Hospital Information

Hospital Hours

Monday – Friday: 8a.m. – 8p.m.
Saturday: 8a.m. – 4:30p.m.
Sunday: 10a.m. – 6p.m.

Hospital Address

Our address is 1635 Hwy 42N, McDonough, GA 30253.
For directions to our hospital, please visit our Directions page.

New Clients

How do I make an appointment?

Please submit an online appointment request or call us at (770) 954-1414.

Will there be paperwork to fill out?

Yes! We ask that you come in 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time or go ahead & print out your New Client Paperwork.

What services do you offer?

We offer all routine vaccinations, wellness blood work, routine surgeries, baths, grooming, & prophylactic dental cleanings.
We also offer FREE Second Opinion Exams to new clients.*

Please visit our online Research Library for extensive articles and resources.

Do you offer any discounts or payment plans?

All patients on our Wellness Plans receive 10% off on services that are not completely covered by their plans. We also accept payment plans offered by CareCredit & Scratchpay.
We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, & American Express.
Ask our receptionists about these options when you call to make your appointment.

Do you accept walk-ins?

This depends on availability. If our appointment schedule is fully booked, we will do our best to get your pet in at the next available time. If your pet is suffering from a life-threatening emergency, we will always see them immediately!
If your pet is suffering from a life-threatening emergency after clinic hours, please call the South Atlanta Veterinary Emergency & Specialty (SAVES) Center.
If your pet has ingested something poisonous (including chocolate which can be fatally toxic to dogs) please call the 24 hour Animal Poison Control Center Hotline at (888) 426-4435.

General Animal Care

Does my dog need heartworm prevention year round?

Yes! Heartworm disease is a potentially fatal disease that is spread by mosquitoes. Unfortunately, they are able to live year round in Georgia due to the climate. They can live for extended periods of time in below freezing temperatures, which means that even in the middle of winter, mosquitoes can feed & spread heartworm disease.

When should my puppy begin heartworm prevention?

Puppies should begin receiving their heartworm preventative at 8 weeks of age & should continue receiving heartworm prevention monthly for their entire life.

Does my pet need flea prevention year round?

Yes! In areas with warmer temperatures like Georgia, fleas are active year round. To eliminate fleas from our pets & our environment, it is imperative to break the flea’s life cycle. This means killing all of the adult fleas as well as the flea eggs & larva. Just a few fleas can quickly turn into a full-blown flea infestation.
For more information on the flea life cycle & prevention in cats & dogs, click here & here.

When does my new puppy or kitten need to start vaccines?

Puppies & kittens should begin receiving vaccines at 6-8 weeks of age & continue receiving booster vaccines every 3 weeks until around 4 months old.
For more information on puppy & kitten vaccines, check out our Research Library articles on canine vaccines & feline vaccines.

When should I spay or neuter my pet?

We typically recommend spaying or neutering puppies & kittens around 20 weeks of age. This recommendation may change if your puppy is a large or giant breed.
For more information on the importance of spaying & neutering, check out our Research Library.

Products & Services

What flea & tick prevention do you recommend?

We currently carry Nexgard & Frontline for dogs. For our feline patients, we carry Frontline & Revolution.
If your pet is a part of one of our Wellness Plans, you have the option to add-on a flea & tick prevention option as well.

What heartworm prevention do you recommend?

For our canine patients, we recommend Heartgard monthly for the prevention of heartworms & intestinal parasites. For our feline patients, we offer Revolution, which also protects against fleas, ear mites, skin mites, & intestinal parasites.
If your pet is a part of one of our Wellness Plans, you have the option to add-on a heartworm prevention option as well.

Do you offer boarding services?

Yes! We adore our patients & love having them come stay the night with us.
Dogs are given two 10 minute daily walks outside & fed according to your instructions. You are more than welcome to bring their food with them for their stay. If they have medications that they need to receive, please bring them with you so that we can administer them while your pet is here.
You can upgrade your pet’s boarding stay to a Deluxe Spa Package. This service includes two extra walks daily, special treats, & a free bath with fragrant shampoo. It also includes photos sent to you daily as well as daily phone calls if you would like.
Cats also receive personal interaction & attention, as well as lots of active play & enrichment each day.

What happens if my pet gets sick during boarding?

Our medical staff keeps a close eye on all of our boarding patients throughout the day. In the event that the stress of being away from home causes distress, we are able to care for them quickly & remedy the situation with love, assurance, & any treatments that may be warranted.

What is required prior to my pet boarding?

All dogs must be up to date on their Annual Exam with one of our doctors, as well as the vaccines that we require & an Intestinal Parasite Screen. These include Rabies, Distemper/Parvo, Kennel Cough (Bordetella), & Canine Influenza. These vaccines should be up to date at least two weeks before your pet’s boarding appointment to ensure maximum protection.
All cats must be up to date on their Annual Exam with one of our doctors, their Rabies vaccine, & their FDRCP vaccine.

What if my pet gets anxious while boarding?

In order to ensure that your pet is going to be comfortable while boarding with us, we require a boarding assessment prior to their boarding appointment. During this visit, you will leave your pet with us for a couple of hours so that our trained kennel staff can interact with your pet & assess that boarding in our facility is in their best interest. We want to make sure that your pet is not overly anxious during their stay & that our kennel staff can interact with them safely throughout the visit. Once they have been approved, we can set up your boarding reservation.

Do you offer grooming?

We do! We have a groomer who works at the hospital who does full grooms (haircuts) as well as the option for just a bath that include an ear cleaning, anal gland expression, & nail trim.
Our Wellness Plan patients always receive their baths & nail trims for free.

Do you sell prescription and non-prescription food?

Nutrition is one of the most important factors in ensuring a long, healthy and happy life for your pet. At times, specially formulated diets are prescribed by veterinarians to treat serious conditions like kidney disease, urinary tract disease or even weight loss that can prevent or manage heart disease associated with being overweight. We offer Hill’s Pet Nutrition products at the lowest available retail cost. And in most cases, because Hill’s Pet Nutrition products are nutrient rich, your pet will need to be fed a smaller quantity than lower cost, lower quality grocery store food.

How do I dispose of unused medications?

Please see the FDA’s guide for medication disposal.

K-Laser Therapy

Does it hurt?

There is little or no sensation during treatment. Occasionally the patient feels mild, soothing warmth, or tingling. Areas of pain or inflammation may be sensitive briefly before pain reduction.

Are there any side effects or associated risks?

During more than twenty years of use by healthcare providers all over the world, very few side effects have ever been reported. Occasionally some old injuries or pain syndromes may feel aggravated for a few days, as the healing response is more active after treatment.

How long does each treatment take?

The typical treatment time is 3 to 8 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.

How often should a patient be treated?

Acute conditions may be treated daily, particularly if they are accompanied by significant pain. More chronic problems respond better when treatments are received 2 to 3 times a week, tapering to once every week or two as improvement is seen.

How many treatments does it take?

This depends on the nature of the condition being treated. For some acute conditions 1-2 treatments may be sufficient. Chronic conditions may require 5 to 8 or more treatments. Some conditions may require ongoing periodic care to control pain.

How long before the results are felt?

Your pet may feel improvement (usually pain reduction) after the first treatment. Sometimes they will not feel improvement for a number of treatments. This does not mean that nothing is happening. Each treatment is cumulative and results are often felt after 3 or 4 sessions.
Can it be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment? Yes! Laser Therapy is often used with other forms of therapy, including physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments and massage.

How much does it cost?

K-Laser treatment costs vary depending on your vet recommended treatment plan for your pet. Individual laser treatments are around $40. You can save money by purchasing a package of 6 treatments for a discounted price. If your vet recommends extended treatment and maintenance use of laser therapy, we also offer affordable cost-effective plans: 1 zone (area) 6 months unlimited, 2-3 zone 6 months unlimited, 4+ zones 6 month unlimited and 1 week unlimited treatments for things such as acute conditions like snake bites.

Our Perfect Wellness Plan™ members receive a 10% discount on  individual, 6 pack, and weekly treatments. Please call us or discuss your treatment plan with your vet for an estimate.