Mt Paran Animal Hospital is proud to serve Atlanta, GA and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.

We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet, and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.

If you have any questions about how we can care for your pet, please don’t hesitate to call us at (404) 490-2275. Thank you!


Our Team


Eric Mueller, DVM

Dr. Eric Mueller was born in Cincinnati, OH but grew up in Chicago, IL and Northern Kentucky. In Kentucky, he lived on a 15 acre horse farm, working and breaking Tennessee-Walkers and Rocky Mountain horses. Eric attended the University of Kentucky from 2003 to 2007 where he played Division I football and received his Bachelors of Science in Animal Science. After graduating from the University of Kentucky, he then attended Auburn University from 2007 to 2011 where he obtained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. While at Auburn, Dr. Mueller was a Small Animal Emergency Student Resident and discovered his specific interest in surgery. In and along the way, Dr. Mueller has provided veterinary medical relief for the Gulf Oil Spill in 2010 and completed a preceptorship program at two veterinary clinics in Alpharetta, Georgia. He then became licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the great state of Georgia and has been providing small/companion animal medicine in North Atlanta since June of 2011.


Dr. Jacob “Jake” Martin

Dr. Jacob “Jake” Martin grew up on a farm raising cattle and horses in the small town of Monticello in southern Kentucky. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Sustainable Resources in 2006 and then went on to further his education at Auburn University where he attained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2011.

Since graduating from veterinary school Dr. Martin has had the pleasure of working in multiple practices throughout Alabama, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Georgia as he supports his wife, Morgan, finish her training to become a Plastic Surgeon. He has a specific interest in surgery and dentistry.

Dr. Martin and his wife have one child, Owen, two rescued dogs, Dozer and Liz, and three rescued cats, Rupert, Two Socks, and Gunju. He enjoys Cross Fit, caving, fishing and spending time with his family.


Dr. Justin McKinley

Dr. McKinley is a local Georgian, born and raised in McDonough, GA. He is a proud ‘Double-Dawg’ having completed both his undergraduate degree and is a doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Georgia in Athens. Dr. McKinley has always known he wanted to be a veterinarian even at a young age and only pursued veterinary medicine throughout his entire scholastic career. In his younger years, Dr. McKinley had extensive experience with dairy cattle but had a stronger passion to work canines and felines in his professional career, so decided to focus on small animal companion medicine. Dr. McKinley has completed certifications and continuing education in veterinary dentistry and is ‘Fear Free’ certified. He also has a strong passion for internal medicine as well as surgery. When he is not working, Dr. McKinley likes spending time with his wife, family, and Labrador Retrievers at their farm, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors.


Dr. Lauren Dempsey

Dr. Lauren Dempsey grew up in Ohio as well as Alpharetta, GA, so when it came time for her to pursue an undergraduate degree, she decided to return to Ohio and pursue a degree in Zoology from The Ohio State University. After graduating she then returned to Athens, GA, to pursue her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation from veterinary school, she decided to venture back to the Midwest and spent 7 years in Chicago, working at a large 9 doctor practice in Lincoln Park. Dr. Dempsey’s specific veterinary interests include dentistry, internal medicine, and feline medicine. She recently made the move home to Georgia and works relief shifts regularly at Mt Paran Animal Hospital and other animal hospitals in the Atlanta area. When she’s not working, she loves traveling, reading, hiking, and exploring Atlanta’s food scene.