Primary Location

1536 Highway 4 East

Holly Springs, MS 38635 US

(662) 252-5454

Welcome to Willow Bend Animal Clinic

Your Veterinarian in Holly Springs, MS
Call us at (662) 252-5454

Emergency? Time is of the essence!  Call us right away at (662) 252-5454!


If you live in Marshall County or the surrounding areas and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets and livestock – look no further! Willow Bend Animal Clinic is owned and operated by Dr. M. A. Thompson.  We have been serving Marshall, Benton, Tippah, and Union Counties (as well as parts of Tennessee) since 1978.  Our clinic is a true mixed animal practice that treats all types of animals!  Your pets’ health and well-being are our top priority, and we take every possible measure to give them nothing but the best!

We welcome both emergency cases as well as patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care.  Our doctors have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering pet wellness care. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, child-friendly(be sure to feed this fish before you leave!), and calm, so you and your pet can relax in the waiting room (our average wait time is under three minutes!). 

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn 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 continual success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 863-658-4782 and we will be happy to assist you. Our office is very easy to find -- and you can find driving directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for our valued clients.

At Willow Bend Animal Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

M.A. Thompson, D.V.M.,D.A.C.T.

 Willow Bend Animal Clinic | (662) 252-5454

1536 Highway 4 East
Holly Springs, MS 38635

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Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    M.A. Thompson

    Dr. Thompson joined the practice as a partner in 1991 and he and Dr. Childers have since started and sold a clinic in Ripley, MS and purchased an established practice they still operate in New Albany, MS.  Dr. Thompson is a Board Certified Theriogenologist and currently serves as the President of the Society of Theriogenology (2015-2016).  Dr. Thompson was honored to be named Mississippi Veterinarian of the Year in 2016.  January 1, 2018 Dr. Thompson purchased Willow Bend Animal Clinic from Dr. Childers and looks forward to continuing the legacy of excellence.  Dr. Thompson also makes his home in Holly Springs with his wife Terry and his two children:  Rebecca and Josh.  Dr. Thompson is also an active member in the community and serves as a deacon and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church.

  • Dr.
    D. M. Hunt

    Dr. Hunt joined the practice as an associate veterinarian in 2013 and has contributed to the growth of the practice in Holly Springs as well as the practice in New Albany.  Dr. Hunt is a graduate of Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine as is his wife Megan.  Dr. Hunt and his wife make their home in Byhalia with their two corgi's, quarter horses, and cat.

  • Dr.
    S. E. Dunaway

    Dr. Dunaway is a graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Dunaway joined the practice as an associate veterinarian in May 2017.  He and his wife, Cyndi, make their home in Byhalia with their Golden Retriever, Minnie.

Willow Bend Animal Clinic was founded by Dr. Childers in 1978.  He first began practicing in a small building on Stewart Street.  In 1981, he constructed the original portion of our clinic and built his practice from the ground up.  In 1991 Dr. Thompson joined the practice as a partner and they have since started and sold a clinic in Ripley, MS and purchased an established practice in New Albany, MS. Our new client area, featuring an expanded reception area and waiting room, four exam rooms, and a treatment lab, began construction in September 2014 and was completed in February 2015. Previous client area was remodeled and features a dual bay surgical suite, larger in-house laboratory, expanded pharmacy, and treatment area.  With the only board certified Theriogenologist in the area, we also have an in-house reproductive laboratory!  In January 2018, Dr. Childers sold his interest in Willow Bend Animal Clinic to long time business partner and friend, Dr. Thompson.


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "These Doctors went above and beyond to help me with my animals in time of need. This is absolutely the BEST vet I have ever been to. All of their doctors are amazing. Between both clinics you have access to great doctors for your animals. This is the ONLY Vet I recommend to anyone."
    -Justin Echols

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Our Regular Schedule


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm


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Emergency Only