Growing up on a farm in Walton County, Georgia, Allen worked with many types of animals, including cattle, horses, a donkey, a goat, chickens, cats, and dogs. When he was a teenager, Dr. Morris worked at a petting zoo that had wildlife and exotic animals. Although he first intended to go into human medicine, his early experiences at home and in his undergraduate studies inspired him to work in veterinary medicine!
Dr. Morris attended college at the University of Georgia and later went to UGA’s Veterinary School as well, where he met his wife, Dr. Andrea Morris. As a vet, Allen particularly enjoys puppy and kitten visits because of the excitement that comes with new arrivals. Internal medicine is the biggest challenge day-to-day, but the complexity makes it very stimulating and rewarding for Dr. Morris.
Allen and his wife have three children: Cruz, a talented athlete, Axel, who enjoys helping with animals, and Sofia, the baby. They also have two dogs and two cats.
While at the University of Georgia, Dr. Morris was a competitive runner, and he still enjoys running for fun and exercise. He also helps coach his sons’ teams and enjoys spending time with them.
Dr. Morris grew up in Savannah, Georgia, working at a barn and riding horses. She first wanted to be an equine veterinarian, then during college realized her passion was dogs and cats. Now she cares for pets daily as an Associate Veterinarian!
Andrea completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia, then continued on to veterinary school. In 1999 she began practicing small animal medicine and has been with the same company ever since. As a veterinarian, she especially enjoys senior care and helping elderly pets have a high quality of life. She also likes internal medicine and oncology.
Dr. Morris lives with her husband Dr. Allen Morris, also a veterinarian with the company. They have three children: Cruz, Axel, and Sofia, as well as two dogs, Trout and Cody, and two cats named Bugs and Marvin.
In her free time, Andrea likes to exercise—she’s completed two Chicago marathons and several half marathons! She also enjoys Georgia sports and watching her children participate in their own sports and activities.
In the second grade, young Dr. Whitlock announced to her family that she was going to be a veterinarian. Her father said she’d change her mind, but she didn’t! Now she’s an Associate Veterinarian at East Lake Animal Hospital.
Krista was born in Athens, Georgia, but grew up in Watkinsville. She always loved science, especially biology, and gets to combine that with her passion for animals. She took every science, chemistry, and anatomy class she could while in high school, then attended the University of Georgia for her undergrad degree in Animal Science. She graduated from UGA’s veterinary school in 1997 and worked at another practice for three years before joining the team at East Lake.
Dr. Whitlock enjoys educating clients and simply talking with them—she likes to laugh with clients and let them know she’s not just a boring doctor!
At home, Krista lives with her husband Tim and their son, who recently attended the Space Academy in Huntsville, Alabama. They also have a daughter with Shirley Temple curls. The family lives with Murray the dog, and cats Stevie G, Sprinkles and Pop-Tart.
Outside of work, Dr. Whitlock likes the Beatles and being a sci-fi geek. She enjoys attending Dragon Con in Atlanta every year to absorb all the Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones she can stand!
Biography and photograph coming soon.