Highland Animal Clinic in Daphne, Alabama with Reviews - YP.com
By: mitchelljp
Village Veterinary Hospital
I tried the Village Veterinary Hospital after looking for a new vet in Spanish Fort. I was extremely pleased with the staff, the brand new facility, and the reasonable prices. Dr. Susan Benefield is very knowledgeable and she explains things in a way that anyone can understand. Unlike some vets I have been to, I feel like she doesn't push for unnecessary procedures or tests, instead she clearly explains the situation and all the options available. More importantly, she shows true compassion for both pets and their owners. She went above and beyond to accommodate me when my cat became terminally ill and eventually passed away. I have already brought all of my pets to see Dr. Benefield, and I definitely recommend that any pet owner do the same. If you do, you will leave having found yourself a new trusted vet.
By: susanebere
Veterinary Medical Center
Our very aged dog took a turn for the worse on Fat Tuesday. Thankfully, this Vet was open and was so gentle and sweet as we put our dog to rest. We will be switching our cats over to this wonderful doctor. Her practice is close to our home and has been for 8 years...we never saw it before but will now!
By: Beverly H.
Veterinary Medical Center
We have taken our 2 Shih Tzus to Dr Horne for over 11 years. She is incredibly smart and professional and has saved one of the dog's sight twice. We are very grateful for her excellent care of our dogs through the years and into their old age.
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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