Due to the high volume of COVID cases reported in Georgia, and with an abundance of caution for our patients and our staff, we are temporarily suspending the in-person exam option. The measures we have taken over the last few months are still in place, and as soon as we deem it safe to do so, we will bring back the in-person exams. We will reach out to you if you have an in-person exam currently scheduled, but please know that we will not be scheduling any new in-person exams until further notice.
By partnering together, we can resume our normal hospital operating procedures safely and sooner. We thank you for your understanding and your participation as we navigate this together!
We have instituted a new method of care during this period of social distancing--virtual exam rooms. This will allow you, via a live-stream video, to be "virtually" in the room with us while we examine your pet. Look for an email from us before your appointment with your link to a zoom conference. This will allow us to talk and you can see us in the exam room.
With virtual or curbside appointments, just pull up and if a PHAH staff member does not come to your car within a couple of minutes, PLEASE CALL THE FRONT DESK at 404.812.9880 right away to let us know you are here.
You can schedule virtual appointments here via Next in Line, our scheduling app button at the top of our homepage, or call 404.812.9880 to schedule appointments or ask general pet questions.
This is the preferred method over emailing. If you do email us, due to the high number of emails we receive on a daily basis, please allow 24 to 48 hours for a response. And please note that in-person exams must be scheduled through the front desk at 404.812.9880.
We are doing many "contactless consults" with TeleVET, our telemedicine app. We encourage everyone to download the app and have it at the ready should you need to use it. Note: We will soon be using this telemedicine app to follow up on all surgical procedures, as it is much less stressful for your pet. We are the last people your pet wants to see the week following a procedure, but we can accomplish the same level of check-up using photos and video feed. Win-win!
To schedule a TeleVET visit, click here.
By Erin Coleman, WSB-TV Atlanta
A metro veterinarian says a driver likely dragged a dog under a car, and it's one of the worst cases he's seen.
Channel 2’s Erin Coleman went to Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital Monday where the dog's recovering, but the bills are adding up.
“He got hit by a car and got dragged across the pavement and it ripped the skin away all the way down to the bones of his face,” said Dr. Duffy Jones about Ben, a happy young lab mix recovering at the animal hospital.
Ben lost about 25 percent of his face, and part of his neck in the incident.
“This is one of the worst ones we've seen,” Jones said.
Jones said it will take several surgeries to get him back to 100 percent. But because he was also neglected, malnourished, and left with the gaping wound for as long as two weeks, his recovery will take even longer.
“I have a feeling that people saw him with this. It's hard to miss when you look at him and people didn't get him taken care of right away,” Jones said.
Ben was turned in to the Fulton Animal Shelter last week and the shelter immediately contacted an organization called Atlanta Lab Rescue. They saw he was in dire need of surgery but that surgery is going to cost thousands of dollars.
“He's going to be here for a few more weeks in the clinic so all of that adds up,” said Alana Joyner with Atlanta Lab Rescue.
Atlanta Lab Rescue is footing the bill for now. They usually pay a few hundred dollars to help a dog in need. Ben's case will be much more expensive.
“We're definitely in need of donations,” Joyner said.
At this point, the staff hopes what happened to Ben wasn't intentional, but there's no way to know for sure.
“It all pulls at our heartstrings and our whole office had gotten honestly attached to him. He's such a good dog,” Jones said.
Right now, vets have him on a lot of antibiotics and pain medication. They told Coleman they have to keep scrubbing the wound, much like a burn victim before they can operate.