What to Expect
When you are looking for a veterinary care clinic you should be able to count on superior care and excellent service. We at Priest Lake Veterinary Hospital in Antioch TN have assembled an expert team of veterinary professionals to bring you the best possible healthcare for your pet. We have a state of the art veterinary facility which is clean, comfortable, and efficient. Call 615-361-4646 to schedule an appointment and we will find a time that is convenient for you.
Once a year, you should take your pet in for a check-up. This will include a full physical exam, and will include teeth and gum cleaning if needed. Our doctors will check the health of your pet from head to tail, and you will be very happy you came to Priest Lake Veterinary Hospital for service.
Bring in any medical history you have of your pet when you come to our vet clinic. It's best to keep a journal of your pet's health throughout his or her life, including behavioral shifts. If you have something like this, share it with our team. If not, let us know everything that you think will be important. Our doctors can still work with whatever information you have.
Priest Lake Veterinary Hospital offers our patient form(s) online so you can complete it in the convenience of your own home or office.
- If you do not already have AdobeReader® installed on your computer, Click Here to download.
- Download the necessary form(s), print it out and fill in the required information.
- Fax us your printed and completed form(s) at 615-360-1055 or bring it with you to your appointment and remember to come a few minutes early so we can enter all of your information and get you into your appointment on time..
New Clients: please print, fill out, and bring the "New Client Form" with you to your first appointment. Once you arrive, we will have the "Permission to Treat Form" for you to sign. Once you have finished filling out the "New Client Form" feel free to email it to us at:[email protected] . You can also fax it to us at: 615-360-1055.
Surgical Patients: Please fill out and bring the "Surgical Information Packet" and "Medical/Surgical Drop Off Form"
We welcome you to our latest boarding facility. Below you will find several forms. Be sure to print and fill out the "Boarding Admissions Form." It is also a good idea to print a copy of our boarding policies to have on hand.
1. Payment is expected when services are rendered. In order to focus on our patients' needs, customer service and minimizing costs, we do not bill.
2. We accept cash, and the following debit cards, credit cards:
- Care Credit
If you are interested in the applying for CareCredit, please follow the below link
Our appointment book is computerized which allows us to efficiently make appointments for you and your pet. Our receptionists and team will attempt to accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. If you feel you have an emergency with your pet, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a staff member can advise you on your particular emergency.
Emergency & Urgent Care
We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians working together to save a pet's life. Emergencies can be things such a snail bait poisoning, hit by car, and chocolate ingestion. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.
We are also available for urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, but you feel your pet needs to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.
Types of Pets Seen
Because a large number of veterinarians practice at Priest Lake Veterinary Hospital, we can care for many types of pets:
- Pocket Pets
- Sugar Gliders
*Select veterinarians only. Call us for more information.
Priest Lake Veterinary Hospital offers discounted services to senior citizens on the first Tuesday of every month.
Pet insurance can help make unexpected vet bills affordable
If you're like many pet owners today, you'll do whatever it takes to keep your pet happy and healthy. Our plans help make that possible by reimbursing 80% of your vet bill after a deductible.
The next time you're faced with an unexpected vet bill, you won't have to worry about borrowing money, using high-interest credit cards or worse, choosing euthanasia because there's no help to pay the bill.
When your pet needs treatment, you pay your vet directly and then file a claim with us. We process your claims quickly - most within 5 business days. We even offer direct deposit reimbursement so you can focus on the health of your pet instead of worrying about money.
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Smarter than a savings account
Purchasing a Pets Best Insurance plan is a great way to ensure you can afford the best veterinary care as soon as your pet needs it - not years from today. If you saved $35 each month, it would take nearly 17 years to save $7,000, the amount our mid-level Pets First plan covers for every accident and illness. Read a detailed comparison of pet insurance vs. savings accounts.
Veterinary costs continue to rise
Thanks to significant advances in veterinary care, our pets can live longer, happier lives than ever before. Unfortunately, the new diagnosis and treatment options often come at a higher price.
Here are a few examples:
Treating a broken leg can cost: $2,000 - $5,000
Surgically removing items like rocks or toys can cost: $1,000 - $3,000
Chronic condition treatment like diabetes or arthritis1: $1,000 - $2,500 per year
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Cancer coverage included
If you're a dog owner, you may already know that 60% of dogs older than 6 years old will develop some form of cancer. Cancer is also the leading cause of death in dogs more than 2 years old.
The good news is all our accident and illness plans include cancer coverage at no extra charge. With cancer treatments costing as much as $10,000, you can relax knowing you don't have to cut corners when it comes to your pet's care.
Choose the right time to insure your pet
We insure dogs and cats 7 weeks and older, and your pet will never outgrow us because we have no upper age limits. We believe senior cats and dogs deserve the same great coverage as puppies and kittens.
It's important to insure your pet when it's still healthy, because pet insurance plans don't cover pre-existing conditions. Symptoms of some diseases, like kidney failure, take months or years to appear. Insuring your pets at a young age helps guarantee that the majority of your pet's illnesses will be covered.
For more information regarding pet insurance:
Pets Best Insurance
VPI Pet Insurance
Healthy Paws Pet Insurance
ASPCA Pet Insurance
Nationwide Pet Insurance
Trupanion Pet Insurance