Our Doctors

To allow ample time for all patients and scheduled surgeries, Sand Lake Animal Clinic operates primarily by appointment. Like humans, pets do not synchronize their illnesses with an appointment book and surgical procedures sometimes take longer than planned, so an occasional appointment delay is inevitable. Please realize that we make a sincere attempt to see each client on time, and a phone call is appreciated if an appointment needs to be rescheduled.

The veterinarians at Sand Lake Animal Clinic understand your pet is more than just a pet. Your dog or cat is a special member of your family, and you want the best care available when needed. Each veterinarian upholds the practice’s philosophy: providing quality care for your pet.

We make a sincere attempt to see each client on time, and a phone call is appreciated if an appointment needs to be rescheduled.

Our veterinary staff includes:

dr-nashDr. Jon Nash

Dr. Nash has been at Sand Lake Animal Clinic since 1992. He graduated from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991 and has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. In 2011, Dr Nash purchased Sand Lake Animal Clinic from Dr Simmons. When not at Sand Lake, Dr Nash enjoys spending time with his family, going to Honduras on Mission trips, and hiking on the Appalachian trail.

dr-smithDr. Dealyne Smith

Dr. Smith graduated in 1997 from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine and she has been at Sand Lake Animal Clinic since February 2003. She has a special interest in Soft Tissue Surgeries. When not at work, Dr. Smith enjoys traveling, gardening, sewing and spending time with her family , which includes an orange Tabby, a Sheltie, and an Italian Greyhound.

dr-toddDr. Todd Spurgeon

Dr. Spurgeon graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. He then began his career with Sand Lake Animal Clinic and has enjoyed serving the clients there ever since. His work related special interests include cytology and radiology/ultrasound. When away from work, Dr. Spurgeon likes to spend time with his wife and 3 sons. He volunteers with his church’s youth group, enjoys being with his dog, Jax, and understands that his cat, Ollie, merely tolerates him.

dr-rodrigoDr. Rodrigo Rivera

Dr. Rivera graduated in 2007 from Universidad Mayor in Chile. While he worked as a veterinary technician in Orlando, he completed the ECFVG program and got his veterinary license in 2009. Dr. Rivera joined Sand Lake Animal Clinic in February 2013. When not at work, Dr. Rivera enjoys free diving and spending time with his family and friends.

Dr_Stone-webreadyDr. Kaylan Stone

Dr. Stone graduated in 2015 from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, she joined Sand Lake Animal Clinic in June 2015. Her work related interests include preventative medicine, dentistry and behavior. When not at work, Dr. Stone enjoys scuba diving, gaming, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her dog, Bailey.

Dr. Leland Simmons (Retired)

Dr. Simmons graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. He opened Sand Lake Animal Clinic in 1980 and, through his honesty, dedication to quality medicine, and hard work, grew it into the 5 doctor animal hospital that it is today. Dr. Simmons retired in 2011 but will occasionally fill in at the clinic when needed.