Welcome to Best Friends Animal Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Madison AL
Call us at (256) 464-5030

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (256) 464-5030!

WELCOME clients and pets. We hope you find our website useful. You can take a tour of our hospital and meet our staff. You may also enjoy our case of the month and our Best Friends Picture Gallery . If you are a new client, please fill out the new client information sheet; this will save you time on your first visit. Please call us if you have any questions. We hope you enjoy.

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Dr. Robert Racelis
Madison Veterinarian | Best Friends Animal Hospital | (256) 464-5030

34 Hughes Rd Ste E
Madison, AL 35758

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Office Hours

Best Friends Animal Hospital

Monday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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  • Fish

    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

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  • Caring for Senior Cats

    Thanks to advancements in veterinary care, today’s cats can live well into their teen years. It is not uncommon for cats to live to be 18 or even older. However, in order for cats to live a long full life, they need proactive veterinary care to stay healthy. As cats age, they are at greater risk for ...

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  • Feline Stomatitis: Treatments

    Cats rarely display their pain, but cats with feline stomatitis are often the exception. If your cat appears to have mouth pain, is reluctant to eat, doesn't want to groom, is drooling, and doesn't want you to open its mouth, it may be suffering from this debilitating, degenerative oral condition, and ...

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  • Feline Leukemia Virus: What You Need to Know

    Feline leukemia (FeLV) is a virus that weakens your cat's immune system. Unfortunately, when the immune system does not function properly, your cat may be more likely to develop other diseases, such as cancer and blood disorders. How Cats Contract Feline Leukemia Cats get feline leukemia from other cats. ...

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  • Family Cats and Pregnant Women: Take Measures to Prevent Toxoplasmosis Infection

    Nothing must spoil the joys of becoming a new parent. Not even your pets. But family cats with normal, every day habits can pose a risk to expectant women. Women's immune systems can be disturbed by a parasite carried in fecal matter. If you're the primary caretaker of your family's feline friend it ...

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  • Create an Environment Your Cat Will Love

    The Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery confirms that feline emotional wellbeing, behavior and physical health are a result of how comfortable they are in their environment. Understanding how our cats interact with their environment can help us create a space for owners and cats to mutually thrive ...

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  • Catnip: Why Cats Love It

    Few things stimulate a cat's pleasure faster than catnip. Exposure to this simple herb can reveal a new side to their feline personality. Many cats will go crazy at the smell of this plant. Catnip has a reputation of being a feline drug and many cat owners wonder if it is safe to give it to their pet. ...

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  • Zoonosis

    Zoonosis refers to diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animals. In particular, they occur when an infected animal passes on bacteria, parasites, fungi or viruses to humans through scratches, saliva, feces and urine. Vectors (e.g., organisms like fleas and ticks) can also carry zoonotic diseases ...

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  • Sugar Gliders

    Thinking of getting a sugar glider? These tiny marsupials are energetic and friendly, making them popular choices as pets. Though they weigh less than a half-pound, they're more closely related to kangaroos than they are flying squirrels. If you think a sugar glider would make an ideal pet for your family, ...

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  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Epileptic seizures are classified both by their patterns of activity in the brain ...

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Testimonials

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  • "Love the staff and doctors at this place! Highly recommend them. They have helped me with my rescue dog and trust them on matters I am not sure about"
    Grace Waggoner Winn
  • "I never realized y'all had a FB page! �

    Anywho, I've been taking my fur babies here for the past (almost) 10 years. I would never consider taking them anywhere else! Dr Racelis and his staff are amazing and you can really tell they love animals. � Do your fur babies a favor and take them here. �"
    Danaye Shiplett
  • "Seriously, I cannot even find enough words to express how awesome Dr. Racelis is!"
    Jaclyn Suzanne Brisk
  • "Piper is NEVER happy to go see the Doctor, but once she gets in the door, it's like she's home. She loves the receptionist, the staff,and especially the Doctor and they love her�"
    Anita Jackson