These are women that we (and your pet) can't do without. They are constantly learning by taking continuing education courses to be knowledgeable with all aspects of nursing, surgical, dental emergency (and more) procedures. Every morning they meet with each anesthesia patient and human to discuss the forthcoming procedure. They are exquisitely sensitive to following doctor's instructions for each patient and discussing any changes in their patients conditions. Frequently they serve as the communicators between the doctor and the client. All excel at giving excellent and compassionate care to our patients.
Amie Riggs, LVT
Amie has been a member of the Animal Medical Center team since 2008. She received her Veterinary Technician license from St. Petersburg Jr. College in 2004. She lives with her husband Wally, two children, 5 dogs: Tank, Blossom, Tia, Rosa, and Pluto, and a Bearded Dragon Hercules.
Abby has been with Animal Medical Center as an assistant on and off since 1998. She lives in Roane County with her husband Rick has a stepson, a daughter, and two grandsons, and 6 furbabies: Dogs Tuck, Lilly, Frodo, Delilah, and JB, and Sushi the cat.
Porsha has been working at Animal Medical Center since August of 2013, as both an assistant and receptionist in both offices. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2012 and lives in Rhea County with her husband Ryan. They have 5 fur-babies: dogs Niko and Elmo, a cat Pistachio, and two horses Boss and Star.
Laura has been at Animal Medical Center since February of 2013. She is a Massachusetts replant and has been in Tennessee since 2011. She lives with her fiancée Josh and 3 dogs: Lola, Roxy, and Piper. She is currently studying to get her LVT with Penn Foster.
Miranda has been with Animal Medical Center since September of 2015 working as both a receptionist and an assistant. She graduated from Roane State is 2015 and is currently studying to get her Technician license with Penn Foster. She is a Kingston native with her husband Eric and dogs: Camo, Bandit, Daisy, and Lucky, and cat Thomas.
Kayla has been a part of the team since February of 2015. She is originally from Florida and now lives in Rockwood with her husband Wendal aka Cupcake, and their son Parker. They also have 2 dogs: Bella and Cooper.
Ruth has worked at Animal Medical Center since 2008. She is a Roane County native and lives with her husband Larry. She has four grandchildren that she loves spending time with, and three dogs: Tess, Siri, and Bandit and multiple barn cats. She also has two horses: I'm Just Jesse, and Hose's Django and loves going riding.
Alexis started here in August of 2016. She is currently a student at Roane State, and has three dogs: Stitch, Yogi, and Alli.
Katy has been at Animal Medical Center since the Summer of 2014. She is a student at Tennessee Tech studying Animal Science along with her fiancée Lance. She has two dogs: Rupp and Buddy and a cat Bleu.