The veterinarians and support staff at Falcon Valley Animal Hospital tend to a revolving cast of cats and dogs that comes through the doors. They love animals—all of them are pet owners except for Soot the cat, who is not responsible enough to own other cats.
Inside the hospital, patients will find an onsite pharmacy, boarding facilities, training classes, and, naturally, veterinary services. Veteran puppy trainer Dennis Bastian teaches rebellious pups to adhere to their best friends’ commands. Comprehensive exams for new puppies and kittens get pets up-to-date on vaccinations and include heartworm, flea, and tick prevention as well as free food samples. Pet microchipping—a procedure in which a microchip the size of a grain of rice is placed under a pet’s skin—is also available to help locate pets in the event that they get lost or want to cheat in a game of hide-and-seek.
For more than 40 years, the experienced caretakers at Cherokee Animal Clinic have kept furry friends safe and spry with veterinary services, dental care, boarding, and grooming in a well-equipped wellness center. The team of three vets can choose from five exam rooms in which to vaccinate and microchip pooches, or take to the surgical suite approved by the American Animal Hospital Association to mend skeletal and cardiac flaws detected on x-rays. The pet lovers lavish extra doting on senior citizens of the animal kingdom, crafting plans to rework unhealthy diets with nutrition counseling. The facility sequesters cats and dogs in separate, temperature-controlled boarding quarters where they enjoy frequent attention from kennel staffers and vets. During grooming sessions, on-staff stylists primp coats, adhering to breed trends, owner preferences, and the animal's fantasy of being a squirrel.
Kennel Creek Pet Resort caters to canines with supervised daycare, a luxurious grooming spa, and inclusive boarding services. Owners can access the facility's in-kennel camera system with their smartphones or computers to keep up to speed on their dogs' day and see if Fido bluffs during intense games of poker. Furry friends enjoy the fresh air outside in a fenced-in yard during supervised playtime, and snooze in private suites as attentive staffers check in on them every half-hour. The immaculate, full-service dog salon offers head-to-toe services for all breeds, and the standard grooming package includes a thorough bath, cut or shave, eye and ear cleaning, and nail trim.
The experienced instructors at Jemstone Arabians lead riders in one-hour lessons that ingrain proper equine-handling technique in novice and seasoned horse pilots alike. Experienced teachers tailor the pace of their lessons to accommodate riders' experience levels and the sarcasm of the talking horses they're paired with. An outdoor arena situated amid Jemstone's 24 scenic acres of open pastures hosts horse-people eager to canter under the open sky, and an enclosed indoor arena guards against inclement weather.