With the motto “treating pets like jewels since 1949,” St. Louis-based Jewell Animal Hospital places the health and wellbeing of animal patients at the heart of its mission. Led by veterinarian Dr. Patricia L. Smith since she assumed control of the practice in 2006, Jewell Animal Hospital accepts a wide range of animals as patients, including pocket pets as well as dogs, cats, and birds.
Committed to continuing the tradition of compassion and care with which the clinic was founded, Dr. Smith and her staff at Jewell Animal Hospital strive to provide the highest quality veterinary care to all patients, using comprehensive pain management to minimize any pain or discomfort accompanying treatments. In service of this mission, the clinic offers a full state-of-the-art monitoring systems to keep track of a patient’s heart rate, temperature, respiratory rate, and other important biological functions in order to ensure safe sedation. Furthermore, the staff embraces a proactive approach to pain management: all patients receive medication both before and after a surgical procedure in order to reduce and manage pain associated with treatment.
In addition to surgical procedures such as tumor removal and neutering, Jewell Animal Hospital offers vaccinations, wellness exams, and screening eye exams for glaucoma, as well as blood pressure monitoring. In order to conduct and process tests, the clinic features a full-service, in-house laboratory and a radiograph machine. The laboratory possesses equipment for analyzing blood samples for cell count, electrolyte levels, and full chemistry panels, among other factors. The St. Louis veterinary clinic can also process heartworm antigen tests and urine samples and take and develop X-rays in house.
If you are a pet owner looking for a veterinarian and you live in the St. Louis area, consider calling 314.351.4700 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith and her staff at Jewell Animal Hospital.