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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

  • Dr. McIntire
    Emergency Veterinarian

    Dr. McIntire is a 1985 graduate from the University Of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine. Early in her career she practiced emergency medicine and since 2006 has come back to it. Reading and attending continuing education sessions to keep current with standards of care keeps her busy and satisfies her love of learning. Dr. McIntire and her husband, Scott have been married since 1987. They have one daughter, two sons, one dog and two cats. Her spare time is spent with her family, garden and reading books.

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  • Rachel
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Rachel began her career in veterinary medicine in 2009 and joined the SAVES center as a surgical technician in 2016. She has a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Fort Valley State University and became a registered veterinary technician in 2012. She is a wife and a mother of two beautiful daughters. Currently she has 2 dogs, a lab mix named Buddy and a shepard mix named Jett, and 2 cats named Gypsy and Turbo. Rachel enjoys going to the lake with her family and spending time outdoors.

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  • Jacqueline
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Jacqueline earned her undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Wildlife Conservation from Fort Valley State University. Over the last 15 years she's had the pleasure of working in a variety of practices who's focus has been: Preventive Medicine, Orthopedics and Exotic Medicine. She enjoys learning new things in the field of animal care and sharing that knowledge with others. She also has a special interest in Herpetology and Entomology. In her free time she enjoys playing video games, nature hikes and caring for her array of pets.

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  • Robin
    Client Care Coordinator

    Robin began working at the font desk at South Atlanta Veterinary and Specialty Center in 2016. Her love for animals began at a very young age. Robin currently shares her life with a rescued boxer mix named Gracie. She also has two wonderful sons that she loves spending time with.


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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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