We know that your pet is an important part of your family. We also know that you
want them to have the best in veterinary care. And that's why we're here.
Georgia Veterinary Specialists (GVS) is the largest private multi-specialty
hospital in the state and a highly respected and valuable resource for general practice
veterinarians. The GVS team of board-certified veterinary specialists works in collaboration
with your family veterinarian to diagnose and treat complex, challenging, and often
life-threatening pet health problems.
Poisonous snakes are common in Georgia, as this handsome 18-month-old Pharoah Hound found out. In an instant, a large copperhead struck him several times while Uber (which means “Super” in German) was out in his backyard. His quick-thinking mom Bekki drew on her steady nerves as a trauma nurse to seek out emergency care. When he needed additional treatment that the emergency facility was unable to perform, the staff recommended a transfer to GVS. “It was so scary. The first night in the ICU, I was prepared to get the words that he wasn’t going to make it. He was so swollen and sick. He barely could lift his head. But no one gave up, not the staff, not me and certainly not Uber,” she said. After several days in the ICU, which included a blood transfusion, Uber was strong enough to go home. “This boy was determined to live up to his name. He recovered, with minimal scarring, in record time and will return to the show ring --no copperhead was going to get in his way!”