Practice History & Profile
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.
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
Snap Reader: yes
Telemedicine (Cardiology): yes
Digital Radiography: yes
Telemedicine (Radiology Interpretation): 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
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!
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.
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.