Raymond Crain, DVM


Dr. Crain is the owner/founder of Rockdale Animal Hospital, established in 1984. He is a 1981 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and continues to be a huge Bulldog fan. Dr. Crain is committed to providing pet healthcare of the highest order to our community and has been an American Animal Hospital Association accredited hospital for the last 15 years. He is married for more than 30 years to his wife, Susan, and they are the proud parents of 2 grown sons, Brian and Grant and grandparents of two grandsons, Chandler and Parker. His interests outside of work are photography, hiking, guitar and soccer. Go Atlanta United!

Deborah Martin, PhD, DVM


Dr. Martin graduated with honors in 1992 and received her Bachelors degree in Biology from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She then moved to Georgia and attended The University of Georgia where she received her Masters in 1994 and her PhD in 1997 for Zoology, specializing in animal behavior. In 2001, she graduated from U.G.A. College of Veterinary Medicine and received her DVM degree.

Dr. Martin has been employed since 2004 at Rockdale Animal Hospital. She presently practices veterinary medicine doing relief work in general and emergency practices, as well as vaccine, spay and neuter clinics. Dr. Martin lives in Decatur with her husband, three young boys, two cats and a dog.


Office Manager & Veterinary Assistant

I have been employed at Rockdale Animal Hospital since May 2008. I have been working in the veterinary field, including a local emergency clinic, since June 2006. In 2012, I was given the opportunity to act in a dual position of Office Manager and Veterinary Assistant. (I couldn’t imagine giving up all of my duties as an assistant.) When I’m not working, I enjoy the farm life that includes cats, dogs, chickens, bees, goats and donkeys.


Veterinary Assistant

I started at Rockdale Animal Hospital in October 2021. Before joining the RAH family, I worked in the veterinary field for over 3 years. During my free time I love spending time with my 2 beautiful daughters, husband, family, and friends. I have 2 cavalier King Charles spaniels (Meredith and Iris), 2 German shorthair pointers (Gus and Gemma), and a cat named Nala. I have always had a love for animals since I was a little girl and I enjoy working with them everyday.


Veterinary Assistant

I joined Rockdale Animal Hospital in October 2021 with 1 year of veterinary experience. I have a cat named Malcom that I rescued as a kitten back in 2019. When I’m not at work I enjoy spending time with my boys, Levi and Izach.


Veterinary Assistant

I joined the Rockdale Animal Hospital family in September of 2019 with 2 years of experience in the veterinary field. I have three of the sweetest dogs: Kent, Rip & Finley. I enjoy nature and being out in the woods.



I worked with Rockdale Animal Hospital for most of a decade before a move took me out of state. I worked at a couple other clinics for the years I was out of state but was thrilled to re-join the RAH team in October 2019. As many clients already know (I love to talk about my dogs!), I have a whole herd of dogs and a couple cats. Most of my dogs are Ibizan Hounds that I take to dog shows and lure coursing. I also have an Afghan Hound I compete in lure coursing with and a few mutts. I had a long background with horses and the dogs have taken over as my competitive venue, but primarily they are my very loved pets.


Registered Veterinary Technician

I started at Rockdale Animal Hospital as a veterinary technology intern in Fall of 2019. After graduating, I came back to work full time as their sole Registered Veterinary Technician in June 2020. Born and raised in Covington, I’ve wanted nothing more than to work with animals my entire life. When I’m not at work, I stay busy keeping up with my cats, Parmesan and Duck, and my dogs, Odie and Beau.

Our Mascots


This creature was brought in after a suspected dog attack. As a result, she has a non-visual eye that doesn’t slow her down! This trouble maker always has the RAH staff belly rolling with her crazy antics. She will hide behind walls/ doors only to sneak attack any unsuspecting victim. She spends most of her time helping with laundry and playing hide and seek. Don’t be surprised if she pops out from an exam room cabinet!


You will rarely leave the clinic without having run into a Chihuahua or two (or three). Tiny Rosie belongs to Dr. Crain. She is a clinic favorite, and we generally have to check people’s purses on their way out the door to be sure they haven’t packed a little stowaway!


Look, but don’t touch! Pippa belongs to our Assistant, Dannie. She is a very sweet, loving little girl, but like many Miniature Pinschers (ie: Min Pin), she is suspicious of strangers and does not want to be handled by anyone she doesn’t know. She had a bit of a rough start but she has won over the hearts of our staff. She pretends to be the receptionist most of the time.


This sweet boy was picked up by a good Samaritan and brought in for a microchip scan. With no microchip, we searched high and low for his original owners, without any luck. We knew from day 1 he was a perfect fit for our clinic. This sweet boy loves greeting clients and being a “cat daddy” to all adoptable kittens.