In 2003 Dr. Stone was appointed the Assistant State Veterinarian of the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) and was the Animal Emergency Coordinator for the State and chief veterinary advisor to the Animal Protection Division. She was instrumental in initiating Reportable Animal Disease System (RADS) website for the GDA to report animal diseases. She is the author of brochures "Equine Strangles- Now a Reportable Disease" and creator of the RADS poster, both of which appear on the website. She also assisted with writing the 2004 Georgia Veterinary Practice Act for veterinarians in the state of Georgia. She is author of the book Agrisecurity: Protecting Georgia's Agriculture and Food (Copyright 2005, Boca Publications). She is author of the Emergency Support Functions Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy for Georgia emergency operations plan (GEOP) Manual for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) for responding to agriculture crises in the State. She organized and moderated a State- wide veterinary conference on "Foreign Animal Diseases and Emergency Management" in 2004. She has authored numerous other articles on pet care, companion animal diseases, the RADS system, and Mad Cow disease for various professional publications and newspapers. Her current interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, and infectious disease. She lives in Woodstock with her husband Bruce Mitchell, her feline daughter Sara Jayne, and her avian son Rudy McTootie.
Graduated Auburn University as DVM in 1960
Served in the USAF Veterinary Service as Captain until finishing his tour of duty in 1962
Owner of Isbell Animal Clinic from 1962 to 2008
President of Alabama Veterinary Medical Association - 1980
Private pilot for over 20 years
A Woodstock resident since 2008 and part of the Affordable Vet Center family since 2015 and now serves as our fill in doctor and major mentor.
Dr. Isbell began working with his father who was a veterinarian in Gadsden, AL. as a young boy and states that he has literally worked in the veterinary field his entire life.
Dr. Stephen Pope was born in Athens, Georgia and spent most of his childhood in South Georgia and Alabama, with two years of high school in Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh. It was there he began working at age 15 for a veterinarian and shifted his focus away from medical school to vet school, with his heart set on Auburn. He returned to Alabama and graduated high school from Charles Henderson in Troy, Alabama in 1985. He then entered Auburn University as an undergrad, earning his B.S. in Biology in the pre-vet program. In 1988, he started vet school at Auburn and graduated with his DVM in 1992. Immediately afterwards he started work as an associate vet in Dunwoody, part of a three hospital practice that grew later to five clinics in the Atlanta area. In 1997, he switched to ER and continued as an ER vet until the summer of 2006, when he then accepted the medical directorship and moved back to day practice. He continued as Medical Director there until 2017, after which he started a new path and began working at Affordable Vet Center in Woodstock. He currently lives in Buford, Georgia with his sassy cat, Ella. His interests are cooking, exploring new cities, going to movies and collecting.
Dr. Stone is semi retired and has been working for Affordable Veterinary Center LLC since 2016. She is a native of South Carolina and earned her B.S. degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Zoology in 1976 from Clemson University. After completing her Master's degree, she worked at the Greenville Zoo as Curator of Birds and Big Cats. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The University of Georgia of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. While in veterinary school she was awarded The John Morton Award for Humane Animal Care (large animal). She completed an externship in zoological medicine at Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, S.C.
Dr. Stone moved to Georgia in 1981. She was in various private practices in metro Atlanta as a small animal/ avian/ exotic animal practitioner. From 2002- 2005 she taught biology at Gwinnett Technical College as an adjunct professor in the Veterinary Technology Program.
Graduated Drew University Madison NJ in 1970 with a B.A. in Zoology
Graduated University of Montreal in 1976 with a D.V.M.
General Practice/ Internship Pittsfield, Mass. 1976- 1978
General Practice Lexington, Mass. 1978- 1979
Manager/Vet Dekalb- Gwinnett Animal Emergency Clinic 1979- 1980
Tyler Animal Hospital, Owner. Saint Simons Island, GA. 1980- 2015
Affordable Vet Center Woodstock, GA 2015- present
Loves Standard Poodles, Working Out, and Reading
Affordable Vet Center is devoted to giving your pets the best care at an affordable price. We hold ourselves highly accountable to practice good medicine for your so- loved pets. At Affordable Vet Center we are proud to offer a wide variety of services including affordable vaccines, in-house lab work, other laboratory procedures, prescription pet foods, dental cleanings, spays, and neuters. We are a full service vet clinic and complete in-house pharmacy able to diagnose and treat your pets, with a 3,600 sq. ft. clinic located in Woodstock, GA. We offer efficient service with state of the art equipment and full surgical center to treat your pets with the respect and kindness they deserve.
We also have extended Saturday hours to 5pm to better serve you.
1910 Eagle Dr. Suite 1300
Woodstock, GA 30189