Animal Hospital of Whitfield County is a full-service veterinary practice in Dalton, GA. We're more than just a veterinary hospital. Our goal is to help improve your pet's overall well-being and live happier lives! We provide a comprehensive set of services that span from Wellness Exams, Dental Care, Vaccinations, Surgery, Microchipping, and Boarding, just to name a few.
Dr. Richmond has been taking care of animals in Whitfield County for 17 years. He has owned the clinic now for 5 years.
“I was introduced to the profession of veterinary medicine at a young age. Growing up in a rural area of southern West Virginia, my grandfather owned and operated a small gentlemen’s farm in which he raised cattle and housed my childhood pony. I would visit with him a couple of times a month and stay with him on occasion during the summer. He would take me to the stock sales sometimes when I was there. As I got a little older, my grandfather and I would discuss my plans to become a veterinarian. Although he felt I might do something less “physically dirty,” he was extremely supportive of my career choice. We had many occasions to discuss my career choice. Unfortunately, he passed during my sophomore year of veterinary school and never got the opportunity to see me fulfill my dream.”
Dr. Megan Preston is a local Murray County Highschool graduate. She earned her Bachelor of Biology degree at Dalton State College and Graduated from Lincoln Memorial College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021.
Like most in the veterinary field, doctors pursue veterinary medicine because of their love for animals. It was later that Dr. Preston would come to realize her true passion; the power of the human-animal bond and the compassion she has for the owners of the animals she treats.
“Friendly and safe place to bring your little ones. I love the staff, and the vet. They made me feel secure when I had to leave my baby over night. They let me know exactly what I would need to know to care for her at home. When I pick up the girls flee medicine every month the staff are so helpful, and keep me informed on any new changes. I highly recommend the Animal Hospital to everyone”
“My Yorkie was attacked by a pitbull and had to have his eye removed. Dr Richmond has awesome bedside manner and did a great job fixing up my baby boy. Will not go anywhere else. Priced very reasonable. So many vet offices overcharge. Not the case here. Thank you so much Dr Richmond. You’re office was a breath of fresh air in a stressful time.”
Absolutely cannot say enough wonderful things about this animal hospital! June Bug had to have her leg amputated after being run over, they truly care and love animals. I am beyond grateful to every single person who works there for taking such amazing care of this girl thank you all! I highly recommend them for any major surgery!
We've been to this veterinarian clinic a couple times, and each time the customer service, service, and pricing is unmatched. Super clean facilities, and friendly staff, who genuinely care about their customers and their pets! I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
Would never consider taking my Dog anywhere but here! Had to gave emergency surgery, the DR.came out and spoke with us,then took him straight back to take care of him. Kept us updated personally every step of the way. Amazing man!
Awesome place. They got me an appointment the next day and no other vet I called could do that. My dog immediately got better. Will definitely use them exclusively now.
I took my dog in last year and found out she had parvo and was about to die. I didn't have the money but my dog is my world. They kept her for a week and now she is better than ever. Other places would have just told us to go home. Definitely recommend this place.
Dr. Richmond and staff are awesome! I've taken multiple pets there for over 16 years. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my pets. Highly recommend!!