Our Veterinarians

Dr. Zoe Bailey is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Zoe Bailey
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Zoe Bailey is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her areas of special interest include neurology, oncology and endocrine diseases.
  • Clinical Rotation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park
A football fan, Dr. Bailey cheers on the Baltimore Ravens and Alabama Crimson Tide. She likes being outdoors, especially gardening and hiking. Her pets include dog Shaggy and cats Twist, Charlie and Kiki.
Ellen Belknap
DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVO
Ophthalmology
Ellen Belknap
DVM, MS, DACVIM, DACVO
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. AnnMarie Bloomer is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
AnnMarie Bloomer
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. AnnMarie Bloomer is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
Dr. Bloomer’s favorite pastimes include CrossFit, drinking coffee, traveling with her husband and hanging out with her dachshund.
Amanda Brown
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Amanda Brown
DVM
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.
Sequoia Bruinton
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Sequoia Bruinton enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.
  • Internship, Cardiology, Animal Specialty & Emergency Center, Los Angeles CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Grand Rapids MI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal, Poultry & Veterinary Science, Tuskegee University, AL
Dr. Bruinton enjoys running, reading, horseback riding and spending time with her family.
Sarah Camp
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Sarah Camp particularly enjoys stabilizing and caring for patients in critical condition.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Sandy Springs GA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Dr. Camp grew up in Atlanta and loves spending time in the city with her husband and dog. She also likes traveling to new places.
Sarah Carr
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Sarah Carr
DVM
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
Dr. Camara Carter is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Camara Carter
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Camara Carter is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Science and Public Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge MA
Dr. Carter loves bowling. Other favorite pastimes include tennis, working out and challenging jigsaw puzzles.
DaShaunté Coleman
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. DaShaunté Coleman's clinical interests include traumatic wound repair and treating urethral obstructions
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists, Bohemia NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Science, Tennessee State University, Nashville
Dr. Coleman likes cooking for and traveling with her husband and son. They have one dog, a lab mix named Ace.
Dr. Samantha Davis is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Samantha Davis
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Samantha Davis is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her interests include trauma, feline emergencies, endocrine diseases and nutrition.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Arts, Clinical Psychology, The College of New Jersey, Ewing
Some of Dr. Davis’ favorite pastimes include yoga, travel, hiking and cooking. Eli is her dog, and Batley and Chester her cats.
Jacquelyn Diamond
DVM
Dermatology
Dr. Jackie Diamond’s particular clinical interests include laser surgery, diagnosis and treatment of otitis with video otoscopy, allergies, hair restoration therapy and immune-mediated skin disease.
  • Residency, Dermatology, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Sandy Springs GA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, California Veterinary Specialists, Carlsbad & Murrieta
  • Internship, Dermatology, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Sandy Springs GA
  • Clinical Rotation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, Economics & Business – East Asia, Boston University, MA
Dr. Diamond’s favorite pastimes include live music, finding new places to eat with friends, and traveling. She has two Italian greyhounds, Saul and Dottie.
Dr. Hannah Klein is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Hannah Klein
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Hannah Klein is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her particular interests include endocrine disorders and nutrition.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Klein loves reading novels at the beach. Her furry family include a dachshund and a shepherd mix.
Dr. Katherine Neal is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Katherine Neal
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Katherine Neal is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. Her particular interests include soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries and shelter medicine.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Clemson University, Clemson SC
Dr. Neal’s family includes a pit bull named Bream and four cats, Brooks, Windsor, Cricket and Pendleton.
Thomas Nelson
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Thomas Nelson
DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
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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.
Brandon Pogue
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiology
Brandon Pogue
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology
Cardiology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Pogue has special interests in congenital heart disease as well as diagnostic imaging – including advanced echocardiography, interventional cardiology and radiology.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Residency, Cardiology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
When he has time, Dr. Pogue likes to travel and spend time outdoors camping and hiking.
Julie Rapoport
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Julie Rapoport
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Julie Rapoport was inspired by her grandfather, who became a veterinarian in 1951. Her clinical interests include both cardiology and critical care. She likes transfusion medicine and treating arrhythmias, shock and sepsis.
  • Internship, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, IVG Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Woburn
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, CT
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Clayton State University, Morrow GA
Dr. Rapoport volunteers her veterinary skills at vaccine clinics with the local humane society. She enjoys reading, gardening, fight club (boxing) at the gym and trivia. Three cats share her home: Moxie, Amelia, a calico, and Fievel, her little Russian prince.
Sarah Roberts
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Sarah Roberts
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sarah Roberts is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She is also a certified medical laboratory scientist and worked in a human medical laboratory at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
  • 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. Roberts has worked with elephants, sea turtles, and marine mammals. She has a pit bull with a pacemaker, Jezzabelle, and a spunky tabby cat, Roxy, who enjoys boxes more than her cat tree.
Cassandra Ruthrauff
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Cassandra Ruthrauff
DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
Dr. Cassandra Ruthrauff enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Surgery, Veterinary Surgical Associates, San Francisco CA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A & M University, College Station
Dr. Ruthrauff enjoys watching professional sports, particularly New England teams, as well as playing soccer, wakeboarding and snowboarding. Her two dogs and two cats also keep her busy.
Robert Schick
DVM, DACVD
Dermatology
Dr. Schick has practiced veterinary dermatology in the Atlanta area since 1988. He was the first board-certified veterinary dermatologist in Atlanta and the first to utilize the CO2 laser.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
  • Residency, Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal & Medicine, Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
An avid Florida Gator fan, Dr. Schick often flies his own plane watch the team play. He also volunteers his time with the Veteran’s Airlift Command and Angel Flight organizations to help transport military personnel in times of special need.
Dr. Ashika Seshadri is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Ashika Seshadri
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Ashika Seshadri is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She has a particular interest in internal medicine.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George's University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Dr. Seshadri likes all types of water activities including scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding. She has a cocker spaniel named Bruno and a Grenadian pothound names Isla.
Danielle Smith Laughlin
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Cardiology
Danielle Smith Laughlin
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology
Cardiology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Danielle Laughlin is particularly interested in cardiac imaging using advanced echocardiography techniques and novel treatments for heart disease including new drugs and supplements to support patients with chronic heart disease.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Residency, Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Arts, Zoology, Miami University, Oxford OH
In her free time, Dr. Laughlin likes to travel, cook, and spend time with her family. She and her husband have a son, a daughter, two terriers, and one handsome cat.
Dr. Jason Strasberg is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Jason Strasberg
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Jason Strasberg is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens
Some of Dr. Strasberg’s favorite pastimes include watching and playing basketball and playing board games. His furry family member is a cat.
Dr. Jennifer Velasco is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Jennifer Velasco
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Jennifer Velasco is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She particularly enjoys treating cardiac cases.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics, Auburn University, AL
Dr. Velasco and her husband have two children and five dogs ranging in size from Great Dane to small terrier: Luna, Poppy, Zoe, Dottie and Chuper.
Maegan Watson
DVM
Oncology
Dr. Maegan Watson is an intern in our oncology service.
  • Internship, Medical Oncology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Auburn University, AL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Louisiana Technical University, Ruston
Dr. Watson enjoys riding her bike and going to the movies. She has a golden retriever, Baylor Bocelli, who loves to play fetch and go for walks, and two cats, Ruby and Beasley.
Jim Whitehead
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Jim Whitehead
DVM, DACVIM
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.
Dr. Jessica Wild is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Jessica Wild
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Jessica Wild is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She has a particular interest in diagnostic imaging.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station
Away from the hospital, Dr. Wild likes yoga, crocheting, gardening and cooking. She and her husband are proud dog and cat owners to a papillon, pit bull and two cats.
Jackie Wypij
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Jackie Wypij
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
After nine years as an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Dr. Jackie Wypij remains dedicated to teaching others and is often invited to speak at national veterinary conferences. She also continues to pursue additional training for herself and has earned certificates in grief counseling, online teaching and clinical and translational research methods. Dr. Wypij’s particular clinical interests include canine lymphoma and mast cell tumors; feline cancer of all types, especially oral; and palliative and hospice care.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Oncology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Internship, Oncology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Daemen College, Amherst NY
Dr. Wypij enjoys dancing the Argentine tango, hiking, camping or chasing after her two children.