Angela Izzo

Karen Horne

Jessica Johnson

Austin James

Tiara Harry

Demoniqua Booker

Amber Harris

Hillary Hammond

Hillary Hammond

Otis at the Teaching Hospital

Otis Howell

Meet Otis, the 3-year-old basset hound. In March of 2022, Otis’s owner, Cori, had a gut feeling something was wrong when Otis began acting different. “I could tell something was off – just a really big gut feeling. He was just not acting himself,” Cori said. Otis’s demeanor had changed, […]

Pei-tsz Shin

Rachel Sanchez

Michelle Coleman

Michelle Coleman

Connor Jacobson

Chiaming Chen

Samantha Dacanay

Cody Wohlman

Lauren Tseng

Ashika Seshadri

Taylor Baird

Kylie Sobota

Marykate Feldner

Anya Morrissey

Lauren Vincent

Joel White

Molly Wart

Carrisa Thomas

William Ostrom

Rebecca Manson

Timothy Vernier

Meghan Watt

Brian Huber

Rachel Wright

Jasmyn Fearon

Stephen Santangelo

Michael Hale

Brian Barnett

Changes To COVID Restrictions

Due to the recent decline in COVID cases in the Athens area, our hospital is able to reduce some of our social distancing restrictions. Starting March 14th, clients will now be able to enter the facility for face to face appointments and emergencies. Face coverings are still strongly encouraged to […]

Hospital phone outages March 5 & 6

Please be aware that due to a UGA-wide network update happening this weekend, there may be times on March 5 & 6 when our hospital phone lines will not work. If you need to reach us on those days and can’t get through, please call 706-352-9365. This will connect you […]

Changes to Appointment Process

Please be aware that as of Monday, Jan. 10, our Veterinary Teaching Hospital and our Pet Health Center will be adjusting their appointment processes. Our small animal emergency service and the Pet Health Center will change to curbside service only (clients will not be allowed inside the facility). In addition, […]

Dominique Hemmings

VTH – Holiday Hours

In observance of UGA’s Winter Break, our hospital’s specialty services will be CLOSED Monday, Dec. 27 through Monday, Jan. 3. Our Emergency Services will still be open, but please call ahead as our receiving may be limited.

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Keeli Barney

Amber Hodge

Planned phone outage Oct. 23

Please be aware that due to a UGA-wide network update on Saturday, Oct. 23, our hospital phone lines may be down for a period of time. If you are in need of assistance and are unable to make contact, please call 706-352-9365 to be connected to our answering service for […]

Brian Sutherland

Eric Chong

Vivian Russum

Sean Banuelos

Chrystaline Daniel

Rebekah Wesley

Jessica Chesser

Lashandra Coleman

Molly Gilbert

Kara Hardin

Carolyn Chen

Nicole Tey

Kristen Hamilton

Sanna Gough

Emily Janik

Isabel Zahn

Brianna Kopec

Kelsey Trumpp

Laura Burns

Kahlina Frey

Donna Basic

Lauren Crowe

Sarah E. Everett

Alexis Hicks

Janna Anderson

CVM professor receives ACVIM Lee & Inge Pyle Service Award

Dr. Michelle Barton, director of clinical academic affairs, Fuller E. Callaway Endowed Chair, and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine, was named the 2021 recipient of the Lee and Inge Pyle Service Award. This award is presented annually to an American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine […]

Haley Carr

Sarah Robertson

Halley Psathas

Katie Threlkeld

Emma Jones

Jordan Lockridge

Kaci Kennedy

Julia Mcpherson

Nicole Kupfer

Marianne Gibson

CVM faculty member named 2021 Meigs Professor

Dr. Jo Smith is one of five faculty members to be named 2021 Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professors. This professorship is the University of Georgia’s highest teaching honor. “This year’s Meigs Professorship honorees are exemplary educators who engage students at all levels through innovative instruction and experiential learning,” said S. […]

A champion gets a second chance

From the moment he was born, Major was destined for greatness. Born at the home of his trainers, Dave and Lee Walker, Major comes from a line of champions. Dave and Lee are bird dog trainers and handlers who specialize in German shorthaired pointers. Major’s parents, Shooter and Sister, are […]

Canine Companions Needed for Dog Aging Project Research

Dr. Kate Creevy was just beginning her career as a small animal veterinary faculty member at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine when she was approached by Daniel Promislow. Dr. Promislow, a faculty member in the Department of Genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at […]

John Corsale

A conversation with Dr. John Corsale

Starting a new job and getting to know people is hard no matter when you do it. Add in a pandemic, and it’s downright near impossible. Dr. John Corsale has done just that—on February 1st, he jumped in as the College of Veterinary Medicine’s newest associate dean and teaching hospital […]

Anna Ball

Jonathan Hill

Tabatha Hill

Cortney Castleman

A Ten-Karat Heart of Gold

Like most, Karen Burns had never heard of the Caucasian shepherd before her son adopted one. These little-known dogs are nothing short of enormous—bred to protect livestock in Eastern Europe’s Caucasus Mountains, they are big, fluffy, and (arguably) imposing. But for her son, one was not enough. On Valentine’s Day […]

CVM announces new Veterinary Teaching Hospital Director

After a national search, the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to welcome John Corsale, DVM, MBA as the new Associate Dean of Clinical Services and Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital beginning in February 2021. Dr. Corsale brings extensive and unique experience to the hospital. Since […]

Nicholas Madsen

Abigail Wilbur


Batman the cat enjoys more than pursuing villains and chilling at the bat cave. He also enjoys bobbing for frogs in our creek. His head-dunking led to a yeast infection in his ear and a trip to see the dermatology department at the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Thanks to the […]

Amber Kelly

CVM professor and emergency care practitioner recognized at national conference

Benjamin Brainard, professor of small animal medicine and surgery and director of clinical research, was recently awarded the 2020 ACVECC Jack Mara Scientific Achievement Award for Advances in Coagulation. This award is presented to the veterinarian who has made the most substantial contribution to knowledge and understanding of the unique […]

Whitney Hinson

Allison Santana



Jacqueline Parr

Dr. Parr, a 2009 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) and Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist® with the American College of Veterinary Nutrition, joined the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020 as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Nutrition. In her role, Dr. Parr leads the Small Animal […]

Valentine Verpaalen

Krista Albritton

Carol Dellinger

Jishnu Rao Gutti

Margaret Li Puma

Stephanie Belhorn

Arianne Fabella

Jacklyn Gross

Kevin Chang

Genia Bercovitz

Lauren Downey Koos

Kristina Anderson

Yushun Ishikawa

Scott Gibson

Melissa De Lombaert

Leah Hixon

Megan Partyka

Sara Carignan

Samantha Guida

Cara Martin

Hajeong Yoon

Student and faculty publish interactive children’s book

Chad Schmiedt, professor of small animal medicine and surgery and Alison Bradbury Chair in Feline Health, in collaboration with Jim Moore, professor of large animal medicine and director of the Educational Resources Center at the College of Veterinary Medicine, has created and published an eBook written for children preparing to […]

Education, Evaluation, and Enterotomies

The College of Veterinary Medicine is a busy place with many moving parts. Our teaching hospital is not just a hands-on classroom for clinical students, but a medical service for our community. Our clinical faculty members provide guidance for students and care for our patients. At the same time, many […]

Rachel Brandt

Rachel Brandt

Lauren Markovic


My wife was talking to one of her co-workers one day about our four male turtles. The co-worker mentioned that she knew a family that owned a large red-eared slider and were planning on moving but were not taking the turtle with them. The family was going to leave the […]

Skylar Farmer

Stephanie Kennedy

Kerrie Davis

Crash and Flash

Crash and Flash are wild eastern box turtles taken in by the Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s Wildlife Treatment Crew (WTC) after sustaining serious injuries. The WTC is a volunteer group of undergrad and DVM students overseen by senior DVM students and hospital clinicians. Participation in the Crew allows students to gain […]

Brooke Cain

Syble Rice

Emma Pitt

Anna Ogle

Regan Phillips

Vicky Waters

Amber Hearn

Charles Watson

Jared Martz

Lacey Gunter

Michael Mcwilliams

Tristan Boudreaux

Dana Bray

Karly Pecua

Robin Harper

Allen Brock

Charles Buchanan

Erica Reddick

Jennifer Woods

Katherine Jalali

Mikaila Levendusky

Taylor Cunefare

Haylee Lamey

Amelia Taylor

Ashley Henderson

James Thompson

Jerrica Swaim

Kaley Studdard

Kimberly Lee

Randy Eggleston

Tirrell Nichols

Cassandra Warnock

Katherine Howell

Linda Mobley

Lindsey Buckner

Matthew Kirkland

Jo Smith

Jo Smith

Joerg Mayer

Amanda Moody

Laura Mcmillian

Lauren Chandler

Melissa Martin

Samantha Watson

Kathryn Diehl

Chase Bolton

Cody Laas

Clayton Russum

Cynthia Rice

Andrea Wall

Courtney Otto

Natalie Hogan Spurlin

Crystal Nguyen

Lillian Roberts

Patricia Wong

Jackie Pinson

Hannah Beck

Melissa Atha

Mary Bridges

Rebecca Atkinson

Stacy Kraby

Christopher Barker

Sherry Wanderlich

Jessica Tordai

Bethany Prescott

Bethany Prescott

Erica Eason

Jessica Perlini

Kayla King

Khristopher Harris

Melissa Boss

Sara McAbee

Bianca Lourenço

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Valerie Moorman

Hospital-wide Services

In addition to our public facing services, our hospital also has several internal services that play a key role in our ability to offer your animal the best care possible. We take a team approach to each case, and while you may never meet the doctors and staff that specialize […]

Naomi Crabtree

Aaliyah Jiwa

Sonya Lane

Brooke Hogan Spurlin

Noelle Browning

Noelle Browning is a social worker with the last six working in the human hospice and bereavement field. She received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Central Florida in 2011. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Georgia and Florida. The last two years she has […]

Melanie Lovette

Mary Reuter

Jodie Harvey

Gregory Walth

Colleen Sheridan

Cheryl Vargo

Ashley Iodence

Ivy Sipsy

Lameness Evaluations

Whether it is a visible lameness or a change in your horse’s overall activity level, we can help. Not only do our doctors have advanced training in evaluating and treating lameness issues, but our hospital also has state-of-the-art facilities and diagnostic equipment to help them get to the root of […]

Podiatry & Farrier Services

Our equine podiatry and farrier service offers a wide range of treatment options to help horses suffering from lameness and other hoof issues. Clients can either bring their horse(s) to our Veterinary Teaching Hospital or, for those within the Athens area, our mobile service can come to them. We offer […]

Large Animal Primary Care

Are you looking for a large animal veterinarian in the Clarke, Oconee, Madison or Jackson County area to care for the daily needs of your horses or farm animals? Then look no further than UGA! Our compassionate and talented team of clinicians and senior veterinary students are just a phone […]

Mobile Veterinary Services

Bringing the expertise of our large animal clinicians to your doorstep

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Veterinarian Resources

The specialists at the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital are committed to providing the best care possible to each of our patients. We know you share that commitment too. Imagine what we can do together!

About Us

Learn more about how to make an appointment, what our services cost, etc.


Here to help when you need us most

Farm Animals

Our team of board-certified large animal specialists, residents and interns offer diagnostics, medical care and surgical care tailored to the specific needs of our cattle, alpaca, llama, goat, sheep, pig and other farm animal patients. Our hospital has a farm animal treatment area that features stalls for small ruminants, camelids […]

Emergency & Critical Care

SMALL ANIMAL EMERGENCY SERVICE UPDATE: We are open and here for your emergent needs. Please call ahead so that we can assess the nature of your emergency and advise you of our current wait times. Please note that at times we do experience high volumes, which may impact our ability […]


There is just something special about the bond between horses and humans. For many owners, it is hard to put into words how much their horse means to them. Some love to compete, while others enjoy taking long trail rides through the countryside. Whatever your bond with your horse looks […]

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Our wildlife treatment crew is part of our zoological medicine service and provides medical treatment and care for injured wildlife. While we do allow members of the community to bring us hurt wildlife for care, we DO NOT accept uninjured animals. If you come across a baby animal that you […]


Exotic Animals

Our zoological medicine service cares for all species of exotic, zoo and aquatic animals. Our doctors and staff have advanced training in handling these unique animals in addition to highly specialized equipment and treatment options to meet your exotic pet’s unique needs. We see ANY exotic species, from birds and […]

Reproductive Medicine

Our reproductive medicine service works with cat and dog owners who wish to responsibly breed their animals. We will walk with you throughout the entire process to help ensure the health and safety of the male, female and the babies. Services for the breeding female: Breeding soundness examination Brucellosis, Progesterone and […]

Soft Tissue Surgery

Our soft tissue surgery service specializes in all areas of soft tissue surgery, including surgery of the thorax and abdomen, oncologic surgery, and use of minimally invasive techniques such as laparoscopy, thoracoscopy, laser surgery, and stent placement. Our surgeons also specialize in wound healing and reconstruction and frequently work closely […]

Physical Rehabilitation

Our small animal rehabilitation service is dedicated to helping its patients achieve an overall improved quality of life by focusing on mobility, strength, fitness and whole body wellness. What to expect: Every rehab patient must come with a referral from a veterinarian to ensure the patient is healthy enough to […]


Our orthopedics service provides diagnosis and management of orthopedic problems including traumatic injuries, degenerative joint conditions and developmental abnormalities for cats and dogs. Diagnostics and treatment options available through this service include: Total artificial hip replacement TPLO All forms of fracture fixation Arthroscopic diagnosis and treatment C-arm intraoperative fluoroscopy CT […]


Our ophthalmology service provides eye care to all species. With access to the latest diagnostic equipment, we are able to perform complete workups, including advanced imaging such as high resolution ultrasound, CT scanning and MRI technology. Ways we can help: Repairing eyelid defects and deformities Treating eyelid and cornea lacerations […]


Our oncology team is proud to offer lifelong personalized and thoughtful cancer care for your beloved pet. The team, which consists of oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, imaging specialists, pathologists, a medical physicist and technicians, works together to provide your pet with the most effective cancer treatment possible. Safety is our […]


Our Clinical Nutrition Service provides telemedicine consultations for dogs and cats of all life stages that may be experiencing long term, chronic medical issues that can be better supported with nutritional guidance, as well as healthy pets. Please note that this service is not to assist with acute or emergent nutritional […]


Our neurology team works closely with other hospital services, including our in-house rehabilitation service and our 24/7 ECC service, to provide the best care possible for cats and dogs suffering from neurologic-based conditions. Advantages of working with the UGA neurology and neurosurgery service include: Your pet will be cared for by […]

Interventional Radiology

Our small animal interventional radiology (IR) service is composed of a team of specialists who work together to offer a variety of minimally invasive procedures to treat respiratory, urinary, gastrointestinal, liver and vascular diseases in cats and dogs. Advantages of minimally invasive procedures typically include: Decreased pain and complications Faster […]

Internal Medicine

Our small animal internal medicine service specializes in caring for pets that are suffering from diseases that involve the body’s systems and organs. This includes: Diabetes Respiratory disease Gastrointestinal disease Kidney and urinary disease Infectious and autoimmune diseases Liver disease Thyroid problems Multi-systemic illnesses As part of the hospital, this […]

Emergency & Critical Care

Open 24/7 for evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of animals needing urgent or emergency care


We treat the following: Allergies: Up to 30 percent of the pet population is affected by allergic conditions such as flea bite hypersensitivity, food adverse reaction and atopic dermatitis. The disease is characterized by variable degrees of itching, often combined with secondary infections. The allergies and infections can be severe at […]


Our cardiology team provides diagnostic and therapeutic services for pets that are affected by a wide-range of heart diseases, including several minimally invasive procedures that are unavailable anywhere else in the state of Georgia. Our areas of speciality: Heartworm extraction Pacemaker implantation Treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFib) Repair of arteriovenous […]

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Dogs & Cats

The small animal side of our veterinary teaching hospital operates very similarly to a human specialty referral center. Each medical field listed below has its own team of doctors and nurses. These teams have received advanced training in managing and treating diseases within their area of specialty, which allows them […]

Robyn Ellerbrock

Roberto A. Palomares

Roberto A. Palomares

I was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, a very warm, colorful, coastal city with cultural and geographical importance for the development of the region. With no doubts, one of the most beautiful countries on the planet, not only for the natural and economic resources, but also for our lovely and diverse […]

Emmanuel Rollin

Emmanuel Rollin

Brenton Credille

Angie K. Royer, M.Ed.

With previous experience working in three different areas of the College of Veterinary Medicine for UGA CVM Dean Sheila Allen, Associate Dean of Public Service and Outreach, Dr. Bruce Hollett, Dean’s Office Graduate Program Development and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Front Desk Administrative Operations, I bring a depth of insight […]

Bradley Dale Heins

Bradley Dale Heins

Dr. Heins has lived in various regions of the United States and has a diverse background as a veterinary for beef, swine, and dairy operations as well as prior experience working in small animal medicine.  Having grown up in rural Georgia, Dr. Heins sees the importance of mentoring students to […]

Michael Perlini

Anna Leppien

Joseph Bartges

Mandy Wallace

Mandy Wallace

Corey Saba

Corey Saba

Jane Quandt

Jane Quandt

Krista Washburne

Krista Washburne

Marc Kent

Marc Kent

Lynn Jordan

Carrie Negley

Carrie Negley

Kate Myrna

Kate Myrna

Amie Koenig

Amie Koenig

Stephen Divers

Benjamin Brainard

Benjamin Brainard

Jodi Seidel

Jodi Seidel

Rachel White

Rachel White

Michaela G. Austel

John F. Peroni

Kelsey A. Hart

Kelsey A. Hart

Frane Banovic

Frane Banovic

Kira L. Epstein

Kira L. Epstein

Jacquelyn McDaniel

Brandy Burgess

Karissa Carpenter

Karissa Carpenter

Kristie Russum

Kristie Russum

Cristin Thurman

Cristin Thurman

Charleen Romine

Charleen Romine

Eduardo Roldan

Eduardo Roldan

Billie Rae King

Billie Rae King

Dana Duncan

Dana Duncan

Lynsey Jackson

Lynsey Jackson

Adam Chambers

Adam Chambers

Sydni White

Sydni White

Elizabeth Bays

Dawn Clarke

Dawn Clarke

Daniel Sakai

Daniel Sakai

Samantha Pickel

Andrew Bugbee

Andrew Bugbee

Angela Logue

Angela Logue

María Ferrer

Stephanie Gabriel

Stephanie Gabriel

Amanda Dawson

Jamie Mimbs

Jamie Mimbs

Koichi Nagata

Tiffany Fallaw

Tiffany Fallaw

Spencer Johnston

Spencer Johnston

Anne Dawson

Anne Dawson

Nia Chau

Melanie Parham

Melanie is a Registered Veterinary Technician who is passionate about companion animal nutrition. After graduating from Athens Technical College in 2003, she worked in private practice before joining the University of Georgia in 2005 to work in Outpatient Services (now known as the Community Practice Clinic). Melanie taught in the […]

Laura Stults

Anita Russell

Stephanie Reinecke

Deanna Bedard

Deanna Bedard

Damion Asselin

Damion Asselin

Chad Schmiedt

Chad Schmiedt

Nicole Northrup

Nicole Northrup

Jarred M. Williams

Michael Q. Lowder

Michael Q. Lowder

Britt Thevelein

Michele Barletta

Lisa Reno

Lisa Reno

Leticia Dantas

Leticia Dantas

Brian Beasley

Brian Beasley

Renee Barber

Renee Barber

Janet Grimes

Janet Grimes

Travis Laver

Rachel Reed

Erin M. Beasley

Erin M. Beasley

Clare Ryan

Clare Ryan

Behavioral Medicine

ATTENTION Please note that the UGA Behavior Medicine Service will be closed Friday, May 19th, 2023 through Friday, June 9th, 2023. We will be back in the office Monday, June 12th, 2023. Any emails sent after 2pm on Thursday, May 18th will be answered by Thursday, June 15th. If you […]

Our Veterinary Services

Our hospital cares for all animals great and small with doctors that specialize in areas ranging from behavioral medicine to soft tissue surgery and everything in-between. While we may offer a variety of services throughout our hospital, one thing remains the same — our passion and commitment to providing exceptional […]

Veterinary Teaching Hospital

If you have a pet or animal that needs advanced veterinary care, look no further than our hospital. We operate similarly to a human specialty medical center and are passionate about offering the best care possible for your cat, dog, exotic animal, horse, cow, goat or other farm animal. Your […]

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Hospital & Primary Care

Do you have an emergency? Contact us for 24/7 emergency services at the link below. 24/7 emergency services

We’re UGA Vet Med, and our

passion powers our commitment.