Compassionate care for your cherished companion—that’s All Creatures Animal Hospital’s pledge to you and your pet. Whether you are here for a new puppy exam, a nose-to-tail wellness visit, or for the specialized care of a pocket pet, bird, or reptile, our team is dedicated to providing the outstanding veterinary care your beloved pet deserves. Our family-friendly hospital is unwavering in its commitment to your pet’s wellbeing, and our veterinarians are passionate about partnering with you to provide the education and support you and your pet need for a lifetime of happiness.
All Creatures Animal Hospital is proud to announce the newest additions to our veterinary team, Dr. Julia Hill and Dr. Debra Gohr. Dr. Julia Hill, originally from Chicago, IL, earned her B.S. in Biology from Ball State University in 2000. She obtained her DVM from The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015 with an emphasis on Zoological medicine. Dr. Hill has already acquired experience in the field of exotic animal medicine working at the North Carolina Zoo and at the Clinic for the rehabilitation of wildlife on Sanibel Island, Fl for her externships.
Dr. Debra Gohr, from Marietta, Georgia, earned her Bachelor’s Degree in political science from Northwestern Chicago. She earned her DVM from The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Dr. Gohr has also acquired extensive experience in the field of veterinary medicine by working in both animal shelters and private practices. We are so excited to grow our practice with two new team members to better serve our clients and patients.
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33 2482 Mount Vernon RdAtlanta, GA 30338 (770) 393-3400 Since 1997, when we lived in the Dunwoody area, we have enjoyed the kind, attentive, services of Dr. Mike and Dr. Karolyn at All Creatures. Both are highly skilled, and deeply empathetic. Our dogs actually look forward to a visit there! Our weeks-old Aussie--"Frisco"-was our first puppy, and my husband and I later adopted an older pup--a Golden Retriever from Golden Retriever Rescue Association of Atlanta, "Chewy", whom we re-named "Louie".
"Louie" lived to be almost 15 years old (!!), and we credit the great care at All Creatures for his good quality of life and longevity! Cancer is common in Australian Shepherds, and "Frisco" succumbed at nearly 11 years old, but the care and compassion shown us, was life-changing. In 2009, we adopted a female GSD, "Afton", from "Big Canoe Animal Rescue", and then a male GSD in 2011, and the female is now almost 11, and in great shape, and the male is nearly 9, and has the energy of a puppy! We are very happy with ALL the doctors at All Creatures, and have stayed loyal to them, even though we live far from their office.
Highly Recommend them, as they give DETAILED analysis and handout sheets, after each and every visit, so that you understand every condition or issue, your dog may have. They love animals, at All Creatures Animal Hospital! (And their techs and front desk staff--especially Daniel--rock, too!) I will never come here again. This is like a horror story for animals. I will share my experience as a pet owner of a bird, but my concerns extend to any pet owner.
1. They had loud hip hop music playing as soon as you walk in. For anyone who knows what a good vet clinic should be, you know that loud music (besides calming one), stresses out a pet. Particularly first time visits. 2. The place looked so dirty. Maintenance and up keep is clearly not on their list of priorities. 3. The prices are ridiculous. My impression from this place was that they try to gouge your eyes out with as many smaller expenses as possible.
My total ticket was going to be $300 for an annual checkup for my bird plus nail/beak/wing trim with 3 vaccines (that not a single pet clinic has ever told me I needed for my pet bird). Ridiculous! She is a tint green cheeked conure. 4. The rooms in which you wait with your pet are unsanitary. I saw what was either a flea or a chigger and had to immediately kill it. It grossed me out 5. THEY DONT DO YOUR PETS CHECKUP IN FRONT OF YOU!!! I don't know if this was just the case because I have a bird, but it was so concerning!! Every single clinic I've ever been to does everything right in front of you because they have nothing to hide.
This is where the horror story began. 6. As soon as they took my pet to the back, I started hearing loud barking. It seemed like the dog was very distressed. No one was attending it. Then another dog sounded like it came it. A caucophony of barks ensued and it broke my heart! I can tell the difference between a happy bark and a "get me out of here" bark, and all the dogs I heard sounded incredibly distressed.
Then I heard my poor baby bird squawking!! It broke my heart because i recognize that squawk from when she's at home and wants me to call back (it's a train from wild birds to help them know where their pack is). She did not stop squawking the entire time of 10-15 mins :( this was just for an annual checkup and the trim!! That usually takes 10 mins MAX and no need to do it away from the owner. 7. The vet comes in and says she wants to "talk" to me bc she's concerned for my bird.
She essentially told me I wasn't taking good care of her. I have raised birds (free range in my home) for 15 yrs. my uncle raises and treats birds of all sorts. I snuggle with her, we watch movies togethers, and she essentially is pampered more than any other bird I know. What pissed me off about this "talk" was that she CLEARLY had NO idea what she was talking about. If she knew anything about birds, particularly conures, she knows they are extremely dependent on their owners.
So why did she take her away from me for a simple check up and trim? She would know that kind noises, like barks, scare birds. Yet her clinic does nothing to create an atmosphere where all animals will feel comfortable. She would know that conures are afraid of new surroundings. So why didn't she cover my bird up or hold her up close when taking her to the back? She was also telling me that I needed to change my birds bottom portion of cage DAILY.
Everywhere I have read it says to do this max once a week, min once a month. She said peanuts (like those at baseball games) are bad for birds. Every avail vet I've known say these are great foraging snacks. 8. I asked the vet to bring back my bird so I could be with her during the trim. They bring her back and literally as soon as the vet and assistant walk in, she jumps to my chest, and cannot stop shaking.
CLEARLY these people did something to scare her while she was with her bc she has NEVER had that kind of reaction. In short - this is a cheap clinic who knows nothing on how to take care of pets. They are extremely over priced. Lack sanitation. Pets sound and look consistently in panic. DONT GO HERE!!!! We were referred to All Creatures Animal Hospital after moving to Atlanta by another vet, when one of our lizards became sick.
We had some experience with reptiles before, and knew how these pets require specialists who understand their physiology- and thanked the referring vet for having advised us to go elsewhere. All Creatures' office is friendly and accommodating. The appointments are well-orchestrated, the front desk staff is really helpful, and the facility is clean. We ended up having some serious issues with the manner in which Drs.
Akins handled our lizards' illnesses. Our bearded dragon had a swollen toe when we first brought him in. X-rays were done, and he was put on Baytril, an oral antibiotic. During the course of the treatment over the upcoming weeks, his condition became worse and worse. We began seeing bumps and hives on his skin, his appetite decreased, the claws on his foot fell out, and the toe which was at first swollen had become necrotic.
We continued to go to All Creatures, and were told not to worry- as the antibiotics need a long time to take effect. Blood tests were then done after a few months, We ended up moving across the country to another state and took our dragon to a veterinary teaching hospital; where we were dismayed to learn that the infection was fungal, and had progressed far past the point of recovery. He had to be put down.
We also had an African Fat-tailed Gecko which we brought in due to having lost his appetite and seeing blood in his stool. We were told by Dr Akins not to worry, that he was healthy and "needed to lose weight anyway". We brought him home, and made another appointment with All Creatures a week after seeing the symptoms becoming more severe and losing 20% of his weight. He was then given a stool test, and put on an anti-pinworm medicine.
It was too late by then, and he died days later. At the end of the day, we lost two pets to bad practice. This could have been avoided if All Creatures had done the requisite testing at first. In our Bearded Dragon's case, the doctor at the teaching hospital asked why blood work hadn't been done earlier... we couldn't answer that. With our gecko, the doctor didn't do an examination at first and only took a visual look to say that he looked healthy.
Exotic pets need special doctors, and I would advise anyone in the Atlanta area to not make the same mistake we did, and FULLY do their research before choosing where to take their pet reptile. There's a lot I can say about this,place, but I will try to stick to facts and also limit the perception to be informative. Only to prevent someone from thinking this hospital is going to provide the best care.
I may edit this to include more details when I have the strength to do so. What I will provide is that they treated a critical case when they should have released my pups care to a location with more support. From what I observed the location is understaffed and took an influx over a busy holiday weekend. They said he would be monitored every 3 to 4 hours. The prior veterinarian I went to suggest being fed every 2 hours.
They said they would not do that, but would closely monitor and feed 3 to 4 times a day. With the monitoring of at least every 4 hours, I thought this would be okay with the iv. Then they call to state in the morning when they came back he didntmake it overnight and they are sorry I was under the impression of him being observed overnight. Apparently if it's not in writing they can change their mind and not inform you.
This in my view is negligent. If they had informed me that they had changed the course of action in his care this would of allowed me an opportunity to relocate him sooner. I was robbed of my beloved puppy and a chance to give him 100% attentive care. This is not to test knowledge or skills this is them taking away a choice and wanting me to pay for services not fully rendered. Ask them how many pets are assigned to each doctor ,ask them details, get it in writing or better yet go somewhere you trust.
There are friendly people there,there are skilled people there, but the communication is not as frequent as they have not enough staff to relay information in a timely fashion. I had visited other vets. I didn't return to those locations because they were places stating they didnt do overnight And daytime care, the very thing I needed for him. These are not small differences. Besides vaccinations think twice is my opinion.
Another thing, I didn't buy my pet from Petland. My pup may or may not of made it, but he was not monitored the way I was told. Not guessed, told. It was the last question I asked the female technician when I last saw my puppy. Is he watched at least every 3 to 4 hours? If she hadn't said yes, I would of gone elsewhere point blank Good riddance! Been waiting to write a review for this place! We were first introduced to All Creatures by Petland, Dunwoody where we got our pup.
It's our first pet, so naturally, we went here as recommended. Over the past 3 years that we have been coming here, the following were the issues. 1) On our first visit, we were recommended a food brand that is actually not that healthy. This shows that they're more about financial gain than anything because I'm sure they get something extra by the brand. This was very small to dismiss and we did our own research and switched over to Blue Buffalo right away.
2) Anesthesia shot?... All Creatures recommended that we do surgery on our dog's mouth as one of her tooth was trapped underneath the gum so they wanted to make a slit to let it out. Okay, we agreed and on the day of the surgery, they declined to do the surgery, as they found out that the tooth was backwards and can be more harmful to grow it out than let nature take its course. That's totally fine, but they still charged me for $250 anesthesia? So do they put the dog to sleep for the X-ray? Even if so, I would think the cost should have been reduced as they did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING but waste my time and $$$! 3) Heart guard medicine.
.. So not sure if this is actually mandatory but we have been recommended to get this since we got our pup. That's fine, but every time we order from All Creatures, there's been a delay in delivery. Our dog is an indoor dog, so even the delay was acceptable, but on top of that, we had to go get the medicine from All Creatures EVERY TIME, even though we have specifically worked with the front desk staff to get it delivered directly to our house.
Even worse, we have to do follow up calls to even track it down to find out that it's been delivered to the vet, not our house. You would think they would give you a call in this instance, but no... With frustration, I did blow up last time and the guy at the front desk did try to make this right and got it delivered to our house, but still with delays from the vendor and when I called the vet, one of the ladies at the front desk had me on hold and never picked up the call.
I have no words... even writing this at this moment makes me angry. 4) Quarterly check up... This was the last draw... Recently, All creatures "added" quarterly check up. Don't bother because it's a waste of time and $. We waited to see the doctor and all she did was give our dog a nice long stretch... and that was it, our dog is in good condition. I do that every morning for free... Again, it shows that All Creatures is just out for the $$$.
After all this, I think I was fairly generous giving this place 3 stars. 3 stars for 3 years of taking care of my dog's health, whether it was good or bad experience. But definitely would not recommend this place and I'm thrilled we have found a new place that is CARING and ORGANIZED. Staff is friendly, knowledge, and seem genuinely interested in you and your animals. I bring my exotics to this location, and pricing is excellent for their care.
They also had great recommendations for pet insurance, should I ever need it. The staff love looking at and interacting with your animals. Follow up calls from the Dr. Are great, makes you feel welcome and very well cared for. Never have I felt so welcome at a vet. I don't have experience with them for anything but exotics, but I highly recommend them! Someone who obviously works for this company sends me something in my compliments on yelp that was far from a compliment saying I am slandering the business.
This was my experience and I'm obviously not the only dissatisfied client. Have gone here a few years, however, after many times thinking I would change I finally am... A dog got hit by a car and I asked for help and they are denying this sweet dog assistance that I know they have because they did it for my and my neighbor's dog. It is unfortunate they must be greedy and unwilling to help an animal in need simply because financially he needs help.
I am a patient that has paid many a time over and over for thousands. Whatever you do, do NOT take your pet here!!!!! If you care about your pet at all, please do not do it!!! I usually take my cats to be groomed at Petsmart, and when they stopped grooming cats at my local store I asked where they recommended I go and I was suggested All Creatures Animal hospital. My cats are only 11 month old Persians and they're the sweetest, well-tempered cats.
Surprisingly enough for cats, they actually don't mind being bathed and every time I brought them to Petsmart everyone would remark how good they were and how they wished they could keep them there forever and how they weren't scared at all of the water or the dryers. Whenever I bring my cats to the vet, they also always compliment how good-tempered they are, how sweet they are, and how they never are scared of people.
.. So you can imagine my surprise when I pick up my cats and I find out that the boy, Tyrion, had been very stressed, scared, struggled against the groomer, and even hissed at her. Considering I've only heard my cat hiss one since taking him home at 12 weeks of age from the breeder (it was actually the night I took him to his new home because he was scared and had never been anywhere new before)...
I was shocked. Little did I know that this experience at the groomer was the start of something majorly terrible happening to my cat. It started when that night I saw that he had an accident on the floor. Odd. That's never happened before. So I cleaned it up and noticed that Tyrion was having trouble using the litter box. He'd sit in there for about 15 minutes at a time and not be able to go. Weird.
Maybe he's a little constipated? Over the next few days I noticed he was having problems up until that Monday-Wednesday when he stopped using the litter box all together. So that very Thursday (exactly a week after he'd been groomed) I took him to the vet to see what was wrong and explained how I'd taken them to All Creatures to get groomed and that night he was having problems. As soon as I mentioned the name "All Creatures Animal Hospital" the vet technician told me how that place has like 40 lawsuits against them and how she's always treating animals that have had poor experiences at All Creatures and that she's been trying to shut them down for years.
She immediately thought that he must have been traumatized, especially given how sweet and well behaved he was even at the vet. They couldn't figure out what was immediately wrong on the outset, so they did a urinanalysis and found out that he has cystitis. They changed his diet and I picked up the new food the very next day on Friday. But by Sunday night, I found a huge pool of blood in the kitchen and my cat just lying next to it looking up at me.
Obviously, I brought my cat to an emergency 24hr vet clinic. Based on everything that was going on with him, they kept asking me if he'd been stressed lately because they only thing that could bring this on so severely in such a young cat is stress. We're there any changes to his environment? Any new people? Anything that could stress him out at home? Etc etc. I literally live alone with my two cats and no one besides myself has been in my home.
My cats are SUCH happy cats, there is NOTHING and I repeat NOTHING stressful about their living conditions. I explained this to them and told them that the only stress that my cat had been under was the day this all started, and that was when I took him to be groomed at All Creatures Animal hospital. They determined that the rapid amount of stress he was under at the groomer must have worked at a catalyst to change what might have just been a minor uninary track infection into a full blown, very bad case of cystitis.
This cystitis was the start of all of these other issues that he's developing and now I'm stuck with a vet bill for thousands of dollars and my cat has been at the hospital for two days now, and they're saying that it'll be at least another 2-3 days!!!! This is crazy. What the hell did they do to my poor cat at this place??? Whatever you do, do NOT take your pets here! I have taken all of my fur babies to Dr.
Karolyn and Dr. Mike since they opened their Animal Hospital. They are the BEST!!! My animals have done so well under their TLC! The entire staff are so knowledgable, kind, and caring. I am so pleased with this gem of a hospital in the middle of Dunwoody. I cannot even begin to thank them all enough for their years of caring for our cats and dogs! They are an EXCELLENT operation! I have a Yellow-Naped Amazon Parrot and They are sooo good with him.
Very knowledgable and includes pet owners to better understand our furry friends :) I came here to take my Sun Conure who was losing feathers and had bald spots appearing. The staff were friendly and all but It just didn't seem like they knew anything, ANYTHING at all with my bird. I spent a total of 500$ and some change in a span of three visits, yet they still could not give me ANY info.. I did some research on my own and I think he has this kind of rare feather disease, which actually is untreatable, but I'd have at least liked ANY kind of info or assurance from trained professionals.
Even if they had told me i the beginning that there'd be no guarantee to find anything because of the nature of the disease, but nothing. I felt like I was left in the dark and I just hope to the highest points in my heart that I was not just swindled out of 500$. I am not saying they dont know what they're doing, but I just feel like they could do better with communicating and not making me feel like I just gave up my money for nothing.
Just be sure to obtain all the info you can when coming here. Ohhhhh how not happy I am to actually be bringing yelp into this. I bought my pup from Petland Dunwoody and immediately started bringing my dog to all creatures as that was the "vet of choice". Wanting the best for my dog, and trusting Petland, I booked his "if you take him to All creatures within two days we'll cover it" check up, which was on a Sunday.
They covered all the shots he would need; told me he didn't like the food he was eating, pushed me to get expensive canned food because "in the back he ate it all".. he hasn't touched the canned food since.... One week later I brought him back for a visit because he had an upper respiratory infection, they gave him antibiotics and told me to check back in as week as it could be common that he may need another round.
His cough wasn't better so I, of course, brought him back in for another big $. Five trips later, he has half the shots required, each trip costing $80-$100. One week after the last shot, he has an ear infection. Brought him in and it was the same story with "maybe needing two rounds". Flash forward all this crap, he needs to be fixed. happened to be at another vet doing a favor for mom and was shocked to know i've been being overcharged for months.
do your research I just had my first experience with All Creatures yesterday when I went to get my bearded dragon checked for worms and parasites. The staff was kind, knowledgeable, quick, and thorough. They gave him a physical and printed off a full report assessing different aspects of his health. I was impressed! I'm giving 4 stars because it was pricy, but they're one of the few exotic/reptile vets in metro Atlanta, so for me it's worth it (and I live in Decatur!).
I was worried about the health of my 3 pet rats so I brought them to All Creatures Animal Hospital. I explained to them that Willie's eye was crusting shut and Petey was sluggish and breathing hard. After a couple hours they called to update me of their health status: an eye infection,respiratory infection, and lice. After a couple days of treating them with antibiotics the symptoms went away and they were back to their happy, play full selves.
The vet nailed it on the head with what was wrong, and thanks to them Dexter, Petey, and Willie are doing great!!! I appreciated the follow up calls and would highly recommend taking your pets here!!! I have used All Creatures for years for my pet dove and they have been fabulous. They go above and beyond in all areas of care and service. Would never use another avian vet! I take my dog Blu here and I think they give him really good care, I trust them and even when I couldn't make my appointment, they attended to him when I came in.
The only recommendation I can make regarding this animal clinic is to look elsewhere for the care of your pets. Tuxedo, a domestic, tame duck was found injured on a pond. He was driven 90 miles to this animal hospital for proper avian care but was instead euthanized because of a bill injury that was NOT life threatening. The young lady that brought Tux was told that he was "wildlife" and that she could not have him back, by law, and could only be released to a rescue.
He was not "presented" as wildlife and it is clear that he was a domestic. Believing this untruth, she agreed to sign her rights to Tux over using Department of Natural Resources Wildlife forms. Within hours there were calls, emails and Facebook messages sent to the clinic with offers to cover the bill (no pun intended!). Several certified rescues said that they were interested in taking him, though it was not necessary as it was clear that Tux was a domestic duck.
.. likely an escaped pet judging by his comfort with people. Offers of help were never acknowledged as it is likely Tux was put down as soon as the Good Samaritan left. Days later, the clinic made a statement asserting that there was an old infected fracture in his jaw and he was suffering. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that an infection can be fought. The night before, he was eating, yawning, quacking and playing happily.
This "old fracture" was apparently something that had healed just fine. They still have not responded to correspondence from the young lady who went out of her way to save him. The actions of the "doctors" at this clinic demonstrate a lack of ethics, professionalism, empathy and understanding of the value of life. It is clear that the decision to end Tuxedo's life was based on economics and laziness.
I'm sure they never believed that a lot of people would happily adopt a duck with a bill injury. This was a life that they disposed of for all the wrong reasons. Furthermore, the cowardly way the aftermath was handled is deplorable. They thought no one was looking when they killed him. Remember: It's what you do when you think no one is looking that shows your true character. They may care satisfactorily for your pets because they are being paid.
BUT, look what happened when they thought it was charity. I would not let my pet anywhere near that type of person. Wouldn't go anywhere else for health care and boarding for my two dogs. My beagle had anal gland problems for several years before I was directed to a sergeant for removing them ... so glad I found this place. Dr. Mike took my beagle into his own home for recovery just in case anything urgent came up during the night.
Since the surgery we have been taking our dogs for yearly checkups and boarding. They have very competitive prices and tell me the exact cost of service before I drop them off. Highly recommend it to anyone in the area. Luckily I am a few minutes away but I would definitely drive a long distance if I had to! This is a sad story. We took our rabbit, Good Bunny, here when she lost the use of her hind legs overnight.
We were asked to let her be x-rayed, and so we agreed even with a few hundred dollar price tag. From there the doctor said there wasn't anything wrong with her back, but her knees were bad and to give her cosequin (which of course they sold) and see if that helps. Well, the next day i found her life-long partner, Bad Bunny, fully paralyzed and gasping for breath. We called the vet multiple times to let them know that they had misdiagnosed her and the pair had most likely eaten something toxic, (they free range and the vet knew this) and to call in some meds bc there was a chance we could save them.
We then left for the hospital that afternoon so that I could give birth. Of course that was special but the day was clearly tainted thinking about my bunnies in agony. We kept trying to reach them over the next 24 hours but they just kept saying they'd tell the vet or to bring the bunnies in. (Sure, let me just put my labor on pause and do that!!). My father had to euthanize them bc they got to a point of no return.
About 10 days later they called to do a follow up from the appointment and see how Good Bunny was fairing. Really?!? I'd expect better service from any vet but especially one that charged us over $400 to misdiagnose our bunnies and then wouldn't return urgent phone calls. This all happened in Sept 2015, and it's only now I can write about it. I can't believe Good Bunny and Bad Bunny are gone. :-(