Shallowford Animal Hospital in Chattanooga, TN

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★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ We love Shallowford Animal Hospital! Today, we saw Dr. Hamilton and the tech Jillian. From start to finish, we were in wow! My boy is a little over 1 now. We have been through 3 different vets because we have just not found the “right” fit (in nicer words). No one has taken the time of day, the few places we have been there in and out within 5 mins after waiting for at least 20. My boy is special and requires a little extra love (as most animals do). When I first called to make the appt., nothing but knowledge, friendliness, helpful tips, etc. to calm my nerves until he could come in. As Jillian triaged him, she really listened to us and asked all the right questions to really get to know who Loui is, very thorough, so smart, friendly, and just so sweet (pretty funny too)! Then Dr. Hamilton came in, because of previous experiences I surely thought she’d be in and out. She walked in, sat on the floor and examined Loui, talked to him first and then proceeded and as she did, she talked us through the process what she was doing, why, etc. the whole time. She started from his head all the way to his little paws, even saying “so she didn’t miss anything” and she didn’t, she pointed out things that I didn’t even realize. She was in our room with our pup for at LEAST 30 mins, if not longer. I seriously couldn’t be more impressed with her knowledge, the care, willingness to educate us, etc. Upon leaving, Jillian came back in, made sure we understood treatment and reviewed pricing with us (also going the extra mile to help keep things at a good price) Loui has finally found his home for the extra care he deserves, when he’s a sick boy.. I really feel comfortable with his care in their hands. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would. A M A Z I N G!Trisha D.Trisha D. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ 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 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. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ Dr Perry and his team was wonderful and made us feel confident in our choice of veterinary clinic! Thank you all so much for your knowledge and kindness.AmberAmber ★★★★★ Great place to take your pet. They are always friendly and greet you with a smile. If you have a question, they are willing to answer it. Awesome place!!!Julie B.Julie B. ★★★★★ Everyone that works here is extremely kind and accommodating. I will always go here.Megan G.Megan G. ★★★★★ Wonderful experience at this doctor. Very knowledgeable very caring very helpful. The wait time can be a little long due to the amount of volume they do but besides that I give it two thumbs up.Jeff G.Jeff G. ★★★★★ Excellent.Bradley S.Bradley S. ★★★★★ This is my vet of choice for all of my furbabies over the years. Friendly, professional staff. Wellness plans help with budgeting, and easy to work with/talk to about whatever questions/concerns pop up.Lauren W.Lauren W. ★★★★★ Charlie would not recommend Shallowford Animal Hospital (or any vet for that matter), but I give them 5 stars! They are thorough and professional, clean exam rooms and wait time isn't too bad.Meghan S.Meghan S. ★★★★★ This is the only Doc I will take my dogs to in chattanooga. Doc Chris is the man. Thanks buddy for taking care of Atreyu and Oliver...Jonny B.Jonny B. ★★★★★ Great vet. Even precut Magnuses pills!Dana A.Dana A. ★★★★★ Great caring place for your fur baby!Joe Stegall J.Joe Stegall J. ★★★★★ Nice friendly and very clean placeHold The P.Hold The P. ★★★★★ I am usually terrified to go to the vet with my cat, so I really appreciated how warm and friendly everyone was at the shallowford animal hospital. They made both me and little Janis Joplin feel at home. The place was sparkling clean, the vet was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, and the text were all amazing!Rob L.Rob L. ★★★★★ Had to put our 17 year old dog down. They where so understanding and nice! Would recommend them to anyone!Michele W.Michele W. ★★★★★ Great vets who care about their patientsChristie P.Christie P. ★★★★★ Veterinarian Chris Perry is excellent!Jane E.Jane E. ★★★★★ The staff here are WONDERFUL!! They truly LOVE all the animals in their care. They are a bit on the pricey side but they really take great care of the animals!! They are very informative and helpful!! Our Chloe LOVES them all and we LOVE them!!Jeanine R.Jeanine R. ★★★★★ We have been using Shallowford Animal Hospital for years. I could not find any negative points if I tried. This hospital in my opinion is one of the best in Chattanooga. I always feel welcome and they take great care of my dog. I would recommend this facility to anyone.Debbie Jolley, Randy Jolley and of course BaileyDeborah J.Deborah J. ★★★★★ Great veterinarian care.Jeff G.Jeff G. ★★★★★ Every staff member is wonderful. They always treat you so nice and truly love your babies. The doctors practice such high upstanding medicine. I will always recommend them as the top tier of vet med!Alicia F.Alicia F. ★★★★★ One of the only vets that actually take time to see my Kitty. Two vets wouldn’t even touch her because of her aggression, but she feels safe and comfortable with everyone in this office and she does amazing. The staff is absolutely amazing!Stephanie D.Stephanie D. ★★★★★ I had my best friend of 17 years put down today. The whole staff, from the girls on the front the the Dr herself were all so so kind. So compassionate. I made a very difficult decision today. My Lana had never been seen at this office before but they did not care. I pray that none of you reading this ever have to go thru this grief. But if you do? You and your friend will be well cared for.Sherrie O.Sherrie O. ★★★★★ Had a wonderful experience! Took my greyhound there to get checked out for some tooth pain and everyone was SO sweet to us and super knowledgeable of his breed (which i'm always extra nervous about with vets.) They really were able to put me at ease and curate a treatment plan that was best for him. They also provided a report card post visit AND estimate for next dental visit. So good. Love it! Definitely our go-to vet from now on.Also for cuteness: here's a pic of him maxin' and relaxin' waiting the the vet tech (likely known to him as the lady with the cheese treats) to return back with meds.Delaney M.Delaney M. ★★★★★ They have always taken excellent care of my dogs. They provide boarding and grooming as well as vet services. Love the preventative care plan they offer.Update from visit 4/6/2022After 2 grooming fails at other places, I took my baby back to SAH and she came out beautifully. She looked like a different dog and her behavior told me that she felt better. Dr. Mabe, one of the founders, has given my dogs excellent care and is caring for the parents as well.Cynthia S.Cynthia S. ★★★★☆ I trust these people with my pets. Really good hours of operation as well, I can always either go before or after work, which is something I can't missAaron S.Aaron S. ★★★★☆ Small location. Staff okay, doctor's well versed. Explained everything you need for your fur babyAndre R.Andre R.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.