Small Animal Medicine & Surgery by Appointment

Dr. Gerard Clarke
Dr. Jimmy Emerson


Monday  8:30a - 5:30p
Tuesday  8:30a - 5:30p
Wednesday  CLOSED
Thursday  8:30a - 5:30p
Friday  8:30a - 5:30p
Saturday  8:30a - 1:30p

Our Goal is to Make Your Pet Happy!

Welcome to Ringgold Animal Hospital!  Find out more about the services we offer and get to know our team - then give us a call to schedule an appointment today! Serving dogs and cats in the Ringgold, Tunnel Hill, Dalton, Fort Oglethorpe, and greater Chattanooga area. 


Ringgold Animal Hospital understands the unique relationship between you and your pet. We treat our own pets like royalty and will roll out the red carpet for yours, too. Your beloved companion will receive the best possible care in our capable hands.


Our experienced veterinarians are committed to staying on the cutting edge of innovative technology. We use only the most advanced veterinary medicine to treat our furry patients.


The doctors and staff attend numerous hours of continuing education every year and are always innovating and implementing new ideas to make your pet's visit the best it can be.  


From consultation to diagnostics and treatment - our team is committed to preserving and restoring your animal's health.


We emphasize client education and preventive care to ensure your pet lives a long, happy life. Whether you have a brand new puppy or a geriatric cat, we know you will appreciate the attention we give to each and every patient we see. 


We look forward to meeting you and your pet very soon!

Visit our Online Pharmacy!

Current clients can order from our online pharmacy for convenient home delivery! Whether you need heartworm prevention, flea and tick prevention, daily non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, prescription food, or any number of other items, you can order them from the comfort of your home.


Once you've placed your order, please allow 24-48 hours for us to approve it. Once approved, it will ship and be delivered to you in 3-7 business days. 


In most cases, our online pharmacy prices are competitive with other online pharmacies. In some cases, we may also have instant rebates available!

We are AAHA Accredited!

Did you know that accreditation for animal hospitals is voluntary? Surprising, isn’t it? Nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15% of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are proud to call ourselves an AAHA-accredited hospital.


In the United States, all human hospitals that serve people with Medicare must be accredited through an accrediting body; they undergo regular reviews and quality checks to ensure they meet standards of quality for every aspect of medical care. However, not all animal hospitals choose to pursue the AAHA-accreditation process since it is not required by law. When it comes to pet health care, accreditation is voluntary. The accreditation process is rigorous and time-consuming, and not every veterinary hospital wants to go through the lengthy process.


Accreditation by AAHA means that an animal hospital has been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain their accreditation, hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years. State and provincial regulations can vary widely – in fact, some states don’t routinely inspect hospitals, only going in for an inspection when a complaint is filed by a pet owner. AAHA accreditation is considered the standard for veterinary excellence, and does not vary between states or provinces (AAHA accredits hospitals in both the U.S. and Canada).


We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.

Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit

We have an app!

With our all-new PetPage by AllyDVM app, we’re simplifying your pet care.

We’re excited to provide an improved experience with all-new digital self-serve tools: 

  • Update your information, request refills, verify your upcoming appointment date/time, and check your pet's vaccination status – even when our office is closed
  • Easy registration and login process
  • Pet ID you can customize and share
  • Set up and receive in-app notifications and reminders

The PetPage app is available for download today!


Follow these steps for a better pet-care experience:


1. From your phone, download the PetPage by AllyDVM mobile app from the Google Play or Apple Store.


2. Open the app and click the "sign up" button on the home page. Enter the email address on file at Ringgold Animal Hospital, choose a password, and click the create account button.


3. Once you receive a confirmation email, use the link in that email to verify your account. (Check your SPAM folder if you do not see the confirmation in your inbox.)

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