March 2018 | West Cobb

Cobb County’s Stress-Free Pet Hospital, Day-play, Hotel and Spa Facility

With an impressive reputation, KMAH is in its eighth year of providing family-focused pet care and has grown their practice/family through compassion, knowledge and consistency. After their first visit to KMAH, a new client’s common reaction is to say they’ve finally found the vet they’ve been seeking for their furry family members.  Just check out their reviews, they speak for themselves.

The new Kennesaw Mountain Animal Hospital facility opens March 5th, with 5,000 square feet of hospital space and 5,000 square feet of day-play and boarding.  Request a tour, they’ll gladly accommodate.

Founder and owner, Dr. Carrie Friedewald hails from UGA College of Veterinary Medicine where she was honored with the class award for Excellence in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery.  Dr. Carrie is a Marietta native and has been practicing in her beloved hometown since graduation from UGA in 2002.  KMAH is the realization of a life-long dream and this new facility actually surpasses any dream she could have ever imagined.

Dr. Melissa Roberts is a graduate of Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated with both a DVM and a Master’s in Veterinary Science. Dr. Melissa has made KMAH her home from its start in 2010.  She excels in both medicine and surgery and is devoted to the development of meaningful relationships with both her clients and patients.

Dr. Taryn McDonald is also a graduate from UGA College of Veterinary Medicine and is a Marietta native.  After completing her externship at KMAH in 2014, Dr. Taryn made the practice her home when her high level of knowledge, skill and compassion became a clear fit for KMAH.

Collectively, there are 40 years of post-degree experience between the doctors.  They truly love what they do and strive to educate pet owners.  With a focus on plan-based treatment, time is taken to ensure the pet owner understands their animal’s condition and options for care, enabling pet owners to make educated decisions for next steps. KMAH doctors have written specific articles regarding their most common diagnoses that are given to the pet owner.  These articles ensure they have the opportunity to read and absorb the information again about their pet’s condition after they leave the facility.

The KMAH Experience

The KMAH experience is balanced with stress-free care for both the pet owner and the patient.  Largely known for their compassionate staff, the moment you walk in you are greeted by a reception staff that truly care about you and your pet’s experience. You are next greeted by a vet tech that is incredibly knowledgeable with a level of compassion rivaled by none. When it’s time to meet with the
doctor, their personable “bedside manner” will put you and your pet at ease. This personable and compassionate environment begins a dialog where pet owners feel comfortable to ask questions. Most importantly, the doctors listen… questions and comments are welcomed as the doctors learn a lot about the owner’s and patient’s situation.

Pet owners can expect a doctor/client/pet relationship like no other they’ve ever experienced. Educating pet owners is a crucial component to a pet’s health.  With the new facility, KMAH will offer ongoing seminars relevant to what’s currently affecting pets locally, educating owners on what to look for and steps necessary for effective care.  These seminars are perfect for dispelling fact from misinformation and answering questions pet owner have but haven’t had the opportunity to ask.  The entire staff has completed dog behavioral classes and continues to expand their knowledge with ongoing KMAH sponsored classes.  And for all of you cat lovers, KMAH is also equipped with an
in-house “Cat Guru.”

From skin issues to digestive issues, surgery or cancer care, KMAH is a state-of-the-art facility fully equipped to diagnose and care for some of the most complex veterinary cases.

The KMAH Boarding and Day Care Experience

The new state-of-the-art facility additionally houses 5,000 square feet of boarding and day-play with two large outdoor play areas and a large indoor play area, luxury suites for boarding, an indoor cat hotel and kitty playroom.  The entire kennel staff is certified in dog behavior, body language and group-play and they make it a point to bond with all the pets that stay at the hotel or just come to play for the day.  The facility will also offer puppy play classes as well as puppy training classes.  With extended hours for the hotel and day-play facility, it makes it easy to drop off your pet and still make it to or from work.

The KMAH Grooming Experience

KMAH certified groomer, Brittany, has been in the industry for 10 years.  She meets with the owners at check-in to ensure the owner’s expectations are clear.  Her skill and gentle demeanor create a positive grooming experience for the pets.  If there is a stressful moment, Brittany will consult with the pet owner to ensure they are aware and discuss possible lower stress options for the groom.

The KMAH Motto

Overall, the new KMAH facility is the fulfillment of the dreams of the entire staff to be able to offer the best care for their patients in a state-of-the-art facility.  They truly live their motto, where they “treat you as family and your pets as their own.”

Kennesaw Mountain Animal Hospital
is located at 1600 Kennesaw Due West Road,  Building 800 in Kennesaw.
770-419-0362 • • FB / KENNESAWVET

1 Comment

  1. Lisa Quarles

    I am so pround of The Staton Family, I am Kenneth’s Mother, Lisa Chotas, Quarles. I love the pics of all of them. And i am proud to have meet his Father Kenneth Daryl, Staton Sr.,in Marietta High School in 1976.To sure have a great Son as Kenneth and his family!! Love Mother.

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