$20 for a Pet Checkup and Test ($89 Total Value)
- Office visit with head-to-tail pet exam (a $49 value)
- Heartworm test with blood sample (a $35 value)
- Waste disposal (a $5value)
Shallowford Animal Hospital
Veterinarians Catherine Mabe and Troy Bearden designed Shallowford Animal Hospital, a certified Gold Cat Friendly Practice according to the American Association of Feline Practitioners, to provide the most-advanced medical technology available, as well as creature comforts that cater to dogs' and cats' unique needs. In 1994, Dr. Mabe was able to coax Dr. Bearden away from his house-call practice, and the two eventually decided to construct a state-of-the-art hospital with amenities matching their high quality of services. In 2002, the 5,300-square-foot facility won a merit award in Veterinary Economics's hospital-design competition. In addition to finding the whimsical interior to be "gorgeous," the contest judges took note of the custom-built cat condos—a feature that felines also enjoy, thanks to small portholes that can be opened to let them move horizontally through the unit. Alternatively, visiting dogs rest comfortably in air-conditioned and heated kennels and enjoy exercise within indoor runs and a fenced yard.
The hospital has been certified by the American Animal Hospital Association since 1997, one of roughly 3,200 clinics to hold the designation. Within its gray and blue walls, the doctors perform surgical procedures with less invasive and less-painful laparoscopic and electrosurgical techniques than traditional surgery. To do so, they utilize preemptive pain-control methods and advanced patient-monitoring technology.