About Us

Dr. Makeba Clarke, DVM

Dr. Makeba Clarke is tasked with running the day-to-day. As a Boston, Massachusetts native, she attended Roxbury Community College before transferring to Tuskegee University. At Tuskegee, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in bioethics. After undergrad, she went to Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and obtained her doctorate. Dr. Clarke has worked in corporate veterinary medicine, emergency medicine, and non-profit community-based veterinary medicine. The skills she has acquired make her a perfect addition to the Southwest Atlanta community.

Dr. Clarke has a special interest in veterinary dentistry, internal medicine, and community medicine. She loves educating other pet parents on how to help their furry friends live long, happy lives.


Our Story

In 1970, Dr. William McCant, a North Carolina State and Tuskegee University graduate, opened Southwest Veterinary Clinic. Dr. McCant was a leader and businessman who loved his community and his family. He proudly served the Southwest Atlanta area for 47 years. During that time, Dr. McCant was a visionary and mentor to many of the surrounding veterinarians and members of the community.

The hospital closed its doors in the Spring of 2017 with the untimely passing of Dr. McCant. Southwest Veterinary Clinic has reopened as of Fall of 2019. The exterior is a little different (new doctor, new staff, new paint). The foundation in which Dr. McCant built remains the same. A commitment to service, compassion, and integrity.