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

"I took my dog for his first visit and was very impressed with all if the staff and the facility. The Dr. took the time to review my dog's history, examine him thoroughly and answered all of my many questions. I am so happy to have found Cornerstone!"

Crystal P.

"This is my veterinarian because they deal with all animals. I have 6 exotic birds and they are great with them especially my one macaw who is fearful of people. I take my dogs and cats as well. Very knowledgeable people about my animals and friendly to the owner too. And the prices aren't really expensive either."

B.D.

"We are so glad we found Dr Loden and the others at Cornerstone about 2 1/2 years ago. They are fabulous and live by their motto “where pets are family too”. Dr Loden is thorough and kind. He provides explanation for everything he does and consults with you when necessary. He ensures there is time for any questions. Our dogs are incredibly important to us. Dr Loden helped us through the loss of two of our best friends. I struggle to know they could have had better care earlier had we known of Dr Loden when we moved here. We have 2 young dogs now and we are certain they are getting the best care they can get. They deserve Cornerstone!"

Ron M.

Patient Stories

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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Bailey – Tick-Borne Disease

Bailey! Bailey! Come on in- time to eat! So that is what my Mom called to me one day last summer. As a six year old male Laborador Retriever, I live to eat. However,...

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Broken Tooth – Barron

I am a 4 year old male Dachshund named Baron. I like being stoic and tough. I bit down on something hard and broke my large tooth ( upper premolar) on the left side...

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National Reptile Awareness Day – Oct 21st

Reptiles are found in 3.8 million households in the United States. The need to promote the welfare of these pets is great. Many are traded and sold by pet stores to individuals with limited knowledge of how to properly care for them. Often, the person selling the reptile also has limited knowledge as the establishment doesn’t have adequate time and understanding of what the reptile actually needs. National Pet Awareness Day was created with the hope of educating the public about the needs of different reptiles, their requirements, and an overall appreciation of reptiles. We don’t know how many reptiles

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October 9 is National Pet Obesity

YES! Over half of all dogs and cats are overweight. Why should I be concerned about the weight of my dog or cat? Most of us consider our furbabies an important part of our family. They provide so much love and support that we want them to live as long as possible as part of our family. Did you realize obese patients have a decreased life expectancy of up to 2 1/2 years? Did you realize that many of the diseases routinely treated are triggered by obesity? Dogs and cats with excess fat are at increased risk for developing diabetes,

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Chronic Pain in Our Pets

Major cause of suffering for our pets We all are able to recognize acute or sudden pain by our dog or cat screaming, crying, or growling uncharacteristically when touched or handled. Generally, if your pet will not bear weight on a leg or is limping, it is in pain. Chronic pain  is often a dull, aching pain that increases gradually over time. Since chronic pain starts slowly and gradually increases with time, our pets do not always exhibit obvious pain. Many dogs and cats adjust, tolerate, and accept chronic pain, so often there are few clues. While some of the

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