Welcome to Athens, Georgia, home of the University of Georgia and the Georgia Bulldogs!! Our population explodes during the school year, but the rest of the year we are a quiet, rural town in Northeast Georgia. Since the University of Georgia has one of the finest veterinary teaching colleges in the country, we have access not only to the animal medical, research, and diagnostic facilities, but to young, bright upcoming future veterinarians as well. We have had many pre-vet and vet students who've worked with us. They are getting a great education from the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine AND an excellent education in people skills from the Winterville Animal Clinic.
Dr. Wayne Brubaker, owner and President, is "home grown". After graduating from the University of Georgia, he decided to stay here and practice medicine. This has benefited many people and their pets over the years. He has an excellent reputation in the area for being not only a wonderful doctor, but fair and compassionate as well. Dr. Brubaker started several clinics in the area and as they became established, he turned them over to vets who had helped the clinics grow. Now he works solely with the Winterville Animal Clinic.
We have six doctors on staff. Dr. Don Cole is a partner with Dr. Brubaker. Even though he is a LSU graduate, we let him stay because he is a great vet. Dr. Jennifer Miner, Dr. Jennifer Harris, Dr. Amy Shiver, and Dr. Matthew Groover are all graduates of the University of Georgia. The diversity brought to us by these five outstanding vets, along with Dr. Brubaker, allows us to diagnose and treat patients quickly and effectively. Our staff consists of friendly, outgoing people who are also compassionate and caring. They can deal with the happiness a new puppy or kitten brings to its' owner or they can be quietly consoling during the loss of a beloved pet. We greet all clients personally when they come in our door. As busy as we might be at times, we still speak to each pet owner when they come in. If you are new to the area, just "visiting" for a few years as a student or have been in the Winterville/Athens area for quite some time, we invite you to bring your pets to the Winterville Animal Clinic. We have excellent medical skills and lots of love for animals.