Providing the Utmost Care for Your Pet
As genuine animal-lovers, the staff at Blackshear Veterinary Hospital are passionate about helping animals achieve happy and healthy lives. All of our staff are highly-trained and experienced to address any of your pet’s needs.
Dr. Mccall | Veterinarian
Dr. Mccall has been working at the clinic since 2013. In her spare time she loves to travel and enjoys spending time with her pets and family.
Dr. Rachel Harrison | Veterinarian
Dr. Rachel Harrison is a native of North Carolina but moved to Tifton when she was in second grade. She received an undergraduate degree in poultry science from the University of Georgia in 2015 and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 from the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. She never strayed from her childhood dream of wanting to be a vet, and she enjoys the sense of community that comes from practicing in a small town. “I love being a part of a practice where I see my clients at church or at the grocery store. I grew up in a small town, and I am happy to be practicing in a place where people know each other.”
Dr. Harrison was an avid 4-Her and credits 4-H with giving her the communication and leadership skills necessary for being an effective vet. “I have to be able to explain to my clients what their pet’s condition is in a way that is understandable and accurate, but I also have to be sensitive to how they will receive that news. I want them to know that I care about them and their pets while at the same time making their options for treatment clear.” 4-H is also where Dr. Harrison discovered her passion for chickens; she was part of a national champion poultry-judging team. She served several internships and externships with poultry researchers and industry. Dr. Harrison enjoys advising clients on how to keep their backyard chickens happy and healthy.
When she has free time, Dr. Harrison enjoys cooking for friends and spending time with her best friend, a Boykin Spaniel named Doc, who is known for his goofy antics and charming personality. She and Doc also enjoy visiting her twin sister, who lives in Virginia.
Sherry Smith | Hospital Manager
Sherry has been with Blackshear for 6 years
What Sherry loves about her job is she loves the clients and meeting new people, but she also enjoys spending time and giving the animals love the most.
Sherry’s hobbies include gardening, which she loves. For downtime, she likes to float around in her pool where she also likes to enjoy the company of her husband, kids, and grandchildren. Sherry also loves spending time with snootie her kitty cat.
Stacey has been a part of the Blackshear family since July 2017. She loves the animals and helping the sweet babies, a true job from the heart.
Stacey’s hobbies include photography, crafts, karate, gardening, and cooking.
Jessica White | Head Technician
Jessica has worked for Blackshear for 4 years. She loves working with animals and finds helping those who can’t help themselves a rewarding career. She works with great people and loves each client.
When not working, Jessica loves to cook and try new things. She enjoys reading and finishing a big bowl of ice cream.
Hannah | Groomer
I love working with the animals, and giving them beautiful hair cuts.
In my free time I love going camping with family, taking photos, and playing with all five of my animals!
Lara Leigh Massey | Vet Assistance
Hobbies are reading, crafts, cooking/baking and art. Loves Lifetime movies, eating, time with family and friends and Chick-fil-a. I started in March 2019. I enjoy seeing all the new animals that come in!
Savannah Thorsen | Part Time Vet Assistant
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Abigail Durden | Pharmacy Technician
As Director of Compliance, Abigail Durden is in charge of efficiently connecting with clients to be sure their pet’s appointments and follow ups are scheduled.
Mrs. Durden is also head of our Home Delivery service in which she ensures the patients of our hospitals remain on preventatives throughout the year.
With a background in Human Resources, Mrs. Durden provides superb customer service, ensuring client retention and loyalty.