Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park
Clifton Park NY

1245 Route 146
Clifton Park, NY 12065

AAHA Accredited
Cat Friendly Clinic
Fear Free
Hospital Mission Statement
At Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital, our team of compassionate individuals are committed to providing the highest quality in companion animal health care, while also preventing and alleviating fear, anxiety, and stress in pets. Doctors Alan and Lisa Knott established Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital to serve as a foundation of veterinary excellence and create a culture of customer care through integrity, respect, and mindfulness. Doctors Alan and Lisa strive to glorify God by building an environment that fosters empathy, builds teamwork, and nurtures families.
Alan Knott
Alan Knott, DVM
Practice History & Profile
Inside the Hospital

Practice History & Profile

Practice History

Our practice was established in 1989 by Dr. Mark Johnston, originally named Animal Care Hospital.  In 2015, the hospital was purchased by Dr. Alan and Lisa Knott.  Animal Care Hospital quickly outgrew its modest home and an expansion was necessary to accommodate the growing needs of pets and pet parents in the Capital District. Doctors Alan and Lisa Knott knew they wanted to be a cornerstone of the community for years to come, and so they opened Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park in 2019.

"Giving our best for every pet!"

Type of Practice: General - Small Animal

Number of FTE doctors: 9

How long are appointment times?: 30 minutes

Nummber of support staff per Dr.: 5 to 1

In house hospitalization: yes

In house diagnostics:
Chemistry Analyzer: yes
Electrolytes: yes
Urine: yes
Snap Reader: yes
ECG: yes
Telemedicine (Cardiology): yes
Digital Radiography: yes
Telemedicine (Radiology Interpretation): yes
Ultrasound: yes

Day time emergencies: yes

After hour emergencies: no

Frequency of staff interaction (staff training & meetings): We have weekly team meetings focusing on each individual department of the hospital, with complete team meetings taking place monthly.

Continuing Education philosophies: Our animal hospital is only as good as its team. Dr.'s Knott, their fellow veterinarians, and all of the supporting team members of Cornerstone believe in taking care of one another in order to take the best possible care of your pets. They are the foundation of our practice and we are extremely proud to have them in our family. We support all of our team to have active continuing education opportunities, in the hospital, at the state and national level.

Client communication technologies (email, text, etc.):
automated third-party patient reminders
scheduling through website, text, phone, & email

Inside the Hospital

Future Growth Plans

Our hospital and team are always growing to take care of our patients and clients. We look for the right fit to join our family!

What sets you apart from your competition?

Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park is proud to be accredited with the American Animal Hospital Association. To earn accreditation, our hospital needed to be evaluated by AAHA experts on over 900 standards. These standards ensure that you and your pet receive the highest-quality veterinary medicine and the most compassionate, personalized care possible. Obtaining accreditation is a challenging process that most animal hospitals do not attempt. Throughout North America, only approximately 15% of all small animal practices can claim to be AAHA accredited. Thanks to the hard work of our amazing veterinary team, we can treat our patients and clients to an even higher level of care.

Community Service Initiatives

Without the trust and support of our community, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. That’s why we take every opportunity we can to give back and help the animals and people who need us most. Our community involvement efforts here in Clifton Park span across a variety of events, organizations, and educational clinics. We’re happy to do our part, and humbled to be able to give back to this little corner of the world that has given us so much.

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