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.



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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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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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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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

"Great place! Friendly and caring staff."

Kathy N.

"This place is great. The receptionist is sort of prudish,but all the doctors & assistants are the best I've ever encountered!"

Rhonda G.

"We only been with cornerstone for a little while after Seneca had to close there clinic after Darrel died and they couldn't fine a permanent vet so they had to close down. So far with cornerstone we are new so we will see how they handle our babies. So far so good very perlite and very professional on handling and examining there patients."

Ricky S.

"My family and I have been going to Cornerstone for a while now. I am so grateful for the amazing staff and vets here. For the first time in months our Frenchie boy has been allergy free. We found out he is allergic to our grass and the monthly shots keep him itch free. The staff is always loving on him and give him a treat after his appointments. Thank you all so much for the amazing care!"

Amanda P.

"Great vet care. Thanks for seeing my boy on such short notice. My furbaby feels so much better. Thank you guys so much!!! Will use this veterinarian again when in town."

Becca S.

"Thank you so much for taking care of our Alice when I called in a panic. The care she (and I) received is something I will forever be grateful for. Your clinic and services rival that of my experience with Michigan State University Animal Hospital! World class care and knowledge! Alice is doing fantastic (and so am I)!! I’ll sing your praises to anyone who asks for a recommendation. This picture was taken after I brought her home. Her brother Smokey, gave up his bed so sissy could rest. "

Brandee H.

"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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Thanksgiving Foods That Are Toxic To Pets

Thanksgiving brings with it moist, steaming-hot turkey smothered in gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie, along with an array of other delectable delights. Many people enjoy sharing this amazing holiday feast with their furry family members; however, Dr. Donald Loden wants to remind pet owners that some of the foods we eat on Thanksgiving should be kept far away from furry friends, as they are toxic to pets. Foods that are Dangerous for Your Dog and/or Cat Stuffing Some of the ingredients found in stuffing are dangerous to animals. Raisins and grapes can cause your dog to

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Tanovea – New Treatment Protocol for Canine Lymphoma

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