Meet Our Veterinarians

The team at our Buckhead location is as good as they get. Our veterinarians are passionate about practicing veterinary medicine coupled with nurturing the human-animal bond, which plays an important role in every pet's overall health. Learn more about our talented team below or call us at (404) 844-4824 to set up an appointment and meet them in person!

Veterinarians in Atlanta: Team Photo

A team with over of combined experience:

Dr. Amy Mathews

Since 2011

Dr. Amy Mathews grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee and graduated from the University of Tennessee's Veterinary School in 1986. Dr. Mathews has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Buckhead area since 1989.

She and her husband, Clay, live outside of Atlanta with Mr. B, a small mixed breed dog adopted from Atlanta Pet Rescue, Cutie Caboose Moon, who was brought into the Buckhead office as a stray kitten, and an African Grey Parrot named Mac. Dr. Mathews loves living in the country, bike riding, and reading.

Dr. Jessica Jenkins

Since 2013

Dr. Jenkins is a Georgia native who grew up in a small town just south of Savannah. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology at Armstrong Atlantic State University and then went on to receive her DVM at University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Prior to joining The Village Vets in 2013, Dr. Jenkins worked for a small animal practice in Myrtle Beach. She has a special interest in dentistry and internal medicine.

Dr. Jenkins currently resides in Smyrna, where she lives with her three-legged cat, Horatio. In her spare time, Dr. Jenkins enjoys nature walks, hiking, creating new recipes, and watching sports.

Dr. Alissa Stephens

Since 2011

Dr. Alissa Stephens grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey. In 2008, she graduated from Rutgers University and moved to Atlanta to complete an internship at Zoo Atlanta. She began vet school in 2011 at the University of Georgia and during the summer and winter breaks, worked as a vet assistant at TVV Buckhead. Dr. Stephens joined us as a vet in 2015. She is currently completing her certification in veterinary acupuncture at the Chi Institute in Florida. Her special interests include general surgery and acupuncture.

Dr. Stephens and her husband, Chris - practice manager at TVV - live in Canton with their four rescue dogs: Stitch, a Lab mix; Virginia, a Boxer/Anatolian Shepherd mix; Madison, a Pitbull mix; and Captain Jack, a German Shepherd mix.

Dr. Vrinda Nargund

Since 2014

Dr. Nargund grew up in Meadville, Pennsylvania. She completed a 7-year joint undergraduate and veterinary medicine program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Tufts University. She also received her Master’s degree in Public Health during vet school. Upon graduation in 2003, she moved to Atlanta to do a fellowship at the CDC in the Foodborne Diseases division. She has practiced veterinary medicine since 2004. Her special interests in veterinary medicine are nutrition, gastroenterology, and geriatrics.

Her interests outside of work are cooking and traveling. Dr. Nargund and her husband, Ratish, live in Alpharetta with their three sons and two dogs.

Dr. Laura Hooper

Since 2012

Dr. Laura Hooper was born and raised in Lexington, SC. She attended Clemson University and Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation from veterinary school in 2007, she completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Auburn University.

Dr. Hooper and her husband, Matt, reside in Marietta with their three children and two fluffy pups, Deacon and Duke.

The Village Vets – Buckhead

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