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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  • Create an Environment Your Cat Will Love

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OFFICE HOURS

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