Sandra Lou Hedge

August 18, 1945July 2, 2019

Dr. Sandra (Sandy) Lou Hedge, of Atlanta, was born on August 18, 1945 in Washington, D.C. She passed away at home on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

Sandy lived in Colorado and Oklahoma before moving to Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

She was dedicated to her calling to be a veterinarian where she worked at Briarcliff Animal Clinic for 46 years.

Sandy enjoyed horseback riding from a very young age and later became passionate about dog training which led to competitions in which she excelled.

She is preceded in death by her father, Elmer J. Hedge, Jr. She will be missed by her mother, Virginia Eileen Hedge, her brother, Steve (Loretta) of Atlanta and her niece Stephanie Burroughs (Jim) and their children Jay, Tyler and Lexi of Huntersville, N.C.

A graveside service will be held at Floral Hills Memory Gardens (3000 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker, GA) at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2019.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be sent to Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 1722 Oak Grove Road, Decatur, GA 30033


  • Oak Grove United Methodist Church


  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 11, 2019


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Darlene Griffin

July 14, 2019

Sandy and I have been friends since 1974. I worked for her father. She and I shared a passion for horses and dogs. I have so many wonderful memories of our times together. My heart is broken. I am so very sorry for the loss of such a special person.

Theresa Davis

July 12, 2019

You were a dear, dear gift to all of us. You healed not just our fur babies, but you tended to our hearts with a firm guiding hand; comforting us when needed, scolding when necessary and always, always, placing our babies above all else. When I woke up this morning and found you were gone, I wept. Shocked, stunned,
and utterly grief-stricken. And then I remembered our last meeting. You were adamant with your advice to me, repeating it 6 or 7 times. Unusual, because the advice was about living my life, not about my babies. And now I know why.
Over the decades, you helped me through the loss of 6 of my four legged children. You were so stoic, but every now and then, I saw you wipe a tear. You not only shared the sorrow, but you gently showed us how to let go. God, I will miss you.( And Pam, if you read this, you, also were greatly loved. She mentioned you often with great affection and respect.) , Goodbye, our darling Dr. Hedge, I will forever remember your swaying ponytail, your infectious laugh, your opinionated stand you not once backed down from, and the silent love you gave so freely to all creatures, human and four legged. And, I DID get a horse, a paint, and I named him Sandy Lou Valor. I can see the smirk now.

Janet Donnellyjanetmcartor@

July 12, 2019

Thanks for the beautiful picture of sandy. It’s the way I will always remember her. As long time students of Pam long we showed our dogs many times together and had great times. I hope your family will find comfort in
knowing she was beloved by and leaves beautiful memories. Janet

Mitzi Rothman

July 12, 2019

Dr. Hedge was the best. She had a heart of gold but did not suffer any foolishness of dog owners for one minute. We shared a fondness for Poodles. Dr Hedge once arranged an All-poodle Obedience Class where my dog, Zorro & I were the designated the worst behaved. I’m so sorry to hear Our Dr Hedge has passed away. May her memory be a blessing.

Beth Schumaker

July 11, 2019

Dr. Hedge took care of our dogs for decades. She was wonderful and I trusted her so much to take the best care of our pets and tell me what I needed to hear. I will miss her and am so grateful for knowing her. She was a treasure. May she rest in peace.

C.A. Folds

July 11, 2019

Dr. Hedge took the best of care for all my cats, starting with the first two in 1991. She was a wonderful vet, giving the pet parents all the explanations regarding treatment and answering all questions thoroughly. She was a source of comfort when difficult decisions had to be made. I always had every confidence in the care she gave my cats.

Patti Ellis

July 11, 2019

This makes me so very sad. She always had such sage advice in the most difficult situations with my dogs over the years. I just hated when she retired ... but I thought it would be good for her but her passing really hurts ... love to her family .

Sherrie Beard

July 10, 2019

I started bringing my dogs to see Dr. Hedge at Briarcliff nearly 40 years ago. When it was time for a visit I would say, "Do you want to go see Aunt Sandy?" and they would start barking and wagging their tails and couldn't wait to see her. She was the very best vet ever and will be remembered fondly.

Maurneen Ozmore

July 10, 2019

Sandy was not only doctor to my many fur people but a close friend. ,We talked nearly every day and shared results of obedience competitions and daily events of our lives. She will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my friend. You have fought the brave fight.

Elaine Hughes

July 9, 2019

It has been my privilege to know Dr. Sandy Hedge for many years. Rest in peace with love beautiful lady.