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.
|Director of 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.
Timothy James, DVM, CCRT. Dr. James graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Zoology. He studied tick-borne illnesses, specifically Lyme disease, at the State Laboratory of Hygiene. He decided not to pursue a career in research, opting for Veterinary medicine. He graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Dr. James was employed at 24-hour critical care and referral facilities in Indianapolis and Chattanooga.Dr. James became certified in Canine Rehabilitation in 2006 and has a special interest in neurological cases and sports injuries. He completed a residency in Canine and Feline Practice through the American Board of Veterinary Practicioners in 2007. Dr. James then completed his surgical residency in 2014.
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.
|Veterinarian Patient Referrals & Reception Desk:|
|email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 404-924-2000|
|Dr. Laura Smallwood||Diplomate ACVIM - Internal Medicine & Medical Dir.||404-924-2000 ext. email@example.com|
|Dr. Jennifer McCown||Diplomate ACVIM - Internal Medicine||404-924-2000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Kelly O'Neill||Diplomate ACVIM - Internal Medicine||404-924-2000 ext. email@example.com|
|Dr. Katie Belz||DVM - Director of Emergency Medicine||404-924-2000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Tasha M. Axam||Diplomate ACVR - Diagnostic Imaging||404-924-2000 ext. email@example.com|
|Dr. Timothy James||DVM, CCRT - Surgery||404-924-2000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Melissa Ehrlich||DVM - Emergency Clinician||404-924-2000 ext. email@example.com|
|Dr. Juliette Van Galder||DVM - Emergency Clinician||404-924-2000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Corinne Rehmann||DVM - Emergency Clinician||404-924-2000 ext. email@example.com|
|Dr. Danielia Bender||DVM - Emergency Clinician||404-924-2000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Bridgid Lammers||DVM - Emergency Clinician||404-924-2000 ext. email@example.com|
|Tommy Meers||CVPM, Administration, Finance, I.T.||404-924-2000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Matthew Laing||CVT, Practice Manager, H-R||404-924-2000 ext. email@example.com|
|Tamara Williams||Client Reception||404-924-2000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Liz Reed||Client Reception||404-924-2000 ext. email@example.com|
|Yvonne Reed||Client Reception||404-924-2000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Laura Lucas||Client Reception||404-924-2000 ext. email@example.com|
|Tyler Evans||Client Reception||404-924-2000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Scarlet Markle||Client Reception||404-924-2000 ext. email@example.com|
|Mary Van Gundy, RVT||Surgery Nurse||404-924-2000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fairleigh Hoots||Surgery Assistant||404-924-2000 ext. email@example.com|
|Ashley Smith||Surgery Assistant||404-924-2000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dixie Phillips, RVT||Surgery Nurse||404-924-2000 ext. email@example.com|
|Tajai Wallace||Internal Medicine Assistant||404-924-2000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Leslie Roberts, RVT||Internal Medicine Nurse||404-924-2000 ext. email@example.com|
|Amanda Reed, RVT||Diagnostic Imaging Nurse||404-924-2000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Zack Avery||Treatment Assistant||404-924-2000 ext. email@example.com|
|Amber Goldman||Diagnostic Imaging Assistant||404-924-2000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cam McSween||Internal Medicine Assistant||404-924-2000 ext. email@example.com|
|John Ashley, RVT||Internal Medicine Technician||404-924-2000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Michelle Gross, RVT||Emergency Nurse||404-924-2000 ext. email@example.com|
|Amy Linehan, RVT||Emergency Nurse||404-924-2000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lisa Nied, RVT||Emergency Nurse||404-924-2000 ext. email@example.com|
|Maribel Bahena||Emergency Assistant||404-924-2000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Aki Urrutia, RVT||Emergency Nurse||404-924-2000 ext. email@example.com|
|Carly Creek, RVT||Emergency Nurse||404-924-2000 ext. firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Karen Bryant||Emergency Assistant||404-924-2000 ext. email@example.com|