Dr. Edward Gross

I received a Bachelor of Science from UGA in 1972, then graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. I then moved to Augusta in Feb. 1977 to join the staff at Aidmore Animal Clinic. I became co-owner in 1980, and full owner in 1985. I began practicing at Care More in Feb 1998. My main interests are in small animal medicine and surgery. However orthopedics, dentistry, and exotics are my favorite interests. My family includes wife (Karen) and two children (Stephanie and Robby). At this present time, I have 2 Chihuahuas, 2 Jack Russell Mixes, a Labrador Retriever Mix, a Hound Mix, and a Golden Retriever. I have a cat, several horses, goats, and a miniature donkey as well. I am also a black belt in TaeKwonDo which I am very proud of.

Dr. Lisa James

Dr. Lisa James is a 2017 graduate of the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. She was born and raised in North Augusta, South Carolina. Her interests include small animal internal medicine and exotic medicine (small pocket pets and various avian species). She has 4 animals of her own: Bonnie, a 2-year-old Lab mix, Gabby, an 8-year-old gray tabby, and 2 tortishells, Bijou and Odie. She looks forward to working with the entire staff and clients at Care More Animal Hospital!

Dr. Mary Weatherman (Starting August 3rd)

I graduated from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. I am originally from Roanoke, Virginia, but I have spent the past several years practicing veterinary medicine in northwestern Pennsylvania. My professional interests include preventative health, small animal medicine and surgery, dentistry, and helping to strengthen the human-animal bond. I value being able to provide compassionate, high quality medicine to pets and their owners. I am married to my best friend, Jake, and together we have rescued two dogs, Aspyn and Freya. I am looking forward to forming close relationships with the clients and staff of Care More.

Stephanie Fain

I started working at Care More full time since August 2016. I have been around since Care More opened with my father, Dr. Gross. Some of my favorite interests are radiography and sonography. I have been married to my husband, Devan, since May 2015 and we have twins Wyatt and Lilah who were born in October 2019. I have two dogs, an English Bulldog (Bear) and a Labrador Retriever Mix (Dakota). I also have several horses and chickens as well. In my free time, I enjoy gardening and camping. I am also currently in school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.

Crystal Lesley

I started working in the veterinary industry in 1999. I used to think that made me experienced, but after seeing all of these new adorable young kids coming through, I realize I’m just old. However, I truly can’t imagine doing anything else with my life. Veterinary Medicine is in my blood and it is not only what I do, but who I am. I love my job!! I am the mother of two amazing sons whom I love with all my heart. I have four dogs and two cats at home. The dogs are a black Labrador Retriever named Duke, a Pitbull named Brute, a dachshund named Frankie, and a 9-year-old Shiba Inu named Taka. Taka is a dog I recently rescued after being burned in a house fire.

Go Tigers!!

Kristy Kraus

I have been in the veterinary field since 2000, I have worked with Dr. Gross for 14 AWESOME years!!
I’m proud to say that I love my job and love coming to work, not many people are able to say that. I couldn’t see myself doing any other job in life.
I have been married to my husband Danny for 16 years. We have two handsome boys Evan 15 and Garrett 12. I have 3 boxers, Tyson (10 years) who is my heart, he has only 3 legs due to an auto immune disease, we have been through it all together. Zoey (9 years) she was surrendered to us because her owner passed away and Nova (3 years) is the baby and my husband’s spoiled baby girl. What can I say I LOVE my boxers. We also have 3 cats (Skittles, Jelly Bean and Peeps) and a gecko (Cupcake).

Megan Busbee

My name is Megan Busbee, I have been working with Care More since April 2016 and I love my job. I work up front and in the back as needed for technician work. I enjoy working with everybody’s fur babies! I have 2 little girls! And I love my fur babies which include 2 cats and my baby Luke! I love them tons, couldn’t imagine life without my fur babies!!!

Sarah Jane Moore

Hey everyone! I’m Sarah Jane. I’ve been working in the Veterinary field for almost four years now and I started at Care More in April 2016. I am very fascinated with parasitology, I enjoy watching surgeries, and I love working with frightened animals and gaining their trust. I live on a small “farm” which includes dogs, horses, a pig, and snakes. My two personal dogs are Charlie Anne, a rescued 4-year-old Pitbull/Chow Chow mix, and Oscar, a Boston Terrier puppy. In my free time, you can usually find me behind a camera taking pictures of my pets, wildlife, and nature. I love my job and being able to work with all kinds of animals and my sisters Lindsay and Mary Grace, all day!

Courtney Anderson

My name is Courtney and I have 3 children, Abriana, Trent, and Ava. I have worked for Care More since February 2013 and I love it. I have seven dogs and five cats. I enjoy cooking on the weekends and spending time with my pets and children. I also try to foster dogs for rescue groups when I can or help to catch the strays in Richmond County.

Jessica Oliver

My name is Jessica. I have been a receptionist here at Care More for 9 years. It has been a pleasure working here and working around a wonderful staff. Every day is like an adventure, I never know what is going to happen. It makes me feel good to be in a place that helps animals. I am married to my wonderful husband of 15 years, my best friend Ellis Oliver. We have a very energetic Doberman Pincher named Cyrus, who is our fur baby. He is very spoiled and loved. He loves chasing remote cars, running by a bike, swimming at the lake, and doing anything outside. I look forward to seeing you at Care More and cannot wait to see your furbabies.

Lindsay Armstrong

I have been in the Veterinary field for around 11 years and almost half of a year has been spent at Care More. I have a Coonhound mix named Mandie who is 9 years old and Evie a one-year-old Walker Hound. I have been married to my husband, Patrick, for almost three years. I have two amazing boys, Fields and Brooks. I love what I do and working with animals every day. I also enjoy being able to work beside my younger sisters, Sarah Jane and Mary Grace.

McKensie Bean

I started here at Care More when I was thirteen years old as a volunteer in 2009 and then started as an employee about four years later. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time outdoors. I also pet sit for people frequently as well. I have a rescue Blue Heeler Mix, Marley, and a rescue FIV positive cat named Grandma. My future plans are to go to school to be an LPN and then eventually I will get my BSN to be a travel nurse.

Mary Grace Moore

I started at Care More in May of 2019. I recently adopted a dog named Frannie who is a spunky terrier mix. On the weekends I enjoy shopping or going to the lake. My favorite part of working at Care More is working alongside my sisters, Lindsay and Sarah Jane.

Jordin Carpenter

Hey y’all, my name is Jordin Carpenter. I have always had a passion for helping animals big or small. Once I heard Care More Animal Hospital was hiring I was so ecstatic because this is my dream job. I worked at Paradise Kennels for 6 months and that’s when I knew I wanted to work with animals permanently. I love to learn about the anatomy of animals, so watching surgeries is one of my favorite things to do. In my free time I spend time with my Pitbull/Bull Mastiff mix Karma, she is 4 years old and my child, I also enjoy traveling, hiking, and kayaking. Hope to see y’all soon at Care More!


Taka was brought into us on October 23, 2018 after being burned in a house fire. After months of surgeries and tender loving care he is a happy boy that now lives with Crystal. You can follow his journey on his Facebook Page- Taka’s Journey.

Clinic Kitties:

We love our clinic kitties! So much so that you can follow them on Facebook (Care More Clinic Cats) and Instagram (@caremorecliniccats)





Tortellini (Torti)