The Mississippi State University Shelter Medicine Program was started in 2007 by Dr. Philip Bushby for MSU students to travel to local shelters across Mississippi to provide spay and neuter surgeries to shelter pets. This program gives the students much-needed surgery experience and allows the shelters to save on veterinary costs. Since 2007, the program has treated over 50,000 pets at no charge to Mississippi animal shelters.
The program has two gooseneck trailers that travel the central and northern part of Mississippi up to 3-4 times per week with a professor and two or three veterinary students in tow. Each trip sees roughly 25 animals treated.
Working out of the MSU Mobile Veterinary Clinic and under the guidance of experienced high-volume spay/neuter surgeons of MSU, veterinary students will perform spay/neuter surgeries on January 31st and February 1st on Horn Lake Animal Shelter pets.
The MSU students and faculty are hosted by the City of Horn Lake and Horn Lake Animal Hospital. They are scheduled to spay and neuter 25-40 dogs and cats.
Horn Lake Animal Hospital is happy to welcome the doctors and students of MSU College of Veterinary Medicine to our community and we appreciate the efforts of everyone coming together to help address the issue of pet overpopulation in Mississippi.
Pictured are Dr. Kristie Chavez and Dr. Brett Thomas of Horn Lake Animal Hospital at the Horn Lake Animal Shelter.
Horn Lake pet owners – Did you know that dogs and cats experience the same dental problems as people? Pets can get plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to gingivitis and dental disease. Dental disease is THE most common disease in dogs. Recent studies show that 85% of cats and 92% of dogs over age 3 have periodontal disease. Don’t let your pet be a statistic- schedule their dental cleaning appointment today!
Signs That Your Pet Might Have Dental Disease
- Bad breath
- Yellow/brown spots on teeth
- Inflamed, swollen, red or bleeding gums
- Pawing at the mouth or rubbing face
- Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
- Loose or missing teeth
Besides BAD BREATH, pet dental disease:
- Releases bacteria in the bloodstream and organs
- Increases your pet’s risk for heart, liver and kidney disease
- Can cause severe pain and problems for your pet
Pets need regular dental cleanings to increase quality and length of life. Regular dental cleanings:
- Allow us to chart dental disease over time
- Reduce need for more advanced and expensive treatment in future
- Can add up to 2-4 years to your pet’s life
- Will improve your pet’s appetite, mood and energy level
What Happens During My Pet’s Dental Cleaning?
During a dental cleaning (sometimes called prophylaxis), plaque and tartar are removed from a pet’s teeth and the health of the entire mouth (tongue, gums, lips, and teeth) is assessed.
A thorough dental cleaning can be accomplished only while the pet is under general anesthesia. The anesthesia we use is safe for animals and your pet is monitored constantly while under anesthesia. Prior to anesthesia, blood tests are performed to help uncover any hidden illnesses.
Now is the time to schedule a dental cleaning appointment – save 20% through March! Schedule in January for a chance to WIN a digital crockpot filled with artisan soups. Each dental cleaning in February gets a free dental health goodie bag!
Annual dental cleanings are critical in preventing gum disease and spreading bacteria into your pet’s bloodstream and vital organs. Over 85% of pets have dental disease, but with annual cleanings – pets can have up to four years added to their life!
Call 662-393-1116 to request a dental cleaning!
Paws up! Horn Lake Animal Hospital was named “Favorite Veterinarian” in 15 neighborhoods across Horn Lake, Southaven, Walls, Olive Branch & more on Nextdoor.com.
Are you looking for a new veterinarian? Stop by and see why we were voted this honor!
To better serve your schedules, we now offer wellness appointments for healthy dogs & cats Monday – Friday from 2 – 4 pm.
Save time & money with our Annual Wellness Packages!
Wellness Package $99
- Physical Exam
- Vaccines – Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptosporosis, Parvo, Parainfluenza
- Heartworm Test
- Intestinal Parasite Screen/Fecal Exam
Premium Wellness Package $105
- All the above, plus Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccine – typically required for boarding/grooming
Call 662-393-1116 or click below to request appointments – limited availability!
Through our mobile PetPage app or online portal, you can easily:
* Access your pet’s medical info
* View upcoming services due
* Request appointments or view scheduled appointments
* Request a prescription refill
To Access Pet Records Online (Not on Smartphone App)
You can access your pet health records without a smartphone by clicking here. You will need to sign up before logging in. Use your email address as your username.