Welcome to Averill Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Marietta, GA
Call us at (770 )422-2402


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We are committed to providing the best possible care and services, and our Web site is now available for you twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week.

If you are here to pick up a prescription, register your animals or view your medicine cabinet, please click “Home Delivery.

In addition, we invite you to browse through our reference encyclopedia of animal health care topics, ranging from behavior and preventative care to common and not-so-common diseases. We welcome your comments and suggestions, so let us know what you think of our web site during your next visit to our clinic.

Our Hospital’s Philosophy

Averill Animal Hospital strives to obtain a warm and informal atmosphere where the client and their pet(s) feel at home while still providing state of the art diagnostics and treatments. We emphasize a strong relationship with our clients and their pets and really consider them part of our family, making their visit to the practice as comfortable and personal as possible. Through this strong relationship with our patients, we always want the best and most current treatments to be offered, and therefore are continually adding the most current diagnostics and treatments available. We also stress proactive vs. reactive medicine and strive to push the ability to diagnose disease before clinical signs become apparent and prevent infectious disease both for our patients and for the community.


Dr. Paul Averill | Dr. Matthew Nelson
Marietta Veterinarian | Averill Animal Hospital | (770 )422-2402

415 Villa Rica Way SW
Marietta, GA 30064

Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Matthew J. Nelson, D.V.M.

    Dr. Nelson joined us in 1992

    Dr. Nelson has lived in Marietta for 25 years, graduated from McEachern High School in 1984 and received his B.S. in biology from Kennesaw State University in 1988. He received his D.V.M. from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and received the Awards for Exceptional Proficiency in both Small and Large Animal Medicine and Surgery.

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  • Skunks

    Home and Veterinary Care for Pet Skunks If you're an adventurous pet owner, you may love exotic animals such as skunks. You'll be happy to learn that skunks can indeed make excellent domestic pets, but only if they receive the proper care to enjoy a happy, healthy life. Your veterinary team can help ...

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  • Sugar Gliders

    Thinking of getting a sugar glider? These tiny marsupials are energetic and friendly, making them popular choices as pets. Though they weigh less than a half-pound, they're more closely related to kangaroos than they are flying squirrels. If you think a sugar glider would make an ideal pet for your family, ...

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  • Flying Squirrels

    Much like sugar gliders, flying squirrels make affectionate pets when purchased young and raised by their owner. Unlike sugar gliders, however, flying squirrels are rodents that need veterinary care specific to the species. Your veterinary team can help with the care and treatment of flying squirrels. ...

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  • Rats

    Did you know rats make surprisingly affectionate pets? If you're thinking of bringing home a pet rat, here's what you need to know. Health Rats that are bred especially as pets are safe to keep and should be free of disease. But common conditions may affect your rats from time to time. Your veterinarian ...

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  • Chinchillas

    Chinchillas are playful, loveable, and amusing pets. If you want yours to remain in your family for long, you should ensure that it has a good diet. Chinchillas require a lot of attention due to their playful nature; therefore, it is best to have supervised playtime with yours if you want to create a ...

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  • Fennec Foxes

    Fennec Fox Care Guide With oversized ears and mischievous faces, fennec foxes are cute as can be. But these exotic pets require a lot of care to stay healthy and happy. Health At just three pounds, fennec foxes are the smallest member of the fox family. Native to the Sahara desert, fennec foxes are ...

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  • Guinea Pigs

    Curious and inquisitive by nature, guinea pigs make great pets. These little bundles of fur are quite social and enjoy spending time with the people who handle, feed, and groom them. As a pet, guinea pigs are relatively low maintenance, rarely aggressive, and fun to own. How to Care Guinea pigs are playful, ...

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  • Prairie Dogs

    Prairie dogs are cute, affable creatures. But before taking one on as a pet, check your local laws. In some states, such as Colorado, it's illegal to keep prairie dogs as pets. Mostly, this is because they may spread monkeypox. If you live in a state that welcomes pet prairie dogs, be sure to buy from ...

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  • Gerbils

    Gerbils are great little pets for pet owners who don't have room for a dog or cat. They're friendly and fun to watch, but they do take a moderate level of care and investment. If you're thinking of getting a gerbil, here's what you'll need to know to keep him happy and healthy, including giving him a ...

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  • Hedgehogs

    Shy animals that roll into a ball when scared, hedgehogs are covered with spiky quills. They're small, clean, and fun to watch so they're quite popular as pets. Even so, these little guys need lots of activity to stay healthy. Health Hedgehogs can have health problems, including dental diseases, skin ...

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Our Regular Schedule

*Closed for All Major Holidays

Monday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

7:30 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

7:30 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed