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Welcome to South Atlanta Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center
Your Emergency & Specialty Veterinarian in Fayetteville Georgia
Call us at (770) 460-8166

The SAVES Center is a specialty referral and emergency practice in support of your family veterinarian. Our goal is to provide your pet with the highest quality specialty and emergency services using state-of-the-art medical equipment and the most current diagnostic and surgical techniques.

We understand and appreciate the love you have for your family pet. We are here as an extension of your referring veterinarian and have a genuine desire to meet all of your pet’s specialty and emergency needs. We are committed to serving you and appreciate your trust and confidence.

If you’re a first time client, please be sure to check out our Pet Owners section for valuable information and time saving forms. If you are a referring clinic, please be sure to download our referral form ahead of time. It’s located HERE. And if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free call us. We will respond promptly and courteously.


We are a shareholder owned facility, with 38 veterinarians and their private hospitals counting on us to care for their patients and their families. The year 2016 is a banner year for our emergency clinic. Our shareholders made a decision to expand our business into a much-needed Emergency AND Specialty Center. This necessitated the building of a new facility, located just one mile west of our original facility at 1090 Highway 54 East, Fayetteville, GA 30214.

This 13,500 square foot building will house five departments…Emergency and Critical Care, Surgery, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, and Radiology. Our radiology department will include Direct Digital Radiography, CT Scanner, and Ultrasound. Explore our website to discover all of our new services.

Fayetteville Veterinarian | South Atlanta Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center | (770) 460-8166

1090 Highway 54 East
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214

Highlighting Our Team

  • Allison
    Client Care Coordinator

    Allison grew up in Orlando, Florida and relocated to Fayetteville, Georgia in the Fall of 2004. She began working for the Animal Eye Clinic in the Summer of 2010. She loves animals and enjoys all the pet owners she gets to meet as the front desk receptionist at the South Atlanta Veterinary Specialty Center. Allison loves spending time with her vivacious daughter, Kaylin and their equally spirited German Shepherd, Akira.

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  • Caitlyn
    Technician Assistant

    Caitlin joined the South Atlanta Veterinary Specialty Center in December of 2016. She graduated with a Marketing Degree from UGA, however, her true passion has always been animals. She joined the team looking to be a part of helping people save their pets on a daily basis. Caitlin has already added one of their surgery patients to her menagerie giving her 4 dogs: a Dalmatian named Goose, Drake the Golden Lab, Cabella the Australian Shepherd, and the newest member Statham, the world’s greatest Pitbull.

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  • Kaylan
    Technician Assistant

    Kaylan earned her undergraduate degree in biology with a chemistry minor from LaGrange College in 2015. In 2013, she began working at SAVES and did a stint as an intern for Zoo Atlanta with the elephant keepers caring for their elephants and other exotics. She has worked at Georgia Veterinary Rehabilitation to expand her knowledge in alternative veterinary medicine and rehabilitation. When not working, she spends her spare time climbing, running, and hiking or snuggling with her pit bull, Baloo.

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  • Pullin
    Director of Emergency Medicine

    Dr. Pullin joined SCAE in September 2013 following graduation from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include internal medicine, cardiology, and neurology. Dr. Pullin particularly enjoys the variety of emergency medicine and helping those in need. Her hobbies include traveling, tennis, and swimming. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, two boys, dog, and cat.


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Emergency Hours

Open 24/7 and All Holidays

Specialty Hours


8:30 am-5:30 pm

8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm

8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm

8:30 am-5:30 pm


8:30 am-5:30 pm

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "We had a scary but very wonderful experience with this facility. Our female Pitbull who is already paralyzed on her back end was attacked by one of her brothers a couple weeks back. We had to take an on call Vet in Warner Robins, Ga who stabilized her and then prompted us to take her to the Emergency Clinic in Fayetteville. Dr. Johnson was very thorough and understanding. We didnt arrive to the Clinic until 2a, and his presence alone was calming. He had checked her out and was ready to take action if he needed to. Everyone at the clinic was amazing and we send the highest of praises to you all and the work you do. Our sweet girl is now healing after a great deal of work from your emergency clinic and her primary Vet, Dr. Hilliard. You all are hers and our animal heroes!""
    Emily Grace
  • ""This is very new (2016) so it's nice and clean. More importantly, it was purpose built from the ground up, not refurbished, up so the layout is well designed for its purpose.
    The people were all nice and and caring. As this is all referral from other Vets it is all sicker than normal animals but there is a sense of calmness that helps with the nerves.
    Dr. Smith was terrific. She sat down with me like she had nothing else to do that day and however long it took to make sure I understood my dog's condition and the options available was important time. I truly felt I was making an informed decision.
    I walked in there a nervous wreck. I walked out feeling much better knowing my dog is in good hands.""
    Ron M.

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