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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.

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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!
  • 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!
  • While on vacation from Indiana, our one year old lab swallowed a wash cloth. Called Animal Ark and immediately got an appointment. Dana was so pleasant and helpful. She even got med records from our vet back home. Dr. Paula was amazing. Very thoughtful and caring about our labs health. She was able to retrieve the cloth and prevent any further medical problems. If I lived in Franklin, Animal Ark would be the medical provider for both of my labs. They made time in their busy schedule to see my pet. I will always be grateful. Thank you
  • Dr Paula has amazed me. No one could diagnose my shepherd for 3 months with her showing multiple different symptoms. Dr Paula figured it out in 2 weeks. I will always be grateful for the peace of mind she gave me. She truly does care about our pets. She was updating me during the holidays. Truly an amazing doctor!