Staff Directory - Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists

Internal Medicine:

Laura J. Smallwood, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM is our founder and Medical Director. She obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1984, followed by a small animal medicine internship at Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Smallwood completed her small animal internal medicine residency program at the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. She was a general veterinary practitioner for a three year period between her internship and residency training. Dr. Smallwood has practiced specialty veterinary medicine in Atlanta since 1990.
   Internal Medicine:

Jennifer McCown, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM.  Dr. McCown completed her veterinary training in 2005 at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her small animal medicine and surgery internship at a multi-specialty hospital in Florida in 2006, and her small animal medicine residency at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Dr. McCown joined Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists after practicing in a specialty and emergency hospital in California for four years.
 
 
 Internal Medicine:

Kelly O'Neill, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM.
Dr. O’Neill completed her veterinary training in 2010 at Colorado State University.  She completed her small animal medicine and surgery internship at VCA Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, CT in 2011, and her small animal medicine residency at The Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. Dr. O’Neill joins Saint Francis Veterinary Specialists after the successful completion of her requirements to be granted diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
 
Emergency Medicine:

Katie Belz, DVM.
Dr. Belz obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2007 from the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine. Next, she completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Belz then completed her residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at Virginia Tech College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Belz sucessfully passed the ACVIM Board examination in June, 2011. 
Radiology:

Tasha M. Axam, DVM, Dipl. ACVR is our radiologist. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She completed a small animal surgery and medicine internship at the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, and completed her residency in diagnostic imaging at the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008.

Directory

Veterinarian Patient Referrals & Reception Desk:
email:   referrals@sfvs.com   phone: 404-924-2000

Staff Contact Information

Name: Position: Phone:  Email:
Emergency Doctor on Duty  Emergency Doctor on Duty  404-924-2000 ext. 115   
Emergency Technician on Duty  Emergency Technician on Duty 404-924-2000 ext. 114   
Dr. Laura Smallwood Diplomate ACVIM - Internal Medicine & Medical Dir. 404-924-2000 ext. 110 lsmallwood@sfvs.com
Dr. Jennifer McCown Diplomate ACVIM - Internal Medicine  404-924-2000 ext. 127 jmccown@sfvs.com 
Dr. Kelly O'Neill  Diplomate ACVIM - Internal Medicine  404-924-2000 ext. 106  koneill@sfvs.com 
Dr. Tasha M. Axam Diplomate ACVR - Diagnostic Imaging 404-924-2000 ext. 130 taxam@sfvs.com
Tommy Meers, CVPM Hospital Administration 404-924-2000 ext. 108 tmeers@sfvs.com
Matt Laing, CVT  Practice Manager, Human Resources 404-924-2000 ext. 116 mlaing@sfvs.com
Raven Smith  Client Service Manager  404-924-2000 ext. 150  rsmith@sfvs.com 
Mary Van Gundy, RVT Inventory Manager 404-924-2000 ext. 107 mvangundy@sfvs.com
Fairleigh Hoots  Surgery Assistant 404-924-2000 ext. 126  fhoots@sfvs.com 
Leslie Roberts, RVT  Chemotherapy Technician 404-924-2000 ext. 131 lroberts@sfvs.com
Amanda Reed, RVT  Diagnostic Imaging Technician 404-924-2000 ext. 132 areed@sfvs.com
Cam McSween  Internal Medicine Assistant  404-924-2000 ext. 102  cmcsween@sfvs.com 
John Ashley, RVT  Internal Medicine Technician  404-924-2000 ext. 117  jashley@sfvs.com
Jay McDaniel, RVT  Internal Medicine Technician  404-924-2000 ext. 117  jmcdaniel@sfvs.com
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