Meet Our Staff

Jessie Albertson

Office Manager

Jessie is the Office Manager of Liberty Veterinary Medical Center. She began her career in veterinary medicine after she graduated from Long County High School in 2007 and began working as a veterinary assistant with Dr. Maurice Sweat for Liberty Veterinary Clinic. In 2013, Dr. Christa Parrish-Ahrens purchased the practice and pursued her career in management and leadership. Rewarding moments include the building of relationships with the clients and patients throughout the years, which she finds fulfilling. Her dog, Daisy, and cat, Cami are her babies of whom she loves dearly. Jessie is a local resident who grew up in the small town of Ludowici. She enjoys spending time with friends and family and her favorite places to spend her spare time are on the rivers and beaches of Southeast Georgia. Her interests include cooking, fishing, boating, water sports, outdoor activities and camping on the Altamaha River and spending time at the beach of St. Simons Island. Over the many years of being part of the staff and long-term commitment to our hospital, her employment has a much more meaning to her. She considers Liberty Veterinary Medical Center “home”.

Athena Armijo-Carver, CVT, RVT

Lead Veterinary Technician

Athena Armijo- Carver is our Lead Veterinary Technician for our practice. She joined the practice in March 2016 and has exceeded in providing leadership, training and staff education. She is originally from Denver, Colorado where she attended Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology and earned her Associates of Applied Science. She is also a Certified Veterinary Technician in the state of Colorado and registered in the state of Georgia. She recently moved to Hinesville with her husband, who is currently serving in the U.S. Army. She has two loving cats and one dog. She has always had a love for animals which makes her job a perfect fit for her. She also enjoys going to the beach and exploring the surrounding areas.

Melinda Glatt

Customer Service Representative

Melinda has always had a passion for animals and joined our team in December 2017. She grew up in Southern California where she worked at a dog training ranch up in the Santa Monica Mountains. After meeting her husband, Melinda and her dog Moon moved to Washington, where she gained experience working at a grooming salon and a veterinary hospital. She is currently working on completing her credentials in Veterinary Technician schooling.  On her days off she enjoys spending as much time with her dog as she can while taking her to see new places, including Savannah, which she now calls home.

Constance Fischer, LVT, RVT

Constance is originally from Washington State, she moved here to Georgia in December of 2015. Constance always knew she wanted to work with animals but didn’t decide to go into Veterinary Medicine until her senior year in high school. Upon graduating from PIMA Medical Institute in Seattle and after obtaining her license in 2010, her passion and love for Veterinary Medicine has helped her develop and succeed in patient care. She also enjoys client education, urgent care and surgery. Constance enjoys spending time with her family and exploring new places.


Kelcey McCrorey

Veterinary Nurse

Kelcey McCrorey is originally from Michigan and grew up in a small town called Richland. Her passion for rescuing and nurturing animals growing up has led her to a career in Veterinary Medicine. Kelcey’s favorite hobbies include horseback riding, wake boarding, and spending time with her Siberian Husky, Nala. Kelcey also has a cat named Kudos. She has found since joing the Liberty Veterinary Medical Center team in August 2016, to be more involved with her work atmosphere and the animals. She attended college for 2 years and completed her prerequisites before moving to Georgia in 2016. Her goal is to go back to college to recieve her degree as a Licensed Veterinarian Technician.

Deanne Valdes

Veterinary Nurse

Deanne started her career in Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She attended going Animal Behavioral College and received her certificate in Veterinary Assisting. In her spare time, she enjoys going fishing with her children and husband.  She also enjoys just spending time at home with her family and her cat Bumper. She finds that the most rewarding part of this occupation is being able to help animals get the right care and attention they need and being able to inform their owners of preventative care for their beloved pets.

Chris Andrews

Veterinary Nurse


Chris Andrews joined our team in December 2017. Chris was born and raised in Michigan of six siblings. Chris moved to the south in 2014 to live closer to family that had relocated and  to escape the cold weather. He always felt passionate about making a difference in the lives of pets and began working with animals when he was 19. From then on, he knew he was going to continue his career in animal care. He currently is enrolled in school to obtain his Veterinary Technician certification through Penn Foster. He has 6 cats and a rescue pitbull named Ellie. In his spare time he enjoys being outdoors and kickboxing.


Kristopher Ahrens

IT/Technical Support

Kristopher is our go to man for IT issues and technical support. He recently retired from his long standing service with the U.S. Army as a UH 60 Kiowa Warrior Pilot. Kris served his country since 1997 in various capacities as a Crew Chief and Helicopter Mechanic and has served 3 tours of duty overseas, in Bosnia and Iraq. Kris has always had an interest in computers and in fixing things, and he has assisted with everything electronic and computer related in our hospital from day one, converting the entire hospital over to Paperless medical records from a totally handwritten system that was in place at the time of the practice purchase 3 years ago. Kris enjoys martial arts, traveling, visiting friends and spending time with family. Kris is married to our Practice Owner, Dr. Christa Parrish-Ahrens and they have 3 children together.