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We're pleased to offer the following services at New Albany Animal Clinic:

Appointments:

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Our appointment book is computerized, which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.

Emergency & Urgent Care:

We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty seven days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet require. Emergencies can be things such as poisoning, hit by car, Cesarean section, and chocolate/raisin/grape ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call us immediately.

We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening. If you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment, our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen. You can take comfort knowing that your pet's health is our priority and will be seen as quickly as possible based on need.

Theriogenology:

We are proud to offer our clients access to the only Board Certified Theriogenologist in the area! Did we mention that he is also the current President of National Society for Theriogenology? No need to travel great distances for excellent specialty care, just give us a call! We are thrilled to have our new reproduction lab open and look forward to providing our valued clients with expert care! We offer small animal services including semen freezing, frozen semen and cooled semen shipping and storing for the male, as well as breeding timing, conventional and surgical artificial insemination in the female. For horses we provide mare estrous (heat cycle) control, ovulation and breeding timing, artificial insemination with fresh, cooled , or frozen semen as well as breeding management for problem mares. Cattle services include breeding soundness exams in the male and female, heat synchronization, artificial insemination and embryo transfer. For all species, we offer obstetrics….we love delivering babies! puppiescrop.jpg

Types of Pets Seen:

Because a large number of veterinarians practice at New Albany Animal Clinic, we have the ability to care for many types of pets:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Horses
  • Cattle
  • Goats
  • Sheep
  • Pigs*
  • Rabbits*

*Select veterinarians only. Call us for more information.


  • Dr.
    R. D. Childers

    Veterinarian, Senior Partner. Dr. Childers has been practicing veterinary medicine in Northeast Mississippi since 1978. Originally from Ashland, MS he participated in the local 4-H and FFA programs as well as played High School basketball at Ashland High. After graduating high school he completed he spent the next three years completing his undergraduate degree at Mississippi State University before entering Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Childers founded Willow Bend Animal Clinic in Holly Springs in August of 1978 and has been practicing ever since. Dr. Childers was honored to be named Mississippi Veterinarian of the Year in 2010. Dr. Childers makes his home in Holly Springs with his wife Sherry and his three daughters: Amanda, Emily, and Olivia. Dr. Childers’ wife, the other Dr. Childers, works at Blue Mountain College and both are actively involved in the Tippah and Union County communities. Dr. Childers is a strong supporter of community involvement and is on many local boards as well as serving as a deacon and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church.

  • Dr. M. A. Thompson

    Veterinarian, Partner. Thompson is a Board Certified Theriogenologist and currently serves as the President of the Society of Theriogenology. Dr. Thompson was selected as Mississippi Veterinarian of the Year in 2015. Dr. Thompson also makes his home in Holly Springs with his wife Terry and his two children: Rebecca (who is a dentist here in New Albany) and Josh. Dr. Thompson is also an active member in the community and serves as a deacon and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church.

  • Dr. D. M. Hunt

    Associate Veterinarian. Education: Mississippi State College of Veterinarian Medicine Dr. Hunt joined the practice as an associate veterinarian in 2013 and has contributed to the growth of the practice in Holly Springs as well as the practice in New Albany. Dr. Hunt is a graduate of Mississippi State College of Veterinarian Medicine as is his wife Megan. Dr. Hunt makes his home in Byhalia.

  • Dr.
    L. T. Smith

    Associate Veterinarian. Dr. Smith is a recent graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to veterinary school, she received Bachelor’s degrees in both Veterinary Medical Technology and Biological Sciences at Mississippi State. Dr. Smith, along with her husband Daniel and daughter Finley, are very excited about beginning the next chapter of their lives in New Albany. Two terriers, Abby and Sadie, complete the Smith family. Dr. Smith and her family reside in New Albany and enjoy being part of this close knit community.

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