Cornerstone Animal Hospital has been part of the Joplin community under the leadership of Donald Loden, DVM, and Rebecca Conrad, DVM, since 1985.

Dr. Loden and Dr. Conrad decided to name the clinic to reflect their value system. After much thought and discussion, the name selected was Cornerstone Animal Hospital. The name Cornerstone was selected because it stands for the fact that Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of their lives.

We are located on Rangeline Road 1 mile south of I-44 on the southeast corner of 44th Street and Rangeline Road. (Click here for turn by turn directions)

Our Mission

We believe the following are important factors to assure quality care for your pet:

Regular training of all staff members to ensure that everyone on your pet’s health team are familiar with the best techniques and knowledge available.

  • Professional continuing education that exceeds requirements for all veterinarians in Missouri. (Currently Missouri requires only 10 hours of continuing education. Our veterinarians obtain at least 30 hours of classroom continuing education. In addition they will participate in another 10-20 hours of online course study. Our Doctors recognize that obtaining all of this new information requires dedication and hard work.)
  • Purchasing and maintaining top quality equipment to provide the tools to aid in proper diagnosis of your pet’s health status.
  • In-house laboratory equipment to quickly identify and diagnose many common problems your pet faces.
  • Association with a network of reference laboratories with capabilities of complex testing and support.
  • Online store and pharmacy for the convenience of our clients.
  • Member of Veterinarian Information Network (VIN), an online group of veterinarians and veterinary experts in the United States which work together to discuss cases, providing the best treatment for your pet.
  • Participation with a network of referral clinics for specialized procedures.