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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should my pet have an exam and blood work?

At Alamo Animal Clinic, we believe that the best way to extend the life of your pet is to identify disease processes early and prevent the progression of chronic illness before it becomes a problem. For this reason, our doctor advises scheduling yearly exams for your pet.

To ensure that we identify health issues early, we recommend an examination by our veterinarian every 12 months for healthy pets under the age of 7, and every 6 months for healthy senior patients. Those pets with chronic disease or mobility issues may require examination on a more frequent basis.

Blood work is another way to identify disease processes early and prevent the progression of chronic disease. We recommend annual blood work to provide a baseline for our veterinarian to identify trends and specific areas to focus on in an effort to prolong the duration and quality of life of our patients. Whether your pet is a youngster, or a senior, regular blood work can help detect some diseases early, making it easier to catch a potential problem early and avoid complications and expensive treatments.

Why does my pet need a dental procedure?

Periodontal disease (disease of the structures around the tooth--the gums, bone, and connective tissue) is one of the most common problems that we deal with on a daily basis at Alamo Animal Clinic. Periodontal infections, tooth fractures, and oral masses can be sources of serious discomfort for your pet. Additionally, untreated periodontal infections can cause damage to major organs of the body including the heart, liver, and kidneys. Proper veterinary dental care can help prevent your pet from developing painful dental conditions and can extend their life expectancy as well.

What financing options do you offer, or is payment expected at the time of service?

Alamo Animal Clinic is pleased to offer above standard services and care for their clients. In order to continue a high quality of service, payment is expected in full at the time of examination or procedure. We accept cash, check and credit card payments. If an unexpected emergency occurs with your pet that is not within your immediate budget, we are partnered with Care Credit. For more information and to find out if you qualify, please visit https://www.carecredit.com.

Our Clinic

775 S. Cavalier Dr.
Alamo, TN 38001

Call: (731) 696-5009
Fax: 731-696-2443


Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

For After Hours Emergencies:
Jackson Pet Emergency Clinic
2815 N. Highland Ave., Ste. D
Jackson, TN 38305
Phone: 731-660-4343