It is important that ALL pets, including Greyhounds, receive proper veterinary care on a regular basis. AAGA is pleased to use the services of The Village Vets of Lilburn-Stone Mountain. Doctors Francoise Tyler, Carrie McColgan, Amanda Irish, Brandi Flanagan, and Samantha Roberts have worked very diligently and conscientiously — and with kindness and compassion — to help us ready our Greyhounds for adoption. We feel we are very fortunate to have found such excellent medical care “just around the corner” from Greys’Land.
Because of their handling of so many Greyhounds, including our adoptables, The Village Vets is quite familiar with the quirks associated with the breed. Thus, many of our adoptive families continue to take their Greyhounds to them.
Owner and Veterinarian
Dr. Tyler attended the University of Georgia (UGA) prior to attending Tuskegee University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. She was accepted to Tuskegee after only 3 years of undergraduate studies at UGA. After graduating from Tuskegee in 1991, she completed a small animal internship at UGA, and then returned to Atlanta where she’s been practicing ever since. She loves dermatology, internal medicine, and exotic animal medicine.
Dr. Tyler was honored as one of Atlanta’s “Best Vets” in the November 2010 issue of Atlanta magazine. She was also selected as a FIVE STAR Veterinarian in that same publication – an honor bestowed upon only 7% of the veterinarians in the metro Atlanta area.
DR. CARRIE MCCOLGAN
Medical Director and Veterinarian
Dr. Carrie McColgan grew up in Memphis, TN, and graduated from Davidson College in Davidson, NC, in 1995. She received her DVM from the University of Georgia in 2003. In addition to medicine and surgery, her interests include international veterinary medicine and welfare issues of working animals in developing countries.
DR. AMANDA IRISH
Dr. Amanda Irish began her career in veterinary medicine as a veterinary technician. She did her undergraduate studies at University of Georgia and graduated in 2005. In 2010 she graduated from Tuskegee University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Her interests include internal medicine, ultrasonography, and oncology.
DR. BRANDI FLANAGAN
Dr. Brandi Flanagan grew up in Macon, Georgia, and attended Georgia Tech for her undergraduate studies. Before pursuing a career in veterinary medicine, Dr. Flanagan worked as an architect designing homes in the Atlanta area. Her love for animals and passion for science, however, is what led her to change her career. She attended the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with highest honors and is a member of the Phi Zeta National Veterinary Honor Society. Dr. Flanagan loves helping animals feel better and live longer, healthier lives. Her special interests include ultrasound, surgery and oncology. She also enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, cooking and spending time with her dog Bisous and her two kitties, Rocket and Luca.
DR. SAMANTHA ROBERTS
Dr. Samantha Roberts grew up on a sheep farm in the small town of Purcellville, Virginia. She moved to Atlanta in 2004 and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography in 2007. She later attended Georgia Tech for her pre-vet undergraduate studies, where she also started Tech’s Pre-Vet Club. Dr. Roberts graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Her veterinary interests include clinical pathology, radiology, and dermatology.
Dr. Roberts and her husband Dan live in Chamblee with their daughter Olivia and son Benjamin. Her personal interests include running, art, photography, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Brandi Flanagan grew up in Macon, Georgia and attended Georgia Tech for her undergraduate studies. Before pursuing a career in veterinary medicine, Dr. Flanagan worked as an architect designing homes in the Atlanta area. Her love for animals and passion for science however is what lead her to change her career. She attended University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with highest honors and is a member of the Phi Zeta National Veterinary Honor Society. Dr. Flanagan loves helping animals feel better and live longer, healthier lives. Her special interests include ultrasound, surgery and oncology. She also enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, cooking and spending time with her dog Bisous and her two kitties, Rocket and Luca.
The Village Vets takes pride in being a full-service hospital, capable of handling most medical and surgical problems. It provides a wide range of services such as preventative health care, dental care, surgery, boarding and grooming. The hospital staff consists of well-trained and highly qualified personnel, who constantly strive to provide the best medical and surgical care possible for their patients. The Village Vets has been committed to providing support to rescue organizations and animal shelters since opening The Village Vets in Decatur in 2001. To date, The Village Vets has provided medical care to over 10,000 rescue cats and dogs and has been voted “Best Vets” in Atlanta magazine for four consecutive years.
The Village Vets has three locations – Lilburn/Stone Mountain (where AAGA’s Greys go), Decatur, and Buckhead/Atlanta. The Decatur hospital is open for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including all major holidays. Phone 404-371-8539.
For more information on hours and services offered, visit their website at http://thevillagevets.com
The Village Vets Lilburn-Stone Mountain
5460 Five Forks Trickum Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
(770) 717-1650 | Fax: (770) 717-1675
The Village Vets Decatur
217 N. McDonough St.
Decatur, GA 30030
(404) 371-0111 | Fax: (404) 371-8539
The Village Vets Buckhead
3404 Northside Parkway, NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
(404) 844-4824 | Fax: (404) 592-6539