Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

The Animal Hospital of Dunwoody Village is pleased to provide exceptional veterinary care for your pets! Please check back to meet our staff as we work on updating our website with pictures and biography’s of the Animal Hospital of Dunwoody Village team!

Please call us at 770-393-8936 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Christina Gaines-Washington


Dr. Washington comes to us with a diverse background in Veterinary Medicine. She has been involved in everything from Vets without Borders to working at a 24-hr emergency/speciality hospital. She has lived and practiced in multiple states including New York, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, California and Georgia. Originally from upstate New York, Dr. Washington earned her Bachelors in Animal Science from Cornell University. While in Ithaca, NY she worked at a local animal shelter and facilitated the shelter transforming from a traditional shelter into a no-kill shelter. In 2007 she graduated with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University located in St.Kitts. She completed her clinical rotation at Purdue University in Indiana.
Following graduation from vet school she was employed by Universal Ultrasound. At Universal Ultrasound she worked closely with Veterinary Radiologists and other specialists. Since 2007 she has been actively involved in ultrasound.
“I have always loved to travel. This love combined with my passion to help people and animals has provided me with wonderful opportunities to meet interesting people and experience new places.”
She has since settled into a somewhat less jet-setter lifestyle here in Atlanta with her husband Gregory, children: Kalani, Khyla and Kendric, their family dog Lila and Little bit her 20-something year old cat. She still loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Shannon Norris

Veterinary Nurse

Shannon, a veterinary nurse specializing in dentistry, brings 25 years of experience to the Animal Hospital of Dunwoody Village. Moving to Atlanta from New York in 2013, she carries a true passion for veterinary medicine and advocating for those companions without a voice. She is a pet parent to rescued special needs kitty ‘Monkey’ who was found at 5 weeks old by the Chattahoochee River, and her hiking partner, mutt ‘Hurley’. In her spare time Shannon enjoys watching Alabama football, hiking and cooking.

Jenny Cooper

Client Services Representative

For over 2 years, Jenny has provided exceptional customer service at the Animal Hospital of Dunwoody Village. Prior to joining us, she worked in the childcare and administrative field for twelve years. Jenny currently lives in Decatur with her fiancé and 2 dogs, Denver and Savannah. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, working on house projects, cooking, hiking and going to concerts and festivals.

Linda Israel

Client Services Representative

We all know Linda!! Linda has filled multiple roles at the Animal Hospital of Dunwoody Village since joining us in 2014. Prior to being a general manager for over 14 years, Linda attended Auburn University where she earned her degree in Accounting. When Linda is not at the clinic, she enjoys reading, horseback riding, watching college and pro football. Linda also enjoys spending time with her friends and family. While she currently does not have any pets, she relishes the opportunity to spend time with all of the furry friends she sees while at work. Her absolute favorite breed is the Golden Retriever.