VCA Appalachian Animal Hospital Staff

VCA Appalachian Animal Hospital

Phone: 706-635-7357
Fax: 706-635-7358
125 Mulberry Street
East Ellijay, GA 30540
Business Hours
Sun Closed

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.

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At VCA Animal Hospitals, your pet's health is our top priority, provided through high-quality, professional care and genuine personal service. We pledge to instill client trust and confidence that your pet will always receive compassionate, gentle care, as well as the highest standard of veterinary medical service available. We pledge to provide the finest personal service and facilities for you, our clients and your special pets.

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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