McDonough Animal Hospital is proud to serve McDonough, GA and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.

We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own animal, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.

If you have any questions about how we can care for your animal, please don’t hesitate to call us at (770) 957-3927. Thank you!

See Our Office Cats

Our Doctors

Dr. Erica Ortiz

Dr. Erica Ortiz is a 1999 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Erica began working at McDonough Animal Hospital in June 2005, and purchased the practice in March 2007. Her particular interests are small animal surgery and dentistry. Dr. Ortiz enjoys caring for many different types of pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, and hamsters.

Dr. Erica resides in Henry County with her husband, two children, and a menagerie of pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits, pot-bellied pigs, chickens, and two horses! When she is not working, she enjoys reading, horseback riding, and outdoor adventures.

Dr. Sara Searcy:

Dr. Sara Searcy is a 2013 graduate of Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine and she joined us in June 2013. She not only loves caring for our small animal patients, but she also treats large animals, including goats and pigs.

Dr. Sara lives with her husband, her daughter, and her pets.

Our Team


Nicole is our head surgery assistant. She has been with us for 4 years! Nicole also handles the inventory and goes into rooms in the afternoons.

Outside of the hospital, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their children. Nicole also has a small farm, and runs a mobile petting zoo!


Hannah has been with us for over a year. She is surgery trained but spends most of her time in rooms interacting with the clients and pets. She was recently promoted to lead assistant, and that puts her in charge of the assistants in the exam rooms.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her sons and her pets.


Melanie has been with us for almost a year, and she is currently a student at Georgia Tech. She goes between rooms and surgery, so you will likely see her in many different areas of the hospital.

Melanie’s career goal is to be a veterinarian. In the summer, she volunteers at a camp that focuses on reptile and amphibian care.


Ceili is our newest addition to the team! She comes to us from a feline-only practice and has brought a lot of knowledge with her. You will find Ceili upfront at the reception desk, where she is eager to answer your questions and assist any of the pets that walk through the door. She is currently enrolled in school to be a registered veterinary technician.

In her spare time, Ceili enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and their pets. Ceili enjoys trying new foods and watching tv on her off days.


Rozalyn is our hard-working kennel assistant. She focuses on keeping the building clean, and helping where she is needed while she is here.

Jada and Petals


Petals came to us in 2015 after being put up for adoption by her owners.
You may have seen her walking around the lobby,
hiding in the cat tree, or looking for treats at the front desk!
Petals enjoys quiet time in the cat tree,
running up and downstairs, and treats.


Jada came to us in 2016.
She is seen here napping in her condo,
but she enjoys being in the treatment area with the staff.
Her favorite past times include knocking things off tables,
chasing toys, and finding boxes.

Did you know that Jada and Petals have their own Instagram account?
Click here to check out their pictures, and make sure to follow them for updates!