Our Staff

Beth Ludwig
I am a graduate of Berry College with a degree in Animal Science. I have been working in the veterinary field since I was 17 years old. I have many four-legged kids including 2 horses- Kyle and Ivey; 3 dogs a Boxer mix named Ollie, a Labrador mix named Broady and a Great Dane mix named Bambi; 2 cats- G and Kentucky and a ferret named Stitch. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, going to the race track with my husband, Doug, who races dirt late model car and spending time outdoors.

Ashley Ferguson
I am a graduate of Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College with a degree in Business Administration. I am a native of North Carolina and moved to Georgia in 2007 when I married my husband, Larry. In my spare time I enjoy horseback riding, hiking and spending time with my family and friends. My small farm currently consists of 2 paint horses- Nevada and Sawyer; a miniature horse- Tic Tac; two mixed breed dogs- Shelly and Charlie; four cats; Phoebe, Jack, Hannibal and Cujo and a small flock of chickens.

Mary Greer-Smallwood
I graduated from the University of Tennessee in May of 2007 with a degree in Anthropology. I have been working in the veterinary field since I was 16 years old and have been the Practice Manager at East Coweta Veterinary Hospital since January 2008. When I am at work I enjoy interacting with the clients and their pets and getting to know them on a more personal level. I am currently residing in Newnan, Georgia but spent most of my life in Peachtree City, Georgia. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, Robert, my son, Blake and my friends and family. My animal family consists of two dogs- Humphrie and Koda and 7 cats- Sprout, Weezie, Joseph, Green Bean, Casper, Blackberry and the newest addition Olive aka Wombat.

Shelly Palmer
I am from a very small town Georgetown, Ma. I have been in Newnan, Georgia since I was around 15 years old. I have also lived in Fayetteville, Georgia where I attended Fayette County High School and McIntosh High School. My interests are animals of all kinds, computers, fishing, camping and most anything outdoors. I also love to spend time with my family and our fur kids. I also like to meet new people and talk about their pets. I love to learn new things about animals. I am mom to Dart, the one in the picture. He is a joy to be around! I came to East Coweta Veterinary Hospital in May 2011. This is my dream job! I work in the kennel and it is never a dull moment. I learn a lot here at East Coweta Veterinary Hospital every day.

Dallas Cochran
Hey! My name is Dallas Cochran. I have been working for East Coweta Veterinary Hospital since October 2012. I have an 8 year old Boxer named Butler who we found as a stray when he was 7 months old and a 13 year old Domestic Short Haired cat named Sam who just recently joined my family after I saved him form an unnecessary euthanasia. I work in the Kennel here at East Coweta as a kennel assistant. I also am in the process of training to become a veterinary technician. I am going to school at West Georgia Technical College as a Technical Specialist. I love working with animals and I plan on becoming a Veterinarian. I enjoy working here at East Coweta Veterinary Hospital because I am gaining experience working in the field I plan on pursuing as a career.

Stacey Welch
I was born and raised in a very rural area in Illinois. I went to a private technical college then moved to Georgia shortly after graduation. I worked on an assembly line until I realized my passion was for animals. I have 5 dogs (Jack--German Shepard, Penny & Xena--Minature Pinscher mixes, Colt & Perry---Beagles) and have fostered many dogs through a local rescue group. My hobbies include taking my mustang to car shows, hanging out with my fiancé and our fur-kids and doing anything outdoors.

Kayla Caldwell
My name is Kayla Caldwell. I'm 16 years old and I'm the youngest of my family. I enjoy spending most of my time with my family and friends. I rescued a pit bull named, Scooby. He is my only pet; so he is definitely spoiled! When I graduate high school, I plan on attending West Georgia Technical College and becoming a dental hygienist. I enjoy working here at East Coweta Veterinary Hospital because I love seeing animals of all breeds and working with a staff of GREAT people.

Kara Kirby
I am a Tallahassee Lassie and have lived in a few places throughout the southeast. I have been in the beautiful state of Georgia since 1994. I was 7 years old when I knew I wanted to work with animals and graduated with my B.S. in Zoology from Auburn in 2006. Before entering the veterinary field, I worked at Wild Animal Safari and have some great stories about the exotic animals I worked with, including Liger Cubs. After I got married in 2007, we moved to Newnan and to continue my love of animals, I entered the veterinary field as a technician. I started at ECVH in 2008 and worked for 5 ½ years as a technician. I took a brief sabbatical at a desk job for 1 ½ years, then came back home to ECVH as a receptionist March of 2015. Since returning as a receptionist, I have enjoyed connecting more with our wonderful clients. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and serving in the Georgia State Defense Force.