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VCA Appalachian Animal Hospital

VCA Appalachian Animal Hospital

125 Mulberry St | E Ellijay, GA 30540

Call 706-489-9953
Monday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Daycare
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Bird Vet
  • Declawing
  • Exotic Animal Vet
  • Reptile Vet
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary House Calls
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

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. Appalachian Animal Hospital has expanded its facility and become a five doctor practice with more advanced equipment to keep pace with the constantly evolving field of veterinary medicine.

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Bios
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Dr. Teresa McLendon

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 when not in the office. Dr. McLendon has a special interest in internal medicine, extensive wound repairs, and soft tissue reconstruction.

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Dr. Kristen Parker

Dr. Parker graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2006. She enjoys hiking with her husband and their dog, Deuce, and scrap booking and painting at home with her cat, Erin. She has a special interest in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Parker has extensive training in Dentals and Orthopedic Surgery, she is one of the only Veterinarians to perform TTA Surgeries in North Georgia

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Dr. Avery Tomlinson
Dr. Avery Tomlinson

Dr. Tomlinson graduated from University of Georgia in 2008. She chose to pursue her interest in Exotics and Wildlife at Appalachian Animal Hospital, which is only one of many reasons she chose to work here. When not working she enjoys hiking with her dogs, scuba diving, bird watching, reading, synchronized swimming, playing her flute, painting, and drawing pet portraits. She has even had her artwork published in a Veterinary Journal!

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Dr. Joy Markford
Dr. Joy Markford

Dr. Joy Markford graduated from the University Of Georgia College Of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She practiced veterinary medicine in Forsyth County before joining Appalachian Animal Hospital in April 2011. Dr. Markford enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and has a special interest in internal medicine, behavior, and canine physical rehabilitation. When not working, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

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Kristen Lewis, Administration

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Dara, Office Manager
Dara, Office Manager

Dara has been employed at Appalachian Animal Hospital since April, 2004. She graduated form Gilmer High School in 2003. She started as a Customer Care Specialist and now is the office manager. Dara is married and has two children. She enjoys spening all her free time with her family, and she also enjoys photography.

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Kim, Hospital Manager

Kim has been employed for Appalachian Animal Hospital since April 2011, She graduated from Gilmer High School in 1988, she then attended Pickens Technical School for accounting. In her free time she enjoys exercising and spending time with her family.

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Tracey Teague, Vet Assistant

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Robert, Vet Assistant

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Tonya, Vet Assistant, Surgery Tech, Dental Tech
Tonya, Vet Assistant, Surgery Tech, Dental Tech

Tonya has been employed at Appalachian Animal Hospital since June, 2005. She graduated at Gilmer High School in 2004. Tonya stated at Appalachian Animal Hospital as a Customer Care Specialist, she then was transferred to work as a Vet assistant and is currently a Surgery technician and Dental Technician. Tonya's enjoys spending time with her husband and little girl. She also enjoys kayaking, reading, baking, and scrap booking.

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Joshua, Vet Assistant, Surgery Tech, Dental Tech

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Susan, Vet Assistant, Professional Groomer
Susan, Vet Assistant, Professional Groomer

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Brittany, Customer Care Specialist
Brittany, Customer Care Specialist

Brittany has been employed at Appalachian Animal Hospital since May, 2009. She graduated from Gilmer High School. Brittany loves to spend time with her family and pets. She likes to sew, and shop in her spare time.

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Amy, Vet Assistant, Surgery Tech, Dental Tech
Amy, Vet Assistant, Surgery Tech, Dental Tech

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Emily, Vet Assistant

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Amanda, Customer Care Specialist

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Sarah, Animal Care Assistant

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Elizabeth, Animal Care Assistant

Elizabeth has been an Employee at Appalachian Animal Hospital since January, 2011. She graduated from Gilmer High School and plans to attend Notre Dame College in the Spring, studying Environmental Science. She has a passion for helping and caring for animals. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, archery, shooting, and four wheel riding.

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Connie, Customer Care Specialist
Connie, Customer Care Specialist

Connie has been an employee at Appalachian Animal Hospital since July, 2011. She graduated from Gilmer High School, and has a degree in Business Office technology. She loves animals and their owners. She is also a firm believer that a pet deserved a healthy, happy life. Connie is married and has 4 children. She also has three Boston Terriers and one cat. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and pets

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Jean, Customer Care Specialist

Jean has been employed at Appalachian Animal Hospital since April 2000. She is very outgoing and enjoys needle point, card making, scrapbooking.

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Tifani, Animal Care Assistant

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Desiree, Customer Service Specialist

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