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Selecting a veterinarian is one of the most important decisions you make as a pet owner. Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital provides quality veterinary medicine and surgery in a caring environment.

When you choose Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital to be your pet care partner, you can be assured the furry member of your family is receiving veterinary care based on the most advanced medical protocols in Dakota County from a welcoming, experienced and dedicated team.

Overlooking scenic South Valley Park, Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital makes your special companion our top priority - always. Serving dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and ferrets in Inver Grove Heights and the greater Dakota County area, our 9,000 square-foot hospital is state-of-the-art and boasts 11 qualified, caring doctors to provide your pet with the care they deserve.

Regular Pet Wellness Exams

The centerpiece of your pet's healthcare plan at Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital is regular wellness care that includes annual nose-to-tail examinations, dental examinations and cleanings, customized vaccinations and parasite prevention. Identifying issues before they become serious is the key to long-term good health and keeping the lifetime cost of caring for your pet as low as possible.

Veterinary Medicine for Mississippi River Valley Dogs, Cats, and Pocket Pets

If your pet becomes sick or injured, our veterinarians and medical team are here to provide the compassionate, skilled veterinary care your pet needs. Our diagnostic and advanced surgical capabilities allow us to work quickly to get you an accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations, minimizing your pet's discomfort and your worry.

Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital has a special interest in canine reproduction, employs an on-site rehabilitation specialist, and houses several orthopedic specialists who work out of our location.

Involving You in Your Pet's Healthcare

When you bring your pet in to see us, we want you to feel confident your pet is receiving the best care possible. Ask us anything you want to know. The veterinarians and staff at Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital know great veterinary care begins with taking the time to get to know your pet, talking with you and giving you all the information you need to make the right decisions for your dog, cat, rabbit, or pocket pet.

Our commitment to you and your pet doesn't end when you leave our hospital. We also make sure you have the knowledge you need to provide the best possible care for your pet at home.


Our History

Since being established in 1987 by founding owners Drs. Ann and Jim Winsor, Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital has grown to a bustling practice of 11 highly trained, compassionate veterinarians, and has become a leader in providing the absolute best in veterinary care.

Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital features two fully-equipped surgical suites, complete in-house laboratory, large pharmacy and an AKC-approved canine sperm bank storage facility. The veterinary team at our animal hospital performs everything from digital radiographs and ultrasounds, to EKGs, tonometry, and Doppler blood pressures.

For the patient with unique health care or diagnostic needs, our hospital has access to veterinary specialists in the fields of surgery, radiology, and cardiology, making Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital a true full-service medical facility for your pet.

While we are proud to offer the most advanced technology in veterinary medicine to help keep your pet well, we continue to place a strong emphasis on providing the personal touch. All aspects of your pet's well-being are considered to maintain the highest quality of life possible. We can provide assistance and a private entrance exam room if your pet needs special accommodations or help to get into the building, and we invite you to relax in our comfortable lobby, complete with a television and a fireplace, while you wait for your pet.

From the first time you call our animal hospital through the conclusion of your pet's stay in our hospital, our staff strives to provide the highest standard of compassionate, personalized veterinary care. We pledge to continue offering our patients the very finest medical care available, applied with generous doses of our famous tail-wagging service.

Community Involvement

Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital is proud to give back to the community that has trusted us to care for their pets for more than two decades. Every other year we host a Rabies clinic for pets in our area. We are also a proud sponsor of the Inver Grove Heights Days Pet Contest, a participant in the Star City Days parade, and participant in the Safety Fair. Finally, the entire team at Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital is committed to working with many local rescues.

Payment Policy

Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital accepts cash, check, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Care Credit. Payment is due upon completion of services; however, down payments are required for some services.

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Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


7:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm