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 of 2020” in both Newton and Rockdale County!!


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, a gecko, three cats and one dog.

Meghan Younkin, DVM & “Peaches and Pineapple”

Dr. Younkin earned her BS in animal science from The Ohio State University with a life science minor. She graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. In conjunction with her training at Ross, she completed her clinical training at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Younkin has worked in general practice and has also has spent countless hours working at veterinary emergency facilities. After spending several years in general practice and emergency medicine, she opted to enter a small animal surgical internship at MedVet Cincinnati. Although Dr. Younkin thoroughly enjoyed the focus and mentorship she received in small animal surgery, as well as collaboration with numerous other specialty departments such as oncology, cardiology, radiology, neurology, and internal medicine, she truly missed the amazing relationships that she was able to form with the clients and pets that she cared for during her time in general practice. Dr. Younkin’s versatile career path has not only allowed her to explore and focus on her passion for small animal surgery, but has also allowed her to have a true appreciation for preventive veterinary medicine, including but not limited to internal and external parasite control, annual wellness visits, dental health, proper pet nutrition, geriatric pet care, client education, and honoring the human-animal bond. Dr. Younkin has a strong background in community service and has strived to make it a constant focus in her life. She enjoys serving her communities near and far. She’s joined forces with Animal Alliance Partners, Inc. and volunteered her surgical skills with spay/neuter campaigns at the South Dakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the past. She is always looking for opportunities to help with veterinary community outreach. Dr. Younkin is also Fear Free Certified.

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