VCA Appalachian Animal Hospital

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125 Mulberry Street
East Ellijay, GA 30540

Driving Directions

(706) 635-7357


  • Hours:
  • Mon-Fri: 7:00AM-6:00PM
  • Sat: 8:00AM- 2:00PM
  • Sun: Closed
  • Emergency: (706)632-7879

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. 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.

VCA Appalachian Animal Hospital Services

  • Bathing
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Grooming
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • House Calls
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Reptiles
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

VCA Appalachian Animal Hospital Staff Profiles

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! Show More

University of Georgia

Exotics & Wildlife

Joshua, Vet Assistant, Surgery Tech, Dental Tech

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Professional Dental Cleanings

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. Show More

University of Georgia