Trusted Local Veterinarian in Virginia-Highland, Atlanta, GA

At our Virginia-Highland animal hospital, we deliver the same high level of care you’ve come to expect from The Village Vets in a brand new, convenient location situated right above Spot for Dogs.


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Vets Dedicated to Your Pets

Your pets are family and we treat them as such. Our Virginia-Highland veterinarians are dedicated to the health and happiness of your furry family.

Dr. Draper
Dr. Tyler
Dr. Anneke Lothridge
Dr. Blake Shessel

Welcome to The Village Vets Virginia-Highland

At The Village Vets, we pride ourselves on being a haven for Virginia-Highland and the greater Atlanta pet community. We know your pet means the world to you, and that means the world to us. At our Virginia-Highland, GA location, we provide full-service veterinary care to meet your pet’s every need so they can enjoy a long, healthy, and happy life with you. We also have several sister locations in the Atlanta area, including a 24/7 hospital in Decatur. See all our locations here.

Full-Service Pet Care in Virginia-Highland, Atlanta

Wellness Care

We put a strong emphasis on preventive medicine to keep your pet healthy and happy for many more years to come. Our vets recommend seeing your pet annually, and sometimes twice a year for older pets. Wellness exams are designed for early detection of disease and include:

  • A nose-to-tail physical
  • Blood work and diagnostic screenings
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Parasite prevention
  • And more

Dental Care

Dental disease is the single most common disease in cats and dogs, but it can be entirely prevented. At The Village Vets, we take dental care seriously and offer complete teeth cleaning services to keep disease at bay. Our teeth cleaning services are performed with your pet under general anesthesia for their safety and comfort and include:

  • Digital dental X-rays
  • Scaling and polishing of the teeth
  • Extractions, if needed
  • And more


Vaccinations are an essential part of your pet’s preventive care. They protect your pet for potentially deadly disease. Our veterinarians follow the vaccination guidelines of the American Animal Hospital Association, and we only ever give pets the vaccines they truly need to be healthy. When forming a personalized vaccination plan for your pet, we’ll look at their:

  • Age
  • Health condition
  • Lifestyle


Allergies are very common in Atlanta, and they often cause itchy, irritated skin in pets, making dermatology the choice branch of medicine to soothe their symptoms and address the root cause of the allergy. Our dermatology services include:

  • Cytology (skin cell analysis)
  • Allergy tests through a blood sample
  • A wide range of allergy treatment options


Our veterinarians are skilled in performing a wide range of soft tissue procedures including spays and neuters, foreign body removals, mass removals, cystotomies, and more. In every procedure, we make your pet’s safety our top priority and use the highest safety standards in the industry to ensure they have a safe procedure and a smooth recovery. Some of our safety protocols include:

  • Pre-anesthetic blood work and exam
  • An IV catheter that supplies warmed fluids
  • Extensive monitoring of their vitals
  • Pain medication to minimize their discomfort


Our Virginia-Highland location is right next to a full-fledged dog boarding, daycare, and grooming center, Spot for Dogs. Spot for Dogs offers an open play concept where dogs are out and about playing during the day and then cozying up at night safely in a kennel. At Spot for Dogs, your dog will enjoy:

  • A day of play with dogs of a similar temperament
  • Comfortable overnight boarding for dogs of all sizes
  • Old-fashioned dog bathing

Online Vet Visits

We recognize that it’s not always easy to make it into our animal hospital, which is why we offer virtual vet visits through our telemedicine app TeleTails. With TeleTails, you’ll be able to request a virtual consultation with your veterinarian for a variety of pet care services including:

  • Recheck appointments
  • Post-op follow-up
  • Behavioral changes
  • Skin conditions
  • And more

Our Sister Locations

In addition to our Virginia-Highland location, we have 4 other convenient Atlanta-area hospitals to serve you.


Buckhead delivers full-service care to North Atlanta. Find out more on their site.

stone mountain

Stone Mountain is our original location featuring extensive boarding and grooming services. Visit our site to see all that we offer.


Our Decatur-Ponce hospital offers full-service care and emergency medicine during regular business hours.


Westside is one of our newer locations serving the community on the west end of Atlanta.

24-hour emergency

For 24/7 emergency care without extra fees, contact The Village Vets 24-Hour Emergency.

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