Our Veterinarians

Dr. Jeffrey Conrad

Veterinarian, Owner

In Loving Memory of Dr. Conrad, Oct 2, 1959-May 8, 2018

Before working at The Cat and Dog Clinic, Dr. Conrad worked as an associate veterinarian at Palmdale Veterinary Hospital in Palmdale, California where he treated cats, dogs and exotic pets. Dr. Conrad’s special interests included exotic feline medicine – he and his wife both volunteered at the Feline Conservation Center in Rosamond, California (www.wildcatzoo.org). This facility, which is open to the public, is dedicated to the protection, preservation, and breeding of endangered felines, such as tigers, leopards and jaguars.

Dr. Conrad graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2001, where he was treasurer of the student chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners and a member of the Omega Tau Sigma veterinary fraternity. Prior to receiving veterinary training, Dr. Conrad served in the U.S. Air Force for over 13 years as an electronics engineering officer. His tour of duty included assignments at Robins AFB, GA., Norton AFB, Ca., and two assignments at Edwards AFB, Ca. His duties included work on programs such as B-1B bomber, F-15 fighter, and Titan IV launch vehicle. Dr. Conrad and his wife have numerous pets including dogs, desert tortoises and, of course, several cats.

Dr. Conrad strongly believed that keeping pets healthy requires a close, cooperative effort between pet owners and their veterinarian. He enjoyed meeting with owners and helping them care for their pets.

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Dr. Lisa Bennett

Associate Veterinarian

Dr.  Lisa Bennett has been practicing small animal medicine and surgery since 1993.  She spent time as an associate in Cordele, Macon, and Winder GA before coming to work at The Cat and Dog Clinic in Athens. 

It has been her dream since the eighth grade to become a Veterinarian and provide quality medicine for pets and their owners in a compassionate and caring manner.

Dr.  Bennett grew up in Warner Robins, Georgia and received a BSA degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Georgia.  She went on to attend Vet School at UGA College of Veterinary Medicine graduating with her DVM degree in 1993, where she was a member of Alpha Psi Veterinary Fraternity.

She has one daughter, Kristen.  The family pets include 3 dogs: Maggie, Gypsie, and Addie; and 3 cats Lola, Pete, and Tar Baby – all of whom were rescues and in need of a caring family.

Dr. Bennett enjoys the outdoors, traveling, and scuba diving when she can find the time.

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