• The Finest In Veterinary Care
    We are dedicated to providing excellent care. Call to learn more.
  • Care For Your Friend
    Call today to schedule an appointment for your pet.
  • The Finest In Veterinary Care
    We are dedicated to providing excellent care. Call to learn more.
  • Caring For All Animals
    All animals deserve compassionate veterinary care. Call today.

Please fill out form below to request more information

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.

    Read More

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

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • Lost Pets

    Has your pet wriggled their way through the fence or dashed out the front door? When searching for your lost pet, make sure you include these steps in your hunt. ...

    Read More
  • Should You Leave Your Cat Alone for a Long Weekend?

    So you have a trip planned for the weekend, but what should you do with your cat? Learn how to best care for your cat while you're away. ...

    Read More
  • Flea and Tick Season

    Want to protect your pet from fleas and ticks? These tips can help. ...

    Read More
  • Summer Grooming Tips

    Want to keep your pet cool and comfortable this summer? A few changes to your normal grooming routine can help. ...

    Read More
  • What to Do If Your Pet is Stung

    Don't get us wrong, we love the bees! But we don't love when our pets get stung. Follow our tips to treat and prevent bee stings on your furry best friend. ...

    Read More
  • Tips for Traveling With Your Pet

    Do you dread hitting the road with your pet? These tips may make the trip more comfortable and enjoyable for you both. ...

    Read More
  • 6 Questions to Ask At Your Senior Pet's Next Check Up

    Want to keep your senior pet healthy and happy? Ask these six questions at your pet's next check up. ...

    Read More
  • Why the Controversy About Pet Vaccinations?

    As with anything, pet vaccinations can be too much of a good thing. Similar to parents who are learning more about vaccinations for children, veterinarians and pet owners alike are beginning to question some of the standard wisdom when it comes to protecting pets. There are certain fatal diseases against ...

    Read More
  • Pet Clothes: A Fashion Statement or a Necessity?

    There is nothing cuter than a pet in a colorful sweater, but do our furry friends really need to wear clothing? Although clothing is not a necessity for every pet, some animals benefit from a little extra protection during cold or damp days. Others enjoy wearing festive clothing during holidays or other ...

    Read More
  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

    Pet Proofing Your Home Introducing your new pet to your current one is only a single part of the equation relating to taking a new pet home. You also have to make sure your new pet is comfortable in your home, which is a foreign environment to the animal. Like humans, animals can experience high levels ...

    Read More

Newsletter Signup

Sign up for more articles

Location

Find us on the map

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