Our Veterinarians


Dr. Rachel Eddleman

Dr. Eddleman

Dr. Rachel Eddleman (Dr. E) is a Georgia native and received her undergraduate degree at Berry College in Rome, Georgia. In 2002, she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. She has spent the last decade here, in the northeast Georgia mountains, working in both general practice and emergency care.

Her areas of special interest include preventative care, nutrition, surgery, dermatology, wound repair, holistic medicine, oncology, dentistry, and community education. Dr. E is also honored to be serving on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association.

In her free time, Dr. E loves and cares for her dogs Bill, Marley and McGee, her cat Biscuit, a brood of chickens, and Clarke the goat. When not tending her furry family, you can find her in the great outdoors -- gardening, hiking or paddling the Hooch.




Dr. Lora Scarboro

Dr. Scarboro

Dr. Scarboro is a West Virginia native, and she completed her undergraduate degree at West Virginia University. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She is very excited to join the Mt. Yonah Animal Hospital family.

Dr. Scarboro’s professional interests include preventative medicine, dermatology, internal medicine, and dentistry. She loves getting to know her furry patients of all shapes and sizes, as well as their human owners. She is focused on helping your pet live the healthiest and happiest life possible.

Dr. Scarboro currently shares her home with her two senior mixed breed dogs, Max and Lucy. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, playing with her son, and exploring the North Georgia Mountains. She is also an avid reader and loves spending time in the kitchen cooking.



Dr. Summer Andersen

Dr. Andersen

Dr. Summer Andersen is a North Georgia local who grew up hiking and spending time in the area around Cleveland. She went to undergraduate school at the University of Georgia and graduated from Tuskegee University's veterinary school in 2011.

Dr. Andersen has a strong passion for integrative medicine combining western and eastern ideas to create a combination for each individual patient. She is currently studying Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine at the Chi Institute in Florida and is working on her acupuncture certification. Chinese medicine focuses on identifying a pattern unique to each patient and creating a treatment plan that utilizes acupuncture, massage and food therapy. She also has an interest in surgery and internal medicine.

In her free time Dr. Andersen enjoys spending time with her family and dogs. She also enjoys cooking, kayaking and enjoying the outdoors.