At Dogwood Veterinary Hospital and Laser Center, we are proud to staff our hospital with highly-qualified veterinarians who are committed to compassionate care for your pet. We invite you to meet our team
DVM Hospital Director
Dr. Johnson has served as the Director of Dogwood Veterinary Hospital and Laser Center since 1997. She is responsible for all aspects of the conduct of hospital operations, customer relations, and community involvement. Dr. Johnson received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 1995. She additionally holds a B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of Montevallo, where she was a varsity basketball player, a B.S. in Animal Science from Auburn University, and is a graduate of the Executive Integral Leadership program at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Johnson maintains currency in veterinary business and medical processes through her participation in a robust continuing education program at Dogwood Veterinary Hospital. Her focus areas in veterinary medicine are internal medicine, cardiology, dentistry, and dermatology. A strong advocate for community involvement, Dr. Johnson has served on the Newnan Chamber of Commerce and is a Kiwanis Club board member. She is also a member of St. George Catholic Church. Her personal interests include family, traveling, gardening, SCUBA diving, snow skiing, and horseback riding.
Dr. Morris grew up in Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia with his DVM degree in 1978. He worked in Coweta County as a large animal veterinarian specializing in bovine reproduction. In 1985 he and his business partner built Dogwood Veterinary Hospital. Retiring from large animal medicine in 2000 his current focus is in orthopedic surgery, general surgery, veterinary orthopedic manipulation and dentistry. Dr. Morris is well known for his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair, one of the most common knee injuries in dogs. Performing over 15 surgeries per week, Dr. Morris is also experienced in other surgical procedures such as mass removals and gastro- intestinal surgery among others. Your pet is in capable hands with Dr. Morris and his years of experience.
Dr. Cher Canaday has been working in veterinary medicine for over 16 years. Prior to attending the University Of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine in 2006, she worked as a veterinary technician at several veterinary hospitals, including Dogwood. While at UGA, Dr. Canaday furthered her interests in internal and emergency medicine, which earned her an award in Excellence in Emergency and Critical Care. Upon her graduation in 2010, Dr. Canaday made the easy choice to return to the team at Dogwood as an Associate Veterinarian. Dr. Canaday’s professional interests include internal and emergency medicine, dentistry, and oral surgery, and diagnostic imaging including ultrasound. Outside of work, Dr. Canaday rides and competes hunter/jumpers, and enjoys traveling whenever possible. She owns 2 dogs, Ernie and Lola, 2 cats, Carrie and Charlotte, and one horse, Ditto.
Dr. Stephenson grew up in Newnan and has returned with her husband to raise their young children & be closer to the family. She graduated from Auburn University and her interests outside of vet medicine include running, hiking, kayaking & spending quality time with family & friends.
Rachel went on to attend the University Of Georgia College of Veterinary
Medicine earning her DVM. Her interests in veterinary medicine include small
animal emergency medicine as well as large animal medicine and herd
management. Rachel is currently mentoring under the guidance of Dr. Wayne
Morris to become proficient in Orthopedic surgery.
Rachel is married to Brandon Horsley a Carroll County native and they reside in Roopville. Rachel and Brandon have one beautiful daughter and when not at the office or tending to Harleen, she can be found outdoors playing with their 2 dogs, Oakley and Poppie, at the gym, or honing her skills on the Ukulele or Bassoon.