Avery Tomlinson, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Georgia


Dr. Tomlinson graduated from the University of Georgia Veterinary College of medicine in 2008, and then started working for our hospital. As well as her doctorate of veterinary medicine she holds a bachelor of science in biology with a minor in studio art. She greatly enjoys treating the many animals that come to VCA Appalachian Animal Hospital, and loves the Ellijay area and all its beauty. She is a full time doctor for our cat and dog patients, as well as birds, reptiles, rabbits, ferrets, and pocket pets. She also enjoys providing medical care to injured wildlife. Dr. Tomlinson is also a First Lieutenant in the Army Veterinary Corps Reserve. Her personal interests include reading, synchronized swimming, painting portraits, hiking, and dog agility. She has two rotten Corgis, a Bichon frise, and three spoiled kitties.


"I love helping people, and I love helping pets. Pets are such a big part of our families and our lives. I loved animals when I was a child because they were so interesting. Each is an individual and gives unconditional love. When I got older, it was then I could appreciate the huge role they play in our lives. They are family members, therapy dogs, only "children", babysitters, work out companions, and for many people, they provide meaning to life. When someone trust you with their pet's life, I feel like it is a special privilege to be a part of their family."