Winder Animal Hospital

163 W. Athens Street
Winder, GA 30680



Richard L. Duffey, DVM

Dr. Duffey attended the University of Georgia where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology and a Masters Degree in Medical Microbiology. He received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UGA in 1988.  Dr. Duffey purchased the already well established clinic, Winder Animal Hospital in 1994.  He and his wife Anne live in Winder with their cat, Mr. Bigglesworth and dog Teddy.  Their son, Jefferson, recently graduated from UGA and their son, Davis, is currently attending Georgia Southwestern College.

Cassandra Dyal, DVM

Dr. Dyal obtained her undergraduate Bachelors in Chemistry from Armstrong Atlantic State University.  She graduated as DVM in May 2012 from UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Dyal now resides in Winder, Georgia with her husband, Jeremy,  twin sons Jeremy and Shawn, as well as their two cats. Their son, Shaun,  is special needs, therefore the whole family is very involved with Wellspring Camp in Jefferson, Georgia and Extra Special People in Watkinsville, Georgia.  Dr. Dyal has been a foster home for more than 20 dogs over the last five years working with Athens Canine Rescue. Her special interests are dermatology and dentistry.


Debbie Lord, Practice Manager

Debbie has a combined background in business and legal administration as well as the veterinary industry.  She worked 8 years as a veterinary assistant with an equine veterinarian as well as bookkeeper for the practice.  After joining Winder Animal Hospital in 1998, she obtained veterinary assistant certification and completed two years of veterinary technology courses through Cedar Valley College.  Her more than 25 years in the veterinary industry and corporate world have prepared her to deal with the daily challenges as Practice Manager for Winder Animal Hospital.  Debbie lives in Jackson County with her husband Tony where they share their farm with their dog, three cats and three horses. Debbie enjoys competitive trail riding and spending time with all her horsey friends.


Megan Ingram, Office Manager

Megan started work at  WinderAnimalHospital in 1999 as a part-time kennel assistant. She has since moved into the the position of Office Manager.  Megan married her husband, Travis, in May 2009 and they are now proud parents of two beautiful daughters, Lily and Greta. They have a dachshund (Harley) and three cats (Gibbs, Juice and Sugarfield). Megan loves to cook and makes decorative cakes.  She and Travis both love to ride motorcycles in the beautiful North Georgia mountains.

Jody Woodard, Registered Veterinary Technician

Jody graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Gwinnett Technical College in 2004 and became a vital addition to our team in July 2006. She lives in Winder with her husband Trampus, their daughter Emily and three cats, A.J. Alex, and Devon. Jody brings a lot of enthusiasm to the hospital. Her genuine care and concern for the patients and her southern charm make our clients feel at home.


Christine Ferris, Certified Veterinary Assistant

Christine joined WAH January 2014.  She attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College where she studied veterinary technology.  A 30 year veteran of the veterinary industry makes her an incredible addition to our staff.  She has four beautiful daughters, 7 cats and a bunny!  She loves to cook and enjoys the outdoors, hiking and horseback riding.


Mon - Thurs 7:30 am-6:00 pm
Friday 8 am-5 pm
Sat 8-12 noon

Closed Sunday


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