Old Hatchie Veterinary Clinic

We treat your pets as if they are our own

What is our specialty

We treat most domestic animals
Both small and large


What you want to know

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    Basic Information about OHVC

    Hours of Operation

    Monday-Friday 8am-5pm   Saturday 8am-12pm   Sunday and Major Holidays Closed
       Major Holidays: [New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day]

    Contact Us

    Telephone (731) 658-3555    Fax (731) 658-3557      Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
       After hour Emergency for Small Animal [Jackson Pet Emergency Clinic (731) 660-4343] Large Animal (731) 658-3555

    Payment Methods

    US Greenbacks  Checkbook  Visa  MasterCard  Discover  American Express  Care Credit
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    What should I expect when I arrive at Old Hatchie?

    When you arrive you will be asked to sign our Welcome sheet.   If you're a new client you will need to fill out a New Client Registration form below:

    Welcome Form Welcome Sheet               Welcome Form New Client Form

    Visual Walkthrough

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    What can I expect if my pet has to be hospitalized?

    Old Hatchie offers high quality hospital facilities including overnight stays as needed.  If critical care is needed during you pet's stay,  Jackson Pet Emergency Clinic [JPEC] may be utilized.

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    If your pet needs surgery; this is what you need to know

    If you have been advised that your pet requires surgery, you will be asked to fill out and sign the Surgery Consent Form below. Also the Post Surgical Instructions below will ensure your pet has the best possible recovery.
    Surgery Conse nt Form  Surgery Consent Form          Post Surgery Instructions  Post Surgery Instructions
    Will my pet have stitches after surgery?
    Yes, most stitches will absorb in 3 to 4 weeks. If any problems occur, the stitches can be removed 10-14 days after the surgery.
    Will my pet be in pain?
    We offer pain medications if the client chooses for the pet to have them; this includes an injection, plus tablets to be given for 3 to 5 days after the surgery.
    Can my pet eat and drink after surgery?
    We recommend small amounts of food frequently, once taken home, to prevent the animal from getting nauseated from the sedation.
    What days do you do surgeries?
    We do surgeries Monday through Friday by appointments. We ask that you have your pet here on the day of your appointment between 8:00 and 9:00 A.M. and in most cases be able to pick up the same day after 3:30.

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    Hardeman County's Large Animal provider for decades

    Do you see large animals (horses, cattle, goats, sheep)?
    Yes, we have been attending to large animals for over 60 years
    Do you make farm/house calls?
    Yes, but it is preferred that you bring the animal into the clinic for better treatment purposes.

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    Directions from around West Tennessee

    From the North

    Traveling from Jackson
    Head South on US-TN 18 S approximately 22 miles.  We're on the right just past the Hatchie river

    From the South

    Traveling from Grand Junction
    Head North on TN-18 N for 16 miles.  Slight right onto W Market Street.  Turn left on North Main Street for 1.7 miles and we're on the left

    From the West

    Traveling from Somerville
    Head east on US-64 E for 22 miles. Turn left on Tate road for 1.6 miles. Turn left on to N. Main Street for .5 miles and we're on the left

    From the East

    Traveling from Selmer
    Head West on US-TN 64 W approximately 22 miles.  Turn right on N. Main Street in Bolivar and travel 1.2 miles and we're on the left
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    Frequently Asked Questions


    Do clients need an appointment?
    Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome!
    Do you offer boarding services?
    Yes, our facilities have central heat and air. Animals are walked 3 times a day. If dog/cat is on a special diet, we ask that you do bring the food; however, everything is supplied here at the Clinic.
    Do you make farm/house calls?
    Yes, but is preferred to bring in to the clinic for better treatment purposes

    Animal Health

    What type of dog food do you sell?
    Hill’s Science Diet, Hill’s Prescription Diet and Purina Prescription Diet
    At what age will you spay or neuter an animal?
    Any time after 4 months old.

Our Location

How We Got Here

Dr. R.E. Wilhite

Founder of Old Hatchie Veterinary Clinic

Motto: "We treat your pets as if they were our own"

The history of Dr. Richard E. "Doc" and Sarah "Sally" Wilhite

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Meet the vets

Meet the Veterinarians of Old Hatchie
We are a team of hard working, experienced, and passionate professionals

  • Team 1

    Dr. Richard E. Wilhite

    DVM, Auburn University '53
    Chairman emeritus

  • Team 2

    Dr. Jerry Wilhite, DVM

    University of Tennessee '83

  • Team 3

    Dr. Frank Wilhite, DVM

    Auburn University '90

  • Team 4

    Dr. Kerry Pulse, DVM

    Mississippi State University '97

Get in touch

Contact us

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Telephone (731) 658 3555
Fax (731) 658 3557

Visit us

1017 North Main Street
Bolivar, Tennessee 38008

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Office hours

Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm
Sat 8am - 12pm
Sun & Major Holidays - Closed

Major Holidays [New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas]

After Hours Emergency

Small Animal
Jackson Pet Emergency Clinic

Large Animal
Old Hatchie Veterinary Clinic