Frequently Asked Questions

The team at Dogwood Park Animal Clinic answers commonly asked questions below.
Please contact us directly if you have additional questions, 706-541-2911.

How much will my visit cost?
We cannot provide you with more detailed pricing prior to your visit because we do not know what your pet needs until we meet him or her. We don’t do “cookie cutter” vaccination protocols for our patients, so every pet is treated as an individual. Once we evaluate your pet and prior to providing any treatment, you will be provided with a complete written treatment plan detailing the costs of your visit. We don’t like surprises when it comes to money and we know you don’t either.

If you’re looking for the cheapest vet in town, we’re not it. We pride ourselves on providing high-quality care for your pet.

Why does my pet need an exam? Can't he just get his rabies vaccine without an exam?
According to Georgia state law, a rabies vaccine must be administered by a veterinarian. The veterinarian will examine your pet’s overall health and suitability for vaccination. It is imperative that your pet gets a full examination at least once yearly to check for things you’re not able to see at home such as dental infections, heart murmurs, ear infections, etc. Your time with the veterinarian is valuable. We hope you’ll use this opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your pet’s health.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes please! Spending enough time with you and your pet is important to us. To make this possible, we ask that you call and make an appointment.
Do you offer boarding or grooming?
No, we are a medical facility only. Of course, we are happy to trim your pet’s nails while here, but we do not offer full service grooming.
What do you charge for spays and neuters?
We do not publish our spay and neuter prices. The price varies depending on your pet’s age and size, anesthetic needs, preanesthetic labwork, etc. Once we meet you and your pet, we are happy to provide a written detailed estimate.
My pet hates coming to the vet. What can I do to make it easier?
Your pet can sense your stress about his/her visit. We try to make the environment here feel as calm and relaxed as possible. You’ll find soothing music in the exam rooms, fuzzy blankets for cats, lots of treats, and gentle handling of your pet for exams. If you know ahead of time that your pet will be stressed, please call us to talk about it prior to the exam. There are medications available to administer to your pet at home prior to your visit to help him feel less nervous while he’s here.

We also recommend stopping by for “happy visits.” During these visits, you drop in with your pet to get some treats and pets, and then you’re on your way. Hopefully, these visits will help your pet know there’s nothing to fear at the vet’s office.

Can I buy my pet's medications cheaper online?

Of course! Please visit our online pharmacy by clicking here. This provides the convenience of quick online orders sent to your home from a reputable source…Us!

How can I schedule an appointment for my pet?

To schedule an appointment, call or text us at 706-541-2911.
Or visit this page for general appointments and this page for physical/wellness exam appointments.
You can also send an email to

Are you hiring?

Please check our Careers page to see all of our open positions.