How We Came To Be Known as "Small Animal Hospital"


The original Doctor that established the Veterinary Hospital in 1929 took care of the city carriage horses that delivered milk, pulled the fire trucks, and policed our streets before the domination of the automobile. Our older and wiser clients tell us the carriage house was located in the vicinity of Brady St. and Farwell Ave., near the old row houses.

One of the Equine Veterinarians with an eye on the future decided to start treating companion pets in a room of the carriage house. To distinguish this clinic from the horse clinic, they decided to call the pet portion of the business "Small Animal Hospital".

Small Animal Hospital was moved to 2163 N. Farwell Ave. (previously a laundry facility) and remained there until we built our current facility in 2003.

We have outgrown our room in the carriage house and the 100 year old building that endeared itself to all of us for several decades. We have dedicated ourselves to continue to provide the same excellence in veterinary care, in the same neighborhood for the next generation. 

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "The best! Our last dog had a several very serious health conditions crop up, no matter what Dr. Banks and the staff always made time to fit us in, give us the time and attention that is unheard of from other vets, and even call to follow up or with another thought on their own time. We will absolutely continue to bring our pets to Small Animal in the future."
    - Devin Mattix
  • "My rabbit and guinea pig have both been seen by Dr. Bennetts and staff. She is very thorough, genuine and honest. The vet tech we had was also very patient and friendly. Definitely, recommend for small animal care!"
    - Kami Christel
  • "I’ve been going to the Small Animal Hospital for as long as I’ve had pets. The staff are courteous and kind - I always feel like they have my pets best interest in mind when they are mapping a treatment plan. They’re the best!"
    - Wendy Sanderson

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