Compassionate Veterinary Care
Southland Veterinary Hospital opened its doors over 50 years ago as Del Tor Veterinary Clinic in Lexington, KY.
Our hospital strives to provide the best in all facets of veterinary care. We team with our clients to ensure appropriate preventive care for your pets. The doctors work hard to quickly diagnose your loved one’s illness and give quality medical treatment. When your pet needs surgery, you can be confident that our doctors possess the experience and expertise to provide top-notch surgical services. The staff of Southland Veterinary Hospital gives the crowning touch of love and care to all we do. Our doctors and staff are warm and compassionate. The doctors and staff are the heartbeat of what makes Southland special!
Southland Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary facility proud to be accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. AAHA is a professional organization of veterinary hospitals founded in 1933. To become accredited, a hospital must practice in accordance with more than 900 AAHA standards of excellence, and be regularly inspected and evaluated. Learn more about AAHA.
Southland Veterinary Hospital is a member of the Better Business Bureau.
Ten Reasons To Choose Us
You chose us because YOU care and you stay with us because WE care. The following are the top 10 reasons our staff believes you should choose us for your pet’s medical care.
1. Southland cares about your pet as if they were our own.
Our mission statement: In recognition of the bond between our clients and their pets, the mission of Southland Veterinary Hospital is to provide quality medical care for our patients so that they may live long healthy lives. It is our mission to provide this service in a warm, caring environment for our clients.
2. We will assess your pet and modify your pets visit to their needs.
We also assess your pet’s lifestyle and vaccine history when choosing which vaccines to recommend. Unlike other clinics where “one size fits all”, we alternate vaccines from year to year based on your pet’s specific needs.
Read about our wellness or preventative care philosophy and practices.
3. Best Support Staff.
We hire quality people, we appreciate them and we pay them a fair wage in addition to generous benefits. They love what we do when we all work together and it shows!
4. Quality Medicine and Surgery.
We don’t cut ANY corners when it comes to your pet’s care. From education and training of our team to the services we provide you can expect the best. The supplies, products, equipment, and medications that we use are the highest quality available.
See more about our surgical practices.
5. In House Pharmacy
Please go to this link to read more about our in-house pharmacy, and how the availability of this makes both you and your pet’s life better!
6. AHAA Accreditation
We are accredited with the AAHA. Approximately 3,000 of the AAHA-accredited hospitals in the USA voluntarily choose to be evaluated on 900 standards in the following areas: quality of care, diagnostic and pharmacy, management, medical records, and facility. We are proud to have been a member of the American Animal Hospital Association every year continually since 1998.
7. Our Services
We are a full-service hospital unlike many. We can take care of almost every need your pet will have throughout his or her life. Read more about the services we provide.
We’re open 7:30-7:00M-F and 8-12 on Saturday. These hours provide for our clients to access us around busy lives and long work hours. We are also located in a very easy location, right on Southland Drive which runs between Nicholasville Road and Rosemont Garden.
9. Our History and Experience
We have a long-standing commitment to the Lexington area. We have been in the business of providing care for Lexington’s pets for over 60 years. Our veterinarians have a combination of almost 100 years of experience!
10. We have CANDY in the reception area.
And it is ALWAYS something that contains chocolate!!!!!!! Enough said!!!!!!!!
This is an outstanding veterinary facility. Dr. Hardigree was my vet and I love her way with animals (AND people!!!). She is caring and thorough and willing to explain in as much detail as owners need or want (and I needed and wanted a LOT). The staff is wonderful -- full of compassion, but very professional at all times. My dog had many issues over the years and I brought her to SVH with complete trust and confidence. I also boarded my doggie at SVH just because I wanted her near her doctor if problems should arise. The boarding care was as good as my dog got anywhere.