Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Douglas Oaks is proud to have Dr. Gallagher and Dr. Hobby leading the crew. Our staff is knowledgeable, caring, and hard-working to help you and your pet be more comfortable. Please call us at 770-949-6560 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Mike Gallagher
Veterinarian

Dr. Gallagher grew up outside Chicago and St. Louis. He spent four years in the US Navy. He aced the Pre-Med program at Washington University, one of the most academically challenging medical schools in the country. After his third year, he chose to move toward veterinary medicine after enjoying his part-time work at an area vet hospital. He was selected to receive the only scholarship offered to applicants for the first year of Veterinary School from the University of Missouri at Columbia. There he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. He was honored as the sole recipient of two separate awards, the Award for Proficiency for Small Animal Surgery and the Award for Proficiency in Small Animal Internal Medicine. He has been helping animals ever since. Dr. Gallagher is proud to provide Douglas County with quality veterinary care!

Dr. Jeanette Hobby
Veterinarian

Dr. Jeanette Hobby has been an associate at Douglas Oaks Animal Hospital since June 2010. She did her undergraduate studies at Clemson University, getting a degree in animal veterinary sciences. From there she traveled to Mississippi to get her doctorate at Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine. Since settling in Douglasville, she has come to love the outdoor activities and fun local festivals that Georgia has to offer.

Her dogs Mollie (the Mississippi Mutt) and Pancho (a pretty rotten yorkie-poo) especially love the trails at Clinton Farms while the cats, Matt and Maggie, prefer to watch the songbirds from the comfort of the couch. She enjoys working with pets in all life stages however is especially fond of getting puppies and kittens started off on the right “paw” addressing both medical and behavioral needs to make pets well rounded members of the family.

Hunter Walden, CVA
Office Manager

Hunter took on the role of Office Manger in May 2018. Hunter is a Georgia native, her love of animals was passed down from her mother and grandmother. She grew up around multiple types of animals, but started working as a veterinary assistant in 2014. In her free time she enjoys playing fetch with her dog Paco, and spending time with her husband, Bryan.

Lissa Reynolds, CVA
Hospital Manager

Lissa took on the role of Hospital Manger in May 2018. Lissa grew up in a small town outside of Athens, GA. She has loved animals for as long as she can remember and started volunteering at local shelters and pet sitting at an early age. She has experience in the veterinary field since 2008 and now has her CVA. Although Lissa loves and enjoys working with all animals, she has a special place in her heart for our furry feline friends. In her free time, Lissa enjoys playing ping pong with her husband Ryan, and snuggling with her two cats, Foxy Lady and Biggie Smalls.

Anne Hallmark
Financial Officer

Anne has been with Douglas Oaks since 1996 and has since become known as the clinic jokester. She is always smiling and loves working with our team. Anne enjoys spending time with her Doberman Pinchers on her days off.

Pet Care Tip:
The trick to a happy home, that includes cats and dogs, is individual time for each pet.

Drew Aikens
Veterinary Assistant

Drew was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina, until he moved to Georgia where he graduated from Villa Rica High School. He joined the Air Force at the age of 18 and worked in the military police field, where he became a military K9 handler. He specialized in explosive detection. Through his handling experience he gained knowledge and experience in veterinary medicine which later led him to joining Douglas Oaks. Drew describes himself as “the best tech ever”.

Ashley Davis
Veterinary Assistant

Ashley grew up in Lithia Springs with many pets. Ashley started volunteering at the local shelter when she was in high school and knew then she wanted to work with animals and started in the veterinary industry in 2016. Ashley loves hanging out with her friends in her free time and playing outside with her dogs, Kunu and Joplin.

Amanda Stinson, CVA
Veterinary Assistant

Amanda grew up in Douglasville and has worked since she was 15. Amanda is a proud mommy of a handsome 4 year old son. She has always had a passion for animals since she was a little girl. From rescuing baby bats, squirrels and other animals along the way, Amanda was the girl that literally stopped in the middle of the road on a hill just to get the turtle out of the road. And of course take it home and release it in a better area. Thankfully, Amanda came across the website for Animal Behavior College. Next thing you know everything fell into place for her to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant. As a woman of faith, Amanda knew it was meant to be. It’s great to be in a career path that she’s passionate about. Amanda absolutely loves her new work family and the facility she works for.

Kellie Waldrop
Veterinary Assistant

Kellie grew up in Winston with many pets including dogs, cats, and horses. She has been working in the veterinary industry since 2010 and has an associate degree in veterinary medicine. Kellie has experience working with small and large animals and when she has free time, Kellie enjoys barrel racing and going to the lake.

Bailey Appel
Receptionist

Bailey grew up in Peachtree City and knew since she was 5 years old that she wanted to work with animals. She started her animal career in 2013 and put it on hold for a couple of years to take care of her single child, Aubree. Bailey’s hobbies include hiking and spending time outdoors whenever she gets the chance and playing with her cat Sid.

Katie Queen
Receptionist

Katie was born in Douglasville and grew up surrounded by dogs, cats, horses, and many exotic animals. For as long as she can remember, Katie has always wanted to work with animals and has a passion for helping animals and people. She has spent 10 years in the veterinary industry. When she is not working, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and twin boys. Her hobbies include camping, shopping, and just enjoys being outdoors.

Lesley Larson
Receptionist

Lesley was born and raised in Atlanta and has been around animals since childhood. She has worked in the horse industry for 10 years and has always held a soft spot for cats. In her free time, Lesley enjoys spending time with her two cats, Zelda and Jiggers. She also enjoys being in the garage with her husband, Ben, working on cars.