Our vets.

Jordan Ayers

DVM, MS

On The Job

Dr. Jordan Ayers is passionate about all things oncology and really enjoys the bonds she forms with clients and patients. She has participated in research on mammary tumors, osteosarcoma, melanoma, gastrointestinal tumors and lymphoma.

Education

  • Master of Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, Denver, CO
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Off Duty

Dr. Ayers and her family love all water sports and help run a small water conservation non-profit. She has a mini cattle dog mix who enjoys snuggles and chasing lizards in the yard.

Ellen Belknap

DVM, MS, DACVIM (LAIM), DACVO
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology

On The Job

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.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Residency, Veterinary Ophthalmology, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Large Animal Internal Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Master of Science, Clinical Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens

Off Duty

Dr. Belknap and her husband enjoy playing tennis, spending time on the lake, hiking, gardening, and hardscaping. Although they spend time with their four adult sons, most often they are seen being entertained by Rocksey (Labrador puppy), Lindy (Cavalier King Charles), and Maggie (matronly Brittany Spaniel).

Amanda Brown

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

In addition to emergency medicine, Dr. Amanda Brown is interested in neurology.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. Brown enjoys relaxing with her boxer mix, Adeline, and pet Hereford cow.

Kelly Brunick

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Kelly Brunick finds emergency medicine particularly gratifying, and her interests include metabolic diseases and wound management.

Education

  • Clinical Rotation, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George's University, Grenada
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Kennesaw State University, GA

Off Duty

Dr. Brunick and her husband also enjoy craft beer, traveling, hiking and kayaking. Her family consists of three dogs, three cats and one snake.

Sarah Camlic

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Sarah Camlic’s special interests include emergency and critical care and zoological medicine, especially in terms of applying gold-standard canine/feline critical care to non-traditional species.

Education

  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Avian & Exotic Medicine, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Binghamton University, NY

Off Duty

Dr. Camlic has two tuxedo cats: Duncan and Domino. Her hobbies include CrossFit, cooking, painting (with enthusiasm, if not skill), and running.

Sarah Carr

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Sarah Carr particularly enjoys treating trauma cases and surgical emergencies.

Education

  • 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

Cassandra Dyal

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Cassandra Dyal finds all aspects of emergency medicine gratifying, especially saving lives and making patients feel better.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA

Off Duty

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.

Hannah Jacobs

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

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.

Education

  • Clinical Rotation, Auburn University, AL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George's University, Grenada
  • Bachelor Science, Biology, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Off Duty

Dr. Jacobs enjoys being on the water, practicing yoga, and outdoor activities with her fiancé.

Sarah Morris

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Publications & Articles

Thomas Nelson

DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery

On The Job

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.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Animal Specialty Group, Los Angeles, CA
  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Emily Oliver

DVM

Emergency Medicine

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Nashville Veterinary Specialists, TN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal and Poultry Sciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
  • Bachelor of Science, Agribusiness, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg

Jim Whitehead

DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Jim Whitehead has special interests in immune-mediated diseases, endocrine diseases and gastrointestinal diseases.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Publications & Articles