Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why does my pet need a dental procedure

    Proper veterinary dental care will not only keep your pets comfortable, but can extend their life expectancy as well. Studies indicate that without proper care, approximately eighty percent of pets have some form of periodontal issues by three years of age. Our veterinarian at Meridian Animal Clinic will provide the dental care your pet needs, regardless of the current age or condition of the teeth. Instructions will be provided on how you can care for their teeth at home as well.
  • What should I do if I notice visible parasites on my pet?

    If you notice visible parasites on your pet, call us today and schedule an appointment so that our veterinarian can recommend the appropriate treatment for your pet. Flea and tick preventatives have improved greatly in recent years. These preventatives are safe and effective in a wide variety of forms. At Meridian Animal Clinic, we fit the preventative product to the pet's problem and environment. Parasite control is of great importance to eliminate disease carrying parasites.
  • What are heartworms, and how can I prevent my pet from getting them

    Heartworms are extremely common in the warm, humid environment in Meridian, Mississippi, and can infect both our canine companions AND our feline friends. Heartworms are transmitted from infected mosquitoes as juvenile worms known as microfilaria. Unless your pet is on a heartworm preventative, these immature worms can grow into adults which can cause serious damage to the animal’s blood vessels, lungs and heart, and may even cause death.

    A monthly preventative can keep your dog or cat healthy and is less expensive than having to treat adult heartworms. The experienced veterinarian at Meridian Animal Clinic will determine which preventative is right for your pet, based on their needs and lifestyle.

Contact Us

Meridian Animal Clinic
4516 8th Street
Meridian, MS 39307

Our Hours

Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 12:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

*Closed for lunch on Mondays (time varies) appointments are preferred, but walk-ins always welcome.

After-Hours Emergency

Meridian Animal Clinic provides emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are having an emergency with your pet, call the clinic at 601-482-5159.