Meet Our Team

Dr. Dan Brogdon, DVM, MS 

Dr. Dan Brogdon received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of Georgia in 1978. He attended graduate school and completed an ophthalmology residency and obtained a Master’s degree in comparative ophthalmology at the University of Illinois from 1983 to 1986. He attended the Basic Eye Course at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California in 1985. Dr. Brogdon is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and his Master’s degree involved the study of corneal healing and epithelial growth factors.
Dr. Brogdon retired from the US Army as a Colonel where he served as the United State’s military only veterinary ophthalmologist. His assignments included clinical, research and command positions both in America and overseas.
Dr. Brogdon has authored numerous articles and is a popular speaker providing continuing education in the area of veterinary ophthalmology. He is active in organized veterinary medicine at the local, state and national level.

 


 

Gina Byrd 

Gina is a GSU graduate with a B.S. in Education. Although she has 19 years of experience as a veterinary technician, we are very lucky to have her managing the front desk- she always does this with a smile! Gina lives the beach life on Tybee Island with her husband and their cats.

 

Leanne Jennings

Leanne began working for the Animal Eye Clinic in 2003 after earning her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Tennessee. She loves her job so much that even though she is based in Savannah, she still works for the Jacksonville Animal Eye Clinic group from time to time. She and her significant other live in Savannah’s Historic district and enjoy taking their Newfoundland dog to Savannah’s beautiful parks.

 

Donna Rascoe

Donna is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a major in Zoology. She became interested in veterinary  ophthalmology at an early age , when her Cocker had to have bilateral cataract surgery. She is an active member of the  veterinary ophthalmic technician society (VOTs). She has extensive training and long term experience in all phases of  veterinary ophthalmology. She is a compassionate animal lover who has two wonderful cats, Moulin Rouge and Le Marais.

 

Jennifer Lawrence, RVT

Jennifer graduated from San Diego Mesa College in 1998 and successfully passed both the California Board Exam and the National Exam. She moved to Georgia in 2003 to further her career in Emergency Medicine, Orthopedics and Ophthalmology. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her animal family Chase -n- Chance, Gracie-Ann, Shelby, Rocky and Baby Chive, along with taking lots of trips to San Diego to visit her family.

 

Allison Charleston

Allison grew up in Orlando, Florida and relocated to Fayetteville, Georgia in the Fall of 2004. She began working for the Animal Eye Clinic in the Summer of 2010. She loves animals and enjoys all the pet owners she gets to meet as the front desk receptionist at the Fayetteville Animal Eye Clinic. Allison loves spending time with her vivacious daughter, Kaylin and their equally spirited German Shepherd, Akira.

 

Angela Bryant

Angela has been a veterinary technician since 2003, an ER veterinary technician since 2008 and has been with the Ophtho team since 2008. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Biology degree in 2008 from Clayton State University. She has owned and loved animals since a very young age having grown up on a farm. Angela is currently a mommy to three dogs, ranging from 5 lbs to 50 lbs, a cat and a horse. And in March of 2011 she became a mommy again, but for the first time to a “two-legged” child, to her son, Ethan.

 

Staci Cacioppo

Staci joined the Fayetteville Animal Eye Clinic in 2007 and loves the challenges that ophthalmology brings as well as the wonderful clients and patients she works with every week.  She has over 5 years experience in emergency veterinary medicine and her favorite question by the ER doctors is, “What would Dr. Brogdon do?”.  Staci’s “Peanut’s Gang” is comprised of  3 boxers, Charlie, Lucy, and Marcie, and a shih-tzu puppy named Franklin

 

Jakki Lemasters

Jakki moved to Savannah in 2009 to escape the brutal winters in Minnesota, which was also the beginning of her career as a veterinary technician. Jakki has worked in general practice and currently also works for the Savannah Veterinary Emergency Clinic. Her interest in veterinary ophthalmology led her to the Animal Eye Clinic. In the small amount of spare time she has, Jakki and her husband enjoy running, biking, and spending time with their pets Mayhem, an appropriately named German Shorthaired Pointer, and their cat Mysterio.

 

Ashley Bishop

Ashley graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in 2003 and received a B.S. in Biology from Clayton State. She has been working in the veterinary field since 1999. Her interest in veterinary ocular diseases and emergency medicine led her to the Animal Eye Clinic.

 

The staff of our Savannah location!

Leanne, Gina, and Donna

Company Information



The Animal Eye Clinic
1 Southern Oaks Ct
Suite #400
Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 236-2050



S. Atlanta Animal Eye Clinic
1270 Highway 54 East
Fayetteville, GA 30214
(770) 778-1013



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