Small Animals

Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination with other vet services.

Services

Large Animals

We offer a variety of Horse/Equine Services from preventative care to surgery and more...

Services

Online Pharmacy

Get your pet's medications and preventatives delivered directly to your door!

Online Pharmacy

Our Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9am - 12pm
24/7 Emergency Service

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Voted Best Veterinary Hospital and Dr. Emily Best Veterinarian for Readers Choice 2020

Cornerstone Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital servicing the Northeast Georgia area. As your Alto vet, we offer a complete range of veterinary services including, but not limited to: physical examinations, diagnosis and treatment, spay/neutering, vaccinations, dental care, surgical care, radiology, blood work, parasite prevention/control, and more.

We are committed to offering top-quality veterinary care for our patients and exceptional customer service for our clients. Our veterinarians and staff understand that your pets are more than just pets; they are family. As fellow pet lovers and pet owners, we pride ourselves on treating your pets as if they are our own.

A new way to manage your pet's health!

Find out about all of the awesome conveniences offered in our new PetDesk App. Download it free in the app store and simply create an account using the email you have on file with us at the clinic!

Meet the team!

Veterinarians


Emily Allison, DVM Photo

Emily Allison, DVM

Dr. Emily Allison graduated from the University of Georgia in...

Dr. Emily Allison graduated from the University of Georgia in...

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Sam Dalton, DVM Photo

Sam Dalton, DVM

Dr. Sam Dalton graduated from the University of Georgia with...

Dr. Sam Dalton graduated from the University of Georgia with...

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Staff


Courtney Talley

Courtney Talley

Office Manager/Veterinary Assistant

Courtney was raised in Rabun County for all of her...

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Katlyn Freeman

Katlyn Freeman

Veterinary Assistant

Katlyn grew up in a small town in Alabama until...

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Amanda Wood

Amanda Wood

Receptionist

Hi, my name is Amanda Wood. I have lived in...

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Miriam Sneed

Miriam Sneed

Veterinary Assistant

Mitzi graduated from Toccoa Falls College in 2013 with a...

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Emma Classon</br>

Emma Classon

Veterinary Assistant

Emma grew up in Suwanee, GA and currently lives in...

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Our Services

  • SMALL ANIMAL SERVICES

  • Including all of your pet’s annual vaccinations. We recommend annual wellness exams, blood testing, and vaccinations to keep your dog or cat healthy and to diagnose and treat problems before they become serious.

    We also recommend annual and semi-annual testing for various parasites, along with year-round parasite prevention.



  • Our experienced veterinarian provides many surgical vet services at our clinic, ranging from routine to advanced procedures. Because we want to ensure that our patients receive the best possible outcome, we occasionally refer them to specialists (board-certified veterinary surgeons) to perform complex operations when advanced equipment or training will be beneficial. Our veterinary team takes every precaution so that your pet receives the highest-quality care. We perform a physical exam, recommend pre-anesthetic testing before surgery, monitor your pet during surgery, and provide appropriate pain medication to keep your pet comfortable during recovery.

    Preanesthetic testing is recommended for every patient and required for every patient 7 years of age and older. Blood is drawn to run tests that allow us to tailor an appropriate anesthesia protocol for each individual patient. An intravenous catheter is then placed to administer fluids that will keep your pet hydrated, and also to administer medications in the rare case of an emergency during the procedure. This is all done prior to sedating to make sure the patient not only looks healthy but has appropriate organ function as well. After the doctor examines the patient and reviews blood work, then we begin the process of sedating and initiating the procedure.

  • We make every effort to make anesthesia as safe as possible, especially for our older or higher-risk patients. We offer pre-anesthetic blood-work profiles that can be done in-house on the same day as the surgical procedure. During anesthesia, we monitor multiple vital signs including but not limited to heart rate, respiratory rate, ECG, SpO2, CO2, and blood pressure. A heated surgical table is used to help combat any decrease in body temperature often caused by anesthesia. While your pet is asleep a technician is assigned to monitoring visible vital signs as well the readings on the electronic monitor to make sure your pet is not only safe but also as pain-free as possible during all procedures.



  • Our internal medicine vet services allow for diagnosis of most medical conditions affecting pets. We begin with a comprehensive examination. The examination findings are then used to determine a diagnostic plan that usually can be done in our hospital within one to two days.

    Our hospital possesses up-to-date diagnostic equipment including a complete laboratory, digital radiology (x-rays), etc. After an accurate diagnosis is made, our complete pharmacy allows us to begin treatment immediately, whether treatment consists of outpatient care or intensive care in the hospital.

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Emergencies:

For after hour emergencies, please remain calm and call our hospital:
(706) 778-0500

Location:

285 Smithville Lane
Alto, GA 30510

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