Because of the shorter lifespan of our pets, we stress the importance of an annual physical examination. Thorough check-ups and preventive care can help detect serious health problems earlier, often when they can be treated or controlled more easily. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best:


Preventive Care: Annual examinations and vaccinations are critical to keeping your pet healthy long into their golden years. 


Diagnostic Services: Pets cannot tell us what is wrong, so diagnostic services (blood chemistries, radiology, etc.) are often needed to narrow down which disease process or illness is causing your pet's symptoms. There are also routine diagnostic tests utilized as part of a comprehensive wellness program designed to keep your pet in top shape for years to come.
Surgical Services: From routine sterilization surgery to removing troubling tumors, you never know when you pet might be facing surgery. Our experienced staff is ready to take excellent care of your four-legged companion.
Pharmacy: We have a well-stocked pharmacy ready to soothe your pet's symptoms and provide relief from many conditions, including arthritis, stomach upset, allergies, skin irritation, and more. We also carry preventative products to protect your pets from internal and external parasites alike. 


Internal medicine and other consults: We offer referrals to internal medicine specialists who perform ultrasounds and endoscopic procedures, and help us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases. We also offer referrals for orthopedics, behavior, neurology, ophthalmology, and dentistry cases, when warranted.

Permanent identification: We offer microchip identification, which can be performed during a normal office visit or while your pet is anesthetized for another procedure.
Dietary Counseling We will provide guidance regarding your pet's nutritional needs for each life stage, including dietary requirements for growth, weight maintenance and performance.
Behavioral Counseling:  We can provide advice regarding the prevention and correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.


Emergency Care:  Please contact the Regional Institute for Veterinary Emergencies and Referrals (RIVER) in the case of an after-hours emergency. Their telephone number is (423) 698-4612.

Dr. Gerard Clarke

Dr. Jimmy Emerson

Small Animal Medicine & Surgery

by Appointment

6999 Nashville Street

Ringgold, GA 30736


Ph: (706) 937-7387

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

Sunday CLOSED 

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