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1785 U.S. HWY 29 N, Athens, Georgia 30601

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Hours Today: 7:30 am – 3:30pm

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Ph: 706-353-2696

1785 U.S. HWY 29 N, Athens, Georgia 30601

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Hours Today: 7:30 am – 3:30pm

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Ph: 706-353-2696

About Us

Jeff M. Legato, DVM

Jeff M. Legato, DVM

Don’t let the accent—or the lack of one—fool you! Dr. Jeff Legato was born in Georgia and grew up in the Athens area. His original degree was in geology, which was kinda-sorta-maybe used while he worked at a research lab for 15 years. During that time, he began riding and showing horses. This led to his decision to switch careers, so he started veterinary school at the (gulp!) age of 40! After graduating from the University of Georgia at Athens in 2005 and doing an internship in Sunset, LA, he was an equine vet in Greenville, NC until 2008. He moved his family back to Georgia in 2009 and spent two years doing relief work until a full-time position opened in Norcross, GA. After seven years he was given the opportunity to have his own practice close to home, and he’s now happy to be the owner of Sycamore Veterinary Services, where he is a USDA-accredited veterinarian offering small animal, livestock and equine veterinary care. Dr. Legato has a daughter (Stefanie) and a granddaughter (Heidi), as well as two cats named Odin and Luna and one dog, named Dahlia.

Christine

Christine

Hospital Manager

Christine became an animal lover with the adoption of her first dog 13 years ago and went on to volunteer with a pit bull rescue group in her home state of Connecticut. After spending many years working in the movie cinema business, 5 years ago, she decided to make a career change and move into the veterinary field where she could make difference for animals.

She and her family made the move to Georgia in 2020 and in addition to working at Sycamore, Christine is pursuing an education in Veterinary Medical Management.

When she’s not working, Christine enjoys going to fairs, amusement parks, the movies, and restaurants. She also loves spending time with her three dogs: Koa, who loves water and bones, Handsome Rob aka Poley Poke who she rescued in January 2022 and her youngest Betty Boop AKA Betty Buttkiss, BB, Bad Betty who she just rescued in December 2023

Kristy

Kristy

Technician Assistant/Receptionist

Kristy joined us in July 2022 and is currently enrolled at the University of Georgia. She has loved animals since she was a teenager and has a beta fish named Gubler. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends, cooking, and being a member of the UGA club tennis team.

Reagan

Reagan

Lead Technician Assistant

Reagan, who has wanted to work in the Vet field since she was four years old, joined us in March 2022. She is currently looking at going to school to become an RVT. She just welcomed her first baby, a little boy, in October 2023. She has 11 dogs of many different sizes ranging from Great Danes to a Toy poodle, 10 cats, 2 guinea pigs and a hamster. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and animals.

Ansley

Ansley

Ansley is a current student at UGA studying for a major in avian biology on the pre-vet track. She enjoys working with all animals but especially loves birds. Ansley has 2 pets; a Pitbull named Brick and a bearded dragon named Buford. In her free time, she loves to practice guitar, play with her pets, draw, and spend time with her friends  

Jewell

Jewell

My name is Jewell; I am 23 years old, and my pronouns are she/her. I have a Basenji, named Misha Mae, and two guinea pigs Poppy and Mable. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, long walks with my dog, and spending time in nature. I’m currently a technician’s assistant. While I don’t actively have any certifications, I am planning on getting licensed. 

My passion for animals began in 2013, I worked at Madison Oglethorpe animal shelter teaching basic commands to adult dogs. After graduating high school, I began my career grooming and to say I found my passion is an understatement. Since I started working with animals; I knew I wanted to work in a veterinary setting.  I feel like I’m fulfilling a dream being able to meet and work with your pets! 

Adriana

Adriana

Adriana is a current undergrad student at UGA studying animal biosciences with plans to continue on to vet school. She loves working with animals and has been doing so since she was in high school. She is also a puppy raiser with the Guide Dog Foundation. Most of her free time is taken up by her guide dog in training, Diane, who prefers to use her brain for mischief and scheming rather than learning how to be a service dog.