About Our Jefferson City Animal Hospital

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In 1971 Dr. Roger Dozier opened the doors of Southwest Animal Hospital with only a handful of clients. At that time, Southwest Blvd was countryside tamed by farmers and their livestock, but he knew it would soon be much more. Southwest Animal Hospital started as a mixed animal practice but soon needed to focus on just small animals due to fast residential growth and high demand for his good care. He quickly found the need to hire associates for extra help.

In 2006, he hired an associate who would later be the next owner. Dr. Stacey Beddoe started out part time but quickly found her niche at SWAH. It was a matter of months before she was full time and then, a year later, actually purchased the business. Since the purchase, Dr. Beddoe strives to carry on the tradition of high quality care while making sure clients’ concerns are heard and solved, so that Southwest Animal Hospital can be full of happy, healthy, and comfortable patients!

Dr. Beddoe relies on an exceptional team to help accomplish this mission. Many of the employees have been long standing icons of Southwest Animal Hospital because they know they are an important part in taking care of both patients and their human parents. Others have used employment at Southwest Animal Hospital as an intricate stepping stone for their future careers. We support and help many young people working through college or a medical professional education program. They often come back, thanking us for the learning opportunities and continue to bring us their pets because they have seen first hand the individual attention that each patient receives.


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Office Hours

Temporary Office Hours

Jefferson City Office


7:30 am-10:00 pm


7:30 am-10:00 pm


7:30 am-10:00 pm


7:30 am-10:00 pm


7:30 am-10:00 pm


8:00 am-2:00 pm



  • "The staff is wonderful and caring and the doctors are fantastic. Everything was explained clearly and the dogs were treated with care."
    Keri Anderson Burk
  • "I love the Southwest Animal Hospital. When our dog was diagnosed with cancer several years ago the staff there did everything in their power to save him but in the end, it was in Gods hands. They were so compassionate and caring. We will never take our other two dogs anywhere else."
    Patti Averion
  • "Caring and loving employees! Clean atmosphere... I would recommend taking your lil creature here!!!! :)"
    Maria Lynn Knigge
  • "SWAH saved our family fur baby, Morrison, with emergency procedures. At 11 pm and took care of him like he was their own. GREAT staff! Don't know what we would have done without your team."
    Heather Ann Sale
  • "Rommel & Monty are my best buddies and for their health & grooming, I trust no one else! These people are the best!"
    Patrick Caldwell