Molly King DVMMedical Director and Emergency VeterinarianRead More
Dr. Molly King is our newest veterinarian as she and her husband just relocated from North Florida. She attended the University of Florida for her undergraduate and veterinary medicine degrees. While there, she was lucky enough to spend a semester abroad in Ireland. Dr. King grew up wanting to be a journalist, and she has bachelor's degrees in journalism and animal sciences.
Dr. King spent her first years in clinical practice doing primary care, but she decided to focus on emergency medicine after doing relief work for an emergency hospital in Orlando. Some of her medical interests include surgery, infectious diseases, and gastrointestinal disorders.
Outside of the hospital, Dr. King enjoys dog agility, horseback riding, traveling and fishing. She and her husband have three dogs: Scout, Colt and Hopper.
Caleb PalmerEmergency VeterinarianRead More
Dr. Caleb J. Palmer graduated from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in
2013. After a year of mixed animal practice he joined Mountain Emergency Animal Center and has been a part of the family since! Dr. Palmer enjoys various aspects of all areas of veterinary emergency medicine.
Hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, paddling, mountain biking, gardening and reading are just a few hobbies and interests that keep him busy when he isn't at the hospital. Dr. Palmer shares a dog named Roger, a cat named Maxi and a horse named Sammy with his wife, Margaret, who is also a veterinarian.
Tonya Jo CravensOperations ManagerRead More
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.
Tammy DonaldsonVeterinary TechnicianRead More
Tammy has been with MEAC since summer of 2019. She was born and raised in Nürnberg, Germany where she started volunteering at a local animal clinic at the age of thirteen.
Inspired by her early passion to care for animals, she attended a 2 year vocational school for Veterinary Technology immediately after high school graduation. Though she has worked in the veterinary field- including emergency and practice management since, she pursued a secondary career path and earned a certification in Neuromuscular Therapy after graduating from Gwinnett College in 2017 to become a self employed Licensed Massage Therapist.
She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Associate Degree Program to continue growing and advancing in her career field of choice.
In her spare time, Tammy enjoys the great outdoors, traveling, books, painting, music and loves spending time with her family, friends and her pet ferret Loki.
LaShawn PaganVeterinary AssistantRead More
La Shawn Pagán has been living in Georgia for two years. She moved from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, where she used to rescue dogs and cats and re-home them after ensuring they were healthy enough for a new home. She’s been working at Mountain Emergency Animal Center as a Veterinary Assistant since January 2018. La Shawn hopes to become a veterinary radiology technician in the future. During her days off La Shawn splits her time between caring for her father, her five dogs, hiking, writing and photography and exciting road trips.
Billie LaherVeterinary AssistantRead More
Billie joined our team in 2019. She is from Chattanooga, TN. Billie has been in the veterinary field for 6 years. Billie spent the first part of her veterinary career in general practice. She realized that emergency medicine is where her true passion was. Billie shares her home with her 3 horses, Tigerlilly, Starlight, and Rush, a Frenchie named Crash, a rescue named June, and a Catahoula named Luna. Outside of the hospital, Billie enjoys horseback riding, music, barrel racing, photography, and spending time on the beach!