Gaines Shoal Animal Clinic

4.7 from 218 reviews

Address 1860 Barnett Shoals Rd Suite 108, Athens, GA 30605

Phone Number +17063690962

Description Gaines Shoal Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary clinic for dogs and cats. In addition, we work with local animal rescue groups, such as Athens Canine Rescue, PAWS, Athens Area Human Society, Athens Clarke County Animal Shelter, and Oconee County Animal Control, to improve the welfare of pets and animals in the Athens area. The mission of Gaines Shoal Animal Clinic is to create a caring, lasting bond with our clients and patients by providing the highest quality veterinary care with excellent client education and service.


Lauren Flowers

I have had nothing but an amazing experience! Mila (vet tech) and Dr. Rankin have been thoughtful, patient, and compassionate. I feel informed to make the best decision for my pet and I know they have his best interest in mind. We have had to visit every month for the last 3 months due to a chronic ear issue and each time, Mila and Dr. Rankin go out of their way to make it the most pleasant experience it can be for my baby, who is very sacred!

Amanda Goss

I had a great experience with Dr. Fulford and the staff. I needed to bring my puppy in to be seen but it was very close to closing time. The staff were wonderful, very sweet, and did a full work up even though it was close to closing time. I was very appreciative of the clinic being open to 8 pm as our usual vet was closed by that time. Very appreciative of the excellent treatment and the staff staying almost 1 hour after closing to attend to our puppy. Will definitely recommend and return in the future if needed.

David Burgess

Your staff members were attentive and responsive to my questions regarding Gumper’s health needs and general welfare. I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere of the clinic as well.


BEST ANIMAL CLINIC IN ATHENS ! Unfortunately for me, I had to bring my fur baby here to lay him to rest. The staff was so loving and so understanding. No apathy, true empathy. If I decide to get another fur baby, here is where I'll bring them for care, hands down! Thank you so much Gaines Shoal Animal Clinic staff. 🤗

Lisa Buchanan

There’s nothing else to say except they are THE BEST!!! If you need a vet who will love your baby as much as you do, this the place to be. We are always treated as though we’re the most important parents and baby in the world

Brittania Moody

Amazing experience!!! All of the staff were very nice and friendly, as well as super informative about every step of my visit! Dr. Rankin (spell check) was very sweet and gentle with my fur baby! I’m so happy that I chose this vet!

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Business Hours
Monday:08:00AM - 18:00PMTuesday:08:00AM - 20:00PMWednesday:08:00AM - 18:00PMThursday:08:00AM - 20:00PMFriday:08:00AM - 18:00PMSaturday:09:00AM - 17:00PMSunday:Closed

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  • Wheelchair accessible entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom


  • Restroom


  • Appointments recommended



Serves Green Acres and nearby areas