VCA Dekalb-Gwinnett Animal Emergency Hospital

Beverly Hughes, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, Auburn University


Dr. Beverly Hughes was born in Kings Mountain, North Carolina and raised on a dairy farm.  She attended North Carolina State University graduating with a degree in Zoology in 1976.  Dr. Hughes then attended Auburn School of Veterinary Medicine graduating in 1981. After graduation, she spent several years as an associate doctor at a private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina.  In 1987, Dr. Hughes moved to the Atlanta area with her husband, Ray, and daughter, Rachel , when she began practicing emergency medicine at VCA Dekalb Gwinnett Animal Emergency Hospital.  Ten years later, her husband was transferred, and they moved back to North Carolina where she still lives with her husband and four rescue dogs, Fiddy, Fergie, Bailey and Ace.  Dr. Hughes commutes from North Carolina every week.  Her numerous years of experience practicing emergency medicine has helped to increase her knowledge and ability in handling emergency situations.  Dr. Hughes also enjoys communication with both clients and referring veterinarians to ensure the best possible care for all pets.  For Dr. Hughes and many other people, our pets are members of our family.
In her free time, Dr. Hughes and her husband like to spend time together with their daughter and son-in-law, in Florida. She also loves hiking, reading, and playing with her 4 dogs.

“I enjoy the ability to practice quality medicine in a caring compassionate atmosphere that encourages helping to improve the health and happiness of our pets and their owners.”


General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

All of your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.

VCA Dekalb-Gwinnett Animal Emergency Hospital provides emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff during normal business hours. We are open nights, weekends, and holidays.

Please call us at 770-491-0661. We are located at 6430 Lawrenceville Highway. Tucker, GA 30084.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.