Meet The Doctor

  • Dr. Kristen Arp

    I am a 2002 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. I have always loved taking care of pets.  As a child, I even learned to tend to wounds my big fluffy kitty use to come home with after a night on the town. That's when I knew I would become a veterinarian!

    Every life stage our pets go through is unique, and requires different care. There are challenges with each one.  I enjoy working with them all, from the tiniest fuzz ball kitten, to the confident and strong adult dogs,  to the dignified elders. I approach each as the individuals they are, and love getting to know them, and adapting to their needs.

    The special soft spot  I have for the grey- muzzled crowd, and my desire to help pets as they move through the last stage of life- and to help their families as they navigate this journey- has led me to further studies since finishing vet school. I hold a special certification in hospice and palliative care.

    The end stages of life can a be difficult and sometimes scary journey, but with help, it can be peaceful, and maybe even beautiful.

    I know I cannot make losing a loved companion easy. It just isn't. But I will do all that I can to make it easier

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