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About Us

We take pride in what we do

St. Joe Center Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The professional and courteous staff at St. Joe Center Veterinary Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical, surgical, and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

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Our Story

St. Joe Center Veterinary Hospital was founded in 1967 by Dr. David Thoma and Dr. Roy Coolman.  St. Joe started out in a converted grain elevator on Maplecrest Road.  We have underwent many changes since then.  In 1992, St. Joe moved into the building that is now known as NIVES.  In order to improve the level of veterinary care in the community, we began providing 24 hour emergency services in 1996.  Then in 2004, St. Joe separated from the Emergency and Specialty Hospital and moved into our present location to serve as a full service veterinary hospital with a focus on primary care. 

We provide comprehensive medical, surgical, and dental care to our patients.  Diagnostic procedures are available through in-house testing and external laboratories.  Our hospital has a pharmacy, surgery suite, X-ray capabilities, along with grooming services for dogs.

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Our Vision

We strive to enhance the human-animal bond within families by providing comprehensive healthcare and educating our clients about pet wellness.  We provide medical, surgical and dental services utilizing modern equipment and medication to ensure the patient receives quality care.

We will create an environment where clients and their pets feel welcome, comfortable and cared-for.  A friendly and knowledgeable staff will work as a team to educate clients and care for their pets.  We will emphasize honest communication and open exchange of ideas through consistent meetings.  Individual team members will be encouraged to grow professionally with goal-setting and an emphasis on ongoing education.  We treat patients humanely and with compassion.  The entire team shows kindness and respect to clients and other team members.