Welcome to Union County Pet Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Blairsville, GA
Call us at (706) 745-9089

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Our hospital is located in Blairsville, GA, and has provided advanced veterinary care to dogs, cats and exotics in the North Georgia area since 1994.  Animal lovers ourselves, we know the importance of your companion to you.  Our doctors and staff are committed to providing the BEST care possible.  This commitment includes state of the art equipment and up to date continuing education.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (706) 745-9089 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Blairsville veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Blairsville pet owners.

At Union County Pet Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Blairsville Veterinarian | Union County Pet Hospital | (706) 745-9089

373 Blue Ridge Highway
Blairsville, GA 30512

Meet the Doctors

  • Dr.
    Patricia Schaeflern Kenney

    Dr. Kenney graduated from the United  States Military Academy at West Point in 1982. She served as an officer in the Army as a helicopter pilot on active duty until Nov 1989. She was in the Reserves until 2002. She enjoys returning annually to march back with the new cadets from their summer camp.

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  • Dr.
    Dwaine Zagrocki

    Please welcome Dr. Dwain Zagrocki as  our newest addition the to Union County Pet Hospital family. He started his adventure as an Associate Veterinarian with us in May of 2013. Dr. Zagrocki came to us from central Florida. For the past 26 years, Dr. Zagrocki owned All Animal Hospital in Minneola, FL. All Care Animal Hospital specialized in cats, dogs, and horses.

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  • Dr.
    Joseph R. Kessinger

    Dr. Kessinger is a well-respected veterinarian with many years of experience. After graduating Cornell Veterinary School, Dr. Kessinger practiced in Poughkeepsie, NY for 20 years, where he was the owner of a five doctor practice. He retired and moved to the Atlanta area, only to continue practicing veterinary medicine. He became the Director of the Sandy Springs Emergency Clinic and Staff Veterinarian for Internal Medicine.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Featured Articles

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  • Fish

    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

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  • Caring for Senior Cats

    Thanks to advancements in veterinary care, today’s cats can live well into their teen years. It is not uncommon for cats to live to be 18 or even older. However, in order for cats to live a long full life, they need proactive veterinary care to stay healthy. As cats age, they are at greater risk for ...

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  • Feline Stomatitis: Treatments

    Cats rarely display their pain, but cats with feline stomatitis are often the exception. If your cat appears to have mouth pain, is reluctant to eat, doesn't want to groom, is drooling, and doesn't want you to open its mouth, it may be suffering from this debilitating, degenerative oral condition, and ...

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  • Feline Leukemia Virus: What You Need to Know

    Feline leukemia (FeLV) is a virus that weakens your cat's immune system. Unfortunately, when the immune system does not function properly, your cat may be more likely to develop other diseases, such as cancer and blood disorders. How Cats Contract Feline Leukemia Cats get feline leukemia from other cats. ...

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  • Family Cats and Pregnant Women: Take Measures to Prevent Toxoplasmosis Infection

    Nothing must spoil the joys of becoming a new parent. Not even your pets. But family cats with normal, every day habits can pose a risk to expectant women. Women's immune systems can be disturbed by a parasite carried in fecal matter. If you're the primary caretaker of your family's feline friend it ...

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  • Create an Environment Your Cat Will Love

    The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery confirms that feline emotional wellbeing, behavior and physical health are a result of how comfortable they are in their environment. Understanding how our cats interact with their environment can help us create a space for owners and cats to mutually thrive ...

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  • Catnip: Why Cats Love It

    Few things stimulate a cat's pleasure faster than catnip. Exposure to this simple herb can reveal a new side to their feline personality. Many cats will go crazy at the smell of this plant. Catnip has a reputation of being a feline drug and many cat owners wonder if it is safe to give it to their pet. ...

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  • Zoonosis

    Zoonosis refers to diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animals. In particular, they occur when an infected animal passes on bacteria, parasites, fungi or viruses to humans through scratches, saliva, feces and urine. Vectors (e.g., organisms like fleas and ticks) can also carry zoonotic diseases ...

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  • Sugar Gliders

    Thinking of getting a sugar glider? These tiny marsupials are energetic and friendly, making them popular choices as pets. Though they weigh less than a half-pound, they're more closely related to kangaroos than they are flying squirrels. If you think a sugar glider would make an ideal pet for your family, ...

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  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Epileptic seizures are classified both by their patterns of activity in the brain ...

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "The caring staff and doctors at Union County Pet Hospital have always been top of the line. We have used UCPH for over 20 years - from 22 yr old French charteaux cat, iguana, found kittens, our 10 yr old Pom and 15 yr old yellow tabby. Thank yall for all the care through the years."
    Charlotte R.
  • "We are visiting from Florida and took our cat in for his nails to be clipped. A very nice experience. Debra the technician was wonderful with our fur baby. Will definitely be using them again. The Vet came in to greet the cat too which was very impressive. Great place to take your pets!"
    Gail K.