Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Duffy Jones, DVM

Dr. Duffy Jones, DVM

Dr. Duffy Jones is a native of the Atlanta area, and he grew up within walking distance of Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital. Dr. Jones is a graduate of Christ the King Elementary School and Marist High School. He attended the University of Notre Dame, and later Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine (now renamed the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University), from which he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.

After that, Dr. Jones completed a one-year rotating internship in emergency medicine, internal medicine, and surgery at Georgia Veterinary Specialists. He then spent five years working at Bells Ferry Veterinary Hospital and South Cherokee Veterinary Hospital. In August of 2005, he opened Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital in Buckhead.

He is currently on the Board of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association where he has served in virtually every position and capacity and is a CE teacher. He has recently become a WebMD Pet Health Community Guest Expert, and has contributed to blog posts and podcasts for Victoria Stilwell’s Positively website.

He has written a book “The Business Side of Veterinary Medicine” and is a cofounder and partner in a consultancy that helps other independent veterinary practices thrive, DVM Success.

Dr. Jones considers himself lucky to have married the girl next door, Courtney. They have been blessed with two sons, Dawson and Grady, and a daughter Sydney.  In his spare time, Dr. Jones likes to fly fish and play basketball and soccer.

He is very involved as a parent volunteer at Christ the King School and his alma mater Marist School, where he has recently served along with a former Notre Dame teammate as varsity soccer coach, coaching his two sons and two nephews.

Pets

The Jones home is currently run by Rosie and Millie, two spoiled Royal Cavalier King Charles Spaniels,

Dr. Keri Weyl, DVM

Dr. Keri Weyl, DVM

Dr. Keri grew up in Reno, Nevada. After beginning her undergraduate work at the University of Nevada at Reno, she relocated to Omaha, Nebraska where she completed a degree in Biology. Following her graduation from Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002, she completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship at Hollywood Animal Hospital in Hollywood, Florida.

Dr. Weyl has been practicing in the Atlanta area for 16 years. In early October 2007, Dr. Weyl joined Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital and feels fortunate to be part of such a compassionate and dedicated team.

Pets

Dr. Weyl shares her home with her children, Audrey and Grayson, a silly Pit Bull named Mango and a naughty cat named Gus.

Dr. Edith Rogers, DVM

Dr. Edith Rogers, DVM

An Atlanta native, Dr. Rogers previously served as a staff veterinarian at Adobe Animal Hospital in Palo Alto, CA, a 21 doctor practice open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. She began practicing small animal medicine in Beverly Hills, CA at the Miller Robertson Animal Hospital.

A graduate of The Westminster Schools, Dr. Rogers received a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Georgia, and a DVM from the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She then completed a one year rotating internship at Animal Medical Center in Manhattan, New York’s largest facility for animal care, research, and education with over 90 veterinarians and average of 50,000 cases a year.

In April 2009, Dr. Rogers returned to Atlanta with her family. She is thrilled to be home and even more excited to have joined the dedicated team of Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital. Dr. Rogers lives in Buckhead with her husband, Michael, and their three beautiful children.

Pets

Dr. Rogers’ family includes two dogs, Jack and Lucy, and their cat Phoebe.

Dr. Sharon Nath, DVM

Dr. Sharon Nath, DVM

Dr. Sharon Nath spent her early years in Rochester, New York and later moved to Atlanta in 1991. Since moving to Atlanta, she has received her veterinary degree from the University of Georgia and completed a one-year rotating internship in emergency medicine, internal medicine, and surgery at Georgia Veterinary Specialists. Since then, Dr. Nath worked as a veterinarian at Buckhead Animal Clinic until she joined the staff at Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital in January 2011. Dr. Nath and her husband Alok spend their free time trying to keep up with their two daughters.

Pets

The Naths have a mixed breed dog named Chaya, and a cat named Socrates.

Dr. Tara Rittle, DVM, CVA

Dr. Tara Rittle, DVM, CVA

An experienced small animal veterinarian and Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Dr. Tara Rittle’s practice philosophy focuses on preventative medicine, client education, and working with pet owners to assist them in making the best decisions for their pets. Palliative and hospice care are areas of special interest as well.

A native of Palmyra, Pennsylvania, she attended University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and completed an internship in Wildlife and Conservation Medicine at Tufts. She remained in Massachusetts treating small animal and exotic pets before relocating to Atlanta in 2007.

Dr. Tara was honored in Atlanta Magazine’s 2010 Pet Edition as a ‘Best Exotics Vet’, but has since limited her practice to cats and dogs. She received her training and certification in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2010 and joined PHAH in 2013.
In her free time, Tara enjoys cooking, supporting local restaurants, yoga, adventure travel, and reading.

Pets

Dr. Tara shares her Buckhead home with two cats, Dimi and Gus; a Hairless Chinese Crested dog, Wizard; and two leopard tortoises, Mortimer and Frank.

Dr. Leslie Priest, DVM

Dr. Leslie Priest, DVM

Prior to joining Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital, Dr. Priest worked for six years in animal welfare, serving pet owners who were financially struggling. Her experience of working with pets that may not have received timely veterinary care exposed her to a large amount of very unusual, often advanced medical and surgical cases. Dr. Priest has also done a good amount of work in spay/neuter programs to help control the problem of homeless pets ending up in shelters. Her veterinary special interests include dentistry and geriatric medicine.

Dr. Priest grew up in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and received her undergraduate degree in biology from Florida State University. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Florida in 2005, graduating with honors. Following graduation, Dr. Priest spent nearly three years working at a practice in Marietta, GA.

When she is not being a veterinarian, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking and vegetable gardening.

Pets

Dr. Leslie shares her home with her husband, Mike and their two kids–their dog Ziggy, and their hamster Snowy

Dr. Mark Belyeu, DVM

Dr. Mark Belyeu, DVM

Dr. Mark Belyeu hails from Ft. Lauderdale and a received both his undergraduate degree in Biology and Business and his doctorate of veterinary medicine from the University of Florida. His professional interests include wellness care, dentistry, surgery, ophthalmology, pain management, and emergency medicine. He completed a post-graduate, one-year rotating small animal internship at VCA Alameda East Animal Hospital in Denver, CO. In 2015, he relocated to the great city of Atlanta to be closer to family and friends.

In his free time, Dr. Mark enjoys running, hiking, traveling, and enjoying local restaurants and breweries.

Pets

Dr. Mark’s four-legged companion, Grizz Lee, is always by his side, ready for the next adventure.

Dr. Brittany Kaufman, DVM

Dr. Brittany Kaufman, DVM

Dr. Brittany Kaufman grew up in Alpharetta and started working in her local vet clinic at the young age of 13. She studied animal science at The University of Tennessee, then attended the University of Georgia’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kaufman has been practicing small animal medicine in the Atlanta area since 2010. Her interests include soft tissue surgery and geriatric medicine.

In her free time, Brittany enjoys spending time on the lake with family and friends. She enjoys staying involved in the community, coaching Special Olympics basketball and serving as a fairy god parent of Bert’s Big Adventure. She is a graduate of Leadership Georgia (class of 2013).

Pets

Brittany and her husband Michael have one golden doodle named Eleanor Beardsley the Great, aka “Ellie” or “Bear Bear”.

Dr. Jennifer Keuten, DVM

Dr. Jennifer Keuten, DVM

Dr. Jennifer grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She knew at a very young age that she wanted to pursue veterinary medicine as a career. She completed her undergraduate studies at Auburn University, and then remained there to receive her DVM from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.

During the summers of veterinary school, Dr. Jennifer completed numerous aquatic and marine mammal programs in the Florida Keys, Sarasota and Woods Hole, MA. Despite a marine mammal veterinary opportunity in Florida, she still felt called to be an exclusive small animal veterinarian.

As fate would have it, she moved to Atlanta after graduation in 2005, met her now-husband, and has never looked back! Dr. Jennifer enjoys all aspects of small animal practice, but has special interests in dentistry, surgery, and geriatric medicine. She values building lasting relationships with people by caring for their pets. She thoroughly enjoys helping owners navigate through all stages of their pet’s life.

In her free time, Dr. Jennifer loves to try new restaurants, watch HGTV, exercise, be a “personal shopper” for friends, and relax with family. She is blessed with two energetic and loving children.

Pets

Dr. Jennifer and her family have the most sweet and friendly long haired Miniature Dachshund named Stella. She loves to give kisses and roll over for tummy rubs.

Dr. Dana Stewart, DVM

Dr. Dana Stewart, DVM

Recent transplants from New York, Dr. Dana and her husband Chris are settling into Atlanta with their two fur babies. Dr. Dana received her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After graduation, she accepted a position in upstate New York practicing Emergency and Companion Animal Medicine. Her areas of specialty include soft tissue surgery and preventive medicine.

Outside of work, she enjoys Crossfit and even has her Level 1 Crossfit Certification. She is an avid weightlifter and enjoys hiking with her family whenever possible.

Pets

Dr. Stewart shares her home with Apollo, a Bloodhound mix and Charli, a Belgian Malinois mix.

Dr. Tracy Navarra, DVM

Dr. Tracy Navarra, DVM

Dr. Tracy grew up in Marietta, Georgia. After earning her BS in Biology from the University of Georgia, she graduated with highest honors from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007.

She then completed a one-year rotating small animal internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington D.C. She continued practicing in the D.C. area until the desire to be closer to family brought her back to Atlanta in 2016.

Dr. Navarra has a strong interest in internal medicine. She respects how complicated disease processes can be, and she dedicates her time and energy to creating thoughtful and thorough treatment plans for each unique patient. Additionally, she has advanced training in emergency/critical care, ultrasound, and ophthalmology.
“What has surprised me the most in my career was how much I loved working and getting to know the pets’ owners. I have always had a deep love for animals but witnessing and improving the bond between humans and their pets is truly the most rewarding part of my job.”

She is thrilled to be back in Georgia, and even more excited to have joined the dedicated team at Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital in 2020. Dr. Navarra lives in Decatur with her husband, Erich, and adventurous son, Finn.

Pets
Dr. Navarra currently shares her home with Stella, a 10-year-old lab and Chill, a very laid-back cat.

Dr. Jayme Douglas, DVM

Dr. Jayme Douglas, DVM

Dr. Jayme earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from College of Charleston before heading to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine for her Veterinary Degree – Go Dawgs! During the summers of Veterinary School, she worked as a Veterinary Nurse and was involved as a volunteer with several rescue organizations, as well as spay and neuter clinics.

Dr. Douglas’s favorite summer was spent working with Elephants at the Southern Thailand animal hospital, combining her passion for animals and travel. She has spent the past three years working at an Emergency & Primary Care Veterinary Clinic in Atlanta. She is now thrilled to join the staff at Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital!

Dr. Douglas’s professional interests include emergency medicine, preventative care, surgery, dermatology, and behavioral therapy (especially ensuring the nervous babies enjoy coming to the vet).

Pets
Jayme spends her spare time traveling, exploring the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and spoiling her three rescue babies (Nahla & Nellie – pictured) and her three-legged, most perfect, cat (who thinks she’s a dog), Olive.

Dr. Alicia Mahovlich, DVM

Dr. Alicia Mahovlich, DVM

Dr. Alicia is a Georgia native and grew up working at a local veterinary clinic from the age of 15. She completed her undergraduate degree in animal sciences at Purdue University but escaped the cold and came back home for veterinary school at the University of Georgia. Her professional interests include dentistry, surgery and geriatric medicine.

Pets
Dr. Alicia shares her home with a sweet, old retriever mix named Kimba and a crazy Siamese-Tabby mix named Cree. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, baking, bowling and rock climbing.