VCA North Atlanta Animal Hospital

Paul Smail, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of Florida


Dr. Paul Smail, originally from Madison, Wisconsin, has been the Medical Director of VCA North Atlanta Animal Hospital since 2008. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Biology from the Florida State University, Dr. Smail graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Dr. Smail's interests include dentistry, geriatric medicine, and soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Paul Smail is married to Dr. Nicole Smail, a pediatrician for PAMPA. They have two children, Gavin and Sophia. Dr. Smail also has a new pup named Bowden. He enjoys watching football, playing tennis and golf, and exploring Atlanta with his family.

"Why I do what I do." My first pet, Bailey, lived to be 16½ years old. He was a rescue dog with multiple health issues yet he lived a long life. My goal is to take care of your pets as if he or she were my own. I would like each and every one of your pets to live long healthy lives as my first dog did.

I truly believe that the human-animal bond gives us a happier and healthier life. My passion is to strengthen that bond through all your pet's stages of life and give them the best care possible.


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.