By Allyssa Basso | Photo Courtesy Animal House Veterinary Clinic
Voted Nashville’s best veterinarian four years in a row, Animal House Veterinary Clinic Nashville is at the forefront of middle Tennessee’s animal care. Glowing reviews from patient owners flood their Facebook page, more than one staking the claim that the veterinarians at Animal House have saved the lives of their furry friends. Staffed by an incredible team of veterinarians and technicians, it’s no surprise that Animal House is so well renowned. Of course, any great team is nothing without a great leader. Dr. Catrina Herd is head of the staff at Animal House. She joined the clinic in 2009 and purchased it in 2011. As the previous veterinarian for Williamson County Animal Control, it’s safe to assume Dr. Herd has seen almost anything and everything, making her the perfect person to handle any situation that passes through the clinic.
A look at their website gives just a little insight into how much the staff at Animal House really cares about each and every pet that comes through their door, and how much they are willing to do to prevent them from encountering emergency visits. The Animal House website is packed with information (called Care Guides) on everything from why you should spay and neuter your pets to what people food they’re allowed to have to information on heartworm disease. This readily accessible information is not only helpful, but extremely comforting to pet owners and those toying with the idea of introducing a fur baby into their home.
Animal House doesn’t just cater to the run of the mill animal variety. They are also equipped to deal with the more exotic pets including ferrets and birds. Regardless of genus or species, it’s clear that Animal House truly is a home to every extra animal. They proudly state they “want you to feel like you’re walking into your granny’s kitchen”, and that friendly demeanor translates not only in the clinic, but also across all of their social media pages. They support and care just as much about the owners of their clientele as they do about their patients. They can refer pet owners to organizations who may offer financial assistance depending on circumstances. Their website also offers a ‘Pet Portal,’ an online interface for owners to keep track of their pets’ records and communicate with the clinic, all at the click of a button.
Perhaps Animal House’s most important feature is their involvement in local foster groups and community events. The lend their services wherever they are needed and their Facebook page showcases dozens of pictures from various events. They routinely promote local non-profits and encourage followers to show off pets they have adopted. It truly is Animal House’s amazing attention to their clients and community that makes them such a stellar clinic and somewhere that every pet owner can trust to give their four legged (maybe less, maybe more) friend the care and love they deserve.
Animal House Veterinary Clinic is located at 223 Largo Drive in Nashville or online at http://animalhouse.vetstreet.com/ or @AnimalHouseNashville on Facebook.