Angela Ford-Amann, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Biography

Dr. Angela Ford-Amann joined Peachtree Animal Hospital in September 2002. Dr. Ford was born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Rome, Georgia where she attended Darlington School. She went on to complete her Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in Animal Science at the University of Georgia in 1996.   She graduated from the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Ford completed an extensive 15 month internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Hollywood Animal Hospital in south Florida.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with friends and family, exercising, gardening, and traveling.  Dr. Ford resides in Decatur with her husband Jason, their twins Reagan and McLeod and youngest son, Fletcher. They have 3 dogs. Gristle and Wrigley are wire-hair miniature Dachshunds and Angus is a Doberman Pincher.

Why am I in this field?  I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a Veterinarian.  I grew up around many types of animals and have always had a deep love and respect for them.  By nature, I am a nurturer and caregiver.  Caring for others, (especially those that can't talk or care for themselves) makes me feel fulfilled.  Animals do so much for us and it brings me joy to be able to give them something in return.  In addition, I feel privileged to be able to witness the special bond created between an owner and their pet.  In school, Science was always my favorite subject.  The more I learned about the body and how it worked, the more interested I became in medicine.  Problem solving and puzzling are hobbies of mine and I think of the body as one big puzzle.  All of the pieces have to be put together correctly in order for it to perform well.  Preventative medicine is very important but if there is a medical issue, I enjoy problem solving to figure out what is wrong and what we can do to make it better.  Combining my love for animals, my desire to keep them healthy and my interest in medicine -  being a Veterinarian is a natural fit for me. 

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