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Welcome to Crabapple Knoll Veterinary Clinic
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The Veterinarians and staff of Crabapple Knoll Veterinary Clinic are committed to you and your pets. Located at 12604 Crabapple Rd. in Alpharetta, Georgia, 770-475-8272, Crabapple Knoll Veterinary Clinic was founded in 1987 and excels in the science of Veterinary medicine.

Crabapple Knoll Veterinary Clinic is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care. We provide compassionate, professional veterinary services for pets in Alpharetta and Roswell, and surrounding communities including Norcross, Woodstock, Canton, Cumming, and Marietta. We offer the community emergency veterinary services as well as medical, surgical, and dental veterinary care. With an in-house pharmacy, laboratory, cold laser therapy and digital radiology services we offer complete health and medical care for your pets. We also offer boarding and grooming services.

Your Pets . . Our Family!770-475-8272 Open 7 days a week

Open for appointments and emergencies during normal business hours:

Weekdays 6:30am-9:00pm ~ Saturday-Sunday 8:00am-5:00pm

Looking for more information about our vets? Visit the Meet Our Team tab

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Meet Our Staff

  • Dr.
    Joe Lee Gaston
    Dr. Joe Lee Gaston owns both Crabapple Knoll Vet Clinic and Veterinary Medical Center. He is a native Georgian and attended Georgia Tech on a football scholarship graduating with a B.S. in General Management. On his way to becoming a Veterinarian he taught English and coached football, and served as a Behavioral Management Consultant.
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    Donna Carson
    Dr. Donna Carson attended the University of Georgia for her undergraduate studies in biology from 1999-2002. She decided to forego a bachelor's degree in order to pursue early acceptance into veterinary school. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a doctorate in veterinary medicine in 2006.
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  • Dr.
    Melissa Harford
    Dr. Melissa Harford graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Biology at UGA as well. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include Internal Medicine and Surgery.
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  • Dr.
    Heather Duncan
    Dr. Heather Duncan completed her undergraduate degree receiving a BS in Biology from Georgia Tech in 1996 'with highest honors'. She attended Auburn University and earned her DVM in 2000, graduating summa cum laude.
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  • Dr.
    Ryan Gaston

    Dr. Ryan Gaston went to Clemson University for his undergraduate studies. He earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine from Ross University located on the island of St. Kitts (St. Christopher), completing his clinical rotations at Oklahoma State University. 

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  • Dr.
    Rebecca Gaston
    Dr. Rebecca Gaston grew up in Kentucky showing horses and has a background in equine medicine. She received her bachelors degree in Zoology from Auburn University and graduated from Ross University of Veterinary Medicine after completing her clinical training at Oklahoma State Univeristy. Dr. Rebecca Gaston loves being a small animal veterinarian and still enjoys riding horses, and continues to have an interest in equine medicine.
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    Ashley Gaston
    Dr. Ashley Gaston was born and raised in Alpharetta, GA as one of three triplet sisters (Brittany, an assistant softball coach at UC Davis, and Lindsay, a nursing student at Emory University). Dr. Ashley grew up playing basketball, softball and track with her sisters at Roswell High School and went on to attending Appalachian State University on a Division-I softball scholarship with her triplet sister Brittany, graduating with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology and Biology. She worked with Crabapple Knoll and Veterinary Medical Center intermittently since the 5th grade from kennel tech to technician.
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  • Dr.
    Scott Robustelli
    Dr. Scott Robustelli grew up in Roswell, Georgia and attended the University of Georgia for both undergraduate and veterinary school. He graduated Summa Cum Laude at UGA in 2012 with a degree in Biological Sciences and then 2016 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Robustelli’s professional interests include Internal Medicine and Clinical Pathology.
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  • Dr.
    Taylour Disch
    Dr. Taylour Disch attended Auburn University for both her undergraduate studies in animal sciences and her doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine. Throughout school Taylour developed a strong interest in surgery and dermatology. Dr. Disch grew up in the area and is excited to be home and work in the community.
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  • Dr.
    Jennifer Herrington
    Dr. Jennifer Herrington graduated from Mississippi State University with a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 1997. She then attended and went on to graduate Mississippi States College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Afterwards she headed to Boston where she completed an Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Angell Memorial in 2002.
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Office Hours

Monday:

6:30 am-9:00 pm

Tuesday:

6:30 am-9:00 pm

Wednesday:

6:30 am-9:00 pm

Thursday:

6:30 am-9:00 pm

Friday:

6:30 am-9:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Sunday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

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