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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Help Your New Cat Feel Welcomed in Your Home

    Adopting a cat or kitten? Here's what you can do to help your cat adjust to its new home. ...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fish

    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

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  • Snakes

    If you’re looking for a low-maintenance pet, then you might be interested in owning a snake. However, there are a few aspects of owning a snake that you need to be aware of before you make this type of commitment. Here’s what you need to know. What to Know Before Choosing a Pet Snake Before you purchase ...

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  • Domestic Pigs

    Pigs are great for families who want a relatively exotic but easy to care for a pet. Whether miniature, like a pot-bellied pig, or a full-sized animal, caring for a pig is similar to caring for a cat or dog. Health Domestic pigs need to see a veterinarian regularly for vaccinations and checkups. We ...

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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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