Brookhaven Animal Hospital

Full Service Animal Hospital

Georgia Veterinarian

Atlanta Veterinarian

Brookhaven Veterinarian


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Brookhaven Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital providing a wide range of medical services including, but not limited to, soft-tissue and oral surgery and preventative dental care.

  • Vernon Woods Animal Hospital (VWAH)
    270 Vernon Woods Drive NE
    Atlanta, Ga. 30319
    Phone: (404) 252-1641
    Fax: (404) 252-7401
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    7541 Roswell Road
    Atlanta, Ga. 30350
    Phone: (770) 393-9889
    Fax: (770) 393-1975
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Jay M. Empel, DVM | Andrew M. Empel, DVM Phone: (404) 237-0316 | Fax: (404) 262-1703 | Other Locations


You can download our new client-patient forms from here. Please complete the information before your first visit.

If you have any questions, call (404) 237-0316 during our office hours.


  • 6 Weeks: Initial Exam - Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Fecal, Dewormer
  • 8 Weeks: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Dewormer, Heartworm preventative, Flea/Tick control
  • 10 Weeks: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Corona, Fecal, Dewormer
  • 12 Weeks: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Corona, Dewormer
  • 16 Weeks: Parvo, Rabies, Bordetella, 1st Lyme
  • 18 Weeks: 2nd Lyme


  • 6 Weeks: Initial Exam - Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia, Fecal, Dewormer
  • 9 Weeks: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Panleukopenia, Calici, Chlamydia, Feline Leukemia, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (for outdoor cats, not core vax), FIV/Felv Test. Dewormer, Heartworm Preventative, Flea and Tick Control
  • 12 Weeks: Same as 9 weeks
  • 16 Weeks: Rabies, Feline Infectious Peritonitis and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (for outdoor cats, not core vax), Fecal
  • 19 Weeks: Feline Infectious Peritonitis (for outdoor cats, not core vax)
Pet Care

Pet Care

Owning and caring for a family pet doesn’t have to be a difficult or burdensome experience.


Prevention of infectious diseases is one of the most important steps you can take to maintain your pet's health. Infectious diseases are caused by microscopic organisms such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Animals can contract these diseases from other animals, people, or the environment. If your pet's immune system does not prevent an infection and it is left untreated, serious complications may occur including death. Luckily, through research and scientific development, vaccines have been developed to help protect animals against many diseases.

When vaccines are injected into the body they stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies. Vaccines try to prepare the immune system to fight certain diseases. While it is not possible to vaccinate for every possible infectious disease, vaccines have been developed towards preventing the most common and serious ones. You will read about the different diseases we vaccinate for and then we will tailor a vaccination schedule specific to your pet.

Parasite Control


Heartworms are parasites that inhabit the hearts and lungs of infected cats and dogs. Vomiting is a common clinical sign in affected cats; unfortunately, sudden death is another sign. There is no treatment for heartworm disease in cats but there are several options for heartworm preventative. Affected dogs often have difficulty breathing, cough, tire easily from exercise, and lose their appetite. Treatment for heartworm disease in dogs is available but the best treatment is prevention. There are several options for heartworm preventative.



Roundworms are a common parasite in puppies and kittens. Some puppies and kittens are born with them. They are acquired from the mother or by ingesting contaminated soil, feces, or prey. Roundworms live in the intestines and can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and/or weight loss. Routine deworming is a safe and effective way to control these infections.

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Hookworms are a problem in warm, moist climates. Cats and dogs become infected by ingestion of eggs from the ground or through skin contact with the eggs. They cause diarrhea, weakness, and anemia as a result of intestinal bleeding. People can also contract hookworms via skin contact. Treatment and prevention is safe and easy.



Tapeworms are acquired by eating uncooked meat and certain prey, ingesting rabbit feces, and also by ingesting fleas. Infestation may be hard to detect until segments of the tapeworm are found in fresh stool or around the anus. Appropriate deworming medication along with flea control is paramount to clearing a tapeworm infection.


Fleas and Ticks

Both fleas and ticks are a problem in the southeastern United States. Ticks carry diseases such as Lyme's disease and fleas can carry tapeworms in addition to causing skin problems. There are several products available to treat and prevent flea and tick infestations.


Ear Mites

Ear mites are little parasites that can cause ear infections.

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