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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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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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Divya Nambiar, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Divya Nambiar joined Eastside Animal Medical Center in December 2020. She moved to Georgia from Cary, NC. She has been practicing small animal medicine since 2012 first in Texas and then in North Carolina. She started her career as a relief veterinarian in Texas and then worked as an Associate Veterinarian in the Dallas area and in Amarillo, TX. In Texas, she also worked as a veterinarian at an emergency clinic.

Her areas of interest include dermatology, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Nambiar is passionate about pet care and well-being. She wanted to be a veterinarian because she believes that as a veterinarian, you make a difference in the lives of both the pets and their owners every day. She now resides in Athens, GA. Dr. Nambiar’s husband is also a Veterinarian working at the University of Georgia.

They have 2 daughters, aged 14 and 8. During her free time, Dr. Nambiar enjoys traveling with her family, gardening, and cooking. She is very excited to be a part of the wonderful team at the Eastside Animal Medical Center.