Meet Our Team


Cara McNameMcNamee v2e, DVM, cVMA, CCRT – Hospital Director

Areas of Interest:  Acupuncture/Pain Management, Nutrition, Abdominal Ultrasound, Geriatrics

Breed Expertise: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Maine Coons, Siamese

Dr. McNamee is a 2010 graduate of Michigan State University. After completing a year long equine internship in New Hampshire, she settled in Atlanta at a small animal veterinary practice in Dunwoody, GA before joining Briarcliff Animal Clinic.  She became certified in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture in 2015.  At home, Dr. McNamee enjoys spending time with her dog, cat and horse! She also enjoys horseback riding, running, biking, and playing the banjo.

Sarah Warmington, DVM – Medical Director

Area of Interest: Soft Tissue Surgery, Dentistry, Rehabilitation

Breed Expertise: Bully breeds

Dr. Warmington grew up on a horse farm north of Atlanta, and has always had a love for animals. After graduating from The University of Georgia with a degree in Animal Science in 2006, she went on to earn her DVM from UGA College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. “Practicing veterinary medicine is what I was born to do!” Dr. Warmington has 3 cats, 4 dogs, and 2 horses. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and riding horses.

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Rachel Williams, DVM- Surgical & Dentistry Director

Areas of Interest:  Dentistry, Soft Tissue Surgery, Internal Medicine, Feline Medicine

Breed Expertise: Herding Breeds, Birman cats

Dr. Williams is a 2006 graduate of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Williams was raised in the metro Atlanta area and received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Georgetown University. Her medical areas of interest include internal medicine, dentistry/oral surgery, and soft tissue surgery. “I cannot imagine being in any other profession,” said Dr. Williams. “Helping pets and their families is certainly my calling in life.” Dr. Williams practiced in North Carolina and Illinois before moving back home to Atlanta, with her husband, daughter, pup Cabo, and kitties Lucy and Tiger. She also enjoys running, dancing, and traveling with her family.

Siomara Acevedo, DVM – Emergency & Critical Care Director

Areas of Interest: Emergency & Critical Care

Breed Expertise: Chihuahuas and Dachschunds

Dr. Sio was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She did her undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia where she obtained a Bachelors degree in Animal and Dairy science. She later attended UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine from which she graduated in 2009. Prior to joining Briarcliff, she practiced as a small and large animal emergency veterinarian in northeast Georgia for 4 years. Her interests include emergency medicine and critical care. “I love being able to help people and their pets when they need us most, during emergencies.”


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Janice Floyd, DVM – Director of Feline Medicine

Areas of Interest: Feline Medicine, Dentistry, Internal Medicine, Gastrointestinal Disease, Kidney Disease

Breed Expertise: Abyssinians, Singapuras and Siamese/Orientals

Dr. Floyd is a 2003 graduate of the University of Tennesee College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced in Baltimore at a general small animal hospital and a feline-only hospital before moving to Atlanta in 2009. Before joining Briarcliff Animal Clinic, Dr. Floyd worked at a small animal hospital in Marietta. She has a special interest in feline medicine- although she loves her canine patients, too!  Her hobbies are trail running and reading.


MullerPeter Muller III, DVM, DABVP (Canine & Feline) – Senior Associate Veterinarian

Areas of Interest:  Cardiac & Abdominal Ultrasound, Internal Medicine

Breed Expertise: Yorkies, Labradors and Poodles

Dr. Muller III is a 1984 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and is board certified with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in canine and feline practice. His medical interests include cardiology, ultrasound and internal medicine. “I love working with families and pets to solve complicated medical and behavioral issues,” said Dr. Muller, who is a pilot and has used his airplane in a number of pet rescue missions. “Seeing a sick pet regain its spirit and start interacting with the family again is very rewarding.” Dr. Muller has a miniature poodle, Rudy, and three cats.

Elizabeth Busch, DVM, DABVP (Canine & Feline) – Emergency & Critical Care

Areas of Interest: Cardiac & Abdominal Ultrasound, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Breed Expertise: Golden RetrieversBoston Terriers and Hounds

Dr. Busch grew up in Marietta, GA. She attended the University of Georgia for her undergraduate work, earning her Bachelor of Science in Biology, before going on to attend the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. After vet school, she followed her husband up to Ann Arbor, MI and practiced for 3 years while he earned his Master’s Degree in Urban Design. She moved back to Georgia with her husband and two sons to be near extended family. Dr. Busch has achieved Diplomate status through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Canine and Feline Practice. ABVP was established in 1978 to recognize excellence in clinical practice through the certification of species-oriented specialists. Dr. Busch enjoys “the personal interaction with my clients and patients and finding a treatment plan that works for all three of us.”

HedgeSandra L Hedge, DVM – Senior Associate Veterinarian

Areas of Interest: Geriatrics, Wellness Care

Breed Expertise: Poodles 

Dr. Hedge is a 1972 graduate of the University of Georgia. Her medical interest is geriatrics. “I enjoy practicing medicine and look forward to the future of veterinary medicine and the advancements that Briarcliff Animal Clinic is instituting,” said Dr. Hedge, who has two dogs. “We have a lot of new equipment and specialties that enable us to do more for the pets we take care of.”


turner v2Shannon Turner, DVM – Associate Veterinarian

Areas of Interest:  Laparoscopic & Endoscopic Surgery, Soft Tissue Surgery, Internal Medicine, Pain Management, Medical Management of Orthopedic Injuries, Exotics

Breed Expertise: Golden Retrievers, Bully BreedsCavalier King Charles Spaniels, Labradors

Dr. Turner is a 2008 graduate of the University of Georgia and a Georgia native from Gwinnett County. Her medical interests include surgery, preventative medicine, internal medicine and exotic mammals and reptiles. She is also trained with our rigid scope to perform laparoscopic procedures such as spays and gastropexies. “I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian at age 10,” said Dr. Shannon, who grew up on a small farm with horses, cats, dogs, rabbits, pigs, goats and mice. “I enjoy being the person that can explain what a pet is going through and helping the animals and their families feel better.” Dr. Turner also enjoys her pet rescue activities, gardening, watching movies and traveling.

hayes v2Amanda Hayes, DVM – Associate Veterinarian

Areas of Interest: Soft Tissue Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Ultrasound, Dentistry, Wellness Care

Breed Expertise: Golden RetrieversLabrador Retrievers, mixed breeds

Dr. Hayes is a 2008 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her medical interests include ultrasound, surgery, and general wellness care. “I thank God every day for allowing me to practice in a profession that I have been passionate about since I was a young child,” says Dr. Hayes, who has a cat, Isabella. “I enjoy seeing the special bond between people and their pets. Nothing can replace the satisfaction of witnessing the joy on someone’s face when they get to take their special furry family member home, healthy and active.” Her hobbies include traveling, hiking, gardening, reading, spending time with her husband and family, and renovating their 1920’s bungalow.

reid v2Kim Reid, DVM – Associate Veterinarian

Areas of Interest: Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Dermatology

Breed Expertise: Chihuahuas, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Dachshunds 

Dr. Reid began her career as a Veterinary Technician with AMC Vets in Anniston, Alabama. After completing veterinary school at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Reid began practicing at Pruyn Veterinary Hospital in Missoula, Montana. She is excited to join the Briarcliff Animal Clinic emergency staff as one of our full-time overnight veterinarians.


MurdockJessica Murdock, DVM – Associate Veterinarian

Area of Interest: Behavior

Breed/Species Expertise: Golden Retrievers, Rabbits, Ferrets and Reptiles

Dr. Murdock grew up in northeastern Ohio and attended Kent State University. She worked as a snake trapper and naturalist before earning her M.S. in wildlife management from UGA. She stayed at UGA for veterinary school and earned her D.V.M. in 2012. While there she was a two time recipient of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Medicine Honor Society Leadership Award. She enjoys forming lasting bonds with her clients and patients. Her medical interests include exotic animal medicine, surgery, and dermatology. Her interests outside of veterinary medicine include traveling, birding, hiking, camping, and spending time with her family.

FowlerScott Fowler, DVM – Associate Veterinarian

Areas of Interest: Surgery, Exotics

Species Expertise: Birds, Reptiles, Small Mammals

Dr. Fowler attended the University of Georgia, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology before entering the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed his DVM in 2014 with a special interest in exotic and zoo medicine. After school, he completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine with the BluePearl Veterinary Specialist in Sandy Springs, GA. The following year he completed a one-year specialty internship in exotic animal medicine while at BluePearl Veterinary Specialist in Tampa, FL with a focus on birds, small mammals, and reptiles. During his specialty internship he also volunteered as an associate veterinarian with the Tampa Lowry Park Zoo. He enjoys racquetball, cooking, and reading in his spare time and lives at home with his wife and Labrador retriever mix.

HillhouseLiesl Hillhouse, DVM – Associate Veterinarian

Area of Interest: Surgery, Dentistry, Internal Medicine

Breed Expertise: Pembroke Welsh Corgis, Golden Retrievers

Dr. Hillhouse is a 2012 graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.  She grew up in the Orlando, Florida area and earned an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Florida.  She finds it rewarding to form relationships with her clients and patients, and her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and internal medicine.  In her spare time, she enjoys running, traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family.  She lives in Atlanta with her husband, their corgi Gordon, and their cat Strudel.

Jennifer Willey, DVM – Associate Veterinarian

Areas of Interest: Emergency & Critical Care, Oncology, Geriatrics and Reproduction

Breed Expertise: English Bulldogs, Schnauzers

Dr. Willey is originally from Northern Virginia. Her pre-veterinary experiences include working in a salmon cannery, a string cheese factory, and at a zoo! After obtaining an undergraduate degree in New York and Florida, she completed her doctorate in 2005 at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Willey practiced for 12 years at a small animal veterinary hospital in Las Vegas, Nevada where she had a wide variety of general practice experiences and in the specialized fields of nuclear medicine and veterinary forensics. Dr. Willey especially enjoys senior pet care and working with people. Her goal is to help pets live the longest, pain-free lives possible.

Charles Rehm, DVM – Associate Veterinarian

Areas of Interest: Emergency Medicine, General Practice with Preventative Care and Wellness

Breed Expertise:  Bully Breeds

Dr. Rehm is a 2018 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He also received his B.S. in Microbiology with a minor in Public Health from Auburn University in 2013. He is from Mobile, Alabama and is the 7th member of his family to earn their D.V.M. He believes in offering the best quality of life to all his patients and enjoys bonding with both his animal patients and human clients. Outside the clinic, his interests include quality time with friends and family, traveling, food, movies, music, and going to the gym. He has a beautiful pitty girl named Ducky who is currently adjusting to life in metro Atlanta.

Stephanie Byerly, DVM – Associate Veterinarian

Areas of Interest: Emergency Medicine

Dr. Byerly attended the University of Georgia, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in animal and dairy science before entering the UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated in 2014 with an interest in small animal emergency medicine. She completed a rotating small animal internship in Greensboro, NC in 2015, where she received extensive training in emergency and critical care, specialty surgery, and internal medicine. She has practiced emergency medicine in Asheville, NC and general practice in Winston Salem, NC. She moved back home to Atlanta to be closer to family.

Dr. Byerly strives to treat each and every patient as if they were her own pet. In her free time, she loves to play golf and spend time with her dogs Porter and Palmer as well as her mischievous cat named Trico.


Clay Allen, DVM- Associate Veterinarian


Biography coming soon!




Tabitha Tanis, MS, DVM – Associate Veterinarian

Areas of Interest: Dentistry/oral surgery, soft tissue surgery, feline medicine, oncology

Breed Expertise: Italian Greyhounds, Greyhounds, Maine Coon cats




The Emory/Morningside location is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! 


Appointment Hours

Monday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Tuesday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Wednesday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Thursday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Friday 7:00 am – 9:00 pm

Saturday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm