It is our privilege to care for you and your pets
Clients of Southeast Alaska Animal Medical Center,
The past two and one-half years have presented challenges to us all as our world was turned upside down in the blink of an eye. The difficulties for small businesses to persevere against tremendous adversity has been unprecedented. Staffing and supply chain shortages, inflation, physical and mental health crises are but a few of the ongoing issues threatening the prosperity and livelihood of small businesses such as our own. We have also been met with the recent retirements of Drs. Taylor and Kramer after many years of service and dedication to our community.
What was once a seven to eight doctor practice has been operating with two and a half doctors despite an increase in the demand for veterinary services. As many frontline workers feel across the country, those of us that remain are physically and emotionally exhausted. We have continued to carry the torch to the best of our abilities in providing emergency and routine veterinary care to Juneau and surrounding areas. We have all given up large parts of ourselves in this effort and it has taken a heavy toll. The current problems being faced are not unique to our community, but unfortunately the ramifications have become more obvious in a small town such as ours. Due to the unsustainable nature of the current environment Southeast Alaska Animal Medical Center is announcing the cessation of operations and closing of its doors over the coming months. We are unable to continue to carry on in the same capacity we have for so many years. This has been an arduous and emotional decision, but in the best interests of all parties involved, a necessary one.
We will be winding down operations over the next few months. July 31st 2022 will mark the last day of operations before our doors close. We will continue to provide follow up care to active cases as well as limited emergency services through closing.
If you have an ongoing case you may inquire about scheduling your recheck appointments during your visit with the doctor or with our front staff.
We will still be accepting surgeries and dentals on a limited basis. Please inquire with our front staff if you are interested.
If you think you have an emergency, please call as early as possible in the day (preferably at 8am). We have limited same day appointments available on a first come first serve basis. Cases will be triaged in terms of severity/priority.
We will continue to offer limited after hour services through 10pm. For the month of May 2022 we will not have coverage on the 17th, 23rd, and 24th. We will update June and July as time approaches. You will need to contact Vet Triage through our website or by calling (702)483-8533 or visiting https://vettriage.com/seavets/
Please keep your pets on leash after 10pm and on days when coverage is unavailable. This will go a long way in preventing after hour emergencies such as porcupine quills, lacerations, dog fights, and car accidents.
We have a large demand for record requests. We will attempt to get through these as quickly as possible. Please understand it may take 1-2 months to receive records. If you are in urgent need of your records please let us know and we will prioritize your request.
1. To obtain your records electronically via email please submit a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Include in the subject line: “Record Request”
Include in the body of the email the name of the individual who holds the account on file and the names of all animals for which you are requesting records. Please also include your mailing address and current contact phone number.
2. To obtain a hard copy of your records from our office:
Please call 907-789-7321 and leave a voice message stating the account holder’s name on file and for which animals you are requesting records. Please also include your mailing address and current contact phone number.
We also have a large demand for pharmacy refills on medications and food. You may continue to submit requests so long as your pet has an active physician patient relationship and the request is deemed appropriate. Please allow 1 week for your refill request to be completed. We will not be honoring requests if your pet has not been seen within the last calender year or if the request poses a possible risk with a particular medication without an examination beforehand.
We appreciate everyone's support through this difficult time and ask for continued patience as we do our best to try and accomodate everyone.
We Take Your Pet's Health Seriously
You are welcome to accompany your animal inside. One adult per animal. You can still call in for curbside if you would prefer.
We See Dogs, Cats and Small Exotics
Southeast Alaska Animal Medical Center is located in beautiful Juneau, Alaska’s capital city. We are a full service animal hospital, providing routine and specialized veterinary care to dogs, cats, birds, rodents, and exotics in Juneau and surrounding Southeast Alaska communities. Our hospital has veterinarians on call 24-hours for emergency care for our patients.
Our goal is to provide you and your pet with the best care possible. To this end, we have the latest in medical equipment including computerized in-house laboratory, digital radiography, ultrasonography, endoscopy, and complete dental and surgery suites.
Our experienced veterinarians regularly attend continuing education courses to keep abreast of the latest developments in veterinary medicine and surgery. We are proud to provide a broad range of veterinary services in a friendly and professional environment.
Statement of Philosophy
Southeast Alaska Animal Medical Center strives to provide our patients and their owners with the highest possible quality of service and care while respecting the decisions that owners make regarding the care of their pet.