Cat Friendly Practice

2020 Best of Coweta

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Dogwood Veterinary Hospital and Laser Center was named Small Business of the Year !!!


**Only 12% of all Animal Hospitals in the United States and Canada are AAHA Accredited.**

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We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pet deserves nothing less.



At Dogwood Veterinary Hospital and Laser Center, we have set the standard for quality veterinary care throughout Coweta County. Now focusing on the Fear Free Initiative.
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Our Philosophy & Mission

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Dogwood provides treatment and preventive health care with the same dignity, compassion, and courtesy for our clients’ pets as we would do for our own pets. We enhance and prolong our patients’ quality of life. We educate our clients concerning all aspects of their pet’s health care including physical and emotional needs.

We show how much we care, not how much we know. We provide such service that ensures the human/animal bond is developed, strengthened, promoted, and celebrated.

As a team, our core values are Excellence, Commitment, and Compassion.
We hope that, as our client, you feel the depth of our care for you and your pet.

Office Hours

Monday:

7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Thursday:

7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Friday:

7:00 AM-5:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Sunday:

Closed

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  • Rachel Horsley

    Dr. Horsley earned her DVM at The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Her interests in veterinary medicine include small animal emergency medicine as well as large animal medicine and herd management. Dr. Horsley mentored under the guidance of Dr. Wayne Morris to become proficient in Orthopedic surgery. Dr. Horsley has one beautiful daughter and when not at the office or tending to Harlan, she can be found outdoors playing with her 2 dogs, Oakley and Opha, at the gym, or honing her skills on the Ukulele or Bassoon. 

  • Pamela Johnson

    Dr. Johnson has served as the Director of Dogwood Veterinary Hospital and Laser Center since 1997. She is responsible for all aspects of the conduct of hospital operations, customer relations, and community involvement. She is also a member of St. George Catholic Church. Her personal interests include family, traveling, gardening, SCUBA diving, snow skiing, and horseback riding, photography. 

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Testimonials

  • "My experiences with Dogwood, both for urgent care and routine appointments, have always been positive. The doctors and staff are professional yet caring...they really care about you as a client & treat the patient as they would want their animal treated. I've been going to them for 17 years and would recommend others looking for a great vet practice to try them."
    Brendac, Newnan

Featured Articles

  • Fish

    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

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  • Hypertension

    Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is fairly common in cats. Although it can occur on its own, it is usually a sign of other serious health problems. High blood pressure can also cause problems with other parts of the body, including the eyes, kidneys and heart. Cats are more likely to develop high ...

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  • Hyperthyroidism in Cats

    Hyperthyroidism is a condition that causes a cat’s thyroid gland to produce too much thyroid hormone. This disease most often shows up in middle-aged and older cats. The thyroid gland is located in the neck. Thyroid hormones affect most organs in the body, so hyperthyroidism can lead to other problems ...

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  • Kidney Issues

    The kidneys have two important roles in a cat’s body. First, they filter wastes and toxins from the blood, which then exit the body in the urine. The kidneys also help regulate the volume of fluids in the body and important hormones and other chemicals. Cats can develop several kinds of kidney issues, ...

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  • Liver

    The liver is a very important organ. It is involved in digestion and removing harmful toxins from the blood. Cats can develop several conditions that affect how well their liver works. Cholangiohepatitis One of the most common causes of liver disease in cats is cholangiohepatitis. In this condition, ...

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  • Nasal Problems

    Cats can suffer from several conditions of nose, sinuses and other parts of the upper respiratory tract. These include nasopharyngeal polyps—a type of non-cancerous growth—and inflammation of the membranes of the nasal passages and sinuses. Nasopharyngeal Polyps A nasopharyngeal polyp is a mass of ...

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  • Neurological Issues

    Did you know that your cat’s brain is the size of a golf ball? Despite its small size, a cat’s brain is complex and is an integral part of how a feline’s neurological system functions. If a cat has a defect or injury associated with the brain and the other organs, muscles, tissues and nerves that ...

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  • Nutrition and Weight Control

    Like humans, cats need a balanced diet and to maintain a healthy weight, for optimal physiological functioning. Feeding your cat too much can lead to obesity; feeding your cat too little can lead to malnourishment. Furthermore, a cat may have an aversion to a certain cat food or a condition causing loss ...

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  • Oral Health for Felines

    In addition to nutrition and weight management, oral care is another component that plays a part in a cat’s overall health. By lessening plaque buildup and stopping the plaque from forming dental tartar, you can prevent or control periodontal (gum) disease in your cat. Destruction of the teeth, tongue, ...

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  • Orthopedic

    Cats are curious beings, and that curiosity can lead to injuries that affect their ability to move effortlessly through their environment. Of course, injuries are not the only source that can cause musculoskeletal limitations; sometimes, congenital defects may be the cause of a musculoskeletal problem. Orthopedists ...

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