At Dogwood Veterinary Hospital and Laser Center, we are proud to staff our hospital with highly-qualified veterinarians who are committed to compassionate care for your pet. We invite you to meet our team


Pamela Johnson 


Hospital Director

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. Dr. Johnson received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 1995. She additionally holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of Montevallo, where she was a varsity basketball player, a B.S. in Animal Science from Auburn University, and is a graduate of the Executive Integral Leadership program at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Johnson maintains currency in veterinary business and medical processes through her participation in a robust continuing education program at Dogwood Veterinary Hospital. Her focus areas in veterinary medicine are internal medicine, cardiology, dentistry, and dermatology. A strong advocate for community involvement, Dr. Johnson has served on the Newnan Chamber of Commerce and is a Kiwanis Club board member. She is also a member of St. George Catholic Church. Her personal interests include family, traveling, gardening, SCUBA diving, snow skiing, and horseback riding.


Melynda Stephenson


Dr. Stephenson grew up in Newnan and has returned with her husband to raise their young children & be closer to the family. She graduated from Auburn University and her interests include running, hiking, kayaking & spending quality time with family & friends and goat yoga. 

Rachel Horsley


Dr. Horsley went on to attend the University Of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine earning her DVM. Her interests in veterinary medicine include small animal emergency medicine as well as large animal medicine and herd management. Dr. Horsley is currently mentoring 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 Harlyn, she can be found outdoors playing with their 2 dogs, Oakley and Opha, at the gym, or honing her skills on the Ukulele or Bassoon.

Dr.Sara Collins

Sara Collins Powell


Dr. Sara Collins Powell grew up in Augusta, GA and attended the University of Georgia for both undergrad and veterinary school. She then completed a small animal rotating internship and then an exotic specialty internship at Auburn University. She enjoys all exotic pets- including birds, reptiles, fish, small mammals, and other zoological species! She also enjoys small animal critical care cases and surgery. Dr. Collins may have spent time at both Georgia and Auburn but she is a huge Georgia Bulldogs fan! In her free time, she loves spending Saturdays in Athens, relaxing with family and friends, reading, sewing, and outdoor activities at the lake.