Dr. Joseph Conrad, DVM, Practice Owner

Dr. Conrad is originally from Covington, Georgia. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he earned his veterinary degree from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation in 2011, he completed a Small Animal rotating internship followed by a surgery and anesthesia internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. After four years practicing at a Small Animal hospital in Longmont, Colorado, he began working as Hospital Director of a Small Animal hospital in Missoula, Montana. He and his wife, Dana, their three children, Penelope, Gus, and Henry, and their dogs, Otter, Teddy, and Rutabaga Bill now live in Rome. Dr. Conrad loves spending time with his family in the great outdoors hiking, trail running, mountain biking, hunting, and fishing. He and Dana are so excited to be back home in Georgia and couldn’t be more thrilled about raising their family in Rome.

Dajah Fennell, Veterinary Assistant

Dajah has been with AMCOR since September of 2020. She assists Melissa and the technicians, as well as watch over pets that stay at the clinic throughout the day. Dajah has lived in Rome for most of her life. Her “daughter” is a spoiled chihuahua named Pixie. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her friends and family. When she’s not working, Dajah volunteers at a local equine sanctuary and rescue. She is also an adult leader for her church’s youth group. Dajah loves animals and helping to make sure they are happy and healthy makes her so so happy. She believes that after all the joy they bring us they deserve the best protection. Dajah’s favorite part of Animal Medical Center is the AMAZING work team and AWESOME pets she gets to see everyday!

Lauren Stephens, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Lauren is a Licensed Veterinary Technician who has been part of the AMCOR family since August 2010. She obtained an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology and passed the state board Veterinary Technician National Exam in April of 2016. She also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Berry College. She and her husband, Brett, have one son, Barrett, an African Gray parrot named Kramer, and a cat named Danika. Helping pets feel better is one of her favorite parts of the technician position, specifically performing diagnostic dental radiographs and teeth cleaning procedures as well as providing hands-on nursing care for post-surgical patients and in-house patients. She is very thankful to be making a difference in our clients and their pet’s lives alongside the BEST teammates ever.

Alexis Sapp, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Alexis has been working alongside Dr. Edwards since 1994 and helped open the practice in April of 2002. She has been a Licensed Veterinary Technician since 2004 and has been in the field of veterinary medicine since 1990.

One of her favorite parts of being involved in veterinary medicine is experiencing the unique and precious bond between pet parents and their furry children. It is so rewarding to have the ability to guide pet families along the journey of life by educating them about preventive care such as proper nutrition, health benefits of spaying and neutering, dental care, vaccinations and basic obedience. And when the time comes at the end of a long wonderful life, to depart this world, it is an honor to stand alongside the family and comfort them as they say goodbye to their beloved pet. In addition to her career, Alexis enjoys participating in a variety of sports and activities with her children. She also enjoys volunteering for Pet Partners with her dog, Dorsey, as a registered therapy team in the community which includes elementary schools, nursing homes, hospitals and colleges.

Brandy Fretwell, Client and Patient Care Manager

Brandy has been with AMCOR since June 2009 and is our Client and Patient Care Manager. Brandy discovered her love for animals when she held a tiger cub at Riverbend Mall in the early 80s. It is her smiling face that is waiting to greet your furbaby at each visit. Brandy enjoys interacting with our clients and educating them on how to have a long and happy companionship with their fur babies. She loves being the voice for those who bark/meow and cannot communicate with us. It brings joy to her heart to watch a patient grow and change during all stages of life.

Brandy lives in Rome with her husband Sylvester and their two sons. Along with her human children, she also has 3 fur babies, Alize, April and War Eagle. She enjoys watching cooking shows such as Triple D or Hell’s Kitchen and trying new recipes, watching football, street racing and medical shows. Even though she lives in Georgia, she is a huge Florida Gator Fan.

Daija Carter, Veterinary Assistant

Daija has been working at AMCOR as a Veterinary Assistant. She is interested in becoming a Veterinarian Technician. It has always been her dream since a small child to care for animals.

Daija has two kids, a daughter and son, Amorie and Cyllin. Two dogs Lakoda, Blake, and a cat named Cleo. She enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, adding plants to her collection, and DIY crafts.

Cynthia B., Veterinary Assistant

Cynthia joined the AMCOR family in August of 2022. An avid bird nerd, she has spent several years in the field of zookeeping caring for a wide variety of bird species – ranging from songbirds to cassowaries – before moving to Rome. Transitioning into the role of veterinary assistant felt natural to her, allowing Cynthia to maintain her passion of being able to aid in the care of animals as well as having the opportunity to educate and assist those who care for them. Her “dog-ter” named Ahri is a Great pyrenees/golden retriever mix, affectionately called “Ahriana Pawnde” in support of her love of a good pun. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, writing, listening to music, and traveling with her family.