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.

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

My name is Kelcey McCrorey and I am originally from Michigan. I grew up in a small town called Richland with my mom, dad, and 2 brothers. My brother Tyler is only a few years older and has graduated college, and my younger brother Caleb is in his senior year of high school. Near the end of June of this year, I made the decision to make a big change in my life to move Georgia with my boyfriend. One of my biggest passions would be animals. Growing up I rescued animals and nurtured them back to health, sometimes keeping them or finding them a special home. Along with my mom we have rescued dogs, cats, raccoons, and squirrels. So I have always had it in my blood to help animals. If I had to choose which animal is my favorite, I’d have to a horse.  One of my hobbies is horseback riding. I’ve grown up around horses my whole life. I’ve been riding for 14 years and have done competitive show jumping for 3 years, but the best part is being able to ride for fun. Another one of my hobbies is wake boarding. I haven’t done it for very long, only a few years, but I love it. I love being out on the water. I have a cat named Kudos who is 9 years old and is black and white. She was rescued from my neighbor’s house under their deck one summer. Instead of giving her away, my family and I decided to keep her.   Back in Michigan I worked at a small vet clinic with one Doctor that owned their own practice. It’s a lot different working here than it was back home. Working here at LVMC I am more involved with the work atmosphere and the animals. I attended college for 2 years and I got my prerequisites done.  I plan to go back to college and get my degree to become 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.

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.