Our Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Dearborn Animal Hospital!

  • Dr.
    Linda Ellington

    Dr. Ellington graduated from the UGA college of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 and came to Dearborn just after graduating. From 1989 -2002 she and her family worked abroad in Mexico, England and Germany. On returning to the USA she 'came home' to Dearborn and became the practice owner in 2009. She particularly enjoys building long term relationships with her patients and clients and likes challenging medical and dermatology cases.

  • Dr.
    Dixie Cely

    Dr. Dixie Cely earned her BSA in Microbiology from UGA and her BS in Medical Technology from MUSC. She worked as a Microbiologist at Emory Hospital before returning to UGA for her DVM. She enjoys gardening, yoga, running, mission work in Honduras, and cooking in between caring for her four cats, one dog, and one chinchilla. Dr. Cely has been caring for pets and their owners at Dearborn and Decatur for over 25 years.

  • Dr.
    Ami Perkins

    Dr. Perkins is a recent graduate of UGA College of Veterinary Medicine and joined the Dearborn Family in August 2017. She received her Bachelor's in Economics from Rice University in Texas and has lived in Chicage, India, Houston, and Washington D.C. before settling here in Georgia! In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.

  • Dr.
    Eve Gidion

    Dr. Gidion is a graduate of The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. After growing up in Japan, she studied to pursue a career in veterinary medicine, particularly surgery. She enjoys gardening, all things Star Trek, and pumpkin carving.

  • Dr.
    Tracy Navarra

    Dr. Navarra grew up in Marietta, Georgia. After earning her BS in biology from UGA, she graduated with highest honors from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, she interned at Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, D.C. For the next eight years, she practiced veterinary medicine in Potomac, Maryland, until the desire to relocate closer to family prompted her to look for work in Georgia, and started at Dearborn Animal Hospital in November 2017.

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  • Dr.
    Erin Brown

    Dr. Erin Brown graduated with her DVM from The Ohio State University in 2015. She had completed her BS in Biology from Armstrong State University in Savannah, GA. Dr Brown practiced in southern Indiana before joining Dearborn Animal Hospital in 2018. Besides meeting new clients and working with your dogs and cats, Dr Brown enjoys spending time with her husband, sister, niece, 3 nephews, and her beagle Rocky. She also likes to watch scary movies, take road trips, dance in Zumba classes, and gardening.

  • Dr.
    Jayme Holmes

    Every day I get to wake up and go to the greatest job in the world. I lovedgrowing up in a house full of animals and found I connected with themdeeper than most people did. I also have a passion for taking care of thosearound me: family, friends, classmates, and of course, animals. These twointerests combine beautifully in practicing the art of veterinary medicine.I want every client to feel like they are empowered to take the best careof their animal so they can live long, healthy lives together.

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Our Staff

Practice Manager

Scott Zimmerman, CVPM

Customer Service Manager

Laura Holley

Front Office

Anita Ellington - Accounts Receivable Manager
Ann Umbaugh
Bethany Vega
Brittney Smith
Chuck Gollmar
Lane Wages
Martha Ozee Owsiak
Matthew West
Rachel Howard
Victoria Spears

Vet Techs & Assistants

Bryan Bailey - Head Tech, Education Director, RVT 
Melinda Ellington Westly, CVA - Vet Assistant Services Coordinator
Annevia Jordan
Azariah Foster
Bill Deloach, RVT
Caitlyn Green, CVA
Cassandra Scott, CVA
Chris Thomas
Christina Schmidt
Hannah Greene, Veterinary Student at The University of Georgia
Hussein Halemeh, Veterinary Student at The University of Pennsylvania
Isabella DeLuna
Lauren Fairleigh
Megan Walls
Mohini Herrera
Sammie Boleware
Savannah Swanson

Kennel Techs

Dereje Getachew
Lance Andrews
Susannah Holmes

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