Dr. Kevin Chapman
Dr. Kevin Chapman’s mother worked as an emergency room nurse while he was growing up, and young Dr. Chapman adored accompanying her to the hospital and meeting the heroes who saved lives on a daily basis. When he and his family took an injured dog to their local veterinary office one fateful day, Dr. Chapman had a startling realization: he could combine his love of medicine with his passion for pets! He’s known since the age of 12 that he wanted to become a veterinarian.
Originally from Colorado, Dr. Chapman and his family settled in Georgia after several moves. He attended the University of Georgia, majoring in agricultural microbiology and completing his pre-requisite requirements for veterinary school, before earning his Doctorate from the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
After graduation, Dr. Chapman accepted a job at a veterinary clinic in Punta Gorda, Florida. A year later, he proposed to his wife and moved back to Georgia, where he took a position at a local animal clinic. Dr. Chapman would remain there for the next seven years—by 1995, though, he was ready to open his own practice in order to supply his compassionate brand of veterinary medicine to the pet owners of the area. He achieved his dream when he opened the doors of Hoschton Animal Hospital to the public!
Medically, Dr. Chapman is fond of surgery and diagnostic work. His favorite part of every day, though, is interacting with his clientele in the exam room; he works hard to keep everything positive, and believes strongly that “attitude determines altitude!”
Dr. Chapman lives with his wife Sue, who works as a faculty member at the University of Georgia, and their son, Noah. The family shares their lives with a pair of black Labrador Retrievers, Laser and Artie, as well as a red tabby cat named Dexter. They also have two outdoor cats, Tango and White Feet, who guard the barn.
When he isn’t caring for pets here at the clinic or spending time with his family, Dr. Chapman enjoys tending to the nearly 30 goats he raises on his property, skiing in the wintertime, fishing, and serving as a coach in recreational football leagues.