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If you live in Helena or the surrounding area in MT (Montana City, Jefferson City, Boulder, Clancy, Townsend, Wolf Creek, Lincoln, Avon, Elliston, Deer Lodge), then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian.
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. We provide 24 hour emergency response for the care of the community’s animals. Although most of our patients are dogs and cats, we welcome birds, rabbits, ferrets, reptiles, and pocket pets.
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 and for the City of Helena Animal Control. 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. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you have a question call 406-442-3160 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our clinic is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Helena pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.
At Animal Center Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.
Dr. Liz Dagnall
Dr. Ed Newman
Dr. Jillian Dougherty
Dr. Mandy McGowan
Helena Veterinarian | Animal Center Veterinary Hospital | 406-442-3160
1301 Cedar St.
Helena, MT 59601
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.
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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