About Indian Hills Animal Clinic in Tuscaloosa

Advanced Pet Medicine in a Friendly Neighborhood Atmosphere

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At Indian Hills Animal Clinic, we offer pet wellness care based on the belief that prevention is the best means to protect the well-being of your pet while minimizing the lifetime cost of care. This includes comprehensive semi-annual physical exams, laboratory work, nutritional counseling, specialized care for senior-aged pets, balanced vaccines, microchip pet identification and a variety of other veterinary services.

Should your pet require medical or surgical care, the expertise of the hospital's veterinary team is enhanced by advanced veterinary diagnostic imaging technology, in-house testing capabilities, a modern surgical suite and a wide-range of specialty resources.

At Indian Hills Animal Clinic in Tuscaloosa, your pet is the hospital's top priority—always. We care for dogs, cats, pocket pets and birds as if they were our own. Help your pet live a happy and healthy life by scheduling an appointment today. Call us at (205) 345-1231.

History of Indian Hills Animal Clinic

Dr. Philip M. Smith originally purchased the hospital in January 1987 when it was called Northport Veterinary Hospital. In 1994, the practice moved to its present location in North Tuscaloosa and was renamed Indian Hills Animal Clinic and Pet Hotel.

Community Involvement

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We take pride in being a dedicated community member in Tuscaloosa, Northport and the surrounding areas. The staff at Indian Hills Animal Clinic has been recognized for helping Tuscaloosa tornado victims with pet treatment, hospitalization and long-term boarding by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. The staff has also volunteered many hours providing food and water to tornado victims and rescue workers.

Our veterinary team participates in school career programs and science classes as well. A former Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts, Dr. Smith assists local troops to earn their merit badges in pet health and related subjects.

In connection with the Tuscaloosa Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. Smith sponsors low-cost rabies clinics throughout the county. Indian Hills Animal Clinic also participates in Metro Animal Shelter's Pet Adoption Program by providing free pet exams and T-SNIP to spay and neuter feral cats throughout the area.

Outside of the community, Dr. Smith has traveled annually for over 20 years to Skagway, Alaska, where he provides medical care for residents' pets. Dr. Smith also shares his desire to help others by assisting with pet care during Africa mission trips.

Payment Policy

Payment is due at the time of service. We accept Care Credit and will complete necessary forms for pet insurance. We also accept checks, cash and all major credit cards.

Referral Policy

If the hospital's veterinarians deem that your pet could benefit from further consultation or extended specialized care, we will refer you to highly qualified and experienced specialists. Fortunately, we are located close to many board-certified specialists in a wide array of medical fields.

We refer to the highest quality of Orthopedic Specialist at Veterinary Surgery of Birmingham for complicated orthopedic diseases and injury. Dr. Jimmy Milton, Dr. Tony Balagus, and Dr. David Dismukes are board-certified orthopedic surgeons on staff.

For complex ophthalmic conditions, we refer patients to Veterinary Eye Care of Bessemer, Alabama. Dr. Susan Nelms is a board-certified ophthalmologist. If additional internal medicine consultation and support are needed, we refer pet owners to Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine and Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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