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Dee
Dee
Receptionist
Long before she was an employee here at All Animals Veterinary Hospital, Dee was a client. When the opportunity arose for her to join the team at the hospital she’d brought her own pets to for so many years, she jumped at the chance! Dee is now a proud member of the clinic’s front-desk team.

Originally from southern Louisiana, Dee moved to Dawsonville in 1996 and has lived in the area ever since. She worked in the human medical field for 18 fulfilling years before deciding it was time for a change of pace—that’s when Dee decided to do something she’d always been passionate about and explore the world of veterinary medicine. She joined the All Animals Veterinary Hospital family in October of 2020 and couldn’t be happier with her choice! Dee’s favorite part of every shift is getting to foster relationships with the area’s pet owners and their four-legged companions.

Away from work, Dee’s interests include staying active in her church, reading, visiting the beach, crafting, and spending quality time with her family. She and her husband of nearly 30 years have two wonderful children, Ariel and Ren, as well as several granddogs.
Matt Holton
Matt Holton
Veterinary Technician
For Matt, veterinary medicine runs in the family—his father is Dr. Edward Holton, and his twin brother James works alongside him here at All Animals Veterinary Hospital. Matt knew early on that he wanted to do the same thing as his father and help animals to live happier, healthier lives! He couldn’t be happier to gain hands-on experience in the veterinary field here at the hospital while applying to veterinary school.

Matt is a Dawsonville native and a recent graduate of the University of Georgia, where he obtained his Bachelor’s degree in animal and dairy science. He plans on continuing his education at veterinary school in the future! For now, Matt serves in all areas of the hospital and enjoys the great variety that every day brings—on any given day, he might help to birth a litter of puppies or treat an infection in a dairy cow, and that fast-paced environment keeps him on his toes.

In his free time, Matt likes spoiling his own dogs at home. He shares his life with two Australian Shepherds named Taylor and Chloe.
Amelia
Amelia
Veterinary Technician
Amelia wasn’t sure what she wanted to do when she grew up until she landed a job at a local kennel. The experience she had working with animals opened up a whole new world for her, and she decided at that point that she wanted to become a vet. As one of the technicians here at All Animals, Amelia is one step closer to her goal and loving every second of it!

Amelia joined the All Animals Veterinary Hospital team in October of 2021 while she was still in school to become a veterinary technician. She wanted to gain first-hand knowledge in preparation for vet school. Professionally, she enjoys meeting with and educating clients about their pets, as well as learning new things about diagnoses and medications.

Outside of work, Amelia has one dog of her own: a Great Pyrenees mix named Ellie Mae, whom Amelia adopted after someone surrendered her at the clinic. Ellie Mae loves attention and is quite spoiled as a result.
Stacy
Stacy
Veterinary Technician
Stacy became a veterinary technician because she wanted to become a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves. She adores animals and thought a career working with them would be the perfect fit. It didn’t take long for her to realize that working with animals was her true calling in life!

Initially, Stacy started out in human medicine, but she quickly realized that her love for animals far outweighed her love of people. After working in an emergency room and a morgue, she followed her heart and made her way to the role of vet tech. She joined the All Animals team after having been a client for several years.

At home, Stacy and her husband, Casey, have a plethora of pets, including two dogs (Milo and Dexter), a cat (Lexi), three chickens (Charlie, Harley, and Salt), and two ducks (Remy and Riley). Stacy loves anything Disney and traveling. A self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, Stacy has done some wild stuff, including jumping out of an airplane.
Elyse
Elyse
Veterinary Technician
Ever since Elyse could walk, she remembers following after all the pets her family had. The relationships she fostered with animals during her childhood helped shape er into the person she is today and helped her find her place in veterinary medicine. As a vet tech, Elyse has been able to combine her passion for medicine with her lifelong adoration of animals, and as it turns out, it’s the perfect fit!

After graduating high school, Elyse went on to study human medicine. Four years in, she decided to make the switch from two-legged patients to four, and she couldn’t be happier. Professionally, Elyse has a particular interest in working with felines. There’s just nothing better than seeing an anxious cat start to relax when you treat them with kindness, patience and understanding.

At home, Elyse has one rescue dog named Luna, who is her very best friend; four cats – Sunny, Mama, Cherry, and Jasper; and a leopard gecko named Zesty. In her spare time, Elyse enjoys watching things grow, so she has many houseplants that she tends to. She also recently started her own herb/vegetable garden.
Dr. Edward L. Holton Jr.
Dr. Edward L. Holton Jr.
Owner, Veterinarian
When Dr. Edward Holton’s childhood puppy fell ill, he went along with his parents to the local veterinarian’s office. After that experience, he remembers telling his mother and father that he was going to become a veterinarian himself one day. Dr. Holton’s dream never wavered—now, he’s proud to own and operate his very own animal hospital!

Born in Washington, Georgia, Dr. Holton grew up in Evans and was only 15 years old when he started working for a local animal clinic in Augusta. He would continue to help pets there through his undergraduate career, and was then accepted into the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Holton graduated in 1994 and launched his private-practice journey at a pair of practices in the northern part of the state.

In 1997, Dr. Holton launched All Animals Veterinary Hospital and has been serving the area’s pets and animal owners here ever since. As a vet, he likes complicated medical cases and is particularly fond of general and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Holton also loves to administer preventative healthcare measures—for him, there’s nothing better than meeting a new pet and proactively keeping them healthy!

When he’s not at the clinic, Dr. Holton enjoys staying active in the Dawson County Rotary Club, playing golf, and tending to his herd of dairy cows. He and his wife, Patty, have two twin sons named James and Matt, both of whom work here at the clinic and are pursuing veterinary medicine themselves. The family shares their lives with several pets: Meghan, a Coonhound mix; Pickles the English bulldog; two Australian Shepherds named Taylor and Chloe; and a Standard Poodle puppy who goes by Beaux.
Dr. James Holton, DVM
Dr. James Holton, DVM
Veterinarian
James has grown up at All Animals Veterinary Hospital—he was six months old when his father, Dr. Edward Holton, opened the clinic doors for business. It wasn’t difficult for James to gain an innate passion for the world of animal medicine!

James grew up in Dawsonville, where he frequently went on house calls with his dad and raised and showed cattle. Those experiences only deepened his desire to help as many animals as he possibly could. He attended the University of Georgia and graduated with a degree in animal science. Then, pursued a degree in veterinary medicine at University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. James has graduated with his Doctorate in veterinary medicine and officially joined the All Animals team as an associate in June 2023.

When time permits between his busy schedule, James enjoys cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs and spending time with his own dogs, Chloe and Taylor, at home.
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