Medical Team

At Express Vets, our medical team of state-licensed veterinarians and staff are committed to practicing high-quality veterinary medicine.  Our team focuses on providing compassionate veterinary care for our patients and a welcoming, informative, and supportive environment for our clients. 


Dr. Stacy Hirst

Dr. Hirst is our full-time veterinarian at Express Vets. Dr. Hirst moved to Forsyth County from Cincinnati, Ohio in 1995 and is a local graduate of South Forsyth High School. She received both her undergraduate and doctorate degrees from the University of Georgia. Since graduating in 2006, she has been practicing small animal medicine locally and loves the connections she has made with her furry patients and their families. Dr. Hirst serves as the President of the Forsyth-Dawson Veterinary Medical Association. She and her husband, Graham, have two daughters, Emerson and Brantley, and their family also has two dogs, three cats, and salt water fish. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, Georgia football games and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Tracey Lowery

Dr. Lowery grew up in North Alabama. She received her Bachelor's degree in Zoology from Auburn University and then attended vet school at Tuskegee University, graduating with Cum Laude in 2002 . She practiced small animal medicine in Alabama for 10 years before moving to Georgia in 2015. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 2 children, and their assortment of pets.

Dr. Lyn Lewis

Dr. Thomas “Lyn” Lewis, Jr. is from coastal Beaufort, South Carolina. He attended Limestone College in Gaffney, S.C. for his Bachelor of Science in Biology, where he graduated with honors. In 1998, he began Veterinary School at the University of Georgia. In 2002, Dr. Lewis had the pleasure of presenting his grandfather, Dr. George Radford, his 50-year medallion honoring his graduation from UGA College of Veterinary Medicine in 1952. Soon after graduation in 2002, he started his career at Appalachian Animal Hospital in Ellijay, GA. He quickly became a partner and then purchased the hospital outright in 2008. In 2009 Dr. Lewis purchased Wayside Animal Hospital from Dr. Mike McGhee. By 2011, Dr. Lewis sold Appalachian Animal Hospital and focused his full energy into serving Pickens County and Wayside Animal Hospital. Dr. Lewis has extensive experience with both dogs and cats but has also worked with gorillas, kangaroos, raptors, cougars, black bear, and other wildlife. He loves internal medicine, dermatology, and has specialized training in physical therapy / rehabilitation. However, he especially loves spending time with our clients in both the exam rooms and the lobby. Dr. Lewis has authored over 100 articles for various newspapers in North Georgia. Dr. Lewis has always stayed active in the community with local Chamber of Commerce events, he works with local classrooms, the Youth Apprenticeship Program, and the FFA. He is the Founder and serves on the Board for the Mountain Emergency Animal Center, an after-hours veterinary hospital in Blue Ridge, GA. In his spare time, Dr. Lewis loves playing tennis, spending time with his wife Kristen and their children Addison and Patrick.

Nicole Troche

Nicole is our Operations Manager. After starting her career in Veterinary Medicine as a receptionist in 2003, she transitioned into Customer Service Management in 2006, and then into Practice Management in 2013. She has received her Veterinary Practice Management Certification at Penn Foster and has a passion for helping others and ensuring that all pets receive quality medicine at an affordable price. Nicole was born and raised in Florida and moved to Georgia in 2001. She enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and enjoying a nice meal with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Her 2 dogs, Raven and Kaia have been a joy for her to watch their bond and ability to help one another, as Raven is deaf and has learned to rely on her sister for direction and has learned sign language for her commands. 

Marsha Wood

Marsha is a receptionist at Express Vets. She has been working in customer service in the veterinary field since 2006. Prior to joining veterinary medicine, she worked on the human medicine side in customer relations. Marsha has decided her heart is with the fur babies! Marsha is originally from West Virginia and later moved to Georgia in 1989 with her husband of 34 years. She enjoys spending time with her two children, one grandchild, and two dogs, Walker and Bella.

Julie Levy

Julie is our Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist. Julie has enjoyed a lifetime of being in the company of animals and began her professional career in animal care in 2014. She is committed to providing skilled and compassionate service while ensuring that pet owners are educated on how to keep their companions safe, happy and healthy. Julie enjoys spending time with her husband and three children participating in community events, traveling and watching movies. Their household is made complete by three mischievous kitties and a faithful canine.

Pauline Bythewood

Pauline was born and raised in Virginia. She has always been interested in animals and grew up raising wild life. In 1997, she moved to Cumming and stayed home to raise her 3 children, and started volunteering with the Forsyth County Humane Society, where she helped with pet adoptions. Pauline entered the veterinary field in 2008, excited to be working with animals and soon discovered a love for medicine itself! In her free time, Pauline enjoys spending time with her 3 children, cuddling with her cat Graffiti, her rabbit Jester, and her dog Tess. She also loves the outdoors, especially hiking, and most recently discovered kayaking!