Our Passion is to Help Our Furry, Feathery, and Scaly Friends

Welcome To Southwest Animal Hospital

At Southwest Animal Hospital, our doctors and staff make it their goal to treat your pets with the utmost care, so that they can continue to live long and healthy lives. We have provided high-quality veterinary services to our patients in Jefferson City and the surrounding areas since 1971.

Southwest Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital with the convenience of a pet stylist and boarding facility under one roof. We are very excited to be able to offer the area’s first Veterinary Hospital with evening hours extended until 8:00 pm Monday-Friday.

Our hospital is proudly accredited by AAHA. Our commitment to meeting the highest industry standards ensures that your furry companions receive the best possible care and attention they deserve.

We are here to service the cities of Jefferson City, MO, Holts Summit, MO, New Bloomfield, MO, Russellville, MO, California, MO, Lohman, MO, Linn, MO, Ashland, MO, Wardsville, MO, Freeburg, MO and more!

Hear what our clients are saying about us

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★★★★★ I've been with Southwest Animal Hospital for over a decade, and the experience has been exceptional. The staff is incredibly friendly and caring towards all my pets—cats, dogs, bunnies, even a pig. Their boarding facility has also been a lifesaver, always providing wonderful experiences. As an emotional pet parent, I truly feel that my animals and I receive the best possible care.leann Wleann W ★★★★★ I recently took my dog for a routine check-up at Southwest Animal Hospital, and I'm thrilled with the caring and efficient service they provided. The staff at Southwest Animal Hospital welcomed us warmly and made us feel right at home. During the check-up, the vet handled my dog with gentle expertise, ensuring a thorough examination while also making my fur baby feel comfortable. They took the time to discuss preventive care and answered all my questions, leaving me feeling confident in my dog's well-being. It's evident that they genuinely care about all of their patients, and I highly recommend Southwest Animal Hospital for anyone looking for top-notch veterinary care.Ryan or Billie S.Ryan or Billie S. ★★★★★ I have been a client at Southwest Animal Hospital for 12 years and can honestly say that the staff and doctors are the best. They absolutely care about the patient and the owner. You can tell that everyone there does their best to make sure everyone receives the best care possible. The doctors take the time to explain everything to the owner and answer any question you may have. I also like that they are open until 8pm on weekdays and from 8am - 2pm on Saturdays. Another one of the great services they have is the online pharmacy. My dog takes several medications and I can order refills online and have them shipped to my home. That saves me a trip into town. All in all I can say that I am very happy and pleased with the staff and doctors and the care they provide.Dagmar C.Dagmar C. ★★★★★ SWAH is what keeps the wheels turning as far as community pet wellness goes. Not only do they treat my fur babies as one of their own, their interactions with me are top notch. From the polite greeting at the door to the welcoming smile from all the staff. I can't speak for my pets, but as far as I'm concerned I wouldn't take my girls anywhere else. Thank youJerry P.Jerry P. ★★★★★ Staff is very friendly and we were in right at our appointment time.CraigCraig ★★★★★ They have genuine compassion for my dad’s old black lab. It really shows and we were glad for it.Kevin H.Kevin H. ★★★★★ Friendly atmosphere. Appointment was quick and informative.Brandon S.Brandon S. ★★★★★ Southwest Animal Hospital is the greatest hospital in Jefferson City. I had to put my dog down yesterday evening. He was 12 years old and I got him he was like 5 years old.Jeremy SJeremy S ★★★★★ Southwest Animal Hospital was recommended by 2 different friends when we first moved to JC with our puppy (soon to be 18). I am thrilled and very confident in all the docs and staff. This means everything to me.Annette M.Annette M. ★★★★★ Very prompt and kind. Took good care of my baby and saved his life. Very caring crew!Julie K.Julie K. ★★★★★ My pets always receive the best care from Southwest Animal Hospital.Breana C.Breana C. ★★★★★ They have taken care of our babies since 2004. Very friendly staff and extremely knowledgeable. Thank you for caring for all our babies!VeezVeez ★★★★★ Always receive compassionate care for our pets!! We love our vets!Sandra H.Sandra H. ★★★★★ Dr Beddoe not only has tremendous knowledge about animals, but takes the time to answer our questions, and never rushes our appointments. She is the best vet we've ever had!!Nancy S.Nancy S. ★★★★★ I have been taking my fur babies to Southwest Animal Hospital ever since it opened. Always very accommodating and try to help as soon as they can. The staff is very businesslike while you can tell how much they enjoy the pets that are their patients!!Nancy W.Nancy W. ★★★★★ We always have a good experience when we take our fur baby to SWAH. We boarded our dog for four days while out of town. She is back home, and we can tell she was loved while there. Thank you.Dellanta BDellanta B ★★★★★ My pets have gotten great care here. I think of my pets as family, and the vets and staff here do, too. I appreciate being listened to and having details explained to me. They always take time to listen and ask questions when necessary. Thank you, SWAH!Marsha P.Marsha P. ★★★★★ Great and friendly place. They got my 10 week old puppy in, the same day i called and identified his broken leg within minutes. The doctor was very professional and i had no trouble trusting my puppy in her hands. Fixed him up in a cast in no longer that 4 hours. The cast looks good and i have no doubts he will have a successful recovery. Thank you Southwest Animal Hospital. You rock!Mikey S.Mikey S. ★★★★★ We have four dogs, so we had two appointments. The first appointment was in the evening which is a wonderful convenient option, so we didn’t have to take off work. The vet tech and vet were great with both of our dogs. We had brought in a puppy and a large senior dog, so we had two vastly different needs for them and the needs and all of our questions were addressed and they provided us with great information. Our other two dogs were seen the following day. This was also a great visit with Dr. Beddoe and her vet tech. They managed to get the nails cut on a very large dog that wanted no part in having his long overdue nails cut. Everyone that we encountered was extremely pleasant and you can tell everyone working there loves animals. If you’re looking for a place that has convenient hours and people that care about your pets, then Southwest Animal Hospital is the place for your furry family members!Patrick L.Patrick L. ★★★★★ The staff really does their best to accommodate you and your pets.linda P.linda P. ★★★★★ The best service all around for my fur babies. Even after I lost one due to a terrible accident, they took care and kept her comfortable till the Rainbow Bridge and made everything right for me to be able to say goodbye to her at the end. They care for my other 2 like family still. <3Valiente A.Valiente A. ★★★★★ I have 3 dogs and 3 cats. They are my kids and I try to provide only the best for them. I have found the best in Dr. Beddoe and her staff. I completely trust the medical care that is provided to my animal family. Dr. Beddoe's expertise, skill and refusal to accept what seems to be inevitable is always present. She is an extremely talented vet. My experience with the rest of the staff echoes her leadership. In addition, Robert Beddoe has many, many times gone above and beyond to assist me in times of need. All of the staff have made me feel that they are friends that I can rely on.Jay E.Jay E. ★★★★★ They are warm and friendly. They treat my dog well, and are welcoming of all types. Later hours are especially helpful to me. They helped my chihuahua with a possibly life threatening allergy. Highly recommend. Thanks, Dr. Kai!Leah R.Leah R. ★★★★★ I have a giant scardy cat of a dog and they are so good with him as well as my other dog too. These vets truly care and it shows.Theresa B.Theresa B. ★★★★★ We have been with SWAH since the late 90's. All the veterinarian's we have seen over the years have always put our animals first and have been understanding regarding our financial situation and never forcing treatments that we're beyond our financial capabilities. We travel full-time with our animals and SWAH has been outstanding regarding responses to emails and phone calls when we have had questions/concerns about our pets. I would highly, highly recommend them to anyone who wants quality care for their pet.margret G.margret G. ★★★★★ Been using Southwest Animal Hospital for over 10 years. Service has always been top notch with a wonderful staff. The hospital/clinc facility is well thought out. Very warm & inviting.Rick V.Rick V. ★★★★★ They take such great care of my fur babies!! All staff is so friendly and caring! Dr. Roe and Dr. Byrd are awesome!Tabatha B.Tabatha B. ★★★★★ Wouldn't trust anyone else with my pets! Very friendly staff, and great office dogs!Beth P.Beth P. ★★★★★ GreatRichard H.Richard H. ★★★★★ Staff is always very caring and friendly. Have always gotten wonderful care for my pets at Southwest Animal Hospital. Would Highly recommend them for anyone who needs a great vet!Phoebe E.Phoebe E. ★★★★★ I am very pleased with the care my dogs receive from Southwest Animal Hospital. The staff is courteous and helpful. They have helped us through some difficult situations. I am grateful for their patience in explaining options and answering questions. I find them to be thorough, knowledgeable and professional.Linda H.Linda H. ★★★★★ Great vets and staff; and usually we are seen promptly.Cheryl B.Cheryl B. ★★★★★ It's the only place I take my best friend Bella, she's my baby.Shawn G.Shawn G. ★★★★★ Every time I talk to anyone there theay all seems to actually care about the furry baby's theay are taking care of. So many places act like it's just a job and all theay want is your money or theay act like animals are things not part of your family. There are cheaper places to take your pets but remember the old saying (you get wat you pay for).Bruce BBruce B ★★★★★ Absolutely love this place. Doctors and staff are phenomenal. I wouldn't choose any other vet for my babies.Stefanie GStefanie G ★★★★★ Always great with my neurotic bunch. They have various services, making them a one stop shop for your pets needs. They serve dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, and more.Christine B.Christine B. ★★★★★ We love SWAH they saved my Hugo's life ❤️❤️Nicole R.Nicole R. ★★★★★ Great experience. It was my first time going in to an animal hospital, and the staff made it a welcoming experience. I highly recommend!Michael R.Michael R. ★★★★★ Caring staff & wonderfully knowledgeable doctor. Concerns are listened to and addressed quickly.Lynsey W.Lynsey W. ★★★★★ Great place to have your cat groomedKen Barbara S.Ken Barbara S. ★★★★★ They combine technical expertise with a sincere care for your pet. Hard to beat that!cfb30cfb30 ★★★★★ The staff at Southwest is always amazing. They are patient in answering any questions no matter how big or small. Everyone is always friendly and kind, and most importantly they take excellent care of my pets and my pets are always happy to see them.Dione C.Dione C. ★★★★★ This clinic is full of amazing compassionate providers. I've taken everyone of my pets here and I've never had a complaint. I fully recommend this clinic for your pets needs.Beth P.Beth P. ★★★★★ I've been coming to this location for 6 or so year. Clean, friendly environment. Family friendly, professional staff.Kayla H.Kayla H. ★★★★★ Open long hours and the vet is very nice and thorough.Betty H.Betty H. ★★★★★ Excellent staff and informationPat K.Pat K. ★★★★★ Very caring and thorough. Listen to our human concerns. Gave full examination. Provided us with information. Listened and answered our questions. Would recommend highlyDavidDavid ★★★★★ Very nice, knowledgeable people.Brian W.Brian W. ★★★★★ It was a excellent visit, but I'm having trouble setting up the pet portal. I need help please.Mary “Susan Keen” K.Mary “Susan Keen” K. ★★★★★ Southwest hospital is the best vet, grooming, and animal hospital around. I trust their staff with my furbabies and they have always provided excellent service, even saving two of my babies in the past with immediate surgery and care. The staff makes you feel like family and truly cares about every animal that walks through their door.Jessica H.Jessica H. ★★★★★ Personal care for our cat.RANDALL O.RANDALL O. ★★★★★ We recently changed Vet offices. Dr. Beddoe did a full exam and explained the treatment options in detail for my Yorkie's leg injury. Facility is clean and organized and front desk staff are knowledgeable and friendly.Linda P.Linda P. ★★★★★ They are great with animals and take great care in animal health and its great atmosphere and clean and friendly place take your pets too and they listen to what you have to say about your petVirginia L.Virginia L. ★★★★★ Professional atmosphere, treat my pet with respect and care. Explain any treatment she needs and great follow-up. Would highly recommend them.Karey W.Karey W. ★★★★★ S.W. addressed all my questions/concerns on my pet's annual visit; including providing good information, video, printout, and checking any conditions I inquired about. Their location also provides all the needed services one would expect. 🙂Dennis S.Dennis S. ★★★★★ I appreciated the knowledge, care and attentiveness of each person there. My two cats are in good hands.Miklos S.Miklos S. ★★★★★ Great staff. Nice facility. Always easy to get an appt and limited wait time in the office.trish F.trish F. ★★★★★ They are wonderful at taking care of my cats!Jennifer S.Jennifer S. ★★★★★ Southwest animal hospital knows all of our animals and treat us and them with a personal touch. Your hours of operation are great. I don't have to schedule time off work to get my pets into the vet even in an emergency situation. Thanks Bill, Amy,Luna, Gavi, Sauza, Kiki, Cactus, & Saguaro.P.S. Merry Christmas!William A.William A. ★★★★★ I recently came to Southwest to seek out a second opinion for my dog. I had been told by her previous vet that surgery wasn't an option to remove a polyp that was constantly bleeding, and we were just going to have to deal with it. Dr Beddoe examined her and told me laser surgery absolutely was an option and had it scheduled along with a dental cleaning for the following week. They will also be sending her polyp off to make sure its not cancerous. The entire staff were very attentive and friendly. Dr. Beddoe made sure I understood everything that was going to happen, how her surgery went, and was very detailed about her needed aftercare. I can't thank them enough! We will be switching over to Southwest Animal for regular care for our dogs in the future.Erin G.Erin G. ★★★★★ Southwest Veterinarians have been our vets for over ten years. All the staff are professional, care deeply for pets and their owners and are very responsive.Kathleen H.Kathleen H. ★★★★★ Good doctors..Vasily K.Vasily K. ★★★★★ All the staff go above and beyond to provide the best care for our fur baby!! I always know our dog is in the best of hands whether there for a procedure, checkup or for boarding.Cindy H.Cindy H. ★★★★★ I wouldn't trust anyone else to care for my pets. I have used Southwest Animal Hospital for over 15 years. Dr. Beddoe and Dr. Roe will always do what is best for you and you pet!Leigh Anne L.Leigh Anne L. ★★★★★ Southwest Animal Hospital has such an attentive staff. Doctors that feel your concerns and answer all your questions. The boarding staff takes amazing care of our pets when we need a getaway. Couldn’t be happier having peace of mind for my fur babies. ❤️. I did have to quit another clinic in town that didn’t like big dogs apparently, I was greeted and welcomed at Southwest Animal Hospital with no issue with my 2 Pitbulls. ❤️Kelley O.Kelley O. ★★★★★ I've brought both my dogs and leopard gecko. Excellent service every timeMichael H.Michael H. ★★★★★ Great and friendly place to take your pets for help.Pat GPat G ★★★★★ Very loving a d kind to animals. Boarding is 10 star treatment. Vet care and grooming is topnotch!Doris J.Doris J. ★★★★☆ First time there for my dog and I. Decided to move to a vet closer since we live here now. The whole visit was great. The first people in the door (receptionists) were okay. They weren't the friendliest in the office but not rude. I was new to the building, emailed records once I got there because I didn't have their email before I walked in. They seemed frustrated when they didn't get it right away. Nothing I can do about that part of it, so I screenshot and sent to their text.I showed nurse once we were back in the back and the email was correct, she went off my phone. The only other thing I could have done was print it off and bring it in, but I didn't have access to a printer.Sorry.Otherwise, everyone was kind, took care of Reign and we were in and out in less than 45 minutes. Thank you.Deenna B.Deenna B.js_loader


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What's Next

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    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.

We have several dogs, cats and chickens so we have lots of vet visits. All the vets, techs and office staff really care about the animals and do a great job.

Debbie H.

Most amazing people to work for with an awesome staff and owners that are willing to help in anyway possible. The most compassionate dr.s with the best intent for your pets in mind! Highly recommended! 10 out of 10!

Gage A.

Caring, convenient, and extended hours. Saved the day twice for our Blondie dog with urgent situations. Great staff and facility.

Trisha A.

Awesome place to take my fur babies. They are helpful, friendly, and very compassionate.

Shelly H.

Southwest has taken care of our pets for over a decade. We love the care they show our pets and trust them to give the best care possible.

Melanie T.