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Welcome to Family Pet Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Woodstock GA
Call us at (770) 928-9094


Have you ever felt

TOO EMBARRASSED

to say, “I don’t understand”?

We make sure you never feel that way again.

We have earned the trust of our clients for over 10 years by giving them the one thing they want to leave our clinic with. CONFIDENCE.Confidence that they understand the why behind their pet’s treatment and how they can help their pet to best health. We want to efficiently get your pet to great health, not rush you out the door.


Peace of Mind After Hours

What do you do if you have a question after our office has closed? After Hours Assurance is a service that allows you to speak with Dr. Skees at any time.

Call (770) 928-9094


At Family Pet Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


Dr. Gerald R Skees
Woodstock Veterinarian | Family Pet Hospital | (770) 928-9094

12910 Hwy 92 #102
Woodstock, GA 30188


Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Skees and he wonderful staff are the most caring vet we have had. He never rushes and takes the most conservative and caring approach"
    Carol W.
  • "Peggy, as usual, did an excellent job grooming Miley, my Welsh Terrier. I always know when I take her for her appointment I will not be disappointed when I pick her up

    Thanks Peggy!"
    Jeri G.
  • "My little dog has always been so well taken care of! I feel much better leaving her at the Vet's instead of a boarding facility. They love her and have even carried her around with them! We are treated like family, not a source of revenue."
    Meredith K.

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Gerald R Skees
    DVM

    Dr. Gerald R Skees DVM graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. Upon graduation, he started working as an equine veterinarian in rural New Mexico and built a successful animal hospital that served large and small animals by the year 1986. His time as a rural veterinarian gave him ample experience for surgery and economical medicine. In 2001, he moved to the Atlanta area with his family. He created Family Pet Hospital in 2003 with the goal to bring his unique experience to the Woodstock area and provide a friendly and welcome atmosphere for people and their beloved pets. Dr. Skees has worked in multi-doctor practices but has also worked in very rural areas as the sole practitioner. Consequently, he was given the opportunity to gain experience in all disciplines, including emergency care, surgery, and preventative medicine. He has performed such surgeries as diaphragmatic hernia repair, splenectomies, and enucleations, all of which are routinely referred to specialists. Having worked in a rural, economically stressed community, Dr. Skees was challenged to learn how to treat patients with limited resources and diagnostic techniques. Although he now has access to the latest technology and diagnostic tools, he blends his rural experience with current techniques to provide the most economical approach to your pet’s health. Current clients appreciate this attribute because it usually saves them money on some of the more routine visits to the veterinary hospital. Even though Dr. Skees has been practicing many years, he prides himself on staying abreast with the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. He acquires at least twice the number of hours of continuing education required by all the state boards of which he is a member, attending both local seminars and national meetings. He subscribes to several journals that provide the latest developments in the field of veterinary medicine, as well as articles from colleagues with interesting cases. He is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association (GVMA).

  • Dr.
    Isbell

    Dr. Isbell works as a relief veterinarian at Family Hospital. Dr. Isbell owned and practiced veterinary medicine at Isbell Animal Clinic in Gadsden, Alabama for 46 years. He sold his practice in 2000 but continued to work there 2-3 days a week for the clinic’s new owner. In July 2008 he moved to Woodstock, GA. All 3 of his children, as well as his 5 grandchildren, live in the area

  • Melissa Hall
    Practice Manager

    Melissa came to work at Family Pet Hospital in 2012 after she graduated from Harding University with her B.S. in Biology. She joined the team as a veterinary assistant and became the practice manager in 2014. She is currently earning her MBA of Healthcare Administration from Harding University.

  • Erin
    Veterinary Assistant

    Erin joined the Family Pet Hospital team in January of 2014. She genuinely loves every animal that walks through our doors and has no problem showing it. She assists all clients and patients with the utmost professionalism and compassion. She is always excited to get to know you and your furry family, and she believes that educating clients about their pet’s health is essential in the veterinary field.

  • Jessica J
    Practice Manager

    Jessica came to work at Family Pet Hospital in April of 2014. She joined the team as a receptionist and became the practice manager in 2016. She stays updated on continuing education articles and courses to be sure that your pet receives the best care possible and that you receive the quality service you deserve. She enjoys painting, watching movies, and spending time with her pets. The two loves of her life are her Golden Retriever mix, Bear, and her cat, Dahlia.

  • Alicia
    Head Kennel Tech

    Alicia has been working at Family Pet Hospital for 5 years as the head kennel tech. She takes excellent care of all the dogs and cats that are boarding with us. Alicia feeds, walks, and plays with all the pets that come to visit Family Pet Hospital. We are not surprised to find Alicia sitting in a boarder’s run, giving some TLC.

  • Karis
    Kennel Tech

    Karis is a genuine animal lover with a special interest in behavior and training. She has a way with dogs and cats where they love her and are very comfortable when she is caring for them.

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Office Hours

Appts until 30 min before close

Family Pet Hospital

Monday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:30 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed