Jewell Animal Hospital, the best medical, surgical and dental care for your pet.Call Us: 314-351-4700
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Did you know that Jewell Animal Hospital is the oldest operational small animal hospital west of the Mississippi. We take pride in offering the highest quality veterinary care for your pet with a gentle and compassionate touch. We offer state of the art medical support but strive to maintain the legacy of personalized pet health. We want you and your pet to relax and feel comfortable during your visit at our hospital. Our team is ready to educate you about the needs of your pet to maintain a long and healthy life. We hope that you will enjoy your visit with us and feel comfortable asking any and all questions you may have.
– Gilda Radner
Veterinary medicine extends to more than physical conditions. We can provide your pet with a behavioral health consultation to address fear, stress, destructiveness, biting, and more.
We provide a home away from home for your pet while you’re away. Leave them in the hands of our diligent and attentive staff.
A complete and balanced diet is one of the most important factors in optimizing your pet’s health and longevity. We provide nutritional counseling and customized weight loss plans tailored to your pet’s needs.
We believe the key to your pet’s health starts with annual wellness exams, vaccinations, and diagnostic screenings. Parasite prevention and control is an important part of keeping your pet healthy and happy!
Welcome a new pet into your family is exciting! Get your new puppy or kitten off to a great start with a specialized package that includes many services.
The loss of a love one is a painful experience and the loss of pet is no exception. Our pets are an interwoven part of our daily lives that we may not be able to fully understand until we experience…
Internal medicine or general medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. Our hospital is equipped with full in house laboratory for diagnostic testing and digital radiography for imaging allowing for results during your…
Dr. Patricia L. Smith is Jewell Animal Hospital’s Veterinarian. She is Nationally Accredited Licensed DVM with over 20+ years of Veterinary Experience. Graduate of University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Graduate of University of Missouri College of Agriculture…
Please be advised that payment is due at the time of service. We accept cash, credit or check.
If you have insurance, our practice will provide you with the necessary paperwork that you need to submit to your insurance company. Please note; it is the customer’s responsibility to file the claim with their insurance company.
Here are a few resources that you may find valuable.
|Provider||Type||Reimbursement||Conditions Not Covered||Monthly Average Cost||Sign Up|
|VPI||Insurance||Pay in full and submit claim form to VPI||Pre-existing conditions, Hereditary conditions.||$35.99||Get Started|
|Trupanion||Insurance||Pay in full and submit claim form to Trupanion||Pre-existing conditions, Hereditary conditions.||$49.99||Get Started|
|Pet Assure||Discount Plan||Immediate. Show active membership card. Discount provided by our facility at the time of payment||None||$9.00||Get Started|
Judy’s Forgotten Jewells is a licensed Non-Profit No Kill Animal Rescue Group. It was founded by Patricia L. Smith DVM in 2009 in honor of her mother’s childhood dog “Judy Dog” and Jewell Animal Hospital. Dr. Smith believes that ALL animals deserve quality pet care and a loving home. Our rescue is on site in Jewell and supported by volunteers, the hospital staff, and pet passionate people in our community who donate money and supplies – all of our donations go directly to providing food, supplies, shelter and medical costs to support our animals – we do not receive any funding from large corporations or private foundations. Our goal is to get our pets quality care and a loving home so that it opens up space in our rescue for other animals to have the same opportunity.
Below is a list of commonly asked pet-related questions directly from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
There are numerous considerations you should take into account:
All of the following are important:
It varies, but cats and small dogs are generally considered geriatric at the age of 7. Larger breed dogs tend to have shorter life spans and are considered geriatric when they are approximately 6 years of age. Owners tend to want to think of their pet’s age in human terms. While it is not as simple as “1 human year = X cat/dog years”, there are calculations that can help put a pet’s age in human terms:
|Cat Years||Human Years|
|Dog Years||Human Years|
|7||Small – Medium: 44-47; Large – Very large: 50-56|
|10||Small – Medium: 56-60; Large – Very large: 66-78|
|15||Small – Medium: 76-83; Large – Very large: 93-115|
|20||Small – Medium: 96-105; Large: 120|
Vaccines are health products that trigger protective immune responses in pets and prepare them to fight future infections from disease-causing agents. Vaccines can lessen the severity of future diseases and certain vaccines can prevent infection altogether. Today, a variety of vaccines are available for use by veterinarians.
Yes! Pets should be vaccinated to protect them from many highly contagious and deadly diseases. Experts agree that widespread use of vaccines within the last century has prevented death and disease in millions of animals. Even though some formerly common diseases have now become uncommon, vaccination is still highly recommended because these serious disease agents continue to be present in the environment.
Vaccines have protected millions of animals from illness and death caused by infectious diseases. All medical procedures, however, carry with them some risk. Fortunately, in the case of vaccination, serious adverse responses are very infrequent. Veterinarians minimize risk by carefully selecting vaccines on the basis of a pet’s individual needs and by choosing appropriate injection sites. In an effort to find ways to prevent even these limited numbers of adverse responses from occurring, the AVMA is working with government and industry to redefine how information regarding adverse responses is gathered, analyzed, and disseminated.