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Our Staff

Jessica McIlvried

Office Manager

Our Staff

Tatum Penn

Veterinary Technician

Tatum is a veterinary assistant who came to us from south Georgia. She has always had a passion for animals and is on the path to becoming a veterinarian herself. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and biking and loves spending time with her fur babies. Her paw-some crew includes Hazel the diva cat, Gator the snuggly Heinz 57, and Bo the ball-crazed Labrador.

Angie Inglett

Veterinary Technician

Angie grew up in Ridge Spring, South Carolina. She has worked as a veterinary technician for the past 16 years in Aiken and North Augusta before coming to Walton Way Veterinary Clinic. Her special interests include dentistry, anesthesia, wound care and ortho. When she’s not working at the clinic, she loves spending time with her husband, her dog Roana, hanging out with friends and family, going to concerts and traveling.

Don Stensrud

Veterinary Assistant

Don is the veteran of the family and started as an assistant with Dr. Gayle back in 1974. Deemed “The Dog Whisperer”, there is almost no animal that doesn’t immediately take a liking to Don. While he is always adding new animal members to his family, he currently has 2 Chihuahuas and 3 cats to keep him busy. In his time off he likes to hunt, fish, and relax at home.

Kristina Stoner

Veterinary Assistant

Kristina is originally from Maine, but moved to the Central Savannah River Area in ’98. Her first experience with animals was helping care for pets that were abandoned after Hurricane Andrew in Miami and she enjoyed the feeling that she was able to help. Kristina taught a vet assistant course at Athens Tech for 9 years and also has gained experience in shelter medicine. Her special interests include behavior, training and socialization. She has three rescue pets, Andromeda, a lab and Dalmatian mix, Dolly, a tuxedo cat, and Ruby, her fat black cat. She likes to spend time outdoors, her hobbies include canoeing, camping, fishing, and cooking.

Christie Reed


Christie joined our team in December 2015 and brings with her nearly 20 years of administrative and customer service experience. She loves kitties and enjoys sitting for many of the pets in her neighborhood. In her free time she enjoys reading, volunteering, and spending time with her three active children.

Maggie Gearhart


Maggie recently moved to Georgia from Ohio where she had grown up on a 20-acre farm. She loves animals and is currently is a college student. Animals have always been her passion and inspired her to work in the veterinary field. She has previously worked at two veterinary clinics in Ohio, and she still keeps in touch with some of her co-workers from her last job. She loves working with large animals, exotics and likes to keep up with the latest research on diabetic pets. Maggie moved to Georgia with her boyfriend, Orrin who is in the Air Force and had a great job opportunity here in Georgia. They currently have a cat, Trooper, who they rescued while she was working at the last clinic she was at. They also have a hamster named Leroy. When she’s not working, she enjoys riding horses and exploring Georgia with her boyfriend.


Clinic Cat

Judah is our sassy cat that lives here at Walton Way. He greets us in the mornings as we get ready for our day, monitors our activities, and demands hugs and kisses regularly. He makes us smile even on the hardest of days.


Clinic Cat

Caleb is our new clinic cat that came to us as a rescue after a house fire with severe injuries and unable to breathe. He has made a miraculous recovery and has now become part of our WWVC family. He has no fear and happily greets all of our patients. His favorite past time is chasing doggie tails, making us giggle and overseeing the general operations of the clinic.

Our Clinic

1944 Walton Way, Suite L
Augusta, GA 30904
Phone: 706-733-2288

After-Hour Emergencies

Augusta Animal Emergency
208 Hudson Trace
Augusta, GA 30907
Phone: (706) 733-7458

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