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Boyd's Creek Animal Hospital

11653 Chapman Highway
Seymour, TN 37865

(865)577-2738

www.boydscreekvet.com

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE ARE OFFERING CURBSIDE SERVICE ONLY AND OUR HOURS WILL BE 9-3 M-F AND 8-NOON SAT.

PLEASE NOTE--EVEN WITH THE TIGHTER RESTRICTIONS THE GOVERNOR PLACED ON THE PUBLIC WITH THE MANDATORY STAY AT HOME ORDER EFFECTIVE 4.2.2020 THROUGH 4.15.2020, YOU CAN TRAVEL FOR ESSENTIAL APPOINTMENTS.  VETERINARY APPOINTMENTS ARE INCLUDED AND ARE CONSIDERED ESSENTIAL.  WE ARE HERE FOR YOU AND YOUR PETS  DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME.  

Welcome to Boyd's Creek Animal Hospital!

 

Boyd's Creek Animal Hospital is dedicated to our patients, whose loving, unique, and engaging personalities enrich our lives, touch our hearts, and constantly inspire  us.

 

 

Boyd's Creek Animal Hospital is dedicated to our patients, whose loving, unique, and engaging personalities enrich our lives, touch our hearts, and constantly inspire us.

At Boyd's Creek Animal Hospital, we love what we do - and it shows! We believe that taking care of your beloved pets is our calling in life.  We want to offer you and your pet the care and compassion you both deserve.  We strive each day to strengthen our commitment to helping animals in need and to renew our promise to exceed expectations in animal care and in our hospital facilities.

We strive each day to strengthen our commitment to helping animals in need and to renew our promise to exceed expectations in animal care and in our hospital facilities.

AAHA Certified!

 

Our hospital is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)!  We are Sevier County's first AAHA Hospital and 1 of only 7 veterinary hospitals within a 50 mile radius to have received this certification.  Please visit our AAHA page for more information about our hospitals recognition.

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DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE ARE OFFERING CURBSIDE SERVICE ONLY.  PLEASE CALL THE CLINIC 865-577-2738 WHEN YOU ARRIVE AND A TECH WILL BRING YOUR PET INSIDE.  PLEASE REMAIN IN YOUR VEHICLE.  WHEN THE APPOINTMENT IS OVER, AND IF NECESSARY DURING THE APPOINTMENT A DR. OR TECHNICIAN WILL CALL YOU ABOUT YOUR PET.  WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME AND WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE TO SERVE YOU AND YOUR PET.

We understand during these uncertain times surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak that you have questions about your pet.  Please know we are here to help you in any way we can.  Together we will get through this.  Here is information that you may find helpful.

CAN I GET COVID-19 FROM MY PET?

At this time, there is NO EVIDENCE that companion animals, livestock or wildlife can spread COVID-19 or that they might be a source of infection in the United States.  However, since all animals can carry germs that can make people sick, it's always a good idea to practice healthy habits around pets and other animals.

  • Wash your hands after handling animals, their food, waste or supplies.
  • Practice good pet hygiene and clean up after pets properly.

Take pets to the veterinarian regularly and talk to your veterinarian if you have questions about your pet's health.

IS THERE A RISK TO MY PETS AND HOW CAN I PROTECT THEM IF I AM SICK?

The CDC has NOT received any reports of pets or other animals becoming sick with COVID-19.  If you are sick with COVID-19 (either suspected or confirmed), you should restrict contact with pets and other animals, just like you would with other people.  This can ensure both you and your animals stay safe.

Remember, the only silly question is the one not asked.  Please reach out to us with any concerns or questions you may have at this trying time.

While You're Here, Don't Miss:

 

  • Services - See what we have to offer you and your pet
  • Forms - Download forms to complete before your visit 
  • Rapid Rx Refill - Reorder your pet's medication online!
  • Our Mission - What we believe, and why we are here
  • Pet Library - over 2,500 handouts on pet health topics 

 

NEW!


We're excited to announce our partnership with VitusVet, the best-rated app that digitally connects pet parents and their care providers to improve the health and safety of pets. As part of our partnership we're introducing an integration between our practice management solution and VitusVet’s app. The integration allows pet parents to schedule appointments, purchase refills, review reminders and confirmations, and view their pets’ medical history based on information from Vetter Software. Please scroll to the bottom of this page, or any page of our Website to download the App, request an appointment or request a prescription refill.

IS YOUR PET ON PURINA PRESCRIPTON FOODS?

If you are quarantined or self-isolating or just want the convenience of your pet's prescription foods sent directly to your door, Boyd's Creek Animal Hospital and Purina have teamed up to offer you door service.  Please click on the this link to be taken to the order site:  https://www.proplanvetdirect.com/customer/account/create/?to=clinic&clinic-id+FPTU1

 

  

 

IT'S SPRING FLEA-VER!

THE IMPORTANCE OF FLEA AND TICK PREVENTION FOR YOUR BELOVED PETS


As winter begins to give way to warmer spring weather, our beloved furry friends are going to want to spend more time outdoors.  The downside to the weather change is the surge of fleas and ticks your pet could experience while exploring your backyard and beyond.  Are your pets protected from the dangers of fleas and ticks?  Are flea and tick preventatives really that important?  The short answer is YES!  Diseases caused by fleas and ticks are dangerous and can cause your pets serious harm.  Here are some things your may not have known about fleas and ticks and why they are so dangerous to your pets.

TICK-TOCK!  Ticks are ectoparasites, living by feeding on the blood of mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles and amphibians.  In order for a tick to live, it must feed on a host organism.  A tick bite can cause infections, abscesses, paralysis, and even death in your pet.  Ticks also carry a myriad of diseases, including Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Ehrlichiosis.  Symptoms of these diseases include loss of appetite, lethargy, sensitivity to touch, and depression.  Each of these tick-borne diseases can cause serious harm to your pet; but they are all difficult to diagnose due to the vague nature of the presenting symptoms.  If you suspect your pet has been bitten by a tick and it is presenting with any of the above symptoms, please call us!

 FLEA CIRCUS  Fleas are small flightless insects that feed on the blood of a host and move from specimen to specimen by jumping.  The pesky creatures can cause major discomfort to our four legged friends, including but not limited to itchy skin, flaky skin, scabs, hotspots and hair loss.  For a flea to be a serious danger t our pets, it only takes ONE BITE!  One of the scariest parts about a flea infestation is that it can cause tapeworms in our pets.  Fleas carry tapeworm larvae.  Pets eat the fleas on their skin when going to itch the spot where the flea might have bitten them.  Those larvae are eaten with the flea and mature to an adult tapeworm inside of your pet's belly.  One of the most telling signs that your pet has contracted a tapeworm is that your pet is eating a normal amount but losing a significant amount of weight.

SO, HOW TO PROTECT YOUR PET FROM THESE HARMFUL INSECTS is year round prevention.  With a variety of oral, topical and injectable products, there is an option out there that will work best your you and your pet.  The chronic skin problems,and deadly diseases  are a serious threat to your four legged companion.  PLEASE DO NOT medicate your pets without consulting a veterinarian first!  Flea and tick medications can be toxic if not given in proper doses.  If you think your pet has been exposed to any of these insect borne illnesses, please call us!

 

Pet of the Week

 

Duke here!  We can all use a double dose of adorable during this pandemic.  We think Duke is the perfect candidate.

Upcoming Local Events and Pet Health Awareness Events

  NATIONAL PIG DAY MARCH 1, 2020

  NATIONAL HORSE PROTECTION DAY MARCH 1, 2020

  NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL PET SITTERS WEEK MARCH 1-7, 2020

  NATIONAL ANIMAL POISON PREVENTION WEEK MARCH 15-21, 2020

  NATIONAL POULTRY DAY MARCH 19, 2020

  NATIONAL PUPPY DAY MARCH 23, 2020

  NATIONAL AGRICULTURE DAY MARCH 24, 2020

 

  MARCH IS ALSO:

  PET POISON PREVENTION MONTH

  ADOPT-A-RESCUED-GUINEA-PIG MONTH

  CATTLE BRANDING SEASON

 

We are offering  SPA DAY specials.

 

Your pet will be treated to therapeutic shampoos and creme rinses, brushing, combing out, furminator treatment, nail trimming and filing.  We can also do a shave down and express anal glands.  Call for an appointment to pamper your furry friend.  Mention you saw this on our Website and get $5.00 off!

 

 We continually update our webpage, so stop by often to see what's new.