Companion Animal Hospital Doctors



Troy received his Bachelor degree in Chemistry from The University of Indianapolis and his Master’s degree in Animal Behavior and Reproduction from UGA.

In 1995, he graduated from UGA with his degree in Veterinary medicine. He purchased “Country Health Large Animal Vet Services” in Commerce. Troy’s special interests include reproduction, embryo transfer, and orthopedic surgery.



Dr. Brooke is originally from Tucker, Georgia. He has always been an animal lover and began pursuing a career as a veterinarian working for a veterinary clinic the year he started high school. He graduated from the University of Georgia for both undergraduate studies and veterinary school. His biggest passions in life are animal well-being, science, fitness and getting to know people. In his free time he is an avid boxing competitor, home-brewer, outdoorsman, and singer-songwriter.



Dr. Denise Weaver is a 1994 graduate of the UGA Veterinary School. She received her zoology degree from the University of Georgia. Dr. Weaver is married to Dr. Troy Pickerel and they have 4 children. She is originally from Sumter, SC. She enjoys swimming, music, reading, and any sport her kids are playing.

Companion Animal Hospital Staff



Born in Devizes, England
Has 3 Children, 3 Grandchildren,
2 Great-Grandchildren
Has 1 dog named Rocky and 5 cats
Has worked at Companion since 2002
One of her biggest passions in life is working with animals and being
rewarded with a big lick in the face for a job well done


Registered Veterinary Technician

She is a lifelong resident of Madison County
Married to Hansel, has 1 son named Dillion (Dillion owns Wolfbranch
Rerievers, and trains retrievers)
Graduated from Athens Technical College with Associates Degree in 2008
She currently on the advisory board for Veterinary Technician program at
Athens Technical College
Has a menagerie of animals at home that range from dogs, pigs, goats,
horses, chickens, rabbits, and even a gecko
Has worked at Companion since 2008


Groomer and Veterinary Assistant

Hometown is Ft. Lauderdale, FL, but she has lived in Athens, GA over 20 years now
Married with 3 children (Bonnie, Masion, and Spencer)
Has 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 2 turtles
Has worked in the veterinary field since 1995, has many years of valuable experience
Has worked at Companion since 2004



Receptionist, on Saturdays ONLY, but used to work here full time until
2011, when she became a full time GaGa (aka Grandmother)
Has 1 daughter, 2 Awesome Grandsons (Luke and Bruce)
Has 1 cat named Smokey
Lived in Athens area for 10 years now, but moved here from Midway, GA
Loves working at Companion with such wonderful co-workers



Originally from Danielsville, GA, now lives with her lovely family in
Commerce, GA
Married to Daren, has 1 beautiful daughter named Madisyn
Has 2 dogs, (Dozer is a pitbull, and Queen is a rescued lab/pit mix)
Has 1 cool cat named Snowball
Has worked at Companion since 2011
She enjoys relaxing trips to the beach and mountains with her family


Veterinary Assistant

Hometown is Bowman, GA, now lives in Athens, GA
Attended college at ABAC (Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College), studied
Animal Science
Has 1 dog, a Newfoundland named Scooter
Her family has multiple sheep, pigs, and goats
Highly involved with livestock shows, 4-H, and FFA
Worked at Companion since 2015


Veterinary Assistant

Hometown is Peachtree City, GA, now lives in Athens, GA
Graduated from UGA in May 2017, with a double major in Animal Science
and Biological Sciences
Has 1 dog, a mutt named Daizey, (Abby says, Daizey is the cutest dog
Has 1 bunny named named Chino
Wants to become a Veterinarian, she will apply to vet school in 2018
Worked at Companion since 2016