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Our Commitment to Service Goes Beyond Veterinary Care

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Focused on Excellence and Compassion

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Three Locations To Serve You Best!

We look forward to serving you and your pet with the best possible veterinary care. We utilize the most current standards of care, and we specialize in providing comprehensive wellness care to keep your pet healthy now and in the future.

Care First Animal Hospital was chosen to participate in the prestigious Veterinary Management Association that comprises the top 10% of veterinary practices in the U.S. and Canada.

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It begins with caring... every patient, every client, every time.


Companion Stories

I love Care First at Glenwood so much! They have taken such good care of all of my dog's needs, from grooming to vaccinations to boarding.


5/5 star rating on this hospital! Every time I bring my dog and cat there, they take very good care of them and have even won over my animals. The staff are extremely kind and passionate about what they do. I fully recommend this hospital.


All 3 of my pets go here and love it just as much as I do! Dr. Peterson and Cook see my corgi and cat and Dr. Craven has done surgery on my husky who is living her best life pain free thanks to her.


Care First was so helpful in guiding me through the first few vet appointments as a new cat parent! My cat certainly isn't the easiest patient, but they were always so patient with her and willing to accommodate her needs. Abigal was especially helpful through the entire process from scheduling my cat's first appointment to helping me navigate vaccinations!


My dog has been a patient here for years and has needed to be seen same-day on a few occasions. They have always been able to fit him in for an appointment on that day. Most recently, my dog was very sick and needed to stay overnight for 2 nights and the communication from Dr. Craven and the staff on his condition was excellent. We are so thrilled he is back to his normal self after the care provided by this clinic.


I use Care First whenever my dog needs extensive testing (an ultrasound, for instance). They have the equipment on site so they are the most flexible for scheduling.


Love love love Dr. Joe and his team. Such wonderful people! They have cared for our furry family members for nearly 25 years. Still the BEST vet in the area. Puppers are there right now for a much needed spa day. Dr Wages is one of the most amazing humans out there! She is never too busy to answer questions, or give advice. THANK YOU!!!


Can't say enough good things about this place. Amazing staff, clean office, quick to help.


I love the way they take care of my babies. They seem to genuinely care for the wellbeing of their patients. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you for all you do.


They have been our vet for 27 years. We love them and they love our fur babies. Great staff and excellent doctors.

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Why Us?

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    Comprehensive Animal Care Services

    At Care First, we understand that it can be stressful to both you and your pet to go to not only the veterinarian, but also to the groomer, the boarding facility, and more. Because of this, Care First offers a comprehensive array of animal care services so that we can help meet all of you and your pet’s needs in as few trips as possible.

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    Same Day Sick Pet Appointments

    After over 30 years, we are still committed to providing compassionate, accessible, quality veterinary care. To do our absolute best to be available when you need us the most, we reserve one same-day sick pet appointment per doctor per hour until that day.

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    Privately Owned, Small Business

    Since opening in 1988, all Care First Animal Hospitals still remain to be a privately owned, small business. Remaining privately owned allows us to ensure that everything we do revolves around our vision of caring… every client, every patient, every time.

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    Collaboration and Clinical Excellence

    We consider ourselves lucky to have a team of incredible veterinarians at all three of our locations. Twice weekly, our doctors meet for rounds to discuss complicated cases so that when needed, we have not just a second opinion, but a panel of veterinarians to help solve mystery cases. We also pride ourselves on staying on the forefront of medical advancements, as we offer minimally-invasive surgeries, such as laparoscopic spays and more!

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