Meet Our Team

Jason Haden, DVM

Dr. Haden attended undergraduate school at Penn State University, where he received a degree in Vertebrate Physiology. His degree in Veterinary Medicine is from Purdue University and he was inducted into the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honors Society in 2001. After graduation in 2002, he became an associate veterinarian in State College, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Haden’s career continued in Cumming, GA, where he was an associate for over 4 years. While there, he and his wife were always looking for a great location to start a family as well as his own practice. Holly Springs proved to be that ideal location.
He and his wife have 3 boys, 1 dog, and 2 cats. Dr. Haden’s hobbies include drawing and traveling.

Stacy Hirst, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Stacy joined our team in September 2022. Graduating from the University of Georgia with a biology degree and later from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, she found her passion for animals during her college years. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, she settled in Cumming, GA during high school and has called it home ever since.

Her journey into the veterinary world began with roles in a boarding facility, a veterinary hospital, and even at the UGA dairy. Stacy’s love for animals sparked from the challenge of diagnosing their ailments without words, coupled with the heartwarming gratitude she receives from families whose pets she has cared for, even in the hardest of times.

Specializing in dermatology cases, Stacy finds the complexity and rewards of these cases particularly fulfilling. Beyond her role as an accomplished veterinarian, she serves as the president of the Forsyth/Dawson VMA, organizing educational events and fostering connections within her local veterinary community.

Outside the clinic, Stacy cherishes time spent with her husband Graham, their daughters Emerson and Brantley, and step-daughter Kylie. Their furry family members—two Huskies and four cats—add joy to their lives. From coaching cheerleading to cheering for UGA football and indulging her wanderlust with family travels, Stacy finds balance and fulfillment in both her professional and personal pursuits.

Jaymie C.

Jaymie was born and raised in Canton, GA, and has been in the veterinary field since 2007. She started working at Animal Medical Center of Holly Springs in 2009. Jaymie and her husband, Zeb, have four kids together. They share their home with 2 dogs and 3 cats. In her spare time, she loves being outdoors and spending time with friends and family. You’ll often find her at one of the kids’ sporting events or, if they can catch a free weekend, visiting the beach or camping.

Amber S.

Lab Manager 

Originally hailing from Alpharetta, Georgia, Amber moved to Canton, Georgia during middle school and attended Creekview High School.

Amber’s journey into the veterinary industry began in 2019 as a vet tech, inspired by her sister who had a long-standing career in the field and served as her role model. Her deep affection for animals, having owned chickens, goats, and dogs, drives her passion to advocate for pets’ medical needs while ensuring they receive the best care possible.

Amber found her true calling in the veterinary profession when she realized she felt happy and fulfilled coming to work every day.

Outside of her professional life, Amber enjoys spending time with her husband, Levi, particularly when they’re cooking together. She is also a proud mother to Jasper, who was born just two days after her own birthday in July! Their favorite family activity is snuggling together on weekends, cherishing their time as a family of three.

McKinley M.

Veterinary Technician

McKinley joined the team in December of 2022. With a heart for animals and a profound desire to make a positive impact, McKinley’s journey in the veterinary field has been a fulfilling one.

Born and raised in the Kennesaw/Acworth, GA area, McKinley’s fascination with animals began early in life. She pursued her dream by enrolling in an online veterinary technician program, which eventually led her to the real-world experience she craved. Her genuine concern for the well-being of animals, combined with her commitment to learning and hands-on care, quickly made her an essential member of the Animal Medical Center team.

McKinley’s favorite aspect of her role is the ability to advocate for the voiceless and offer a helping hand to her furry patients. She finds immense joy in nurturing animals back to health and providing them with the care they deserve. Her dedication to her work is evident through her eagerness to start each day and her constant enthusiasm when sharing stories about her job with friends and family.

Outside of work, McKinley continues to embrace her love for the outdoors. Whether it’s hiking, paddle boarding with her dog, or tending to her extensive collection of plants that adorn her room, McKinley’s vibrant spirit extends beyond the clinic walls. She also enjoys cozy moments watching shows and cuddling with her beloved dog and supportive boyfriend.

Kimberly S.

Veterinary Technician

Kimberly joined our team in 2016. Originally hailing from Rhode Island, Kimberly’s journey led her to Georgia in 2005, where she found her true calling in animal care.

Her passion for animal welfare began in the realm of animal rescue, fostering, and aiding animals in need. This altruistic spirit paved the way for her transition into veterinary medicine. Kimberly finds immense fulfillment in the medical and surgical aspects of her work, coupled with the joy of assisting pet owners in caring for their beloved companions.

For Kimberly, the realization that she was in the right profession came effortlessly; the anticipation of each workday filled her with excitement and purpose. Beyond the clinic walls, Kimberly shares her life with her significant other, Andrew, and their two young children. Their household is completed by two cherished senior pups: Willy, a 15-year-old Carolina dog, and Zoey, a 13-year-old chihuahua.

Bergen R.

Veterinary Technician

Originally from Roswell, Bergen now resides in Acworth. She transitioned from working in doggie daycare and boarding facilities to veterinary medicine because of her desire to aid pets and their owners. Her favorite aspect of working with animals is the opportunity to make a positive impact on their lives.

Outside of work, Bergen enjoys reading, baking, and spending time in the mountains fishing.

Becky C.

Veterinary Assistant

Becky, a dedicated Veterinary Assistant at the Animal Medical Center of Holly Springs, seamlessly combines her background in Early Childhood Education with her profound love for animals. Born and raised in Woodstock, Georgia, Becky transitioned to Canton in 2020, bringing with her a passion that first sparked in 2019. Beginning her veterinary journey as a Receptionist, she quickly realized her true calling, transitioning to an assistant role by 2021 and joining the esteemed Holly Springs team in August 2023.

In the clinic, Becky’s commitment shines through her fear-free techniques, ensuring that every animal, from the smallest to the largest, feels loved and comforted. She has a particular fondness for Labrador Retrievers but is dedicated to providing unparalleled care to all breeds and species.

More than just treating animals, Becky cherishes the relationships she builds with pet owners, guiding and supporting them through their pet’s journey. Every day reaffirms her belief that she’s in the profession where she truly belongs.

Away from the hustle and bustle of the clinic, Becky finds solace with her husband, Adam, and their two cherished dogs, Asher and Hazel, embodying the same love and care she extends to her patients.

Emma G.

A Woodstock native and a Holly Springs resident, Emma joined our team as a receptionist October of 2022!

Emma began working in the veterinary industry because she’s always had a deep love and desire to help animals! “I love getting to love on all the pets”!

Emma knows she’s in the right profession because she loves coming to work everyday!

She has a lovely husband, Drake, a Cavachon puppy, Tucker, and a tuxedo cat, Hazel! Outside of work she loves spending time with friends, family, and furbabies. She loves to camp, fish, shop, and try out new restaurants.

Ally G.

Ally brings warmth and efficiency to the front desk of Animal Medical Center of Holly Springs, joining the team as a Receptionist in December 2023. Hailing from Lawrenceville, GA, Ally ventured to Marietta to pursue a bachelor’s degree in biology at Life University, with aspirations of specializing in sonography. Her passion for animals and dedication to providing compassionate care led her to the veterinary industry, where she finds joy in offering support and attention to furry companions and their owners.

Beyond her role at AMC, Ally embraces an active lifestyle, finding solace in weightlifting and outdoor activities like hiking. Her vibrant personality and commitment to well-rounded health reflect her dedication not only to the clinic but also to her personal pursuits, embodying the values of care and vitality within and beyond the workplace.