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We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at South Atlanta Veterinary Emergency and Specialty.
Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs. They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.
Learning and education is very important here at South Atlanta Veterinary Emergency and Specialty. We strive to have a state of the art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.
Basically, our team is full of animal lovers. They make it a goal to treat each patient like their own. They give each patient plenty of love and attention. They are prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every pet can stay as healthy as possible. They will also do everything that they can to make a sick pet feel better as soon as possible.
If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (770) 460 8166.
Dr. Eric Storey, DVM-MS, DACVO
Dr Storey is a board certified veterinary ophthalmologist with specialized training in diseases and surgery of the retina. He is married to the former Jan Findley and they have two boys, Caleb 10 years old and Codey 7 years old.
Dr Storey received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Auburn University in 1999 and then completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Illinois. He then attended graduate school and completed a three-year veterinary ophthalmology residency at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan in 2003. During this residency program, he obtained specialized training in diseases and surgery of retina.
He comes to us from LSU College of Veterinary Medicine, in Baton Rouge, La, where for the past 12 years he served as an associate professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences and Chief of Ophthalmology with responsibilities in teaching, research and clinical service. He served as an ophthalmology clinician and surgeon to include vitreoretinal surgeries, teaching and training veterinary students and residents, and performing basic and clinical research in ophthalmology.
Dr Storey is an accomplished vitreoretinal surgeon with many years of training and experience. His vitreoretinal surgeries have over a 90% success rate for anatomical reattachment post reattachment. Success of vision return depends on several factors with early diagnosis and treatment being foremost.
Dr. Dan Brogdon, DVM-MS, DACVO
Dr. Dan Brogdon received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of Georgia in 1978. He attended graduate school and completed an ophthalmology residency and obtained a Master’s degree in comparative ophthalmology at the University of Illinois from 1983 to 1986. He attended the Basic Eye Course at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California in 1985. Dr. Brogdon is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and his Master’s degree involved the study of corneal healing and epithelial growth factors.
Dr. Brogdon retired from the US Army as a Colonel where he served as the United States’ military only board certified veterinary ophthalmologist . Dr Brogdon also is board certified in the American college of veterinary preventive medicine (ACVPM). His assignments included clinical, research and command positions both in America and overseas.
Dr. Brogdon has founded and operated multiple specialty hospitals throughout Georgia and Florida.
Dr. Brogdon has authored numerous articles and is a popular speaker providing continuing education in the area of veterinary ophthalmology. He is active in organized veterinary medicine at the local, state and national level.
Dr. Staci Spears, DVM
Dr. Staci Spears graduated from the University of Florida with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. Before graduating she received the Student Award from the University and the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology. Dr. Spears holds a certificate in Aquatic Animal Health, and had a special interest in Veterinary research in the Wildlife & Aquatic Veterinary Disease Laboratory at the University of Florida.
Dr. Spears completed a rotating Internship at Blue Pearl in Michigan before joining the SAVES team as an Ophthalmology intern where she has been under the guidance of our Board Certified Ophthalmologist Dr. Dan Brogdon, and Dr. Eric Storey. Dr. Spears has flourished in her position here at SAVES, and we are extremely excited that she will be continuing her Veterinary Ophthalmology career as an Ophthalmology Resident.
When Dr. Spears isn't busy treating patients here at SAVES, you can find her showing here Border Collie in canine rally, horseback riding, reading, or attending to her fresh and salt water fish.
Angela, Veterinary Assistant
Angela has been a veterinary technician since 2003, an ER veterinary technician since 2008 and has been with the Ophtho team since 2008. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Biology degree in 2008 from Clayton State University. She has owned and loved animals since a very young age having grown up on a farm. Angela is currently a mommy to three dogs, ranging from 5 lbs to 50 lbs, a cat and a horse. And in March of 2011 she became a mommy again, but for the first time to a “two-legged” child, to her son, Ethan.
Staci, Veterinary Assistant
Staci joined the South Atlanta Veterinary Specialty Center in 2007 and loves the challenges that ophthalmology brings as well as the wonderful clients and patients she works with every week. She has over 5 years experience in emergency veterinary medicine and her favorite question by the ER doctors is, “What would Dr. Brogdon do?” Staci’s “Peanut’s Gang” is comprised of 3 boxers, Charlie, Lucy, and Marcie, and a shih-tzu puppy named Franklin.
Ashley, Veterinary Assistant
Ashley graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in 2003 and received a B.S. in Biology from Clayton State. She has been working in the veterinary field since 1999. Her interest in veterinary ocular diseases and emergency medicine led her to the South Atlanta Veterinary Specialty Center.
Dakota, Veterinary Assistant
Dakota graduated from Florida State University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. She has years of experience working with everything from wildlife to marine mammals to exotic animals. Her passion has always been in the rescue field so after graduation, she worked as a keeper at a rescue sanctuary in Texas for big cats and bears. She finally decided she wanted to move to Georgia, a state she has always loved, and started as a veterinary technician at an animal hospital before coming to SAVES. She doesn’t have any animals of her own to take care of at home so in her free time, she enjoys traveling, riding horses, and just spending time in the great outdoors!
Ingrid, Veterinary Assistant
Ingrid joined the SAVES team in the Summer of 2018. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Pre-Medicine. She has experience volunteering with the Guide Dog Foundation and working with human ophthalmologists. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading and baking. Although she only has a 10 gallon fish tank now, she hopes to someday have a black lab and a German Shepherd.