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12/31/2014
By: Lala L.
Wally's Friends
I needed to get my new Pomeranian spayed and was low on cash (emergencies happen) so a co-worker recommended me to Wally's. I had never even heard of it. So, I started doing extensive research and read reviews. I even called them several times to ask tons of questions. The vet techs were awesome and very professional! My mother decided to get her miniature schnauzer neutered at the same time I got my Pomeranian spayed. We both were VERY PLEASED with the service and price! Read below:This is not your typical fancy animal hospital. They schedule a time (early in the morning) for many dogs and cats to come at one time(only I saw just dogs so they may have cats a different day). You leave your precious baby with them overnight. You can call to get an update anytime (even after hours). Trust me, I called A LOT! You pick them up the very next morning. You have the option of purchasing pain meds at a very low additional fee. You will need cash when picking them up. They didn't take cards or checks at the time my mother and I picked our furbabies up but that may have changed. Even though there was a lot of people at one time (dropping their dogs) and the next morning (picking their dogs up) it went relatively smooth and fast. Bottom line: Great service, Best price around, professional techs and vet, and a plus knowing that you are in good hands (and can call and check up on them anytime)! Do not expect a lot of one on one treatment while you are there. They have about 15 or so dogs that have appointments the same time as you. They are trying to get the dogs back there and then out of there as quick as possible. They do ask you to arrive a little early so that they can go over everything with everyone all at once. Also, take your dogs belongings with you (they have too many patients at one time to keep up with a blanket...sorry, I laughed when I read that in a different review). Rating a review star for a lost blanket to me is silly considering your are saving hundreds of dollars by getting your pets spayed/neutered here. My mother and I even took our dogs collars with us. I am just so thankful that Wally's can offer such affordable spay and neutering. I also love that they give back by spaying and neutering strays, etc. Yes, I watched their videos on their website.
03/07/2012
By: ellenfuller
Red Bank Animal Hospital
We have a Dog who hates going in the car. The Vet we were going to was far away from our house and so we researched Red Bank Animal Hospital as it is not even five minutes from our house. We had to take our dog in to get checked for possible Kennel cough and what we found on our first visit was THE BEST vet ever. They have what I call a Mascot named Reno. He is the cutest Doberman Pincher and when my kids kept wanting to look over the desk to see him the greatest Techs let him come out so my kids could love on him. (Ok I couldn't help but love on him too). Everyone was friendly and Dr. Connelly was so informative and made my dog feel so at ease, even when she had to get her Rabies shot. He gave us a prescription for antibiotic and when I went to have it filled, I had visions of it costing us over 100 dollars but the Pharmacist said no it is only 4 dollars. We had the best experience there. I would tell ANYONE and EVERYONE to go there. Thank you RBAH. If you read this, please give Reno a hug from all of us and a thank you to everyone there. =)
07/07/2014
By: morgan.boyles2
Highway 58 Animal Hospital
I am very conscious of where I leave my dog. They took me through the kennel and showed me their schedule. They let my husband and I come in and check or call on my dog to see how she is doing. She isn't friendly with anyone but us, so I was very worried. They refused to give her sedatives to calm her down which was very kind and they worked with her until she was comfortable days later. I have been to three other places in Chattanooga and two in Nashville. I used to go to the animal hospital on the other side of town. The quality of this clinic is the highest and I will not take my dog anywhere else. These people care. There are people with the dogs at all times and a doctor on call. They go out of their way, which is hard to find. The only thing I wish is that the outside was cleaner and they were open Sundays. I highly recommend Highway 58 Animal Hospital.
03/21/2013
By: karik13
Red Bank Animal Hospital
I am new to the area, so when I needed to find a veterinarian, I went online to read reviews. Red Bank Animal Hospital is in a convenient location, (from my home), and it had the most positive feedback. I brought both of my dogs in for a check up and to address some concerns. The ladies at the counter were kind and helpful. Once in the examination room, the tech took her time with both of my dogs. Dr. Boggan spent a lot of time with us and was very thorough and even told me what we could do to lower the cost of the procedure my dog needed. Yesterday, I brought her in for surgery. I am very pleased with the care she received and I even left there spending less than I had planned. I will be returning to Red Bank Animal Hospital for all my dogs' future health needs.
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10/24/2016
By: Stella E.
Animal Clinic East
We always use Animal Clinic East or Animal Clinic 23rd Street. We unequivocally feel so comfortable and secure bringing all of our animals here. We like all the veterinarians but we really like Dr Tony Ashley. I am in awe of the Godliness, patience, kindness, knowledge, and love for our animals that Dr Tony Ashley shows us EVERY SINGLE TIME WE SEE HIM. God uses him for the animals and also the owners!!! I Would be remiss if I didn't give the other Veterinarians, front desk staff, the vet techs, and everyone else at Animal Clinic East and Animal Clinic 23rd Street the biggest thank you for ALL that you have,are and will do for us!!! YOU ARE ALL THE BEST THERE IS!!!
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10/24/2016
By: Stella E.
Animal Clinic Downtown
We always use Animal Clinic Downtown or Animal Clinic East. We unequivocally feel so comfortable and secure bringing all of our animals here. We like all the veterinarians but we really like Dr Tony Ashley. I am in awe of the Godliness, patience, kindness, knowledge, and love for our animals that Dr Tony Ashley shows us EVERY SINGLE TIME WE SEE HIM. God uses him for the animals and also the owners!!! I Would be remiss if I didn't give the other Veterinarians, front desk staff, the vet techs, and everyone else at Animal Clinic East and Animal Clinic Downtown the biggest thank you for ALL that you have,are and will do for us!!! YOU ARE ALL THE BEST THERE IS!!!
05/13/2013
By: monamie
Lovett, Liz DVM
This place was wonderful and the staff were very friendly. I took my dog there today to see about an injury she had developed over the weekend and they were able to get me an appointment the same day. I am new to the area and had not found a vet yet and I was more than pleased with our visit. I was also worried about expenses and was given different options of treatment and not pushed into something that was too expensive for me. They let me know how much each would be and let me make my own decisions. I would recommend this vet to anyone who is looking.
02/22/2014
By: nickim7
East Ridge Animal Hospital
I have had several dogs over the years and they took excellent care of each of them. I would trust them with my dogs life. I do have a parrot and I wouldn't bring her in there because that is not their specialty. You need to find an AVIAN certified vet for parrots and the closest one to date is in Atlanta. My doggies though, and my parents cats, are very safe in the hands at East Ridge Animal Hospital. They do take payments which is one of the things I love. I haven't had to do a payment plan thus far yet thankfully.
07/04/2014
By: Jill R.
Animal Clinic East
Love Animal Clinic East! I have had nothing but positive experiences for the care of all of my animals. They have shown professionalism and true compassion during each visit, whether it was an emergency situation or just a routine visit. A special shout out to Dr. Leonard who I have seen most and would recommend to anyone! I would not go anywhere else! I have 10 years experience with this facility with multiple pets (family members). They are highly deserving of 5 stars!
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04/12/2015
By: Lala L.
East Ridge Animal Hospital
I have been going to East Ridge Animal Hospital for many, many years and it is the best! I have 3 dogs: a pomeranian, labradoodle, and minature schnauzer. Each veteranian there is very knowledgable, eager to educate, and take time to answer any questions I may have (I do tend to ask a ton of questions). I wouldn't take my furrbabies anywhere else!
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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