At Clark Animal Hospital, our mission is to provide quality, compassionate veterinary services to the pets of Kirkwood and the St. Louis area.
We are a full service companion animal health clinic. Our practice offers the expertise of six veterinarians who will take time to understand the unique healthcare needs of your pet. When needed, our team works collaboratively to formulate individualized treatment plans, including recommendations for diet, vaccinations, diagnostic testing, or anesthesia and surgery.
Clark Animal Hospital began as a single-doctor, house-call practice founded by Dr. Bill Clark in 1960. He opened our current facility as a hospital in the 1970s when he was joined by two of his younger brothers, Drs. Thom and John Clark. Having three veterinarian brothers led to our tradition of referring to our doctors by their first names. Eventually, we grew to our current level of five staff veterinarians. In 1997, longtime associates Dr. Tim Pennington and Dr. Jeff Coggan purchased the practice.
The veterinarians of Clark Animal Hospital have the advantage of broad experience ranging from nine years up to almost 30 years of clinical practice. They benefit from regularly consulting with one another on complicated cases. Each of our veterinarians attends many hours of continuing education to keep updated on the latest research and technology. We feel it is imperative, however, to only offer therapies that have been thoroughly researched through appropriate clinical trials and are proven to be safe and effective.
Our staff is comprised of caring, attentive individuals who treat our patients as they would their own. Our seven Registered Veterinary Technicians (RVT) are all licensed by the state of Missouri as well as having two years of advanced education and a degree from a local college of veterinary technology. Several of our technicians have been with us for over twenty years, so you will have the opportunity to work with people you know and trust.