Meet Our Team

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote a lifetime of health and well being for our patients. Our dedicated staff strives to provide ethical and compassionate veterinary care to our patients and excellent customer service to our clients. We are friendly, helpful, and respectful to our clients, our patients, and each other.

Richard L. Duffey, DVM

Dr. Duffey attended the University of Georgia where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degrees in Microbiology. He received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UGA in 1988. Dr. Duffey purchased Winder Animal Hospital in 1994. He and his wife have 2 adult children and 2 cats, Jake and Elwood.

Cassandra Dyal, DVM

Dr. Cassandra Dyal grew up in Savannah, Georgia, and attended Armstrong Atlantic State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. She worked as a veterinary assistant for a year before applying to veterinary school, and was ecstatic when she was accepted to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. She has been practicing at Winder animal Hospital since she graduated in 2012.

She also works as an emergency veterinarian at Eastside Animal Medical Center. Her special interests are emergency medicine and dermatology. In her limited spare time, she enjoys vacationing with her family: husband Jeremy, and sons, Jeremy and Shawn. Her four-legged menagerie includes Great Dane Libby, felines Cairo, Arya, Linkin, and Widget, and the Baaaaa-d goats, Lettie and Maura.

Dr. Dyal enjoys biking, kayaking, reading, and trying to stay involved with Extra Special People in Watkinsville.

Morgan McCormack, DVM

Dr. McCormack is a 2015 graduate of University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. After graduation, she moved back to the states and started her veterinary career in mixed practice in West Virginia. She and her husband recently moved to Athens and she joined the team at Winder Animal Hospital in 2019. Dr. McCormack has a special interest in ultrasonography and surgery. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, twin boys, and two dogs.

Debbie Lord

Practice Manager

Megan Ingram

Office Manager

Jody, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician


Customer Service Representative


Customer Service Representative


Customer Service Representative



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