Dr. West Hamryka

After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1990, Dr. Hamryka started his career at a referral practice in Miami, Florida, and was an interim Greyhound track veterinarian. He later practiced as an emergency clinician in Brandon, Florida.  

In 1993, upon opening Sugar Hill Animal Hospital, Dr. Hamryka fulfilled his dream of creating a state-of-the-art veterinary care facility.  

A Gwinnett County native, he is past president of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, the Gwinnett County Veterinary Medical Association, and with a passion for teaching, he is a guest lecturer at numerous veterinary colleges. He is featured in many news and medical articles; he also was an editor for WebMD Pets.  

His professional interests include geriatrics, orthopedic surgery, internal medicine, anything “Golden Retriever,” rabbit medicine, and teaching future veterinarians. In his spare time, Dr. Hamryka enjoys being a scout leader for the Boy Scouts of America Explorer Program and horseback riding with his wife on their farm. They have two grown sons: one in finance and the other is a third-generation veterinarian. His personal pets include Fanny, a Golden Retriever, Maple, a Greyhound, Zuzu, a Ragdoll cat, several horses, and Duncan the donkey.