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We require that you wear your mask upon entering the clinic – even if you are fully vaccinated. We are all fully vaccinated and we will continue to mask for the safety of all our clients and their families. We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you.
Hours of operation
Monday through Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm
We are open 2 Saturdays each month, from 8:00am to Noon
With the closure of one of the local veterinary clinics January, 2021, we have received a lot of phone calls inquiring if the Franklin Veterinary Clinic is taking on new clients. Unfortunately, we are not. We are actively looking to add a second veterinarian to the clinic, and at that time, we would be able to open the clinic to new clients. This undertaking has proven to be more difficult than we expected. It was suggested that we might put this information on our website, to help inform people who may do a web search for local veterinarians. We will be sure to update this information, when the time comes.
Remember to keep your dogs on Heartworm prevention year-round. Both the American Veterinary Medical Association & American Heartworm Society recommend year-round heart worm prevention for the protection of your pets.
Dr. Taylor’s recommendation for year-round heart worm prevention is Sentinel. A flavored, chewable tablet that you give once a month. Sentinel is a broad spectrum dewormer that also treats Whipworm, Hookworm & Roundworm. With an added flea component that sterilizes adult fleas, Sentinel helps prevent that first introduction of fleas from becoming a full infestations. Sentinel offers a mail in rebate on both 6 month & 1 2 month purchases. Ask us for more details.
Other options that we carry in the clinic are, Heartgard, which is also a flavored, chewable tablet, or Revolution, which is a topical application.
Support your local businesses – shop local includes your veterinarian 🙂
Dr. Taylor stays up-to-date on the safest, most effective options available at a cost comparable to other sources like Chewy, 1800PetMeds, PetCo, Etc.
Did you know?
Spaying/Neutering your pet will cut down (or eliminate) the risk of certain types of cancers and other major health issues, roaming, aggression, unwanted pregnancies and will add years to their lives. Call us today, at 934-7179, to find out more.
We care about your safety and the safety of your pets.
Be well and stay safe
doc and Kim Taylor
The Miracle of Life
“Come quick, come quick”, their mother said, “The time is getting near”; She feels that when the kittens come the children should be here.
She told them that a big orange Tom took “Kitty” as his wife “It’s wonderful, a gift from God, the miracle of life”
At half a year young “Kitty” feels too painful and too scared to appreciate six miracles, blind-eyed and yellow haired.
But she knows these lives depend on her and nature tells her how and as she cleans them, children ask “Mom, can we go now?”
But now and then, for six more weeks the children visit her to play with six new magic toys, made of life and fur.
The six weeks pass, the newness gone and new homes yet unfound, Mom bundles up six miracles and takes them to the pound,
Where lovingly, with gentle hands and no tears left to cry, the shelter workers kiss them once and take them off to die.
And “Momma Kitty”, now she’s called, mourns her loss and then, she’s put outside, and of course, she’s pregnant once again.
Dad tells “Kitty” STOP THIS NOW or you wont live here long!, but deep inside of Momma Cat, this time something’s wrong.
Too young, too small, too often bred now nature’s gone awry, Momma Kitty feels it too and she crawls off to die.
She too is freed from this cruel world, and from her time of strife. How harsh the truth, how high the price, this “Miracle of Life”?
“PLEASE SPAY OR NEUTER YOUR PETS!”
-By Barry Taylor, DVM