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1Athens veterinarian, Dr. Jim

Lovell and Dr. Donna Lauderdale at Eastside Animal Hospital are two of the best veterinarians in the Athens area and are committed to your pet's health and well being. Eastside Animal Hospital excels in pet care and the science of veterinary medicine.

Dr. Jim Lovell, Dr. Donna Lauderdale and the staff at Eastside Animal Hospital have provided Athenscompassionate veterinary careand pet services year after year, making us the animal hospital of choice for pet owners in and around the Athens community.

Eastside Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care for pets. We genuinely care about your pets and all animals! Our staff is passionate about veterinary medicine and are extremely well trained. We strive to provide professional, affordable, and advanced veterinary services. At Eastside Animal Hospital, you will walk into a calm, welcoming, and friendly environment every visit, so that the experience is as comfortable as possible for you and your pet.

1Eastside Animal Hospital offers the Athens community professional vet care as well as medical, surgical, dental services, boarding, doggie daycare, and grooming services. We also have an in-house pharmacy with access to specialists, making our veterinary facility a one stop shop for your pet's health and medical needs. If you are new to our website, please browse around to learn about our facility and to read interesting pet articles and watch groundbreaking pet videos. We are very excited to offer Wellness Plans, they offer an affordable option to provide your pet with all the preventive care it needs within the year. Click on the "email us" link below to ask us a question or to submit feedback. For directions to our office see our contact us page. To receive free monthly veterinary care articles, please subscribe to our newsletter.

Remember, at Eastside Animal Hospital, your pets are our family!

Dr. Jim Lovell

Dr. Donna Lauderdale
Athens Veterinarian | Eastside Animal Hospital | (256) 232-0660

23098 US HWY 72 EAthens, AL 35613


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Meet Our Skilled Team

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  • Megan
    Master Groomer

    Megan joined our team winter of 2015. She has been working with animals and grooming for over 5 years. Her calm nature and friendly personality makes her a favorite with all the animals she grooms. She and her husband are from the Athens area.

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  • Summer
    Kennel Assistant

    Summer joined our team fall of 2015. She works in boarding in the afternoons and on the weekends. We are excited to have her on our team! She loves that she gets to work and play with animals all day. She is currently working part-time until she graduates from High School.

  • Brooke
    Grooming & Boarding Coordinator

    Brooke joined our team fall of 2014. She has worked in the veterinary care field since 2012. She has her Associates degree from Calhoun Community College. In addition to working in boarding and grooming she also is a veterinary assistant.

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  • Becca
    Veterinary Technician

    Becca joined our team fall of 2015. She has worked in to veterinary medical field since 2009. Becca is currently pursuing her degree to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She and her husband have a beautiful daughter, Harper.

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  • Maggie
    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Maggie joined our team June 2012. She studied Emergency Medicine at Athens State College and is now pursuing her degree to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Maggie and her husband have a son, Wyatt, who keeps them on the go constantly!

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  • Kim
    Receptionist

    Kim joined our team in January 2017. She is originally from Northern California. Her and her husband moved to Alabama in 2009. They a have a handsome son, Jeremy. She has six dogs; RayRay, Roxy, Rimey, Kloe, George and Agnes.

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  • Kat

    Kat joined our team July 2013. She is currently studying to become a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She is the proud mommy of two beautiful daughters, Layla and Madelyn. Kat and her husband moved to the area in 2011 onto a small farm out in the country.

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  • Donna Lauderdale,
    DVM

    Dr. Lauderdale is a 1983 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. She owned Lauderdale Veterinary Clinic from 1995 til 2015 prior to merging with Eastside Animal Hospital in September 2015.

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  • Jim Lovell,
    DVM

    Dr. Jim Lovell is a 2005 graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He opened Eastside Animal Hospital September 2010 to provide a comfortable stress free environment for not only pets, but for their owners as well.

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  • Breezy

    In the late summer of 2013 Maggie saw this tiny little kitten dart across our parking lot into the Publix parking lot. One of our receptionists, went out to try and help the kitten. The kitten had climbed up into the engine of a van, to no avail Jennifer could not get her out.

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  • Mr. Big

    Mr. Big was brought to our clinic after being found abandoned. He was malnourished and had sustained an injury to his right front leg. Radiographs revealed a humoral fracture which had healed in a bad position and would not allow him to use his leg.

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  • "Our family has used Dr. Lovell since moving to AL in 2009, and are thrilled with his professionalism, compassion and knowledge. His staff are wonderful as well. Everyone treats our boys as if they were their own pets, and we are blessed to have them as our Vet family."
    - Cindy Carter / Athens, AL

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