Greater Atlanta Veterinary Medical Group

Our hospital is made up of two practices to offer complete care for your pet: Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialty Practice with Jory W. Olsen, DVM., Dipl. ACVIM and Animals First Veterinary Hospital with Diana L. Olsen, DVM, Rebecca L. Banner, DVM, and Patrick Singletary, DVM.

Our hospital is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) to demonstrate our attempt to provide the best services and environment for healing and therapy.

"Our hospital has voluntarily achieved the high standards of the American Animal Hospital Association, qualifying it as an AAHA Hospital Member. These standards pertain to facilities, equipment, practice, methods, and management. Evidence of compliance with these standards is determined through periodic, on-site evaluations by practice consultants of the Association.

 The purpose of the American Animal Hospital Association is to enhance the abilities of veterinarians to provide quality medical care to companion animals; enable veterinarians to successfully conduct their practices and maintain their facilities with high standards of excellence; and to meet the public's need as they relate to the delivery of small animal veterinary medicine."

 For more information, visit: http://www.aahanet.org/


OFFICE HOURS AND LOCATION


 We look forward to welcoming you to our well-equipped facility. We are conveniently located at 1093 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta.

 Our office hours are from 7:30-6:00 PM Monday through Friday. We are also open 9-12 pm on Saturday mornings for appointments.  To contact us please call 770-424-6303 during normal business hours. You can leave a message on our answering machine after hours. If you have an emergency and do not receive a call back from one of the doctors-please call or go to your nearest animal emergency clinic.

 You are also welcome to email us at gavmg@gavmg.com. We will make every attempt to promptly respond.

Feel free to browse through our site.   If you want more information about our practice go to the contact page and use one of the convenient methods to communicate with us.

Thanks for visiting and we look forward to serving you.

  • Mon-Fri: 7:30AM-6:00PM
  • Sat: 9:00AM-Noon
  • Sun: By Appt for Boarding Discharge Only
  • After Hours Emergency? Call: 770-424-6303
  • Jory W. Olsen, D.V.M., Dip A.C.V.I.M.

    Jory grew up in southern California and enjoyed the sunshine, weather, and beaches there. After completing an undergraduate education at San Diego State University, a PhD program at UCLA in biological chemistry was chosen to research basic cancer development and behavior. Deciding to move into a more clinical medicine and taking advantage of his love for pets, Jory left UCLA with his masters degree and went to veterinary school.

    Jory graduated from veterinary school at the University of California at Davis in 1988. He completed an internship at Texas A&M University before returning to UC Davis for a residency. His primary interests during the residency were intestinal disease and food allergies, kidney disease and progression of degenerative disease, cancer therapy, and novel therapy for fungal disease.

    Jory moved to Atlanta in 1992 and joined the Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialty Practice staff. In 1994 Jory took ownership of the practice and moved to the present location in 1997. The practice is based on the ultrasound skills established by over 20,000 ultrasound examinations, chemotherapy treatments for a variety of cancers but focusing on lymphoma, endoscopic evaluation of the intestinal tract, respiratory tract, and general endocrine and hematologic internal medicine experience. Jory is boarded in small animal internal medicine with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). The majority of cases seen are challenging referral medical patients that have failed to respond to primary care and other referral center care.

    Jory has given multiple presentations to the A.C.V.I.M. national meeting, regional veterinary meetings, local veterinary associations, and dog and cat breed clubs.

    Jory enjoys the job of helping pets resume a better quality life and trying to restore pets to their place in our families. Outside of the business, Jory enjoys his family of wife, Diana, and two girls, Kayla and Jacqueline. Traveling is a favorite pasttime. Jory also enjoys activities like tennis and bicycling. At this time, Jory has four cats and two dogs but the numbers have varied over the years.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1988
    Education:
    San Diego State University, UCLA, UC Davis
  • Diana L. Olsen, B.S., D.V.M.

    Diana grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and enjoyed the snow and changing seasons. She enjoyed the hustle and bustle associated with being one of six kids in the family.

    Diana went to veterinary school at the University of Georgia and graduated in 1991. She practiced for six years in the Atlanta area before traveling and teaching ultrasound to veterinarians and clinics around the country for 2 years.

    Diana started her practice in 1999. She has performed laser surgery for tumor removals, declaws and soft palate resections and other oral surgery since 1999. She has performed many challenging surgical procedures because of her skills and association with the internal medicine practice. Among those surgeries are: patent ductus arteriosis closure, adrenal tumor removal (including removal of invasion into major vessels), liver lobe removal, lung lobe removal, bile duct rerouting (cholecystoduodenostomy), intestinal rerouting (bilroth), pericardectomy, thoracic duct ligation, laryngeal tie back, rectal tumor removal by eversion and prolapse.

    Following completion of her five course orthopedic surgery training at the University of Tennessee, she has performed many cruciate ligament repairs, patellar luxation stabilization, fracture platings and external fixators, and hip luxation repairs.

    She enjoys surgery and the opportunity to make an immediate impact on her patient's quality of life.

    Outside of the clinic, Diana enjoys spending time with her husband Jory, and two daughters, Kayla and Jacqueline. Other interests including running and tennis.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1991
    Education:
    University of Georgia
  • Rebecca Banner, B.S, D.V.M.

    Born as the youngest of 8, I was surrounded by not only a bunch of two legged but also an ocean of 4 legged creatures. My  parents and grand parents both bred Great Pyreness, so there was always a white mountain to climb, play with, sleep with and perform exams on. As a breed they were very willing participants.

    I started working in a veterinary hospital at the age of 11. I road my bicycle to the veterinary hospital that my family used and asked for a job cleaning cages and walking the dogs. For 13 years, this clinic was my second home; however, if you asked my family and friends, they would say it was more like my primary home.

    My parents said that from the age of three I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian. I am one of the few blessed people that feel as if they have never worked a day in their life. How amazing is that!

    I have 2 beautiful children and a 19 year old cat named Phreddie. He is so happy not having to share his family with other pets that our family has decided to indulge his selfishness and allow him to be our sole furry focus.

    I am a huge supporter and advocate for rescuing and help where I can whether transport, donating food, care etc.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1994
    Education:
    Denison University and Tuskegee University
  • Patrick Singletary, B.S, D.V.M.

    Dr. Patrick Singletary graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016.  He graduated from the University of Georgia in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science.  After spending 8 years in Athens, Dr. Singletary loves cats, dogs, and of course the DAWGS!!!

    Dr. Singletary enjoys many aspects of veterinary medicine, and his specific areas of interest are surgery (orthopedic and soft tissue), dentistry, kidney disease, and preventative medicine.  He is a member of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and currently serving as the Treasurer of the Cobb County Veterinary Medical Association.

    Outside of work, Dr. Singletary enjoys spending time with his wife, enjoying the great outdoors, going to the lake, playing golf, anything Georgia Bulldogs, and watching sports.  Dr. Singletary is excited to get to know the Greater Atlanta Veterinary Medical Group clientele.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Education:
    University of Georgia
  • Meredith Parsons

    Meredith is the head technician for the internal medicine practice. Her experience and attention to detail is critical  for helping care for the patients treated by Dr. Jory Olsen.  Her friendly, outgoing personality make her a favorite of our clients.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2000
    Education:
    RVT-February 26, 2004
    Interests:
    Registered Veterinary Technician
  • LeAnn Stansel

    LeAnn's sunny face can be seen weekdays at the practice.
    She is responsible for assisting with the internal medicine case load but will readily lend a hand when needed for the general practice as well.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 19, 2007
    Education:
    Cass High School