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Veterinary Doctors

Dr. Jeff Brown

Dr. Brown grew up in Georgia - graduating from Tucker High School in 1975. He went on to follow his passion for animals graduating from the University of Colorado with a BS in chemistry and biology in 1978 then graduating from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. Dr. Jeff Brown was hired on as a staff veterinarian at Stone Mountain Animal Hospital after graduating from the University of Georgia in 1982 with honors. He purchased Stone Mountain Animal Hospital in 1985. He built another small animal practice (Sugarloaf Animal Hospital) on Sugarloaf Pkwy. in Lawrenceville in 1997. He works between both practices on a daily basis. He particularly enjoys orthopedic surgery and running his 2 dogs, Lucy and Sally, at the dog park. His wife, helps keep the offices supplied, and keeps track of his daughter, son, 6 cats, 4 birds, and 1 turtle.

Dr. Nicole Aponte

Dr. Nicole Aponte was born and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology at the University of the Virgin Islands in 1994. She then graduated with honors, with a doctorate degree in Veterinary medicine from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in Tuskegee, Alabama in 1999. When she's not practicing medicine, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and son, and a "special" cat named Gimpy. Dr. Aponte joined our team in 2001.

Connie Anderson

Connie Anderson came aboard at Stone Mountain Animal Hospital in August 1989 as a veterinary assistant. She worked her way up over the years to head technician and kennel supervisor. Connie is married with one teenage son, Paul. She has three dogs and four cats to keep her busy at home. On her time off, she enjoys swimming and the outdoors.

Shivnarine Anselm

Shivnarine (Shiv) Anselm
I am from the caribbean island, Dominica. My family and I moved to the United States in 2005, and I graduated from Heritage High School in Conyers, GA. I am currently working on my associates degree in engineering at GPC. Upon completion, I hope to attend Georgia State University.

Pam Smith

Pam Smith
I have been the receptionist at Stone Mountain Animal Hospital since 1996. I value the experience of working daily with the care of animals. On my days off, I enjoy walking and playing with my beautiful dog "Zaire".

Kristi Hill

Kristi Hill joined the staff of Stone Mountain Animal Hospital in 2012. After graduating from Tucker High School in 2004, she began a career in human medicine, becoming a Certified Medical Assistant. However, due to her adoration of animals, she decided to follow her passion and alter her career route to veterinary medicine. On her days off, she enjoys spending time with her husband, five dogs, and two cats.


Winkie, our one-eyed hospital cat, started with us in 2006. From her humble beginnings as a badly injured kitten, to the head of our quality control department...She is by far our most popular staff member!

Butch and Face

Butch and Face, our resident house dogs, handle all the "behind the scenes" life saving work. They are always willing to donate blood when duty calls.

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