Betty was born and raised in Cairo. She's a member of a very large household, with four sisters and one brother. Her furry friends include a German Shepherd, Princess, and a Jack Russell terrier, Lady. Along with her passion for animals, Betty has a great aptitude with children. Her future plans are to work in a medical field as a nurse or physical therapist. During high school, Betty was a member of the softball and track teams, earning awards in both sports. She is a cheerful and energetic member of our staff.
We are delighted to offer the services of the only licensed canine physical therapist in our area. Erin was trained as a human PT 20 years ago, then acquired special training and expertise with four-legged patients. Her tools include laser, accupressure (no needles), therapeutic massage, exercise training, and more. She shares her skills with many sports and agility participants, but also can bring relief to post-operative or trauma patients, as well as "old dog" aches and pains. She is available at our office by appointment, on Wednesdays.
Front Row: Lori Ashe with Toot, Tineka Ingram with Fly, Lorrie Stuckey with Pirate, and Christy Chason with Ella
Back Row: Bonnie Smith, Betty Collins with Daisy, and Dr. Janet Ackerman
Dr. Janet L Ackerman D.V.M.
Tineka was born in Albany, Ga, and grew up in Thomasville. She began her career as a Radiologic Technologist, and then became a Registered Dental Hygienist. We are excited to have her medical and dental expertise in our office, as well as her wonderful smile! Tineka has been married to her high school sweetheart, Trent, for fifteen years now. They have a beautiful 12 year old daughter, Kaylee, who attends Thomas County Middle School, and is an avid softball player. As pet lovers, the Ingram’s home is filled with three dogs- Roxi, Palmer, and Zeb, along with their a ferret named Cooney and Rue, the Sugar Glider. Tineka and Trent enjoy family and friends, traveling with Kaylee to her ball games, as well as hunting and fishing.
Daisy, along with her two littermates, was left in a box on our doorstep one cold winter night in January, 2012. She quickly endeared herself with everyone at the office, and made herself right at home. She continues to amuse us with her antics and curiosity! There's no telling where you might find her. She's friendly to dogs and seems to help a lot of them relax while they are here for care. By the way, her two littermates also found excellent homes with our staff members. Yay!
By the way, Daisy Mae (being the trendy cat that she is), has her own Facebook page. Check it out and Like her!
Christy worked as a veterinary assitant for us years ago, and has returned to work here again after getting her degree as a respiratory therapist. She just missed our patients way too much! Christy continues her work at a human hospital, and we're happy to have her back with us again. She's eager to help you with your pet's care, in any way possible. Her Pug, Ella, is her buddy, and Christy helps care for her father's Old English Bulldog, Cubby, who is somethin' else!
Alicia Hernandez-Perez has joined our staff as part of her Ag Work Based Learning class. She grew up in Cairo and attends Cairo High School, which has opened up many opportunities for her. She feels honored to serve as the Cairo High FFA (Future Farmers of America) President for the 2016-2017 school year. Future plans include attending Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College with a major in the agriculture industry. Alicia has enjoyed every opportunity to learn new skills at AMC, and thinks her job is wonderful! Alicia is fluent in Spanish and this has been a great help with our Hispanic pet owners.
Our Veterinarians, Staff, and Furry Friends: (left to right)