Dr. Jay Hendley, our Chief of Staff, was raised in Statesboro, Georgia. He received an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Georgia and earned a DVM degree at the University of Georgia's College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hendley graduated with an emphasis in both small and large animal medicine and he enjoys surgery, anesthesia, and emergency animal care. His special interests include treating patients and educating clients on parasites, such as heartworms, hookworms, roundworms, fleas, and ticks. He loves making a difference in a cat or dog’s life by controlling the parasites in their environment.

In his spare time, Dr. Hendley reads, spends time with his family, and works on his aquaponics hobby. His goals include participating in international veterinary-related mission trips and to start a local non-profit organization for people who cannot afford care for their pets with critical illness.

Dr. Betsy Hendley grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia. She received an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Georgia and a master's degree in Public Health/Epidemiology from Emory University. As a child, Dr. Hendley wanted to be a veterinarian. She went on to graduate from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine with an emphasis in small animal medicine. Her special interests include looking at anything under the microscope and using her ultrasound.

She and her husband, Dr. Jay Hendley, have a daughter and a son, two dogs, two chickens, and two fish. Dr. Hendley imagines that each pet is her own when she makes recommendations and provides care for patients. In her spare time, she enjoys sewing, running, baking, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Sarah Netherton joined the Animal Hospital of Gordon County team in June, 2016 after earning a DVM degree from the University of Illinois. Dr. Netherton has a strong medical knowledge and is very thorough. She enjoys meeting new pets and their people.

When Dr. Netherton is outside of the practice, she enjoys volunteering at the Tennessee Aquarium. She also shares her home with her cat named, Lilly.