- Mon-Fri: 7:30am to 6:00pm
- Sat: 7:30am to 12:30pm
- Sunday - Closed
What if I have an EMERGENCY?
As a full service hospital, providing a full range of medical services, grooming
and boarding, our mission is to provide the best possible medical and surgical care
for your pets. We recognize that you, the pet owner, are the most important link
in the pet care chain so we strive to educate you to make informed decisions about
your pet’s health care needs.
Woods Animal Hospital was established in 1973. We have been an accredited member
of the American Animal Hospital Association
(AAHA) since 1984.
AAHA sets high standards for veterinary care so only a small percentage of animal
hospitals are able to achieve accreditation. To maintain our status, we are routinely
evaluated to make sure that our facilities, equipment and protocols are of the highest
We have eight veterinarians on staff and offer a complete range of services—medical,
surgical, boarding, and grooming.
We can't say enough good things
about the doctors and staff at Vernon Woods.
They are always kind, professional,
and compassionate. Our pets actually seem to enjoy their visits.
- Katja Liendgens
We've been a client of Vernon
Woods Animal hospital for about 5 years. We have really been impressed by the care
and attention our dogs have received when we take them in for shots, check-ups,
etc. We were especially impressed with the care that was shown to both our dog and
me and my husband when we had to make the difficult choice to have our 17 year old
beagle put to sleep. [The staff] was very compassionate and [...] showed great concern
and care in how they handled this very difficult time for us.
We feel that we've found a
great caregiver for our animals."
- Mary Kay Thompson
We are a full service hospital, providing a full range of medical services, including
soft-tissue, orthopedic and oral surgery, preventative dental care, dental x-rays,
chemotherapy, and ultrasound. We also offer quality pet boarding and professional
grooming.We are located in the heart of Sandy Springs (Atlanta). We pride ourselves
on the personalized attention that we are able to give to all of our clients. Although
the majority of our patients are dogs and cats, we are able to care for small mammals
such as ferrets, rabbits, gerbils, hamsters, and guinea pigs.
We request that you
make an appointment with one of our doctors Monday through Friday. We will see walk-in
patients but please be aware that this may require waiting for a doctor to become
We do not take appointments for Saturdays. Patients are seen on a first come first
We also offer drop-off services where a pet can be left with us for the day to be
examined by a veterinarian. Pick-up times can be arranged on a case-by-case basis.
Although we do not
require reservations for boarding during most of the year, we ask that you please
make a reservation with our front desk staff if you are planning to board your pet
with us over a holiday (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s). We tend to fill up
quickly, so the sooner, the better! Runs for larger dogs are in high demand.
Holiday No-show Policy: If a reservation is made for a pet but the pet does
not board, a credit card will be charged for a portion of the boarding fees. Please
call if you no longer need our services on Holidays!!
We require payment in full at the time that services are rendered. We accept cash,
checks, major credit cards (Discover, MasterCard, VISA, America Express), and traveler’s
Please bring your
pet in to the hospital before 8:30am. There is someone here to check you in as early
as 7:30. A technician or your pet’s veterinarian will discuss the procedure and
the risks with you as well as answer any questions.
FAQs for Surgery Patients
- What do I need to do at home before a surgical procedure?
- No food after midnight the day before surgery. Pets may have water up until 7:00am
the day of surgery and then their water bowl needs to be removed.
- What time do I need to drop off my pet?
- Please be here by 8:30 am. A technician or your doctor will meet with you to discuss
the procedure further or answer any questions.
- When can my pet go home?
- Time of discharge will vary with both the procedure and the patient. Most pets will
need to spend one night in the hospital.
- Is it absolutely necessary to do the pre-operative blood work?
- Yes. Running blood work prior to anesthesia will alert your doctor to potential
anesthetic complications (liver, kidney disease, dehydration) and allow him/her
to make adjustments to anesthetic protocols. Undergoing anesthesia without blood
work puts your pet at greater risk of complications or even anesthetic death.
Patients that are hospitalized with us overnight are checked on in the evening by