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About Us

Dr. Clopton and Dr. Snipes 1999

Shoals Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Established in 1968 by Dr. John C. Lowery, the hospital has been caring for Shoals area dogs and cats under the direction of Dr. Kristy Clopton and Dr. Nikki Snipes since 2009.   

We offer convenient hours and a comfortable, friendly environment for you and your pet. Our professional and courteous veterinarians and staff seek to provide the best possible medical, surgical, and dental care for our patients.  We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients.



Services that we provide include canine and feline medicine and surgery, well-pet care, vaccination and preventative health care, dentistry, critical patient hospitalization, in-house laboratory testing, radiography, ultrasound, nutritional counseling, as well as boarding, bathing, and grooming services.  

Thank you for visiting our website. Take a look around; get to know us! We look forward to getting to know you and your pets, too.

Our Mission Statement


Welcome to Shoals Animal Hospital. We appreciate that you have trusted us with the care of your pets and hope we exceed your expectations today and in the future. We aim for you to see the passion that our staff has for animals through the polite, knowledgeable, and friendly service you receive. We hope to foster confidence and create a bond with you by treating every patient with compassionate, ethical care. We strive to understand and meet the needs of you and your pet by providing the highest quality animal care at the best value possible. We hope every visit you have with us is both efficient and enjoyable. At Shoals Animal Hospital our mission is to add quality to the existence of those that make our existence exceptional.