Meet our Doctors

W.H. Gholston, D.V.M.


Dr. William H. Gholston opened Whitmire Animal Hospital in 2018. A native of Alpharetta, Dr. Gholston grew up on a small family farm, and spent his time doing farm work and looking after the animals, including Tennessee walking horses and Simmental cattle. At a young age, Dr. Gholston knew he wanted to go into veterinary medicine while working alongside his father, also a small animal vet.

Dr. Gholston completed his undergraduate studies in Animal Sciences at Berry College and The University of Georgia. He received his Doctorate from The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, he joined the team of doctors at Alpharetta Animal Hospital in July 2011.

Dr. Gholston enjoys practicing the highest quality of veterinary medicine, and has a special interest in orthopedic cases and surgery. But his favorite part of being a veterinarian is the great relationships that have developed over the years with his clients and their pets in Alpharetta and the surrounding area.

Dr. Gholston now resides in Dawsonville, Georgia. While not at the clinic, he is an avid outdoor enthusiast. He enjoys being in the mountains and spending his day off with his wife and three dogs – his bird dog, Blake, a 5 year old English Setter, his long-time buddy, Doc, an 13 year old Australian Shepherd and the newest family member, Tate, their 1 year old Labrador Retriever. His home life hobbies include grilling, sports and spending time with family. And on any given weekend, you can find him hiking in the North Georgia Mountains, fishing at the lake, or in Athens cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs.


Meet our Team

Kristina Gholston, Practice Manager


Kristina Gholston serves as Practice Manager, and joined her husband, Dr. Will Gholston, in the opening of Whitmire Animal Hospital in June 2018. Kristina completed her BBA in Marketing from the University of Georgia in 2011. Kristina brings with her previous work experience from the Advertising, Real Estate, Accounting and Hospitality industires, along with a focus on project management, communications, and social and public relations.

Kristina was born and raised in Alpharetta, Georgia and now currently resides in Dawsonville, Georgia with her husband, and three dogs, Doc, Blake and Tate. Kristina's home life hobbies include running, reading a good mystery novel and cooking almost every evening. Kristina and Will are avid Georgia football fans, and enjoy spending time with family and friends.


Danny Flanders, Head Veterinary Technician


Danny Flanders is the newest member of our team, joining us from Alpharetta Animal Hospital as Head Veterinary Technician. Danny is from Woodstock, Georgia, and began working with animals in high school after class and continued to do so during college. Danny graduated Lanier Technical College with an advanced EMT diploma. However, Danny found working with animals to be more enjoyable and rewarding and his been in the industry ever since. Danny has been a veterinary technician for over 10 years, and enjoys meeting new clients and patients. His hobbies include watching all Atlanta sports teams and UGA football, along with being outdoors hiking and kayaking. Danny now resides in North Cumming, Georgia.

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