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 more than a decade 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.
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.
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.
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: Jill Robinson
Jill has spent her whole life around animals and training. When she was a teenager Jill raised 13 Seeing Eye puppies and taught a chicken to walk on a leash, so training was an early passion! Jill attended Hiram College in Ohio, in their pre-vet program, and heard about veterinary technician school. She moved to GA to attend ABAC in Tifton, GA and enrolled and graduated from their veterinary technician program. Jill has been in this career path now coming up on 30 years. She also has a strong interest in dog training and started Compatible Canine 8 years ago. JilI loves doing training with her personal dogs, camping and anything in cold weather!