Meet Our Team

Susan Wirsbinski, Floor Manager

Atlanta West Puppy

Susan is a talented Veterinary Assistant and manages the treatment area, surgical area and kennel area of our hospital. Susan was born and raised in Georgia and loves to spend time at home with her wonderful animals. Susan loves her job and always wanted to be a vet. She has always been around animals; cows, horses, dogs, you name it. “When Dr. Burnett decided to hire me, I felt like this was where I was meant to be, I do love my job.”

Terah Briggs, Front Office Manager

Terah was born in Hampton, Virginia and moved to Georgia when she was five years of age. She has one “fur baby” named Bentley who truly is her best friend. Terah has always showed a passion for animals. Beginning when she was just a toddler, having raised and helped animals throughout her life, this is a passion passed down from her grandfather. Terah has learned so much from her time as a Kennel Tech at Fulton County Animal shelter and as a member of the Atlanta West Hospital. She appreciates the staff of Atlanta West Hospital, taking her under their wing and couldn’t ask to a part of a better animal hospital.

Penny Jenkins: Practice Manager

Penny has worked for Dr Burnett and Atlanta West Veterinary Hospital since 2015. After assuming the responsibilities of Assistant Practice Manager under Angela Swofford for 2 years, she became the Practice Manager upon Angela's semi-retirement in mid 2020. Penny has spent her entire life surrounded by animals: dogs, cats, rabbits, deer, raccoons, horses. She was raised in Tennessee and was a Biology major at The University of Tennessee. She moved to Georgia 25 years ago. 'I love working for Dr. Burnett. This is my dream job and where I am meant to be.'

Angie Mintz: Veterinary Assistant

German Shepard Atlanta West

Angie grew up in Atlanta Georgia always surround by animals. She began her veterinary career in 1986. In 1989, Angie started working with Dr. Burnett at Hiram Animal Hospital, and has once again become part of this amazing team. Throughout her career Angie has worked with a wide range of animals; including Llamas, large animals, small animals, and exotics. Angie is currently pursuing an advanced education in Animal Health Care. “ I didn’t choose this career, it chose me. Even as a kid, I wanted to heal animals. I was always around animals because animals were always around me. I am so happy I work with a team dedicated to expert animal care, and owner support and education. It’s a blessing.”

Amy Bullington: Groomer


“I am a pet groomer at Atlanta West Veterinary Hospital. I have over 11 years of grooming experience in Atlanta and the West Georgia area. I love both dogs and cats. I am certified by the Professional Cat Groomers Association of America, in the care and grooming of cats.

When I am not grooming I am surrounded by my 7 dogs and 12 cats, all of which I consider my fur babies. Make an appointment today for your fur babies to be groomed!”

Angela Swofford: Bookkeeper

Angela has a combined background in business management and accounting, as well as the veterinary industry. Back in 1988-1998 she worked as Dr. Burnett’s office Manager and Bookkeeper in Hiram, Georgia. After owning her own bookkeeping business and twenty-five years of Office Management she was prepared to deal with the daily challenges as a Practice Manager for Atlanta West Veterinary Hospital. After 4 1/2 years of managing Atlanta West, Angela has recently semi-retired and has assumed the Accounting responsibilities for the practice. And she proudly handed over the reins of Practice Manager to Penny Jenkins in mid 2020. Angela lives in Villa Rica and enjoys ballroom dancing and spending time at her farm in Whitesburg, Ga. She is owned by her cat “Rockcat”, they have been great buddies for a number of years.

Richard Wirsbinski: Pharmacist

Rich was born in Fairbanks, Alaska and received his Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota after joining the Air Force. He spent 30 years in Retail Management, and is thoroughly excited to dive into the Veterinary world and lend his expertise. Rich enjoys riding his motorcycle, woodworking, and spending time with his family (including his dogs Yoshi, Emma, and Constance

Adam Whitten: Veterinary Technician   

Atlanta West Boarding

Adam has been a blessing for this animal hospital. His attention to detail and absolute love for animals makes our patients very lucky visitors. 

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