Trae Cutchin

Trea Cutchin


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, 1988
  • Bachelor of Science, Auburn University, 1985

Professional status

  • Owner/veterinarian/slave-to-the-business, Friendship Springs Veterinary Care, Flowery Branch, GA since 2006

Past professional

  • Owner/veterinarian, REC Veterinary Services (relief veterinarian), 2004 to 2012
  • Associate veterinarian for various other veterinary hospitals, 1988 to 2004


  • Married since 2014 to Joel who has been my partner since 1999. Consequently, I also now have a stepson, a stepdaughter, and three grandchildren.


  • Joel is the dog guy. I am the cat man.

Personal interests

  • When not slaving away at the office, I am usually slaving away in the back yard, tending the lawn, the herb garden, the very small orchards of blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and muscadines, and the butterfly garden. I also like turning the fruits into jams and jellies as well as some other homecanning projects. I also enjoy cooking...too much.

What I like the most about VIN

  • As if there was just one thing. The up-to-date medical information, the multiple resources to help on patient cases, the ability to communicate quickly and frequently with other veterinarians from all walks on both professional and social levels, the friends I have made on VIN, the VIN Foundation projects including CancerVets, Vets in Recovery, etc. I could go on, but I think you get the picture.

Favorite quote

  • “Not anymore.”
    Inspector Clouseau, The Pink Panther Strikes Again, 1976 (You had to be there, YouTube it)