MEET OUR STAFF

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Jan Egins, DVM

Veterinarian & Co-Owner

Dr. Egins began her veterinary career in 1986 at Town & Country Veterinary Clinic. In 1988, Dr. Egins joined the practice at Fair Oaks Veterinary Clinic. In 2003, she returned to the Town & Country Family by joining the veterinary team of Town & Country West Veterinary Clinic. Jan enjoys family life in Powder Springs, GA and spends most of her time participating in the active life of her amazing son.
 

  • 1986 Graduate UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

  • Professional Memberships:

    • American Veterinary Medical Association

    • Georgia Veterinary Medical Association

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Susan Goodman, DVM

Veterinarian & Co-Owner

Dr. Goodman began practicing with Fair Oaks Veterinary Clinic in 1986 (co-owned by Dr. Harrison and Dr. Good). With the retirement of Dr Harrison in 2003, Susan moved to Town & Country West Veterinary Clinic in Marietta, GA. Dr. Goodman resides in west Georgia on a farm with cattle, horses and mules, chickens, cats and a dog. 

·         Graduate UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

·         Professional Memberships:

o    American Veterinary Medical Association

o    Georgia Veterinary Medical Association

o    Board Member Westside Animal Emergency Clinic

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Danielle Jordan, DVM

Veterinarian & Co-Owner

Dr. Danielle Jordan was born and raised in the Atlanta area. Being a veterinarian was her dream since the age of seven. She attended the University of Georgia where she played college soccer for four years and graduated in 2000 with a biology degree. From there, Danielle moved to Grenada, West Indies to attend St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine. She spent three years in Grenada and completed her clinical year at the University of Georgia Veterinary School. Danielle graduated from St. George's University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. After graduation, she moved to Long Island, New York and worked at a small animal practice for two and a half years.

Danielle joined the Town & Country Family in 2008. She worked at the main clinic location of Town & Country for several years before moving to Town & Country West in 2011. Danielle enjoys working with rescue groups and has traveled to Panama several times to help with low cost spay and neuters. She also loves traveling and spending time with her dogs, Piton, Molly and Tommy.

 

  • Professional Memberships:

    • American Veterinary Medical Association

    • Georgia Veterinary Medical Association

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Maria Fiorillo, DVM

Veterinarian & Co-Owner

Dr. Maria Fiorillo grew up in New York City wishing she could own a horse.  When it became clear that was not a possibility she decided to apply for Vet school to be among her beloved animals. 

She attended Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1993.  While in school she did an internship in Australia to work with birds.  After graduation she worked in Puerto Rico with the US Fish and Wildlife Service to help recuperate the endangered Puerto Rican parrot in the Luqillo rainforest.

Dr. Maria also practiced in Spain for a year.  Her focus was to encourage preventative healthcare including spaying/neutering pets. 

Dr. Maria lives in Marietta with her husband, two teenage sons and a poodle names Priscilla.  Her hobbies are tennis and hiking Kennesaw Mountain.  She enjoys practicing her Spanish with her Spanish-speaking clients. 

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Tamara Eck, DVM

Veterinarian - Ultrasonographer

Dr. Tamara Eck graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Veterinary Medicine with the intent of pursuing a career in zoo and wildlife animal medicine. She went to Chicago where she specialized in feline medicine. Excessive metal in her leg caused her to give up her zoo career goals and seek a warmer climate. Dr. Eck moved to Fayetteville, NC and became proficient at ultrasound in general practice. The opportunity arose for her to become the professional services veterinarian for a veterinary imaging company in Kennesaw, GA. Her favorite duty as a professional services veterinarian was teaching ultrasound courses for fellow practitioners. Dr. Eck offered a mobile ultrasound service and provided onsite training before joining Town & Country Veterinary Clinic and later Town & Country West Veterinary Clinic. Cardiology is her area of interest. She lives with her cats Sebastian and Swarovski in Dallas, GA. Dr. Eck loves the outdoors and particularly enjoys fishing from her kayak.
 

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Lisa Edwards, DVM

Veterinarian

Dr. Edwards is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a degree in Animal Science.  She obtained her veterinary degree four years later, in 1996, from the College of Veterinary Medicine.  After working full time in small animal medicine for several years, she transitioned to relief work to better juggle both motherhood and medicine.  For the past decade, she has worked at many practices in the northwest metro area and is pleased to now be working frequently at Town and Country West.  Dr. Edwards spends her ‘off’ time volunteering for her children’s schools, knitting, singing for The Buddy O’Reilly Band, and caring for the family pets, Stripes, Stormy, Sunny, and Samoa (respectively - diabetic, arthritic, neurotic, and terminally friendly).

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Oliver Carvajal, AIM, BBA, LREA

Practice Manager - Marketing

Originally from Venezuela, Oliver has a background in Business Administration, Marketing, Market Research, Web Development, and Real Estate. He started working in the Veterinary industry in 2002 and has been in charge of  Practice Management and maximization of profits since then.   

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Kimberly Combs

Reception Manager

Kimberly was born and raised in Paulding County where she currently lives with her dog, Rocky, and Molly. Kimberly began her career with animals in 2008 working as a grooming assistant. In her spare time, she enjoys drawing, painting, fishing, and relaxing with her family. Her favorite breed is the American Pit Bull Terrier. 

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Jessica Scott

Lead Veterinary Assistant

Jessica is a Georgia native who has a long time compassion and respect for all animals. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2003 and as a pet sitter since 2008. She is on the board of directors for Farm of the Free, a farm animal sanctuary, and has volunteered with many other sanctuaries and small animal rescue organizations. She shares her home with her dog Decker and two cats Elliot and Gideon. Her goal is to treat every animal like her own and make sure they are as comfortable as they can be during their visit. 
 

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Cheryl Sims

Senior Receptionist

Cheryl was born in Georgia and raised in both Georgia and Indiana. She has worked with Dr. Goodman and Dr. Egins for over 15 years. She has been with Town & Country West Veterinary Clinic since 2003. Starting in kennels, Cheryl has worked as a receptionist, veterinary assistant and is currently our assistant office manager & reception manager. In her spare time, she enjoys her dog Coco Pebbles, photography and hiking.

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Rebecca Nix

Senior Veterinary Assistant

Becca is a native of Cobb County. Growing up, she made her spending money pet sitting for neighbors. Her first official job was as a groomer's assistant at a local grooming parlor. She has been working in veterinary medicine for more than four years. When not at work, Becca can be found taking classes at Kennesaw State University, playing with her dogs (Mimi and Darlynn) and three cats (Lady, Dude, and Percy). 

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Lauren Vadino

Veterinary Assistant

Lauren was born and raised in Georgia, and have always loved animals from a young age. She started dog-sitting and dog-walking around 10yrs old and have never stopped. She has a love for all  animals, especially German Shepherds. She is working towards her Veterinary Technician degree while here at Town and Country West. In her off time she goes hiking or spend the day reading.

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Stephanie Turner

Veterinary Assistant

Stephanie is currently perusing a career in the Veterinary field to become a veterinary technician. She loves animals and enjoys being outdoors. On the weekends she is riding her dirt bike, on the boat & wake boarding with her friends. Stephanie likes reading novels of all types.

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Olivia Woodward

Veterinary Assistant

Olivia grew up in powder springs and has been working in the veterinary field since high school. She began as a kennel worker and trained here at town and country west to become a technician. She loves all animals, but has a special place in her heart for senior pets.

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Keizamarie Santiago

Veterinary Assistant

Born in San Juan,  Puerto Rico moved to Acworth, GA in 2016 looking for new challenges and adventures.  All my life I have been around animals.  It makes me feel very good take care of them.  In the future I would like to continue studying and working in the veterinary field.  In my free time love to play the ukulele and play with my little friend Laila(cat).

Courtney Mellard

Veterinary Assistant

Courtney was born and raised in Georgia where animals have always been the main focus of her life. She started working in kennels while in high school and worked as a veterinarian assistant during college. She started at Town and Country West in Sept. 2018. In her free time, she loves being outside with her husband and two dogs.

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Mayela Alsina

Veterinary Assistant - Ultrasonographer

Mayela Alsina was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She started working with animals during high school and has never looked back.  After graduating with a degree in Environmental Sciences in 2004, she moved to Chicago and attended Western Illinois University graduating with a Masters in Biology in 2011. While in Chicago she worked as a Veterinary Technician at Shedd Aquarium for over six years.  In 2012 she moved to Atlanta for a new job as an experienced aquatics Veterinary Technician caring for all the animals which call Georgia Aquarium their home. She has also participated in multiple field and research projects as well as rehab and rescue of marine animals. Always looking forward to the next challenge, in 2018 Mayela has come to Town and Country West while returning to school for sonography with the goal of using those skills in the veterinary world.

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Ashanti Rajasekera

Receptionist

Ashanti was born in Sri lanka where she began her veterinary career. She has a background in Marketing and Management. Her passion has always been to work with all types of animals. She moved to London to get her training as a vet nurse. She feels blessed now to be a part of the Town and Country West Veterinary Clinic's family.

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Brent O'Grady

Receptionist

Born and raised in Marietta, Georgia Brent O'Grady graduated from Chattahoochee Technical College in 2018 with a degree in Medical Administrative Assisting. He has a passion for animals and is glad to be putting his degree to use for Town and Country West Veterinary Clinic. His favorite hobbies include: cooking, hanging out with friends, and playing wheelchair basketball.

Scott Harris

Groomer

Scott has been working with animals for the majority of my life. From taking care of the animals in his parent's magic act as a kid to working at a vet hospital during high school. He has close to 20 years in the grooming industry. He really enjoys grooming, because it is like a form of art. Some of his favorite breeds are Schnauzers, Westies, and Poodles. However, no matter the breed He simply enjoys grooming! He is looking forward to meeting you and your fur babies!

Victoria Ogden

Receptionist

Victoria has been in the animal field as a receptionist for over 8 years and  she loves it. She feels that animals are part of our family so she enjoys being able to work in an environment where she is able to help assist with taking care of everyone’s pets in keeping them happy, healthy and a part of our families.