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Your 24-Hour Emergency Vet in Atlanta, GA

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Our expert emergency vets here at The Village Vets 24-Hour Emergency in Atlanta are available all day, every day (including holidays) to provide emergency or urgent care to your pet. We’re the only AAHA-accredited emergency vet in the state of Georgia, using advanced technology and treatments to help dogs and cats in various emergency situations. Our hospital is conveniently located at 217 N. McDonough Street, across from Decatur High School. We have the same prices day or night.

Is It an Emergency?

Not sure if your pet is really having an emergency? Look for these signs.

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Wheezing or panting heavily

Your pet could be having trouble breathing, or they might be experiencing a heart condition. The only way to know for sure is to contact our emergency vets.

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Heatstroke

Heatstroke is often characterized by heavy panting, drooling, and fever. Don’t attempt to cool your pet down yourself or give them ice-cold water--call us immediately.

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Snake bite

Trembling, muscle twitching, weakness in the hind legs, and heavy salivation are all signs commonly associated with a snake bite.

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Hard, bloated stomach

A hard, distended abdomen could be a sign of gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV). Typically known as bloat, this is a life-threatening condition where the stomach fills up with gas or fluid and becomes twisted.

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Vomiting repeatedly

Your pet may have ingested something highly toxic, or they swallowed a foreign object they can’t digest. Excessive vomiting can quickly dehydrate your pet, so don’t hesitate to call us.

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Not urinating

If you’ve noticed that your pet has not been urinating over the last couple of days, they could have a blockage. Male cats tend to have this problem, and it can be fatal.

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If you’re worried about your pet’s health and safety, please call us at (404) 371-9774.
We’re available all day, every day, including holidays.

Meet Our Emergency Vets in Atlanta

We know how much your pet means to you, and that you would do everything possible to help them. So will our vets! Meet the talented team that works around the clock to keep the Decatur community’s pets safe and sound.

Dr. A. Olly Neal
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Dr. A. Olly Neal

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Neal earned a degree in animal science from Alcorn State University in Mississippi before receiving his veterinary doctorate from Tuskegee University in Alabama in 2004. He practiced small animal general practice and emergency medicine in Las Vegas, Nevada before relocating to Atlanta. Dr. Neal's professional passion is small animal emergency and critical care medicine.

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Dr. Emilia Hand
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Dr. Emilia Hand

Dr. Hand was born and raised in Texas, where she attended Texas A&M University for her undergraduate degree. She received her DVM from Auburn University in 2019 and then moved to Atlanta to join The Village Vets team. Dr. Hand’s professional interests include emergency medicine and surgery.

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Dr. Sean Jones
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Dr. Sean Jones

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA, Dr. Jones earned his bachelor and veterinary doctorate from Louisiana State University. He practiced exotic medicine in New Orleans and emergency medicine in Baton Rouge before relocating to Atlanta. Dr. Jones has a strong interest in small animal emergency and critical care medicine.

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Dr. Alexandra Morgan
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Dr. Alexandra Morgan

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Morgan went on to receive a degree in animal science from the University of Kentucky (GO CATS), where she was a member of the Wildcats volleyball squad. After earning her DVM from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019, she began a one-year internship at a veterinary referral and emergency hospital in Texas. Small animal emergency/critical care and surgery are her professional interests.

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Dr. Amber Hines
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Dr. Amber Hines

Dr. Hines is a native of Columbus, Georgia. After completing her bachelor's degree in animal science at Tuskegee University, she went on to pursue a DVM from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating in 2019, Dr. Hines completed an internship at a referral and emergency hospital in Texas.

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Dr. Adam Calcutt
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Dr. Adam Calcutt

Originally from Manchester, England, Dr. Calcutt received his DVM from St. George’s University, Grenada in 2008. Following two successful years working at an animal hospital in Chicago, he and his family moved to Decatur in 2010 so that his wife, Sarah, could pursue her career at Emory University.

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Dr. Trey Cotton
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Dr. Trey Cotton

Dr. Robert “Trey” Cotton III is an Atlanta, GA native. He attended Tuskegee University, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in animal science, and in 2017 received his DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. After vet school he completed a small animal rotating internship at IndyVet Emergency and Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis, IN followed by an avian/exotic specialty internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, TX. Dr. Cotton then moved back to Atlanta to practice small animal emergency medicine and avian/exotic animal medicine.

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Dr. Deva Prather
ER/Critical Care Medical Director
Dr. Deva Prather

Dr. Prather is originally from Orlando, Florida. She earned both her bachelor's degree and her DVM from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation in 2003, she worked in emergency medicine for 2 years, before joining our team. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include surgery, emergency care, and working with shelter and rescue pets.

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Dr. Andrew Atuan
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Dr. Andrew Atuan

Dr. Atuan attended the University of Georgia where he received his bachelor's degrees in Animal Health and Animal Science before continuing his education at the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine. During his seven years at UGA, Dr. Atuan also played for and assisted coaching the UGA Rugby Football Club.

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What’s the Difference Between Emergency and Urgent Care?

There are emergencies, and then there are urgent cases that may not be as severe as emergencies, but are no less deserving of medical attention.

If your pet has a problem that is not life-threatening but still needs to be addressed before it gets worse, we can provide urgent care. Urgent care situations might include shallow lacerations, minor burns, intestinal parasites, lameness, and issues of the skin and nails.

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Make The Village Vets Your Full-Time Vet

Our emergency hospital is a proud member of The Village Vets family. Led by Dr. Will Draper and his wife Dr. Françoise Tyler, The Village Vets has been serving pet owners for more than 20 years. With several locations scattered throughout Atlanta, you’ll likely find one of The Village Vets hospitals located near you! From wellness care and preventive medicine to surgery, dentistry, and allergy care, the expert veterinarians at The Village Vets can do it all.

Follow the link below to see all our general practices, including our brand new Decatur animal hospital just down the street! If you need a vet to help you manage your pet’s routine care, get in touch with one of our general practices and let our friendly team take care of your fur babies.

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Careers

Emergency medicine is fast-paced and challenging. If you’re looking for a career in the emergency vet field, see our latest job listings and apply for a position with us!