Our caring and compassionate veterinarians!
We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Many of our team members have been with us for 10 years or more. We have team members who have joined us bringing with them over 15 years of experience, and we are always looking for talented, compassionate professionals.
Allison Wansky, DVM, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
Dr. Wansky has been with the practice since 1994, working at our sister hospitals, Etowah and Trickum Ridge, until helping to open Allatoona in 1998. She graduated from The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. She is married and has 2 children, Skyler and Sam. Her furry family includes Benny (Terrier mix), Fritz (Terrier mix) and 2 cats, Big Mac and Toby. In addition to general medicine and surgery, she has a special interest in holistic medicine and is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA).
Dr. Wansky’s civic activities include volunteering at Good Mews (a no-kill cat shelter in Cobb County) and LoveLoud community outreach and participation in the annual Atlanta 2-Day Walk Against Breast Cancer.
Geoff Landau, DVM
Dr. Geoff Landau is the most recent veterinarian to join our team at Allatoona. He earned his undergraduate and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. He is excited to be a Georgia resident with his wife, Taylor, and their rescued dog, Piper.
Dr. Landau is very passionate about client communication and education and loves being able to help teach families about veterinary medicine. In his free time, Dr. Landau enjoys being in the outdoors and going hiking, kayaking, and fishing. He is also an avid college sports fan.
Jennifer Hiland, DVM, Certified in Animal Chiropractic
Dr. Hiland started with our practice as a veterinary assistant in 1996. She worked through high school and on breaks during college, rotating between our hospitals. After finishing her undergraduate work at The University of Georgia, she attended veterinary school at St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies. Dr. Hiland started as a veterinarian here in June of 2007. She has since worked between all four hospitals.
She has two dogs: Sashimi (Boston Terrier mix) and Sophia (Bernese Mountain Dog). She also has a cat, Chops, and a horse, Buckshot. In her free time Dr. Hiland enjoys spending time with her children and traveling. In addition to interests in general surgery and medicine, she is certified in animal chiropractic care.
Dr. Halie Witten, DVM
Dr. Halie Witten graduated from the University of Florida in 2013 with a B.S. and remained at the University of Florida to earn her Veterinary Degree. She joined our team in 2017 and her special interests include dermatology and client communication. Dr. Witten also earned her Fear-Free certification in 2017.
Dr. Elaine Handley, MRCVS
Dr. Elaine Handley is the newest addition to our veterinary team at Allatoona Animal Hospital, and she currently shares her time between here and our Waleska practice. Dr. Handley worked as a Veterinary Technician Assistant for over 7 years before attending veterinary school. She earned her undergraduate degree at Kennesaw State University and attended the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK for her veterinary degree and is a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS). Dr. Handley is a Georgia native and is happy to be able to practice medicine in her home state. During veterinary school she attended placements with farm animal practices throughout the English countryside, as well as a stint with Her Majesty’s Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. These opportunities allowed her passion for large animal medicine to grow alongside her longstanding love for companion animal medicine. In her free time, Dr. Handley enjoys furthering her riding lessons she started in England, going on hikes with her little sister, fishing with her dad, and cheering on her favorite sports teams with friends and family.