Meet Our Team
Our compassionate team at Common Companion Vet Co prides themselves in taking the time needed to provide knowledgeable care by utilizing modern technology, medications, and methods.
Meet Our Team
Dr. John Younker
John Younker, DVM is the Founder and Medical Director of Common Companion Vet Co. A graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Younker created Common Companion to be high-quality medicine, customer service-centered veterinary practice that focuses on escorting the client through a positive experience with their pet’s medical care. Common Companion’s mission statement is to “Bring Healing to the Pets and People of Atlanta.” In addition to his responsibilities managing CCVC, Dr. Younker travels around the country, speaking at conferences and sharing Common Companion’s unique approach to Veterinary care. He has also guest lectured at both The University of Georgia and Washington State Colleges of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Younker is a native-Atlantan, proud husband, father of two, and pet owner.
Dr. Jennifer Dunbar
Dr. Dunbar is a graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine class of 2000. She is passionate about caring for all animals and is a regular foster for pets in need. Prior to becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Dunbar was an avid dancer and taught ballet, tap, and African dance to children. She lives with her daughter, Esme, numerous fur-babies, and her cockatiel “Flutter.”
Dr. Alex Cox
Dr. Cox is an alumnus of The University of Georgia. She graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. Dr. Cox’s interests include internal medicine cases and improving the human-animal bond. Outside of work, Dr. Cox spends time with her dogs, a Boxer (Bishop) and a German Wirehair Pointer (Dixon), watching college football, enjoying outdoor activities, and spending time with her two sisters and parents.
Dr. Lauren Fultz
Dr. Lauren Fultz graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. She has a passion for Dermatology and Geriatric Medicine. She has two rescue dogs named Sam and Fran and a cat named Rue. When she is not caring for animals, you can find her drinking coffee, reading, kayaking, or throwing pottery.
Dr. Elizabeth Morgan
Dr. Morgan grew up in Atlanta and received a degree in Psychology from Emory University. After graduation, she spent time volunteering and working in a few veterinary clinics and animal shelters and realized her passion for veterinary medicine. She received her veterinary degree from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland. Outside of work, Dr. Morgan enjoys running, yoga, riding horses, and spending time with her friends, family, her dogs, Gillie and Darby, her cat, Buccleuch, and her pony, Mattie.
Dr. Mackenzie Gelernter
Dr. Gelernter, better known as “Dr. G,” is an Atlanta native who discovered her love of veterinary medicine in high school while working as a veterinary assistant. After spending four years in New Orleans at Tulane University, Dr. G moved back to Georgia and graduated from UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2022. She is most passionate about forming close relationships with her clients and patients. In her free time, you can catch Dr. G going to yoga, reading by the pool, and walking the beltline with her fiancé, Frankie, and their Great Pyrenees, Reggie.
Dr. Kelsey Pearce
Dr. Pearce grew up in Germantown, Tennessee, and received a degree in Biology from Mississippi State University. She graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2022, where she discovered her passion for feline medicine, surgery, and building client relationships. Outside of work, Dr. Pearce enjoys hiking, yoga, wakeboarding, rollerblading, reading thriller novels, and listening to true crime podcasts. She has a chatty cat, Harriet, and a legend of a rabbit, Sir Oliver Reginald.
Dr. Leslie Martindale
Dr. Martindale grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, always knowing that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She received an undergraduate degree from Auburn University in 2016 and graduated from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2022. She enjoys preventative medicine and soft-tissue surgery. Outside of work, Dr. Martindale enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and rescue dog named June, trying new restaurants, and bingeing any new Netflix series.
Dr. Roberts grew up in the local community graduating from Lakeside High School in 1980. He went on to attend the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine graduating in 1987. He has a special interest in geriatric medicine and surgery. Dr. Roberts and his wife live in Tucker with their two dogs. He enjoys running, biking, and hiking with his dogs and family.