We’re proud to be the newest member of the Barks family! When our family started Barks and Recreation, there was only one thought in mind- dogs first, everything else second. For over six years, it has been our privilege to care for your pet. We’ve worked hard to show you that we appreciate the opportunity. Now we take the next, logical step in providing the best care available for your pet- opening a Veterinary Hospital that is the most high-tech animal hospital in the area. When you mix experience, advanced technology, a wonderful staff, a fantastic location and the same love for pets you’re accustomed to seeing at Barks and Recreation, you get Barks and Medication!
Let’s look at those five ingredients: Experience, Technology, Staff, Location and Love.
Animals have personalities and a very wide range of them, at that. Different breeds suffer from different illnesses. Some have higher chances of specific injuries than others. Different nutritional needs. Different environmental needs. After caring for thousands of dogs, we have experience that other facilities simply don’t have- and your pet is better off for it!
Technology. We all live in a high-tech world. Some are afraid of it. Most don’t understand it. Few utilize more than an extremely small percentage of what is available to them, but when you go to the doctor you expect and deserve the best and newest technology to diagnose your problem and help determine the proper course of treatment. Why should it be any different when it comes to your pet? As far as we know, we are the only facility in the Mid-South that has Digital X-ray, Fluoroscopy and Ultrasound in the same building! We have communication technology that allows another vet in another city to control a high-def camera over each of our exam tables and consult with our vet, real time, to help determine what’s best for your pet. And those are just starters! We would be delighted to show you more of what we can do if you visit our facility. You can also click on “TAKE THE TOUR” at the top of this article to see the most important parts of our hospital.
Staff. I’ll just invite you to click on “MEET OUR STAFF” at the top of this article for complete information on our staff. They are fantastic!
Location. The heart of East Memphis, just west of Poplar and I-240. Directly across the street from Barks and Recreation. It just doesn’t get any better than that!
Love. Impossible to explain. Can’t be learned or taught. It’s just KNOWING how important your pet is to you. It’s just UNDERSTANDING that your pet is totally dependent on its caregivers. It’s just BELIEVING that every pet deserves to be treated with kindness. It’s why we’re in the business we’re in!
You know how your dog gets excited when you turn onto Reddoch Cove? He knows where he’s at and he’s happy to be there. Even though we’re a vet clinic, we don’t intend to change that level of excitement one bit!
“I love animals and feel very strongly that people should not be allowed to buy a pet if they are not able to look after it. Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”