Decatur Reception Team

Reception Supervisor

Since 2009

Cat Dreiser July 2011

Cat was born in Decatur and has spent her whole life in this area.  She enjoys reading in her spare time as well as creating art (specifically mosaics).  Cat says she also loves to cook. Cat lives in East Atlanta with her husband, 2 Pit-mixes (Kaylee & Sadie), and 2 cats (Inara & Quinoa).  She also fosters, so there's a good chance there will be at least one more cat or dog running around her house at any given point, but she "embraces the chaos & wouldn't have it any other way!"

Why she does this: "Working with animals gives me a sense of satisfaction that has not been equated by any other career I have tried.  The other people I work with here all feel the same way and that's a combination that's as good as it gets!"


Since 2013

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Megan is originally from Los Angeles, CA.  In 1997, she moved to Decatur, GA with her parents and her sister, Jocelyn.  After graduating from Decatur High School in 2008 she went to Florida A&M University on a softball scholarship where her team won their conference and received a championship ring.  Megan played softball a total of 14 years.  In the Fall of 2009, Megan transferred to Tuskegee University where she studied animal science – graduating in May, 2013.  The same month of graduating from T.U., Megan moved back to Decatur and began working at The Village Vets.  She has four cats – Johnny, Fiona, Oliver, and Roxy.  Some of her favorite things to do are watching movies, hanging out with her friends, attending plays/performances, listening to music, and going out to eat.

Why she does this:  "I have always loved animals - ever since the first time I remember seeing my first dog. They give us unconditional love and care, and I feel that we should return the favor. My dream is to one day be a Vet so I can help them".


Since 2015


Melissa is originally from Queens, New York. After graduating from high school in 2005, she and her mother moved to Decatur, GA. Her hobbies include reading, watching Netflix, doing word search puzzles, listening to music, and cooking. In her spare time she also likes to go to the movies, explore Atlanta, and just enjoy life. 

Why she does this: "I had a cat named Magic and I remember he was always happy to see me and he always made my day better. Being around animals bring me so much joy they provide you with unconditional love and they don't ever judge you. I've always wanted to work with animals and working at an animal hospital is the perfect place for me to be!"


Since 2011

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Nicole has lived in the metro Atlanta area since 1993. Her hobbies include (but aren't limited to) music, hiking, concerts, and keeping up with / spending time with her son Weston. She has a new found interest in volunteering her time for a few different nonprofit organizations around the Atlanta area. What she loves most about working at The Village Vets is the close camaraderie of the co-workers. She said it's like having another family outside of home.

Why she does this: "I've always had a soft spot in my heart for all animals. Growing up I consistently wanted to bring home any stray cat or dog that crossed my way. It was only fitting that I would grow up to work with animals. I can truly say I love what I do."



Since 2016

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Ruth was born in Atlanta and has lived in the area her entire life.  She has two daughters, April and Renee, who each have a daughter, Chloe and Madeleine, respectively.  Ruth lives in Decatur with her husband, Craig, and their cat, Alex.  Ruth enjoys knitting, reading, walking in the park, and cooking healthy meals for herself and Craig. 

Why she does this: “I have always enjoyed pets in my home and love taking care of them”.


Since 2012

Staci was born and raised in Avondale Estates - where her mom, grandparents and one brother still live. She grew up with four brothers, one older and three younger.  They had rabbits, chickens, roosters, a goose named Honky - that roamed the neighborhood and had to be called to dinner every night, a blue Macaw that her older brother, Charlie, would bring home from his job at the petting zoo at Six Flags, hamsters, gerbils, a cat here and there & and always at least one dog. She also helped her brother Charlie care for his horse Rowdy.

Staci was married to Billy George for 15 years. They moved “below the "gnat line” to Tifton in 2000 where he was city manager. She loved living in the country but unfortunately Billy died of cancer in 2005 and Staci has recently returned home to be near her family. She lives with her dog, Olive, in Decatur.

Why she does this: “I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to do when I moved back home. Then my friend, Melissa, who works here, asked me to foster a dog. I ended up adopting Olive and finding a new destiny for myself in the process.”


Since 2011

Susan was born and raised in Decatur, GA.  After graduating from Woodward Academy she attended the University of Mississippi and later returned to Atlanta to study interior design at the Art Institute of Atlanta.  Her only brother, Brian, lives in Washington, DC with his wife Nina and their twin boys, Jake and Ty .  Her parents Walt and Carolyn, have retired from Atlanta to Beaufort, SC. Susan grew up working in her father's veterinary hospital and always enjoyed working with and being around animals.  Susan now lives with her boyfriend, Russell, her three cats - Quinn, Randolph, and Roger. 

Why she does this:  "I work for The Village Vets Decatur because of everything they do for the community and its animals.  They go above and beyond to make a difference in our animal world."


Since 2005

Trish, a native of Atlanta, is best described as someone that will always make you smile and seems to never be in a bad mood.  An athlete at heart, she enjoys soccer, swimming and gymnastics.  Trish enjoys hanging out with her labrador retriever Duke; as well as hanging and eating out with friends, reading, and photography.  Prior to TVV, she had been in the banking industry for a number of years.

Why she does this: "My enjoyment comes from helping others, [especially] those who cannot help themselves."

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