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Veterinarian and 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 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.

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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.

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…

  • 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!
  • Cheri and I had to put our beloved Jack down yesterday. It's the hardest day for a pet owner but the staff here was very compassionate. We couldn't imagine a more caring and loving doctor and staff to care for our pet during his final moments.
  • Horrible experience. The vet tried to up-sell our wellness exam every single way possible… told us our puppy had hip dysplasia without imaging. She also tried selling our puppy prescription dog food as preventative because of her “breed”. Once I denied all of the optional treatments she came back and said her fecal was positive for parasites and upon second opinion it was confirmed she did not.
  • Dr Paula is AMAZING! Her CARE & CONCERN for animals is only outmatched by her depth of knowledge and resources to empower "people" to keep them healthy & prevent accidents, and provide life-saving skills as necessary with extreme concern for the animals' well-being first and foremost. I've had guinea pigs, cats and dogs...Dr Paula is outstanding in the 10+ years my purr/furr babies have had any accidents & I do take preventative care as a lifestyle, just as Dr Paula strongly recommends.

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