The Best Barrow County Animal Hospital Paws Down!


Our staff is committed to providing excellent veterinary health care with friendly and compassionate service and an environment of professionalism, respect, learning, and healing!


Payment is expected when services are rendered.  We accept debit cards, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) and cash. We also honor and welcome Care Credit customers and we offer Scratchpay.

The Best Barrow County Animal Hospital Paws Down!


Our veterinary services at Barrow Veterinary Hospital are designed to providing the best in vet care for their patients. We offer boarding, routine exams, and many treatment programs.


Direct access to service reminders and scheduling, refill requests, record storage for vaccinations and labs, logging your pet insurance and microchip information, and much more.

Link to: Pet Dental Care
Link to: Pet Wellness Exams

Pet Vaccinations from Barrow Veterinary Hospital

Timely vaccinations are critical to the health and welfare of pets in Winder. At Barrow Veterinary Hospital, our staff sees dogs and cats benefiting from the advances in immunology. The widespread adoption of animal vaccines has saved millions of pets from painful infections and early death by preventing the spread of once-common diseases.

Link to: Pet Wellness Exams

Pet Tips and Articles

At Barrow Veterinary Hospital, we wanted to share articles and important information to inform you to better care for your pet.

November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

As unfair as it may seem, cancer isn't just a human disease. Your furry friends may also be affected by the potentially deadly illness. Learning about common signs of cancer during Pet Cancer Awareness Month in November can help you protect your pet's health.

Stem Cell Relief

More than 15 million dogs in North America suffer some form of degenerative joint disease, better known as arthritis. Unfortunately, many dog owners are unaware of the pain their pet is experiencing, chalking up the slow movement to the effects of "old age."

Becoming a Service Dog: Training and Temperament Are Key Factors

Service dogs help thousands of disabled Americans become more independent. The first service dogs guided visually impaired people, but today, the dogs assist people who have a variety of disabilities, ranging from hearing loss to seizures to cerebral palsy. Before a dog can become a service animal, it must complete an extensive training program that includes several components.

Secondhand Smoke Affects Pets Too

The effects of secondhand smoke on people are well-documented. Exposure to tobacco smoke causes a variety of serious health problems, including stroke, heart disease, and lung cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not surprisingly, secondhand smoke also increases the risk of health problems for your pet.

Hip Dysplasia

Hip dysplasia is a congenital disease that, in its more severe form, can eventually cause lameness and painful arthritis of the joints. It is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. It can be found in many animals and, rarely, humans, but is common in many dog breeds, particularly the larger breeds.

Luxating Patella

Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position. Luxating patella is one of the most common knee joint abnormalities of dogs, but it is only occasionally seen in cats. It may affect one or both of the knees.

Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

The rupture of the cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in the dog. This injury has two common presentations. One is the young athletic dog playing roughly who acutely ruptures the ligament and is non-weight bearing on the affected hind leg. 


The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis which can be due to wear and tear on joints from over use, aging, injury, or from an unstable joint such as which occurs with a ruptured ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) in the knee. The chronic form of this disease is called degenerative joint disease (DJD). It is estimated that 20% of dogs older than one year of age have some form of DJD.


Heartworm has been diagnosed in dogs in all parts of the world and is actually very common. This may be due to the fact that heartworm has a virtual 100% prevalence rate in unprotected dogs living in highly endemic areas. Heartworm, also known as Dirofilaria immitis, is transmitted by mosquitoes.


There are many types of mites that infect dogs, cats, and other animals. Mites are microscopic arthropod parasites that, for the most part, infect the skin or mucous membranes. Mites can even be present on birds and reptiles.


Hookworms are small, thread-like parasites of the small intestine where they attach and suck large amounts of blood. These parasites are found in almost all parts of the world, being common in dogs, and occasionally seen in cats. Symptoms are usually diarrhea and weight loss.


There are many types of parasites that are found in the GI tract of cats and dogs. Worms such as roundworms, whipworms, and hookworms are very common in almost all parts of the world. These parasites shed their infective eggs in the pet's stool and contaminate the environment; some eggs can live on yards or fields for years.

Customer Reviews

Very caring and friendly. Especially during the final moments with your loved one.

thumb Curtis Crawshaw
December 8, 2020

I actually came in here today with my mother and my puppy Geralt I had some concerns about him since I did just got him and they were so Reassuring and kind and they didn't get annoyed with all my questions or anything I highly recommend any new pet owner or anyone with there fur baby go here

thumb K. eh.A
November 17, 2022

The staff and Dr. Capeheart are so kind and caring. They saved my cat’s life.

thumb Stephany Boehner
August 5, 2021

We pride ourselves in providing personalized and compassionate care to both our patients and their owners. Here are some of our reviews


Our patient portal is available online so you can request an appointment in the convenience of your own home.


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