Dr. Buck Drummond
Meet Dr. Buck Drummond, the new lead doctor at AHOS! Dr. Drummond graduated from the University of Georgia in 1991 and completed internship training in Los Angeles the following year. He spent the next 17 years in LA as director of overnight emergency services at a busy 24-hour practice. In 2008, he relocated to Savannah, GA to pursue his interests in making art. A few years later, family obligations called him back to the Washington, DC area where he was raised, and as part of his practice there, he started working with military and law enforcement canines. In addition to his many years of experience, Dr. Drummond brings renewed energy to AHOS and we are glad to have him!
Dr. Matt Garrett
Dr. Garrett was born in Mississippi and grew up in Lawrenceville, Georgia where he was surrounded by animals, including Bandit the guinea pig, a hamster named Sarah, and Chipper, a Sheltie who was always herding his human family.
Dr. Garrett originally wanted to be a TV weatherman – he loved the Weather Channel as a boy and hoped to pursue a career that would allow him to have fun and help people at the same time. By the time college rolled around, he realized that he wanted pets to be part of the equation. In 2012, he received his B.S. in animal science the University of Georgia. He then went on to do graduate work in Animal Studies at Clemson University and, in 2020, earned his DVM from Mississippi State University. He joined our team after having worked as an associate veterinarian at a small and exotic animal practice in Memphis, Tennessee.
In vet school, Dr. Garrett had a special interest in pathology, with a focus on hematology and cytology, and he continues to enjoy discovering the origin of disease and devising individualized treatment plans for his pet patients. A firm believer in the value of client education, his hope is that clients leave our clinic knowing more than when they came in. In addition to canine and feline medicine, Dr. Garrett likes working with pocket pets, birds, small ruminants, and reptiles.
He has two pets at home – Hamilton, a grumpy old man rescue cat, and Winston, a test patient Dr. Garrett met in the neurology lab during his first year at Mississippi State. Dr. Garrett lives with his fiancé, Brandon, a musical theater nerd and accomplished cook. For his part, Dr. Garrett loves to bake—and eat the batter. His other interests include running in wooded areas around lakes, streams, and rivers, playing video games, antiquing, and bingeing “Schitt’s Creek.”