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Dr. Gerald R. Skees, Veterinarian and Owner


Since graduating from Colorado State University, Dr. Skees has been a member of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) for over thirty years. He is a member of the GVMA (Georgia Veterinary Medical Association) as well as several other state associations.

Dr. Skees has worked in multi-doctor practices; however, he has also worked in very rural areas as the sole practitioner. Consequently, he was forced to do all the emergency medicine and surgery, in addition to the more specialized aspects of veterinary medicine, such as neurology, dermatology, and ophthalmology. Performing surgeries like diaphragmatic hernia repair, splenectomies, and enucleations. All of which are routinely referred to specialists.

Having worked in a rural - economically stressed community - Dr. Skees was forced to learn how to treat and help animals without a lot of expensive diagnostic procedures being performed. Current clients appreciate this attribute because it usually saves them money on some of the more routine visits to the veterinary hospital.

Even though Dr. Skees has been practicing many years, he prides himself on staying abreast with the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. He acquires at least twice the number of hours of continuing education required by all the state boards of which he is a member, attending both local seminars and national meetings. He subscribes to several journals that provide the latest developments in the field of veterinary medicine, as well as articles from colleagues with interesting cases.

Visiting with clients who have brought their pets to Dr. Skees, as well as being in the exam room as he examines your pet, he will give you the impression that he loves his job.








James R. Isbell, DVM

Dr. Isbell works as a relief veterinarian at Family Hospital. Dr. Isbell owned and practiced veterinary medicine at Isbell Animal Clinic in Gadsden, Alabama for 46 years. He sold his practice in 2000 but continued to work there 2-3 days a week for the clinic’s new owner. In July 2008 he moved to Woodstock, GA. All 3 of his children, as well as, 5 grandchildren, live in the area.










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Melissa Hall -  Vet. Tech/Office Manager



Melissa is an aspiring veterinarian with a genuine passion for the well-being and happiness of animals. She recently obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Harding University and is working toward becoming a veterinary student at UGA or a Healthcare Managenment professional. She stays updated on Continuing Education articles and courses to be sure that your pet receives the best care possible and that you receive the quality service you deserve.  She enjoys horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, and racquetball. The three loves of her life are her Brittany Spaniel, Jesse, Quarter Horse, Sassy, and hermit crab, Dobby.










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Kate Richardson - Vet. Tech/Office Manager


Kate attended KSU for three years and is now a student at Penn Foster University to become a Ceritifed Veterinary Technician. She has a beautiful ragdoll cat named Romeo and loves outdoor adventures such as camping, spelunking and rock-climbing. She is a perfectionist and will have nothing but perfection in her work with your beloved pets. Kate is especially educated in prescription diets for dogs and cats and keeps the clinc running behind the scenes.













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Erin Hogberg - Receptionist


 Erin's is the friendly face that will greet you at the desk! She genuinely loves every animal that walks through our doors and is not afraid to show it. She assists all clients and patients with the utmost proffesionalism and compassion. She is always excited to get to know you and your furry family.










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Alicia Salvaitierra - Head Kennel Tech


Alicia has been working at Family Pet Hospital for 5 years as the head kennel tech. She takes excellent care of all the dogs and cats that are boarding with us. Alicia feeds, walks, and plays with all the pets that come to visit Family Pet Hospital. We are not surprised to find Alicia sitting in a boarder's run, giving some TLC.







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Karis Lange - Kennel Tech

Karis is a genuine animal lover with a special interest in behavior and training. She has a way with dogs and cats where they love her and are very comfortable when she is caring for them. She has recently studied at Penn Foster University and will be returning soon to become a veterinary technician. Know that your pets are in good hands when they stay with our kennel staff. Karis and Alicia or two of the finest in the area.









Family Pet Hospital

12910 Hwy 92 #102
Woodstock, GA 30188

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Clinic Hours

 Monday-Friday 8:30-5:30
Saturday 8:30-1:00


 Boarding Prices

K-9 under 20 lbs $14.00 a night

21-45 lbs $19.00 a night

46-65 lbs $30.00 a night

Over 66 lbs $32.00 a night

Felines $12.00 a night


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