At Tugaloo Animal Hospital, we offer a variety of services to care for your pet. If you have any questions or would like more information on how we can care for your pet, please contact us today.

Click the video below to see Dr. Steele giving Peanut a wellness exam. After their wellness exam, each pet will also receive a customized treatment program that may include vaccines.

Dr. Steele giving Peanut his annual wellness exam

Dr. Steele giving Peanut his annual vaccines

Cats: Cats are dewormed and receive an upper respiratory vaccine and a Rabies vaccine. We test for Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus. If the test is negative, the cat will be vaccinated for Feline Leukemia as well.

Dogs are dewormed and receive a Distemper/Adenovirus/Parvo/Parainfluenza and a Rabies vaccine. We tailor your pet’s vaccines to their individual needs by offering other vaccines like Leptospirosis, Bordetella, and Lymevax. We also test for heartworms.

Puppies: When you bring a puppy in for his/her first exam and vaccines, we will take time to go over how to socialize your puppy to be the happy pet that you desire. Socialization means that we will begin to get the puppy used to being touched and handled. We will cover topics such as diet, house and leash training, coat care, etc. Learning these care and behavior tips early will help you enjoy your puppy.

Spay/Neuter, Soft-tissue Surgery, and Videoscope-guided procedures

What to expect when you bring your pet in for surgery: your pet will receive pre-anesthetic blood work, so you should not give them any food after midnight before the appointment. They will be put under general anesthesia for the procedure. At this point, Dr. Steele may take x-rays, if needed. Pets who have had spay/neuter surgery stay overnight for observation. After a spay, your pet will return 10-14 days later to have the sutures removed.

We work with various humane societies through programs offered by the Georgia Department of Agriculture and Spay Georgia to offer you solutions for low-cost spays and neuters. Please, call us for more information.

We offer soft-tissue surgery which covers any surgery that does not involve broken bones. We also offer videoscope-guided procedures. The videoscope allows Dr. Steele to look at problems in your pet’s ears, nose, and throat in a minimally invasive way.

Dental Care

It is important for the health of your pet to have regular dental care. Here is an overview of what you can expect when you bring your pet in for dental care. In order to have their teeth cleaned, your pet will be put under general anesthesia. We recommend that they have pre-anesthesia blood work done. Your pet’s teeth will then be cleaned and polished and Dr. Steele will do a thorough dental exam. If any problems are found, Dr. Steele can take x-rays or do extractions as necessary.


Boarding is available for cats, dogs, and other small furry or feathery family members. All pets who board with us must be up-to-date on their appropriate vaccines and free of parasites. You are welcome to bring your pet’s special food or toys to make your pet comfortable and you can rest assured they will be in good hands.

After Hours Assurance

AfterHours Assurance is a service that allows you to get in touch with Dr. Steele if you have a pet emergency while the office is closed. There are two ways to take advantage of this option. You can buy an annual subscription for unlimited calls or pay-per-call. If Dr. Steele advises you to bring your pet in for emergency care after hours, the fee for the call will be deducted from the cost of your emergency medical fees. To subscribe go to or call 800-204-4595 anytime.

Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitation

We are proud to be licensed in wildlife rehabilitation. Law requires licensure for anyone who wants to provide rehabilitation to wild animals, which takes special knowledge and experience.

We provide rehabilitation to a variety of wildlife, and we have special expertise with owls, hawks, and squirrels.

Wildlife rehabilitators work alongside veterinarians to assess and identify injuries or illnesses. Part of the rehabilitation process includes basic first aid as well as physical therapy.

Because of the differences between wild and domestic animals, rehabilitators must have a mastery over the knowledge about particular species and their care. This includes things like nutrition, behavioral issues, and caging.

To learn more about wildlife rehabilitation, please contact us today. We would be happy to speak with you and address any questions or concerns you may have.

Dog Day Care

Do you work long hours, or have to leave your dog at home for long periods during the day? It’s a common problem that many dog owners struggle with.

But don’t worry! We provide dog day care services for dog owners who don’t want their furry friends to be lonely and isolated while they are away!

We provide loving care and attention for all our day care canines. They are given plenty of fresh water, food, and are exercised so that they do not become restless.

Our day care staff is highly trained and truly loves working with dogs. Our goal is to treat your dog with the same compassion we give to our own pets! You can trust that your dog is in good hands with us.

Don’t hesitate to contact us today if you are interested in our dog day care service! We would be happy to talk about any questions or concerns you may have.

Socialization Consultation

Socialization is an essential part of a young dog’s life. By acclimating them to several types of sights, sounds, and smells, you equip them with the social skills needed to interact with the world in a positive way.

We are happy to provide socialization consultations to pet owners that are seeking to socialize their dog properly. We can discuss with you the ideal way to socialize your dog and develop a plan to do so.

It is very important to socialize your dog at the right time. If you wait too long, their personality and demeanor could already be shaped and it will be much more difficult to correct negative behaviors.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We would be happy to set up a socialization consultation at a time that is convenient for you.


Traditional Chinese medicine is based on the philosophy that the universe and the body are opposing forces. The constant flow of energy keeps them balanced. When the flow of energy is blocked, illness will occur. Acupuncture therapy will release blocked energy, resolve the pain, and improve sleep, digestive functions, and sense of well-being.

Our qualified and helpful staff will work with your pet to ensure that there is no more energy blockage and make sure that your pet is receiving all of the amazing benefits from acupuncture.

Dental Radiology

The use of digital dental radiology is safe and our entire staff is highly trained. It is our goal to provide your pet with the highest level of medical care possible, and this is just one of the many ways we achieve that.

Lab Diagnostics

We are a full service veterinary hospital, providing a broad range of services and procedures for our patients. We utilize state of the art equipment and diagnostic tools to give your loved ones the best care possible.

We provide routine care in addition to more complex care like surgical procedures.

Dog Training

We can assist you in enjoying your pet even more with personalized behavior evaluations and spot training for specific behaviors, using training methods that trick your pet into thinking that learning is fun! With treats and other rewards used during training, we can help transform your dog into the dog your pet has the potential to be!

Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how we care for your pet.