The team at Companion Animal Hospital is comprised of highly trained and experienced animal health professionals who have a genuine love for working with pets. Our staff treats every patient with the highest quality of medical care as well as a gentle touch.

Dr. Lee-Anne Mitchell

Dr. Lee-Anne Mitchell purchased Companion Animal Hospital in June of 2018. She is very excited for this new chapter in her life and looks forward to serving all the current and new clients of the practice. She completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Sciences at the University of Georgia and graduated Veterinary school from St George’s University in Grenada. Dr. Mitchell was raised in North Ga but always knew she would plant her roots in South, Ga. Her and her husband moved to the area in 2015 and fell in love with the tight knit community and surrounding country side. Dr. Mitchell has a passion for all animals large and small with a strong interest in emergency veterinary medicine. Her primary focus is on dogs and cats however, she also performs veterinary services on large animals. On her down time Dr. Mitchell enjoys making memories with her growing family, riding horses, traveling and all things tropical.

Shara Slankard


Practice Manager & Head Customer Care Specialist:

She was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL where she became a military wife, eventually bringing her to Albany, Ga. She enjoys meeting and speaking with people and providing top notch customer service. She’s a big FSU fan and loves spending quality time with her family (furry babies too) any chance she gets. Her cheerful personality is contagious and she’s always ready to jump in to help the customers and their pets in any way possible. Shara runs the front desk; helps manage inventory and coordinates many facets of the practice to ensure we are ready and able to see your pets in a timely manner. She is a real asset & we’re quite sure you’re going to enjoy meeting her.

Anne Schoch


Customer Care Specialist and Veterinary Assistant:

After many years away, Anne has returned to the veterinary field she enjoys so much. She enjoys meeting the clients and their pets and learning everything she can to be the best in her field. She enjoys cooking, collecting old cookbooks and antique kitchen ware and of course spending time with her many furry children. We are so very happy Anne decided to return to the veterinary care field! She will be one of the first faces you meet when you come visit us. Anne adores the animals and for the first time is at the front desk meeting all the wonderful clients. She had many years experience as a veterinary assistant and we often draw on her experience to fill-in as a veterinary assistant also. Anne prides herself on being thorough and takes the time needed to ensure the Dr. knows exactly what the pet owner’s concerns and needs are for each visit.