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 and 2 cats and 2 children. Jennifer is working on her AA degree in Veterinary Technology. She is very energetic, hard-working and dedicated to excellent patient care.

  • Laura Yount

    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 August of 2007. She is currently working on her Associate degree in Veterinary Technology. She is married and has 2 children. She has 3 dogs; Affinity, Rocky and Xara. Laura enjoys being involved with her children’s sports and cheerleading activities..

  • Amy Harris

    Amy Harris is a kennel Assistant 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

    Jenilee is a Veterinary Technician. She has been with Best Friends for over a year now. 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

    Mary is a Veterinary Technician at Best Friends and has been with us for over a year. Mary is currently studying to be a Veterinarian. Mary adores her Shepherd mix Cara and is a dedicated Redskins fan. 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

    Jenni is a Veterinary Technician and has been with us for almost a year. She and her husband David love to camp, kayak and travel. They have 2 dogs and 1 cat. Jenni is known for her love for animals and will make your pet feel right at home.

  • Marie Plymail

    Marie is our Assistant Manager and has been with us over a year. 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 3 dogs and 3 cats.

  • Bree Porto

    Bree is a Receptionist at Best Friends and has been with us a little over a year. She is currently training for the National Physique Competition despite her Multiple Sclerosis. Bree has a very big heart and loves all our patients. Bree and her boyfriend share their home with their 6 dogs.

  • Kim Stillman

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

  • Angie Strawn

    Angie loves to share her love for pets with her three children and husband. They have a shihtzu named Maggie and a cat named Bella. They live in Braselton, and her children are students at Chestnut Mountain Elementary where she spends a lot of her time volunteering. When she has free time she enjoys going to church, walking and hanging outdoors with her family.

  • Julie Booth

    Julie is a Veterinary Technician at Best Friend Vet and has been with us for over 3 years. She is originally from Florida but has been in Georgia for about 15 years. Julie enjoys spending time with her two beautiful sons, Logan (7) and Westley (9). She is also kept busy with her 1 dog, 3 cats, guinea pig and parrot. Julie's love for animals and people shows in everything she does.

  • Melinda Grant

    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.

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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.