All Creatures Animal Hospital

"Crusaders for the Human-Animal Bond"

2482-C Mt. Vernon Road
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338
Phone: 770-393-3400
Fax: 770-395-9500
Email: staff@allcreaturesanimalhospital.com

Our Staff

Veterinarians

  • Dr. Michael Akins

    Dr. Mike’s interest in veterinary medicine stemmed from involvement in the Junior Zoologist’s Club at the Cincinnati Zoo where he volunteered and worked from junior high through undergraduate school. He graduated from Northern Kentucky University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and from Tuskegee University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Along with his wife Dr. Karolyn Akins, he established All Creatures Animal Hospital in 1991. Passionate about enhancing the human-animal bond, Dr. Mike has spent over 30 years focused on helping pets to live longer and healthier lives through advocating for their needs and educating pet parents. Delivering high quality medicine and exceptional client service have always been a central focus, as evidenced by the hospital being accredited through the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
    Dr Mike and Dr Karolyn have been married for over 40 years and have 2 sons whom they adore. They also share their home with several cats, a dog, and a few birds. Personal fitness and gardening are his favorite activities after caring for pets and spending time with his family.
  • Dr. Colleen Roman

    Since the age of 4 when she saved a field mouse, Dr. Colleen Roman has dreamed of working with animals. Interning at an animal clinic is high school further strengthened her desire and led her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from GCSU in 2008, became a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2011 and obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia in 2021. She’s been published in The Exotic Animal Textbook for Veterinary Technicians and is certified in more than 12 different aspects of veterinary medicine including Fear Free Certification in Dogs, Cats, and Avians, Human Animal Bond Development, and ALS CPR for dogs and cats. Her current professional aspiration is to become an American Board-Certified Veterinary Practitioner in companion animals, avians, and possibly reptiles and amphibians. Dr Roman has special interests in dermatology and exotic animal medicine and loves educating pet parents on how to best care for their furry, feathered, or scaley babies. All Creatures has been fortunate to have her as a member of our team; she’s been with us off and on since 2011.
    Dr Roman and her amazing, supportive husband currently share their home with 3 chihuahuas and a rabbit. Her favorite hobby is traveling; she and her husband ring in the New Year in a different country each year.

Practice Manager

  • Jennifer Barnes, CVPM

    Jennifer is a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager who joined ACAH in March 2020. She started her career as a Veterinary Receptionist in 2001, became a Practice Manager in 2005, and obtained her CVPM certification in 2017. She has a strong background in accounting and business management and is especially skilled at organization, efficiency, and interpersonal communication. Jennifer's energies are focused on ensuring our team provides exceptional client service, patients receive compassionate care, and the hospital team is continually learning, growing, and working cohesively.

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Registered Vet Technicians

  • Audris, RVT

    Audris has been a member of the ACAH team since 2015. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician and co-leader of the medical team which consists of Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants. Audris gives her all to each patient, putting her heart and soul into providing them the best care possible. She is very dedicated in her role as a leader and holds the team accountable for high standards of performance. She is also passionate about client education and continually works to keep up with the changing field of veterinary medicine. Our team would be lost without Audris's commitment to excellence.

  • Kim, RVT

    Since 2016, ACAH has been fortunate to have Kim as a member of our team. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician and co-leader of the medical team which consists of Veterinary Technicians and Veterinary Assistants. Kim is very compassionate, empathetic, and excels at remaining calm under pressure. She is excellent at communicating with clients and puts the needs of her patients above her own. Her drive to continually learn and improve sets expectations for the rest of the team to do the same. Kim is an integral part of our team with her stellar professionalism and 100% focus on patient and client needs, each and every day.

Veterinary Assistants

  • Ali

    Ali joined All Creatures Animal Hospital in 2014. She is currently a Veterinary Assistant and is in the process of finishing up schooling and training to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. We’re proud of the progress she has made in furthering her skills and education. She is very caring and considerate of her patients and always ready to lend a helping hand. Our whole team relies on her dependability and consistency. We look forward to seeing her grow as a Technician in the coming years!

  • Monique

    In March 2020, Monique joined our team as a Veterinary Receptionist where she quickly excelled due to her attention to detail and exceptional communication skills. She moved into a Veterinary Assistant role the summer of 2021 because her true passion is in the medicine and patient care. Self-motivated and eager to learn, she is already starting her journey towards becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. Driven to pursue growth and education, Monique is a versatile and valuable member of our team with a unique perspective on both the client and patient experience at our hospital.

  • Jasmine

    Jasmine joined the ACAH team in February 2020 as a Veterinary Assistant. She is a fast learner and has a great deal of love for animals. She has an impressive mastery of some technical skills and is educating herself to help more every day. Jasmine is very knowledgeable about puppy care and does a great job with education for new puppy owners. Due to staff shortages, she has learned some Veterinary Receptionist skills and tasks to assist the team with continuing to deliver high quality service.

  • Numine

    Numine started her journey at ACAH as a Kennel Assistant in 2019. A wonderful team player and always ready to help, she began assisting the medical team during the spring of 2020. By the end of summer, she had transitioned fully into a Veterinary Assistant role. She has an unmatched grace and sensitivity to her patients and teammates, loves what she does, and makes an impact for every patient each day. Numine’s wit, compassion, and positive attitude keeps the team energized and focused.

  • Claire

    In April 2021, Claire joined our team as a Kennel Assistant. With previous experience in the veterinary field, she quickly moved into a Veterinary Assistant role. She is a hard worker and is passionate about animal care. Eager to continue learning and utilizing her skills, Claire has settled into the flow of ACAH well. She is compassionate with her patients and shines while mentoring teammates who are learning new skills.

Kennel Assistants

  • Elliot

    Elliot joined the ACAH team in December 2018 and has been providing compassionate care during boarding ever since. His main priority is to ensure pets have a comfortable stay away from home. We can always depend on Elliot to provide everything boarding pets need and bring any concerns to the attention of the medical team so it can quickly be handled. He is very adept at handling all the responsibilities of the kennel area and is a great team player!

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All Creatures Animal Hospital
2482-C Mt. Vernon Rd.
Dunwoody, GA 30338
Phone: (770) 393-3400
Fax: 770-395-9500
Email: staff@allcreaturesanimalhospital.com

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