At VCA Dahlonega Animal Hospital, we help pets live long, healthy and happy lives. We work hard to deliver the best medical care for your pets, and the best experience for you, the pet owner.
Located in Dahlonega and serving nearby communities, our veterinarians, technicians and pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures that our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.
A Wealth of Veterinary Experience at Your Service!
At VCA Dahlonega Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you, your dog, your cat, and other pets. Everyone on our team believes the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible healthcare for them. In fact, when you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. We'll give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush through an examination. We'll also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health. In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our team. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and assistants, and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.
Local Medical Issues
There are numerous local, medical issues that can impact your pet's health that require your attention over the entire year. For example, there's heartworm disease, which can affect both cats and dogs. Since heartworms are transmitted by mosquitoes, which thrive in our region, it's a serious cause for concern. The winter temperatures do not get cold enough here to kill mosquito eggs, so the disease is a year-round risk. Likewise for the potential for flea and tick infestation or intestinal parasites, each of which poses a problem in any season. Finally, contrary to what you'd expect, allergies are a year-round issue. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears and scaly skin.
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.
Caring for pets means meeting a wide range of needs beyond health care. Fortunately, there’s a whole community of organizations and businesses eager to help.
Here’s where to meet the local groups that we recommend to our pet-loving families.
Animal Emergency of Gainesville
An-Emerge was started by a group of veterinarians in the northeast Georgia area that wanted to provide high-quality emergency care for their clients and patients. We have recently changed our name to Animal Emergency of Gainesville to better serve our clients.Visit Animal Emergency of Gainesville
ASPCA Poison Control
This is the best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.Visit ASPCA Poison Control
Atlanta Humane Society
The Atlanta Humane Society and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Inc. was founded in 1873 and is the city's oldest, private, not-for-profit animal welfare organization.Visit Atlanta Humane Society
CAPC - Companion Animal Parasite Council
The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is a non-profit organization of veterinarians and parasitologists dedicated to protecting your family and your pets from parasites and zoonotic disease.Visit CAPC - Companion Animal Parasite Council
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Hills Pet Nutrition
Today, Hill's Pet Nutrition carries on the tradition of caring that began in 1939 with one remarkable veterinarian. Our Prescription Diet®, Science Diet®, Ideal Balance™ and Healthy Advantage® pet foods offer the highest-quality pet nutrition available. We're making a difference for people and their pets all over the world. The Hill's® pet food lines began in 1939. Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr. believed certain health conditions in pets could be managed through carefully formulated nutrition. His ideas were visionary in veterinary medicine, and he soon had the chance to prove his theory. A young blind man named Morris Frank asked Dr. Morris if anything could be done to help his guide dog, Buddy, who was having kidney health issues. The result of Dr. Morris' efforts was the nutritional formulation that became the first product in the Hill's Prescription Diet line of therapeutic pet foods, and the world's first pet food designed for kidney health. Soon after, Hill's Pet Nutrition was founded and the field of clinical nutrition sprang to life. That first therapeutic dog food evolved into Hill's® Prescription Diet® k/d®, which is still sold today.Visit Hills Pet Nutrition
Lumpkin County Animal Shelter
The mission of the Lumpkin County Animal Shelter is to balance the health, safety, and welfare needs of the people and animals in our county.Visit Lumpkin County Animal Shelter
Lumpkin County UGA Extension Office
Once a year, we team up with Lumpkin County UGA Extension Office to provide a rabies clinic for the community. All proceeds benefit Lumpkin County 4H.Visit Lumpkin County UGA Extension Office
White County Animal Shelter
The White County Animal Shelter was opened in 2011. The shelter is operated by animal control services. We are an open admission shelter and house dogs, cats, and occasionally other types of animals.Visit White County Animal Shelter