Meet our medical team.

At Express Vets, our medical team of state-licensed veterinarians and staff are committed to practicing high-quality veterinary medicine. Our team focuses on providing compassionate veterinary care for our patients and a welcoming, informative, and supportive environment for our clients.

Meet Our Veterinarians

Dr. Stephanie Hunter

Dr. Stephanie Hunter grew up in the Atlanta area and graduated magna cum laude while obtaining her DVM from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia in 2007. Since then, she has practiced small animal medicine and surgery in the Atlanta area. Dr. Hunter considers it a privilege to work in a field that is dedicated to helping animals, and strongly believes that veterinarians must be the voice and advocate of the animals they serve. Her professional interests include small animal internal medicine, feline medicine, management of chronic disease, and preventative care. She enjoys developing lasting relationships with patients and clients alike. When away from the clinic, Dr. Hunter lives with two cats, Sir William Wallace and The Lady Phoenix and enjoys spending time with her husband, Grant, and step-daughter. She also enjoys dancing, hiking, gardening, photography, and laughing with family and friends.

Dr. Lyn Lewis

Dr. Thomas “Lyn” Lewis, Jr. is from coastal Beaufort, South Carolina. He attended Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C. for his Bachelor of Science in Biology, where he graduated with honors. In 1998, he began Veterinary School at the University of Georgia. In 2002, Dr. Lewis had the pleasure of presenting his grandfather, Dr. George Radford, his 50-year medallion honoring his graduation from UGA College of Veterinary Medicine in 1952. Soon after graduation in 2002, he started his career at Appalachian Animal Hospital in Ellijay, GA. He quickly became a partner and then purchased the hospital outright in 2008. In 2009 Dr. Lewis purchased Wayside Animal Hospital from Dr. Mike McGhee. By 2011, Dr. Lewis sold Appalachian Animal Hospital and focused his full energy into serving Pickens County and Wayside Animal Hospital. Dr. Lewis has extensive experience with both dogs and cats but has also worked with gorillas, kangaroos, raptors, cougars, black bears, and other wildlife. He loves internal medicine, dermatology, and has specialized training in physical therapy/rehabilitation. However, he especially loves spending time with our clients in both the exam rooms and the lobby. Dr. Lewis has authored over 100 articles for various newspapers in North Georgia. Dr. Lewis has always stayed active in the community with the local Chamber of Commerce events, he works with local classrooms, the Youth Apprenticeship Program, and the FFA. He is the Founder and serves on the Board for the Mountain Emergency Animal Center, an after-hours veterinary hospital in Blue Ridge, GA. In his spare time, Dr. Lewis loves playing tennis, spending time with his wife Kristen and their children Addison and Patrick.

Meet Our Team

Nicole Troche

Nicole is our Operations Manager. After starting her career in Veterinary Medicine as a receptionist in 2003, she transitioned into Customer Service Management in 2006, and then into Practice Management in 2013. She has received her Veterinary Practice Management Certification at Penn Foster and has a passion for helping others and ensuring that all pets receive quality medicine at an affordable price. Nicole was born and raised in Florida and moved to Georgia in 2001. She enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and enjoying a nice meal with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Her 2 dogs, Raven and Kaia have been a joy for her to watch their bond and ability to help one another, as Raven is deaf and has learned to rely on her sister for direction and has learned sign language for her commands.

Elena Volozhina

Elena is originally from Russia and has been living in Georgia for the past 17 years. She stumbled into the veterinary field 5 years ago, and hasn’t looked back since. Elena has stated, ” This is my passion, and nothing could ever make me feel more fulfilled, than spending my days making pets’ lives better”. She is the proud mama of 4 beautiful fur babies. And though she has always dreamed of having a small lap dog, the pups that chose me all happen to be sloppy, huge, cuddle bugs. In Elena’s free time she is an avid anime viewer, video game connoisseur, and nature lover. Camping is her favorite kind of vacation. Elena loves being a part of the Express Vets team, and is looking forward to meeting all of our new four legged patients and their two legged counterparts.

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Kristine Aikens

Kristine was born and raised in Marietta, GA. Starting at an early age she discovered her passion for all animals. Having dogs and cats growing up, and horses that she showed competitively for many years. During her days off she enjoys hanging out with her family at home, her spouse Jeff, and their son Bryce and daughter Maysie. They love watching Marvel movies and anything Harry Potter!

Kristine wants to always put her patient’s safety and comfort first by consistenly improving her knowledge in animal medicine and animal behavior. Being able to help a anxious patient have a easier experience is what makes her day better!

Angel Lewis

Angel was born and raised in Georgia and has always had a love and passion for animals knowing that no matter what she would spend her career working with them. After managing a boarding facility and having an emergency situation with a furry guest, her desire to move on to veterinary medicine began. Angel has said, “being a vet tech is so rewarding, seeing an animal’s health improve and aiding them every step of the way makes me feel very accomplished and I know this is what I was meant to do; I have found my purpose in life”. Angel has a yorkie mix named Cookie Marie and a Bombay cat named Eclipse and couldn’t imagine her life without them. Outside of work, Angel enjoys hiking with her wife and pup, helping at the boxing gym with “at risk” youth, working out, and creating art.

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Tori Schwimmer

Tori was born and raised in Georgia and has declared since kindergarten she would become a veterinarian one day. A student at Kennesaw State University, majoring in Biology, Tori is on track to begin veterinary school in 2024. Volunteering with animals throughout high school ultimately led to Tori’s passion and interest in the field. Tori says “Working with animals is so fulfilling. Each day I spend with an animal fills me with purpose, and I can’t imagine doing anything else!”. Tori has a domestic longhair feline named Loki who runs the show and she enjoys spending time at home with her family, their many animals, as well as spending time with her friends and boyfriend. She enjoys playing and singing music, playing video games, and trying new exotic eats.

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Sami Nickerson

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We offer a wide variety of services for your pet.

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We have five convenient locations.

Express Vets provides a caring and professional staff, a clean and convenient environment, and remarkably affordable pricing. We've built hospitals that help you save time and money.

Cumming, GA

5485 Bethelview Rd. Suite 440
Cumming, GA 30040

Phone: 470-239-7672

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North Canton, GA

149 Reinhardt College Parkway Suite 6
Canton, GA 30114

Phone: 678-493-5288

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Holly Springs, GA

6244 Holly Springs Parkway Suite D
Holly Springs, GA 30188

Phone: 678-402-8717

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Kennesaw, GA

4200 Wade Green Rd. Suite 100
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone: 678-401-5579

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Buford, GA

4108 Hamilton Mill Road, Suite 310
Buford, GA 30519

Phone: 470-326-5220

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