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Celebrating Over 25 Years of Compassionate Pet Care.

For 25 years, Clairmont Animal Hospital has been providing full-service, high-quality veterinary care for dogs and cats in Decatur, Georgia. We are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), and our highly trained veterinarians and staff are available seven days a week to offer expert veterinary care, medicine, and comprehensive services that you and your pet can rely on. Together, we will work with you to ensure your pet receives the best care possible.

Through the mobile app, pet owners can also interact with their veterinarians electronically!

Clairmont Animal Hospital opened in August of 1990 when Dr. Smith and his wife, Denise, purchased the land and renovated the building which is now our hospital. The hospital’s present location has a very interesting past. It was the home of a locally famous Indian Medicine man, a Civil war encampment site, a 1929 private residence, an antique shop and a backpacking outfitter.

Clairmont Animal Hospital was founded on the belief that if an environment were created that provided excellent veterinary care with personalized client service, it would flourish. Initially, Dr. Smith was the sole veterinarian on staff and had a support staff of only two. The rapid growth to our present size is due to many factors, including years of dedication, hard work and sacrifice, an excellent and committed staff, and referrals from our clients.

Clairmont Animal Hospital is a full-service hospital providing complete medical and surgical services as well as boarding and grooming facilities. Although our patients are primarily dogs and cats, Dr. Smith is also licensed to treat wildlife. We take pride in our professional veterinary staff as well as our experienced and dedicated team of support staff.

Clairmont Animal Hospital voluntarily belongs to the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), an organization that sets the highest standards in the world for premier veterinary care. As a condition of membership, we routinely submit to frequent and thorough inspections of our facility, equipment and record-keeping capabilities. We constantly modernize our laboratory, x-ray, medical and surgical departments, as well as subscribe to rigid nursing care and housekeeping requirements in order to maintain our status at AAHA’s highest level.

At Clairmont Animal Hospital, our primary focus is on providing quality veterinary care and personalized customer service. We are morally and ethically committed to fulfilling the needs of our clients and patients with scientifically progressive equipment and procedures in a professional and compassionate setting.

Please view this interview with Dr. Kelly Bradley regarding the H3N2 canine virus being confirmed in Georgia in at least one dog: Fox 5 News Interview

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You are all amazing. Although it doesn't seem to be enough, please accept these heartfelt words of thanks for your good care and thoughtfulness. I'm so glad to be part of the Clairmont Animal "family".

With friendship and appreciation,
- Linda

Thanks for your continued efforts to provide quality pet care in our community. We are truly grateful for the attention you have given to our current dog, Einstein. You have been the first to see each of our dogs at Clairmont. We have all profited from both your expertise and your positive outlook.

With appreciation,
- Greg M., Paula N., and Einstein

Thank you for taking care of my ol' man Emory over the years. The whole staff showed me and Emory extra love, kindness, and patience; even sometimes when I wasn't. Even during the difficult time the staff, Dr George & Joe went out of their way to show me compassion and understanding. I knew that Emory was loved and cared for here. I got a new dog named Roman...but still have the same heart just a little bigger now for both my loves.

Thank you
- Deidre B.

It has been just about 5 months now since Loki's surgery. The first week of August, Loki, my beloved Golden Retriever had foreign body surgery, for what turned out to be the ingestion of (amongst other things), a lean Cuisine tray and yarn. Y'all took Loki in that day and treated him as if he was your own. I remember being told how extensive his surgery was, and how close he had come to almost not making it. I don't know what I would have done. That day, the incredible staff at Clairmont Animal Hospital saved Loki's life. Words cannot express how grateful I am, and how happy I am to have Loki now.Thank you again for performing a true miracle with Loki. You were so professional and supportive. I am so grateful.

Warmest Regards,
- Nicole P.

I can't thank my neighbor enough for referring me to your hospital! I cannot thank you enough for the care you have given my friend Max! From a humble homecoming from a shelter to my home..it was obvious you care. Everyone I have dealt with has been wonderful, caring and helpful. Drs. Hochel & Smith learned that Max had bladder stones. When pain meds didn't help, they told me about the surgery to get him back to normal. That was a no brainer decision!! Max is recovering well, and I really appreciate your help with his daycare this week. Max and I look forward to a long and happy relationship with everyone at Clairmont Animal Hospital.

- Glenn M.

I wanted to take a moment to let you know how important the personal side of care at Clairmont has been in recent weeks for Linda and I. Without a long history - let me say I purposely asked for the newest staff member back in August 2010. Over the years Dr. Robin has been much more than just our "vet" - she has care on both a professional and a personal level for the canine family members we have lost. During the last several weeks she supported, assisted and guided us through the process leading to the June 13th euthanizing Gizmo. Loss of a pet, as you well know, is tough. But Robin's willingness to share grief with us is something beyond any reasonable expectation. It has helped us travel through the grieving process. While I maybe an uncommon client, I have to say we value the care and skill of your organization. I won't mention names, simply because I know I would leave someone out. That said, you should feel pride in what Clairmont is and provides.

-Gordon P.

Words cannot convey my heart felt gratitude and appreciation for everything you did for my cat Spenser (and me). I have been asked may times why I drive nearly 20 miles to CAH when there are several veterinary pracices within 3-4 miles of my house; one of which is within walking distance. My response has been because of the extraordinary treatment Spenser receives at CAH. I have always felt that Spenser received exceptional care, regardless of whether it was during a routine office visit for a yearly examination and vaccines or a non-routine visit for a surgical procedure, etc. In addition, I have always appreciated the way I was treated by you and your staff. I have never felt rushed during an office visit or when I have called to obtain additional information about Spenser or his condition, regardless of how often I called or how many questions I asked. Thank you again again for the care you and your staff have given to him for the past 11 years.

-Leslie O.

Thank you for everythng you did to make Raleigh's life long, happy, and healthy. He spent 12.5 years as a Happy Tails pet-assisted therapy dog at Childrens Healthcare at Egleston, lifting the spirits of many hundreds of children over the years. You helped make his wonderful life possible. A special thank you to the many people at Clairmont A.H. who cared for him, in many ways. Please never doubt the difference you make in the lives of the people who love them.

- Pamela H.