Emergency Vet Care in the North Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina Tri-State area


Mountain Emergency Animal Center is the only animal emergency hospital in the North Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina Tri-State area that is open at night, all weekend, and all major holidays, with a full staff of veterinarians and technicians in the hospital at all times, allowing complete continuation of care for your pet when your family veterinary office is closed.

Our Doctors

Kelly Parrish DVM

Emergency Veterinarian

Dr. Parrish is passionate about client education, tail wags, and getting to the root of the problem. She completed her undergraduate and doctorate education at Auburn University (War Eagle!). During that time, she also led spay/neuter and wellness clinics in Nicaragua studied surgery and anesthesia in Germany and worked as a veterinary assistant at MEAC. She completed an emergency focused rotating internship in Phoenix, Arizona, and has worked in several busy multi-specialty hospitals prior to moving to Blue Ridge to work at MEAC. Her adorable hiking buddy in her photo Char.

Alexandra Villa DVM

Medical Director

Natalie McNeely DVM

Associate DVM

Phyllis Richardson DVM

Associate DVM

Tonya Jo Cravens

Operations Manager

Tonya has been with Mountain Emergency Animal Center since July 2010 and serves as the center’s Operations Manager. She has been in the veterinary field since 1997. She earned her Associates Degree in both Animal Sciences and Livestock Production at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton Georgia. In her spare time, Tonya enjoys barrel racing, pole bending and creating unique leather works.

Tonya shares her home with 3 Australian Cattle Dogs, Josie Mae, Demi Jo and Strauss, a Blue Tick Coon Hound named Drake, a domestic short hair cat named Flagg and 4 horses, Tonka Toy, Casino, Rosa and Side Draw.

Patricia Legg

Customer Service Representative

Tricia came to MEAC in October of 2020. Having an extensive background in customer service, she enjoys making clients feel at ease and cared for. She and her husband of almost 30 years have two grown children, 2 dogs and 4 cats. In their spare time they might be found traveling cross-country, enjoying the open road and RV camping.

Erin Gwinn

Customer Service

Erin grew up in Tallahassee, Fl where her love of animals began early in life. She was always bringing home stray animals to care for. In her spare time, she enjoys landscaping her yard, going to the lake and reading. She also enjoys spending time with her cats, Frankie, Kiki, Winnie and Merlin.

Courtney Godfrey

Veterinary Assistant

Courtney attended Cape Coral Technical College’s Veterinary Assisting Program in 2020. Working in veterinary medicine has been her passion for as long as she can remember. In her free time, Courtney enjoys exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains with her Australian Shepherd, Cody.

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Does your pet need care?

Our highly-trained emergency veterinarians and technicians have a passion for providing compassionate, quality care.

Call Now. 706-632-7879