- Integrated Pain Management
- Hyperbaric Oxygen
- Pet Pick Up
- In-House Diagnostics
- Payment Options
- Animal Boarding
- Animal Daycare
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary House Calls
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
Mars Hill Animal Hospital, conveniently located in Oconee County near Highways 78 and 316, is Athens premier animal medical facility. We provide the most advanced and compassionate pet health care for those who choose it. We pride ourselves in providing personalized and compassionate care to both our patients and their owners. We have achieved the highest accreditation level offered by the American Animal Hospital Association (A.A.H.A.)
Because veterinary medicine is a constantly expanding field, we strive to offer many special services. These include:
Alternative/Complimentary Treatments including photonic acupuncture, K-Laser Treatments, and hyperbaric oxygen chamber.
Give us a call to book your appointment today!
Dr. Joey Gross
Dr. Joey Gross opened Mars Hill Animal Hospital with his partner Dr. Henry Wall in 1998. Dr. Gross graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. Soon after graduation he began practicing veterinary medicine at Monroe Veterinary clinic and remained there until moving to Mars Hill Animal Hospital. Dr. Gross desires to bring the best and most compassionate veterinary care possible to the Athens and Oconee County area.
Dr. Gross lives in Monroe with his wife and family, three dogs and 2 cats.
Dr. Linda Leavell
Dr. Linda Leavell has been caring for patients at Mars Hill Animal Hospital since 2000. She began her education at the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, in Biochemistry. In addition, she received a Masters degree in Conservation Ecology and later a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Leavell strives to give the best possible veterinary care to each patient that visits Mars Hill.
Dr. Leavell lives in Athens with her husband Glenn, son Simon, daughter Hannah , 1 cat and two dogs.
Dr. Jo Wellman
Dr. Jo Wellman joined the Mars Hill Animal Hospital family in 2007. She can also be seen caring for patients at Monroe Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Wellman began her education with a Bachelor of Arts honors degree in history from Rollins College. Deciding that veterinary medicine was her calling she began to pursue her career with further education at Perimeter College and the University of Georgia. She later graduated from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Dr. Wellman brings a compassionate love for animals. She especially enjoys the areas of animal behavior, nutrition, and feline medicine and surgery. When she is not at work, Dr. Wellman enjoys taking care of her 4 dogs and 6 cats.