Intown Animal Hospital

1402-3 N Highland Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306



Intown Animal Hospital - Our Doctors



Dr. William Carlson

Dr. William Carlson

Veterinarian and Practice Owner


Dr. William Carlson graduated from Washington State University with a doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 before going on to complete an Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at South Shore Veterinary Associates in 1995.

Dr. Carlson has decades of experience in veterinary healthcare from his years of general practice in Tucson, Az; Farmington, CT; and Atlanta, GA.

In 2010, Dr. Carlson became the sole proprietor of Intown Animal Hospital. Years of high-quality care and service rewarded Intown Animal Hospital with a clientele larger than what the original practice was capable of providing for; this prompted the opening of our 2nd location at the Midtown Promenade in February, 2023. 

Dr. Carlson has a passion for providing lifelong care to his patients and building lasting relationships with their owners.  


Dr. Abigail Huggins

Dr. Abigail Huggins

Associate Veterinarian


Dr. Abby Huggins graduated from Duke University with a BS in marine biology in 1997, where she was a four-year scholar athlete in Swimming, specializing in sprint and middle-distance freestyle. She received her DVM from the Ohio State University in 2001, as a member of Phi Zeta, the national honors society.

Dr. Huggins’ veterinary interests include soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology, and fostering the human-animal bond. She deeply values the importance of the partnership between the vet and pet owner in providing the very best life for our 4-legged companions. Dr. Huggins enjoys writing freelance veterinary articles and was honored to be part of an award-winning documentary on canine osteosarcoma, “My Friend, Standing Strong.” Abby is also an adjunct professor at Mercer University, where she teaches Veterinary Pharmacy at the graduate school.

Outside the office, Dr. Huggins enjoys outdoor pursuits, in particular swimming, hiking, kayaking, SCUBA diving, and running. She is a competitive triathlete (on the race teams all3sports and Team Podium), an avid trail runner, and is passionate about volunteerism. Abby is married to her high school sweetheart, Todd, and together they have 2 amazing boys – Nathan and Jack – and a menagerie that includes 2 cats, Dumpling and Colonel Mustard, Mabel the Turtle, and a salt and freshwater fish tank.

Dr. Katherine White and Princess


Dr. Katherine White

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Katherine White was born and raised in Memphis, TN. Dr. White then spent eight years in Starkville, MS obtaining her B.S in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

After graduating from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021, Katherine moved to Midtown Atlanta with her husband and dog, Haldir.

Dr. White has a passion for preventative medicine and public health, and she is able to exercise these passions every day through discussing the importance of vaccinations, preventatives, and management of chronic conditions. Dr. White also enjoys counseling owners through quality of life discussions and care.

Dr. White has deeply cherished being a part of the team at Intown Animal Hospital since the start of 2023. In her time outside of the hospital, Dr. White loves to spend time outdoors with her family and community, loving adventures big and small. 

                           Dr. Whitney Hale holding two puppies

Dr. Whitney Hale

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Whitney Hale graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015, where she excelled in her studies and developed a strong foundation in veterinary medicine. With a warm and compassionate approach, Dr. Hale is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of her patients. Her special interests lie in soft tissue surgery and preventative medicine, areas where she continually seeks to expand her knowledge and skills to deliver the best possible outcomes for her furry patients.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Dr. Hale shares her home with her husband Donnie and three beloved cats Butterscotch, Waffles, and Bagel. Her personal experience as a pet owner fuels her empathy and understanding of the bond between pets and their human companions.

Dr. Hale is dedicated to fostering open communication with pet owners, empowering them to make informed decisions about their pets' healthcare. Whether performing surgeries, conducting routine check-ups, or offering guidance on preventative care measures, Dr. Hale approaches each interaction with kindness, expertise, and a genuine love for animals.

In her free time, Dr. Hale enjoys traveling, spending quality time with friends and family, and spending time outdoors trying new adventures.