Meet The Staff

Doctors

Dr. James Williams, DVM  | Veterinarian

drjames@mainstreetvet.biz

Dr Williams received his Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Edinburgh, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. His pre-veterinary degree was in Agriculture, Animal Science, at the University of Aberdeen in Aberdeen, Scotland, where he was awarded the Ethel B Cruikshank Award as the year’s “Most Distinguished Graduate.”

Since taking over Main Street Vet in 2009, he has been very busy and very happy! “Being a veterinarian is all I ever considered doing and I am very lucky to get to do what I love every day. Working with dedicated and passionate people, for clients who love and care for their pets in a beautiful, small community is a dream come true.”

He is specifically interested in animal orthopedics, soft tissue surgery, dentistry and preventative medicine, and the well-being and comfort of all of the animals he encounters. Dr James is very passionate about local rescue operations. The family’s many pets are all adoptees, and he regularly donates his time at spay/neuter and rabies clinics for Morgan County.

Away from work, Dr James enjoys time with his family – wife Jamie and sons Finn (14) and Fritz (12). His interest in American History is another way to connect with his clients, and loves the conversation, stories and book recommendations they often provide about the Historic South. Outside work, he enjoys running, completing the Savannah Half Marathon in November 2011 and New Orleans Marathon in 2012, which also meant traveling to and enjoying two great Southern Cities.

“Traveling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” –IBN Battuta

Dr. Mark Hibbard, D.V.M | Veterinarian

Dr. Mark Hibbard is a Georgia native receiving a B.S.A in Biological Sciences and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, both from the University of Georgia. His interests include surgery, endocrine diseases, and preventive health. Dr. Mark enjoys living in Madison with his wife, Amy, and high-spirited Boykin, Bachelor. Outside of work, he likes spending time outdoors, traveling, gardening, and grilling. “I am excited to begin my Veterinary career with the Main Street Vet family and look forward to establishing relationships with clients and patients within the community I now call home.”

“I would rather be amongst forest animals and the sounds of nature, than amongst city traffic and the noise of man.” – Anthony Douglas Williams

Dr. Mark Lloyd | Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Mark Lloyd graduated from UGA Vet School in 1989. He received an award for Excellence in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery from UGA. Since that time his large animal experience was expanded to African elephants, Siberian Tigers, and Cuban Crocodiles. Dr. Llyod has served as a Veterinarian for three AZA Accredited Zoos; The Toledo Zoo in Toledo, OH, a Senior Vetrinarian of Roger Williams Park Zoo in Rhode Island, and also served as Deputy Director as Senior Vet for the El Paso Zoo. He has also served as Director of the Alaska Sea Life Center. Most recently he served as the Medical Director of the Wildlife Department of the Humane Society of the United States. He has served as President of the Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians Association and has been prodigious author of several wildlife medical publications.

“Best Doctor in the world is a Veterinarian. He can’t ask his patient what’s the matter. He’s just got to know.” – Will Rogers

Technicians

Lana Haws | Registered Veterinary Technician

Lana Haws graduated from Athens Technical College, passing her national boards (VTNE) this summer and works at Main Street Vet as a Registered Veterinary Technician. That’s right, one of our newest team members and pet lovers has spent countless hours studying along with working at the Morgan County Humane Society while she pursed her Veterinary career. Lana started at a young age helping wounded birds and squirrels that showed up in her yard. Lana’s next goal, is to further her education, specializing in both animal behavior and zoology. Lana’s main interests in Veterinary Medicine include animal behavior, exotics (especially elephants), wildlife, large animal and dentistry. She champions the importance of good oral care in preventing heart, kidneys, and liver damage and failure.

A budding dog whisperer for sure, she enjoys deep conversations with her three dogs, Radar, Knight, and Shadow, all rescues. Lana’s love of adventure, music, films, playing piano, gardening, photography, reading, painting and her unique gifts with animals make her a cherished member of Main Street Vet

“Dogs come into our lives to teach us about love, they depart to teach us about loss. A new dog never replaces an old dog; it merely expands the heart. If you have loved many dogs, your heart is very big.” – E. Jong

Katie Katafias | Veterinary Technician

Katie is originally from Georgia and just back from Tampa where she lived with her husband for a year. She is currently enrolled online at Penn Foster for her Veterinary Technician A.S. Degree and while working full time at MSV. In her free time Katie enjoys spending it with her husband and 3 fur children. She is also a competitive powerlifter and enjoys being very active. She enjoys being a technician because she loves being able to help those who don’t have a voice for themselves. She is interested in studying animal behavior and helping animals recover from neglect, a career in emergency as well as exotic/wildlife/sea life medicine.

“One can measure the greatness and the moral progress of a nation by looking at how it treats its animals.” – Gandhi

Nicole Lingerfelt | Veterinary Technician

Nicole Lingerfelt has worked at Main Street Vet since June 2015. Like many people in the veterinary industry she started as a kennel hand and worked her way up to a full time Vet Tech. She is currently pursuing her degree as a R.V.T. Nicole’s interests in Veterinary Medicine are surgery, emergency care, and large animal medicine. When Nicole is not hitting the books or working she is a full time mom who enjoys spending time with her family, and furry four-legged companions. Nicole also enjoys reading, riding her quarter horse and paint horse, and doing crafty projects. Her easy-going and loving demeanor has a calming presences on all of the animals (and humans) at Main Street Vet.

“The horse is a mirror to your soul. Sometimes you might not like what you see. Sometimes you will.” – Buck Brannaman

Receptionists

Grace Parker | Lead Receptionist

Grace Parker shares her love of animals and passion for customer care with a side career as a Master Cosmetologist. Her new roots at Main Street Vet extend to the Madison Community, where she recently bought a home. Grace and her “mini-me,” 2 year old son, Kamden, spend all of their time together – hanging out with their family and relishing in “all things fall.” Football, mountains, and a hot Pumpkin Spice Latte.

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.” – Lauren DeStefano

Taylor James | Receptionist

Taylor James started at Main Street Vet in August 2016. Originally from the Buckeye State, she currently lives in Greensboro with her boyfriend Eli and a mama to her fur babies – 2 dogs, 3 cats, and a chinchilla. While she is a critical person in the receptionist team at MSV, she is also committed to her online studies at Penn Foster and wants to eventually work as a Veterinary Technician. When Taylor isn’t working or studying she and Eli enjoy visits to Ohio, time at the beach, and adventures with their fur family!

“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet, he said.” –Rachel Wolchin

Hannah Weeks | Receptionist

Hannah has worked in the veterinary field for 3 years, joining the Main Street Vet family in September 2017. She snuggles amongst, a plethora of furry (and scaly!) pets at her home in Buckhead. Hannah is engaged to Travis Stubbs, and will be changing her name in April 2018. Her heart is in showing compassion to the animals and the people that she comes in contact with by showing then the love of Christ. Her passions include breeding competitive show rabbits, singing, reading (espically Charlotte Bronte!) and anything that has to do with animals!
“There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.”

Boarding & Grooming

Debbie Howard | Pet Care Manager

Debbie Howard has has been with us since 2011 and lives in Madison. She and husband Justin have a very active household with three children and 7 dogs. There are also 9 cats and 2 horses relying on the very energetic and always positive Debbie for love and care. Debbie is a true animal lover, both large and small, and had dreamed of working in a vet office since she was a young girl. “I love living in Madison and feel blessed to be able to raise my family and work in a great town,” Debbie says. At Main Street Vet, Debbie manages all aspects of our Boarding and Grooming Services. Contact Debbie at grooming@mainstreetvet.biz.

“The family is the center of life and it is the key of enteral happiness.” – L. Tom Perry

Elizabeth Moore | Grooming and Boarding

Elizabeth Moore has been a member with us since May of 2015. She lives in Madison and is currently attending Athens Technical College to pursue her career in Veterinary Medicine. She has 3 horses and 1 dog. Her passion in life is to be able understand the behavior and well-being of animals. In her spare time, she loves to ride her horses and spend time with her friends and family.

“Some friends have to walk on four legs just so they can carry around such big hearts.” – Unknown

Sarah Mullins | Grooming Specialist

Sarah Mullin, one of our fantastic grooming specialist, recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Wildlife Sciences. While at school, she supported herself by learning and perfecting the grooming trade and is currently making a lot of pets bright and beautiful every day at Main Street Vet. She snuggles with 2 dogs and 2 cats at home, and enjoys riding horses. Sarah coaches volleyball in her spare time and she is a great member of the Main Street Vet Team!

“I feel like I’m nothing without wildlife. They are the stars. I feel awkward without them.”

– Bindi Irwin

Delaney Pope | Pet Care Specialist

Delaney Pope has been a member of Main Street Vet since 2016. She has 4 dogs and 2 cats.in her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, and spending time on the lake. Delaney hopes to continue building towards a career in veterinary medicine.

“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.” – Wallace Stevens

Morgan Stover | Pet Care Specialist

Morgan Stover has been a part of Main Street Vet since March 2017. She has four dogs, four kittens, and a bunny. In her spare time Morgan enjoys fishing, hunting, and other outdoor activities with her boyfriend Nathan. Morgan hopes to pursue a career in grooming as well as launch her amateur career in photography.

“The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask.” –Nancy Newhall