Andrew Lavasser, DVM
Thankful and blessed to be working a true childhood dream job. I grew up in north Alabama were I attended University of Alabama in Huntsville and played soccer. I was lucky enough to attend Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine were I was active as SCAVMA president. Upon graduation I return to north Alabama and practiced emergency medicine. Then opportunity took me to South Carolina where I was a general practitioner for a number of years. Another great opportunity brought me to Woodland Animal Hospital where I have grown into a leadership position and grown close to its people and community. Off time is spent with family building up the homestead and mini-travels looking for local adventure.
Dana Johnson, DVM
Dr. Johnson grew up in the Florida panhandle where she met and married her high school classmate and best friend. After many years of raising their beautiful sons and working for the Florida State University College of Medicine, Dr. Johnson was able to pursue her dream of veterinary medicine. She graduated from the University of West Florida with a biology degree in 2013 and began the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine the following year. At MSU/CVM, Dr. Johnson had a wonderful clinical professor which help solidify her love for emergency medicine. After graduating in 2018, Dr. Johnson began working for Woodland Animal Hospital, where she has a special interest in internal medicine and wound care cases. Dr. Johnson currently resides in the McDonough area with her husband of 26 years along with their teenage son, and 2 dogs and 2 cats.
Emily Davis, DVM
Dr. Emily Elizabeth Davis grew up in Baton Rouge, LA where her love for animals and the desire to become a veterinarian started at a very early age. Dr. Davis completed both her undergraduate career and received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2014; from Tuskegee University in Alabama. Dr. Davis started at Woodland Animal Hospital in 2018 where she continues to nurture her passion for soft tissue surgery and dentistry. In her spare time Dr Davis enjoys working out and spending quality time with her husband, three beautiful children and their three pets.
Monica Rawson, DVM
Elizabeth Haggard, DVM
Ashton Richardson, DVM
Ashton Richardson is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. He is an alumnus of Auburn University and received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. He has a particular interest in emergency medicine and critical care. Outside of spending time with his family, his favorite past-times include traveling and physical fitness.
Zawadi E Bethea, DVM
Dr. Zee is a true Georgia peach who knew in high school she wanted to become a veterinarian. She got her Bachelors in Science from Georgia State University in the summer of 2006. Then was excitedly accepted to the historical Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. While in school she participated in several activities and even worked all 4 years in the large animal clinic, all the while with a strong interest in emergency medicine. She graduated from now Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine in the Class of “AWESOME” 2011 and took a position as an associate at a very busy emergency clinic in Columbus. There her passion for emergency medicine grew.
In a couple years she relocated to back to Atlanta and floated around to several animal hospitals as a Relief Veterinarian where she was introduced to the Woodland team. Now she gets a chance to do both general practice and emergency regularly at Woodland Animal Hospital. She has been a part of the Woodland family since 2017, taking a full time position in 2019. For fun she became certified in ultrasonography at the Sound Institute in Texas in 2018 and plans to continue growing this skill.
Dr. Zee has a loving boyfriend (Craig), an amazing son (Zion), 1 dog (Icee), 3 cats (Sable, Simon, & Theodore) and a Box Turtle (Henrietta).
She loves Veterinary Medicine because it is very rewarding to help people and their pets, this makes her heart smile every time she saves a life!! Come by and let her meet your fur-babies.
Caitlin Light, DVM
Dr. Light grew up in a small town outside of Birmingham, AL. She attended Mississippi State University for both her undergraduate and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees. She has a particular interest in surgery and emergency medicine. In her spare time, Dr. Light enjoys going to sporting events, spending time outdoors, reading, traveling, and spending time with her dog.