Our Staff

Dr. Michael Ammermon, DVM 

Dr. Michael Ammermon started his undergraduate study with aspirations to become a pediatrician. He grew up in a very small town and always had an affinity for animals of all shapes and sizes. Out of necessity, he took a job with a veterinarian to help pay his tuition and living expenses while in college. It was this experience that developed his passion for the veterinary profession. The challenge and diversity provided by veterinary practice was exactly what he needed to maintain compassion for his profession. After completing his undergraduate studies at West Virginia University, he was accepted to the University of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine, where he earned his doctorate degree. It was there that he met his wife (Dr. Myra Burnsed Ammermon).

Dr. Ammermon has many interests within the wide spectrum of veterinary medicine, but has a driving passion for surgery and critical care. He also enjoys getting to know the patients and clients who come under his care, as well as spending time with his family.

Dr. Myra Burnsed Ammermon, DVM

Dr. Myra Burnsed Ammermon knew she wanted to be a veterinarian at the age of 5 years old and has passionately pursued her dream ever since. This dream was ignited by living on a small farm where she was surrounded by animals of all species, shapes, and sizes. Her dream of becoming a veterinarian was nurtured by her grandfathers, Melvin Speir and Hannie Burnsed. She attended the University of Georgia and graduated with a B.S. in Biological Science in 2003, and then continued her education at the University of Georgia for her veterinary degree, graduating with her doctorate in 2008. Dr. Burnsed Ammermon’s special interests include developing a special relationship with the pets she cares for and their families, internal medicine cases, and soft tissue surgery.

Outside of work, Dr. Burnsed Ammermon loves playing with her 3-year-old daughter Adelyn, gardening, and reading.

Dr. Jessica Akins Hood, DVM 

Bio coming soon!

Chelsea Matzen, RVT

Chelsea has always had a love for animals, especially horses. When her family moved to Bulloch County in 2001, they got four horses. At this point, it became clear to Chelsea what she wanted her career to be. Chelsea graduated high school and enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Program at Ogeechee Technical College. While she was in school, she gained experience from two mixed-animal practices in Statesboro and also did her internship at a small animal practice in Savannah. In spring of 2010, she graduated with an Associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology. Chelsea’s specific interests in the profession include phlebotomy, diagnostics and assisting with surgery. 

Outside of work, she enjoys riding horses, being on the water and spending time with her friends and family.

Jamie Cowart, RVT

Bio Coming Soon!

Sarah Warnell, Veterinary Assistant

Growing up on a farm led to Sarah’s passion for both domestic and wild animals. After graduating from high school, Sarah received an A.A.S. in both Wildlife/Plantation Management and Agribusiness from Ogeechee Technical College. While in college, she interned with a local wildlife rehabilitation center. 

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hunting, fishing and UGA football.

Melinda Sinclair, Veterinary Assistant

Bio Coming Soon!

Kristin Warmack, Receptionist

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Taylor Jones, Receptionist

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