Meet our Staff

Joanne Danna, Office Manager

Married to Michael Danna 28 years and they have three children- Matthew, Katie, and Josh. Joanne also has 2 grandchildren. Joanne and Mike love golden retrievers as well. They have 2 Golden Retrievers, 1 Golden mix, and multiple cats! Joanne manages the personnel and financial aspects of the practice. She makes the statement that we are either “Ripe and Rotten” or “Green and Growing”, and she definitely strives to keep us cutting edge and full of life. In her spare time she loves spending time with family, friends, and animals!

Years in Practice: 16

Education: Bachelor of Science Human Resource Management/Accounting

Alexis Mcilveene , Veterinary Assistant

Alexis is an invaluable asset to Live Oak Animal Hospital.  She is caring, compassionate and the one who keeps us organized. She is a graduate of Live Oak High School and is married to Joseph and has one daughter and one son. She also has 2 Siberian Huskies, 3 Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and 1 Pom-ski. Alexis enjoys art projects. If she has any time for relaxation, it’s usually spent painting or reading a good book.

Years in Practice: 12


Miranda Young, Veterinary Assistant

Miranda has been a veterinary assistant since 2010.  She moved to Georgia after the flood of 2016.  Miranda moved back in January 2018 and has worked at Live Oak Animal Hospital ever since and we are lucky to have her.  She has 2 Bearded Collies, Encore and Mowgli, that she’s done sports with.  Mowgli has titles/training in confirmation, agility, rally, obedience, dock diving, lure coursing, barn hunt, herding, and tracking.  Together they have done several national competitions, certified Mowgli as a therapy dog, and competed in the canine biathlon annually since 2016.

Years in Practice: 2


Monica Vance, Receptionist

Monica is the bright, cheery personality you see when you walk in the door. She is kind-hearted and full of compassion. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Billy and has three sons Cory, Tyler, and Michael. She also has 3 beautiful grandchildren and 1 on the way.  She also has very energetic Lab named Beaux. 

Years in Practice: 9