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At Animal Care Center, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are. 


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "They were absolutely amazing our poor puppy wasn't going to make it and we brought her and they saved her life, I am forever grateful to them and will be using them as a long time vet"
    Britney Marie S.
  • "Dr. Russell and staff have been taking care of my two Yorkies for the past six and one-half years. I can always depend on them to take good care of my fur-babies."
    Jackie Ferguson P.
  • "You must understand I am bias toward Dr. Russell. We have known Shelly all her life. One of the smartest and sweetest people I know. We have other excellent veterinarians in North Mississippi, but Animal Care Center is where all our local family take their animals now that Dr. Russell is here. Very thorough, professional, and people oriented. They try to help you find the best care at the best cost. And, they truly care about the well-being of animals."
    Terry Smith
  • "You won't find a better group of people to take care of your pets. These folks were outstanding in their knowledge and care of my pet. I would highly recommend them to anyone who loves their pet(s). These are the only vets I'll use. Great staff, very friendly."
    Randall Tubb
  • "Wonderful staff my puppy wasn’t going to make it through the night and they found the problem and addressed it immediately. Now she’s back to her old self again. All my animals will be seeing these wonderful people from now on."
    Hope Hollis
  • "You guys are great--even in a situation where an angry/agitated/terrified pet (all 12.6 lbs of him) decides he's going to shred anyone who touches him, no one lost their cool. Everyone remained professional and calm (at least outwardly.) hahaa ;) I appreciate you guys so much and will continue to recommend your services to anyone searching for a place to care for their animal family members. Best to you all -- April & Bailey"

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5162 Cliff Gookin Boulevard Tupelo


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Featured Articles

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  • Skunks

    Home and Veterinary Care for Pet Skunks If you're an adventurous pet owner, you may love exotic animals such as skunks. You'll be happy to learn that skunks can indeed make excellent domestic pets, but only if they receive the proper care to enjoy a happy, healthy life. Your veterinary team can help ...

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  • Sugar Gliders

    Thinking of getting a sugar glider? These tiny marsupials are energetic and friendly, making them popular choices as pets. Though they weigh less than a half-pound, they're more closely related to kangaroos than they are flying squirrels. If you think a sugar glider would make an ideal pet for your family, ...

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  • Flying Squirrels

    Much like sugar gliders, flying squirrels make affectionate pets when purchased young and raised by their owner. Unlike sugar gliders, however, flying squirrels are rodents that need veterinary care specific to the species. Your veterinary team can help with the care and treatment of flying squirrels. ...

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  • Rats

    Did you know rats make surprisingly affectionate pets? If you're thinking of bringing home a pet rat, here's what you need to know. Health Rats that are bred especially as pets are safe to keep and should be free of disease. But common conditions may affect your rats from time to time. Your veterinarian ...

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  • Chinchillas

    Chinchillas are playful, loveable, and amusing pets. If you want yours to remain in your family for long, you should ensure that it has a good diet. Chinchillas require a lot of attention due to their playful nature; therefore, it is best to have supervised playtime with yours if you want to create a ...

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  • Fennec Foxes

    Fennec Fox Care Guide With oversized ears and mischievous faces, fennec foxes are cute as can be. But these exotic pets require a lot of care to stay healthy and happy. Health At just three pounds, fennec foxes are the smallest member of the fox family. Native to the Sahara desert, fennec foxes are ...

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  • Guinea Pigs

    Curious and inquisitive by nature, guinea pigs make great pets. These little bundles of fur are quite social and enjoy spending time with the people who handle, feed, and groom them. As a pet, guinea pigs are relatively low maintenance, rarely aggressive, and fun to own. How to Care Guinea pigs are playful, ...

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  • Prairie Dogs

    Prairie dogs are cute, affable creatures. But before taking one on as a pet, check your local laws. In some states, such as Colorado, it's illegal to keep prairie dogs as pets. Mostly, this is because they may spread monkeypox. If you live in a state that welcomes pet prairie dogs, be sure to buy from ...

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  • Gerbils

    Gerbils are great little pets for pet owners who don't have room for a dog or cat. They're friendly and fun to watch, but they do take a moderate level of care and investment. If you're thinking of getting a gerbil, here's what you'll need to know to keep him happy and healthy, including giving him a ...

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  • Hedgehogs

    Shy animals that roll into a ball when scared, hedgehogs are covered with spiky quills. They're small, clean, and fun to watch so they're quite popular as pets. Even so, these little guys need lots of activity to stay healthy. Health Hedgehogs can have health problems, including dental diseases, skin ...

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