Welcome to Hamilton Ridge Animal Hospital

Hamilton Ridge Animal Hospital is a proud member of Georgia Veterinary Associates, a group of three privately owned animal hospitals in the metro Atlanta area. Our mission is to provide innovative and thoughtful care to pets and the people who love them.

GVA opened its doors in 2003 with Russell Ridge Animal Hospital, realizing Dr. Brad Miller and Dr. Michael Wanchick's dream to provide comprehensive medical and surgical care for small animal patients. In 2005 the doctors opened Hamilton Ridge Animal Hospital in Buford, and then in 2007, Apalachee Ridge Animal Hospital was opened in Dacula.

As a member of the American Animal Hospital Association since 2009, GVA adheres to rigid requirements for quality medical care and participates in comprehensive hospital inspections. We are proud to be a member of the organization and to have accredited all three of our practices.

Our mission is to provide innovative and thoughtful care to pets and the people who love them. Our family of doctors and staff are committed to continuing education, collaboration, and offering services tailored to your pet's needs. We treat our clients and patients with respect and dignity, and we welcome pet owners to be involved in their pets’ health and wellness. At the end of the day, a healthy pet is a happy pet!

Hamilton Ridge Animal Hospital has won Best of Gwinnett 'Ones to Watch' in 2019 and 'Among the Best' in 2020. Best of Gwinnett winners and nominees are chosen by a combination of readers’ votes and editors’ input. The process starts with a nomination on the Best of Gwinnett website and voting remains open for up to 10 months. We receive tens of thousands of votes and the process culminates with the publishing of our annual Best of Gwinnett issue.

Information and Address

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:30AM - 6:00PM
Saturday: 7:30AM - 1:00PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Our Clients say...

The team at Apalachee Ridge Animal Hospital is fantastic. We recently moved to the area and needed a new Vet for our aging pets. Having only been seen one time in office, they were wonderfully supportive through the process of losing 2 of our 3 pets within a three week timespan. They supported us through some really tough decisions, even coming to our home at the end of one of our pet's lives. They treated us with such compassion during a very difficult time. We have continued to see them for our remaining aging pet, and we know she's in good hands!

He We

Dr Wanchick and his staff are all very dedicated, talented and caring professionals. They have provided our aging cats the best of care in both critical situations and normal office visits. We have trusted them for years

Jerry Nessen

I have taken my dogs here for several years. The staff is very friendly and professional and I would recommend this Vet to anyone. Their approach is very practical and they put your pets needs first.

Jason Mundy

Our dog, Chelsea was sick over night and yesterday morning. Dr. Wanchick picked up his staff in the snow and drove to hospital. It took Dr two hours to get to hospital (because of all the road blocks.) Dr. Wanchick treated Chelsea and was very professional. Thanks to Apalachee Ridge Hospital Dr. and his staff for coming out in this bad weather and taking such wonderful care of Chelsea. I am forever grateful.

Linda Sanford

Had a great experience with my cat, Clyde, about 2 years ago and now I have a doggie I’m going to take today for them to check out!!

Cindy Hill Souther

We have been bringing our three little dogs here for several years and have always had excellent service! Everyone is knowledgeable, friendly and really seem to care. Their prices are very fair as well. They always call the next day to check on my little ones which is really sweet! I also love that they send me reminders when it's time for my dogs' check ups!

Deb Puszewski

The folks at Hamilton Ridge Animal Hospital are always kind and efficient. I feel very comfortable taking my much loved pets there.

Margie Postlewate

I have been so happy with Hamilton Ridge. My dog and my cat have both had various health issues and I always feel I can trust the vets here. They are friendly, great with my animals, and they can always answer my questions. I never feel like they are trying to just take our money and make us pay for things we really don't need. I appreciate that honesty. I highly recommend them to anyone with fur babies.

Mary Catherine

This was my first time going here and everyone was super nice and helpful. They were great with my cat and I will definitely be taking my 2 dogs here when they are up for their yearly check up. Very pleased! ☺️

Cristina Vazquez

They are so friendly and truly care for you and your pet! They are reasonably priced and will work with you to find a treatment plan that works for your finances.

Lydina Cave

My experiences are always positive. They know their business. With the recent problem of a lense luxation and what options we have to save the eye, our Vet was concerned and used every aid to help us. We appreciated that very much.

Ann Hearn

Such a clean facility. Vets and help are very friendly and professional. Best vet I’ve ever had!!

Len O'Neill

Everyone at the practice are so caring, I wouldn’t take my pets anywhere else !

Moria Mulholland

Very positive experience. The Vet spent a lot of time with us. Her exam was thorough and all our questions were answered. The treatment plan was easily understood and reflected our discussion.

Sharon Myers

Genuine people providing top notch vet care for both my cat and dog. Been going here for the last 5 years. So glad I found them!!

Shara Ryan

We love Russell Ridge Animal Hospital! They have been a great vet for us for over 9 years and I completely trust all of my pets' care with them. Dr. Miller is the best.

Lori Mruk

In all of my years of owning pets and needing veterinary care, Russell Ridge is by far the best care we have ever received, specifically from Dr Miller. To date, Dr Miller has performed a canine ACL surgery (TPLO) for one pup, a tumor removal for another, and multiple dental extractions for a senior kitty. These procdures, although routine for the veterinary professional, is often very scary for the owner. Dr Miller has always gone above and beyond to accommodate and ease our concerns, every single time. I have always felt he treated my beloved furr-babies as if they were his very own, which is more comforting than words can describe. Regardless of the procedure, I feel my babies are in the most competent and skilled of hands and in the presence of the most caring of hearts. For all of my animals major procedures, we will always take them to Russell Ridge, particular to Dr Miller. You get what you pay for (and more) with this place.

Lauren Millman

The veterinarian was very nice. The place was clean and pleasant.

Ilse Descher

First time visit was such a pleasure! warm, smiling front office staff that was very helpful! dr. miller was awesome with our little morkie and took great care of her - and he took time to explain what was going on, and provided a sensible plan of treatment! highly recommend!

Rob Mottola

The best customer service, and the best service provide to my dog! All my appreciations to Dr. Brad Miller and crew! Thank you!

Terry Krasten