Our Veterinarians

The Chastain Animal Clinic team of skilled veterinarians welcomes you to our practice. Proudly serving the Smyrna and areas. At Chastain Animal Clinic, it is our daily privilege to provide quality vet care to your cherished pet, with compassion and competence. We hope to ensure a positive impact on our patients, pet owners and the local community.


Elizabeth (Beth) Visco, DVM

Dr. Visco was born and raised in New Jersey. She came south to attend the University of Georgia where she received both her undergraduate degree in Zoology in 1986, and her veterinary doctorate in 1990. She has lived in Smyrna since 1993 and enjoys playing ALTA and USTA tennis, gardening, cheering on the Dawgs and the Braves, and spending time with her family. Dr. Visco is passionate about her chosen career and enjoys performing surgery and providing quality care for her patients.


Dr. Juliette Van Galder

Dr. Juliette Van Galder is originally from the great state of South Carolina where she grew up on a small farm with her parents and twin sister. Growing up, Dr. Van Galder enjoyed endurance horseback riding, running cross country, and marching in the band. She attended Coker College, a small private arts college in South Carolina before being accepted into the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, Dr. Van Galder pursued her dream job as a veterinarian, initially working with horses, then with small animals in the ER setting. Dr. Van Galder has traveled the southeast from Charleston, SC to Atlanta, GA practicing in specialty medicine with the emergency and critical care department, as an emergency clinician. She is happily married to her husband, Jason. They have 3 wonderful children, Reese, Rhett, and Seraphina. Dr. Van Galder has a passion for the critical patient and has interests in internal medicine and surgery. She was excited to join Chastain Animal Clinic in May of 2017 to continue practicing high quality veterinary care.