Meet Our Veterinarians in Canton
Riverstone Animal Hospital is equipped with veterinarians who are not only passionate about pet care, but also about strengthening the bond between pets and their owners. Learn more about our doctors below, and contact us with any questions.
Dr. Greg Nutt
Dr. Greg, co-owner of Riverstone Animal Hospital, opened the practice in 2002. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University in 1996. He is affiliated with the AVMA and Veterinary Honor Society and has completed continuing education hours in rabbit and exotic pet care. His veterinary career path began at a young age, when he and his family bred beagles and rabbits. This experience showed him the importance of the bond that people have with their pets and fastened his resolve to make caring for pets a career.
As a veterinarian, he enjoys sharing his love for his pets with the team and supporting the mission of serving pets and their owners. One of his favorite aspects of his position is witnessing the love that pet owners have for their pets and being able to give these owners healthier family members. He also looks forward to forming relationships and friendships with the people he sees. He goes the extra mile to provide his clients and patients with exceptional care, taking the time to sit on the floor with his them to get to know them while listening to his clients' needs.
Dr. Greg is married to Dr. Simone Nutt, his partner at the hospital, whom he met in college in California. Together, they have two children and several "fur babies," including two cats—both of which were rescued from the hospital—a rescued Dalmatian, and a Boston Terrier. When he's not caring for pets at Riverstone, he enjoys fishing, kayaking, reading, gardening, camping, and spending time with his family. Although he is passionate about being a veterinarian and helping pets become well, his greatest accomplishment is being a great father.
Dr. Simone Nutt
Dr. Simone is the other half of the husband-wife team at Riverstone Animal Hospital. She graduated from Oklahoma State University and completed continuing education hours in feline medicine, internal medicine, ultrasound, endoscopy, and dentistry. The most notable moment of her career has been realizing the impact that veterinarians can have in enriching the lives of people. She has seen how valuable it is to her clients to find someone who truly listens and cares about how they feel about their pet and someone they can trust with their pet.
With a strong interest in medicine and working to eliminate pain and illness, Dr. Simone considers it an honor to care for pet family members. She also loves being able to work with great pet care team members who share her passion of helping the community care for their pets. As a veterinarian, she welcomes the variety that each day brings and investing in people's lives and form relationships. She loves seeing people every day who love their pets the way she does. One of her many goals is to truly find out what each owner's concerns and goals are and working with them in accomplishing those goals, rather than just treating each pet and client the same way.
Dr. Simone had the privilege of marrying her soul mate, Dr. Greg, and opening the practice with him. Together, they have two children and a Boston Terrier. They also have two cats and a Dalmatian, all of which were rescued. In her spare time, she enjoys horse back riding, kayaking with her husband, reading, serving at her church, and camping with her family. She also loves reading the Bible and considers it a source of joy, as it never fails to be relevant to her daily life.
Dr. Ashley Ballew
Dr. Ashley joined the Riverstone team in April 2015. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2013 with her doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. While in school Dr. Ashley discovered her love for exotics and received the Kaytee Avian and Special Species Award. Since graduation she has been able to work in an environment where small animals and exotics were seen daily. She also enjoys partnering with clients in education, especially focusing on animal behavior and helping others to understand their pets’ behavior to avoid problems in the future. She also focuses on heart disease and offers screening echocardiograms (heart ultrasounds).
Dr. Ashley grew up in Georgia and currently lives in Woodstock with her husband and her two dogs, a shepherd mix named Zelda, and a greyhound named Beckett. She also grew up with lots of furry friends including guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, and chinchillas. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and traveling to new places.
Dr. Caleb Burks
Dr. Caleb is a North Georgia native. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Animal Science from Berry College and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia. Dr. Caleb has special interests in cardiology, opthamology, and dermatology, and he looks forward to getting to know you and your furry family members! Dr. Caleb’s caring manner with pets and his desire to form strong relationships with you as the pet owners will make him a great asset to the Riverstone Team! In his spare time, he loves to read, particularly dystopic fiction, kayak or hike, and he also enjoys historical German style longsword fencing.