Veterinarian and Locally Owned Animal Hospital in Franklin, TN
Animal Ark Animal Hospital has served generations of pets and pet families since our founding in 2002. We are proudly locally owned and operated, with a focus on meeting the needs of your animal family members in every way possible. Our veterinarians in Franklin, TN offer a full range of preventative services, including vaccinations and dentistry, exotic pet care, surgery, nutritional recommendations, and in-depth diagnostics.
We also have access to incredible board-certified specialists across the country, including mobile specialists who can come to our animal hospital to treat your pet. Whatever direction your pet’s treatment takes, they’ll always have the best here at Animal Ark.
Meet Your Franklin, TN Veterinarians
Get to know Dr. Paula Schuerer, veterinarian and owner of Animal Ark Animal Hospital, along with her outstanding veterinary team. Dr. Schuerer is ABVP Certified and has 28 years of experience as a veterinarian. We are all devoted animal lovers who are passionate about caring for pets and people and making our community a healthier, happier place!
Providing Essential Veterinary Services for Dogs, Cats, and Exotics
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.
We are extremely thorough with “nose-to-toes” wellness exams and full lab work to assess your pet’s health and recommend appropriate care and nutrition. Our animal hospital strongly advocates for annual exams for pets up to age 7, and bi-annual exams for pets over age 7.
Clean teeth are a sign of good health in pets, while gingivitis and dental disease are sure signs of poor oral and systemic health. At Animal Ark Animal Hospital, we offer professional teeth cleanings to treat and prevent disease, but we can also guide you in providing at-home care to maintain your pet’s pearly-whites.
We offer spay and neuter procedures using the latest surgical and monitoring equipment, and follow strict protocols to keep your companion safe and healthy. Spays and neuters are routine surgeries that we perform regularly, and our staff provides attentive post-op care to help your pet recover.
Dogs and cats both need routine boosters to maintain their immunity to illness. Our hospital offers a wide range of core and non-core vaccines to provide customized protection unique to your pet’s needs and lifestyle.
For in-depth diagnostics to better understand your pet’s health, we offer advanced imaging in addition to our in-house lab to detect underlying problems. When an exam and blood work are not enough to get to the bottom of a potential issue, we can use our imaging tools to find the answers we need.
Nutrition is an extremely important part of your pet’s health care. A balanced, age-appropriate diet is essential to their early development and health maintenance. We also offer prescription diets for pets living with chronic conditions such as allergies, heart disease, and diabetes.
Our veterinarian and staff in Franklin, TN have a dedicated surgical suite where we can perform a variety of surgeries to benefit your companion’s health. Spays, neuters, and mass removals are just some of the procedures we can perform.