The Animal Hospital of Whitfield County

1306 North Thornton Ave
Dalton, GA 30720



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 alleviate serious health problems. We offer a wide range of veterinary services to keep your companions feeling their best:

Preventative Medicine:  Vaccines, annual examinations, nutritional and behavioral counseling.

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Services:  Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets' complete health care needs.  
Surgical Services:  Elective procedures (spay/neuter, declaw, dentistry). Soft tissue (abscesses, tumor removals, exploratory, etc.). Most orthopedic. All pets are under constant monitoring during their anesthetic episode. They are monitored by a trained assistant/technician as well as medical devices designed to measure/monitor heart rate, oxygen saturation, temperature, blood pressure, and other vital parameters.

Anesthesia:  We utilize the safest available anesthetics to provide an extra margin of safety, especially for our older or high-risk patients. Using the most modern equipment, the patient's vital signs are monitored during all anesthetic procedures.
Internal medicine consults: We offer in-hospital referrals to an internal medicine specialist who performs ultrasounds, endoscopic procedures and helps us with the diagnosis of more complicated cases.
Radiology Services:  Our on-site, modern X-ray equipment provides high quality radiographs to aid in the quick diagnosis of many disorders.
Electrocardiography Services:  We provide ECG services on-site as well as consultations with cardiology specialists.
Dentistry:  Our dental services include teeth cleaning and polishing, dental X-rays, tooth extractions and minor oral surgery.
Laboratory:  Our in-house laboratory facilities provide for serum chemistry, hematology, serology, urinalysis and parasite testing. We also utilize commercial veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics and consultations.
Permanent identification: We offer microchip identification.
Pharmacy:  We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives to meet the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets.
Individualized Flea Control Programs:  We develop programs for the specific needs of your pet and your own particular environmental situation. We will review with you the best ways to control fleas in your house, in your yard and on your pet.

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 correction of problems such as excessive barking, chewing, spraying, scratching, digging, house soiling and aggression.

Boarding:  Climate controlled indoor runs and cages. we provide towels, blankets, and beds for all animals. We also provide a well balanced diet, but you are welcome to bring your own food and medicines in labeled containers. We also offer an isolation room with cages for animals with contagious illnesses (parvo, kennel cough, upper respiratory, etc.). Pets may be dropped off and picked up during regular business hours Monday through Saturday.

Bathing and Shaving:  Routine and therapeutic bathing services are available. Includes nail trims, ear cleaning, and anal gland expression. We do NOT offer specialty cuts.

Emergency Care:  Please call our main telephone number for instructions for after-hour emergencies..


Hours of Operation:

Monday thru Friday: 8am-6pm

Saturday: 8am-12pm

Sunday: Closed

1306 North Thornton Ave

Dalton, Ga 30720

Phone: (706) 226-3710

Fax: (706) 226-2802

(423) 822-8304

(423) 698-4612