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Paws of English Avenue

Paws of English Avenue is a project designed to help the families of English Avenue, a community behind the Georgia dome, keep and care for their dogs. Paws of English Avenue collects dog food and toy donations, which are stored at Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic. These donations are distributed amongst the families in English Avenue. We run off of donations, and the main donations that we receive are food, probiotics, toys, leashes, and collars. However, we also gratefully accept water bowls, dog beds, dog brushes, and doggie treats! If you would like to donate, please drop your donations off at Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic.


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9th Annual Keep Smyrna Beautiful Garden Tour

Saturday, May 20, 2017
10 am - 4pm, rain or shine

Keep Smyrna Beautiful and our sponsors are conducting the 9th annual Smyrna Garden Tour. The goal of the tour is to highlight creative beauty and share transferable knowledge so together, we can make Smyrna as beautiful and pleasant as it can be!

Come be amazed by the variety and beauty of gardens that are tucked away in our community, and enjoy local art, music, and food as well!

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 at:

  • Neighbors Feed & Seed 
  • Vickery Hardware
  • Love Street
  • Smyrna Recycling Center
  • Smyrna Community Center

All proceeds from the 2017 Garden Tour will be awarded in grants to Smyrna area schools in support of gardening, recycling and educational goals.

Click here for more information about the event.


Read the statement from Hills regarding recalled chicken ingredients. The recall does NOT affect any Hills products.


'Tis the Season at Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic!

With the Holidays quickly approaching everyone is looking for unique and useful gift ideas for family and friends. Why not give the gift of a happy, healthy pet to a pet owner!

At Paces Ferry you can do just that, the gift of a monetary credit in any denomination can be applied to a pet's account here at the clinic.

Simply call in and tell the receptionists that you would like to purchase a Holiday Certificate for a client. We will directly apply (via credit card over the phone) the desired amount to that clients account to be spent on any products or services for their pets, with no expiration! You can then pick up a personalized certificate to give to the recipient or request that we mail the certificate directly to them. Please call 770-436-9822 if you have any questions or would like to purchase one!


laser therapy for petsComing Soon to Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic

Reduce pain, reduce inflammation and speed healing with laser therapy. For more information, contact us @ 770- 436-9822


Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic Celebrates 40th Anniversary!
Special Edition  |  January 2011

Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic, founded by Drs. Jim Johnson and Jim Wylie, opened its doors in 1971. Drs. Johnson and Wylie treated the pets of Vinings residents until their retirement in 1998 when their junior partner, Dr. Steve Whittle, took over the practice.

Just as Vinings has grown over the years, so has Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic. The practice now employs 4 doctors and over 20 employees all whom are dedicated to preserving the “Vinings Village” atmosphere of a small, closely knit community within the city of Atlanta. The doctors and staff of PFVC maintain personal relationships with clients and their pets; treating clients like family and their pets as members of the family.

Since 1971, Paces Ferry has focused on providing exceptional medical care to the pets of Vinings and the surrounding neighborhoods. Dr. Whittle describes PFVC's mission simply,

We are so proud and honored to serve our clients and patients; we strive to provide them with the best medical care possible.

Dr. Whittle and the entire staff of PFVC would like to thank their wonderful clients for 40 years of loyalty.

What else happened in 1971?

  • The legal voting age became 18 years old
  • Stanford University won the Rose Bowl
  • The Colts beat the Cowboys In the Super Bowl
  • Walt Disney World opened in Florida
  • Price of a stamp- $.08
  • Gallon of gas cost $.40
  • The Ford Pinto was recalled for engine defects
  • Chinoe's Adamant James, an English Springer Spaniel won “Best in Show” at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show