At VCA North Idaho, 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 North Idaho Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary facility who is proud to offer a variety of medial animal services in the local Sandpoint and North Idaho Panhandle areas. Compassion is our most important objective. This includes more than the pets and exotic animals upon whom we focus, but also our human clientele. Safety is always our concern during even the simplest procedures. No anesthesia is 100% safe, however, we strive for perfection. Skill and training go hand-in-hand and our entire staff exemplifies this. Our doctors and veterinary technicians stay current on the latest techniques.
Our mission is to deliver high-quality and compassionate care to pets and their people while striving towards a fear-free experience for our patients. We accomplish this through continuously educating our doctors and our staff, and by prioritizing client education. Our goal is to always offer superior choices for preventative care, medicine, and surgery; but to customize these for the needs of our clients.
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 Fear Free℠ Certified Professionals 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.