Your Fun, Friendly Veterinarian in Palmetto, GA

Also serving Newnan, Peachtree City, Fairburn, Tyrone, Chattahochee Hills, & South Fulton

Welcome to SweetWater Veterinary Hospital, Palmetto's very own veterinary hospital! We are located off I-85 at exit 56 known as the Collinsworth-Palmetto-Tyrone exit. SweetWater Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to providing a caring and collaborative veterinary experience for clients and their pets. Our staff of 4 doctors, Drs. Powell, Stephenson, Gladfelter, and Schiavone, are highly attentive to the needs of your pet. They offer best medicine to each patient and educate the pet parent so a collaborative approach to treatment can be planned and implemented for your beloved pet. At SweetWater Veterinary Hospital, you’ll always feel confident that your pet is getting the high-quality care it needs to enjoy a long, exciting life. Our mission is simple - to provide a warm, inviting, family-friendly environment where your little one will learn to love our veterinarian’s hospital.

Meet Our Dedicated Veterinarians In Palmetto, Georgia

Dr. Powell

Dr. Sara Collins Powell

Practice Owner
Dr. Sara Collins Powell is one of our exotic trained veterinarians who has over ten years of experience working with exotic pets as well as zoological and aquatic animals.
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Dr. Melynda Stephenson

Practice Owner
Dr. Melynda Stephenson is our companion animal veterinarian who has over 15 years of experience. Her veterinary interests include small animal internal medicine, dentistry and ultrasonography.

Dr. Rachel Sagan Gladfelter

Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Rachel Sagan Gladfelter, an Auburn University Veterinary program graduate, is trained in exotic medicine and surgery. Graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2023.

Dr. Jonathan Schiavone

Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Jonathan Schiavone is originally from Athens, AL, and grew up in Ardmore, AL. He completed his undergraduate studies and veterinary degree at Auburn University, where he has lived for most of his life.

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About SweetWater Veterinary Hospital

SweetWater Veterinary Hospital is the newest veterinary hospital in the Coweta County area and the only animal hospital to serve the city of Palmetto.

We provide exceptional veterinary care for dogs, cats, and exotics- which includes birds, reptiles, small mammals, and zoological animals.

Dental Cleanings

Routine dental cleanings are a great way to prevent dental disease in your pet. Treat your furbaby to a compassionate teeth cleaning with us!

Exotic Pet Care

At our clinic, we offer specialized care for exotic pets, including birds, reptiles, and small mammals. Our expert team provides comprehensive veterinary services, from routine check-ups to surgeries, ensuring your unique pets receive the best possible care.

Wellness Exams

Pet wellness exams are a great way to ensure a happy and healthy life for your pet.


When a baby kitten or puppy is born, its immune system is not yet mature; the baby is wide open for infection. Vaccinations reduce that risk drastically.
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