Open six days per week and on-call for our clients' veterinary emergencies 24/7/365. Open late Tuesdays and Thursdays. Open all day on Fridays. Open Saturday mornings.
Healing Springs Animal Hospital enjoys strong popularity, client satisfaction, and client loyalty. In July 2012 and 2013, the readers of the Gazette Newspaper voted us the favorite veterinarian of the Twin Counties.
In addition, we were voted the favorite groomer of the Twin Counties. What's more, Bundle.com, a joint venture of Microsoft and CitiBank, used credit card spending patterns to objectively assess local businesses in terms of price, loyalty, and popularity. Compared to other vets in Galax, the Virginia counties of Grayson and Carroll, and the North Carolina county of Surry, Healing Springs always earned the highest scores for both popularity and customer loyalty.
Highly Responsive After-Hours Emergency Service:
To help ensure fast response to your emergencies after business hours, Healing Springs has two veterinarians on-call whenever the office is closed. Not every veterinary clinic in our region sees emergencies responsively or sees their own emergencies at all. When it's something important, don't you want to go to the practice that has all your records and knows your pets? After working a full day or week at the office, our vets receive emergency calls at home. This also speaks to our caring and commitment to the welfare of your pets.
Healing Springs strives to provide the best possible veterinary care at prices that are well below industry and regional norms. We make twelve-month, same-as-cash financing available
. Bundle.com, a website that scored businesses based on credit card spending always showed that Healing Springs clients ended up spending less than the clients of any other veterinary clinic in Galax, Grayson, Carroll, or Surry. Of course, spending lesss overall is a combination of good prices, getting the right diagnosis, and getting the most efficient treatment plan - so price shopping alone cannot predict if a family will get the most economical veterinary care.
Surgical Safety & Comfort:
Healing Springs Animal Hospital practices the utmost in surgical safety and comfort including endoscopy
, master's level orthopedic surgery
, ovariectomy-type spays
, mechanical ventilation, heated surgery table covers, monitored anesthesia recovery, and more.
State of the Art Diagnostic Capabilities:
A fast and accurate diagnosis is the first step to effective veterinary care. Healing Springs offers extensive, on-site diagnostic capabilities. These include endoscopy, digital x-ray, echocardiograms, complete abdominal ultrasounds, LaserCyte blood chemistry, urinalysis, eye tonometer, pulse oximetry, blood pressure, and more. When it counts, trust Healing Springs.
Online Pet Records:
Healing Springs lets you review your pets' health records online. This system also emails or texts reminders about important upcoming needs such as vaccinations.
Affiliate Referring Practice to Virginia Tech:
This designation from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine refers to our working
relationship with Virginia Tech’s veterinary college hospital and the number of cases we co-manage. With a highly experienced and dedicated clinical team as well as the ability to provide chemotherapy, ultrasound, echocardiograms, endoscopy, blood pressure, oxygen cage, digital x-ray, on-site lab work, etc., Healing Springs proves particularly capable of co-managing complex cases with the specialist physicians at Virginia Tech.
A Good Corporate Citizen:
Out of our dedication to the well-being of pets, Healing Springs Animal Hospital constantly provides volunteer and humanitarian assistance to orphaned pets and other good causes. Each year, we provide direct care and aide for several hundred orphaned pets that were destined for euthanasia.
This care prepares them to be transported to no-kill adoption centers at larger cities. Our other volunteer work includes Pet Partners comfort dog work
, Hope Animal Assisted Crisis Response dog work
, USDA certified wildlife rehabilitation
, and much, much more. Your patronage of Healing Springs Animal Hospital supports these efforts.
Broader Range of Services:
Out of an abiding dedication to the human - animal bond, Healing Springs does more for you and your pet. Our team's experience and expertise enables Healing Springs to deliver many services normally associated with referral centers and specialty hospitals. In addition to standard veterinary care such as vaccinations and traditional spays, our clinical offerings include laparoscopic spays
, masters level orthopedic surgery
, ophthalmologic tonometry, oxygen cage therapy, certified acupuncture
, FDA cleared cold laser therapy
, chemotherapy, echocardiograms, and much more. Healing Springs also features a number of helpful pet services such as dog training
, mobile vet service, kennels and small animal boarding
, large animal boarding
, pet sitting, animal transportation, education days and events, and much more. Become a part of the Healing Springs community and you'll see!
Did you know there are three types of spays you can get in Galax and surrounding areas? The better type of spay costs the same as the old-fashioned type of spay, and only Healing Springs offers the best two types.
Less blood loss. Faster procedures. Faster recoveries. A mark of quality. High-current energy causes the tissues in the target area to excite and fuse, instantly forming a natural, permanent seal. Our electrosurgery tool can seal blood vessels in two to four seconds, and the seals holds better than sutured vessels. This is a standard part of all Healing Springs surgeries, with no extra charge to the client.
A safer and less expensive way to remove growths such as warts, cysts, benign tumors, etc. - especially in sensitive areas.
Healing Springs is the first and only veterinary clinic in the region to offer lap spays. Lap spays are performed through a tiny hole using specialized equipment. They are much less painful and have much faster recoveries.
Luis Gonzalez, DVM, MS, who has served as faculty and surgery resident at Virginia Tech, is now available at Healing Springs Animal Hospital by appointment. With a post-doctoral Master’s in Surgery and multiple internships, Dr. Gonzalez brings to Healing Springs a surgery skill level on par with what you would get when we refer you to specialty hospitals and referral centers. Have your pet’s complex surgeries performed at Healing Springs to receive a referral center skill level with the convenience and cost savings of local follow-up care. When it counts, trust Healing Springs.
Did you know that veterinary acupuncture for pain control is comparable to major opioid drugs with none of the side effects? Healing Springs provides Certified
Veterinary Acupuncture. We find it very helpful for other cases such as chronic back pain in pets, severe arthritis, pets that can't walk due to neurological conditions, and much more.
Offering the area’s only FDA cleared cold laser therapy in veterinary practice. Heal wounds faster and relieve various types of pain syndromes in pets. This new therapy gives Healing Springs an advantage in the treatment of various pain syndromes and in healing wounds.
We have installed a 20KW generator that kicks on automatically in the event of a power outage. If one of Appalachian Power’s transformers blows out while we’re in surgery with your pet, no worries. Even if power goes out for the whole region again, your pets boarding at Healing Springs will be sitting pretty in air conditioning.
An echocardiogram is a non-invasive ultrasound of the heart as it functions (a.k.a. making a movie of the heart in action). In dogs and cats, echocardiograms are the gold standard for diagnosis of most heart diseases such as congestive heart failure, tumors, congenital abnormalities, etc. Echocardiograms can save families money in the long run by preventing unnecessary, long-term treatment rising out of less accurate diagnostics. More importantly, echocardiograms can refine the diagnosis and make treatment more effective for your furry family members.
Healing Springs has the ability to definitively diagnose glaucoma using a device called a tonometer. Glaucoma is a highly painful condition for pets caused by increased pressure / increased fluid in an eye. It's hard for pet owners and for most veterinarians to detect.