Dr. West Hamryka
After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1990, Dr. Hamryka started his career with a referral practice in Miami, Florida. He later practiced as an emergency veterinarian in Brandon, Florida. In 1993, upon opening the Sugar Hill Animal Hospital, Dr. Hamryka fulfilled his dream of owning a state-of-the-art veterinary facility. A Gwinnett County native, he is past president of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, the Gwinnett county Veterinary Medical Association, and currently serves as a director for a local animal emergency clinic. Featured in many pet news articles, Dr. Hamryka also serves as a veterinary editor for WebMD Pets and speaks professionally on pet anesthetics. His professional interests include geriatrics, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, and teaching future veterinarians. In his spare time, Dr. Hamryka enjoys being a "soccer dad" and horseback riding with his wife and two sons on their farm.
Dr. Janet Seibert
A 1989 Graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Seibert continued her studies with an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Cornell University. Since then, she has practiced primarily as a surgeon in New York, New Jersey, and Mississippi before moving to Georgia in 2001. Dr. Seibert is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association and the Gwinnett County Veterinary Medical Association. Her professional interests include ophthalmic and orthopedic surgery. Away from the hospital, Dr. Seibert stays busy with her husband and four children. When she does find spare time, she loves to watch college basketball, cheering for her Alma Mater, Duke University.
Dr. Angela Earick
Dr. Earick moved to Georgia from Massachusetts in 2004 where she was an anesthesia technician at the renowned Angell Memorial Animal Hospital/Referral practice. She is a 2009 graduate of The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and an active member of the GVMA. Her first position was with a mixed animal practice where she worked with a variety of species. Dr. Earick has a special interest in soft tissue surgery and has had additional training in reconstructive surgery. Dr. Earick spends her free time with her husband, her teenage son, and their numerous pets including Bruin, her Bernese Mountain dog (named after her favorite hockey team). Dr. Earick also enjoys time outdoors, watching hockey and traveling.
Dr. Julie Kornder
Dr. Kornder received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Clayton State University and graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine with her doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2012. After graduating, she moved to Connecticut to continue her training at a veterinary specialty referral and emergency center by completing a small animal rotating internship. There, she worked closely with veterinary specialists and gained experience in medicine, surgery, and emergency & critical care. Dr. Kornder has strong interests in canine and feline cardiology, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and ultrasonography. She is happy to have returned to practice in her home state of Georgia where she can be close to her family. When she is not at the hospital, she enjoys trail running, swimming, reading, and spending time with her calico cat Amelia Badelia.
Dr. Jonathan Bentley
Dr. Bentley graduated from the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine. He received his Bachelors in Animal Science from Berry College. Dr. Bentley is an active member of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. His professional interests includes Dentistry, Dermatology, Opthalmology and Surgery. When he is not at the hospital Dr. Bentley enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs, Lucy and Caramelle. They keep busy outdoors hiking, camping and landscaping.
Dr. Kristie Johansen
Dr. Johansen is originally from Maui, Hawaii and moved to Georgia with her family in 2001. She met her loving husband, Eric, while attending Berry College for her undergraduate degree. After receiving her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia, she began her career in Warner Robins, Georgia. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. Although she loves all aspects of veterinary medicine, her professional interests include feline internal medicine, geriatric care, ultrasound, and community outreach. In her spare time, Dr. Johansen enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and playing with golden retriever, Ellie Mae, and her guinea pigs. She is very excited to join the Sugar Hill Animal Hospital Family!