VCA Avalon-Heart of Gwinnett Animal Hospital


  • Kennel Assistant

    Kelsea Jenkins

    Kelsea has been working for VCA Avalon Heart of Gwinnett since 2013. She attends UGA and plans to become a veterinarian. Kelsea shares her home with 2 dogs "Abby and Charlie"


    "I am an Animal Health student at UGA planning to go to veterinary school after graduation. I have two family dogs named Bauer and Bella and a black lab mix of my own named Charlie. I love working at VCA Avalon Heart of Gwinnett as a kennel attendant because I get to interact with animals and learn something new every day. There are always new and exciting experiences working with exotic animals in addition to dogs and cats. I look forward to continuing to care for the pets that come in to our clinic for boarding in the years to come while I learn more about the medical side of the veterinary industry."

  • Kennel Assistant

    Brandee Joyal

    Brandee joined the VCA team in 2013. She shares her home with many critters; 1 dog, 4 cats, 1 rabbit, 3 bearded dragons and 1 frog. In her spare time Brandee enjoys Crocheting.


    "Improving the relationship between humans and their pets is an important part of veterinary medicine. I first started as a volunteer at a vet clinic while in a veterinary assistance class I took in high school. Just as I was about to leave and start volunteering at a new clinic, the clinic I was volunteering with offered me a job as a kennel technician. After a year of working, my family moved to Norcross, Georgia so we could all live closer together. After a week of looking for a new job, VCA hired me. The amazing feeling of trust forming between animals and humans is why I am in veterinary medicine. I want animals to form relationships with their caretakers."

  • Groomer

    Corie Harris

    Corie has been working with VCA since July 2014. She has been happily married for 36 years and has 3 sons and 5 grandchildren. Her family and grandkids are the lights of her life. She moved here from Las Vegas, where she received her groomer training. Corie has been grooming for 15 years. She is originally from Colorado.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "I really enjoy grooming! I love scissor work, especially Standard Poodles. I have an Aussie named Pheobe that is almost 14 years old and such a wonderful and smart dog. She is such a joy in my life. I'm very excited to be working at VCA and I look forward to a long relationship." 


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.