Wayside Animal Hospital at Foothills
280 Whitley Road S. Marble Hill, GA 30148
Dr. Avery Tomlinson
Dr. Avery Tomlinson was born in Atlanta, GA and spent her childhood in Georgia, Missouri, Texas, and South Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in studio art from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. During veterinary school, Dr. Tomlinson had the opportunity to work with wildlife in Wisconsin and Florida, do field research on songbirds in Costa Rica, volunteer at a wolf dog sanctuary, and work with rural area veterinary services. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008.
Upon graduation, Dr. Tomlinson immediately started practicing at Appalachian Animal Hospital in Ellijay as a small animal veterinarian. In 2013, she joined the United States Army Reserve Veterinary Corps, where she is currently serving as a Captain in the 169th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services at Fort Gordon. Dr. Tomlinson provided veterinary relief services for Wayside Animal Hospital at Foothills in 2017, and has joined as a full time doctor in 2018. She loves small animal medicine and has a special interest in dermatology and dentistry. Dr. Tomlinson has a three-legged chiweenie named Pancake, a golden doodle named Tulip, a one-eyed kitty named Hemi, and two elderly kitty sisters named Sister Teresa and Mary Catherine. Her interests outside of veterinary medicine include painting pet portraits, crochet, zumba, the library, kayaking, helping turtles cross the road, and hiking with her dogs in the gorgeous north Georgia mountains.
Years in Practice: 10
Education: University of Georgia
Dr. Adrienne Stringham
Dr. Adrienne Stringham grew up in Marietta, GA and first decided she wanted to be a veterinarian at the age of 2. In 2013 she graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and is thrilled to be living her life-long dream. She is passionate about helping to strengthen the human-animal bond for her patients and clients and firmly believes in preventive care in order to allow longer, healthier lives for pets. While Dr. Stringham loves all of her patients, she has a special affinity for cats.
When Dr. Stringham is not caring for patients she spends her time with her husband, daughter, and their four-legged family members. She has one dog, Laila, and three cats, Flavius, Mr. Cold, and Wolfie. Dr. Stringham also enjoys reading, gardening, cooking, and spending time outdoors.
Years in Practice: 5
Education: University of Georgia
Bobbie Jo Cash
Bobbie Jo joined the team in 2009 as a Receptionist at our Jasper location. She then joined the team at our Foothills location when it opened June of 2015 and spent the majority of her time there for the next couple years. Since joining our team in 2009 she has worked her way up to become a manager for both our Jasper and Foothills locations and now shares her time between both locations. She enjoys being a part of the Wayside team because every day is an opportunity to help people who share her love of helping animals. She loves all kinds of animals but has a special soft spot for Boxers. She thinks their sloppy, drooling kisses and goofy looking under bites are adorable! Bobbie Jo holds a degree in Accounting as well as Business. She born and raised in Gilmer County, where she still resides with her son, Christian, her three pup dogs Dade (a special blend of unknown kind), Kya and Meisha (Boxers of course). In her time away from Wayside, her favorite thing to do is watch her son play baseball or watching a Braves game. She also enjoys hiking, kayaking, running, camping, reading, concerts and being a part of the community. Bobbie Jo is a graduate of the 2014-2015 Pickens Leadership Program.
Years in Practice: 9
Kristin Kirk has lived in Georgia her whole life. Originally from Marietta, Georgia, she moved north to Waleska to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. She started her career of helping animals in 1998 and feels extremely blessed to still be doing it today.
She enjoys animal dentistry, client education, and providing a positive experience for her patients.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Devon and long-time boyfriend Josh. As well as kayaking, hiking and listening to music. She has two fur babies, Rue (a Chihuahua mix) and River (a Rat Terrier mix).
Vet Assistant at Wayside at Foothills
Years in Practice: 20