VCA Appalachian Animal Hospital

Phone: 706-635-7357
Fax: 706-635-7358
125 Mulberry Street
East Ellijay, GA 30540
Business Hours
Sun Closed
34.685753<--lat long-->-84.471593

Caring for pets... and their people, too.

VCA Appalachian Animal Hospital is a veterinary practice located in East Ellijay, Georgia, which focuses on excellence in patient care and client service. A wide variety of patients are cared for, including dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, small mammals, native wildlife, and zoo species. The practice was established by Dr. Dilmus Blackmon in 1976 as Boardtown Animal Hospital. It was located on Boardtown Road, north of Ellijay. The practice was purchased by Dr. Hal Stolz in 1979, and was moved to its present location on the Appalachian Highway (GA 5/515) in East Ellijay in 1984. The practice was purchased in 1990 by Dr. Francis Cipullo, and became a limited liability company in 1995. VCA Appalachian Animal Hospital has since expanded its facility and become a five doctor practice with more advanced equipment to keep pace with the constantly evolving field of veterinary medicine. Dr. Lyn Lewis became co-owner in 2004. The hospital was purchased by VCA in December 2011.

New to VCA?

We provide veterinary services for every stage in your pet's life, from her first shots to a lifetime of preventive care to keep her happy and healthy.

Our services don't end at our hospital doors. As a member of the VCA family, our veterinarians have access to extensive medical resources, not the least of which is the VCA knowledge base, which allows our doctors to tap into the collected knowledge of over 2,000 VCA veterinarians.

And if your pet ever needs truly advanced veterinary care, VCA Specialty Hospitals are ready to help. These twenty-eight clinics provide state-of-the-art care in orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, advanced oncology, and even such cutting-edge treatments as stem cell therapy.

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

Dr. Teresa McLendon
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Georgia

Dr. McLendon has practiced in Gilmer County since 1994. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia. She enjoys spending time with her family

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Dr. Avery Tomlinson
Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Georgia

Dr. Tomlinson graduated from the University of Georgia Veterinary College of medicine in 2008, and then started working for our hospital. As well

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Convenient, Affordable Wellness Plans

Membership includes:

  • Convenient monthly payments
  • 5 visits to VCA each year
  • Doctor-recommended vaccines
  • Prevention and early detection tests for serious diseases
  • Routine dental care for your pet
  • Peace of mind knowing you are doing the best for your pet

To enroll in VCA CareClub®, call us at
706-635-7357 or request an appointment.