Do you have a dirty matted dog or cat? We now have professional grooming Tuesday through Saturday. Our groomer has over 30 years experience. We always take walk-in's but prefer appointments. For more information on grooming call or e-mail us.
Meet our staff
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.
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.
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. 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.
I attended KSU for three years and I am now transferring to Pen Foster to pursue my Veterinarian Technician degree. I recently adopted a ragdoll cat, His name is Romeo. When I am not working or hanging out with Romeo, I love to go on outdoor adventures like Camping, spelunking and every now and then go climbing with my boyfriend and friends. While I am at Family Pet hospital my job is maintaining the kennels so I can make sure your pets are well cared for while you are away.
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.
Please visit for refills on your prescriptions and food.
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