Evelyn Orenbuch, DVM, CAVCA, CCRT
GVR is led by Dr. Evelyn Orenbuch. She has been practicing veterinary medicine since 1994 after graduating from the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. For over a decade, Evelyn has dedicated herself to veterinary rehabilitation and pain management, prescribing, overseeing and implementing comprehensive treatment plans for dogs, cats, horses, and small animals. She has treated patients ranging from world class performance athletes to senior pets. Dr. Orenbuch takes great satisfaction in working intensively with each client and patient and seeing the patient improve under her care. In addition to physical rehabilitative and fitness medicine, she is experienced in veterinary acupuncture, chiropractic, and Chinese herbs.
She earned her rehab certification (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist) from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute, studied acupuncture with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, and is certified in veterinary chiropractic through the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. She is a past president of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, and member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and the American Canine Sports Medicine Association.
In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors, has earned world championship medals in the sport of dragon boat racing, and has volunteered as a veterinarian in Guatemala, Israel, Mexico and Thailand. She shares her life with her husband, Stuart, a professor at Kennesaw State University; Pia, their mixed breed rescue dog; and Chuck, an orange tabby rescue cat.
Jill Bailey, VMD, CVA, CCRT
Dr. Jill Bailey joined GVR in the fall of 2013, relocating all the way from beautiful Tarzana, California to become a member of our team! Dr. Jill is certified in canine rehabilitation as well as veterinary acupuncture. She is well versed in Chinese herbs, having studied at the Chi Institute. Dr. Jill also spent 25 years in an equine practice, working with sport horses. An avid outdoorswoman, Dr. Jill has had bilateral hip replacements, so has substituted yoga and hiking with her dog for her former pursuits of riding, skiing and running. In addition to her dog, Dr. Jill shares her home with her feline companions.
Kim Adamson, Veterinary Assistant/Facilities Manager
Kim comes to GVR with an impressive background that includes a career in the U.S. Air Force, followed by time in the internet industry in a corporate role. With a Master’s degree in Sports Sciences from the U.S. Sports Academy and a life-long passion for animals, Kim is now pursuing a degree in Veterinary Technology with an eye toward certification in canine rehab. She is fascinated by how human and animal bodies are created, their functions, and their ability to adapt to various situations, including the healing process. Her role at GVR brings it all together! Outside of GVR, Kim enjoys sports, whether participant or spectator. She has shared her life with a variety of pets in the past and is ready once again to find a special furry someone with whom to share her home.
Rachael Davis, RVT, CCRP, Rehabilitation Therapist
Rachael has been in the field of veterinary medicine since 2002. She holds an A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology, and is a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT). Rachael is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) who loves all animals, but is partial to Molly, her own little dog.
Danielle Gagnon, Client Services Lead/Veterinary Assistant
Danielle is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, with a B.S. in Marine Biology. She’s worked in the field of pharmacy, as well as in guest services at the Georgia Aquarium. Danielle has always had an interest in veterinary medicine and wildlife rehabilitation, so is thrilled to be at GVR where she has the opportunity to learn and be involved. She has a dog, Harley, and a cat, Zoe, and outside of work, enjoys hiking, kayaking, attending live concerts and cheering on her beloved Red Sox.
Ashley Hickmon, Client Services Representative
Ashley H., one of the happy, smiling faces greeting you when you enter the clinic, graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in English. She has also studied French, and you might even hear her speaking in French to GVR patients. Ashley has always loved animals, including horses, and grew up with cats. She appreciates working in veterinary rehab because of the impact rehab has on improving recovery, healing, and quality of life. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her Shar Pei, painting (including pet portraits!), drawing, playing video games and reading. She also enjoys traveling and spending time with friends.
Avery Inskip, Veterinary Assistant
Avery is a recent graduate of Berry College. There she earned a B.S. in Animal Science with a minor in Chemistry. Avery has experience as a veterinary assistant, as well as a pet sitter, dairy farm worker and chemistry lab technician! Her long term goal is to become certified in canine rehabilitation. Outside of GVR you’ll find her hiking and horseback riding, and spending time with her Finnish Spitz mix, Quarter Horse and Bearded Dragon.
Christine Horne, DVM, CVA, CCRP
Dr. Horne is a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, and has practiced small animal medicine since 2000. She is certified in veterinary acupuncture by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) and is a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP). She began practicing veterinary rehabilitation because she enjoys helping patients overcome pain issues, and takes great satisfaction in working with small animals recovering from orthopedic surgery. In her spare time, she keeps busy with her two children and her family’s Bernese Mountain Dog.
Miriah Martin, Veterinary Assistant
Miriah is a graduate of Vanderbilt University as well as a Bel-Rea graduate (Veterinary Technology). Before coming to GVR, Miriah also studied for and became a Certified Pharmacy Technician. Her goals are to become a Registered Veterinary Technician and certified in canine rehabilitation. She appreciates complementary medicine because it offers the most comprehensive and effective approach to produce the best possible outcome. When she is not at GVR, she enjoys weight lifting and running. Miriah has trained in Mixed Martial Arts and has a senior cat who is queen of her home.
Michelle Murray, Veterinary Assistant
Michelle comes to GVR with an interesting background in canine behavior and human recreation therapy. Michelle worked for many years as a Recreation Therapist before following her passion and entering the animal shelter environment to pursue a career in animal behavior and training. She is working toward becoming a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT) and is thrilled to join GVR because the veterinary rehab environment allows her to utilize the skills she developed in both of her previous careers. When not at GVR, she spends time with her husband, dog, cat and ferret, and enjoys walking, swimming, arts & crafts, golf and, of course, training her dog and cat!
Ashley Owens, Veterinary Assistant
Ashley, a Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT) came to us after managing a large, successful full service pet store that also offered grooming and dog training classes, for seven years. She’s loved animals her entire life, and entered the dog world as a junior handler, competing in the AKC Junior Showmanship class. She attended Gainesville State College and it was while there that her life truly “went to the dogs” and she decided to pursue certification as a dog trainer. Looking to step back from the world of retail, Ashley came to GVR because of her interest in the field of complementary medicine. She appreciates the holistic approach that GVR offers to keep pets healthy and happy. In her spare time, she enjoys being with family, including her animal family of dogs, cats, chickens and parrots.
Amanda Scarborough, Client Services Representative
Amanda attended Kennesaw State University, then elected to go to Esthetician School and subsequently practice as a licensed esthetician. Following her stint in the world of beauty, Amanda chose to bring her skills in customer service and a love of animals to the veterinary world, taking a customer service position in a veterinary clinic. She enjoys being at GVR where she sees daily how rehab can enhance and change animals’ lives for the better. She has three dogs and three cats, and in her spare time enjoys reading, spending time with friends, watching TV and listening to music.
Ashley Vaughn, Client Services Representative
Ashley is a graduate of the University of North Georgia and holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees in History and International Affairs, respectively. She grew up surrounded by animals, from miniature Dachshunds to horses, and enjoys spending her days seeing how rehab helps so many animals heal. Ashley is an avid reader and loves watching movies, baking and cooking, and relaxing with friends and her dog Pixie. She has an interest in one day running a non-profit organization dedicated to human rights.
Alan Cross, DVM, DACVS
Dr. Orenbuch’s business partner is Alan Cross, DVM, DACVS. Dr. Cross is a full-time orthopedic surgeon at Georgia Veterinary Specialists (GVS) in Atlanta and Lawrenceville. He continues to practice solely at Georgia Veterinary Specialists. His areas of interest include arthroscopic surgery, cruciate surgery, and fracture repairs. Dr. Cross and his wife, Stacy Andrew, a veterinary ophthalmologist also at Georgia Veterinary Specialists have two dogs. In his spare time, Dr. Cross enjoys amateur motorsports and can be found racing his Spec Miata on tracks around the southeast.
Past Rehab Interns
The two leading veterinary rehab programs in the U.S. require a 40 hour real world internship; GVR is an approved internship site. Meet some of the individuals who have elected to fulfill their veterinary rehab internships at GVR:
Stacie Atria, DVM, CVA: Lotus Mobile Veterinary Services, FL & the Chi Institute
Jill Bailey, GA Veterinary Rehabilitation, Fitness & Pain Management, Marietta, GA
Meredith Binder, DVM, CVA, CCRT: Ashi Animal Acupuncture & Rehabilitative Medicine, Charlotte, NC
Jessie Burgess, DVM, CVA: Veterinary Healthcare Associates, Winter Haven, FL
Nonie Eakle, DVM: Affordable Veterinary Services, Columbus, GA
Erika Elmore, DVM: Heritage Animal Hospital, Hilton Head Island, SC
Katherine Haldeman, DVM, CCRT: Madison Veterinary Hospital, Madison, AL
Amanda Hummel, DVM, CCRT: Red Lion Veterinary Hospital in New Castle, DE
Ronald Koh, DVM, MS, CVA, CVFT, CVCH: Visiting Instructor of Integrative Medicine, Acupuncture Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
Lisa Mason, DVM, CCRT: FloridaWild Veterinary Hospital, Deland, FL
Amy McFarlin, DVM, CCRT
Janet Methvin, DVM, CCRP: Asheville Pet Rehab Mobile Veterinary Service, Asheville, NC
Charla Moore, DVM, VCA, CCRT: Restoration Vets of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Elizabeth Nonnenmacher, DVM: Rehm Animal Clinic, Mobile, AL
Mark Plott, DVM: Foster Animal Hospital, Concord, NC
Amy Rapplean, VT, CCRA: Coral Springs Animal Hospital, Coral Springs, FL
Jennifer Shults, DVM, CCRT: Veterinary Rehabilitation & Pain Management, Cary, NC
Pinky Jariyaporn Uttayaya-Andrews