Our Veterinarians

Dr. Ellen Belknap is board certified in both veterinary internal medicine and ophthalmology. She is sitting with a yellow lab.
Ellen Belknap
DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVO
Ophthalmology
Ellen Belknap
DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVO
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Ellen Belknap’s particular ophthalmology interests include corneal surgery and diseases of the eye related to systemic illness or infectious disease. Well published in professional literature in both of her specialties, she is in constant demand as a speaker at professional forums and other continuing education programs.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Auburn University, AL
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Food Animal Medicine & Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Master of Science, Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
Dr. Belknap volunteers her services performing ophthalmic exams on service dogs. She enjoys cycling, spinning, tennis and kayaking. She has two adult sons and a Labrador named Amy.
Dr. Amanda Brown is a clinician in our emergency medicine service. She is sitting with a large mixed breed dog.
Amanda Brown
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Amanda Brown
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
In addition to emergency medicine, Dr. Amanda Brown is interested in neurology.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Sandy Springs GA
  • Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Clemson University, Clemson SC
Dr. Brown enjoys relaxing with her boxer mix, Adeline, and pet Hereford cow.
Dr. Kelly Brunick is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Kelly Brunick
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kelly Brunick
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kelly Brunick finds emergency medicine particularly gratifying, and her interests include metabolic diseases and wound management.
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George's University, Grenada
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Kennesaw State University, GA
Dr. Brunick and her husband also enjoy craft beer, traveling, hiking and kayaking. Her family consists of three dogs, three cats and one snake.
Dr. Sarah Carr is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Sarah Carr
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Sarah Carr
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sarah Carr particularly enjoys treating trauma cases and surgical emergencies.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Berry College, Mt. Berry GA
Illustration of a silhouette of a figure with a stethoscope draped around their neck.
Cassandra Dyal
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Cassandra Dyal
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Cassandra Dyal finds all aspects of emergency medicine gratifying, especially saving lives and making patients feel better.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA
Dr. Dyal enjoys reading, running, baking and hanging out with her friends and family. She loves spending time with Libby, the greatest Great Dane, and her three cats: Widget, Linkin and Arya.
Dr. Hannah Jacobs is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Hannah Jacobs
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Hannah Jacobs
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Hannah Jacobs is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She is particularly interested in kidney disease and diseases of the endocrine system.
  • Clinical Rotation, Auburn University, AL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George's University, Grenada
  • Bachelor Science, Biology, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Dr. Jacobs enjoys being on the water, practicing yoga, and outdoor activities with her fiancé.
Dr. Sarah Roberts is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Sarah Morris
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Sarah Morris
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sarah Morris is passionate about emergency medicine. She is especially interested in trauma cases due to the challenges they present. Before veterinary school, Dr. Morris worked for a number of years as a veterinary assistant and veterinary nurse.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Bachelor of Science, Marine Biology, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Dr. Morris enjoys traveling to underdeveloped countries to provide veterinary care for those who don't otherwise have access to it. She has two pets, a beautiful “pibble” (pit bull) and a sassy cat.
Dr. Thomas Nelson is board certified in small animal surgery.
Thomas Nelson
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Thomas Nelson
DVM, DACVS-SA
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
The son of a veterinarian, Dr. Thomas Nelson feels profound accomplishment when he can repair a fracture, heal a wound or stabilize a patient in a life-threatening situation. While he enjoys nearly all types of surgery, he is especially enthusiastic about orthopedic procedures and thoracic surgeries.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Animal Specialty Group, Los Angeles CA Specialty
  • Internship, Surgery, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Atlanta GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Auburn University, AL
Dr. Nelson and his wife, also a veterinarian, enjoy hiking, backpacking, bicycling, kayaking, rock climbing, water skiing, snow skiing and more. Their Labradors Wegl and Athena love to hike, and their cats Amora and Tux spend their time being lazy.
Dr. Olga Norris is board certified in veterinary internal medicine.
Olga Norris
MS, DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Olga Norris
MS, DVM, DACVIM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Within the internal medicine specialty, Dr. Olga Norris’ clinical interests include endocrine and gastrointestinal diseases. She especially enjoys feline medicine.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Master of Science, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Alabama, Birmingham
Dr. Norris and her husband enjoy traveling, cooking and hiking. They have two poodles and a cat.
Dr. Jim Whitehead is board certified in veterinary internal medicine.
Jim Whitehead
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Jim Whitehead
DVM, DACVIM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Jim Whitehead has special interests in immune-mediated diseases, endocrine diseases and gastrointestinal diseases.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Michigan Veterinary Specialists, Southfield
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Medvet, Memphis TN
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Bachelor of Science, Mississippi State University, Starkville
Dr. Whitehead stays busy and active with his family, including two sons. He is an enthusiastic college football fan and occasionally plays bad golf. His rescued pets include Echo, a black lab mix, and Loki, a border collie mix.