General Practice Appointment Hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:00AM – 5:00PM,
Sat: 8:00AM – 12:00PM
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Celeste Baker, DVM

Hospital Director, Owner

Dr. Baker opened Eastside Animal Medical Center in 2002. Originally from Tucker, Georgia, she obtained her degree in Biology from Presbyterian College and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

She lives in Grayson with her two children, Ella and Bradley, and numerous four-legged friends. Labrador Retriever Wrecks who is kept in line at home by pint-sized Pita the Dachshund. Keeping the mice at bay are feline friends Cookie and Gus. All of Dr. Baker’s animals have been recruited for various aid at the hospital over the years, either as blood donors or training aids.

In her spare time, Dr. Baker enjoys coaching soccer, swimming, trail running, and mountain biking.

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Katie Hotop, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Hotop joined Eastside as a general practice veterinarian in June of 2017. Dr. Hotop grew up in Lawrenceville and attended Brookwood High School. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree from Auburn University with a major in Microbiology and a minor in Spanish, she completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree at the University of Georgia in 2016.

After working elsewhere for a year, she is happy to be back in her hometown.

Dr. Hotop enjoys preventative medicine and dermatology cases.

She resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband Jeff, two cats, Ellie and Olive, and her new puppy Riley. In her spare time, Dr. Hotop enjoys rock climbing, running, and reading.

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Cassandra Dyal, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Cassandra Dyal grew up in Savannah, Georgia, and attended Armstrong Atlantic State University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. She worked as a veterinary assistant for a year before applying to veterinary school, and was ecstatic when she was accepted to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. After graduating in in 2012, she began practicing in Winder. Dr. Dyal joined Eastside Animal Medical Center as an Emergency Veterinarian in 2017, but continues to work in Winder as a general practitioner. In her limited spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family:  husband Jeremy, and sons, Jeremy and Shawn. Her four-legged menagerie  includes Great Dane Libby, felines Cairo, Arya, Linkin, and Widget, and the Baaaaa-d goats, Lettie and Maura. Dr Dyal enjoys biking, kayaking, reading, and staying involved with Extra Special People in Watkinsville.

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Lynda Bacon, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Bacon has been an associate veterinarian on staff since 2004. Originally from Madison, GA, she attended Berry College and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science before completing her degree in Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia.

Dr. Bacon lives in Lawrenceville with her husband and their two children along with Daisy, a pitbull/lab mix, Persia, a very particular Pug and their feline friend Callisto. In her free time, Dr. Bacon enjoys hiking, gardening, and reading, and also holds a brown belt in karate. Dr. Bacon enjoys being a part of Eastside for the teamwork!

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Alex MacLean, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. MacLean joined Eastside as an Emergency medicine veterinarian in May of 2020. Originally from Powder Springs, Georgia, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Spanish from Samford University in 2016. At Samford, she was an active member of their University Fellows Program while also working as a veterinary assistant at a rural clinic and serving as a research assistant in the organic chemistry department. Dr. MacLean received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. 

She lives in Athens, Georgia with her boyfriend, Kurt, and a very energetic Ridgeback-lab mix, Remus.  In her free time, Dr. MacLean enjoys baking, hiking, gardening, reading, and knitting.