Our friendly and expert staff of veterinary doctors at Briarcliff Animal Clinic has far-ranging medical specialties to provide complete care for the vast needs of Atlanta pets:
Peter J Muller III, DVM, Diplomate
Dr. Peter Muller III, DVM, is the Medical Director of the Briarcliff Animal Clinic. He is a 1984 graduate of the University of Georgia and is board certified with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) in companion animal practice. His medical interests include cardiology, ultrasound and internal medicine. “I love working with families and pets to solve complicated medical and behavioral issues,” said Dr. Muller, who is a pilot and has used his airplane in a number of pet rescue missions. “Seeing a sick pet regain its spirit and start interacting with the family again is very rewarding.” Dr. Muller has a dog and three cats.
Sandra L Hedge, DVM
Dr. Sandra (Sandy) Hedge, DVM, is a 1972 graduate of the University of Georgia. Her medical interest is geriatrics. “I enjoy practicing medicine and look forward to the future of veterinary medicine and the advancements that Briarcliff Animal Clinic is instituting,” said Dr. Hedge, who has two dogs. “We have a lot of new equipment and specialties that enable us to do more for the pets we take care of.”
Andrea Powell, DVM
Dr. Andrea Powell, DVM, is a 2003 graduate of the University of Georgia and a 2006 graduate of the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and Purdue Vet School. Her medical interests include dentistry, internal medicine, behavioral issues and surgery. “My greatest reward as a veterinarian is helping those who do not have a voice for themselves,” said Dr. Powell, who enjoys travelling, cooking and spending time with her family that includes two dogs and a cat. “My own pets are part of my family and I strive to treat every pet I see with as much concern and attention as I would want for my own pets.”
Areas of Interest: Dentistry
Amanda S. Reeve, DVM
Amanda S. Reeve, DVM, is a 1979 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, from where her father, Roy Stewart, D.V.M. also graduated in 1958. "At age four I started watching my father practice veterinary medicine. And I worked every summer for him while I was a student in high school and college," said Dr. Reeve, who enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, a dog, one cat and two zebra finches. "Dr. Reeve said she also gained an interest in animals from growing up on a 10-acre farm in Douglasville with horses, cows, chickens and a pig, in addition to dogs, cats and pet birds.
Shannon South, DVM
Dr. Shannon South, DVM, is a 2008 graduate of the University of Georgia and a Georgia native from Gwinnett County. Her medical interests include surgery, preventative medicine, internal medicine and exotic mammals and reptiles. She is also trained with our rigid scope to perform laparoscopic procedures such as spays and gastropexies. “I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian at age 10,” said Dr. Shannon, who grew up on a small farm with horses, cats, dogs, rabbits, pigs, goats and mice. “I enjoy being the person that can explain what a pet is going through and helping the animals and their families feel better.” Dr. South also enjoys her pet rescue activities, gardening, watching movies and travelling.
Areas of Interest: Laparoscopy, Pain Management
Amanda Hayes, DVM
Amanda Hayes, DVM, is a 2008 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her medical interests include ultrasound, surgery, and general wellness care. “I thank God every day for allowing me to practice in a profession that I have been passionate about since I was a young child,” said Hayes, who has a cat, Isabella. “I enjoy seeing the special bond between people and their pets. Nothing can replace the satisfaction of witnessing the joy on someone's face when they get to take their special furry family member home, healthy and active.” Her hobbies include traveling, hiking, gardening, reading, spending time with her husband and family, and renovating their 1920's bungalow.
Areas of Interest: Abdominal Ultrasound
Tessa Horslev, DVM
Dr. Tessa Horslev, DVM, is a 2009 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her medical interests include dentistry and internal medicine. “I love being able to improve the quality of life for pets and their families,” said Dr. Horslev, who enjoys cooking, jogging with her husband and spending time with her two dogs. “I am grateful to be involved in such a rewarding profession.”
Areas of Interest: Dentistry
Everette Bannister, DVM - Director of Surgery
Dr. Everette Bannister is a 2003 graduate of Stetson University in DeLand, FL; a 2007 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine; Purdue University's Veterinary Management Institute's intensive veterinary management program; and University of Georgia. He was born in Nassau, Bahamas, but also raised in Bermuda. His professional interests include surgery, practice management, and internal medicine. “I love being a factor in strengthening the human-animal bond,” said Dr. Bannister, who has two cats. “Communication between the staff and owners is an important factor, in which I strive to perfect, hopefully resulting in the absolute best care for your pets.” Outside of work he enjoys playing the bass guitar, riding motorcycles, and reading.
Areas of Interest: Orthopedic Surgery
Elizabeth Busch, DVM - Medical Director
Dr. Busch grew up in Marietta, GA. She attended the University of Georgia for her undergarduate work, earning her Bachelor of Science in Biology, before going on to attend vet school there. After vet school, she followed her husband up to Ann Arbor, MI and practiced for 3 years while he earned his Master's Degree in Urban Design. She has now moved back to Georgia to be near family. Dr. Busch has two sons, Mason and Jack, two crazy dogs, and one shy Siamese cat. Her hobbies include camping, traveling, and spending time with her family. Dr. Busch enjoys "the personal interaction with my clients and patients and finding a treatment plan that works for all three of us."
Areas of Interest: Abdominal Ultrasound
Janice Floyd, DVM - Director of Feline Medicine
Dr. Floyd is a 2003 graduate of the University of Tennesee College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced in Baltimore at a general small animal hospital and a feline-only hospital before moving to Atlanta in 2009. Before joining Briarcliff Animal Clinic, Dr. Floyd worked at a small animal hospital in Marietta. Her interests include feline medicine and dentistry. Her hobbies are trail running and reading.
Areas of Interest: Dentistry, Feline Medicine
Dr. Jill Odle, DVM
Dr. Odle is a 2007 graduate of Texas A&M. Her medical interest include emergency and critical care, as well as oncology and surgery. “I enjoy the challenge of veterinary medicine and I like being able to collaborate with owners to provide the best possible care for their family friend,” says Dr. Odle, who lives in Atlanta with her two dogs and a cat. “ When she's not seeing patients, Dr. Odle enjoys watching aggie football, hanging out with her (soon to be) husband, and hiking.
Dr. Rachel Williams, DVM
Dr. Rachel Williams, DVM, is a 2006 graduate of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Williams was raised in the metro Atlanta area and received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Georgetown University. Her medical areas of interest include internal medicine, behavior, and soft tissue surgery. “I cannot imagine being in any other profession,” said Dr. Williams. “Helping pets and their families is certainly my calling in life.” Dr. Williams practiced in North Carolina and Illinois before moving back home to Atlanta, with her husband, daughter, pups (Nana and Cabo), and kitties (Lucy and Tiger). She also enjoys running, dancing, and travelling with her family.
College Park Doctors
Erica Freihaut, DVM
Dr. Freihaut was born and raised in Marietta, GA. She did her undergraduate studies at Emory University and received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. From there, she attended the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2010. Her veterinary interests include dentistry, internal medicine, and strengthening the human-animal bond. In her free time, Dr. Freihaut enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling internationally, watching movies, reading, and taking her two dogs, Tasha and Roman, to the park.
Areas of Interest: Dentistry
Daniel Patrick Cleland, DVM - Director of Briarcliff Animal Clinic at College Park
Dr. Daniel Patrick Cleland, DVM, is a 2009 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. His medical interests include surgery, dentistry and dermatology. “I believe that animals have an important relationship with people,” said Dr. Cleland, who enjoys running and spending time with his wife, daughter Felicity and dog Sully. “Keeping animals healthy and happy serves both the pets and their families.”
OUR DOG TRAINER
Richard Fischhof, M.Ed., CPDT-KA, CTC
Certified Professional Dog Trainer
Richard is a twice-certified dog trainer and honors graduate of the San Francisco SPCA Academy for Dog Trainers, where he earned his Certification in Training & Counseling. The Academy was led by Jean Donaldson, the renowned author, teacher and trainer. He is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the professional organization where members pass a rigorous exam and pursue continuing education, and an AKC® Canine Good Citizen Evaluator®. Richard participated in Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine’s Principles & Techniques of Behavior Modification Course, and earned his masters degree in education at Georgia State University.
Richard has worked with hundreds of dogs and all breeds, and tailors training programs to you and your dog’s specific needs. He uses humane training methods, encouraging owners to bond and form a relationship with their dog. He teaches regular group classes at Briarcliff Animal Clinic including: Puppy Kindergarten (meets Sunday mornings), Basic Manners (meets Monday evenings), and Canine Good Citizen.
You can contact Richard at 404-626-0036 or Richard@GoodDogAtlanta.com.