Meet the Friendly Professionals Caring for Your Pets

With over 48 years of experience in the veterinary field, we treat your pets like our own and strive to provide the highest quality care possible.

Our Doctors

Dr. Jesse Bridgers

Medical Director/Doctor
Dr. Jesse (Jay) M. Bridgers is a 1993 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine and has practiced in the Southeastern part of Georgia for the past thirty years. With the help of his wife Sheryl, Dr. Bridgers ran the Metter Veterinary Clinic in Metter, Georgia, from 1996 until 2021, serving the community as a mixed animal practice early on and then focusing on small animal services after 2016. Dr. Bridgers began practicing in the Savannah area at Animal Care Savannah on Whitemarsh island and is now excited to join the team at Island Veterinary Clinic.
Growing up in the low country of South Carolina, Dr. Bridgers enjoys all manner of coastal outdoor activities, history, and is an avid Georgia Bulldog fan. He currently lives in Savannah with his wife, Sheryl, and their dog Mando and cat Tux.

Dr. Jeffery Mahany


Dr. Mahany grew up on Isle of Hope. He attended college in Athens at the University of Georgia. He went to the University of Georgia Veterinary School and graduated in 1999. After veterinary school, he thought he would do large animal medicine. He did at first in Wilkes County, Ga. He worked for two years in Wilkes County from 1999 to 2001. Even in Wilkes County he did small animal medicine as well. Then he went to work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 2002 to 2006. He ran an equine quarantine facility at the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta. His other job for the U.S.D.A. was foreign animal disease diagnostician. When he moved back to Savannah, he started working here for Dr. Max Cooper in 2006 who had started the practice in 1973. Dr. Mahany bought the practice Jan. 1, 2010 and the rest is history.

Dr. Priya Subbarayan

Dr. Subbarayan grew up outside of Atlanta in Roswell, Georgia. During undergrad Dr.
Subbarayan assisted in a research study observing sea otters off the coast of Alaska and
has wanted to work with animals ever since. Dr. Subbarayan graduated from Virginia Tech
with a BS in Animal and Poultry Sciences in 2010 and went on to work with sea turtles,
raptors, bears, and marine mammals prior to starting veterinary school in 2014. Dr.
Subbarayan graduated from the University of Georgia with her DVM in 2018 and has been
with Island Veterinary Clinic since.
Dr. Subbarayan enjoys spending time exploring Savannah, reading, and walking her dog,

Dr. Kelli Hanno

Dr. Hanno is a recent addition to the Island community. She moved from Northern NY and joined
the clinic in August 2022. She has practiced veterinary medicine since her graduation from
Cornell Veterinary in 2009. Dr. Hanno was previously a mixed animal practitioner with a strong
focus in dairy cattle.This stemmed from being raised on a dairy farm and her strong love of farm
Dr. Hanno is excited about her family’s new adventure. Her husband and two elementary school
aged children are enjoying the calm island life, warm weather, and living close to family friends.
On weekends they enjoy boating, going to the beach, sports events, and traveling. The family
cats reluctantly made the trek also.

Dr. Andrew Horton


Andrew is a Savannah native who graduated from high school at Calvary Day School. He attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine with his clinical year being completed at the University of Tennessee. Andrew is a familiar face at Island’s Vet Clinic. His passion for animals led him to begin shadowing at Island’s Vet when he was only 14 years old. If he was not at school, he could often be found alongside his mentor Dr. Jeff Mahany seeing clients and their animals.

Andrew has a special interest in small animal surgery and the overall wellness of every patient he sees. He is very compassionate and caring, not only towards his patients, but a to their human counterparts.

When Andrew is not in the clinic, he enjoys spending time outdoors on the water or with his two cats, Stevie and Dolly, that he adopted in Tennessee! Andrew will be sure to fall in love with your pets as much as they will fall in love with him!

Our Staff

Tifani Berney

Veterinary Assistant

Alaina Olivares

Veterinary Assistant

Chris Griffin

Veterinary Assistant

Autumn Mills


Beckey Ivins- Williams

Veterinary Assistant

Ann Savage

Veterinary Assistant

Sheryl Bridgers