Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, & care deeply about what we do every day.
Drs. Preston & Mary Thornton
Practice Co-Owners, Veterinarians
Southern Hills Animal Hospital was opened on May 15,1994 by Doctors Preston and Mary Thornton. Having settled in Franklin County shortly after graduating from veterinary school, they quickly fell in love with the Roanoke Valley. Although Dr. Preston is originally from Pulaski, Virginia and loves the country life, Dr. Mary is from Hampton, Virginia and enjoys the city life. The Roanoke Valley was the perfect compromise. Living in Franklin County and working in Roanoke provides the best of both worlds to grow their business and family.