Our History

Dr. Paul Averill started Averill Animal Hospital in 1978 as a house-call only practice in the Marietta area.

When the demand for his services increased, Dr. Averill opened a full-service practice in 1983 on Dallas Highway in a converted two-story residential home. The staff of the original hospital included Dr. Averill as a solo practitioner and his wife, Donna.

In 1992, Dr. Matthew Nelson joined the practice as an associate veterinarian after he had worked in the hospital as a technician while he was in veterinary school. The hospital also moved in 1992 from Dallas Highway to its current location on Villa Rica Way. Dr. Nelson became a partner in the practice in 1998.

The practice has clearly grown leaps and bounds over the years from a one-doctor/one-staff member practice to a two+ doctor practice with a dozen+ support staff members. Come in today and see our time-tested veterinary care standards for yourself.