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The Cornerstone Philosophy

Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital of Clifton Park was founded in 1989 as Animal Care Hospital of Clifton Park. We began with 10 employees, 4 of whom are still working with us today. The name “Cornerstone” has special meaning to Dr. Knott and his family, both because it symbolizes their commitment to “faith, family, and then everything else,” and because it promotes the animal hospital as a cornerstone of the Clifton Park community.

Cornerstone Veterinary Hospital has been built upon a solid foundation of values and principles that guide our team in providing exceptional medicine and compassionate care on a daily basis.

Why We Became AAHA Accredited

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.

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Meet Doctors Alan and Lisa Knott

Doctors Alan and Lisa Knott Joined Animal Care Hospital of Clifton Park in 2015. Prior to settling in New York’s Capital District, they practiced on almost every species of animal for over nine years in Northeast Ohio. It didn’t take long for pet parents to find out about doctors Alan and Lisa Knott and their amazing team of caring and compassionate individuals.

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.

…and Our Outstanding Veterinary Team

Our animal hospital is only as good as its team. Dr. Knott, his 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.

Our Core Values

Our veterinary team is focused on improving the client and patient experience every day through:

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customer care

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A commitment
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These values drive us to continually be better and strive for an ever-higher standard of care that places people and their pets at the very center of our mission.