Dr. Avery Tomlinson was born in Atlanta, GA and spent her childhood in Georgia, Missouri, Texas, and South Carolina. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in studio art from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. During veterinary school, Dr. Tomlinson had the opportunity to work with wildlife in Wisconsin and Florida, do field research on songbirds in Costa Rica, volunteer at a wolf dog sanctuary, and work with rural area veterinary services. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008.

Upon graduation, Dr. Tomlinson immediately started practicing at Appalachian Animal Hospital in Ellijay as a small animal veterinarian. In 2013, she joined the United States Army Reserve Veterinary Corps, where she is currently serving as a Captain in the 169th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services at Fort Gordon. Dr. Tomlinson provided veterinary relief services for Wayside Animal Hospital at Foothills in 2017, and has joined as a full time doctor in 2018. She loves small animal medicine and has a special interest in dermatology and dentistry. Dr. Tomlinson has a three-legged chiweenie named Pancake, a golden doodle named Tulip, a one-eyed kitty named Hemi, and two elderly kitty sisters named Sister Teresa and Mary Catherine. Her interests outside of veterinary medicine include painting pet portraits, crochet, zumba, the library, kayaking, helping turtles cross the road, and hiking with her dogs in the gorgeous north Georgia mountains.

Years in Practice: 10
Education: University of Georgia