Meet Our Technicians

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Meet Our Technicians2017-10-18T17:07:09+00:00

Meet the Thomasville Veterinary Hospital Technicians

Joy Milliren

Joy Milliren graduated from Central Carolina Community College with an associate’s degree in Veterinary Medical Technology in 1976. She has been a member of Thomasville Veterinary Hospital since its founding in 1980 and for the past ten years she has worked as hospital manager with Dr. Milliren. She has been an AAHA associate member since 1998 and has attended AAHA Practice Management Leadership Forums since 1990 where she has gained valuable knowledge and experience in hospital and staff management. Prior to joining TVH, Joy worked as technician for two different hospitals in Greensboro. She has a passion for people and their pets and strives to make a difference in their lives through the care she provides. Joy is a proud mother of two young men and wife of Dr. Karl B. Milliren. She is a Christian that enjoys serving the Lord at her church as Sunday School teacher and singer. Joy also enjoys skiing, gardening and flying and earned her pilots license in 2005.


Ashley Leonard

Ashley Leonard graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. She is currently attending Penn Foster Career School where she will graduate with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Medical Technology. In 2014 she became a registered veterinary technician. Ashley has been with Thomasville Veterinary Hospital since January 2011. She is passionate about working with and caring for animals. She and her husband Jeremy have two furry children, their Ragdoll cat, Starburst, and Australian Shepherd, Rose. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, swimming, and attending NC State games with her husband. She is a Christian and is actively involved in her church.

Nicole Forrest

Tamaki Smith