Contact Us Today

  • Services

    We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.
    Learn More
  • Contact Us

    Call or send us an email today! Our staff will respond as soon as possible.
    Learn More
  • Online Forms

    Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.
    Learn More

Welcome to The Animal Health Center of Franklin

Your Veterinarian in Franklin, TN
Call us at 615-794-5007




Pet Emergency? Call us right away at 615-794-5007!

Image of a dog wearing a stethoscope.

If you live in Franklin or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your cat or dog – look no further. Here at The Animal Health Center, your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

The Animal Health Center of Franklin is a full service animal hospital and welcomes both pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care as well as emergency treatment cases. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, with a home like setting, so you and your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting one of our Franklin veterinarians.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health.

If you have any questions regarding your pets healthcare please call 615-794-5007. You may also reach us by email for general questions. Please be advised emails may take up to 48 hours for a reply and appointments can not be made through email communications. Although we live in a modern world full of smart phones, texts, and emails we still have the old fashion belief that the best care comes from one on one communications.

                               epet

At The Animal Health Center of Franklin, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Benny Woody
Dr. Roseanne Havron
Dr. Joanna Daffin

Benny Woody
Franklin Veterinarian | The Animal Health Center of Franklin | 615-794-5007

400 Eddy Lane
Franklin, TN 37064

  • Benny Woody
    D.V.M., M.S., Diplomate A.B.V.P

    Dr. Woody established the Animal Health Center in 1992. His clinical interests are cytology, oncology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases, and dentistry.

    Read More

  • Joanna Daffin
    B.S., D.V.M.

    In June 2009, Dr. Daffin began her career as a veterinarian at the Animal Health Center.  She received her Bachelor of Animal Science and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida in Gainesville.

    Read More

  • Roseanne Havron
    B.S., D.V.M.

    Dr. Havron joined the Animal Health Center’s veterinary staff in 1998.  She has a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University.

    Read More

  • Kristin Tjardes
    D.V.M

    Dr. Kristin Tjardes was born in Gibson City, IL.  She was raised on her family Polled Hereford cattle and grain farm.   She had several Border collie dogs, cats and horses growing up.  She used to show cattle and horses in her younger days.

    Read More

Location

Find us on the map

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

The Animal Health Center of Franklin

Monday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-8:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-11:00 am

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "All I can say is Dr. Woody and team are the very best we have ever experienced. Thank you so much Dr. Woody and Team!!"
    Drew W. / Franklin, TN

Featured Articles

  • Sugar Gliders

    Thinking of getting a sugar glider? These tiny marsupials are energetic and friendly, making them popular choices as pets. Though they weigh less than a half-pound, they're more closely related to kangaroos than they are flying squirrels. If you think a sugar glider would make an ideal pet for your family, ...

    Read More
  • Prairie Dogs

    Prairie dogs are cute, affable creatures. But before taking one on as a pet, check your local laws. In some states, such as Colorado, it's illegal to keep prairie dogs as pets. Mostly, this is because they may spread monkeypox. If you live in a state that welcomes pet prairie dogs, be sure to buy from ...

    Read More
  • How to Help Your New Cat Feel Welcomed in Your Home

    Adopting a cat or kitten? Here's what you can do to help your cat adjust to its new home. ...

    Read More
  • Skunks

    Home and Veterinary Care for Pet Skunks If you're an adventurous pet owner, you may love exotic animals such as skunks. You'll be happy to learn that skunks can indeed make excellent domestic pets, but only if they receive the proper care to enjoy a happy, healthy life. Your veterinary team can help ...

    Read More
  • Flying Squirrels

    Much like sugar gliders, flying squirrels make affectionate pets when purchased young and raised by their owner. Unlike sugar gliders, however, flying squirrels are rodents that need veterinary care specific to the species. Your veterinary team can help with the care and treatment of flying squirrels. ...

    Read More
  • Fennec Foxes

    Fennec Fox Care Guide With oversized ears and mischievous faces, fennec foxes are cute as can be. But these exotic pets require a lot of care to stay healthy and happy. Health At just three pounds, fennec foxes are the smallest member of the fox family. Native to the Sahara desert, fennec foxes are ...

    Read More
  • Fish

    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

    Read More
  • Snakes

    If you’re looking for a low-maintenance pet, then you might be interested in owning a snake. However, there are a few aspects of owning a snake that you need to be aware of before you make this type of commitment. Here’s what you need to know. What to Know Before Choosing a Pet Snake Before you purchase ...

    Read More
  • Domestic Pigs

    Pigs are great for families who want a relatively exotic but easy to care for a pet. Whether miniature, like a pot-bellied pig, or a full-sized animal, caring for a pig is similar to caring for a cat or dog. Health Domestic pigs need to see a veterinarian regularly for vaccinations and checkups. We ...

    Read More
  • Gerbils

    Gerbils are great little pets for pet owners who don't have room for a dog or cat. They're friendly and fun to watch, but they do take a moderate level of care and investment. If you're thinking of getting a gerbil, here's what you'll need to know to keep him happy and healthy, including giving him a ...

    Read More

Newsletter Signup

Sign up for more articles