Panther Pet Hospital

Parkway Pet Hospital

743 East Central Avenue, Petal, MS 39465
2010 Evelyn Gandy Parkway, Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Hours: Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Sat/Sun: Please call our office at 601-544-3290
Sat: 8-12pm, Sun: Closed


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About Our Pet Hospital Locations

If you are looking for quality pet care, Panther Pet Hospital and Parkway Pet Hospital are here to meet the needs of you and your pet. Services we provide our clients include:

  • Preventative Care
  • Vaccines
  • Parasite Prevention
  • Boarding
  • Grooming
  • Emergencies
  • Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Cancer Diagnosis
  • Food Therapy
  • Integrative/Holistic Care
  • Acupuncture
  • Laser Therapy
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Dermatology

Our History

Dr. Christine Gibson purchased Panther Pet Hospital in 2002 from Dr. Eric Probst who had practiced in the same small Petal location for 10 years. From 1992 until today, Panther Pet Hospital has served the people and pets of Petal, Richton, New Augusta and the surrounding communities in Jones and Forrest County. The little yellow house practice was remodeled by the Gibsons in 2002: a front porch, a fenced exercise yard and a dog boarding kennel were added. In 2003 a separate cat boarding room and an isolation ward for the sickest pets was constructed.

From 2004 to 2014, thanks to a fabulous staff and the patronage of many great clients and their four-legged family members, the little pet hospital continued to grow. All four of the Gibson’s children and even some Gibson cousins spent time after school or worked part time at Panther Pet Hospital. In 2014 – when the kids were more self sufficient – Dr. Gibson enrolled in the Chi Institute and earned certification in Veterinary Acupuncture.

Panther Pet Hospital expanded their services with acupuncture patients, but property limitations prevented them from adding further to their space. In 2018, Dr. Gibson’s niece, Dr. Kate Lee, joined the staff, and they decided to add a second location just outside of the Petal city limits on the Evelyn Gandy Parkway.

Parkway Pet Hospital in the Glendale area of Hattiesburg, conveniently located off of I-59 North, opened their boarding kennel on Memorial Day weekend and has been a full service veterinary hospital ever since. It is a beautiful space built by Southeastern Construction Company, designed by Southern Interiors and Angela Lewis, and prayed over and blessed by Fr. Tommy Conway! Parkway Pet Hospital will serve new clientele from Petal to Hattiesburg and Ellisville to Laurel. There is plenty of space to treat dogs, cats, birds, pocket pets, pet goats, pet pigs, AND acupuncture patients. Dr. Gibson looks forward to seeing familiar faces and to making new friends while continuing to serve old friends and new at BOTH locations. Both Pet Hospitals have the same phone number, the same computer database, the same website and social media pages with the same associate veterinarians and many of the same staff too.

Our Mission

We have genuine respect for our friends the animals. We are thankful for the blessings, comfort, and fun that they bring to our lives. Taking care of God’s creatures is a serious responsibility – we promise to do so to the best of our ability in an environment that is clean and kind and comfortable for them. We hope to promote the power of pets in our hospital and in our community. We provide excellent veterinary care, client education and community service in addition to hands on support of local animal rescue efforts. Thanks for visiting our web site! Please call, come visit the clinic, or like us on Facebook to learn more.