Meet Our Team
Our amazing veterinarians and support staff here in Smyrna are collectively motivated by their love of animals and passion for excellent veterinary care. Learn more about them below!
Dr. Katherine Rottersman, M.S., D.V.M.
Owner & Veterinarian
Prior to earning her DVM in 1981 from Auburn University, Dr. Rottersman completed her Bachelor’s at the University of Georgia and her Masters in Microbiology from Eastern Kentucky University. Areas of veterinary medicine in which she has special interest include oral surgery and dentistry. The most rewarding aspect of her career is developing relationships with people and their pets that last a lifetime, and through multiple generations.
Dr. Rottersman considers veterinary medicine to be her greatest gift, because every day is a new adventure. She shares her home with a Swedish Vallhund named Neo, a German Shepherd named Darla, and two domestic shorthaired cats, Marco and Sophie.
Dr. Stephanie Hunter, D.V.M.
Dr. Hunter obtained her DVM and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in 2007. She has always loved animals and been drawn to a career that is dedicated to helping pets and easing their suffering. She believes strongly that veterinarians must be their voice and advocate on their behalf, because they deserve nothing less. Dr. Hunter considers it a privilege to work in veterinary medicine, and to serve in a field that is dedicated to helping animals.
She has a four-legged companion of her own, Sir William Wallace, a domestic medium hair cat, and enjoys dancing, hiking, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends. Along with animals, she absolutely loves dark chocolate, and greatly admires animal rights activist and anthropologist Jane Goodall.
Stefanie Lopez, AVA
Lead Veterinary Assistant
Stefanie grew up in a multi-pet household. Being a quiet, reserved child, she always felt more comfortable around animals. It comes as no surprise, then, that she knew she would one day end up working with animals. Stefanie became a certified Veterinary Assistant through the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) online program, and has been a member of the Windy Hill family for 10 years. She finds it very rewarding to help animals along through every life stage, and be a part of their journey.
Stefanie and her husband, Carlos, have 3 dogs and a cat: Darwin, a Golden/Corgi mix; River, a Shar Pei mix; Izyk, a German Shorthair Pointer; and Vader, a Siamese mix. One of her passions is training and competing in dog sports; she and her canines have competed in many events together including agility, barn hunt, dock diving, competition and rally, and obedience and nose work. She loves all things movie and TV-related, and considers herself to be a pop culture connoisseur.
Suriya loves coming to work every day to care for animals and learn something new. She has many pets of her own, including 3 German Shepherds named Dezmond, Denali, and Dakota; 3 Siamese-mix cats named Fergie, Chleo, and Snooki; a Ball python named Gidget; and 3 Pygmy goats—Pablo, Pedro, and Paco. Her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, and dog training, and she loves traveling the world to visit new places.
Queneka has always had a passion for animals and their welfare, and her dream is to help as many as possible. She received her VA diploma from Penn Foster Career school, and her next goal is to become an RVT (registered veterinary technician) and work in animal rehabilitation. For Queneka, the most rewarding part of her job is connecting with animals, providing them with comfort, and giving them a better chance at life. She’s proud to be able to secure a better quality of life for each pet that she is able to help. Queneka keeps a pet chinchilla at home, and in her spare time she enjoys poetry, crafts, reading, dance, yoga, and watching I Love Lucy.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Callie graduated from Globe University in Woodbury, MN in 2012, and received her RVT license in September of 2014. She grew up on a farm in South Georgia, and knew from an early age that all she wanted to do was to be around the animals, interact with them, and most of all, help them. Becoming a veterinary technician was the easiest decision she has ever made in her life. As a VT, Callie loves knowing that she’s made a difference in both an animal’s life, and their owner’s. She considers the human-animal bond to be the most heartwarming aspect of her job, and finds being a voice for the voiceless to be both empowering and fulfilling.
Callie has many hobbies, including spending time with her crazy family and friends, traveling, cheering on the Georgia Southern Eagles, pinning projects on Pinterest, and randomly bursting out into song and dance (because she’s amazing at it).
Callie has been married to her amazing husband, Keyur, for over 8 years. Their son Dougie is the light of their lives and is just as enthusiastic about animals as his mom. Callie’s family also includes a 13-year old Miniature Schnauzer named Pearl, and 2 tuxedo kitties—Ricky, her 10-year old couch potato, and Sunshine, her crazy 2-year old drama queen.
Kim loves animals of all shapes and sizes, and she enjoys helping them in any way she can. She and her husband, Tim, live with 2 dogs and a cat named Biscuit Loretta, Harlie Jade, and Ottoman Fitzgerald. Outside of work, Kim loves reading, attending sporting events, and spending time outside.