Meet Our Team of Veterinarians
For more information about our team of 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. Call us today at (770) 817-9565.
Zack Mills, DVM
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.
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.
Candace Veteto, DVM
Veterinarian, Surgery only
As a high school senior, Dr. Candace got a job as a receptionist at a veterinary clinic. Although she loved animals, she had never considered being a veterinarian, but it wasn’t long before she realized that she wanted to pursue a career as a vet. She quickly joined the technicians in the back of the hospital and a few years later she became a licensed veterinary technician. Working with animals brought her much joy and satisfaction and she pursued her undergraduate degree at Kennesaw State University while working part time. She graduated from KSU in 2011 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. In 2012, her hard work paid off and she received her acceptance letter to veterinary school at the University of Georgia.
Dr. Candace will be stepping down from her full-time roll, but she’ll still be available for surgeries.
Olga Smychkovich, DVM
Dr. Olga was born in Russia and came to this country with her family when she was thirteen. Working with animals was always part of the plan, but she truly became excited about being a veterinarian after working as a veterinary technician for a few years. After graduating from the University of Georgia School of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, she spent a year doing an internship at Georgia Veterinary Specialists here in Atlanta.
Hannah Williams, DVM
Raised on a family farm in rural Alabama, Dr. Hannah was always caring for animals. However, it was on a dark and stormy night at the age of five that she watched as a local vet delivered a baby goat through a very difficult birth. This experience was the first to truly spark her passion for veterinary medicine. As a young adult, she volunteered at clinics and zoos to gain experience and continually kindle her love for animals.
Kaala Rawlinson, DVM
Growing up, Dr. Kaala always knew that her passion was in in veterinary medicine and dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. She shadowed vets until she was old enough to obtain a job at an animal hospital where she worked as a kennel assistant.
She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. After graduation, she was hired at an animal emergency clinic. Her position quickly climbed and she was soon working overnights and weekends as a technician. In 2016, her life-long dream of attending the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine became true. In 2020, Dr. Kaala became a “Double Dawg”, having earned both an undergraduate degree and a degree as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia.
Alex Milford, DVM
Born and raised in Duluth, Dr. Alex grew up with plenty of animals in her house. She had not considered becoming a veterinarian until her freshman year at the University of Georgia where she wrote a research paper on zoo veterinarians. She was so intrigued and inspired that she began volunteering and working at vet clinics throughout the rest of her undergraduate career. Though zoo animals were what piqued her interest, she found her calling in dog and cat medicine.
David A. Jiménez, DVM, DACVR
Veterinarian, Radiograph Specialist
Dr. Jiménez grew up in Miami, Florida. He completed a Bachelor of Science at Florida International University and then traveled to Indiana, to obtain his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After a diagnostic imaging internship in Denver, he worked for two years in small animal primary care. He then returned to Florida to complete an additional diagnostic imaging internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists.