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Community Animal Hospital is a full-service small animal veterinary hospital, located in the heart of Pocatello, Idaho, and is the only AAHA-accredited practice in town. This means we voluntarily adhere to the highest standards of patient care so you can be confident that your pet is in the best of hands.

We offer high quality and compassionate veterinary medicine, surgery, dentistry, boarding, and emergency services to our community’s companion animals. We also offer canine reproduction, PennHIP, and cremation services. We treat dogs, cats, birds, small mammals and small ruminants.

Our Mission

The doctors and staff at Community Animal Hospital take the name of the clinic literally, focusing on the health and well-being of the community and the pets that share it. Patient care is given priority through maintaining AAHA accreditation, investigating and implementing improved techniques and procedures, and allocating a substantial portion of funds to updating critical technology. Community service is provided through extensive client education and charitable contributions of time, effort and money to a variety of causes both human and animal related.

Location

Community Animal Hospital is located on the corner of 12th and Oak at 833 North 12th Ave in Pocatello, Idaho.  Call 208-233-6840 for appointments

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Julia Alpert

    Dr. Alpert grew up in Kansas and Washington State before completing her undergraduate education at the University of Utah. She earned her DVM at Oregon State University in 2002 and first worked at a mixed animal practice in rural Arizona after college. She purchased Community Animal Hospital in 2007.

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  • Dr. Jessie Ingvalson

    Dr. Ingvalson grew up on a dairy farm in southeast Minnesota. She completed both her undergraduate degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Within the veterinary field, Dr. Ingvalson has special interests in soft tissue surgery, dermatology and public health.

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Exceptional, professional, caring service! I had been taking my sweet old boxer Zoey to another clinic for several years and was happy with the staff and the level of care there, for the most part. After several weeks of exceedingly strange behavior and a diagnosis of "Zoey is just getting old," I came home from work at lunch one day and knew something was very wrong so I called my regular vet in a panic. They said they could not see her, they were too busy, and that I would need to go somewhere else. They recommended CAH and so that's where I went. They said I could come right away and now I will never go back to the other vet because CAH is so amazing!!! Zoey ended up taking her last breaths there and the doctor and staff were so very kind, sympathetic and professional. Very different than the other vet clinic! Today I received Zoey's ashes and a clay paw print and they are a beautiful reminder of our sweet Zoey! Thank you Community Animal Hospital!!"
    Lee Ann Hancock
  • "Thank you...my daughter n i ran in there tonight with our kitty and a fish hook in his mouth with low funds. Not even 5 mins later, fish hook gone, daughter's tears were dried, and they worked with me financially! Thank you soooooo much!!!"
    Jaymie Lynne

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

12:00 pm-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

12:00 pm-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

12:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

12:00 pm-6:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-12:00 pm

12:00 pm-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Closed