Support Staff


Denise Byrd

Veterinary Assistant

Originally from Germany, Denise moved to the states in 1961. Denise grew up in a military family and has lived all over the world. She attended Clayton Junior College in College Park, GA. Denise began working in veterinary medicine in 1998. She has been married to her husband Eddie for 15 years and resides in Woodstock, GA with her three fur babies: Tia Maria, Willow, and Dee Dee. Denise enjoys bowling, riding motorcycles, and cooking. She dreams of one day being a contestant on Hell’s Kitchen


Stephanie Armstrong

Client Service Representative

Stephanie is originally from Medina, Ohio but moved to Georgia in 1984. She attended Cherokee High School, North Metro Technical College, and Georgia Medical Institute. Stephanie has two adult daughters, three fur babies, and an awesome boyfriend. She believes she has made an excellent career choice in joining Crossville Veterinary Hospital. Who else gets to pet the fur babies, give them treats and let everyone else be the bad guys. 


Jesse Wilson

Veterinary Assistant

Jesse moved from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Atlanta, Georgia in December of 2015. A classically trained pianist and musician, Jesse spent his youth being introduced to various types of animals on his parent's small farm. Some of his fondest memories are of those helping his mother and father tend to the animals they kept. His mother would make fresh cheese and ice cream from the milk of their goats while Jesse and his father would collect eggs from the chickens, geese, and quail they raised. Jesse currently has one dog, a Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix named Zelda. Jesse enjoys writing music, playing piano, playing video games, painting, and listening to one of his favorite musicians, Britney Spears. 

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Jaryd Flank

Veterinary Assistant

Jaryd is originally from Easton, Pennsylvania where he attended Muhlenberg College and majored in Environmental Science and Public Health. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia in June of 2019. He has always been passionate about working with animals and has worked at zoos and wildlife conservancies. Jaryd enjoys running obstacle course races, wresting, and training for American Ninja Warrior which he competed on in season 11.


Tifani Collins

Veterinary Assistant

Tifani is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved to Atlanta to obtain a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in 2007 from the illustrious Clark Atlanta University. For the past decade, Tifani has been working her way through different veterinary settings, and now has experience in emergency, exotic, zoo, shelter, and specialty medicines. Tifani enjoys music, photography, educating others on organic medicines, and Harry Potter. She has a wife and 8 year old daughter who all love animals just as much as she does. You can usually spot Tifani around town because she never goes anywhere without her Great Dane, Fitzgerald Grant IV.


Azusa Adams

Registered Veterinary Tech

Azusa is originally from Japan. She came to the United States in 1998 and spent her college life in San Diego, California. She moved to Georgia in 2006 with her husband, Geoffrey. In 2012 she obtained her Registered Veterinary Technician license and started working in the veterinary field. She has two cats, Shammrock and Thistle at the present. Asuza is a cat lover and feels happiest when surrounded by them.