Our entire staff is dedicated to developing an important, lasting health care partnership with you by earning and keeping your trust. With our wide range of services and extended hours for routine and urgent care appointments, we are able to provide all the care your pet needs, when they need it the most.

We realize there are many alternative providers of animal health care services in the Roanoke area, but our staff's professionalism, dedication to service, and enthusiasm for excellence will make your visit a rewarding, unique experience. We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming a valuable partner in your pet's health care needs.

Serviced Areas

  • Roanoke, Virginia

Contact Details

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  City Roanoke , VA
  Zip Code 24014
  Address 3827 Hite Street SW
  Phone Number (540) 343-4155

Products & Services

Pain Management and Mobility Rehabilitation

Pain Management and Mobility Rehabilitation

Chronic pain is cruel. It strikes pets of any breed, at any age. Some pain such as that from a wound will subside with medication and in time as the body heals, but chronic pain will never be cured. Our pets often suffer in silence only showing symptoms of "slowing down" which is often misunderstood for normal aging. Pets will endure more pain than humans can withstand. The most common chronic pain we see in practice is arthritic pain caused by degenerative changes in bones and joints. As owners, we need to be closely monitoring our pets so that we can implement a pain management program quickly.


Weight Management and Nutrition

Weight Management and Nutrition

Pets with a healthy weight live a longer, better quality of life. As pet owners, we can control what and when our pets eat. Proper nutrition is vital for our pet to function properly. Adequate exercise is the cornerstone to having a healthy weight and normal mental health. Our pets depend on us to give them exercise and to make sure they are not overfed or fed the wrong foods. Some weight issues are made worse by underlying health issues. Thyroid disease, heart disease, arthritis, Cushing's disease, diabetes and lung disease can greatly affect our pet's ability to maintain a normal weight or maintain reasonable activity. We will work with you to begin a healthy weight management program.


Behavior Counseling and Success Strategies

Behavior Counseling and Success Strategies

Behavior issues rank as one of the leading causes for bringing pets to the shelter or owners considering euthanasia in an otherwise healthy pet. Often owners do not realize that Behavior issues can be changed. All pets have the potential to exhibit behavior that may be stressful to an owner or give us concern that our pet is not healthy or happy. Many behaviors may be frustrating to deal with. The good news is that we can help!

  • I would recommend this business

On Sunday afternoon I showed up on their doorstep with my almost 12 year old Malamute who had lost the ability to walk overnight. I knew driving there what was possibly happening and it broke my heart. However their staff made the worst day of my life easier. They took care of myself and my dog Molly as if she was their own. I couldn’t be more grateful of that. Till today when I picked her ashes up and just the way she was given back to me was simply heartfelt. It goes to show that their staff truly cares about anyone who walks through their doors. So thank you... thank you for taking care of not only my girl but my heart as well. I lost a peace of it on Sunday but each of you working made sure I felt completely at ease with the choice I had to make. I cannot thank you enough.

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  • I would recommend this business

After my sweet pup had his teeth cleaned at another local provider, he became very ill. Apparently, I was not given proper instructions on his care, proper medications, or correct diet instructions. This not only led to him being ill, but making my new puppy ill as well. I was able to be fit in for appointments and have the veterinarian explain, in detail, what should have occurred. I am very grateful for the personal care and attention and explanations. I do not always know what to ask or comprehend things and I was thankful to have it explained in a way I could understand. My pup is back to his normal self! And I’m in the process of filing a civil suit on the previous provider. I’ve learned you get what you pay for!!! Excellent place, highly recommend! Rooms are very comfortable and stylish and made me feel at ease which helped my pups be less anxious.

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  • I would recommend this business

I switched to the wonderful Dr. Preston Thornton, DVM, from another local vet service. I know the staff and vets here are truly caring and competent. My Dixie the Dachshund is in excellent care there!

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  • I would recommend this business

5 stars for this clinic! When our Patsy girl got hurt over the weekend we thought our only choice was the emergency clinic. After research we came upon this clinic who offered extended hrs and was able to get us in on a Sunday! Staff was super nice and great to our girl! Dr. Preston was wonderful, knowledgeable, and honest. Nothing was ever pushed on us just recommendations. Fairly inexpensive for an "urgent care". Will recommend this place and return whenever we're out of our vets normal business hours!

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  • I would recommend this business

The Doctors and Staff at Southern Hills Animal Hospital are amazing and they take such good care of our fur babies. We are very happy to be a part of the Southern Hills family!

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  • I would recommend this business

The staff was friendly and informative throughout the entire experience from making the appointment over the phone to letting me know what was wrong and what my kittens needed during the visit. Wonderful experience, even my two kittens who received shots seemed to be in good spirits after it was finished. The communication was excellent, and I am pleased with the course of treatment. Safe to say I have found my new vet.

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  • I would recommend this business

I drive about an hour to take you dog Molly, Southern Hills is a great vet clinic. Everyone is so caring and very professional. They treated Molly like she was their own dog...

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  • I would recommend this business

When my dog, Bella, was unable to stand and wasn't bearing weight on one of her front legs, we called for an urgent care appointment. They had an emergency at the same time but the staff was really attentive and apologetic for our having to wait. Dr. Preston was great, very professional and took very good care of Bella who after meds and rest is now feeling much better. I will certainly consider Southern Hills Animal Hospital as my first choice for veterinary care in the future!

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