Veterinarians

  • heather tarpley

    Heather Tarpley, DVM

    University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine

  • ferris

    Katie Ferris, DVM

    Ross University's School of Veterinary Medicine

  • dr wallin

    Emily Wallin, DVM

    Tuskegee University School of Medicine

Heather Tarpley, DVM

After receiving her undergraduate degree from Davidson College and graduating from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Tarpley joined Chestatee Animal Hospital in February 2007. During her distinguished academic career, Dr. Tarpley earned her DVM and completed residency training in veterinary clinical pathology, a specialty in which she is board-certified. Dr. Tarpley considers it her great privilege to care for hurt or sick animals. Her special interests include wound repair and management, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, cytology, and care for geriatric pets.

Katie Ferris, DVM

Originally from Orlando, Florida, Dr. Ferris graduated from Florida State University. After completing her undergraduate studies, Dr. Ferris went on to pursue and earn her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University's School of Veterinary Medicine so that she could make a career out of her love for animals. The driving force behind Dr. Ferris' choice to utilize her extensive talent for the care of animals is her passion for helping animals live healthier and happier lives. In her spare time, Dr. Ferris enjoys spending time with her family in the great outdoors by hiking, mountain biking and camping. Dr. Ferris' well-rounded life is completed by her husband and two beautiful little girls.

Emily Wallin, DVM

Dr. Wallin graduated from Tuskegee University School of Medicine in 2011. Originally hailing from Franklin, Kentucky, Dr. Wallin practiced in North Carolina before joining the outstanding staff at Chestatee Animal Hospital in 2012. Dr. Wallin has two awesome dogs, Trout and Pepa, whom she adores completely. While she has many interests, Dr. Wallin has great appreciation for the simple things in life. She is an avid nature lover and enjoys camping, fishing, hiking, golf and traveling the world. Dr. Wallin feels blessed and honored each day she has the opportunity to practice her dream of veterinary medicine.