30 Years of Care.

Drs. Hiro, Hochel, and Duvall (actual humans, not the bundles of cuteness pictured here) have been caring for pets for 30 years.

And now they’ve brought their knowledge, experience, and love to your neighborhood.

We want to thank all of you for your patience during the curbside process this past year and a half.

We continue to offer curbside appointments at this time.  A veterinary technician will meet you at your car to escort your pet into the practice.  A medical history can either be obtained at that time or over the phone.  A full exam will be performed in the hospital and the doctor will discuss diagnosis and treatment over the phone.  We are also offering curbside pick up for medications and food.


And it’s inside the perimeter, right in northeast Atlanta.

Drs. Robin Hochel and Hiro Iwamoto are a husband and wife team who’ve provided high-quality, relationship-centered veterinary care to the Decatur area for close to 30 years. With a focus on developing long-term bonds with their clients, Robin and Hiro will now be bringing their knowledge, experience, and love closer to home, and closer to you.

Learn more about Briarlake

Our Certifications

Fear Free Certification

What does it mean to be Fear-Free?

Briarlake Animal Hospital strives to ensure that every visit with your furry loved ones is as free from fear, anxiety, and stress as possible. We believe the mental well-being of your pets is every bit as important as their physical health. Our veterinary team has thorough training and knowledge of methods and practices that greatly reduce the anxiety typically associated with visits to the vet. We are passionate about providing Fear Free visits and would love to provide more information or answer any questions you may have. Please call our front desk staff or click on the link to visit the Fear Free website.