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By: ezmom1
South Franklin Animal Hospital
I can certainly understand the pain of losing an animal for absolutely no understandable reason (as I had a dog who did not recover from ACL surgery). I can also say with complete conviction that it could not have been anything that Dr. Sammons or her wonderful staff did to cause it. There is not a single vet in this town who loves her patients AND their families more than Dr. Sammons. She went way above and beyond with my poor baby and with me personally. I have 2 Rottweilers and I wouldn't even consider taking them anywhere else. I had been to 3 vets in my area before I found South Franklin Animal Hospital, and now I drive 37 miles for all of our vet needs. If I could give 10 stars I would!!
By: Trevor H.
South Franklin Animal Hospital
I take my pets to South Franklin Animal Hospital bi weekly to be groomed . We also purchase food and have all of our pets shots done by South Franklin Animal Hospital. I have been very happy with South Franklin Animal Hospital and Dr. Sammons I highly recommend them and their service.
By: Hilary C.
South Franklin Animal Hospital
Dr. Cheryl is always able to answer any questions I have about my dog and is great at recommending proper treatment. She's also able to explain my dog's condition to me easily and any treatment necessary.
By: Michelle R.
South Franklin Animal Hospital
We have been very please with the care our animals have received at South Franklin Animal Hospital. I drive from Memphis to have Dr. Sammons and her staff take care of my babies.
By: Anna G.
South Franklin Animal Hospital
When I bring my pets to South Franklin Animal Hospital I know we will always receive very good quality service and I highly recommend South Franklin Animal Hospital.
By: Jason M.
South Franklin Animal Hospital
We use South Franklin Animal Hospital for everything when it comes to our dog. They see her every other week for grooming's, shots, and whatever else she needs.
By: Julie D.
South Franklin Animal Hospital
I really appreciate how the staff at South Franklin Animal Hospital are so considerate of my time. When I go there my pet is seen in a reasonable time.
By: Kaela T.
South Franklin Animal Hospital
The vets at South Franklin are knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. They're also extremely caring to our pets whenever we bring them in.
By: Nick Y.
South Franklin Animal Hospital
I am very satisfied with their services and they care they provide for my pets. I would definitely recommend them to my friends and family.
By: Marcus H.
South Franklin Animal Hospital
I have been going to South Franklin Animal Hospital for several years now and I always leave feeling satisfied that my dog is in good care.
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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