Wayne H. Hartley Jr., RVTg

Founder & CEO

Hello everyone! Thank you for taking the time to explore Happy Hearts and learning what the company is about.

I strive to provide the absolute best care for your pets as if you were caring for them yourself. This section is about well, me, the guy that put it all together.


My name is Wayne Hartley Jr. I am a Registered Veterinary Technician. Pet Care has always been a passion of mine. Since I was young I’ve always loved animals — both learning about and taking care of them. I have graduated from THE Fort Valley State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Technology. I have worked in various veterinary settings from the largest multi-specialty emergency hospital to general practices, other referral hospitals, and university settings such as the University of Georgia's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. When not working, I have volunteered my time at wildlife conservation centers, adoption agencies, dog daycare, cat sanctuaries, and with the Boys and Girls Club as well as Habitat for Humanity. Giving back and working with the community has always been another passion for me. It makes my heart happy to be able to be a blessing for someone else. (see what I did there)


After being a veterinary technician for 7 years, I began Happy Hearts Pet Care in 2016. I now have the opportunity to share my love of animals with my clients and pet owners all over the Stone Mountain and Metro Atlanta area. I hope I get the chance to meet you and your lovely pet soon.

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