Being an affordable, not-for-profit clinic with one veterinarian brings some important considerations; especially the following:
Appointment are required. Scheduling up to two weeks in advance may be necessary. We also accept pre-arranged drop off patients for owners whose work hours do not permit appointment scheduling. Click to Request an Appointment online.
Dr. Freeland, or occasionally an on-call veterinarian, is available at all times for emergency care for established clients. During business hours it is best to call before coming so preparations or referral to another clinic can be made if necessary. After hours, call (229) 432-0717 and you will be directed to the emergency phone number. Please be near, but not on, the phone and expect a call back within 10 minutes.
For urgent care when the condition is not life-threatening, we will work to fit you in between scheduled appointments or you may drop off your pet. When you arrive, we will make a rapid assessment of your pet’s condition and give a best estimate on how long your pet may wait for a more thorough examination. In some situations, you may be referred to another local hospital.
Dr. Freeland provides care for dogs and cats only. After many years working in Albany, he has developed referral contacts for other kinds of pets and for advanced care of dogs and cats. However, availability of care for birds, reptiles, pocket pets and other exotics is limited in southwest Georgia.
East Albany Animal Clinic accepts payment via cash, check, debit card, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We require payment be made at the time of service unless arrangements are made in advance. A form of photo id is required for checks or when credit is extended. We also offer payment plans through CareCredit and All Pet Card. Pet insurance is available from numerous companies and may be an excellent investment especially if purchased while your pet is young. See more information under Payment Options.