Veterinary Assistants

  • Alyssa Covol

    Alyssa joined the FHAH team in October of 2010. She has veterinary assistant experience in both general practice and in emergency room care. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science. She currently lives in Cumming with her two dogs Willow & Luna both Catahoulas and her horse Misty. In her spare time, she enjoys trail riding, shopping, and running.

  • Joseph Sackman

    Joseph started his career as a Kennel Assistant in 2011 and quickly discovered he was interested in working towards becoming a Veterinary Assistant. After a few years of experience he joined the FHAH team in 2014 as a Veterinary Assistant. He grew up in Florida, but is currently living in Canton with his dog Slappy and two cats (Mort & Batman). In his spare time Joseph enjoys drawing, rock climbing, kayaking spending time at the river, and cooking.

  • Katy Love

    Katy has been working in the veterinary industry for over 13 years and joined the FHAH team in July 2013 as a Veterinary Assistant. She has experience in general practice and shelter medicine. She is certified in Fear Free and Human Animal Bond and has a passion for helping to alleviate fear, anxiety and stress in every visit to the hospital. She lives in Cherokee county with her dog Apollo and cat Nida. Katy enjoys going on adventures with her dog especially paddle boarding together at the lake.


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "They came highly recommended by my aunt and she was right. Very kind, gentle with my old fella and compassionate about our situation. Very helpful and fairly priced"
    James Woodruff
  • "Great place to take your pets. Dr. Karl is fantastic! I highly recommend Free Home Animal Hospital"
    Carol Wade
  • "Freehome Animal Hospital is the B-E-S-T! They are so professional and friendly. The hospital is super clean and Dr. Karl is a stellar veterinarian. I can't say enough about this animal hospital. I am very picky about my dog and wouldn't take her anywhere else. I travel 30 minutes to go to this vet."
    Laura Cegala
  • "We brought our precious Golden Doodle to Free Home when she had a mysterious illness of being lethargic and was not eating. The doctor and the entire team where fantastic - they provided a tremendous amount of love and caring for our Bella as well as compassion for me with my worries. Although the cause was out of the ordinary, they were able to identify the problem and within days, our little girl was back to herself.

    The price was fair, the service fantastic and the outcome perfect. We will not go anywhere else now even though we live in Alpharetta and this is out of our way."
    Mark Goodman
  • "This is the best animal clinic I have ever taken my dog to. I love the staff and vet. They truly loves animals! Reasonable prices too."
    Mallory Smith