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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!

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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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Kristin Tjardes

    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.

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  • Anne Rigsby

    Dr. Anne Rigsby

  • Lauren Ingraham

    Dr. Lauren Ingraham


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The Animal Health Center of Franklin


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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

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