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Dr. Thornton examins one of our dear furry friends


Dr. Moore examins one of our furry friends


About Us

Quality and Compassionate Care, from your other family doctor.

Thornton Animal Hospital was founded over twenty-five years ago by Dr. Bruce F. Thornton and was originally located on Geneva Street in Opelika. In 1990, Dr. Thornton and his wife, Debbi, built a new building and moved the practice to its current location of 229 Columbus Parkway in Opelika. Dr. James F. Moore IV purchased the practice in 2008 and continues to grow the hospital while working side-by-side with Dr. Thornton in the successful practice that “Doc worked many years to build.

We are a family-oriented hospital and it is our hope that your experience with Thornton Animal Hospital is a positive one, helping us to build and maintain lasting relationships for many years to come. Our doctors include pet owners in the medical care of your pet and we will always discuss your pet’s health care with you prior to treatment, including you in all of the decision making processes.

Our mission is simple and comes from the heart:

It is the first and foremost mission of Thornton Animal Hospital to ensure that every pet is offered the highest standard of care. One of the most admirable traits a veterinarian can possess is the genuine care of well-being for your pet while incorporating the practice of business ethics. We are committed to the highest standard of integrity, including trustworthiness, respectfulness, courtesy and involvement in the community to which we belong. Our company was built based upon hard work with the vision to be one of Opelika’s greatest hospitals. It is an honor to practice in this great community and we pledge to expand our knowledge and capabilities while educating the public about the benefits and responsibilities of pet ownership.

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