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Best Veterinarians in Atlanta

Our Recommended Top 11

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Atlanta Veterinarians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Roswell, GA 30075

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4.5 (33)

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Chattahoochee Animal Clinic provides professional grooming, dental care, preventative medicine, dermatology, radiography, soft tissue surgery, and laser therapy. The veterinary clinic, based in Roswell, has cat-only examination rooms with cat toys and a cat tree to reduce stress in feline patients. The practice was voted Best Veterinary Clinic of 2015 by Kudzu. Pet owners have praised Chattahoochee Animal Clinic for its caring staff who go above and beyond.

Atlanta, GA 30318

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4.8 (111)
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4.5 (91)
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4.2 (35)

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PetWell Veterinary Healthcare has served the Atlanta area since 2009. The veterinary clinic provides wellness exams, vaccinations, dental care, geriatric care, flea and heartworm prevention, behavioral medicine, and microchipping. The clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association and is a partner of Pet Health Network and Doguroo. Pet owners have praised the practice for its staff's good communication and expert care.

Atlanta, GA 30305

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4.5 (65)

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Furkids is Georgia's largest animal rescue and no-kill shelter. The Atlanta pet clinic has cage-free pet shelters where its dogs and cats reside until adoption. Furkids specializes in preventative care, spaying, and neutering for dogs and cats. The shelter was voted Best in America by Independent Charities of America.

Atlanta, GA 30339

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Since 1971, Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic has provided medical and surgical care for cats and dogs. The Atlanta pet clinic provides senior pet care, dentistry, dermatology, flea control, nutritional counseling, preventative health programs, and other care options. Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic partners with Atlanta Boxer Rescue and Atlanta Pet Rescue to help animals find their forever homes. Pet owners have praised the clinic for its upbeat, helpful, and caring staff.

Atlanta, GA 30305

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4.5 (22)
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5.0 (10)

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Veterinary Center of Buckhead is a full-service veterinary clinic that provides immunization, microchips, wellness programs, dental care, flea treatment, pain management, and euthanasia services. The practice specializes in stem cell procedures that treat canine osteoarthritis, immune-mediated polyarthritis, and tendon and ligament injuries. The clinic has a full pharmacy of veterinary medication. The doctor is on the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Humane Society. Clients attest to the practice's thorough, detailed, and knowledgeable team.

Decatur, GA 30030

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3.5 (181)
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4.5 (57)

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The Village Vets has served the Atlanta area since 2001. The full-service veterinary hospital provides preventative care, surgery, dentistry, and boarding for pets. The practice also boards rescue dogs and cats that are up for adoption. The clinic won the Atlanta's Best Vets award in Atlanta magazine's Best of Atlanta Contest. The founders of The Village Vets have each practiced veterinary medicine for more than 20 years. Clients have praised the clinic for its down to earth, professional, and friendly staff.

Atlanta, GA 30318

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3.5 (30)
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4.6 (14)

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Since 1992, Treehouse Animal Clinic has cared for dogs, cats, and pocket pets. The Atlanta veterinary clinic provides vaccinations, surgery such as spaying and neutering, dental cleanings, alternative therapy, grooming, and nutritional counseling. The owner of the clinic has more than 10 years of experience in the veterinary field. Pet owners have praised Treehouse Animal Clinic for its friendly, knowledgeable staff and the doctor's gentle, considerate care.

Atlanta, GA 30305

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5.0 (95)

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Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital has served the Atlanta area since 1974. The practice is a full-service clinic that provides general veterinary care, animal rehabilitation and acupuncture, hospitalization, boarding, surgery, and dentistry. The clinic also provides home delivery of pet pharmaceutical medicine. Clients have praised the veterinarians and staff at Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital for their professional, caring, and helpful attitudes.

Atlanta, GA 30318

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3.5 (104)
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4.6 (95)

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The Ark Animal Hospital has 24-hour emergency care services available. The family-owned and operated Atlanta veterinary clinic provides preventative medicine, surgical care, dentistry, diagnostics, and grooming. The clinic cares for cats and dogs as well as exotic pets, including ferrets, rabbits, reptiles, birds, gerbils, guinea pigs, rats, and mice. Pet owners have praised The Ark Animal Hospital for its friendly, caring staff and their expertise.

Atlanta, GA 30341

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4.5 (6)

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Atlanta Veterinary Skin & Allergy Clinic specializes in dermatological care for pets. The Atlanta practice has a wide range of skin care services available, including diagnostic and treatment options for the skin, coat, ears, oral cavity, and nails for issues such as allergic, infectious, parasitic, hormonal, immune-mediated, and congenital causes. Atlanta Veterinary Skin & Allergy Clinic won the Atlanta Small Business Award in the Veterinarians category in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Decatur, GA 30030

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4.8 (2)

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Clairmont Animal Hospital has served the Atlanta area for more than 25 years. The pet clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association and provides allergy testing, cancer treatment, dental care, eye care, pain management, and senior pet care. The practice won the Angie's List Super Service Award in 2014 and is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. Clairmont Animal Hospital is accredited as a Cat-Friendly Practice by the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

    Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.
  • How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

    This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

  • What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

    Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

  • Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

    Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

  • How often should my pets be vaccinated?

    In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

  • Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

    Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

  • Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

    According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.