The AGRAC would like to personally thank our wonderful veterinarians and their staff. Our veterinarians have helped us over the years not only with our hounds having their spay and neuters, dentals, and 4dx Snap (Heartworm) tests; but they have also gone above and beyond for our hounds. Hours spent late into the night caring for a hound who was ill or having difficulties with the rare bleeding disorder, researching for better knowledge of our wonderful breed, dedication to see it through that our hounds receive the best of care, and many times sharing the same tears of joy with us.
Dr. Rachel Nelson has been working with our Greyhounds since 2010 with her staff doing a wonderful job caring for our hounds with their special needs. From our routine spay and neuters, to our special needs hounds and emergencies, we have always been able to count on the dedicated care and special treatment for our beloved hounds. The Crossroads staff are knowledgeable with Greyhounds and their unusual medical requirements, and have been a wonderful asset to us in caring for our dogs with the rare bleeding disorder or leg injuries. Their timely, accessible and thorough care has helped many a "special needs" case through recovery! For any adopters living in the Moody area, Crossroads Animal Hospital is a fantastic choice to bring your new Greyhound to. Not only are they knowledgeable with our unique breed, they may already even know your dog personally! Whether it's as minor and regular as yearly shots or a real emergency, you can rest assured that your dog is getting top-notch care at Crossroads!
Dr. Darcie Odom and tech, Alison Hoos-Sheffield, have been caring for the Greyhounds at the AGRAC for over a year now. Every Tuesday, they are here at the AGRAC to check on the hounds and take care of the spay and neuters for our locally adopted Greyhounds. Though Dr. Odom owns VIP Mobile Clinic, she also works part time at Crossroads Animal Hospital where we first introduced to her and her awesome Greyhound knowledge. Dr. Odom has two Greyhounds from the AGRAC, Best and Cindy Lou, but has worked around Greyhounds since she fell in love with them while attending Veterinary school at Miss State University. For our local adopters who have adopted a Greyhound with the rare bleeding disorder, you have read about Dr. Odom and Best on our "Bleeding Disorder" hand out! The AGRAC highly recommend Dr. Odom and Alison for their knowledge of the Greyhounds and special care they give. Not to mention you don't even have to leave your home, VIP Mobile Clinic comes to you!
Although a newer addition to our list of veterinarians, the staff at Mercy Animal Hospital quickly and easily earned their place as one of our trusted associates! Undaunted by the (sometimes quite large) number of Greyhounds we send to be vetted before they can go to their new homes, the Mercy staff efficiently handles even our toughest loads with high-quality and compassionate care. The staff here never fails to check up on their patients, either, calling the next day and asking about our dogs by name! There is no doubt that they all really love our dogs! At Mercy, us and the houndies both are really made to feel welcome- it would be a tough job to find a friendlier, more dedicated, and reliable crew. Located right off of a major highway and easy to find, our adopters in the Gardendale area would be making a mistake not to check this awesome clinic out. Their greyhound knowledge is considerable, and they really go out of their way to make sure our dogs are happy and as well as they can be. Consistently providing excellent services and truly top-notch veterinary care, this is one clinic we are glad to have working with us!
Dr. Alan Borden of Galleria Animal Clinic has been working around Greyhounds for over 20 years, and that experience shows! Sighthounds are abnormal in the world of dog medicine, and familiarity with these peculiar dogs goes a long way in treating them. A member of our staff even drives an hour and half (each way!) to get their houndies seen by this truly outstanding doctor. The rest of the staff here shows real excellence, as well. Whether it's routine vaccines or something bizarre and urgent, the caring, wonderful staff at Galleria Animal Clinic have gone far above and beyond in proving that they are up to the task. One of the most trusted Greyhound-friendly veterinary clinics in all of Alabama, our adopters have universally had great experiences with this hospital. Both you and your dog will leave feeling great! Combining compassionate, high-quality care, valuable experience and loads of medical knowledge, this clinic is definitely one we are happy to have on our team!
If you are looking for high-quality care around the city of Clay, look no further. The staff at CCAC have proven time and time again that they really know how to treat our hounds! They have provided nothing but excellent care to our dogs for several years now, and have absolutely earned the trust of not only us at the AGRAC, but of several of our partner adoption groups as well. They treat every case, from regular spays and neuters to complicated orthopedic surgeries, with the same compassionate and meticulous care. It is not uncommon for dogs to walk out of their office with a wagging tail! A very clean and organized clinic, CCAC has consistently given our sweet hounds exemplary treatment. We would absolutely recommend them to anyone with a Greyhound needing a little TLC! This team is one we are truly proud to associate with! (Oh, and as a side note, you won't find better Christmas lights anywhere!)
Those of you familiar with the area might be thinking "Wait, Oneonta? Isn't that a bit of a drive?" Well, the answer is yes, but it's absolutely worth it to deal with these vets and their staff. Always professional, undeniably well-read on Greyhound care, and wonderfully kind with our dogs, it is worth every minute on the road to reach this clinic! With years of experience treating our one-of-a-kind breed (and just about any other animal you can think of, big and small, from cows to coatis) there's no doubt in anyone's mind that these folks are among the best and most flexible, whatever your veterinary needs are! Being in a rural area that farms a good deal of livestock, this clinic is uniquely equipped to handle anything-- and we mean ANYTHING. There's no job too big for this outstanding staff...not even hosting our big ol' truck, Ellanore, for a day! Our veterinarians here are extremely knowledgeable on the rare Greyhound blood disorder, too, and are among the ones we trust absolutely to handle our hounds in this sometimes precarious situation. There is no doubt that when we bring our sweet hounds to Oneonta, they are receiving care is some of the best around!
The Alabama Greyhound Rescue and Adoption Center 1000 John Rogers Drive Birmingham, AL 35210 (205) 833-6654 AGRACStaff@gmail.com Monday through Saturday 10am to 2pm Visiting by appointments only