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.

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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★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ Very prompt and kind. Took good care of my baby and saved his life. Very caring crew!Julie K.Julie K. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ Very Professional yet very friendly. Totally trust them with with my pets.Larry W.Larry W. ★★★★★ 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 G.Stefanie 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. ★★★★★ UPDATE 1/18/23: We continue to be pleased with the services at SWAHJC. They bend over backwards to take the best care of our pets they can. I am so appreciative of their compassion and outside-the-box thinking, (for instance some meds can be compounded and wiped in the ear rather than pilled). BEST VET CARE EVER.Our pets receive the best care and the staff and doctors provide excellent customer service. Every checkup and procedure come with a detailed follow up call from the doctor.The prices are reasonable and they make sure you know what the costs are for each option. They provide the best vet experience possible!Michelle J.Michelle J. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ They were so great with my dog..reasonable pricessann M.sann M. ★★★★★ 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 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. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ They do such a great job taking care of our boy, Dunkin, whether it's grooming, boarding, or his regular checkups! Highly recommend!Joe M.Joe M. ★★★★★ Great staff and vets! Takes great care of my rabbit MagicCarly O.Carly O. ★★★★★ Very helpful over the phone.Geneva A.Geneva A. ★★★★★ Wouldn't take my babies anywhere else. Great doctors and techs, overall a wonderful facility.A S.A S. ★★★★★ So far so good, we'll know more tomorrowMamie J.Mamie J. ★★★★★ Awesome staff...Jon P.Jon P. ★★★★★ Dr. Haslag was wonderful and they got us in right away for Blitzen's emergency. She was very thorough in explaining what they did and how we needed to continue his care at home. We are very grateful to SWAH and Dr. Haslag for the care he received!Amanda M.Amanda M. ★★★★★ Really great staff. First visit and dog was calm and happy.Darrellene G.Darrellene G. ★★★★★ Great people and good service.Theodore T.Theodore T. ★★★★★ Vet did what was askedThankYouSarah Barton L.Sarah Barton L. ★★★★★ Dr. Roe and staff always do a great job of making the animals as well as us comfortable and cared for. We have made this our only option when it comes to animal care.Russell O.Russell O. ★★★★★ Very friendly, quick service. Thanks for taking such good care 9f our BonnieJil W.Jil W. ★★★★★ Warm, caring and professional. The staff loves our dogs, and experiences their health ups and downs.K C H.K C H. ★★★★★ DJ is the best groomer in Jefferson City, MO. He always takes great care of my pets, and does an impeccable job. My dogs always look their best after a trip to Southwest Animal Hospital.Donald B.Donald B. ★★★★☆ We have taken our parakeets there for around a year now for toe nail trims and check ups. Normally it has run $20 for nail trims and $50 for well visits.We took them this time for a health concern, and found there were several extra charges beyond what was expected ($215 total) including “advanced medical instructions” because they are going to teach me how to administer medication to my birds. But, had to pay it once it was done and will be trying to save money by limiting future visits and doing more care at home.Jessica M.Jessica M. ★★★★☆ Clean facility that provided top notch care for our cats. Just make sure that if they quote you a price that they quote all the "miscellaneous" items as well.Clay S.Clay S. ★★★★☆ They were polite and kindGracie's W.Gracie's W. ★★★★☆ Great with my babies and very friendly staffDeserae M.Deserae M. ★★★★☆ First time at facility very nice.linda P.linda P.js_loader


7:30am - 8:00pm


7:30am - 8:00pm


7:30am - 8:00pm


7:30am - 8:00pm


7:30am - 8:00pm


8:00am - 2:00pm



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.