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By: Valerie B.
Goodlettsville Animal Hospital
Staff and doctors are incredibly competent and compassionate. I would not take my cats anywhere else for care. I drive an hour each way to take them to GVAH, and the drive is worth the peace of mind I get knowing that I have good people taking care of my babies. I have been taking my cats to GVAH for 20 years. The staff and doctors truly love their jobs, and it shows! I highly recommend GVAH...professional, caring, and helpful.
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By: Valerie S.
Goodlettsville Animal Hospital
GVAH is the only place I will take my cats for care. For over 20 years, I have trusted GVAH to take care of my babies, and they consistently provide excellent care and expertise. Dr. Pelletier and her staff are like family, and I know they really care about me and my cats. Over the years, my cats and I have been treated with compassion and understanding. They are the best!!!
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By: Sandra M.
Goodlettsville Animal Hospital
Paulette is the best groomer!!!! My little one is treated like a princess there. She actual likes to go, and is always beautiful when I pick her up.We've been going there for years.
By: Aj G.
Goodlettsville Animal Hospital
I love taking my pets to get groomed by Goodlettsville Animal Hospital's groomer. They do a very professional job and make my pets come back cuter than ever.
By: Karen L.
Goodlettsville Animal Hospital
We have been taking our cats to Goodlettsville Animal Hospital for several years following a recommendation from a friend and we wouldn't go anywhere else.
By: Jake R.
Goodlettsville Animal Hospital
The staff are so wonderful, and kind! They provide quality service and treatment for you pets, and highly recommend using Goodlettsville Animal Hospital
By: Faith H.
Goodlettsville Animal Hospital
Goodlettsville Animal Hospital is very accommodating and go out of their way to make sure they are providing everyone high quality care.
By: Beth L.
Goodlettsville Animal Hospital
I always feel welcomed at Goodlettsville animal hospital and I like how dependable and reliable they are as well.
By: Sarah P.
Goodlettsville Animal Hospital
Goodlettsville Animal Hospital has a very strong and intelligent staff. I refer people to them all the time.
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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