Meet Our Veterinarian

Dr. Riaz Khan, Veterinarian/Founder

For 37 years, Dr. Riaz Khan, founder and director of Powder Springs Animal Clinic, has been serving the town of Powder Springs and surrounding communities as a valued veterinarian. Dr. Khan graduated from veterinary school in 1972, worked with the Health Department in Houston, TX for several years, and was then licensed to practice medicine in Georgia in 1979. He was accredited in 1978 by the American Veterinary Medial Association.

Dr. Khan is honored to be treasurer of Westside Animal Emergency Clinic. He donates funds, time, and services to numerous animal organizations and charities and welcomes new opportunities to help our furry friends.

During his first fifteen years of practice, Dr. Khan worked a mixed practice (large and small animals). In 1995, the demand of small animal medicine and surgeries was at an all time high. Dr. Khan then decided to focus his attention on small animal medicine, however, he still treats larger animals on occasion.

Dr. Khan and his family have been blessed with four human children, one cat, and two dogs.

Dr. Christy Hooper, Veterinarian/Medical Director

Dr. Hooper grew up on a small farm close to Athens, GA where she was born into a great love for animals. She cannot imagine life without helping animals and her lifelong dream was always to become a veterinarian.  Dr. Hooper received her associate degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, her bachelors degree from the University of Georgia and attended vet school at St. George’s University, graduating in 2009.

At home, Dr. Hooper enjoys quiet country living with her husband and many pets- including cats, dogs, horses and cows.  In the clinic, she finds her greatest fulfillment in the moments when recovered pets are reunited with their grateful owners. “My favorite part of being a veterinarian is being able to do something which enhances the quality of life for these four legged children.”

Dr. Hooper is the future of Powder Springs Animal Clinic, both as an excellent general practitioner and also as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner.  As Medical Director, her goal is to enhance existing services and standards while also introducing new and improved services as well. “We are here to not only provide the best care possible, but also the best customer service as well.”