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Welcome to Kowaliga Whole Health Pet Care

Your Veterinarian in Eclectic, AL

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (334) 857-1816!


If you live in Eclectic or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. We treat all breeds of dogs and cats. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Our task is to provide high quality, holistic care for the life-long health for your pet. We have an exceptional staff with particular interests in all aspects of animal care. Our team is committed to providing you with state of the art veterinary treatment while maintaining an atmosphere of respect, support, and compassion. 

Kowaliga Whole Health Pet Care is a full service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Mary Battistella has over 30 years of experience in veterinary medicine. We look forward to serving you and your pets' needs.

At Kowaliga Whole Health, we treat you like family, and care for your pets as if they were our own.

Office Hours

Weekend pick up/drop off for boarding is available by appointment only.


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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Mary Battistella

    One of the more common questions I get is, 'How did you become a veterinarian?' As I remember it, I knew what I wanted to do at the age of 12. I used to spend time in Canoe, AL with one of my best friends on her family's farm. They had everything from horses to hogs, to soybean fields and pastures; from there the desire grew to be involved in farming or veterinary work. 

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  • Marybeth Lagrone
    Office Manager

    Marybeth joined Kowaliga Whole Health in August 2015 as Office Manager. She resides in Titus, AL, on Lake Jordan, and lives with her favorite canine companions, Snickers & Floozie Lucy. 

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  • Cassie Norwood
    Vet Assistant

    Cassie has been a part of the Kowaliga Whole Health team since July 2014. She started working as a Kennel Technician, taking care of boarding animals with much dedication.

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  • Heather Nelson
    Kennel Technician/Receptionist

    Heather joined Kowaliga Whole Health family in June of 2015, as a Kennel Technician. She resides in Goodwater, AL, along with her husband, Timothy, and their kids, Piper and Ryder. Heather’s love for animals is from the heart. She mothers 3 dogs at home; Zena, a pit bull mix, 2 years old... Roxy, a black and tan mixed breed, 3 years old... Denim, a pit bull, 8 months old... along with 3 cats: Bigfeet, Baby Cat and Carl. 

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Before we came to Kowaliga Whole Health Pet Care, my dog Sweet Pea wouldn't walk much. She didn't want to stay up on her hind legs because she was so weak. Her back legs shook really bad. She stumbled with her front feet. We had to pick her up and carry her everywhere. We also were unknowingly feeding a food that she was allergic to. Now, Sweet Pea is able to walk into the vet office. She doesn't have weak legs. She is more alert and we don't have to carry her anymore. The new medical regimen that Dr. Battistella has Sweet Pea on is making her healthier every day. Changing her diet also helped her."
    - Gina Y., August 2016
  • "My initial reason for bringing my dog, Race, to Kowaliga Whole Health Pet Care was to evaluate his health to see if there was an issue that prevented him from functioning in a trial situation (agility) as he did in other situations. First we tried Nutrition Response Testing. During NRT, we eliminated everything we could. This did not improve his performance much. However, with consistent vet visits, Dr. Battistella has become familiar enough with him to identify issues that she has been able to treat with chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture. Disappointing as it is to not have a 'magic bullet' that can create the dog in trial that I have in practice, I can comfortably retire him from competition knowing that I've done all I can do. As far as Race's overall health, he has never been better. The itching and dry skin that has plagued him all his life is gone. I couldn't be more pleased."
    - Beth W., July 2016

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