Dr. Riva Wolkow

Dr. Riva Wolkow is the proud owner of Belle Isle Animal Hospital. She graduated from the University of Georgia Veterinary School and spent four years working at a large hospital in Alpharetta that practiced high-quality medicine before fulfilling her dream of taking over Belle Isle. She started Belle Isle with the idea that she would never recommend anything that she wouldn’t do for her own pet.


Dr. Sydney Carr

Dr. Carr is originally from Chattanooga, TN, and attended the University of Kentucky for undergraduate studies, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. From there she went on to attend veterinary school at Auburn University, graduating as part of the Class of 2019. She is also Fear Free Certified. Her areas of interest are soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and dermatology. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog Livvy and cheering on the Braves and Atlanta United.


Dr. Ally Whalen

Dr. Whalen has been a member of the Belle Isle team since February 2020. She grew up in Acworth, GA, and received her B.S. in Biology from Emory University in 2013. She then received her DVM from UGA in 2017. Her interests include preventative health and internal medicine. She lives in Roswell with her husband, Jonathan, her four cats: Punk, George, Inky, and Pumpkin (she adopted our hospital kitty!), and her rescue pup, Winnie. In her free time, she enjoys hikes with Winnie, reading, and playing violin in the Forsyth Philharmonic Community Orchestra.


Jennifer Port – Veterinary Technician

Jennifer Port graduated from the University of Florida with a master’s degree in middle school science education. After teaching for 3 years, she decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She has been a tech for 12 years and became a registered tech in 2006. She lives in Alpharetta with her dogs Loki and Sachi and her kitty named Yoshi. She enjoys playing soccer in her spare time and mountain biking.


Katrina Carr – Veterinary Technician

Katrina Carr moved to Atlanta from Connecticut 8 years ago. She interned at Belle Isle before graduating from Gwinnett Tech with a degree as a veterinary technician. We loved her so much that we hired her immediately. She has 2 pitbulls at home named Diva and Boba along with two beautiful twins, Daniella and Delilah!


Tiffany Braxton – Veterinary Technician

Tiffany grew up in Atlanta and has been with Belle Isle since 2016. She started as a kennel assistant and is now a wonderful veterinary technician. She lives in Marietta with her dog Gracie, her cat Bly Bunny and her rooster Alfredo.


Laura Lyon – Practice Manager and Veterinary Technician

Laura is an Atlanta native who currently resides in Decatur. She grew up rescuing a variety of animals and has always had an enthusiasm for animal care. She loves spending time with her two rescue kitties and has a passion for music.