Meet the friendly staff at Lafferty Animal Clinic!


Rob R. Lafferty, DVM    
Rob R. Lafferty, DVM

Dr. Lafferty grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City where he attended the prestigious Stuyvesant High School. His family moved to the South and he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Cum Laude in Zoology from the University of Georgia in 1976. Dr. Lafferty then went onto veterinary school at UGA and graduated in 1981. For almost 40 years Dr. Lafferty has taken care of the pets of the North Fulton area. He is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine and loves challenging cases. Dr. Lafferty enjoys reading, cycling and traveling with his wife Brenda.  Gertrude, his rambunctious Bulldog, comes to work each day, all the while LAC is being looked after by his 3 clinic cats, Leah, Mama, and Shu Shu. 

Dr. Lafferty and his wife, Brenda
Dr. Lafferty and his wife, Brenda

Michael Bowes, DVM
Michael Bowes, DVM

Dr. Bowes was born in New York and spent most of his young childhood in Connecticut. Michael knew he wanted to work with animals at a young age; as a kid, he was fascinated with nature and all of the creatures it held.

In addition to growing up with cats, dogs and guinea pigs, Michael was always bringing home temporary visitors that he found in the woods behind his house. Much to his mother’s dismay, frogs, salamanders, turtles and snakes were regular guests at the Bowes household.

Michael moved to Georgia when he was twelve and finished his grade school in Alpharetta. Before he knew it, becoming a veterinarian had faded to a childhood dream. It wasn’t until he was a semester away from obtaining his business degree that the fog cleared, and he remembered what he really wanted to do with his life.

After a long journey comprised of science classes, shadowing under Dr. Lafferty and veterinary school itself, that once childhood dream finally became a reality. 

Dr. Bowes obtained his veterinary degree from UGA in 2017. Just a few days after graduation, he started working at Lafferty Animal Clinic as a veterinarian. While Dr. Bowes enjoys the wide variety of cases that general practice provides, he has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology and neurology. In his spare time, Dr. Bowes enjoys spending time with his two furry children, a mixed breed dog named Jackson, and Hermes, his Bengal cat. 



Meredith graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelors degree in Social Work in 2008.  However, her love for animals brought her into the veterinary field.  She started working at Lafferty Animal Clinic in 2010 and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2017.

Her favorite parts of her job are dental procedures, assisting in surgeries, and interacting with clients and their pets.

At home, Meredith and her husband Robby have two dogs - Casey and Bo, 4 cats – Jax, Opie, Raleigh, and Chomper (yep, he likes to bite), and a rabbit named Jasper.   In her free time, she enjoys being outside, running, and spending time with her family.  


Julie grew up traveling the country with her family as a military brat.  She has since settled down in the Johns Creek area with her husband of 20+ years and her two beautiful daughters.  At home she has 2 large Rhodesian Ridgebacks (Indie and Moose), 2 cats (Rupert and Polly), a Fire Bellied Toad, and an ancient Beta Fish. 

Julie joined the Lafferty Animal Clinic team in 2004.  Some of her responsibilities include assisting the doctors with appointments, providing client and patient care, inventory maintenance, ordering, scheduling, and overseeing daily clinical operations.  Outside of work, Julie enjoys traveling, hiking, kayaking, and tending to her Girl Scout Troop of 7+ years.  


Yailin has been working at Lafferty Animal Clinic since March of 2018.  She is a pre-veterinary student at Gwinnett Technical College and is studying to become a veterinarian.  Yailin has been a pet sitter since the age of 14 and has her own pet sitting business.  She can speak both English and Spanish.

 Yailin’s quote that she lives by is, “Go with the flow”.  She says, “you never know what the day will give you, always keep your head up and a smile on your face”.

Outside of LAC, Yailin enjoys spending time with family and always looking to stay busy.  She likes to be active, particularly inside the gym or hiking outdoors.  At home, Yailin has 3 dogs: Charlotte a Lab/Greyhound mix, Benji a Yorkie/Poodle mix, and Luna a Lab/Boxer mix.  She also has four Danio Glowfish named Yellow, Blue, Pink, and Orange (yep… they are named after their colors), a Beta Fish named Buddha, and two Ghost Shrimp.

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Doctors are not available until 9:00 am

Lafferty Animal Clinic


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


9:00 am-1:00 pm

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