VCA Avalon-Heart of Gwinnett Animal Hospital


  • Hospital Manager

    Lisa Prince

    Lisa joined VCA Avalon Heart of Gwinnett Animal Hospital in 2008. She worked as a technician, receptionist and kennel attendant for 5 years before becoming hospital manager in 2013. She is married and shares her home with 2 dogs "Olivia and Duke" and a Guinea Pig named "Scout".


    "I started working for Dr. Delong in 2008. I was hired as a kennel assistant and loved it! I worked my way up to senior technician and did some reception work as well. I love my job and take pride in my work. I enjoy doing all I can to help the pets that enter our clinic and their parents, whether it is illness or routine vaccinations. I love being a caregiver and working with all types of animals; large, small, furry, scaly, and feathery. My job is very fulfilling and I try to get to know all of our patients and clients."

    My husband and I have 2 dogs. Duke is a Dachshund and Pit Bull Mix and Olivia is an Australian Shepherd Mix. We also have a guinea pig named Scout and a turtle named Fluffy (who lives in the lobby). I  am artistic and enjoy scrap booking, sculpture, and being creative.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency during normal business hours, please call us immediately. If you have an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact a local emergency animal hospital.