Meet the Oakwood Animal Hospital Doctors

Kurt Potgieter, DVM, PhD

Dr. Potgieter graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois in 2007. Throughout his career, Dr. Potgieter has held a special interest and talent for veterinary dentistry and orthopedic surgery. An avid sailor, Dr. Potgieter has sailed through many of the world’s most beautiful places, including Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. His hobbies include horseback riding, spending time with his dogs, gardening, and constantly repairing his backhoe. Dr. Kurt considers it a great privilege to be able to practice medicine on pets and his guiding career principle is to always seek out diagnostics that will best guide treatment.

Mary Mascheck, DVM

Dr. Mascheck joined the Oakwood Animal Hospital team in 1995. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Mascheck lives in Norcross with her two dogs and a small herd of cats. She and her dogs are active in agility trials in their free time. Dr. Mascheck was recently nominated for “Best Veterinarian in the Southeast” in the Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet contest. In addition to providing exceptional traditional medicine, Dr. Mascheck is also trained in veterinary acupuncture, veterinary orthopedic manipulation, and herbal medicine.

David Porter, DVM

Dr. David Porter graduated from the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2020, Go Dawgs! However he attended Auburn University for his undergraduate study, so war eagle as well! Growing up in Loganville, GA, he met his girlfriend Courtney, who is a fourth year veterinary student also at UGA’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Porter is a diehard Braves fan and his major hobbies include playing tennis, hunting, fishing, golf, hiking, and skiing during the winter. He also enjoys spending time at Lake Oconee with his dad, Jeff. For him, the fall season is for college football, where he can be found tailgating in Athens, GA or Auburn, AL on any given Saturday. He has a dog named Chief and two cats named Leo and Luna. As a veterinarian, his special interests include cardiology, neurology, preventative medicine, surgery, and physical therapy. Dr. Porter’s favorite aspect of practicing veterinary medicine is getting to meet and interact with many people every day.