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Our Vets

When every minute counts, you and your pet should have a veterinary team that works tirelessly to help, a team that makes you feel confident your pet is in the best hands. At The Village Vets 24-Hour Emergency, our doctors go above and beyond in stressful situations to help pets heal and give pet owners the peace of mind they deserve.

We’re here for you through it all. If you need us, just call (404) 371-9774.

A team with over of combined experience:

Dr. A. Olly Neal Emergency Care Medical Director

Since 2018

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.

Dr. Neal enjoys spending time with his three children, two dogs and one cat, and is also a big college football fan. He travels back to Haywood County, Tennessee to visit friends and family whenever he can.

Dr. Emilia Hand

Since 2019

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.

In her free time, Dr. Hand enjoys traveling, outdoor activities (especially hiking and camping), and spending time with her family, friends, and two dogs, Josie and Gracey.

Dr. Amber Hines

Since 2020

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. She enjoys surgery, as well as emergency and critical care medicine. Her personal interests include anything artsy, sunflowers, and tacos! She especially loves spoiling her bird and three dogs!

Dr. Trey Cotton

Since 2021

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. His professional interests include exotic animal medicine/surgery, emergency medicine, internal medicine, and practice leadership.  

 

Dr. Cotton and his wife Grace reside in West Midtown. In their free time, they both enjoy watching movies, spending time with their family, riding their bikes in Atlanta's parks, and trying new restaurants!  

Dr. Alexandra Morgan

Since 2020

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.

Some personal interests include spending time with her family and friends, playing and watching sports, trying new restaurants, painting, and enjoying the company of her dogs.

Dr. Deva Prather

Since 2011

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.

She and her husband, Donny, live in Oakhurst with their three children, Connor, Nicholas, and Katherine who all attend City Schools of Decatur. They also have two dogs, Ginger and Ashley, and one cat, Currie. In her free time, Dr. Prather enjoys spending time with her family, as well as yoga and reading.

Dr. Andrew Atuan

Since 2021

Dr. Atuan was raised in Lilburn, GA and attended Parkview High School (with Drs. Draper and Tyler's son David and daughter Tyler) before matriculating to University of Georgia (UGA). There he received his bachelor's degrees in Animal Health and Animal Science before continuing his education at the UGA's College of Veterinary Medicine and receiving his DVM in 2020. During his seven years at UGA, Dr. Atuan also played for and assisted coaching the UGA Rugby Football Club. He has held an executive position for VOICE National, a student-run organization that seeks to increase awareness, respect, and sensitivity to differences among all individuals and communities in the field of veterinary medicine. Dr. Atuan’s areas of special interest include emergency medicine, mixed animal medicine, and soft-tissue surgery. Outside of the hospital, he enjoys hiking with his Shepherd mix, Stella, cooking up culinary creations, and traveling to learn about and experience other cultures.

Dr. Katherine McKinney

Since 2020

Dr. McKinney grew up in Fairfax, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, DC. She completed her undergraduate studies in biology and psychology at the University of Virginia, and graduated from Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Immediately after graduation, she joined a small animal general practice in Spartanburg, SC and settled in Atlanta in early 2020. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include soft tissue surgery, emergency medicine, and working with geriatric animals.

Dr. McKinney and her husband, Chico, live in Clarkston with their 5 dogs (mostly beagles) and 2 cats. In her spare time Dr. McKinney enjoys hiking with her hounds, working out, and spending time with family at the beach.