At VCA Amherst Animal Hospital, we help pets live long, healthy and happy lives. We deliver the best medical care for pets and the best experience for pet owners.
Our veterinarians, technicians and other pet-friendly support staff are trained to the highest standards. Their thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medications ensures that all our patients receive the best in preventive and healing care.
VCA Amherst Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital treating birds, cats, dogs, exotic, pockets pets, rabbits and reptiles in Butte, Whitehall, Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Dillon, Basin, Boulder, Wisdom, Wise River, and Phillipsburg, Montana.
We understand and share your passion for animals and provide them with the highest standards of veterinary medical care. Our hospital offers comprehensive veterinary care for the total well being of your pet. We provide a wide range of modern diagnostic, therapeutic, emergency and surgical services, with an emphasis on preventive medicine.
Our hospital is regularly evaluated by AAHA to assure that we comply with the association's high quality standards. These standards cover nearly every aspect of our hospital, including surgery, pharmacy, laboratory, exam facilities, patient care, cleanliness, client services, emergency services, diagnostic imaging and anesthesiology. Only 17% of the hospitals nationwide are accredited. AAHA standards are recognized around the world as the benchmark for quality care in veterinary medicine. AAHA accreditation demonstrates our pursuit of excellence and desire to surpass industry standards. This translates into better care and longer lives for the pets you love!
The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.
As veterinary professionals, we know that the stress and anxiety associated with taking a pet to the veterinarian is a significant reason why pets don't always receive the medical attention they need. Fear Free℠ veterinary visits reduce feelings of stress, resulting in a better experience for all involved, including pets, owners, and veterinary health care teams. Having a Fear Free℠ Certified Professional can help alleviate your pet's fear, anxiety, and stress when visiting our hospital.
Caring for pets means meeting a wide range of needs beyond health care. Fortunately, there’s a whole community of organizations and businesses eager to help.
Here’s where to meet the local groups that we recommend to our pet-loving families.
ASPCA Poison Control Center Hotline
The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is staffed 24 hours with veterinary health professionals who have been specially trained in veterinary toxicology. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call the ASPCA 24 hour emergency Animal Poison Control Center hotline at (888) 426-4435.