MEET THE VETERINARIANS
our veterinarians and veterinary assistants create a friendly, family oriented environment
Dr. Chris Bryant - Owner / Veterinarian
Dr. Bryant obtained her biology degree from the University of Kentucky (Go Cats!) then graduated from Auburn University with her veterinary degree and has been in practice for over 25 years. She has been the proud owner of Cherokee Animal Hospital and has continued to be an instrumental part of the community in Canton for the past 16 years.
As the practice owner, she has successfully built a team that shares the same core values that she feels so strongly and passionately about with our patients and our clients. Dr. Bryant has enjoyed building long-term relationships with her clients and is honored to care for their pets throughout their life.
She strives to give the best possible care to each pet whether it is preventative care to keep your pets healthy or helping your senior pets help live long comfortable lives. Dr. Bryant is passionate about creating an environment that allows a positive and calm experience for each pet and their owners and always treating everyone with kindness, compassion, and respect.
Dr. Bryant married her college sweetheart, they have two wonderful children and a house full of animals. Her latest addition is a very active handsome young mixed breed boy named, George. When Dr. Bryant is not working, you’ll find her spending time with her very patient husband and two beautiful grown kids. They love being outdoors, walking with George, traveling together or having fun on family game night.
“After all these years I’m grateful to do what I love every day. I’m honored by the trust placed in me, not only by my patients but by the people that love them” Dr. Chris Bryant
Dr. Allyson Jenkins - Veterinarian
Dr. Jenkins has been a part of our work family since 2015. She is a true Georgia native and after finishing her undergrad degree at the University of Georgia, she went on to obtain her veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota. After 4 very cold years, she returned home and began her career with Cherokee Animal Hospital.
Dr. Jenkins has special interests in cats, geriatric pets, surgery, and Internal medicine, specifically performing ultrasounds. She continues to excel in her craft and loves helping keep all of our patients happy and healthy. Her caring and calm manner with pets and her desire to continue to build strong relationships with pet owners is a huge asset to our Cherokee Animal Hospital family.
In her spare time, Dr. Jenkins loves spending time having fun outdoors and spending quality time with her son, two dogs, and cat.
Dr. Jedidiah Green - Veterinarian
Dr. Green joined our Cherokee Animal Hospital Family in the fall of 2021 bringing over 19 years of experience practicing veterinary medicine. Dr. Green grew up on a small farm in Waleska, Ga, and developed a passion for animals since his childhood.
After graduating from Cherokee High School, he attended Berry College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and a minor in Chemistry. From there he received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003.
Dr. Green enjoys the challenges of internal medicine, dermatology, and dentistry, he has a particular interest in surgery, with advanced training in orthopedic surgery and ultrasound.
Dr. Green is a proud native of Cherokee County, He is actively involved in the community through work with local food banks, children’s charities, and serves as a deacon in his church. Outside the office, Dr. Green enjoys spending time fly fishing, camping, researching Cherokee County history, spending time with his wife and three wonderful children, and working on their family farm. Dr. Green is an incredible asset to our team, we look forward to what the future brings.
Dr. Alexa DeLeva - Veterinarian
Dr. DeLeva joined us in early 2021 as one of our associate veterinarians. During college, she started working at a local animal hospital in Marietta, GA, and felt certain she was destined to become a Dr. She attended Georgia College for her undergrad degree and went on to obtain her Veterinary degree at LSU where she graduated with honors.
Her areas of interest are ophthalmology and dermatology. Dr. DeLeva has felt truly honored getting to know all of our clients and their beloved pets.
When she’s not working, she loves to spend time with her family and her newest addition she adopted at a local rescue group, a handsome mixed breed boy named Zuko. She also loves watching movies and playing co-ed soccer in a local league. Dr. DeLeva has been a wonderful addition to the Cherokee Animal Hospital family and we look forward to many years growing together.
Lena McClatchie - Practice Manager
Lena McClatchie has worked in the Veterinary community for over 34 years. She started her career in 1988 at a local day practice in Marietta GA and quickly moved on to specialty practices including Internal Medicine and ultimately found a home in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine for over 22 years.
Her love of animals and passion for medicine inspired her to continue to branch out and start her own consulting business to teach and share her knowledge with other technicians and veterinarians in the southeast.
Lena met Dr. Bryant in 2007 when looking for an Animal Hospital in the Canton area for her parents’ family pets. From there a wonderful working relationship began between the two of them. After 13 years of working as a consultant with Dr. Bryant, they finally decided to join forces and officially bring her on board as Practice Manager in early 2020.
Lena has enjoyed developing meaningful relationships with both clients and patients. She looks forward to being an instrumental part of the team and continuing to bring the level of care and medicine Cherokee Animal Hospital strives for.
When Lena is not using her Super Powers, she loves her family time with her amazing husband, beautiful daughter, 3 silly dogs, and 2 snuggly cats. She enjoys cooking healthy gourmet food, being outdoors, and curling up with a good book.