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For Pet's Sake

The Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital of Atlanta

Call us today at 404-248-8977

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We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the we services provide.

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Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.

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Call or send us an email today! Our staff will respond as soon as possible.

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Covid-19 Preparedness

At For Pet's Sake, we are doing what we can in accordance with CDC and AVMA guidelines to protect our clients and staff from COVID-19.

We are currently limiting client access to the building. Clients must call (404) 248-8977 in advance to schedule an appointment, and must process the required paperwork via email before arriving. 


Please understand that this is for the safety of our clients and staff. We are following AVMA recommendations for social distancing in veterinary practices.

We are closely monitoring updates from the CDC and AVMA  and will be adding resources to this page as they become available.

Georgia Daily Status Report (DPH)

Rolling Updates from WHO

Symptoms of COVID-19 (CDC)

FAQs for Pet Owners (AVMA)

Coronavirus in Other Species (AVMA)

SARS-CoV-2 in Ferrets

Employees that feel ill are instructed to stay home from work in accordance with CDC guidelines.

We ask that any clients that feel ill to reschedule elective procedures and exams for their pets.

Any clients feeling ill that also have sick pets will be placed in contact with the State Veterinarian for treatment, in accordance with current AVMA guidelines.

To promote social distancing and protect our clients who are in at-risk groups (those who are elderly or have underlying health conditions), we are following the example set by many veterinary hospitals across the county, by not allowing clients into the building at this time.  Patients will be picked up from clients in the parking lot, and appointments will be performed by phone consultation as a veterinarian examines your pet.

These actions are necessary to ensure that our doors stay open to help your pets during the global health crisis.

We care deeply about our clients, patients, and employees, and are doing what we can to keep each other safe.

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Meet Our Veterinarians

Our doctors work exclusively with exotic animals, and are members of the Association of Avian Veterinarians, Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, American Veterinary Medical Association, and Georgia Veterinary Medical Association.

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Dr. Jason Hutcheson

Dr. Jason Hutcheson earned a BS in Biology from Georgia Southern University in 1994. He then obtained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia in 1998. He worked at For Pet's Sake while attending vet school and joined the veterinary staff full time in 2001. In 2006, he purchased the practice from Dr. Shepherd.  He and his partner live with a Sheltie, an Amazon parrot, and a Texas longnose snake. He is also the owner of Basic Soap & Candles, LLC.


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This is probably the very best clinic I've taken an animal to.  They were all very genuine and concerned for my crested gecko, Dash.  They answered every crazy call and questions I had.  They even called back like four times to check-up on him.  Super nice people, could not ask for a better clinic to bring my scale babies to.

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Hospital Hours

Doctors are seen by appointment only.

Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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Contact Us

1058 Mistletoe Road, Decatur, Georgia  30033


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