Azalea City Animal Hospital, Valdosta, GA 31602 - Our Veterinary Team

Azalea City Animal Hospital

2609 Bemiss Road
Valdosta, GA 31602


Our Veterinary Team


Our Doctors

Michael A. Delaney, D.V.M


Dr. Delaney is a 2003 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. He attended Valdosta State University for his undergraduate studies, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. He is a 1993 graduate of Lowndes High School.

Upon graduation from UGA, Dr. Delaney began working at Azalea City Animal Hospital with the late Dr. Jesse “Buck” Davis. He made ACAH his official home in 2005.

Dr. Delaney is married to Heather Delaney and together they have 2 boys, Liam and Davis. They enjoy homestead life complete with their garden, chickens, guineas, geese, rescue kitty cats, and pups (Claire and Douglas).

Kayla Lee, D.V.M.

Kayla Lee, D.V.M.


Dr. Kayla joined our team in September of 2020. She graduated from the University Of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine in May 2020. She has had a love for animals from a young age and has a desire to enhance the quality of life of all her patients.
Dr. Kayla attended Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee prior to attending veterinary school. She is originally from the small town of Alma, Georgia and is excited to be back in southern Georgia practicing veterinary medicine.

She and her husband Thorn Lee have two beautiful children; a rambunctious little boy Max and sassy little girl Rowan. They also have a Siberian husky named Shadow and a tortoise named Flash. She enjoys snuggling on the couch with her children (and husky), spending time with family, and reading. She also enjoys baking for her family and staff!

April Mathis, D.V.M.


Dr. April joined our team in January of 2020. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. In 2016, Dr. April went back to school and completed her training and certification in canine physical rehabilitation (CCRP) from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and especially appreciates the opportunity to partner with owners to ensure quality of life for their pets as they age.

Having grown up in South Carolina, Dr. April attended and graduated from Clemson University (Go Tigers!) before starting veterinary school. Marriage to a South Georgia boy (also a veterinarian) brought her to God’s country, now home for 27 years!

Dr. April and her husband, Marty Mathis, have two grown children, Bryce and Retta, three dogs. two cats, and two horses. She enjoys running, biking, swimming, and hiking as well as reading, travelling, and playing Settlers of Catan.

Jennifer Varilek, D.V.M.


Dr. Jennifer Varilek graduated from Texas A&M University in 2010. Dr Varilek came to us from the upper Midwest, but now calls South Georgia home.

She enjoys swimming with sharks, photography and reading books. When she isn’t working treating dogs and cats, she is exploring new areas with her husband and two small children.



Our Practice Manager




Katie joined the ACAH team in June 2008. She has an adorable one-eyed Shih Tzu named Popeye (seen in her picture), and a Turtle named Wilson. Katie enjoys going to see live bands play. She has a BA in Spanish.



Our Receptionists
















Our Veterinary Assistants











Tiffany R.





Rachel - AAS







Our Kennel Assistants