Leslie Baird, DVM: Dr. Baird
graduated from Louisiana State University
School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. She’s
practiced in Texas, Arkansas, Florida and
finally settled in Georgia. Dr. Baird owned
another small practice in town for 5 years,
sold it, and then decided to start Euharlee
Animal Clinic in the spring of 2008. She has
been practicing in Cartersville since 1997.
Dr. Baird is a member of the Veterinary
Information Network, a 24 hour online
association of over 24,000 veterinarians and
vet specialists from around the world. She
is also a member of GVMA and AVMA. She is
the proud owner of a giant boxer, one mutt
(who is the smartest of the bunch) and 3
cats. She is mother to a son and daughter.
Cori McMichael, Practice Manager:
Cori graduated from Towson State University
in 1997 with a BS degree in Biology. She
worked as the Assistant Office Manager for
the Humane Society of Cobb County for
several years and moved to the Cartersville
area in 1999. Cori has worked alongside Dr.
Baird since 2000. Animal behavior and puppy
obedience training has been a passion of
hers for over 15 years. She is “mom” to her
furry kids; 2 Chihuahuas, a lab mix and 3
cats. Cori and her husband (also a huge
animal lover) are the proud parents of a
Laura, Veterinary Technician: After
living in Arizona for 10 years, Laura
decided to leave the desert for greener
scenery in Georgia. She was able to transfer
her technician license to Georgia and moved
to the Cartersville area in 2007. She has
worked alongside Dr. Baird since then. She
enjoys working with small animals, though
giant breeds are her personal favorite. She
and her husband are parents to: Dixie a
Chihuahua (head of household), Rosie a
Chihuahua, Daisy Mae a Chihuahua, Herbie a
Chihuahua mix, Toby a Poodle, Molli, a long
haired cat and Snoopi the giant cat with 23
toes! Laura has two sons and one grandchild.
Kat, Veterinary Technician: Kat
graduated from Berry College in 2001 with a
BS in Animal Science. She became a
registered veterinary technician in 2008.
Kat had worked with Dr. Baird previously
before joining the EAC team in 2009. Kat and
her husband have a son and daughter along
with a farm full of critters.
Tina, Veterinary Assistant: A native
of Atlanta, Tina has been working in the
veterinary industry since 1991. She has
worked with large, small and exotic animals.
Her “fur kids” include: Reba a Dobie,
Charlie a Sheltie, Izzy a Pomeranian and
Sara Boo a Chihuahua mix. Her cat Cooter
Brown rules the roost. Tina has 2 grown
children, a son and daughter.
Althea, Veterinary Assistant: Althea
began working at EAC in August of 2013 while
still a student at Berry College. She
graduated with a BS in Animal Science from
Berry in May 2014 and finished the
application to veterinary school in October.
She hopes to specialize in zoological
medicine or orthopedics after earning her
DVM degree. Moving several times for school
has prevented Althea from having many furry
children of her own, and she currently has
only one kitty, named Onyx. In her spare
time Althea is an avid martial arts
practitioner with experience in Karate,
Taekwondo, Jujitsu, and MMA.
Lanae, Receptionist: Lanae came to EAC
in April 2014. She is currently working
toward her degree as a MLT at Georgia
Northwestern Technical College. Lanae loves
working with animals and giving treats when
they stop by the front desk. She lives in
Cartersville with her husband and spoiled
rotten miniature schnauzer names Ava.
Caitlin: Receptionist: Caitlin is a
graduate of Kennesaw State University with a
BS in Biology. She plans to attend grad
school to pursue a degree in Genetic
Counseling. She began working at EAC in June
2009. She has a huge heart for animals and
has both dogs and cats of her own.
Ava: Office cat/”The Boss”/Paper Weight:
Ava is an approximately 14 yr old domestic
shorthair. Shortly after opening EAC, Ava
was abandoned at our front door in a
carrier, in rough shape and very obese.
After unsuccessfully trying to locate her
owner, she became part of the EAC family.
She has since been on a diet and has lost 9
lbs! You can find her lounging in the
reception chair or on the front counter. She
is our little “Diva”!
Office cat/”The Stealthy One”: Lilly
is an approximately 7 yr old domestic medium
hair. In the fall of 2009 Lilly was
abandoned at our front door in a carrier
with 6 newborn kittens and a prolapsed
uterus. She was in very bad shape and needed
emergency surgery. Sadly, after much effort,
none of the kittens survived. Lilly has been
here ever since. She is the playful but
stealthy resident cat. Her favorite pastimes
include opening and sleeping inside cabinets
and reviewing slides under the microscope.
Dr. Spatz: Office cat/”The Bad Little
Brother”/CAT scan Expert: Dr. Spatz came
to us in the spring of 2013. Dr. Baird’s son
had found a litter of kittens. After finding
homes for all of the other kittens, Dr.
Spatz was the last one left. We obviously
fell in love with him and decided that he
could have a home here with us. He is Mr.
Personality! He is extremely curious which
sometimes gets him in to trouble. He is also
VERY loving and affectionate. He loves to
sleep and snuggle with Ava. Just like an
annoying little brother, Dr. Spatz drives
his big sisters crazy at times. He is
definitely the comic relief of the clinic!