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Dr. Jules Crawford

Dr. Jules Crawford

Dr. Jules Crawford is a 1987 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing in Dalton since that time.

His passion for veterinary medicine started at a young age growing up on a working farm in Alabama. Dr. Crawford enjoys the every day practice management. He is married with four grown children and two dogs. He and his wife have a small farm with nigerian dwarf goats, a donkey, a miniature filly, and miniature cows. He is an active member of Grace Presbyterian Church. His outside interests include spending time with his family, attending sporting events, and hunting.

Dr. Chris Stearns

Dr. Chris Stearns

Dr. Chris Stearns is a 1985 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. He joined DAC in August 2004. He has enjoyed practicing here in Dalton for over 20 years.

As a boy, he spent his summers on his grandparents farm in South Georgia and this helped develop his desire to be a veterinarian. He enjoys all aspects of a small animal practice with a special interest in diagnostics and ophthalmology. The Stearns have one dog, Chester the Wonder Dog, and one cat, Lilly. Dr. Stearns is an active member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. He and his wife are active supporters of the Dalton community. His outside activities include traveling and working at his small vineyard in North Georgia.

Dr. Marcus Moore

Dr. Marcus Moore

Dr. Marcus Moore is a 1988 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinarian Medicine.

Before coming to Dalton, he worked as a mixed animal practitioner for seven years. Dr. Moore has an affinity for soft tissue surgery and internal medicine. Dr. Moore has twin sons. His outside interests are woodworking, black smithing and hunting.

Dr. Andrew Durden

Dr. Andrew Durden

Dr. Andrew Durden graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. In his final year of veterinary school, he received awards for clinical excellence in both ophthalmology and oncology.

While in school, he furthered his knowledge base by doing medical research through the Georgia Veterinary Scholars Program and the Cornell Leadership Program. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in feline medicine. Dr. Durden is married with two cats. His wife is also a veterinarian. Dr. Durden enjoys grilling, college football, and hiking.

Dr. Jessica Bianco

Dr. Jessica Bianco

Dr. Bianco grew up with a life long goal of becoming a veterinarian. She graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015.

During school, she developed special passions for physical rehabilitation, oncology and soft tissue surgery. She has worked at DAC as a vet assistant since 2008 and is honored to still be a part of the team as a veterinarian. As a vet, she enjoys the many opportunities to share God’s love for both people and animals. She is certified as a Veterinary Canine Rehabilitation Therapist. Dr Bianco and her husband enjoy swimming, hiking, reading, and anything outdoors.

Dr. Sarah Netherton

Dr. Sarah Netherton

Dr. Sarah Netherton graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine at Champaign-Urbana in 2016. She grew up working at an animal shelter for several years, which solidified her goal of becoming a veterinarian.

Prior to coming to Dalton Animal Care she worked in Calhoun as a veterinarian and also volunteered at the Tennessee Aquarium. During school Dr. Netherton developed special interest in dermatology, internal medicine, and aquatic animal medicine.

She has a cat named Lilly. Her interests outside of veterinary medicine include traveling, hiking, and being outdoors.

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