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
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
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.
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.
Katie Beth Murray, DVM
Growing up with a grandfather as a veterinarian, Dr. Katie Beth was exposed to animal care and welfare at an early age, and it has been her lifelong dream of being a veterinarian for as long as she can remember. She grew up with dogs and cats, and started riding horses in elementary school. She received her first horse when she was 13 years old and still has him today. Throughout high school she showed horses competitively in local shows in the area. She went on farm calls with her grandfather, worked at a veterinary clinic in Atlanta, and shadowed other veterinarians. All of these experiences continued to fuel her passion for animals and reassured her that veterinary medicine was the path she wanted to continue to pursue.
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.