Our Veterinarians


The Rockdale Animal Hospital team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Conyers area. At Rockdale Animal Hospital, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.

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!

Krista Whitlock, DVM & “Kevin”

I’m a born and bred Athens girl that has lived in Conyers now for over 20 years. I am a 1997 graduate of the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. After practicing in McDonough and Stockbridge for the past 18 years, I decided to join the team here at Rockdale Animal Hospital in February 2018. I love internal medicine, feline medicine and especially joking around with our clients. I share my crazy life with my husband Tim, our 2 kids and lots of cats and a dog. I am a self-professed nerd and can usually be found watching superhero movies and quoting geeky television shows on any given day.

Dr. Whitlock was also awarded “Best of the Best Veterinarian” in both Newton and Rockdale County!!


Alicia Darden, DVM & “Earl”

Dr. Darden graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She practices small animal medicine by doing relief work, working at a spay and neuter clinic, and performing in-home euthanasias.

Dr. Darden lives in McDonough with her husband, three children and two pets.


Deborah Martin, PhD, DVM & “Phoenix”

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. She also performs behavioral consultations for dogs and cats with behavior problems.

Dr. Martin lives in Decatur with her husband, three young boys, three cats and two dogs.

Location Hours
Monday7:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday7:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday7:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday7:30am – 5:00pm
Friday7:30am – 5:00pm

CLOSED DAILY from 1:00-2:00pm, Surgery Drop-offs: 7:30-8:00am, Routine Drop-offs: 7:30-9:00am, Doctor hours end at 4:30pm