VCA Avalon-Heart of Gwinnett Animal Hospital

Cory Gresham, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, University of Georgia


Dr. Cory Gresham graduated from the University Of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine in 2011.  While studying to become a veterinarian, he became interested in biomedical research and joined the Veterinary Medical Scientist Training Program at UGA.  In 2013, Cory completed a PhD in Genetic Toxicology at the University of Georgia.  His graduate research focused on the transmission of genetic damage (mutations in DNA) from parent to offspring.  He has worked at several small animal hospitals and shelters in Athens, GA before joining our team at VCA.  He lives with his wife, baby son, and two adopted dogs, Addy and Skittles.  In his spare time he enjoys running, woodworking, and exploring Georgia’s rivers by kayak.


"I chose a career in companion animal medicine because I am a lifelong animal-lover and am fascinated by the healing process.  As a child I tried to adopt every animal that wandered into my yard.  In high school I worked for the local veterinarian and was strongly influenced by his ability to talk to people about their animals.  I believe pets are members of the family and deserve compassionate, state-of-the-art care.  I enjoy the challenges and problem-solving that must be achieved for accurate diagnosis and successful treatment of illnesses in our pets.  I would like to one day combine my veterinary and medical research backgrounds into a career of pharmaceutical development."


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.