ARKLE Veterinary Care, LLC

1020 Concord Rd., SE
Smyrna, GA 30080-4206


Our Staff


Rebecca Pease, Practice Manager

Rebecca started in the veterinary field over 9 years ago as a receptionist before working in management.  In 2016, she joined the ARKLE team as the Practice Manager.  Currently she has two four-legged fur babies, Shelby- the playful pup and Cali- the boss of the house, who expect attention from all that enter the house. When not at work, she enjoys hanging out with her fiancé Ray, family and friends.



Debbie Goodspeed, Office Manager

Debbie grew up here in Smyrna and has lived here most of her life.  She loves all things Sheltie, especially her first-born Sebastian whom is now on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.  Debbie is currently owned by a beautiful and spoiled cat named Crystal.  She has been with ARKLE Veterinary Care since the doors opened in 2000 and is now the Office Manager.



Abe Levinson, Lead Veterinary Assistant

Abe has been with ARKLE Veterinary Care since it’s very beginning as a mobile veterinary practice over 20 years ago. Besides caring for our patients, Abe other passions are graphic art design, photo restoration, cinema and film making.  He designed the current logo and sign that is in front of ARKLE.  Abe is gentle giant with a soothing voice that lulls dogs into sense of security and often times have Abe wrapped around their paws.



Diana Mericka, Veterinary Assistant

 Diana has been in the veterinary field for over 15 years. She started as a kennel assistant taking care of boarder and eventually became a veterinary assistant.  She joined the ARKLE team in 2017 where she continues to learn about her passion, animal dentistry and surgery.  Diana can often be found relaxing at home with her family or hiking along Georgia Trails when not at work.


Grace DeCost, Hospital Assistant

Grace has always wanted to work with animals ever since she was a kid.  One of her heroes growing up was Steve Irwin. Grace has four rescue babies at home.  Tilly and Uncle Bob were found under her friend’s home as baby kittens.  Lyla, the pit mix rescue, enjoys many things including trying to catch bubbles. Every day when Grace gets home the first things she does is say hello to her kitty Lucy, who was rescued from a home that could no longer care for her.  Her dedication and passion for animals and their health is why we choose her for the position of hospital assistant. 



Kirstie Richards, Customer Service Representative

Kirstie is new the veterinary field. Her passion is engineering/architecture and eventually wants to own her own architectural firm.  Her love and compassion for animals why she choose to work with animals while earning her degree. Kirstie also enjoys anything related to outdoors especially if she gets to bring her furry baby, Ollie, with her.


Tiffany Jackson, Customer Service Representative

Tiffany has been in the veterinary field for 10 years. When not at ARKLE, Tiffany is assisting surgical patients at a veterinary specialist office.  At home, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family.