Veterinarian in Watkinsville, GA
Southern Hearts Animal Hospital is a small animal general practice hospital. We strive to provide personal and individual care to dogs and cats of all sizes and shapes! We enjoy serving the families of our community. We are located in lovely Watkinsville, Georgia, an amazing community full of history and warmth.
We are locally owned and operated. There is a current trend of large business corporations buying small privately owned veterinary hospitals. We believe this takes away from the personal and individual care that we strive for. This also impacts the local communities economically. We live in the communities we serve.
As your family veterinarian in Watkinsville, the Southern Hearts Veterinary Hospital strives to offer full-service animal health care for your pet. We are trained and equipped to treat a wide range of injuries and disorders in pets of all ages and breeds. Since it’s always better to prevent illness and disease before they happen, we place a heavy emphasis on preventive veterinary medicine to keep your pet healthy, happy, and active throughout their lives. Here are some of the services we provide.Meet Our Team
”This was the best vet experience our dog, Leo, has ever had. It was the first time he ever tried to turn around and go back into the vet building. The Vet and tech did an amazing job making Leo comfortable and keeping him distracted. If I lived in this area, this would definitely be my dog's primary veterinarian.Laura C.
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Good health starts at the very beginning of your pet’s life journey. Regular checkups, vaccinations, parasite testing and deworming, and spaying and neutering will get them off to a great start. We can also advise you on proper diet, preventing bad behavior, and potty training. Ask about our new Puppy & Kitten Care Information Package.
Just like their human partners, older pets have special health needs and concerns and should visit their veterinarian in Watkinsville more frequently than in their youth. We are very experienced at treating the physical conditions and ailments that pets often face as they age.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure is our motto, and we’ll keep your pet healthy through a combination of diagnostic testing, regular physical and dental exams, vaccinations and parasite control, and nutrition and lifestyle management.
Regular dental care is very important for the overall health of your pet. Periodontal disease is common in cats and dogs, and if not treated early the infection can spread throughout the body. Regular dental exams and teeth cleaning will help to keep oral problems at bay.
We maintain a well-equipped surgical suite and diagnostic lab and can perform surgeries of all types, from minor procedures to major operations.
When the unexpected happens, you can rest assured that you have a veterinarian in Watkinsville who knows your pet and is available and prepared to provide emergency treatment when you need it.
We know that as a pet parents, you will have many questions about your pet’s care. Whether you are a new or existing client, we endeavor to provide that information and ensure that it is always available to you when you need it. We have created a few questions down below that we are often asked by our clients.
We see the following types of pets:
- Exotics seen by Dr. Vavlas include, rabbits, ferrets, small rodents, ducks, chickens, lizards, turtles, tortoises, etc…
We do! During business hours, we accept emergency cases. We do request that you give us a call before you arrive so that we can have our team ready for you once you arrive.
Outside of business hour, we refer out to a couple of local practices that we trust. You can find more information about these locations by clicking the button below.Emergency Information
- Spay, neuter, mass removals, dental cleanings & extractions and an array of soft tissue surgeries. Any further questions about specific surgeries please call!