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Jennifer Thompson is the owner and veterinarian of Persimmon Creek Animal Hospital. Persimmon Creek Animal Hospital was established in April of 2009 after almost a year of construction. The hospital is located on a small two acre farm near Avery Elementary School at 7875 Union Hill Road, Canton, Georgia 30115.

Persimmon Creek derives its name from a small region in the north Georgia mountains that Dr. Thompson had become familiar with during her early years of practice. The concept for Persimmon Creek was to build a facility that had a rural feel that was in-kind with the surrounding area but, was large enough to house a modern design for a state of the art animal hospital.

As of April 2015 Persimmon Creek has nearly 2,500 clients and has treated dogs, cats, pigs, rabbits, owls, Siberian lynx, and other assorted pets. Because Persimmon Creek’s boarding facility had limited capacity and at the request of the clients, the hospital expanded its boarding to handle 45 pets. The construction of facility began in March of 2011 and was completed in October of 2011.

With the addition of a new boarding facility, Persimmon Creek services include dog & cat boarding, baths, vaccines, surgery, internal medicine, orthopedics, dental care, nail trimming, as well as general medical services such as x-rays, exams, and heartworm & flea treatment.

Persimmon Creek is committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for its clients. Persimmon Creek Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Canton, GA and surrounding areas such as Cumming, Holly Springs, Roswell, Woodstock, and Cobb.


About Dr. Thompson

Dr. Jennifer Thompson was born & raised in Valdosta Georgia. Jennifer knew she wanted to become a veterinarian early in life. Starting at age 15 and continuing through her doctoral studies, she began working in an animal hospital managing kennel activities, serving as a vet tech, taking x-rays, drawing blood samples; learning about animal treatment and how an animal hospital operates.

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About Dr. Howton

Dr. Howton graduated from The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After graduating, she and her husband moved to Canton, GA, where she was employed by an animal hospital in Marietta for 11 years. Dr. Howton and her husband currently live with a “few” whippets. They both enjoy watching Nascar racing and college football, especially Alabama!

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Carol

is a vet assistant currently enrolled at Penn Foster working on her associate degree in veterinary technology. She has her own pet sitting business and enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and German Shepard, Rosco.


Kristin

After graduating from the University of Florida, Kristin worked in various corporate positions but didn’t find them fulfilling. Kristin realized it was important to her to get back to what she really enjoys..working with animals! Kristin has been involved in animal rescue since 2001 and currently volunteers with the Cherokee County Animal Shelter and Angels Among Us Pet Rescue. She loves to spoil all the patients at Persimmon Creek Animal Hospital just as she does her own furry pack!


Tracy

Tracy started working in the veterinary field right out of high school as a kennel assistant. After attending college, she worked as a vet tech in Dunwoody and an emergency tech in Sandy Springs. Tracy moved to Canton with her husband and 2 children in 2001. Currently, she is working towards becoming a certified veterinary hospital practice manager.


Tour Our Facilities

  • tour_treatment-area

    The treatment area is a large and open area that includes an open access to the pharmacy area. Most animal hospitals have small treatment areas that are parceled off from pharmacy. This allowed for one large open space to provide treatment to pets with all the supplies and instruments readily at hand. The surgery room was enlarged to almost twice the size of most surgical areas to provide addition space for instruments and personnel when performing complex surgeries.

  • tour_front-lobby

    The lobby was divided into two separate areas with separate entrances for cats & dogs to provide a secure and spacious location for clients. The exam rooms incorporated coated counter-tops that were more slip resistant to improve examinations and themes have been adopted for the exam rooms.

  • tour_uga-room

    One of the exam rooms is the UGA room with memorabilia from the University of Georgia the alma mater of Dr. Thompson. This room understandably has mixed reviews but, clients seem to take the room in good humor.

  • tour_expansion

    As of October 2011 Persimmon Creek has nearly 1000 clients and has treated dogs, cats, pigs, rabbits, owls, Siberian lynx, and other assorted pets. Because Persimmon Creek’s boarding facility had limited capacity and at the request of the clients, the hospital expanded its boarding to handle 45 pets. The construction of facility began in March of 2011 and was completed in October of 2011.

  • tour_boarding

    With the addition of a new boarding facility, Persimmon Creek services include dog & cat boarding, baths, vaccines, surgery, internal medicine, orthopedics, dental care, nail trimming, as well as general medical services such as x-rays, exams, and heartworm & flea treatment.