Dr. Clay Leathers grew up in Villa Rica, Georgia. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of West Georgia and was the first student to be accepted into the UGA veterinary program from that college. Dr. Leathers attended the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching College and graduated in 2006. He opened New Hope Animal Hospital in 2012 with his wife, Dr. Valerie Leathers, after practicing for 6 years in Carroll County Georgia. His favorite veterinary cases are dermatology, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and orthopedic surgery. He also contributes to Paulding County rescue groups and organizations.
Dr. Leathers and his wife met in Athens and now live in Dallas with their three sons, which keep them busy! They have 2 dogs, a golden retriever and a Jack Russell terrier, and a feisty long hair cat named Tybee. Even though they are both UGA graduates and football fans, they are happy to see any pets that have other collegiate alliances! Clay is pictured with their 2 dogs, Jackson and Scott.
Dr. Valerie Leathers
Dr. Valerie Leathers grew up in Conyers, Georgia. She went to the University of Georgia and received a biological science degree in 2002. She then attended the University of Georgia Veterinary Teaching College and received her veterinary doctorate in 2006. Valerie knew at a young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian and started working in veterinary offices at the age of 17. After graduating from veterinary school, she worked in the Douglasville area for 6 years. Her favorite cases are internal medicine cases.
Dr. Leathers and her husband met in Athens and now live in Dallas with their three sons, which keep them busy! They have 2 dogs, a golden retriever and a Jack Russell terrier, and a feisty long hair cat named Tybee. Even though they are both UGA graduates and football fans, they are happy to see any pets that have other collegiate alliances! Valerie is pictured with the picture of her cat Tybee (as any cat owner can appreciate, Tybee only comes to the vet office when necessary, not for photo ops).
This is Kelli, she has been working with Dr. Leathers since 2006. She enjoys the relationship formed with regular clients and versatile cases we see each day. She has been married to Tyler since May of 2010 and they welcomed their first child, in July of 2013. They live in Temple with their two dogs, Goose and Charlie. She enjoys church, the outdoors, shopping and taking pictures of her family!
Stephanie — Inventory Manager and Veterinary Assistant
Meet Stephanie! Stephanie has been a Veterinary Assistant since 2002. She has been working with Dr. Leathers for 6 years, and is very passionate about the animals. She loves working with all patients, but enjoys rescues and special need cases that need extra TLC. Outside of work Stephanie enjoys spending time with family, anything involved outdoors, and serving on the Worship team at Lifegate Bremen.
Stephanie is married and has just celebrated their 9th anniversary in January 2014. They have a 6 year old daughter, and are due to have their next baby in July 2014. She has 3 dogs, “Reese” (Golden Retriever), “Rocko” (Boston Terrier), and “Annie” (a Pitbull rescued through Friends To The Forlorn.)
Stephanie is proud to be an employee of New Hope Animal Hospital, and takes GREAT PRIDE in the role they play in the community and animal rescue.
Pam has been a vet assistant for about 7 years and loves it. She and her husband have 3 dogs, Merlin (lab/beagle mix), Xena (boxer) and Charlie Girl (pitbull). They also have 3 foster pitbulls, including 2 puppies. She enjoys volunteering along with her husband with Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue. Originally from Massachusetts she had been in Georgia for 8 years. She is a diehard New England Patriots Fan.
This is Allie. Allie has worked at New Hope Animal Hospital as a Veterinarian Assistant since June of 2012. Allie graduated from East Paulding High School in 2013. She is, currently, attending Kennesaw State University twice a week when she is not here. Allie is majoring in Biology in order to get into veterinarian school. Allie hopes to attend either UGA or UT. For now, Allie has one cat named Chloe but plans on getting a Great Dane after she moves out. Allie loves working at NHAH and could not imagine a better staff to care for your furry friends!
Shelby is new to the world of vet assistant, but has previously worked in animal emergency as customer service. She joined the New Hope family in March of 2013. She finds joy in volunteering and fostering for Friends To The Forlorn Pitbull Rescue. Shelby resides in Acworth with her husband Kevan and their 3 rescue pitbulls; Halle, Dodger, and Aldo.