It’s our mission at Southern Paws Veterinary Clinic to maximize good health practices and education
through quality veterinary medicine. We will treat your pet like one of the family. Please call or stop by for an appointment today.
Just get a puppy? Find a stray? Something wrong with your current furry companion? Bring them in for a wellness exam! We also can run X-Rays on your pet.
SmartTag- including registration for your first year.
Puppy vaccinations (packages), Kitten vaccinations (packages), Annual vaccinations. Make sure your pet is up to date!
Spays, neuters, mass removals, wound repair, C-sections, Foreign Body Removal, and more.
Baths only which include ears, nails, and glands.
Accidents and Emergencies happen. We are here to help.
A complete Dental exam includes cleaning, polishing, and examination of the full oral cavity. Dental extractions due to retained puppy teeth, breaks, cavities, and infection are available.
Leave your pet companion with us for the day or for longer!
Cats, Dogs, and Horses.
COGGINS ON HORSES
Come have a blood test done on your horse to test for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA).
ON-CALL & HOUSE CALLS
Rest easy knowing we will always be there for you!
In house and Online Pharmacy
Optional Cremation through Good Shepherd, grief counseling.
PURINA PRESCRIPTION FOOD
Available for purchase!
Digital X-rays, heartworm testing, parasite control, and full bloodwork via a overnight lab.
1567 Third St. Folkston, GA 31537
Tel: (912) 496-0040
Mon-Friday. 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Sunday 5-6 is boarding pick up/drop off.
About our clinic:
Southern Paws Veterinary Clinic, located in downtown Folkston at 1567 Third Street, specializes in small animals. We will be open Monday through Friday and two hours on Saturday for owners that are unable to come during weekdays. Southern Paws will be able to provide excellent health care for your cats and dogs, as well as, boarding for them. I hope you choose my clinic for your furry friends where they will be treated as if they are my own.
About me, Tara Blair:
While growing up in Folkston, Georgia, I attended Charlton County Schools and graduated from CCHS in 2000. After graduation I attended the University of Georgia where I majored in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Animal Health (2000-2004). After receiving my Bachelor of Science degree, I attended the University of Georgia Veterinary College (2004-2008). Not only did I receive an excellent education, but I enjoyed amazing experiences (including many UGA football games) and made life-long friends.
I began my career in Brunswick, Georgia, where I worked in a clinic for small animals for the past nine years. My goal has always been to open my own veterinary clinic in my hometown. While attending school in Folkston, I shadowed a veterinarian for six years as part of a school program. Opening my own veterinary clinic in my hometown will enable me to give back to my community and perhaps mentor other hopeful veterinarians in our schools.
My home is filled with various pets, but the most famous is Tallulah (from Tallulah’s Tips) who is a great dane. She is funny, stubborn, and loveable. Satie, my yellow lab mix, was rescued here, and Maggie Ann, a medium mixed breed, was rescued about 15 years ago. My parents and I also own a chocolate lab, named Timber. All of my dogs are sweethearts and each one has a different personality and funny trait that makes them unique. My most recent rescue is a cat named Stolley, who thinks he is a great dane because he has grown up with Tallulah. I also have three hermit crabs named Hermes, Louie (Vuitton), and Crowely. My world is definitely a better place when there are animals around.