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Welcome to Dawson Forest Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Dawsonville, GA
Call us at (706) 216-7387

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (706) 216-7387!


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Welcome to Dawson Forest Animal Hospital.  Our team is led by Dr. Dana C. Allen and her wonderful staff.  We look forward to meeting you and your pet family!

If you live in Dawsonville or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Dana C. Allen is a licensed GA veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Dawson Forest Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Dana C. Allen has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Dawsonville veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (706) 216-7387 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Dawsonville veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Dawsonville pet owners.

At Dawson Forest Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Dana C. Allen
Dawsonville Veterinarian | Dawson Forest Animal Hospital | (706) 216-7387

2399 Dawson Forest Rd E
Dawsonville, GA 30534 6724

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Dana C. Allen

    Dr. Allen is the owner of Dawson Forest Animal Hospital.  She graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992 after completing her undergraduate degree from Berry College.  She grew up in south Forsyth and north Fulton County, and moved to Dawsonville shortly after graduating veterinary school.  She opened Dawson Forest Animal Hospital in 1997.

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  • Christy
    Lead Veterinary Technician

    Christy has been with Dawson Forest Animal Hospital for a total of 5 years dating back to 2007.  She left a couple of years ago when she relocated out of state.  In the time that she was out of the state, she worked in emergency.  She has been a veterinary technician for over 19 years.

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  • Kathryn
    Kennel Manager

    Kathryn comes to our family with a 15-year background in emergency medicine (human I 2 legged)
    She was a pharmacy tech for 5 years at a local retail chain She is married, has 4 grown children, 6 grandchildren, and a German Shephard named STORM.
    Kathryn works in the kennels with our boarding animals, post-op surgical patients, and daily grooming drop-offs.
    If you don't see her, she is probably out back ( playing with the dogs

  • Christen
    Veterinary assistant

    Christen started her career as a kennel assistant in 2015 and quickly discovered she was interested in working towards becoming a veterinary technician. She is currently enrolled at Penn Foster where she is studying to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. After a few years of experience she joined the Dawson Forest Animal Hospital in September of 2017 as a veterinary assistant.

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  • Amy

    Amy also recently returned to Dawson Forest Animal Hospital.  Amy is a highly-skilled groomer with 20+ years experience.  She has two adult children and a grandson.  She also has 4 dogs and 2 cats.

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  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

    Pet Proofing Your Home Introducing your new pet to your current one is only a single part of the equation relating to taking a new pet home. You also have to make sure your new pet is comfortable in your home, which is a foreign environment to the animal. Like humans, animals can experience high levels ...

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Everything was perfect as usual. Dr. Allen is awesome and takes very god care of your pets. Have been going there for many years now. They are friendly and professional."
    Laurie R.
  • "Love Dr Allen. Very caring and reasonable"
    Laurie R
  • "Every one was nice and seem to care about my family member"
    Regina T
  • "My animals were provided great care and I was pleased."
    Donald B
  • "I love you all!"
    Jake R.
  • "Excellent pet care. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Dr. Allen is very professional in dealing with animals and their owners. I am pleased to recommend Dawson Forest Animal Hospital to my friends and neighbors."
    Jim H.
  • "Everything was great. I appreciated that the wait was short."
    Sandra B.
  • "I have no specific suggestions. Always very helpful, courteous, on time. Always there if I need"
    Lisa M.
  • "I like coming here! I always have trusted my pet health care to Dr. Dana and staff. You guys do a great job!"
    Brad W.
  • "Now my new vet. Did great with my Laci!"
    Gail F.
  • "Dr. Dana Allen has taken care of my pets for the past 20 years. I would NEVER take them anywhere else!! She is the most compassionate and dedicated vet I have ever met. Also, the staff is so sweet and caring and always take great care of my zoo!!"
    Samantha L
  • "Your service and staff are rated as a 10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Robert E.
  • "All of your Staff are extremely helpful and your senior staff very knowledgeable. Dana been our Vet for Twenty Years . Our Dog has boarded there many times . We are always Happy with the service ."
    Sam J.
  • "Don't change a thing! Love all the folks who work there!"
    Lisa I.
  • "Very friendly and inviting atmosphere. Will be coming back for more services for tigger, thanks"
    James W.
  • "You couldn't have made it any better except to give me better news on my dogs condition. Thank you for all of your help and seeing me on such short notice."
    Nancy L.
  • "So nice that you can stay to hear all my concerns. I never feel rushed or any disinterest from you or your staff."
    Melanie H.
  • "There is nothing that could have been done better. The Doctor and her staff are very compassionate and display great care with my dog."
    Cathy A.
  • "We love the way that you take care of our fur children. From the moment we walk in the door, I have never had a moment of doubt that they will be take care of. We don’t feel guilty when we have to leave our baby for boarding or a groom/bath. Thank you for always taking such great care of them! Fingers crossed for a Best of Dawson 2019 victory!"
    Sandra S.
  • "We love the way that you take care of our fur children. From the moment we walk in the door, I have never had a moment of doubt that they will be take care of. We don’t feel guilty when we have to leave our baby for boarding or a groom/bath. Thank you for always taking such great care of them! Fingers crossed for a Best of Dawson 2019 victory!"
    Frannie J.
  • "Thank you for taking care of our baby girl.. We trust our furbabies with you all and the doctor and staff are amazing...i would tell anyone if they need a vet that seems to care about your pet to go and see you. I know you are blessing your so close to where we live. I look forward for Saber to grow up with you and your staff i know she will get the best treatment ever."
    Roxanne S.
  • "Dr Allen goes above and beyond with helping people take good care of their animals"
    Matt R.
  • "Always friendly"
    Bessie M.
  • "My experience was the best They are the best. The staff is amazing and always can answer my questions. Dr Allan is the best she always listen to your concerns about your pets issues and is very caring like they are her on pets.I would highly recommend Dawson Forest Animal Hospital"
    Stanley H.
  • "Truly the best Vet. Awesome staff and amazing doctor's. Wouldn't take my animals anywhere else"
    Justin B.
  • "Truly the best Vet. Awesome staff and amazing doctor's. Wouldn't take my animals anywhere else"
    Ricia M.
  • "excellent"
    Eileen S.
  • "We are always 100% happy when making a visit to your clinic! Thank you for taking care of my fur baby!"
    Amanda C.


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Dawson Forest Animal Hospital


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-1:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


7:30 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm