VCA Avalon-Heart of Gwinnett Animal Hospital

Alicia Moon, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of Georgia


Dr. Alicia Moon is a 2008 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. She began working professionally for VCA and Dr. Delong in 2009. Prior to that, she worked through veterinary school as a technician at Avalon since 2005. She is a current member of both the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and IVAS (the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society). Dr. Moon lives with her husband, 4 cats, dog and rabbit. In her spare time, she enjoys scrap booking, cycling/ hiking, and travel.


"I have always had a strong interest and passion for caring for animals. I tended to hamsters, cats, dogs, and rabbits of my own from an early age. I became interested in the veterinary field in college where I began working for a holistic veterinary practice as a kennel assistant. It was there that I fell in love with veterinary medicine. Over time, I advanced to become a technician and decided to go to veterinary school. In school, I became more interested in exotic medicine and found Dr. Delong's practice, Avalon. I worked several years as a veterinary student there prior to merging into VCA with Heart of Gwinnett. After graduation, I pursued experience in holistic veterinary medicine and completed my acupuncture certification through IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society). I then came full-circle as I transitioned from part-time to full-time here at VCA Avalon Heart of Gwinnett Animal Hospital. I truly enjoy practicing small animal and exotic medicine and surgery with the team here."


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.