Meet Our Veterinarians

For more information about our skilled veterinarians, read on or better yet – visit us firsthand. We can’t wait to get to know you and your four-legged friend! Whether we’re meeting new friends or greeting old ones, we love strengthening relationships at our animal hospital in Duluth.

Zack Mills, DVM

Veterinarian, Owner
As a young man, Zack had the pleasure of working with a veterinarian who took him fishing between appointments and to the spa next door for weekly wine and cheese parties. These experiences led Zack to realize he’d found his life’s work. Raised in Greenville, S.C., the youngest of five boys, Zack graduated from Clemson University with a degree in animal science. He earned his DVM from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia.

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With an entrepreneurial spirit, Zack worked his way through vet school by purchasing an ice cream truck and selling frozen treats throughout the Athens business and residential communities. One year after earning his DVM, Zack purchased the practice at which he worked near Charleston, S.C. Over the next 10 years, Zack grew the practice and added a satellite clinic. He credits his early success in practice for his ability to understand and respond to his customers’ needs.

At his Charleston practice, Zack conducted clinical trials for new pet medicines, an experience which ultimately led him to enter that industry. Zack spent the majority of his corporate career with Merial, a Duluth-based company that manufactures veterinary vaccines and pharmaceuticals, including Frontline® and Heartgard®. There he held several positions including Director of Global Marketing; Executive Director of Veterinary Medical Affairs; and Vice President of U.S. Pet Sales.

Zack is recognized as an industry influencer in wellness programs for pets. While at Merial he was influential in the development and launch of many canine and feline vaccines. In addition, he provided input for vaccine guidelines established by the American Animal Hospital Association.
During his corporate career, Zack visited hundreds of practices throughout the U.S. and abroad. As he likes to say, “It gave a small-town vet the chance to travel the world and learn alongside many talented people.” Eventually, the appeal of practice drew Zack back. His return to practice stemmed from a desire to apply the management skills and knowledge he gained in the pet medicine industry to build a successful practice that meets the needs of the pet owner, the pet and the practice team. Today, Tiger Tails Animal Hospital is a thriving practice with nearly 60 dedicated team members and two hospitals.

Zack and his wife, Susan, are members of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Zack participated in the Leadership Gwinnett class of 2012-2013. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners.

Zack and Susan have four adult children, Heath (and wife Liz), Ross (and wife Erin), Grant and Brett. Chocolate Labs River and Sloopy, and cats Tiger and Tails round out the family.

Carole Amos, DVM

As a young girl, Carole could be found at her grandmother’s farm riding horses and trying to tame the feral cats. At home, her pet menagerie included gerbils, fresh- and salt-water fish, a chameleon, parakeets, Zebra finches and cats. What Dr. Amos really wanted, though, was a dog. She loved the story “Where the Red Fern Grows” and explained to her parents that every kid should have a dog. As with the story, she saved her money to buy one.

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Born in Atlanta, the older of two girls, Carole describes herself as a first-born perfectionist. She studied speech communications at the University of Georgia and worked for Merrill Lynch as a stock broker after graduation. Eventually she would go on to open and manage the Alpharetta and Gainesville branches of Charles Schwab. During that time, Carole became a Certified Financial Planner.

As fate would have it, one of Carole’s clients was a veterinarian at Northeast Veterinary Hospital in Cornelia. One discussion led to another, and before long Carole relinquished her career in finance, became a veterinary technician assistant and pursued her life-long dream to become a veterinarian. She earned her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia in 2010.

During her 12 years as a stock broker and financial planner, Carole began showing and breeding Golden Retrievers and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in her spare time. This experience led her to develop a keen interest in canine reproduction.

Upon graduation, Carole went to work at Hamby Road Animal Hospital in Alpharetta, which specializes in canine reproduction. She is thrilled to be part of the team at Tiger Tails Animal Hospital. Asked what she enjoys most about her veterinary career, Carole is quick to answer. She enjoys her clients and feels passionate about her role as an advocate for the animal.

For all her love of animals, Carole’s favorite role is that of mom. She and her husband Bob have two beautiful children, Allie and Grayson. In her spare time, Carole loves playing tennis, scrapbooking, showing dogs, and most of all spending time with her family.

Carole is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, Society for Theriogenology, Atlanta Golden Retriever Club, Golden Retriever Club of America and Atlanta Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club.

Tabitha Tanis, DVM

As a child, Dr. Tabi was known to attract kittens from far and wide, starting a lifetime of love for animals. Although she has always had a special affection for cats, she also enjoys working with dogs. Dr. Tabi’s special interests include feline medicine, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery. Her overwhelming goal, however, is to help people understand the ways they can improve their pet’s life and to help them be an active participant in making decisions about their pet’s health. Dr. Tabi completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia in 2009.  She also previously spent two years studying viruses affecting birds while earning her Master’s degree at the University of Georgia.

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Dr. Tabi grew up in Columbus, Georgia. She moved to Athens while attending UGA and settled in the Lawrenceville area upon graduation. She and her husband have two young daughters along with two cats, Minnow and Gnocchi, and an Italian Greyhound named Ellis. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and exploring local events and restaurants.

Kimberley Suh, DVM

Dr. Kimberley (“Kim”) Suh was deeply impressed one day by a movie scene where a lady doctor, perhaps in her early sixties, was flying a small private plane to get to a remote, distant place for an emergency treatment of severely injured animals, with her red muffler fluttering in the wind. Subsequently, she acquired both a private plane pilot license and a DVM. Primarily, though, what led Kim to pursue a veterinary career was her love for animals, as would be the case for all other vets.

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The following verses of Emily Dickinson also have moved and influenced her greatly since her childhood: “If I can ease one life the aching,/ Or cool one pain,/ Or help one fainting robin/ Into his nest again,/ I shall not live in vain.” She is determined to treat every patient like her own pet and feels fulfilling to help keep four-legged family members healthy and happy.

Previously, she worked for Samsung Corp. Construction Division, supervising construction of commercial buildings as an architectural engineer prior to pursuing her career in veterinary medicine mainly in Massachusetts.

Kim moved to Georgia to live with her parents who had come over from Korea in 2015. She lives also with her rescued two-legged cat. This little pretty kitty cat gets a lot of attention from the family all the time. Kim’s hobbies include travel, movies and good food.

Kim received her DVM from Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea (2005) and finished the ECFVG (a 12-month clinical training for foreign veterinary graduates) course at Cornell University (2006-2007). Also, she acquired a veterinary acupuncture license from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. She currently is pursuing a canine rehabilitation certificate program.
She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Georgia Veterinary Medical Association and International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Also, She belongs to the Veterinarian Association of Korea.

Candace Veteto, DVM

Dr. Candace’s first thought of becoming a veterinarian was during her senior year of high school when she started a job as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic. While growing up, she had aspirations of becoming a teacher; however once she discovered the world of veterinary medicine there was no turning back. The job came at a difficult time in her life and brought her much joy and satisfaction.

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 It wasn’t long before she joined the technicians in the back of the hospital and a few years later she obtained her license as a registered veterinary technician. Nine years later, her dreams came true as she received her acceptance letter to veterinary school. Prior to entering veterinary school, Candace graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2011 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. In November of 2011, she and her husband, Jay, had their son, Conner. He is now 4 ½ and is their little superhero.

Candace grew up in Woodstock, Georgia and now resides in Suwanee. She has a Golden Retriever puppy named Cruz, and two cats, Lily and Daisy. Her special interests include Internal Medicine, Surgery, and osteoarthritis management. Her hobbies include decorating, scrapbooking, watching TV and movies, and spending time with her family.

Jessie Nelson, DVM

Growing up in the foothills of West Virginia, Dr. Jessie developed a great love of the outdoors and animals. Soon she began rescuing strays and helping them find their way home. When Jessie was old enough she started working at a local veterinary hospital as a kennel attendant. From there she worked her way up to become a technician assistant. This is when she knew her passion is helping others care for their pets.

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After Jessie finished her undergraduate degree at Marshall University, she was accepted in to Auburn University’s Veterinary School. While attending vet school she met her husband and they have been married since 2013. After completing their training at Auburn, they both completed a rotating internship at BluePearl Georgia Veterinary Specialists. Since finishing the internship, Jessie has been practicing in Texas and California. Fortunately, she was able to move back home to the southeast.

When Jesse is not in the hospital, she spends times at home with her three fur babies, Athena a chocolate Labrador mix, and Tuz and Amora,  her two cats. She enjoys all outdoor activities and traveling. When possible, Wegl and Athena will join them on the trails.

Jessie loves all aspects of medicine, but mostly she enjoys teaching others about their pets and helping them to keep their pets as healthy as possible.  Her main goal is to make sure her clients fully understand what is going on with their furbabies.