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Best Veterinarians in Memphis

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Memphis Veterinarians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Cordova, TN 38018

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4.0 (459)
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3.0 (33)

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Memphis Veterinary Specialists is a referral-based pet hospital based in Cordova. The clinic's wide selection of diagnostic tools allows for specialty care services, including orthopedic and neurologic surgery, advanced diagnostics, oncology, dog rehabilitation and water therapy, ophthalmology, and dermatology. Pet owners have praised Memphis Veterinary Specialists for its caring, talented staff, and the clinic has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Memphis, TN 38111

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4.0 (23)
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4.8 (2)

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Walnut Grove Animal Clinic has been serving the Memphis area since 1993. The practice's services include general surgery, orthopedic surgery, pain management, internal medicine, and diagnostics. The clinic has boarding and grooming facilities where dogs and cats stay in climate-controlled kennels and get regular exercise outside. The veterinarians are members of the Tennessee Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Memphis and Shelby County Veterinary Medical Association.

Memphis, TN 38117

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5.0 (33)

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Eastgate Animal Clinic has been serving the Memphis area for more than 50 years. The practice cares for puppies and kittens, manages pain, consults clients on nutrition, provides dental care, administers vaccinations, and provides other veterinary services. The clinic is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Tennessee Veterinary Association, and the Mid-South Veterinary Association.

Memphis, TN 38104

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4.5 (19)

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Memphis Animal Clinic has been serving the Memphis area since the 1930s. The practice's specialty services include cardiology, dental care, dermatology, diagnostic imagery, euthanasia, medical oncology, and ophthalmology. The clinic also runs obedience training classes and hosts pets in its boarding facilities. The veterinary clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Collierville, TN 38017

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5.0 (31)
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4.0 (11)

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Collierville Animal Clinic & Surgery Center has been serving the Collierville area since 1955. The veterinary clinic has an in-house pharmacy, laboratory, radiology facility, and Intensive Care Unit. The practice cares for dogs, cats, rabbits, reptiles, and birds. Pet owners can board their pets overnight at Collierville Animal Clinic & Surgery Center, which has spacious crates, grooming and bathing, and plenty of exercise. Clients have left positive feedback for the clinic's friendly, knowledgeable, and caring staff.

Memphis, TN 38117

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4.5 (140)
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4.8 (50)
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3.5 (6)

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Berclair Animal Hospital P.C. is a full-service clinic that is equipped to handle emergency cases. The practice sees dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, reptiles, and birds. The pet clinic hosts cats and dogs that are up for adoption and are up-to-date on all of their vaccines.

Memphis, TN 38104

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Central Animal Hospital is a Memphis veterinary clinic founded in the 1930s. The practice is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association and is certified as a Cat Friendly Practice Gold by the American Association of Feline Practitioners. The owner of the clinic has more than 10 years of veterinary experience. Pet owners have praised Central Animal Hospital for its caring, knowledgeable staff and well-maintained facility.

Memphis, TN 38103

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4.8 (29)
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4.5 (15)

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Grace Animal Hospital is a Memphis veterinary clinic that has transportation available to and from its clinic. The practice has grooming, doggie daycare, and boarding available. Grace Animal Hospital's well-stocked shop sells leashes, collars, treats, and a variety of cat and dog food, including IAMS, Eukanuba, Royal Canine, Science Diet, and Purina.

Collierville, TN 38017

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4.6 (6)
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5.0 (3)

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Companion Animal Hospital is a veterinary clinic based in Collierville. The practice has a veterinarian on-call seven days a week for urgent care and sees dogs, cats, and some pocket pets. The pet clinic is accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating, and the owner has more than 10 years of veterinary experience. Companion Animal Hospital's professional grooming services include bathing in specially-formulated shampoo, haircuts, and nail trims.

Memphis, TN 38117

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5.0 (24)
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5.0 (9)

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McGehee Clinic for Animals is an AAHA-accredited clinic. The Memphis veterinarians specialize in acupuncture, anesthesia, behavioral medicine, euthanasia, nutritional counseling, and other care services. The clinic won Best Veterinary Clinic in 2013, 2014, and 2015 from Memphis Most readers. McGehee Clinic for Animals is certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.

Williston, TN 38076

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5.0 (8)

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The Pet Doctor is a mobile veterinary clinic based in Williston. The practice, which visits pets in their homes to reduce stress, vaccinates pets, spays and neuters pets, performs soft tissue surgeries, provides advanced ear canal therapy, analyzes blood, and provides euthanasia services. The clinic also has a complete pet pharmacy, including flea and tick medications. The veterinarian, Dr. Jeannette R. Lippy, has practiced veterinary care for more than 15 years.

FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

    Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.
  • How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

    This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

  • What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

    Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

  • Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

    Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

  • How often should my pets be vaccinated?

    In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

  • Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

    Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

  • Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

    According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.

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