Our Staff


Dr. Ricky Van Matre Veterinarian

Dr. Ricky Van Matre attended Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine- Class of 1996. GEAUX TIGERS!!!!

Originally from New Orleans but has lived in the Duluth area since 2000. He enjoys spending time with his children, exercising, and competing in triathlons.

Dr. Ricky has 2 children Paige and Bryce and three dogs Dude (German Short Haired Pointer), Manny (Maltipoo), and Foster (3 legged Pom mix).

Special Interest: Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Dermatology


Dr. Kim

Dr. Kim originally from Miami moved to Georgia after graduating from University of Flordia in 1990. She currently lives in Dacula with her husband Bob and 2 cats Bean and Munster. Her special interest is Dermatology.


Dr. Winemiller

Dr. Winemiller graduated from The Ohio State University in 2000 and promptly moved to Atlanta to enjoy the actual sunshine.

She has three dogs: Pomy, Peanut, and Sparky; two cats, Sen Mee and Toby plus menagerie of small animals and birds. Still, one of the best parts of veterinary medicine for Dr. Winemiller is getting to love and care for more animals than she can keep at home.

Her interest include internal medicine, dentistry and pocket pets.


Maizey Greeter / Toy Tester

Maizey enjoys hours of petting, shopping, and more petting.


Daphane Receptionist

A true Georgia peach, born and raised in North Georgia. Daphane began working for SCAH in August 2005.

She lives in Duluth with her golden retriever Maizey. Her hobbies include photography, baking, traveling, and FSU football.


Alicia Receptionist

Atlanta native who started April 2004. Alicia’s hobbies include spending time with her husband, step son, and eight fur babies! She also loves traveling and gardening.


Danny Technician

Danny is a Duluth native who graduated from Duluth HS in 2006. He began working for SCAH in March 2007.

His hobbies include FSU sports, sports, and more sports! He lives in Duluth with his two dogs Scotch and Scarface.


Matt Technician

Matt is a Duluth native who graduated from Duluth HS in 2006 joined the SCAH family in Jan 2010.

Matt enjoys working on cars, Georgia Football, and spending time with his dog Roscoe.


Sarah Groomer

Originally from Florida, Sarah has spent most of her life in Georgia. She has been a certified groomer since 2007 and grooms both cats and dogs. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two sons. Sarah has a cat named Valentina and a dog named Lil Bit.



Shannon lives in Duluth, Georgia and is senior at Peachtree Ridge High School. She wants to attend UGA and major in Pret-Veterinary Medicine. Her hobbies include swimming, baking, and spending time with her friends and family.



Jack began working at SCAH in August 2015. He was born in Maryland and raised in Georgia. He is currently a senior at Peachtree Ridge and hopes to attend vet school in the future. In his free time Jack enjoys swimming, kayaking, and spending time with his dogs Holly and Roxy.



Born and raised in Georgia, Ashley graduated from Collins Hill in 2014. She currently lives in Loganville with her 6 puppies. Ashley joined the SCAH family in January 2016. Ashley's hobbies include road trips, the beach, sports, and spending time with her family.



Alex, originally from Lima Peru, has lived in Georgia since 2005. She graduated from North Gwinnett in 2013. Alex joined the SCAH family in 2014 and has plans to attend vet school in the future. Alex enjoys being outside with her two dogs Zoie and Snoopy and at the lake with her friends and family.


6603 Sugarloaf Parkway
Suite 101
Duluth, Ga. 30097

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Fax: 770.497.8250
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