Our Team

Our team is here to take compassionate and high quality care of you and your pets. Meet our staff below.

George Allan Edwards – DVM, Hospital Director

Dr. George Edwards is the owner and hospital director of Magnolia Veterinary Surgery. Dr. Edwards is a native of Louisville, MS. He completed both his Bachelor of Science degree and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree at Mississippi State University. Dr. George graduated from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 and continued to pursue his career in veterinary surgery through an internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College, in Prince Edwards Island, Canada, followed by a one-year surgical internship at Animal Hospital Specialty Center in Denver, Colorado. He then completed a three-year, small animal surgical residency under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Hancock at a private veterinary surgical referral hospital, South Paws Veterinary Surgical Specialists, in Mandeville, Louisiana, where he stayed on as an associate surgeon for two additional years. In February of 2015, Dr. George and his wife, Sara Catherine, moved their family to Tupelo to established Magnolia Veterinary Surgery. George, Sara Catherine, and the Edwards family have fallen in love with Tupelo and are proud to be back home in Northeast, MS.

Dr. George’s areas of interest include orthopedics, particularly diseases of the ACL, complex fracture repair, and regenerative medicine.

Dr. Edwards is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association, and the Veterinary Orthopedic Society.


Sara Catherine (Stafford) Edwards – DVM, Hospitalist

Dr. Sara Catherine Edwards is the owner and clinic hospitalist of Magnolia Veterinary Surgery. Dr. Edwards is a native of West Point, MS.  She earned her Bachelor of Science at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi and completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University in 2009. During veterinary school, Dr. Edwards developed a special interest in canine rehabilitation, and pursued further education in this emerging area of veterinary medicine at The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine CCRP course training. Dr. Edwards has had the pleasure of practicing a mixture of general practice veterinary medicine, veterinary surgery, emergency medicine, and veterinary rehabilitation.  Dr. Edwards is passionate about her current position at MVS as the clinic Hospitalist, where she closely takes care of each individual patient’s needs before and after surgery, as well as supervising the rehabilitation department.  Dr. Edwards resides in Tupelo, MS with her husband, Dr. George, three kids, and three dogs and cat.  


Lela Ramey – Surgery Veterinarian Technician and Assistant Office Manager

Lela has a huge heart for animals and has always wanted to work in a field with animals. Lela is currently enrolled in the Veterinary Practice Manager program at Penn Foster College, where she is working towards becoming a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager. Lela was raised in Fulton, MS where she completed high school and graduated from Itawamba Community College. Lela enjoys spending time with her husband, Devan and their two dogs, Sadie and Aliza.


Samantha Hester – Surgery Veterinarian Technician and Anesthesia Technician  

Samantha Hester is from Tupelo, Mississippi. She spent 11 years in general practice veterinary medicine before joining Magnolia in 2017. When she is not working, she enjoys traveling, spending time with her two boys Ethan & Dylan (usually watching Marvel movies), and fangirling over Cole Swindell.   She has one fur baby, a dog named Bowen, who she rescued after being hit by a car several years ago. 


Liz Randolph- Surgery Veterinarian Technician

Liz Randolph is from Pontotoc, Mississippi. Liz loves spending time with her two dogs, Mia and TB, her cat Brooks and husband, Tyler. She graduated from Itawamba Community College in Fulton, Mississippi with an Associates of Arts degree in 2016. She is now pursing her Veterinary Technician degree through Penn Foster to become a Certified Veterinary Technician


Brittany Terry – Reception/Referral Coordinator

Brittany is from Iuka, MS and currently resides here in Tupelo. She decided to pursue a degree in the field of veterinary medicine after working for a local veterinarian in Iuka. She graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Veterinary Medical Technology in 2019. Her favorite things to do are going out to listen to live music, making pottery, reading, and spending time with her husband, Jonathan, and their two dogs, Moose and Olive.

Tammy Palmer – Overnight Veterinary Technician

Tammy Palmer Herring is our overnight veterinary technician and has worked with animals for the past 14 years. She says, “It’s the most enjoyable job you could ever have!” Tammy has lived in Guntown all her life and graduated from Saltillo High School in 1991. She is married to Richard Herring. They have one fur baby, Rim. He’s a 15-year-old Jack Russell. Rim is the joy of her life and is always by her side.

Paige Gadd- ICU and Rehabilitation Veterinarian Technician 

Paige is from Nettleton, Mississippi. She graduated from Itawamba Community College with an Associate’s degree in 2019. She has always held a strong compassion for animals and has grown very passionate about rehabilitation after surgery. She is the Rehabilitation technician who will always greet you with a bright smile! Paige shares her time with her husband, Harley, her two Goldendoodles, Maple and Moose, and her cat, Fig.


Rita James- Reception/Referral Coordinator

Rita James is from Okolona, MS where she graduated with the class of 1999. She has a huge heart and a sunshine smile! Rita loves spending time with her family, especially her daughter, NyAngel, who always keeps her going.  Rita loves meeting and greeting new people with a big smile, which makes her the best receptionist around!


Kylee Long-  Overnight Veterinarian Technician

Kylee is a native of Tupelo, MS. She has always had a passion for helping animals. She has worked as a veterinary technician for 12 years. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her two boys, Ryder and Isaac. She has a crazy, bad Golden Retriever named Stanley and a 3 legged cat named Stuart.




Dana Jenkins- Veterinarian Technician

Dana is from Columbus, MS. She is a graduate of MUW with a degree in photography. She has had a passion for nature and the outdoors from a young age. She has worked in veterinary medicine for 7 years. When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling, cinema, and spending time with her family. She has 3 dogs: Henry, Bokeh, and Odysseus.

Dulce Flores- Certified Veterinarian Technician

Dulce resides in Hamilton, AL. She graduated from Jefferson State Community College in 2021 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. Once completing her degree, she became a licensed Veterinary Technician. She knew she wanted to work in the field of Veterinary Medicine since she was little. She worked in general practice for 4 and a half years before coming to work at Magnolia. When she is not at work she loves reading, drawing, and spending time with her family. She adores all animals but cats hold a special place in her heart.










Bonnie DeVore- Veterinarian Technician

Bonnie is from Walnut, MS. She attended Northeast Mississippi Community College and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences. She has spent her whole working career working with animals and knew veterinary medicine would be a perfect fit for her. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling any time she has a chance. Trust that your pet will get plenty of love and cuddles when Bonnie is here!