Dr. Diane Febles, CVA
I received my BS from Cornell
University in 1982 and  graduated
from the UGA College of Veterinary
Medicine in 1988. I then started my
general equine  practice in Henry
County, Ga.  In 2000, I returned to
school to specialize in Equine
Dentistry.  I have trained under
several prominent veterinary
dentists. I am also a Certified
Veterinary Acupuncturist.  I  regularly
attend continuing education for
dentistry and acupuncture .
I am a member of the
American
Association of Equine Practitioners,
American Veterinary Medical
Association
and the International
Veterinary Acupuncture Society
.
I have a complete mobile operation
(throughout the state of Georgia) to
perform dental procedures -  
including X-rays, extractions, etc. I
also have a facility for clients to haul
in for dental work.
In addition to the traditional medical
approach to dentistry and veterinary
medicine,
I also embrace the
holistic arena
.  I believe that there
are times when
acupuncture and
chiropractic care (see Dr. Cleveland's
link on Links Page)  can produce
better results than traditional
medical/surgical options.  Our
comprehensive exam includes
checking the acupuncture points for
problems that could be contributing
to your horse's well being.  I  have
broadened my practice to include
acupuncture and have completed
the vigorous course given by the
International Veterinary
Acupuncture Society. There are also
some herbal supplements that I have
found very useful in treating certain
conditions.  It is my opinion that we
need to look at and address the
whole horse, and that often requires
an integrative approach.
For more info on my acupuncture
practice, go to my home page.
About Us
Equipment is another important factor when considering a dentist.    I use power
equipment (see FAQ for more info) with Diamond coated burrs on all of my
instruments. This makes the floats  more precise and easier on the horse (since it
greatly reduces vibration).  I am continually upgrading my equipment.   For more
complicated cases, I have mobile,  stall-side X-ray equipment and digital radiology -
which permits me to read the X-rays immediately (on my laptop).  A diagnosis and a
treatment plan can be accomplished that day, and the owner can see the X-rays and
understand the diagnosis.  An informed owner is the best kind of client to have!

I live on a small farm in McDonough, Ga., with my 4 children and an assortment of
animals.  My daughter and I enjoy spending our time trail riding and barrel racing.
This gives me the ability to understand my client's needs, not just from a veterinary
perspective - but also from a fellow horse-owner point of view.
Honesty, Integrity, and a  Commitment to Excellence.  These are the values that I hold
in both my professional and personal life.  I am committed to improving the health and
welfare of the horses that I am entrusted to treat.  I am one of the few blessed
individuals that truly loves their career choice.
Gentle Dentistry
"I can do all things through
Christ
who strengthens me."
Donna Shelnutt
Donna is my full time assistant.  
She assists in restraining the
horses, allowing the owner to
observe and visualize the
procedure.  Donna is an avid
rider and has raised many
horses.  She is married and has 2
grown children, who also ride.
Donna has been very active
leading the 4H horsemanship
program, as well as the Spalding
Country Drill Team.   I am
privileged to have Donna work
with me.
Barrel Racing!
My daughter Bekah - 2012 NBHA Youth 3D Champion!
THE most important part of my life...
For further information, or to make an
appointment,  
please contact me at:
Donna Shelnutt
Donna is my full time assistant.  
She assists in restraining the
horses, allowing the owner to
observe and visualize the
procedure.  Donna is an avid
rider and has raised many
horses.  She is married and has 2
grown children, who also ride.
Donna has been very active
leading the 4H horsemanship
program, as well as the Spalding
Country Drill Team.   I am
privileged to have Donna work
with me.
Ann Hoffman
Ann is my office assistamt. She returns phone calls,
provides information and facilitates appointments. Ann
has been riding since she was 5 years old and has
owned horses most of her life. She is married and has 2
grown daughters, 2 horses, 4 dogs and more cats than
she admits to.  She is a welcome addition to my team!
Donna Shelnutt