Welcome To Guardian Animal

Compassionate veterinary care in Flatwoods, KY.

We're AAHA Accredited

We hold ourselves to the highest standards.

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First things first, we really do care.

Choosing the right veterinarian can be one of the most important things you can do for your pet. Our team is here to treat you and your pet like family. Led by Dr. MJ Wixsom, who has lived an incredible life before joining the veterinary space. New clients are encouraged to stop by for a full tour of our facility! If you’d like to set up a tour, please contact us at us at 606-928-6566.

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Dr. MJ Wixsom

Dr. MJ Wixsom

Veterinarian / Owner

Before entering the veterinary field, Dr. Wixsom spent four years at the United States Coast Guard Academy. She was one of the first 14 women to graduate from any U.S. Academy. After five years of active duty including Commanding Officer on two ships, a knee injury sidelined her career at sea. She decided to return to her childhood dream: veterinary medicine and animal care. LTJG Wixsom went back to school during her last tour of duty to receive a second Bachelor’s degree in biology and then headed off to veterinary school to earn her Doctorate and Masters of Science in Veterinary Parasitology.

We're AAHA Accredited!

What does it mean to be an Accredited Member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)? AAHA establishes exacting standards for veterinary practices and fosters professionalism and excellence in all phases of hospital operations. We voluntarily meet these high standards so we can provide you with superior service each and every time you visit.

We’ll be with you every step of the way.

Scheduling an appointment online is easy and can be completed in under a minute! Once requested, a member of our team will contact you to confirm. If you need immediate assistance, please call or text us at 606-928-6566.

We see more than cats and dogs.

​​​​​​​Here at GAMC in Flatwoods (convenient to Ashland, Ironton, and Huntington), our veterinarian and staff provide expert, loving care for puppies, kittens and exotic pets throughout their life until they are seniors and beyond.

We’ll be there when you need us.

Our Location

918 Bellefonte Road
Flatwoods, KY 41139
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Our Hours

Mon, Tues, Fri: 8:00AM – 6:00 PM
Wed: 8:00AM – 5:00PM
Thur: 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Sat: 8:00AM – 12:00PM
We will be closed on some Saturdays. Please contact us to confirm our hours.

Contact Information

Call/Text: 606-928-6566
E: GuardianAppt@gmail.com
Tri State Animal ER: 304-453-5700

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