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 black lab, a boxer mix (who is a princess) and 3 cats. She is mother to a son and daughter and has one grandson.
Richard A. (Rick) Rockar, VMD, DACVS, DACLAM: Dr. Rocker joined EAC in May 2022. Dr. Rockar grew up just north of Pittsburgh,PA and graduated in 1988 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia. After veterinary school, he completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City then studied small animal surgery at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. After practicing as a boarded veterinary surgeon, Dr. Rockar accepted a position as Research Veterinarian in Massachusetts. Dr. Rick met Dr. Jennifer Lavergne Rockar at a veterinary conference and have been together since. Drs. Rick and Jennifer worked with nonhuman primates in Louisiana for several years before Dr. Rick returned to small animal practice.
Dr. Jennifer and Dr. Leslie graduated together as best friends from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. Drs. Rick and Jennifer are proud parents of 2 adult children, and have three retired racing greyhounds: Ginger Snap, Vincent Van Geaux, and Giacomo (Jock). When not at work, Drs. Rick and Jennifer love gardening, DIY home improvement projects, and enjoying nature. Dr. Rick is a novice fisherman, and Dr. Jennifer is an enthusiastic cook.
Mike Christopher, DVM: Dr. Mike attended Auburn University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal and Dairy Science and, in 1981, his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. He has worked in Canton for numerous years and started working as a relief vet for EAC in 2013. He and his wife have 2 adult sons and sweet Irish Setter .
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 20 years. She is “mom” to her furry kids; 2 lab mixes and 1 cat. Cori and her husband (also a huge animal lover) are the proud parents of a soccer loving daughter.
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: Rosie a Chihuahua, Herbie a Chihuahua mixBrodie a mix. 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.
Leanne, Veterinary Technician: Leanne is originally from New Jersey where she grew up on a horse farm. She has worked in the veterinary field since 2010 while she attended Globe University, in Wisconsin. She graduated in 2012 with a degree as a Certified Veterinary Technician. Leanne joined EAC in 2017. She is married with 3 children, has two Labradors named Cash and Jake and a sweet and crazy cat named Ozzy. Her hobbies include horseback riding, hiking, reading and spending time with her family and friends.
Jennifer, Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist: Jennifer is a Cartersville native who has worked in the veterinary industry since 2008. She has a deep passion for all animals and offers not only her heart but also her compassion to her patients. Jennifer and her husband Michael, who is also a Cartersville native, have 6 children and six grandchildren they adore! They are also proud parents to both their maltese fur babies, Layla Mae and Jasper Joe.
Sarai, Client Service Coordinator/Veterinary Assistant:
Jordan, Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist:
Destiny, Veterinary Assistant:
Lily: Office cat/”The Diva”: 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. Just like an annoying little brother, Dr. Spatz drives his big sister crazy at times. He is definitely the comic relief of the clinic!
Sir Eac: Office Cat/"Totally getting by life on his looks": In July 2021 a litter of very sick and malnourished kittens, were abandoned at our front door. We did our best to nurse them back to health and after finding loving homes for all of them that survived, Sir Eac never left. He and Dr. Spatz became instant friends, and we knew he had found his home with us. He is VERY sweet but VERY mischievous and is definitely not the sharpest knife in the drawer. He literally falls off of counters, tables, etc. on a daily basis! He is an absolute character and keeps all of us laughing.
Euharlee Animal Clinic is honored to have been chosen as one of the 2010 Five Star Veterinarians featured in Atlanta Magazine! Thank you to all of our wonderful clients that voted for us!
We pride ourselves on offering quality, full service veterinary care for your special family member in a friendly and loving environment. Our goal is to make your visit as enjoyable and relaxed as possible for both the owner and pets. We are all passionate about animals and our love for them comes through in our outstanding customer service. We at Euharlee Animal Clinic want to thank you for your interest in our clinic and hope to be your vet of choice for all of your pet’s needs!
Companion Therapy Laser®
We are pleased to announce the addition of the Companion Therapy Laser® to our practice! We are the first Veterinary practice in the region to use the Companion therapeutic laser. With the addition of the laser, pets will receive instant relief of pain, inflammation and swelling associated with soft tissue injuries, trauma, surgery and chronic everyday disorders. A relatively new branch of medicine, the Class IV laser delivers a large amount of light energy into the pet’s body. When it interacts with damaged cells, healing is accelerated and pain is virtually eliminated. As our best friends age, recover from trauma or surgery, or simply need relief from everyday aches and pains, this advanced technology offers: Drug-Free, Surgery-Free, Pain-Free Relief. We have already seen some amazing results! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or feel that this treatment may benefit your pet!
We are excited to now offer stress free ECGs on pets using the wireless ECG from Alivecor. This is amazing, new technology and we are thrilled with the results. To learn more about this device visit http://www.alivecorvet.com
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