Allene Phillips is a mother of two teenage boys and a veterinarian. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She began her career in veterinary medicine in high school where she had the good fortune of working for several veterinarians that focused on a few pure breeds, breeding practices, neonatal medicine and holistic medicine for small animals. Her first job led her to a Bachelors of Science degree with a focus in animal genetics and subsequently the exhilerating field of veterinary medicine.
Dr. Phillips now owns her own animal hospital near Athens, Georgia. She enjoys working with local breeders and has been involved in breeding for 15 years. She also enjoys working with rescue groups and shelters. She provides a weekly low-cost spay/neuter clinic and a yearly mobile rabies vaccination clinic for her community.
Dr. Phillips shares her home with her two amazing boys and several animals. When she is not working at her clinic or playing with her dogs she enjoys sporting events (especially when one of her boys is playing), going to the beach with her boys and fishing....of course with her boys!
J. Ben Hardman has been a veterinary technician working with Dr. Phillips since 2011. He has spent the last three of those years focusing on the care of breeding dogs and puppies. As his career and education progressed he became more interested in providing physically and mentally healthy, well trained pets to families looking for a new fuzzy family member.
Mr. Hardman is an accomplished dog trainer. He is currently preparing his outstanding Labrador Retriever for upcoming field trials.
J. Ben is also active in the community by providing children with the opportunity to experience hunting with a dog. He also assists Dr. Phillips with the low-cost spay/neuter clinic and the mobile rabies vaccination clinic.
Mr. Hardman shares his home with several pets including dogs and cats. He enjoys hunting and fishing. He loves sports of any kind including baseball and basketball, but never, EVER misses a Georgia Bulldogs football game!