Support Staff


Adrienne Freewalt

Practice Manager

Adrienne has been with Crossville Veterinary Hospital since October of 2013. She comes to us with many years of experience working in the veterinary field in both physical rehabilitation and specialty surgery. Adrienne is from Atlanta and grew up in Dunwoody, Ga. She attended Virginia Intermont College in Bristol, VA studying Equine Science. Adrienne and her husband Don live in Roswell, Ga with their three rescue dogs (Children): Aston, Rude Royce, and Noodles. Her hobbies include cooking, interior design and spending time with her family and friends. She passionately believes in Crossville's mission to provide the highest quality of patient care in a compassionate environment that provides exceptional client service and education.


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


Mia Rumbaugh

Veterinary Assistant

Ever since Mia was little, she has loved animals. When she was a 1 year old, she was a puppy raiser for The Guide Dog Foundation based out of New York. During her junior and senior years of high school, Mia volunteered at Zoo Atlanta through their volunteer program. Two years ago, Mia trained her dog, Lilly May to be a therapy dog and they currently visit a variety of facilities with Happy Tails Pet Therapy. In her free time, Mia enjoys volunteering at a horse rescue, as well as a equine therapy program for disabled children.a Mia also enjoys hiking and exploring with her dogs, spending time with her family and friends,
and reading a good book. Mia is excited to be a member of the Crossville Veterinary Hospital team.


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. 


Taylor Theis

Veterinary Assistant

Taylor was born in Park Falls Wisconsin and attended NTC College in Central Wisconsin. She enjoys playing hockey, figure skating, and spending time with her friends and family. Taylor moved to Roswell in July of 2018 with her dog Kiera. Her goal is to advance her career in veterinary medicine and become a Veterinary Practice Manager.


Cassie Thorndike

Veterinary Assistant/Client Service Representative

Cassie is originally from Florida and has always had a passion for animals. Growing up watching animal cops on animal planet was what made her interested in criminal justice which she currently studying at Chattahoochee technical college. While in high school she went through a 4 year program and received her veterinary assistant certification and has worked with animals ever since. Before coming to Crossville Veterinary Hospital Cassie was with the Atlanta Humane Society for 2 years as an adoptions counselor, while there she went out on two hoarding rescue cases and helped with the community outreach program. Cassie is now focusing on all things medical and receiving her degree! In her free time she enjoys hanging out with my boyfriend, her dog Mellie and cat Ricky.