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931-728-6633

 

FAQ

What are your hours?

 Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:30pm

How do I make an appointment?

1.Call us at 931-728-6633

2.Email us at [email protected]

3.Request an appointment on our website www.animalhealthvet.com

What forms of payment do you accept?

All major credit cards, checks, cash, money order

What if my pet is having an emergency?

If your pet is having an immediate, life-threatening emergency, please call Animal Medical Center (24-hour emergency clinic in Murfreesboro) at 615-867-7575.  If you have a non-life threatening emergency or a question about your pet you can call our on-call veterinarian at 931-952-8427.

Do you accept drop off appointments?

Absolutely!!!  You are more than welcome to drop your pet off at 7:30am on your way to work and our veterinarians will examine your pet during the day.  Please leave a detailed history of your pet’s problems and a phone number where you can be reached.  You can pick up until 5:30pm. 

Does my pet need to be vaccinated every year?

 YES!! Pet vaccinations are the most proven way to protect your pet from illnesses and keep your pet happy and healthy.  Our highly trained veterinarians will establish the best vaccination schedule based on the needs of your pet.

How often should my pet have its teeth cleaned?

Our veterinarians recommend getting your pet’s teeth examined at least once annually.  Dental disease can become extremely problematic if it is not maintained through preventive care.

What food is recommended for my pet?

We recommend Hill’s Science Diet and Royal Canin. 

Does my pet need to be on heartworm prevention year around?

Yes!! Heartworms are a serious issue year round and are transmitted from infected mosquitoes.  Heartworms can be found in both dogs and cats and can lead to death if action is not taken to prevent or treat these heartworms.  Giving your pet heartworm preventive medication is the best possible way to ensure your pet does not encounter heartworm disease.  Heartworm preventions also prevent some of the more common intestinal parasites of which some can be zoonotic. 

How do I get rid of fleas and ticks? 

There are many safe and effective flea and tick products available at our veterinary office.  We carry medications that are given once monthly by mouth or applied to the skin.  These are all very safe products.  Flea and tick prevention is recommended year around.  Our veterinarians and highly trained staff can advise you on the best flea and tick prevention for your pet.  Please call our office at 931-728-6633 for more information on our flea and tick prevention. 

Why should my pet get blood work?

Blood work allows us to check for internal organ disease that would normally not show up on your pet’s physical exam.  This blood work is extremely important in identifying internal disease before it becomes a serious issue.

Why should I spay or neuter my dog and/or cat?

A spay or neuter procedure is the best way to guarantee your pet will not have an unexpected litter.

Spaying and neutering also contributes to minimizing other diseases such as mammary cancer, prostate disease, and a serious uterine infection known as pyometra.  Every year, thousands of animals are left unwanted, abandoned, or placed into adoption shelters across the country and we strive to eliminate this serious issue.  Call us today at 931-728-6633 to make an appointment to have your pet spayed or neutered.

How old does my pet need to be to have a spay or neuter procedure performed?

Our veterinarians recommend your pet be at least 6 months old before being spayed or neutered.

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