Athens Faculty and Staff



  • Administration
    Carrie Fowler, Business Manager
    Amy Lavender, Accountant
    Shirley Smith, Administrative Assistant I
    Joanne Greenway, Administrative Assistant II
    Michelle Norris, Quality Manager
  • Accessions
    Sabrina Bailey, Administrative Associate / Accessions Manager
    Wendy Counkle, Administrative Associate
    Jimmy Merrifield, Laboratory Technician
  • Bacteriology
    Paula Bartlett, Laboratory Manager
    Amy McKinney, Laboratory Technician
    Ashley Phillips, Laboratory Manager
    Jennifer Lightsey, Laboratory Technician
    Ashley Alden, Laboratory Technician
  • Molecular Diagnostics
    Ingrid Fernandez, Laboratory Manager
    Shehroz Khan, Laboratory Technician
    Ashely Mursier, Laboratory Technician
  • Pathology
    Glen Caldwell, Necropsy Laboratory Manager
    Bryan Center, Necropsy Technician
  • Serology/Virology
    Jillian Fishburn, Laboratory Manager
    Michael Tanner, Laboratory Manager
    Jennifer McClain, Laboratory Technician
    Gulnaz Shaikh, Laboratory Technician
    Pamela Currin, Laboratory Technician (part time)

Tifton Faculty And Staff


  • Hemant Naikare, BVSc & AH, MVSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVM, MBA
    Infectious disease diagnostics,
    Microbial pathogenesis
  • Marcia Ilha, DVM, MS, DACVP
    Pathologist & Associate Professor; Clinical Pathology Section Head
    Pathology of Domestic Animals
  • Moges Woldemeskel, DVM, PhD, DACVP
    Pathologist & Associate Professor; Histopathology Section Head, Necropsy/Receiving Section Head
    Nephropathy in domestic animals, Tumor biology (IHC), and Respiratory disease in ruminants (infectious)
  • Lee Jones, DVM, MS
    Associate Professor & Food Animal Health Field Investigator
    Beef Cow Reproductive Efficiency, Beef Herd Health, Estrus Synchronization & Artificial Insemination
    Embryo Transfer and Recipient Management

  • Rebecca P. Wilkes, DVM, PhD, DACVM
    Assistant Professor; Bacteriology/Virology/Molecular Section Head
    Infectious Diseases
  • Ian Hawkins, DVM, MRCVS, DACVP
    Pathologist & Assistant Professor, SEVPAC Conference Coordinator
    Liver pathology, tumor pathology, infectious diseases, and wildlife/exotic animal pathology
  • Staff

    • Administration
      Deborah A. Blakey, Quality Manager & Safety Officer
      Renae H. Hall, Business Manager
      Kristie Goins, Associate Accountant
      Kenneth C. West, Systems Administrator Associate
      Debra E. Webb, Administrative Assistant
    • Accessions
      Johnne T. Graves, Administrative Associate
      Mary Ann Ethridge, Administrative Assistant
    • Bacteriology/Mycology
      Cynthia (Cindy) K. Watson, Bacteriologist, Laboratory Manager
      W. Gail Clifton, Laboratory Technician
      Teresa (Teri) T. Register, Medical Technician
      Jill U. Johnson, Laboratory Technician
      Kimberly Goins, Laboratory Assistant
    • Clinical Pathology
      Tammie T. Vann, Medical Technologist, Laboratory Manager
      Mary Byrd, Medical Technologist
    • Histopathology
      Diane S. Rousey, Laboratory Technician, Laboratory Manager
      Kimberly A. Bridges, Histology Technician
      Shaele P. Litteral, Histology Techinician
    • Immunohistochemistry/BSLIII
      Lisa W. Whittington, Research Technician
    • Maintenance
      Kell D. Whitley, Facilities Manager
      Allen Bryant, Maintenance Foreman
    • Molecular Diagnostics
      Eman Anis, Post Doc
    • Necropsy
      Jason Porter, Laboratory Technician
    • Virology/Serology
      Michele D. Coarsey, Lab Technician, Laboratory Manager
      Jan Ann Harper, Laboratory Technician
      Mary (Katy) Jones, Laboratory Techncian
      Karina Webb, Laboratory Technician
      Jessica G. Young, Laboratory Technician