As your pet grows older, he or she may develop a range of diseases and conditions associated with aging, such as obesity, diabetes, arthritis and kidney disease. Despite the health problems often ...View Article
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When you are looking for a veterinary care clinic you should be able to count on superior care and excellent service. We at Animal Clinic of Columbus in Columbus MS have assembled an expert team of veterinary professionals to bring you the best possible healthcare for your pet. We have a state of the art veterinary facility which is clean, comfortable, and efficient. Call (662) 327-9414 to schedule an appointment and we will find a time that is convenient for you.
Once a year, we should see your pet for a check-up. This will include a full physical exam and a custom vaccination plan. Dr. Kerry Blanton and Dr. Tiffany Kay will check the health of your pet from head to tail. Further care recommendations will be given during this examination. Recommendations may include bi-annual examinations and annual blood work for senior pets, dental care, or a special diet. At Animal Clinic of Columbus, we are happy to answer any health care questions you may have about your pets, so please be sure to ask if you have concerns!
Please bring any medical history you have for your pet when you come to our veterinary clinic. It's best to keep a journal of your pet's health throughout his or her life, including behavioral shifts. If you have something like this, share it with our team. If not, let us know everything you think will be important. Dr. Blanton and Dr. Kay can still work with the information you have.
In some circumstances, Dr. Blanton will refer you to a specialist who has advanced expertise in areas such as internal medicine or surgery. Animal Clinic of Columbus works with Dr. George Edwards at Magnolia Veterinary Surgery who will perform many specialty surgical procedures in our hospital, keeping your pet's care right at home!
We realize that our pets often fall ill or injure themselves after our regular business hours. In order to provide excellent service to our clients and their four legged family members, our veterinarians are on call after hours and are available for emergency service if the need arises. Simply call the clinic at 662-327-9414, listen to the message, and make the appropriate selection to be transferred to the Doctor who is on call.
The caring staff at Animal Clinic of Columbus also recognizes that many of our clients work during our regular business hours. In attempts to accommodate as many clients as possible, Saturday hours are from 8-12 and convenient Drop-Off Appointments are available. Can't make it during regular office hours? You can drop your pet off as early as 7:30 am Monday through Friday and 8 am on Saturday. We will examine and treat your pet during their stay and you can pick them up later in the day at your convenience!
If you are planning on traveling or moving with your pet overseas, there are very important documents you must have in order to do so. It often takes 6 months, or more, to complete the testing and vaccinations necessary for travel abroad. At Animal Clinic of Columbus, we are proficient at writing International Health Certificates. Please call well in advance of the date you plan on departing, so we can help smooth out the International Health Certificate Process. Your pet will need to have an ISO compatible microchip, the two most recent Rabies Vaccination Certificates, along with an International Health Certificate that has been authorized by the State Veterinarian in Jackson, MS. Some countries also require a Rabies Antibody Titer test which takes around 3 weeks to complete and must be done 21 days or more after the administration of a Rabies Vaccination.