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Welcome to New Albany Animal Clinic

Your Veterinarian in New Albany, Mississippi
Call us at 662-534-5176

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (662) 534-5176!

New Albany Animal Clinic is honored to serve New Albany and the surrounding areas for everything animal related. Our clinic is owned and operated by Dr. David Childers and Dr. Mike Thompson. We are also proud to offer the services of Dr. Davis M. Hunt who has served as an associate veterinarian in our practice since 2013. We proudly serve New Albany and the surrounding areas with over 70 years combined experience. Our team strives to provide a comfortable environment for our patients and clients and we want everyone, either two legged or four, to feel welcome as soon as they enter our clinic.

We pride ourselves on delivering personalized, compassionate, and experienced care. Our team is committed to educating our clients on how to keep your pets healthy year round, with good nutrition and exercise. New Albany Animal Clinic stays on top of the latest advances in veterinarian technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery. We are one of the few true mixed animal practices in North Mississippi and offer our care and expertise to cats, dogs, horses, cattle, goats, and sheep.

Dr. Robert Childers
New Albany Veterinarian | New Albany Animal Clinic | 662-534-5176

918 Hwy 30 West
New Albany, Mississippi 38652

Featured Articles

  • The Next Step

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  • Battling Canine Cancer

    Every day, Cindy Fleischner lines up her crew of cuddly canines for breakfast. As the four other dogs eat, Cindy pulls Katy, her 12 year old Shepherd mix aside for a peanut butter treat. Katy is battling lymphoma and this treat hides her daily dose of chemotherapy drugs. Katy is not alone in this war. ...

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  • Gastroenteritis in Pets

    Lengthy bouts of vomiting and diarrhea can be a sign that your pet has gastroenteritis, a common condition that occurs when the lining of the stomach and intestines becomes irritated. Since frequent diarrhea and vomiting can lead to dehydration, a visit to the veterinarian is a good idea if you notice ...

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  • What You Need to Know About Antibiotics

    Using antibiotics incorrectly may harm, rather than help, your pet. ...

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  • Training Tips for Your Pets

    Has training your pet been a frustrating experience? These training tips may help. ...

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  • World Rabies Day

    Has your pet's rabies vaccine expired? Update it during World Rabies Day on September 28. ...

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Meet our Veterinarians

  • Dr.
    R. D. Childers
    Veterinarian, Senior Partner. Dr. Childers has been practicing veterinary medicine in Northeast Mississippi since 1978. Originally from Ashland, MS he participated in the local 4-H and FFA programs as well as played High School basketball at Ashland High. After graduating high school he completed he spent the next three years completing his undergraduate degree at Mississippi State University before entering Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Childers founded Willow Bend Animal Clinic in Holly Springs in August of 1978 and has been practicing ever since. Dr. Childers was honored to be named Mississippi Veterinarian of the Year in 2010. Dr. Childers makes his home in Holly Springs with his wife Sherry and his three daughters: Amanda, Emily, and Olivia. Dr. Childers’ wife, the other Dr. Childers, works at Blue Mountain College and both are actively involved in the Tippah and Union County communities. Dr. Childers is a strong supporter of community involvement and is on many local boards as well as serving as a deacon and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church.
  • Dr. M. A. Thompson
    Veterinarian, Partner. Thompson is a Board Certified Theriogenologist and currently serves as the President of the Society of Theriogenology. Dr. Thompson was selected as Mississippi Veterinarian of the Year in 2015. Dr. Thompson also makes his home in Holly Springs with his wife Terry and his two children: Rebecca (who is a dentist here in New Albany) and Josh. Dr. Thompson is also an active member in the community and serves as a deacon and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church.
  • Dr. D. M. Hunt
    Associate Veterinarian. Education: Mississippi State College of Veterinarian Medicine Dr. Hunt joined the practice as an associate veterinarian in 2013 and has contributed to the growth of the practice in Holly Springs as well as the practice in New Albany. Dr. Hunt is a graduate of Mississippi State College of Veterinarian Medicine as is his wife Megan. Dr. Hunt makes his home in Byhalia.
  • Dr.
    A. B. Hardy
    Associate Veterinarian

    Doctor Hardy joined our family in March 2019, as an Associate Veterinarian. He grew up in Columbus, Mississippi, working on his family’s cattle operation, where his love for animals began. Dr. Hardy was accepted into the early entry program at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal and Dairy Sciences. After graduating, Dr. Hardy practiced veterinary medicine in Columbus before moving to New Albany. In his free time, he enjoys drawing, woodworking, and fishing. He is in the process of adopting a chocolate lab mix named Mossy, who was abandoned at the clinic. Dr. Hardy provides quality medical and surgical care to a variety of large and small animals. He is committed to educating their owners in keeping their pets healthy.

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Monday:

8:00 AM-5:30 PM

Tuesday:

8:00 AM-5:30 PM

Wednesday:

8:00 AM-5:30 PM

Thursday:

8:00 AM-5:30 PM

Friday:

8:00 AM-5:30 PM

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Hear From Happy Pet Owners

  • "My first visit and loved this clinic ! Beautiful building and the staff are extremely friendly and courteous ! The doctor was extremely knowledgable ...this made for a very pleasant experience ! Thank you Willowbend"
    Misti Whittaker Roberts
  • "Mike & David are our friends as well as our vets! They both go above & beyond when it comes to your critters. They both have been so compassionate when they had to sleep the elderly ones into heaven."
    Tammy Stanton
  • "Thank you so much for taking such good care my sweet Lucy! Dont know what I'd do without you guys!"
    Kym Gurley Morris
  • "Murdock had his yearly visit yesterday and he thinks Willow Bend is awesome. Thank you guys."
    Denise Brown
  • "Found this place from a friend. Took my goat kids here and it was a great experience. Everyone has been nice and knowledgeable. The clinic is clean as a pin and beautiful. We are using them from now on."
    Jennifer Bennett
  • "Tell Dr Childers Brady Franklin came back home. His idea of putting out of piece of my clothing brought him back to a home we had only moved to and been in for 30 minutes. So grateful for my Vet!!!"
    Wendy Franklin
  • "I live in Tupelo and have followed them wherever they have set up a clinic. Tupelo would be a great location for a branch...hint, hint!"
    Brenna Alberson Politte
  • "I have horses, dogs, and cats and wouldn't go anywhere else!! They are the nicest people!!!"
    Kelli Griffin Kirelawich
  • "The Kriss family loves Willow Bend, especially Dr. David, Dr. Mike, and your wonderful staff!! Thanks for taking care of our 4 legged children over the years!!"
    Paul Kriss
  • "My first visit and loved this clinic ! Beautiful building and the staff are extremely friendly and courteous ! The doctor was extremely knowledgable ...this made for a very pleasant experience ! Thank you Willowbend"
    Misti Whittaker Roberts
  • "I just want to say Willow Bend is AMAZING and I couldn't ask for a nicer group of people Dr. Thompson and Dr. Childers go above and beyond for their patients and the families of their patients :) so From Axle Rose and I, THANK YOU... Your amazing!"
    Jackie Adeline Gray
  • "These Doctors went above and beyond to help me with my animals in time of need. This is absolutely the BEST vet I have ever been to. All of their doctors are amazing. Between both clinics you have access to great doctors for your animals. This is the ONLY Vet I recommend to anyone!"
    Justin Echols