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Willow Bend Animal Clinic

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1536 Highway 4 East
Holly Springs, MS 38635
Phone: 662-252-5454
Fax: 662-252-2867

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8am5:30pm
Tuesday8am5:30pm
Wednesday8am5:30pm
Thursday8am5:30pm
Friday8am5:30pm
Saturday8am12pm
SundayEmergency OnlyEmergency Only
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How to Become a Christian

We love animals and they are a huge part of our lives but it is critical to us to share with you the most important aspect of our life and that is our Christian faith.  We have included the ABC's of becoming a Christian below but if you ever would like any additional information or would like help finding a church family please do not hesitate to ask us!  

A- Admit

Admit you are a sinner and in need of God's grace.  We are all human and thus all fallible. Fortunately, we serve an infallible Lord!  Romans 10:9 states, "If you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved."  Being good does not get you to Heaven, it is a gift from God. Through God's grace, we are forgiven of our sins by the blood of Jesus and we will spend eternity in Heaven.

B- Believe

Believe in Jesus Christ as God's Son and receive Jesus' gift of forgiveness from sin.  God loves each of us!  God offers each of us salvation although we have done nothing to deserve it.  His love and salvation are not contingent on "how good" we are but are ours if only we will ask and believe.  In the death of Jesus on the cross, God provided salvation for all who would repent of their sins and believe in Jesus.  "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."~John 3:16

C- Confess

Confess your faith in Jesus Chris as Savior and Lord to others.  After you have received Jesus Christ into your life, share your decision with another person.  Tell your pastor or a Christian friend about your decision.  Following Christ's example, as for baptism by immersion in your local church as a public expression of your faith.  "If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, an it is with your mouth that you confess you are saved."~Romans 10:9-10


Salvation is a free gift that is yours if only you will ask.  You Can Commit Your Life To Christ By Praying A Simple Prayer Similar To This:

Lord,


I Don't Deserve Forgiveness.. I Know I Have Done Things Against Your Will.. Please, Lord Take Control Of My Life. Forgive Me For The Things I Have Done, And For Ignoring You. I Believe That You Sent Your Son, who lived a blameless life, To Die For My Sins, So That I May Live ... For You. Thank You For That. I Give My Life To You Lord. Make Me A New Person.


Amen

If you prayed this prayer we would love to hear from you!  As always, we are here for anything we can help you with and will be happy to get or put you in touch with additional resources to strengthen your walk with Christ!  

Our Doctors

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.

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Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.
Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Request an appointment online today from any smart device! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online (mobile friendly) so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office and sent directly to us.

Testimonials

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

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8am5:30pm
Tuesday8am5:30pm
Wednesday8am5:30pm
Thursday8am5:30pm
Friday8am5:30pm
Saturday8am12pm
SundayEmergency OnlyEmergency Only

 
If you have an emergency please call (662) 252-5454 for the on call doctor's number.  There is an emergency fee over and above all normal fees. 

Our Story

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.

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1536 Highway 4 East
Holly Springs, MS 38635
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  • Phone: 662-252-5454
  • Fax: 662-252-2867
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