Welcome to Animal Center Veterinary Hospital!
Your Veterinarian in Helena, MT
Call us at 406-442-3160




FDA Investigation into Potential Link between Certain Diets and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy


Pet Emergency?

Our doctors and staff rotate on call for AFTER HOURS EMERGENCIES that take place outside of our normal business hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and every other weekend. If your pet is having an emergency, please contact your regular veterinarian to get more information on how to properly respond to the emergency.

Call us at 406-442-3160 to schedule an appointment

Due to the demands of veterinary services, we are booking several weeks out for appointments. If there are urgent health concerns, please contact your primary veterinarian. We triage patients with urgent needs daily to ensure all animals receive the care they require. If it is a veterinary emergency, see above 'Pet Emergency?'. 

The Animal Center Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary facility comprised of a modern hospital, a surgical unit with state of the art anesthesia monitoring equipment, digital radiology, and on-site laboratory. Although most of our patients are dogs and cats, we welcome birds, rabbits, ferrets, reptiles, and pocket pets.
We provide AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY RESPONSE for the care of the community’s animals on a limited basis (see above Pet Emergency? for more information). All visits are by appointment only. 

The practice was established in the late 1960’s. Since that time it has served the residents of the greater Helena area with high quality, compassionate veterinary care. Combined, our doctors have over 80 years of veterinary experience.

We provide the primary veterinary care for the Lewis & Clark Humane Society, the City of Helena Animal Control, and the Helena Police Department K-9 Unit. As of October 2015, we also provide veterinary care for the Carroll College Anthrozoology Program.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. Our clinic is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. 

At Animal Center Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are. We look forward to seeing you at your next visit!

Animal Center

Dr. Mandy McGowan 

                                                                                                                                                Dr. Ed Newman 

Dr. Liz Dagnall 

Dr. Haven Leavitt 

Dr. Katie Boote 

Dr. Lori Giuffre 

Helena Veterinarian | Animal Center Veterinary Hospital | 406-442-3160

Email: [email protected]

1301 Cedar St.
Helena, MT 59601

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Heartworm Information

It's time to educate yourself about heartworm disease and prevention. Heartworm disease has been documented in all fifty states and cases in Montana are on the rise! Click on the links below for information from the American Heartworm Society; and Dr. Lucas Thomi, a Helena-area veterinarian.




Age Equivalent Chart

Are they growing, grown, or getting old? Take a look at this age-equivalent chart and see how your animal ages in human years. You'll be better prepared to keep them in good health when you know the appropriate age to switch from puppy/kitten food to adult food and from adult food to a senior diet. PetAgeChart.jpg

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Jerky Pet Treats

Canine Influenza Vaccine


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