We have put together some contact information for veterinarian and rescue facilities located in Mississippi. If you are in Mississippi near the state lines of Louisiana, Alabama or Tennessee, there may be exotics/reptile vets nearby in those states. However, keep in mind that it is illegal to transport Mississippi wildlife across state lines. Should you choose to do that, you do so at your own risk.
This list may not include every organization in Mississippi that can help. If you know of a veterinarian that treats sick and injured turtles and tortoises or a wildlife rescue that might help ... please feel free to contact us with their information and we'll add it to our registry.
If you are traveling or are outside Mississippi, go to www.ahnow.org. There, you can search by location for wildlife vets and rehabbers in your area.
Wildlife Rescues in Mississippi
Other Mississippi Wildlife Rehabilitators and Organizations
Central MS Wildlife Rehab prepared and published the following map that may help you find a licensed rehabber within the state of Mississippi.
Turtle-Friendly Veterinarians in Mississippi
**The list below contains veterinarians or clinics who, in some cases, take possession of and/or treat turtles. However, not every veterinarian who will accept a turtle can or will actually provide treatment for a turtle. Some vets just shelter them temporarily until we can get them to our facility. If you need the services of one of the locations below, please call ahead and make sure they will accept the turtle. Be clear in your description to them. They need to know up front that you're not bringing them a pet turtle. Inform them that this is a wild turtle, and you are simply a good Samaritan trying to help injured wildlife. Feel free to pass along our contact information to them so that they can contact us to work out long-term arrangements for the turtle.
Central Mississippi - Jackson Metro Area
Hometown Veterinary Hospital Dr. Rick Kirby or Dr. Daniel Plunkett 2001 Creek Cove Brandon, MS 39042 (601) 825-1697
Randall Veterinary Hospital Dr. Erin Rush 5919 Terry Rd. Byram, MS 39272 (601) 371-0895
Animal Medical Center of Jackson Dr. Troy Majure 995 S. Frontage Rd. Jackson, MS (601) 354-3622
Animal Emergency & Referral Center 1009 Tree Tops Blvd. Flowood, MS (601) 939-8999 Only when an exotics vet is on staff - CALL FIRST
Northside Pet Clinic Dr. Kathy Vaughn 4066 Northview Dr. Jackson, MS (601) 366-1461
Oakdale Animal Hospital Dr. Bill Sullivan 2028 MS 471 Brandon, MS 39047 (601) 829-9949
URGIVETS of Madison 15 Olympic Way Madison, MS 39110 (601) 790-1918 *The clinic does not treat turtles but may be willing to euthanize one if needed. CALL FIRST
Emerson Animal Hospital 334 W. Broad St. West Point, MS (662) 524-4145
Village Animal Hospital 13473 MS 182 Starkville, MS (662) 324-0404
Amory Animal Hospital Dr. Pat Hidalgo 516 US Hwy 278 Amory, MS 38821 (662) 256-3548 *This clinic does not treat turtles, but may be willing to temporarily keep one until it can be transported down here. CALL FIRST
Town & Country Animal Hospital 12 Gravel Pit Rd. Hattiesburg, MS (601) 261-3839
Pine Belt Veterinary Hospital and Kennel 7436 US 49 Hattiesburg, MS 39402
Emergency Vets (E-VETS) - Hattiesburg 107 Fairfield Dr #60 Hattiesburg, MS 39402 601-450-3838 *For wild, injured turtles, we MUST be notified in advance if you're taking a turtle to this clinic. We have worked out an arrangement with them, where turtles can be kept there short-term while transport to our facility is arranged. We MUST call first before any animal is taken there, so please call us before calling the clinic directly.
Gulf Coast Area of Mississippi
Saucier Veterinary Hospital 22146 US Highway 49 Saucier, MS 228-831-4660 *Call first! We do not have any arrangements made with this clinic, and they may charge for their services.
I am adding this information solely because of a situation that arose where we found out first-hand that this particular vet is very competent and fair. This is NOT in Mississippi. But, if you are in the Nashville, Tennessee area and need a good reptile vet: Dr. Michael Lutz West Meade Veterinary Clinic 990 Davidson Dr. Nashville, TN 37205 615-356-1152
Similar to the situation above, if you are in the Memphis/Collierville area, a great vet there that will see wild turtles is: All Creatures Pet Hospital Dr. Ralph Pope 2050 W. Poplar Ave. #106 Collierville, TN 38017 *Please remember if you are in Mississippi and have a native turtle as a pet, it is illegal to transport it into TN (or any other state) - even to see a vet - even if it's literally just down the street.
If you are unable to contact us, or if you are not in the central Mississippi area,Animal Help Now is a fantastic resource for finding wildlife rehabilitators or veterinarians across the United States. There is also an accompanying app for both iOS and Android. It can zero in on your current location (or you can provide a location), and it will provide a listing of wildlife rehabbers and vets in that area.