Welcome to Family Tree Animal Clinic

Milton, Georgia
Call us at (770) 450-8880

Our Promise to Companions and Clients

Thank you for your inquiry into Family Tree Animal Clinic (FTAC). We know there are many options for your companion’s care. However, we truly believe that our Team’s dedication to Gold Standard care and client experience is second to none. We will educate and partner with you in the decision-making process regarding your companion’s health, so you can select the ideal treatment plan for your companion.

Our Mission

Strengthen the human-animal bond by consistently providing unmatched care to all pet companions and their families in the communities in which we serve, while upholding the Gold Standard of veterinary medicine.

Our Vision

Eliminate preventable small animal diseases by consistently providing unmatched wellness care and client education.

~Together On the Journey of Care~


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The FTAC Family

Get To Know A Little About Who We Are

  • Everette Bannister,
    Hospital Director

    “I’m dedicated to providing your companion with compassionate, Gold Standard, and comprehensive health care. As the Hospital Director, my mission is to lead a culture that fosters an educational, family-focused atmosphere with unmatched care to ensure you and your companion always have a pleasant experience. Our veterinary team is welcoming and warm, as well as knowledgeable and highly trained. We focus on providing individualized care that meets each companion’s unique needs.”

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  • Deborah Simons,
    Practice Leader

    “My feeling is that effective communication with clients is crucial to strengthening the bond between pet companions and their owners, with respect to long-term preventive care and quality of life. Our Team Members at FTAC are our most valuable asset. Therefore, we invest in them so they can be empowered to provide unmatched care.” 

    Debbie has as a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and a Master of Science in Health Administration from Touro University International (now Trident University International) in Cypress, California. She has been with FTAC since opening its doors in the Spring of 2018.While the majority of Debbie’s health care experience has been in the human realm, she has always been drawn to animal health care.This passion is fueled by a lifelong love of animals, as she has been the proud pet parent of cats, dogs, hamsters, birds and fish over the years.

    Debbie adores camping, swimming, watching movies, crocheting and sewing.

  • Nicole Troche
    Practice Leader

    'It is my personal goal to provide each of our clients and patients at FTAC with the utmost care, respect, and compassion that I would want my family to be treated with. It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the Family Tree Animal Clinic family and I greatly look forward to meeting you.'

    Nicole has enjoyed the great opportunity to be a part of an industry that has allowed her to build lasting relationships while joining her clients in the journey of the best possible medical care that they can receive for their pets. In 2002, when Nicole launched her career as a Customer Care Representative, she immediately knew that veterinary care was the place for her. Having a strong desire to share her knowledge with others, she has had the opportunity to grow into Customer Service Management, Hospital Administration, and finally Practice Leadership. 

    During her free time Nicole enjoys traveling, spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren and of course her two pups, Kaia and Raven. You can find them enjoying the outdoors on a hike, at the park, gardening, or at the lake. 

  • Jason Tenzer
    Patient Ambassador

    'I bring a lifelong passion of working with dogs and cats, which comes with great pride and pleasure knowing I can make a difference helping pet companions in our community. I truly love what I do!' 

    Jason grew up in South Florida and began his career in Veterinary Medicine in his father's veterinary clinic as a teenager. His love and knowledge for animals has lead to over 20 years of working in Gold Standard practices in Florida and Georgia. Jason has special interests and education in many aspects of veterinary  health care that include Geriatric Pet Care, Veterinary Dentistry, and Animal Behavior. He is highly skilled in Veterinary Assisting and enjoys sharing his extensive knowledge with our clients. 

    During his free time he enjoys spending time with his love Jennie, his daughter Leah, and their cats George & Buttercup. Jason also plays the drums and spent 10 years of his time touring with his band. 

  • Julie Levy
    Patient Ambassador

    'I am inspired by the veterinary field and strive to make a positive difference in the lives of pets and their owners.'

    Julie has had a life-long love for animals and biology, having spent time volunteering with and contributing to zoological and animal rescue organizations. Her interests have inspired her to work as an advocate for companion animals and their welfare in professional environments since 2014.  Her experience at a leading pet resort & training facility, in client relations, and animal care in veterinary settings have been her most rewarding career choices.  Julie plans to continue her education with a focus in the areas of veterinary hospital procedures and animal behavior and care. 

    Julie enjoys spending time with her husband and three children at the movies, vacationing and at events with the local community.  And of course, what animal loving home would not be complete without furry dog and cat companions! They share their home with adopted friends; a dog named Maya and three cats Escher, Nigel and Aoife. 

  • April Van Rooyen
    Patient Ambassador

    'I am so grateful to have the opportunity to wake up each day and live my passion here at Family Tree Animal Clinic. It is an honor and a privilege to ensure that our patients are receiving the best possible care and leave FTAC knowing that the human-animal bond has been strengthened.'

    April grew up in the small North Georgia town of Cleveland and has always dreamed of having a career dedicated to helping animals. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster's Veterinary Technology program in pursuit of her Registered Veterinary Technician license. April enjoys all aspects of the veterinary field and has a special interest in surgery and diagnostics.

    During her free time April enjoys hiking in the mountains with her husband and two dogs, Balto and Odin.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Bannister is an excellent vet! He is knowledgeable & has a comforting "bedside manner." He answers your questions & offers advice in understandable terms. You know your pet's care is his #1 priority."
    - Lisa Byrd
  • "From the second you walk in to Family Tree Animal Clinic you feel welcome! All of the staff is extremely friendly and warm. Dr Bannister is so kind, informative, and thorough. You can tell that he takes great pride in what he does and truly cares about your pets care and well being. He explained every step of what he was doing while examining my Letty, and in terms that I could understand. The facility is beautiful as well! I HIGHLY recommend Family Tree if you want your fur babies to be treated like family and not just a name on a chart."
    - Victoria King
  • "Wow, Dr Bannister and the staff at Family Tree was not just great they were wonderful, I have been to a lot of vets in my life because I had to travel with my work, but I will only use Dr. Bannister from this point moving forward. He changed my dogs life in one visit and some preventative measures, sorry I just cant say enough about this wonderful place Milton has to offer!!!!"
    - Michael Kay
  • "Dr. Bannister is awesome & a trusted vet with your beloved fur babies!"
    - Janette McCallum
  • "Great place! Great Doctor!"
    - Jennifer Trujillo
  • "5 stars!"
    - Carl Suddler

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Monday - Friday:

8:00 am - 5:00 PM


9:00 am - 1:00 pm