We have put together a list of 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.
Wildlife Rescues in Mississippi
Central MS Turtle Rescue --- That's Us! Post Office Box 1374 Florence, MS 39073
*Please note - this rescue is not staffed full-time. This is a home-based facility, run by a husband and wife team, both of whom work full time jobs. We will make every effort to respond to calls, emails, texts, and messages as quickly as possible. If you need immediate assistance and cannot reach us, please try contacting a local reptile vet (Google reptile vet or see below for a listing), a licensed wildlife rehabber in your area, the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, or the Jackson Zoo. You can find contact information for other wildlife rescues in MS on our Wildlife Rescuespage.
Coast Area Mississippi
Wild at Heart Rescue, Inc. 16020 Larue Rd. Vancleave, MS (228) 669-7907 *This is an all-species wildlife rescue/rehab on the MS Gulf Coast
Wildlife Care and Rescue Center, Inc. (WCRC) (228) 669-2737 *This is an all-species wildlife rescue/rehab on the MS Gulf Coast
MS Wildlife Rehabilitation (662) 429-5105 *This is an all-species wildlife rescue/rehab in the north MS area of Lake Cormorant
East Central Mississippi** This is not our rescue. Similar name, but different group. (Although, we do love them!!) **
Hometown Veterinary Hospital Dr. Rick Kirby or Dr. Daniel Plunkett 2001 Creek Cove Brandon, MS 39042 (601) 825-1697 *This is our veterinarian. Should you need to take any turtles to them, they can put the charges on our account. Just let them AND us know that you plan to do that.
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 *When their "turtle vet" is on staff
North State Animal Hospital 5208 N. State St. Jackson, MS (601) 982-8261
Northside Pet Clinic 4066 Northview Dr. Jackson, MS (601) 366-1461
Emerson Animal Hospital 334 W. Broad St. West Point, MS (662) 524-4145
Village Animal Hospital 13473 MS 182 Starkville, MS (662) 324-0404
Pampered Paws Animal Hospital 226 Co Rd. 162 B Oxford, MS 38655 (662) 236-9500
Mississippi's only vet school, Starkville...
Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine 240 Wise Center Dr. Mississippi State, MS (662) 325-1351
Town & Country Animal Hospital 12 Gravel Pit Rd. Hattiesburg, MS (601) 261-3839
Gulf Coast Mississippi Area
Gulf Coast Veterinary Emergency Hospital 8144 E. Oaklawn Rd. Biloxi, MS 228-392-7474
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.