Your Trusted Veterinarian in Decatur, GA

Our animal hospital in Decatur, GA delivers the highest level of care while also protecting your budget. You and your pet deserve nothing less.

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The Village Vets is hiring! Check out our available positions, learn about our incredible leadership team, and explore our multiple AAHA-accredited hospital locations. Discover the veterinary career of your dreams and apply with us today!

We're excited to announce the opening of our new location at 245 West Ponce de Leon Ave, Suite D in Decatur, GA! We look forward to welcoming you to our new facility.

Veterinary Care Near You

We know your pets mean the world to you. Our Decatur veterinarians are here to provide them with the compassionate, life-long care they deserve.

Dr. Draper
Dr. Franco
Dr. Bryant
Dr. Buck

Welcome to The Village Vets Decatur-Ponce

The caring team at The Village Vets has been serving the pets of Decatur since March 2001. Our new Decatur-Ponce animal hospital on 245 West Ponce de Leon Ave opened in September 2021. We also have several sister locations, including our 24-Hour Emergency hospital.

Full-Service Veterinary Care in Decatur

Wellness Care

Veterinary medicine isn’t just about treating illness, it’s about preventing it, too. Help us keep your pets well with regular wellness exams. We recommend seeing your pet every year, and sometimes twice a year for senior pets. At a wellness exam, we perform:

  • Nose-to-tail physical
  • Diagnostic screenings
  • Nutritional counseling
  • And more

Dental Care

Did you know dental disease is the single most common disease in both cats and dogs? With our advanced animal dentistry, we aim to prevent it entirely. Our trained technicians and skilled veterinarians perform dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar, as well as dental surgeries to extract diseased or broken teeth so your pet can be pain-free moving forward. All of our dental procedures receive the same safety precautions as surgery including:

  • Pre-anesthetic blood work and exam
  • Extensive monitoring throughout the procedure
  • Pain medication to reduce discomfort


Vaccinations protect our pets from potentially deadly diseases. We follow AAHA and AAFP guidelines for our vaccination protocol so your pet receives only the vaccines they need. Deciding the right vaccines for them depends on a few lifestyle factors including:

  • Age
  • Health condition
  • Level of risk


Dermatology and allergies go hand-in-hand when it comes to pets because their allergy symptoms typically manifest as skin conditions. Our dermatology services aim to soothe their itchy, irritated skin as well as address the root cause of the allergy. With better allergy management with pet dermatology, your pet can lead a happier, healthier life. Our dermatology services include:

  • Cytology (skin cell analysis)
  • Drawing blood for an allergy test
  • A variety of allergy medications


As an AAHA-accredited animal hospital, you can be sure that your pet receives the very best, safest surgical care. We have the ability to perform a range of procedures including soft tissue and orthopedic. With every surgery, we perform pre-anesthetic blood work and an exam to ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo the procedure. Then, during surgery, we take every precaution including:

  • Administering an anesthetic protocol tailored to your pet
  • An IV catheter that supplies them with warm fluids
  • Pain medication to help them have a smooth, pain-free recovery

Online Vet Visits

We recognize that it’s not always easy to make it into our animal hospital, which is why we offer virtual vet visits through our telemedicine app TeleTails. With TeleTails, you’ll be able to request a virtual consultation with your veterinarian for a variety of pet care services including:

  • Recheck appointments
  • Post-op follow-up
  • Behavioral changes
  • Skin conditions
  • And more

Our Sister Locations

In addition to our Decatur-Ponce location, we have 5 other convenient Atlanta-area hospitals to serve you.

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain is our first, original location with extensive boarding and grooming services. Visit our site to see all that we offer.


Buckhead offers high-quality services and complete veterinary care to North Atlanta. See what we have to offer on our website.


Westside is one of our newer locations serving the community on the west end of Atlanta.


Our Virginia-Highland location, which opened in 2020, offers a full range of veterinary services.

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