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  • Albany, GA 31707
  • (229) 439-7073

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    The Care Your Pets Deserve

    About
    Bush Animal Clinic

    Taking Care of Pets in Albany, GA
    Since 1971

    Since 1971, Bush Animal Clinic has provided expert, compassionate veterinary care to humans and their furry friends in Albany, GA.

    Our clinic offers state-of-the-art veterinary medical care, executed by Dr. Steve Whatley and his team of highly skilled veterinarians, technicians and support staff. As animal lovers ourselves, we strive to treat every pet that enters our clinic like it’s our own. This means that when you visit Bush Animal Clinic, your pet will always receive the highest quality care possible.

    Our animal hospital offers a comprehensive list of services, including preventive wellness care, dental care, surgery, diagnostics, and dog and cat grooming and boarding. Voted “Best of the Best Veterinary Hospitals in Albany“, we pride ourselves in being one of the leading veterinary clinics in Albany, GA. We attribute this to our passion for what we do.

    Meet Our Veterinarians

    As animal lovers, our profession is so much more than our day job. With every animal we see, we strive to treat them like our own. Read below to meet the team that will care for your pet.

    Steve Whatley

    Steve Whatley, DVM

    Dr. Steve Whatley, DVM

    Dr. Steve Whatley is a longtime member of the Bush Animal Clinic medical team. Dr. Whatley first joined the staff as a veterinary assistant in 1991 and, after completing his veterinary education, returned to the hospital as a general practitioner in 1998. He grew up in Albany, Georgia and attended Darton College, where he earned an Associate’s Degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and Georgia Southwestern State University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. He completed his veterinary education at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. His professional interests include orthopedic surgery, ultrasonography and cardiology.

    Dr. Whatley is active in numerous professional and community organizations. He has served on the board of directors of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association and is a member of the South Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, the Dougherty County Veterinary Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. He is also a member and past president of the Albany Kiwanis Club and is active in the Gillionville Baptist Church.

    Outside the hospital, Dr. Whatley’s hobbies include spending time on his farm, hunting, and being with his wife, Robin, and their children Emily and Dawson. The family also includes four dogs, Sam, Eliza, Sophie, and Luke.

    Ivy Harris Chupp

    Ivy Harris Chupp, DVM

    Dr. Ivy Harris Chupp, DVM

    A general practitioner at Bush Animal Clinic since 2008, Dr. Ivy Harris Chupp is a native of Albany, Georgia. She attended Darton College, where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and Georgia Southwestern State University, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2004. Dr. Chupp continued her education at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and she was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Her professional interests include neurology and behavior.

    Dr. Chupp loves spending time outdoors when she’s not caring for pets at the hospital. She particularly enjoys hunting and fishing. Her hobbies also include shopping and cooking. At home, she and her husband, Jay, enjoy the companionship of their four dogs, Lola, Josie, Molly, and Eagle. Dr. Chupp has two sons, Colson and Hudson.

    Amber Love

    Amber Love, DVM

    Dr. Amber Love

    Bio Coming Soon!

    Paige Thomas

    Paige Thomas, DVM

    Dr. Paige Thomas, DVM

    Dr. Paige Thomas is an Albany, Georgia native who has always had a love for veterinary medicine. She started working at Bush Animal Clinic as a Veterinary Assistant at the young age of fifteen. This filled her desire to become part of this profession and started a childhood dream.

    Dr. Thomas attended Darton College, where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Science from the University of Georgia. Dr. Thomas continued her education at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine where she obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2021.

    Dr. Thomas loves spending time with her Boykin Spaniel, Ellie, as well as her family and friends. She also enjoys quail hunting with her family on their farm.

    Meet Our Team

    As animal lovers, our profession is so much more than our day job. With every animal we see, we strive to treat them like our own. Read below to meet the team that will care for your pet.

    Denise Wally

    Denise Wally, Finance Manager

    >Denise Wally Finance Manager

    Denise Wally is the finance manager for Bush Animal Clinic. A member of the staff since 1995, Denise hails from Albany and loves working with the caring veterinarians and friendly staff at the hospital. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, her husband, and her dog, Louie.

    Kaley Hart

    Kaley Hart, Hospital Manager

    Kaley Hart Hospital Manager

    Our hospital manager, Kaley Hart, joined our team at Bush Animal Clinic in 2009. She has one dog named Herschel. In her spare time, Kaley loves spending time with her two daughters and husband. She also enjoys volunteering for the community and is a member of Christ United Methodist Church.

    Brandi Reese

    Brandi Reese, Daycare & Suites Manager

    Brandi ReeseDaycare & Suites Manager

    Brandi Reese is a native of Albany, Georgia. She has 3 years experience working with animals. She takes pride in client service and giving quality care to your pets needs. She has two Boston terriers named Rigsby and Roux. Outside of work Brandi loves spending time with family, fishing and traveling.

    Paul Langley

    Paul Langley, Patient Care Director

    Paul Langley Patient Care Director

    Paul is our Patient Care Director. Paul is responsible for the health and well-being of the patients while here.

    Paul enjoys spending time with his family, human and fury. Playing music and grilling with his friends.

    Cameron Early

    Cameron Early, Patient Care Director

    Cameron Early Patient Care Director

    Bio Coming Soon!

    Kristin Mccrary

    Kristin Mccrary, Head Groomer

    Kristin Mccrary Head Groomer

    A native of southwest Georgia. Her love of all animals large and small is just who she is. She has been in the animal care business for over 24 years, grooming for the last 4 years. Continuous training for the latest tips and procedures helps with her goal to give the best animal care. Compassion, patience, and adhering to detail sets her apart.

    Jessica

    Jessica, Groomer

    Jessica Groomer

    Jessica has over 10 years of experience in grooming and looks forward to many more!

    Abigail Durden

    Abigail Durden, Head Pharmacy Technician

    Abigail Durden Head Pharmacy Technician

    Abigail Durden is in charge of efficiently dispensing and packaging prescriptions with the utmost accuracy. With a background in Human Resources, Abigail provides superb customer service, ensuring client retention and loyalty.

    Chasity Freeman

    Chasity Freeman, Lead Surgery Technician

    Chasity Freeman Lead Surgery Technician

    Chasity Freeman has been a veterinarian assistant at Bush Animal Clinic since 2002. She loves working with the hospital’s friendly staff and enjoys caring for animals each day. When she’s not at the hospital, Chasity can be found hanging out with her three dogs, Gauge, Lucy, and Angus, spending time with her friends and family and boating.

    Rebecca Walker

    Rebecca Walker, Head Technician

    Rebecca Walker Head Technician

    A native of Albany, veterinarian assistant Rebecca Walker has helped care for pets at Bush Animal Clinic since 2006. She enjoys working with animals and likes the friendly environment at the hospital. Outside of work, Rebecca likes to read and spend time with her husband and daughter. She has two dogs, Tuffy and Sam.

    Jacie Rice

    Jacie Rice, Veterinarian Assistant

    Jacie Rice Veterinarian Assistant

    I enjoy my job very much! I love all animals and this is what I love doing. The job I have at bush is one I see myself being here for a very long time.

    Bryan Vann

    Bryan Vann, Daycare & Boarding Assistant

    Bryan Vann Daycare & Boarding Assistant

    Bryan is from Leesburg, Ga., and graduated from Lee County High School. He started with Bush Animal Clinic July 16, 2018. He enjoys helping with the pets and getting to know them. He relaxes at home by spending time with his six cats, Rascal, Lil Bit, Boo, Gizzy, Hope, Lizzy, and EE.

    Bella Bissett

    Bella Bissett, Pharmacy Assistant

    Bella BissettPharmacy Assistant

    Bella started working with Bush Animal Clinic in the summer of 2021. In her spare time, Bella loves spending time with her family and friends!

    Crystal Hooks

    Crystal Hooks, Client Service Representative

    Crystal Hooks Client Service Representative

    Our vet assistant crystal hooks started in 2019. She loves animals in is married with one kid in her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her family and traveling.

    Kalynn Ranew

    Kalynn Ranew, Client Service Representative

    Kalynn Ranew Client Service Representative

    Kalynn joined the team at Bush Animal Clinic in 2021. She grew up in Albany and attended Albany Technical College and Darton College where she earned her Associate Degree in Business Management. Kalynn delights in learning and serving others. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her children and family.

    Cassandra Carter

    Cassandra Carter, Client Service Representative

    Cassandra Carter Client Service Representative

    Cassandra lives in Leesburg , GA with her family of 4. She loves working in the pharmacy. In her spare time, she plays with her dogs, Georgia and Pearl!

    Brianna Williams

    Brianna Williams, Daycare & Boarding Leader

    Brianna Williams Daycare & Boarding Leader

    Bio Coming Soon!

    Mykal Benjamin

    Mykal Benjamin, Daycare & Boarding Leader

    Mykal Benjamin Daycare & Boarding Leader

    Bio Coming Soon!

    Hannah Holton

    Hannah Holton, Daycare & Boarding Assistant

    Hannah Holton Daycare & Boarding Assistant

    Bio Coming Soon!

    Rebecca Boyd

    Rebecca Boyd, Daycare & Boarding Assistant

    Rebecca Boyd Daycare & Boarding Assistant

    Bio Coming Soon!

    Braylea Phillips

    Braylea Phillips, Daycare & Boarding Assistant

    Braylea Phillips Daycare & Boarding Assistant

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    Madison Sexton

    Madison Sexton, Daycare & Boarding Assistant

    Madison Sexton Daycare & Boarding Assistant

    Bio Coming Soon!

    Thomas Sullivan

    Thomas Sullivan, Daycare & Boarding Assistant

    Thomas Sullivan Daycare & Boarding Assistant

    Bio Coming Soon!

    Halley Pearce

    Halley Pearce, Daycare & Boarding Assistant

    Halley Pearce Daycare & Boarding Assistant

    Bio Coming Soon!

    Now that you’ve met our team, stop in to say hi! We are eager to meet you and your furry friend. Call today to schedule an appointment.

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