Dr. Mary Aboko-Cole
"Dr. ABC" - Owner, Veterinarian
Like most veterinarians, I’ve known I’ve wanted to work with animals since I can remember. (Although I will say, in the beginning, I always thought I would be the one in the khakis climbing up trees and searching through rain forests and deserts for exotics species.) Ultimately, it was my mom’s influence (the HUMAN doctor) and a love for the sciences that led me into veterinary medicine.
I love seeing and hearing stories about the bond between people and their pets. After all, animals are always honest and straightforward. Therefore, I enjoy the challenge of interpreting what they’re trying to communicate or how they are feeling, conveying that to my clients, and then coming together to decide the best course of action for them and their pets.
I grew up in Huntsville, AL and after completing a B.S. in Zoology from Auburn University in 2007, I received my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. I moved to Jonesboro, Georgia in February 2013. My experience has been as a general small animal practitioner, mainly dogs and cats, in corporate, private, and non-profit industries. Still working as an independent contractor (relief vet), I started Southside Mobile Veterinary Services to offer a more personalized approach to veterinary care.
I have a Pug named BB Jenkins who is super old and crotchety now, and will do anything for food. She makes sure to follow me every time I go to the kitchen and isn't too happy about her most recent roommate. Slim Jim is a recent addition to the household. I honestly never thought I would have a German Shepherd in the house, but he's a sweet guy (EXTREMELY hyper at times) and has a bark like your wouldn't believe. In my free time, I enjoy binge watching dramas, movies, and anime on Netflix, reading web comics and novels, cooking and entertaining, going to food and wine festivals, dancing, listening to music and collecting turtles.