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.

MISSION STATEMENT

Our goal is to provide the very best in Veterinary care to our clients and their pets so that, together, we can enhance the lives of the animals that depend on us for their well-being. We will achieve this goal by putting the patient first and providing the care authorized by the client within the financial constraints given to us by the client. We should always strive to exceed the client's expectations rather than simply to meet them.

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

Open for appointments and emergencies during normal business hours:

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

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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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  • Dr.
    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.
    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.
  • 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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Crabapple Knoll Veterinary Clinic

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