Serving Athens, GA

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Our mission is to provide the highest quality medical and surgical care to our patients while providing our clients with education and assistance in all aspects of animal care and ownership, including public health awareness.

We strive to exceed our clients’ expectations by treating owners and their pets with respect, honesty, and compassion and treating all animals as if they were our own.

Our services are provided in a clean, safe, and friendly environment and our goals are to work as a team, complementing each others’ talents and retaining a positive attitude.

Contact us today at (706) 548-4486



Having never considered a different career path, Dr. Sidner dreamt of becoming a veterinarian at an early age and founded Athens Animal Medical Clinic in 1983 to help pets live their healthiest lives. In his words, “Big or small, I love them all!” He earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine at Ohio State.

When not at the clinic, Dr. Sidner enjoys active hobbies such as scuba diving, riding his horse, skydiving, and beekeeping.

Dr. Sidner’s pet family includes his dogs, Lola, Patsy, and Bones, all of whom come to work with him. Preferring to stay home are two more dogs, Olive and Clovis. He also has three cats named Metro, Cashmere, and Tabitha, a horse named Holly, peacocks, and koi fish.



To ensure every pet has the greatest opportunity for a long, healthy, happy life, we offer proactive care for their individual needs. Our preventative care includes a wellness exam, vaccines, early diagnosis, testing, and more. A proactive approach to care prevents disease and promotes the highest quality of life for pets.


Vaccinations prevent disease and promote a healthy life for pets. During your exam, we can provide the required vaccines for your pet as well as recommend and administer vaccines based on your pet’s needs.


Special animals deserve special care! At Athens Animal Medical Clinic, we understand the unique needs of our exotic pet family members! We’re here to advise on preventive care, nutrition, and behavior counseling for these special pets.