Karous was born in Czechoslovakia and moved
to this country when she was four years old.
She grew up on a farm in a small agricultural
community in upstate New York where she worked
with her local veterinarian during all of
her teenage years.
received her undergraduate degree in Biology
from Syracuse University and her veterinary
degree from Mississippi State University in
1992. Dr. Karous is licensed to practice in
California and Georgia and has been practicing
at this hospital since her graduation from
is very active in the community and is a member
of the Gwinnett Veterinary Society, Georgia
Veterinary Medical Association and the American
Veterinary Medical Association. Her hobbies
include traveling, gardening and participating
in triathlons. She has a miniature pinscher
(Coach) and a cat (Happy).
purchased this hospital in 1999 and continues
to pursue her dream of providing high quality
animal care and educating clients in the human-animal
Dr. Stephanie Karous
Kimberly Hankamer, D.V.M.
Hankamer was born and raised in Miami, FL
where she developed her "sea legs"
and chronic sunburn.
received her undergraduate and veterinary
medicine degree from the University of Florida
in 1990. She is licensed to practice in Georgia
and Florida and has been practicing with us
is active in the community and is a member
of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association,
Greater Atlanta Veterinary Medical Association,
Gwinnett Veterinary Society, and the American
Medical Association. Her hobbies include reading,
boating, and traveling. She enjoys working
with challenging dermatology and Ophthalmology
cases. She and her husband currently reside
in Dacula with their cat named "Leo"
and a dog "Lucy".
Dr. Kimberly Hankamer
to right: Janel Becker - Client Relations, Angie
Homer - Office Manager,
Jen Poellinger - Client Relations
Standing, left to right: Janel Becker, Maranda Mullinax,
Allison Foster, Jennifer Montgomery, Jen Poellinger
Sitting: Angie Homer and Bobbi aka "The Boss"
Maranda Mullinax -
Head Vet Technichian,
Allison Foster - Vet Technician