03/09/2017
By: Mark F.
Chestnut Animal Clinic
We took our dog in that hadn't been acting right for a few days, after examining him and talking to us about the possibilities Dr. Meurer told us the tests he would recommend and then one of the techs gave us an estimate. They ran the test, and unfortunately the X-rays showed a tumor in the abdomen. Dr. Meurer brought us back to see the X-rays and thoroughly explained what we were looking at. After another discussion about our options we decided to treat Hank conservatively and we were able to keep him comfortable at home for about a month before we had to put him to sleep. Even though it was a terrible thing to lose our Hank, we know he is in a better place now. During the euthanasia process Dr. Meurer and the staff were very sweet and compassionate, they even lit a candle on the front desk to let everyone in the lobby know what was happening in the other room. We will never be able to replace Hank but we are searching for another dog that needs a forever home and when we find him, we will be taking him to Chestnut Animal Clinic.
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09/18/2016
By: Quentin V.
Chestnut Animal Clinic
Chestnut Animal Clinic is the only place I would ever consider when it comes to the care of my three dogs. With every visit I have never experienced such above and beyond care. From the reception when I first walk through the door to how in sync and transparent Dr. Shaddox is to my fiancée and I is a whole new level that is unmatched. I have and continue to recommend Chestnut Animal Clinic to all my friends and family. Time and time again the results have been consistent and beyond exceptional. Thank you all so much for the care of my dogs, my friends and families pets, and your unwavering customer service!! You guys are incredible!!!
09/14/2012
By: pjwatson
Chestnut Animal Clinic
We have been clients at Chestnut for 29 years. Four ½ years ago we moved 2 hours away and we still make the drive to Conway so that our cats and dogs have the best medical care available. Dr. Shaddox and his staff at Chestnut have always been compassionate, helpful, and professional. Dr. Shaddox has been there for us so many times in emergencies I have lost count. Dr. Shaddox is more than our Vet, we consider him our friend.
11/20/2014
By: Barb B.
Chestnut Animal Clinic
this vet service is awesome very impressed soo happy to find such a caring vet and staff for ececletis female parrot named sheba with separation issues from owner with medical problems the 2 hour drive from Batesville ark is not a problem just to have this very loved bird in great caring hands thank you so much dr shaddox and staff from sheba and family
09/20/2016
By: hoghead
Jones Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Jones was an excellent veterinarian, however he has retired and this clinic is no longer open. It was a loss for the community!
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12/15/2015
By: Kim M.
Chestnut Animal Clinic
BEST VET in CONWAY. They take care of all 3 of my babies and i love the staff and the doctor. highly recommend
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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