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Veterinarian and Locally-Owned Animal Hospital in Franklin, TN

At Animal Ark Animal Hospital, our veterinarian and staff in Franklin, TN have been pledging to keep pets happy and healthy since 2002. We have been locally owned and operated for 20 years. We understand what your companion means to you and your family, and that as such, they deserve a lifetime of compassionate care provided at the highest possible level. Our animal hospital delivers the highest quality medicine, including wellness and preventive care, routine vaccinations, full professional dental care, surgery, and much more. We also have access to specialists around the country to ensure that whatever direction your pet’s treatment takes, they’ll always have the best. We provide top-notch veterinary care to a variety of different areas in Tennessee such as Franklin, Nolensville, Spring Hill, and Thompson’s Station.

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Providing Essential Veterinary Services in Franklin, TN

Your pet deserves to live a full, happy life, which is why we provide a full range of services dedicated to improving health and enhancing longevity. Learn more about our veterinary services below.

Dr. Santiago

We’re pleased to welcome Dr. Santiago to our team.

She is excited to develop long-lasting relationships with clients and patients. Schedule your next appointment with her!

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Franklin, TN

Get to know Dr. Paula Schuerer and her outstanding veterinary team. We’re passionate about caring for animals and people, and making our community a happier, healthier place!

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What our clients say…

  • Dr. Paula is AMAZING! We went to three vets trying to get our dog's cut paw taken care of. Everyone seemed to not really know how to treat her. The moment Dr. Paula came in the room, I was so at ease and knew we were in the right place. She is so knowledgeable and experiences and has such a lovely bedside manner. We owe her so much for taking care of our fur baby promptly and safely. Cannot recommend Animal Ark enough! Even the front desk staff was friendly and calm and caring.
  • We highly recommend taking your fur baby to Animal Ark Animal Hospital! Dr. Paula and her team are the absolute BEST! We’ve had several vet visits with our puppy Bonnie, and they are always able to get her in and treated quickly. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and always ready to answer any question. They truly care about your pet! Our puppy is a little on the sensitive side, so truth be told, we call them quite a bit with questions. They are always ready to help and happy to answer any questions. Their patience, understanding, and expertise means the world to us!
  • I have been taking my pets to Animal Ark for over 10 years and can say without reservation that Dr. Paula and her team are the best I have ever seen. The clinical care is exceptional and delivered with expertise and compassion. The customer service is outstanding. They truly make you and your pets feel like part of their "family." Dr. Paula takes the time to really listen, to get to know you and your pet(s), and from that build a true relationship that will last for years. I recommend without reservation, the team at Animal Ark to all pet owners who want the very best veterinary care for their "furry babies!"
  • The absolute BEST vet I have ever gone to! I brought my goldendoodle puppy, Koda here for all of his puppy shots and the vet and staff are some of the kindest, most caring and well knowledgeable vets I’ve ever done business with! Only reason we stopped going is because we moved out of town. I have yet to find another vet as amazing as animal ark hospital. (It’s been two years and trust me, we’ve tried a lot of them) Hands down recommend Animal Ark over EVERY other vet!
  • We love Dr. Paula and all the staff at Animal Ark! Dr. Paula is so great with our three cats who have their own quirks - one is a kitten, one is very shy, and one is flat out mean at times! We do not have a dog but Dr. Paula is so patient and caring, I have to assume she is amazing with dogs as well. We still travel 25+ minutes to take our cats to Animal Ark because we love them so!

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