AHL knows how much your pet means to you and we know how stressful it is for you and your pet to visit the "veterinary hospital", we will try to make your visit as comfortable and painless as possible for you and your pet.  Our goal is to provide exceptional veterinary care for the welfare of your companion.  Our wonderful veterinarians along with the exceptional support staff are always available for your concerns. 

Our practice is conveniently located on Hwy 69 (S. Main St.) in Lindale, close to Wal Mart.  (see map below). We are staffed with only caring and compassionate veterinarians who have 10+ years of veterinary medical experience.  All of our veterinarians' support staff are all kind hearted  and genuine.






Our Professionals: 


Dr. Max Dow, graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984.  He and his wife, Beverly started the practice in 1985 and he is the owner of the hospital.  Dr. Dow earned his masters in public health in 2012 and has worked at the Texas Animal Health Commission but has recently retired.  Max works part time at the clinic and full time at their farm outside of Lindale. 

Dr. Joy Neely is a Lindale native and it is here where she got her first taste of veterinary medicine with local vets, such as Dr. Dow.  She became determined to become a veterinarian herself after years of observing other vets with her own pets and horses, and she did not stop pursuing her dream until she graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002.  After graduation, she practiced in an equine and small animal medicine vet hospital in North Texas, before eventually starting her own veterinary practice in Krum, Texas.  She sold the business after 8 years and deciding it was time to move back home to Lindale.  Since her return in Lindale in 2012, she and her husband, Rex, have enjoyed being close to family and reconnecting with friends from the past.  Dr. Neely is an avid horse enthusiast and still enjoys barrel racing in her "spare" time, although she admits it is just a "hobby" these days.  Dr. Neely is also an "Aggie" football fanatic, loves to read a good book, and in general, just likes the slower pace of country living.  She is proud to call "Lindale" home!


It is our goal to provide personalized service to meet all of your pets  needs in veterinary care.  The hospital is fully equipped with x-rays, laboratory diagnositics, a surgery suite and treatment facilities to provide professional veterinary care.  We offer a wide variety of services from vaccinations,  surgery, dental cleanings, to nutritional counseling, boarding and grooming.