Meet Our Staff

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Dr. Stephen Tkac, DVM

Dr. Tkac is the owner of Bridge Park Animal Hospital. He is a native Georgian and earned his bachelor’s and doctorate degrees from University of Georgia. His area of expertise includes soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, as well as internal and emergency medicine. In his spare time he enjoys fishing, golf, college football and spending time with his family.

Years in Practice: 8
Education: University of Georgia

Dr. Travis

Dr. Jeanne Travis, DVM

Meet Dr. Jeanne Travis, our "Cat Doctor". She received her undergrad at UT, her Masters at Georgia State and her Doctorate at UGA. When she is not at work she is at the gym, gardening or hanging out with her two white cats--Frank and Foofoo. We Love having her here at Bridge Park and so do all of our 4 legged patients

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Christen Wells, RVT

Christen is a Licensed Veterinary Technician and our Staff Manager. She is a 2010 graduate of Gwinnett Technical college with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Christen lives in Alpharetta with her husband, Brantley, and their two kids. They have two very smiley Pomeranians, Nikki and Buddy, two rescue pups, Bosco and Sadie.

Education:Gwinnett Technical college

Jessi Nichols

Jessi Nichols- Veterinary Assistant, Receptionist

​​​​​​​Jessi has been at Bridge Park since 2012 and her love for animals has helped her pursue a career in Veterinarian Medicine. She is wonderful with both our dog and human patients, and really enjoys getting to know everyone that walks through the door. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, arts and crafts, and spending time with her husband Brian and two boys Lex and Jack. She has two dogs Oliver and Darla.

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Allie Burns - Veterinary Assistant

Allie is a graduate of Kennesaw State University, with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Biology. She has been here since 2013 and is continuing her education at Gwinnett Technical College to become a Registered Veterinarian Technician. She lives in Alpharetta with her two dogs; a Havanese named Bailey and a Golden Retriever named Sophie. In her free time she enjoys photography, swimming and being with her family.

Education: Kennesaw State Unniversity

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Marilyn Viera - Veterinary Assistant

​​​​​​​Marilyn has been a vet assistant since 2010. She served in the United States Army as an E-5/Sergeant and deployed to Afghanistan. Her passion has always been animals be it fostering, rescuing, TNR, or grooming. She enjoys spending her free time with her family including her dogs and cats: Peanut, Reggie, Cairo, and Spirit.

Jonna Lunsford

Jonna Lunsford - Veterinary Assistant

Jonna has been with us since 2018. She started out as a vet assistant intern and then started her full time after her internship. She graduated from the Penn Foster Veterinary Assistant program in 2018. She enjoys hanging out with family and friend, going bowling and Netflix binging with her adorable chihuahua Levi.

Education: Georgia Southern University and Penn Foster

Gracie Eubanks

Gracie Eubanks - Receptionist

Coleen Little

Coleen Little - Receptionist

Coleen was a client here for 9 years before working here. She has a soft spot for the senior animals that come to see us. She currently has one of her own named Cozmo.

Estphanie Lizardi-Brown

Estephanie Lizardi-Brown - Receptionist

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Giovanna Tenzer

Giovanna has provided exceptional grooming services at BPAH since our opening. She hails from Brazil and currently lives in Woodstock with her daughter. Giovanna is a "dog whisperer" and has a very calming effect on the pets that come to see her. Praise and patience keep her "repeat customers" excited for each visit. The cute haircuts help too!