Meet Our Dedicated Staff


Welcome to Winder Animal Hospital, where our dedicated team strives to provide you and your pet with friendly, genuine care that goes the extra mile to ensure the health and happiness of your four-legged friends. We love what we do.

Meet our dedicated team.

Richard L. Duffey


Dr. Richard Duffey is the beloved owner of Winder Animal Hospital. He attended the University of Georgia where he earned a bachelor’s degree and Master’s Degrees in Microbiology. He received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from UGA in 1988. Dr. Duffey purchased Winder Animal Hospital in 1994 and has continued to care for any animal he comes across since then. He and his wife have 2 adult children and 2 cats, Jake and Elwood.

Jacob Lott


Dr. Lott received his Bachelor of Science in molecular biology from the University of South Carolina Aiken and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia. His is passionate about caring for pets and is a proud member of the AVMA and the GVMA

He provides care for cats, dogs, small mammals, and reptiles and specializes in nutrition, geriatric care, surgery, and dermatology for animals.

Dr. Lott and his wife, Kenne (a 3rd year vet student at UGA), share their home with their dog, Oliver, a cat named Virgil and Levi, their horse! His hobbies include hiking, jogging, and spending time with family.

Hana Kudela


Dr. Hana Kudela is a dedicated veterinarian who received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from the University of Georgia. With a lifelong passion for animal care, Dr. Kudela has built a reputation for providing compassionate and comprehensive medical treatment to pets of all kinds including exotics.

In addition to her professional expertise, Dr. Kudela is a proud pet parent herself. She dotes on her lively dog, McGee, and her two mischievous cats, Anatar and Riddle. Seeing the joy and companionship that animals bring to people’s lives is one of the many reasons Dr. Kudela finds such fulfillment in her work.

Colleen Hawkins

Practice Manager

Colleen is our new Practice Manager, who started at Winder Animal Hospital in May of 2022. She has been in the Pet industry for over 14 years but fell in love with veterinary medicine about 5 years ago when she started working as a technician. She strives to make a welcoming, comfortable, safe, and supportive environment for the patients, clients, and staff at WAH.

She has a quiet family life with a husband and 3 spoiled rotten fur kids at home. When she’s not at work, you can most likely find her trying to add more color to the world by tie-dying, painting, coloring in coloring books, or participating in other artistic outlets. You may also find her on a trail, kayaking, or taking a leisurely drive in her happy little car.

Scott Reinold


Dr. Reinold grew up in the Northwest and is a graduate of Oregon State University, where he earned his undergraduate degrees.   He moved to Alabama to pursue his lifelong dream of following in his grandfather’s footsteps and becoming a veterinarian. He graduated from Tuskegee University Veterinary School in 2000 and practiced in South Florida for several years.

He moved to Georgia in 2006 with his wife Sonya to start a family and be near his family as well. He now lives in Dacula with his wife and son Connor. As well as three crazy poodles, Pickles, Poppy and Bella.  He loves to follow sports, music and keeping up with current medical therapies. 

Meet the Full Team


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In Memory of Shawnee