Testimonials

We value our clients' experience at New Albany Animal Clinic. If your pet or animal is currently a patient, please feel free to complete the following Client Experience Questionnaire. The Questionnaire is in Adobe Acrobat format, and requires the free Acrobat Reader to view.

You are a vital part of our practice and want to provide only the best care and service! If you have any concerns with regards to your visit or care we want to hear from you. Your information will remain confidential and will only be viewed by practice and owners and manager. Please email us at admin@newalbanyanimal.com

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  • "U can usually get some one on the weekend .an lets face it.most of the time u need a vet its on the wknd"
    Lisa Gunn
  • "My first visit and loved this clinic ! Beautiful building and the staff are extremely friendly and courteous ! The doctor was extremely knowledgable ...this made for a very pleasant experience ! Thank you Willowbend"
    Misti Whittaker Roberts
  • "These Doctors went above and beyond to help me with my animals in time of need. This is absolutely the BEST vet I have ever been to. All of their doctors are amazing. Between both clinics you have access to great doctors for your animals. This is the ONLY Vet I recommend to anyone!"
    Justin Echols
  • "Found this place from a friend. Took my goat kids here and it was a great experience. Everyone has been nice and knowledgeable. The clinic is clean as a pin and beautiful. We are using them from now on."
    Jennifer Bennett
  • "I just want to say Willow Bend is AMAZING and I couldn't ask for a nicer group of people Dr. Thompson and Dr. Childers go above and beyond for their patients and the families of their patients :) so From Axle Rose and I, THANK YOU... You're amazing!"
    Jackie Adeline Gray
  • "Mike & David are our friends as well as our vets! They both go above & beyond when it comes to your critters. They both have been so compassionate when they had to sleep the elderly ones into heaven."
    Tammy Stanton
  • "Tell Dr Childers Brady Franklin came back home. His idea of putting out of piece of my clothing brought him back to a home we had only moved to and been in for 30 minutes. So grateful for my Vet!!!"
    Wendy Franklin
  • "Would recommend this clinic to anyone! I just took my lil Stash to New Albany clinic and after a week, Dr. Hunt and the rest of the staff had him back to normal. He is back home and more playful than he has ever been. We will forever take our sweet babies back to these wonderful people! Thank y'all so much for the care you gave to my sweet Stash!"
    Tanis Smith Gray
  • "The Kriss family loves Willow Bend, especially Dr. David, Dr. Mike, and your wonderful staff!! Thanks for taking care of our 4 legged children over the years!!"
    Paul Kriss
  • "I live in Tupelo and have followed them wherever they have set up a clinic. Tupelo would be a great location for a branch...hint, hint!"
    Brenna Alberson Politte
  • "Murdock had his yearly visit yesterday and he thinks Willow Bend is awesome. Thank you guys."
    Denise Brown
  • "I have horses, dogs, and cats and wouldn't go anywhere else!! They are the nicest people!!!"
    Kelli Griffin Kirelawich
  • "Thank you so much for taking such good care my sweet Lucy! Dont know what I'd do without you guys!"
    Kym Gurley Morris
  • 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. J. M. Burnett

    Associate Veterinarian. Dr. Burnett joined the practice as an associate veterinarian in January 2016. He is a graduate of Delta State University and Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, Dr. Burnett completed an Internship in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Emergency Medicine in Mandeville, LA. He has a strong interest in large animal reproduction. He and his wife, Kaitlyn, make their home in New Albany, MS.

  • 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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