Dr. David Carpenter, DVM, graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Dr. Carpenter is dedicated to his clients and their pets, which is why he enjoys sharing client education and responsible pet ownership. He finds fulfillment in the genuine appreciation of his clients for the hard work of the doctors and staff at Hiram Animal Hospital. Dr. Carpenter loves all breeds, but has a special place in his heart for black Labradors. A true animal lover, he has two rescued Labrador mixes, 7 rescued cats, and two pet birds at home. In his spare time, Dr. Carpenter enjoys the great outdoors, skiing, and being with his family.
Dr. Wendy Meeker earned her DVM from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She earned her undergraduate degree from Purdue University. Dr. Meeker has practiced high-quality veterinary medicine for the last 21 years, and has enjoyed her time caring for the pets at Hiram Animal Hospital for the last sixteen years.
Dr. LaTasha McCracken is an Associate Veterinarian at Hiram Animal Hospital. She graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016, and was inspired to become a veterinarian after working with animals at her local animal shelter. Originally from California, Dr. McCracken currently resides in Douglasville, GA with her English Springer Spaniel, Hachi. When she is not providing quality veterinary care, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and hiking. A fun fact about Dr. McCracken is that she considers herself adventurous, and has even traveled to Iceland!
Dr. Jeremy Long is an Associate Veterinarian at Hiram Animal Hospital. He earned his associate degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, then went onto the University of Georgia for Biological Science in 2016, and finally earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State College of Vet Med in 2020. Dr. Long has been working in the veterinary industry since 2009 and his areas of professional interest include small animal internal medicine, ultrasound, cardiology, and surgery. He said he was first inspired to become a veterinarian after taking his dog to the vet at just 7 years old. As a veterinarian, he finds joy in healing sick pets and being a part of the owner's excitement once their pet feels better.
Dr. Long is originally from Hinesville, GA and currently lives in Dallas, GA with his two dogs, Max, a St. Bernard mix, and Maya, a hound mix - who both magically appear when there is food! When Dr. Long is not practicing quality veterinary medicine, he enjoys running, sitting by the pool and relaxing.
Dr. Cassie Hoy is an Associate Veterinarian at Hiram Animal Hospital. Dr. Hoy studied Animal Science at the University of Georgia and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hoy completed her clinical training at Texas A&M. Her areas of professional interest include neurology, cardiology, small animal and exotic animal medicine. Dr. Hoy was inspired to pursue a career in the veterinary field after volunteering with her local humane societies and community practice clinics.
The best part about working in the field, according to Dr. Hoy, is building lasting relationships with pet owners and learning something new each day. A born and raised Georgia native, Dr. Hoy still lives locally with her goofy golden retriever lab mix named Finn, and her Caribbean red-footed tortoise named Ginger. In her free time, Dr. Hoy enjoys spending time with family, hiking, gardening, baking, and traveling.
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