Welcome To Cornerstone Animal Hospital

Veterinarian in Joplin, MO

Providing Care For Your Pet As If Our Own

Our pets are an important part of our families and they receive quality care. We believe your pets, likewise, deserve the best possible care. All creatures deserve to receive proper care, from traditional pets such as dogs and cats to non-traditional pets such as birds, ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, or pot-bellied pigs. Let us care for your pets as if they were part of our families.

Cornerstone Animal Hospital is your Joplin, MO veterinarian. We are also proud to serve the surrounding areas such as Webb City, Carl Junction, Carthage, Neosho, Seneca and the Tri-State area.

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At Cornerstone Animal Hospital, we offer a variety of services to care for your pet. If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your pet, please contact us today.

Dogs

Dogs

We all know that in order for pets to live long and healthy lives, we need care for them properly. We need to do everything we can for our beloved pets!

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Small Mammals

Small Mammals

We are proud to care for rabbits and other small mammals. We know that caring for these pets requires special knowledge and experience.

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Reptiles

Reptiles

Not all pets are furry! We like scales too, and we are proud to provide care for reptile and amphibian patients.

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Birds

Birds

We love to watch them in nature as they appear so carefree, gracefully moving in the sky, displaying their variety of colors and sizes.

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Cats

Cats

Proper care is essential to keep cats healthy. Owners need to do everything they can to ensure that their cats live long and healthy lives.

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Pocket Pets

Pocket Pets

We know that pets come in all shapes and sizes, so we are happy to treat pocket pets.

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Joplin Veterinary Services

We are very excited about all of the services we can offer to you and your pets. We strive to give your pets the very best veterinary care we can. We work hard to stay up to date with the latest medical advances so we can serve your pets the best that we can.

Here at Cornerstone Animal Hospital, we are really proud of our staff who will be there for you every step of the way. We are all animal lovers who are dedicated to helping you and your pets live happy and healthy lives. We also want to treat you and your pets with respect while doing everything we can to help. We aim to give your pets the best possible veterinary care they deserve.

Cornerstone Animal Hospital

"Always willing to get us in when we have an emergency. Dr. Barks is great!"

Roberta J.

"Took our Quaker for a well visit. Stephanie was extremely patient and kind. She took her time to explain things. She was extremely thorough. Highly recommend her. We have not had that experience with a different one in the past. Even our Blue was talking to her."

S. Ferron

"Great place very friendly. Made my puppy fell safe. Definitely going back."

Barbara D.

"Cornerstone was able to get my cat in the day I called. Very clean facility, paperwork was a breeze to fill out. Was afraid I would be there for awhile since Gus was being worked in but I was in and out. Dr. Stroud was great with Gus and took time to explain everything to me. Overall great experience."

Kimberly S.

Patient Stories

Mikko – Orthopedic (Bone) Repair

At fourteen weeks of age I thought I could fly! Wrong! As I tried to fly off the bed, I landed in a disaster. I’m Mikko and I have broken my front leg. Unfortunately,...

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Huck – Broken Leg (Splint)

My name is Huck and I had an accident when I was 5 months old. I jumped off the bed, then landed wrong and injured my leg. I lived in Springfield, so I visited...

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Broken Jaw – Inigo

Oh…I’m so anxious! I just found a new family a few weeks ago and now Mom says I have to go to the doctor to make sure I’m healthy. She has a ton of...

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5 Signs Your Pet Has Asthma

Asthma is a common and sometimes debilitating condition that affects millions of humans every day. You may not know, however, that it is also a common problem for many of our pets. The month of May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Asthma can be a scary condition and, if left untreated, can cause life-threatening complications. It is important to know the symptoms of asthma and to contact Cornerstone Animal Hospital if you suspect that your dog, cat, or other pet may be suffering from the condition. Below are some of the signs that your pet may have asthma.

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Noise Phobia

July 4th, Independence Day, is a great time of celebration with family and friends. Our dogs, however, often suffer a week of torture, as they have noise phobia. Nearly a third of our dogs suffer from fear of loud noises. While healthy fear is a natural protective instinct, prolonged or extreme reaction to noises may develop into what is diagnosed as noise phobia. Dogs may express fear in a number of ways. The most commons signs are: • Shaking • Pacing • Whining and barking • Cowering • Hiding • Fear aggression (biting when feeling like trapped or cornered) A

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National Dachshund Day is June 21st

June 21st is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Likewise, the Dachshund is the longest dog proportional to it size, so the summer solstice is a logical day to celebrate the breed. The Dachshund has also been given the nickname of “Weiner Dog,” “Sausage Dog,” or “Doxie.” The Dachshund has been around for about 600 years. Originally a cross between mini French Pointers and Pinschers, they were developed as scent hounds in Germany. Their primary job was to hunt badgers, a formidable and aggressive prey animal. In fact, the name Dachshund is German for badger hound. They

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