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June 18, 2024

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Nashville Zoo Hosts Annual Teddy Bear Clinic

Is your stuffed animal friend due for their annual check-up?

Children are invited to bring their favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal friend to Nashville Zoo’s annual Teddy Bear Clinic at the Zoo’s HCA Healthcare Veterinary Center on March 4 and 5.

About theTeddy Bear Clinic

Nashville Zoo’s Veterinary team will be on call for two days to perform routine checkups on your child’s stuffed animal at this hands-on, walkthrough experience inside the HCA Healthcare Veterinary Center. The Zoo’s Veterinary team will be giving thorough veterinary examinations, providing each plush patient with excellent care and a certificate of Beary Good Health at the end of the exam. Stuffed animals in need of additional care may receive extra filling, stiches, shots, bandages and other remedies. During the experience, hands-on learning activities, a photo booth and more will be available for kiddos and their families to enjoy.

This event is $5 per child and runs from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm (the last veterinarian appointment is at 3:15 pm). Please note this is a ticketed event and guests must also purchase admission or use their Zoo Membership to enter the Zoo. We recommend arriving at the Zoo no less than 30 minutes prior to your Teddy Bear Clinic reservation to ensure you have plenty of time to walk to the Veterinary Center. Spots are filling up quickly and we recommend registering for your preferred date and time soon.

To register for a spot, please visit


About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.