Shallowford Animal Hospital in Chattanooga, TN

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★★★★★ Superior staff. Knowledgeable veterinarians! So thankful I found this clinic. Highly recommend!Sheri H.Sheri H. ★★★★★ The staff here is absolutely fantastic! They know what needs to be done and do it well! Very friendly and helpful. Dr. Mabe is very knowledgeable and wonderful with our pug boys Owen and Oliver. I completely trust her with their medical care!Cherie M.Cherie M. ★★★★★ Fantastic Vet!Natalie Kate T.Natalie Kate T. ★★★★★ Doctors and staff are very professional and knowledgeable about taking care of dogs and cats!!!Carel T.Carel T. ★★★★★ Mister loves it thereTammy HTammy H ★★★★★ When I adopted my kitties in 2022 I asked a family friend, a longtime resident of Chattanooga who started Southern Comfort Maltese Rescue, which vet she recommended and, without hesitation, she said Shallowford Animal Hospital. I live in North Chattanooga and my friend lived in Hixson, so this was not a convenient choice for either of us, but I could not be happier with Shallowford. They are a very warm and caring group, from the front desk to the top vets. They have an excellent payment plan, with 3-4 different levels, and they do not try to talk you into the most expensive option. In fact, of the three cats I adopted, one is quite elderly and I was ready to invest in the most expensive level of their care packages, but they felt that wasn’t necessary and she is on the same level as the other two. And the payment plans are just an option if you are interested; not a requirement of any sort. I’ve had dentals done, emergency appointments when they work me in, regular scheduled appointments; I have interacted with the different doctors who specialize in different areas of veterinary medicine … It’s a great Veteranary hospital.Lt V.Lt V. ★★★★★ Shallowford Animal Hospital staff (I wish I could remember all their names) & Dr Perry have taken loving, patient care of our one eyed, missing teeth, lymphoma diagnosed, McKamey adopted 9 year old precious dog, Jessie, for past 2+ years. We are so thankful for the pathways they have provided for his care. Thank you Shallowford!!Julia H.Julia H. ★★★★★ Best quality of care, very professional, extremely responsive and helpful.I have been more than satisfied and pleased with the totality of our pets care over thirty years.Respectfully, Byron Stutzbyron S.byron S. ★★★★★ The staff at this place is the best. They have a groomer named Ashley who is just amazing at what she does. The office staff to the doctors I thank you for all you do for my fur babies!Karen L.Karen L. ★★★★★ I really appreciate the kindness they showed to me and my little dog!Karla M.Karla M. ★★★★★ Ashley is an awesome groomer. We had taken our long haired German shepherd to several different groomers and couldn’t get the results we wanted. Lucy came out looking like a show dog.Terri P.Terri P. ★★★★★ The vets and staff are very thorough, kind, and caring. We have been very pleased! The preventative pkgs they offer are a no-brainer!Nancy J.Nancy J. ★★★★★ Shallowford Animal Hospital has taken care of our pets for the last 40+ years since its beginning with DR. Troy Bearden and his Senior boss.DR. Bearden and staff members who worked with him and the present staff have all cared for our pets as a family member would care for pets.Special thanks to DR. Mabe,DR. Hamilton, Specialist Wendy, and Specialist Darrell, Specialist Kendra, and many others who have cared for our pets over the years.(In the early years, DR Bearden went with us to Murfreesboro TN. to see an animal eye specialist care for our puppy, and also took one of our pet cats home to monitor his situation.)Thanks for this opportunity to share.David and Carol GibbsDavid G.David G. ★★★★★ If you are looking for a veterinarian, give this place a try. You will not be disappointed.Erin H.Erin H. ★★★★★ I have never had a good experience at a vet clinic until I came to Shallowford. Every person from reception vet techs to Dr. Perry was so kind and informative. My pup had to have a procedure on his ear and they were so gentle and educational and overall wonderful. Not to mention, they have payment plan options. I cannot recommend Shallowford enough!Laura Jo S.Laura Jo S. ★★★★★ I had a great experience here, the staff are friendly and genuinely seemed to care about my pets. They took the time to get to know my pets and addressed issues we were having. We are very happy with the service and treatment here.Francis S.Francis S. ★★★★★ Everyone we've encountered here has been friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful. Thank you!Adriane P.Adriane P. ★★★★★ Excellent doctors that are great with animals. The entire staff is amazing, they work hard to make this place the best it can be!! I recommend Shallowford for all pet owners, because they will treat your pets like their own family! 🤍Keisha TKeisha T ★★★★★ My fur baby has Stomatitis and after one visit we have a plan for a healthy baby!AJ V.AJ V. ★★★★★ Love them! Been here since ~2018 🫶🏾Jordy F.Jordy F. ★★★★★ Such a good experience! The techs were so sweet and the Dr was so gentle with my kittens. Very grateful to have found them!Samantha W.Samantha W. ★★★★★ Always great and wonderful staff.Bradley L.Bradley L. ★★★★★ The staff at Shallowford Animal Hospital are some of the finest professional care providers for our Bichon Doggie Sir Winston. I give a special Shout out to both Doctors Hamilton and Perry as well as their great technicians for the job they perform on a daily basis. I have a comfort level knowing that our Dog is receiving the best care available by a Veterinary Hospital . We have been taking our Doggie there for over seven years. Keep up the Good Work !Mark A.Mark A. ★★★★★ We highly recommend Shallowford Animal Hospital. They treat you like family and love your pets as much as you do.Katie S.Katie S. ★★★★★ I want to thank Dr Hamilton and her whole team. Yesterday we had to do one of the hardest things I personally have experienced and that was to put down our sweet Monti. Dr. Hamilton's compassion was such a blessing. Her whole team was so wonderful. Thank you for being with us yesterday during this difficult time.Tammie L.Tammie L. ★★★★★ Takes care of all 3 of my animals so well! All the doctors are knowledgeable and friendly. Friendly staff and they know my animals. I like the online booking process and online medication refills. Plans are worth it!Jennifer R.Jennifer R. ★★★★★ I brought my kitten, Caramel today as we found worms. The staff was so professional and friendly. I was anxious, but they scheduled my appointment right away. My Caramel was giving the vet techs kisses as she got her vaccine! Very very pleased with my experience and so happy to have found them.Blaze B.Blaze B. ★★★★★ Amazing staff, knowledgeable, timely, gracious and very caring for patients and family.sally M.sally M. ★★★★★ The woman in the office are so nice!My cats saw Dr Perry today. He is an extremely nice vet! Very good appointment today!Aimee S.Aimee S. ★★★★★ I take my German Shepherd here for her routine care and grooming. The staff/doctors are AMAZING!Kalyn R.Kalyn R. ★★★★★ The techs here took add much time as needed to gain trust with my Rottweiler. This really eased her anxiety and made her exam and vaccinations allot easier.Big thanks for them caring so much and going so far to make the appointment so easychris P.chris P. ★★★★★ Good pricing, friendly service, knowledgeable. Staff.Kelly G.Kelly G. ★★★★★ We've been going to Shallowford Animal Hospital for several years now and wouldn't go anywhere else !! They truly care about our pups!Christina G.Christina G. ★★★★★ Always friendly and knowledgeable service. Really appreciate them!Michelle B.Michelle B. ★★★★★ Had to put our dog of 13 years down. The doctor and entire staff were so friendly, gentle, and compassionate. You could see that they truly care about animals and people. Thank you for making everything easier for us and Ellie.Joshua F.Joshua F. ★★★★★ Dr. Perry is the BEST veterinarian! He is always so willing to answer my questions and ensures the most optimal care for Ida (my dog). The vet techs and office staff are always knowledgeable and friendly. I feel lucky to have found Shallowford Animal Hospital!Mary R.Mary R. ★★★★★ Everyone is great. The staff takes great care of my dog and know us by name. I know he is in good hands.Constance R.Constance R. ★★★★★ From the minute you walk in SAH, you know it’s going to be a different experience than your usual vet clinic. The office smells pleasant, the staff is welcoming, patients get taken back quickly, and the medical staff is reasonable and gentle with pets. I am confident in the attention and care we receive at SAH. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family.Lisa L.Lisa L. ★★★★★ The staff & doctors at SAH are first rate, very caring to my dog. The services they offer are on point and cost-effective. I highly recommend SAH 👍P. S.P. S. ★★★★★ Went here for some lumps on my Dodson Stacie Mae, she was treated so well by Dr. Hamilton and the rest of the staff. Very kind people at this office and it’s very nice and clean! Thanks again for the helpMiranda Simone (.Miranda Simone (. ★★★★★ They are kind, compassionate, and really care about the people and animals they take care of.Mary Robinette K.Mary Robinette K. ★★★★★ The front desk receptionist is extremely sweet and the staff is great. They care about their patients and parents.Leesa B.Leesa B. ★★★★★ Was looking for vets to take my bearded dragons to. Haven't been to the actual vets office, but got a ton of useful information and they seem like a really nice place.Stephanie S.Stephanie S. ★★★★★ Great staff.B.R. L.B.R. L. ★★★★★ First time here and I like it and so does my dog.Iris D.Iris D. ★★★★★ Great staff and they took really good care of my pets.Brian H.Brian H. ★★★★★ I really like the veterinarians and the staff at Shallowford Animal Hospital. They are kind and caring and very knowledgeable about the needs of my four dogs. No reason to go anywhere else but here ❤️Judy M.Judy M. ★★★★★ Dr Perry and staff took amazing care of our sick boxer. They went above and beyond with answering any and all questions, gave us the best treatment in town! We have decided to use them for all our future animal needs!Sheryl D.Sheryl D. ★★★★★ I am very grateful for the care we are receiving! In 16 years we have been with a number of veterinarians. I feel very lucky to have landed here with my old-timer pup. I highly recommend Shallowford Veterinary Clinic.Christa C.Christa C. ★★★★★ Excellent care!Saturday morning our cat was having tummy issues and needed a vet. SAH worked her in within 2 hrs of me calling, and provided excellent care.Starr H.Starr H. ★★★★★ Fantastic vet and our dogs are always excited to go.Nicholas W.Nicholas W. ★★★★★ Max loves his trimmed nails and groomingWalter J.Walter J. ★★★★★ Everyone here is truly wonderful! My Ragdoll , Mia, is a BEAST when she comes in and they are the only people I would trust with her!!! Our golden retriever, Bella, absolutely adores them all! Shout out to the awesome front desk as well!!Michelle H.Michelle H. ★★★★★ A very confused dogCamille H.Camille H. ★★★★★ They treat me and my fur babies great! Various services available and they actually genuinely love the pets.Steven B.Steven B. ★★★★★ This was my very 1st experience with Shallowford Animal Hospital. My cat & I were treated so very cordially & with the utmost respect & professionalism. The veterinarian & staff are super animal lovers & truly care about their patients. I was very happy with their customer service. It was a very bad rainy day & one staff member asked if she could assist me carrying my BIG CAT (12 lbs) out to the car. That was so sweet of her! Staff is very helpful, knowledgeable & they have wonderful personalities. We have found a home @ Shallowford Animal Hospital.Kudos.Ivy Lovingood M.Ivy Lovingood M. ★★★★★ I've been going here with a variety of pets, both dogs and cats for at least 18 years.Always courteous greeting and treatment. Willing to suggest another vet, if your pet needs something beyond what they can provide. At this time, I would be very reluctant to go to other vets that may be closer. Could not be more satisfied they are knowlegable,competent and caring!Thomas G.Thomas G. ★★★★★ Absolutely favorite new clinic for me. They were very informative and kept me updated every step of the way of my Libby’s spay. 10/10 recommend!Jazmyn B.Jazmyn B. ★★★★★ I picked up meds for my grand dog. Staff was very polite and timelyCindy W.Cindy W. ★★★★★ I love it here everytime I come everyone Is so professional and helpful.Shametrice D.Shametrice D. ★★★★★ I have been bringing my cats and dogs here for 10+ years, and I've always been happy with their service. They recently brought in a couple new vets and they are fantastic also. Even the front desk staff make it easy to schedule 10 appointments at once. Even with urgent issues I can almost always get an appointment within 24 hours.Lindsay L.Lindsay L. ★★★★★ Shallowford Animal Hospital is a really great place. The staff are friendly and professional. They don't just say here's your pet have a good day. They go into full detail about any procedures they do and what you need to do for preventive care. Dr. Perry is awesome. Definitely the best vet my Bella has ever been to. The groomer Ashley did a wonderful job with Bella.Jeff M.Jeff M. ★★★★★ The doctors are very knowledgeable and have always gotten back with me when they've said they would. Appointments are easy to make, and the staff are friendly and helpful. They have helped my Yorkie with her allergies and incontinence by perscribing the right medicines and they always check up on her after every visit. I highly recommend them to anyone.lynn N.lynn N. ★★★★★ The staff is always so kind and caring toward my 2 dogs. Dr. Swears is the best!Danae R.Danae R. ★★★★★ The people at Shallowford Animal Hospital treat my dogs as if they are their own and me as if I am family.Top notch medical care and a very happy and friendly environment.Lucky and Curly are always happy to visit!Bonnie B.Bonnie B. ★★★★★ Little Max always gets the Best of Care, Everything from a stressful emergency visit to the scheduled care, Everybody from the girls at the front desk to the technicians to the doctors and the groomer.Everybody gets 5 stars.John S.John S. ★★★★★ We're from out of town and Shallowford Animal Hospital was able to get us in same day. The staff are kind and knowledgeable, Dr. Heise was amazing, the pricing is extremely fair, and we had a fast turn around on blood work. They checked in on us and were very timely with everything. We were nervous going in and left feeling like everyone really cared about our girl, Cricket. Can't recommend them enough.Jaime L.Jaime L. ★★★★★ I started taking my 2 Mini Schnauzers to Shallowford Animal Hospital back in April 2020. My two pups were not even 1 & we were all caught in a major Tornado. My dogs were not injured physically, but mentally I knew they needed help. I was referred to SAH by my Aunt. It was from that moment on - we became "lifers" with SAH. We now live in Charleston, SC & I make the drive back to Chattanooga, TN for all of the grooming & required Vet appts. As soon as we walk in the door, we are greeted with the sweetest staff, smiles, lots of hello's & every single staff member knows my Dog's names! The Vet's are ABOVE & BEYOND. Every single Vet has made time to speak with me via zoom or phone. Which ever is the easiest for me - they make it work. I cannot speak highly enough about Dr. Perry. He spent so much time with me and one of my pups in order to make sure I was completely satisfied & understood all next steps regarding medications. Like I said, we are "LIFERS" at SAH!!!!!!MaryElizabeth W.MaryElizabeth W. ★★★★★ Impressed enough to leave an unsolicited review. Went to two vets who's lack of care and attention lead to a worsening of my critters issues and a ton of suffering in the mean time. This place took the time to look over my pet head to tail and found an underlying issue the other two facilities had missed. They also took the time to explain my options without pushing me towards any of them. I didn't feel like they were trying to sell me on anything, just genuinely caring for my animal. They made sure we landed on a treatment I was confident in and as a result I'm so much more likely to follow it diligently and return if I have any concerns. Moved over my files. Won't be going anywhere else.Immiye B.Immiye B. ★★★★★ DR.RICHARD.and the staff are very friendly and have great bedsidemannors .very caring .Nathan C.Nathan C. ★★★★★ Called them about cremation options for my sweet kitty who had passed. Treated me and him with so much respect and care. They made an impression of his paw and a clipping of his fur to take with me before I left. Thank you to the sweet staff.Catrina K.Catrina K. ★★★★★ Everyone was so nice and loved on my baby!Sondra M.Sondra M. ★★★★★ These people are beautiful animal loving people! They genuinely care about your animal. My dog wouldn't be alive if it wasn't for these beautiful peopleAlexis T.Alexis T.js_loader

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You work hard to ensure that your furry family member has the best possible life. That’s why partnering with a veterinary provider who genuinely cares for you both is so important. At Chattonnoga’s premier veterinary center, we are proud to offer a comprehensive range of services to address your pet’s specific veterinary needs. From the first checkup to their precious golden years, you can count on us every step of the way! For any questions on our high-quality services or if you would like to schedule an appointment, call us today.

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Best vet experience ever! I am so glad we moved to this area to be able to switch to this awesome vet! The detailed explanation of the entire exam for each dog was emailed to me instantly after the appointment and we even got goodie bags for each dog on the first visit! We couldn’t be more relieved and happy with our decision to go to Shallowford!

Ashley B.

Very nice & friendly staff. My dog was very comfortable there. My dog even liked the staff & doctor. Very thorough exam.

Valerie J.

Excellent experience as always! Dr. Mabe is very thorough! She is Professional as well as kind and loving with my dogs. Staff is excellent as well. Prices are not outrageous—I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else!

Samantha G.

Always a good experience The doctor takes their time with us and checks out our fur baby thoroughly. Very nice front desk help

Tammy C.

I love this facility & the staff are great. All of my fur babies have always been well taken care of here.

Terry S.