About

We are conveniently located adjacent to Suwanee Town Center in the Suwanee Day Centre off of Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.  Dr. Alida Baroco, owner and veterinarian of Town Center Animal Clinic, has over 16 years of veterinarian experience and over twenty-five years of animal experience.  She and her staff will strive to give you the care and time your pet deserves.  

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Veterinarian:  Dr. Alida Baroco

 

Dr. Alida Baroco's love of animals began at an early age. At age seven, she learned to ride and maintain horses at a local barn in the Atlanta suburbs.  Her childhood love of animals led her to Berry College where she obtained a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science.  While in college, she adopted her first rescue dog "Lucy," who was full of love and companionship, and confirmed she was on the right path to pursue her passion in a career working with animals.  After college and before attending vet school, Dr. Baroco enjoyed working for small animal veterinarians and was a biological research field technician for the National Park Service.  In 2005, she graduated from the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine and has practiced in this area ever since.  She resides in Buford with her husband, Dallas, their son and daughter, and two rescue dogs, Bella & Mackey.  Dr. Baroco is a current member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, and the Gwinnett County Veterinary Medical Association.  

 

Veterinarian:  Dr. Wendy Sokol 

Dr. Sokol was born and raised in N.J.  She has lived most of her life on the "Jersey Shore", which she loved! Dr. Sokol also had the privilege to work with a myriad of animals, from marine mammals, to dogs, cats and horses starting at a very young age.  She graduated from Emory University where she earned double degrees in Biology and Philosophy. Dr. Sokol received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 1996. Go Buckeyes!  While in vet school, Dr. Sokol interned at Sea World in Orlando where she worked with national television personality Jack Hannah. At Ohio State, one of Dr. Sokol’s primary areas of study was oncology and chemotherapeutic agents under leading oncologist Dr. G. Couto. Dr. Sokol also has a special interest in dermatology and allergic skin disease and tries to tailor each treatment plan to the individual patient. Today, Dr. Sokol lives in Johns Creek with her husband, 2 children and 2 energetic Springer Spaniels.  When not caring for her patients, Dr. Sokol loves traveling to the beach, being involved with her son's football team, seeing as many Broadway shows as possible and absolutely adores being a mom!

Receptionist/Vet assistant:  Mallory Gant

 

Mallory has loved animals her whole life and grew up with family cats. She started working with them as a high school intern in 2009, fostering and finding home for multiple kittens. Mallory has also volunteered and shadowed at a few shelters during her high school years. She has studied biology at GSU with a special interest in microbiology. She is now the proud owner of 4 big dogs (3 of which were rescues) and has gone through the births and care of 2 litters of German Shepherd puppies. Mallory resides in Buford with her fiancé Andy, their 4 dogs, and their daughter Jennifer. She's hoping to continue her education and focus on a career in animal sciences.

Vet Technician:  Penny Henry

 

Penny is a lifelong Georgian and has resided in Gwinnett County most of her life.  She decided to pursue her dream of working with animals in 1991 after working in restaurant management for many years.  Since then, Penny has worked in animal hospitals for the last 19 years and loves it!  She completed a year of distance education technician training through AAHA with Cedar Valley College in 2004 and in March 2013, she earned her AVA accreditation from the National Veterinary Technicians Association. Penny's has a special interest in feline medicine, as she loves all cats, big and small.  She has nursed many bottle fed kittens over the years, some with special needs, including a three-legged cat she took in as a stray.  Outside of work she enjoys reading, drawing, and any animal related activities.  She is the proud mom of two rescue Bengal cats, Ludwig and Linde.