Animal Care Center:
We Have Answers to Your Pet Care Concerns

About Us

Animal Care Center was established in 1999 by Dr. Pam Nichols. Her goal was to provide high quality veterinary medicine in a place where all pets are treated like family members. Animal Care Center was awarded AAHA certification with honors that same year. AAHA certification and recognition are awarded to approximately 14% of hospitals nationwide that have demonstrated excellence in medicine, surgery, record keeping, and a commitment to continuing education and excellence.

We Have the Answers to Pet Care Concerns

Dr. Pam has always believed that every pet deserves the best care possible and every pet owner deserves the most information available in order to make the best decisions for his or her pet. To accomplish this, she has set the highest requirements for both the veterinarians and staff, in training and learning as well as instruction in the use of the newest equipment.

There may be times when you and your pet may be referred to a specialist, either within our hospital or to another specialist facility. Animal Care Center offers specialties such as acupuncture with Dr. Verona Scheurich, echocardiopraphy or endoscopy with Dr. Watkins, ultrasound with Dr. Archibald, or orthopedics with Dr. Smith. Outside specialty facilities we work with include the Eye Care Clinic for Animals in Salt Lake City.

Becoming a Cat Friendly Practice

We love our feline friends! Our team is working hard to achieve certification from the American Association of Feline Practitioners AAFP as a Cat Friendly Practice. The Cat Friendly Practice program is designed to transform the delivery of feline veterinary care by:

  • Establishing standards of care to the feline population;
  • Identifying trends and information essential for understanding cats;
  • Acknowledging the essential role of the cat owner in the veterinary visit;
  • Providing support to veterinarians and their teams to create a cat friendly environment; and
  • Helping introduce changes in care with a better understanding of the cat’s distinct needs and behaviors.

Welcome to our Cat Friendly Practice .

Our Dedicated Team

We are proud of the longevity of our amazing staff. We believe this dedication is due to our commitment to excellence, for pets and people. Our experienced professionals enjoy a work environment that challenges and supports them, to constantly improve themselves and to consider the best interest of our patients and their owners.

We always want the very best for your pet, and it shows. Meet our team and take a tour of our facilities.


Best, most caring, most educational vist ever...I love this clean facility and fantastic staff. The doctors will go to the ends of the earth to find an answer to your Pet's problem!

This place is AMAZING!!! The Doctors, the staff... What an extraordinary team! Their expertise in the services they offer is incredible, anything that you need, they can take care of!

By far the best Vet we have seen! They remember me and my dog unlike many of the vets offices that I have visited just as frequently.

If I could give more than five stars to the staff at Animal Care Center ... I would! Dr. Pam and her staff are just amazing, which is something I hadn't seen with our previous Vet.

The best and most well-informed vet we've ever been to, we have more confidence in this team than anywhere else we've been. They did miracles for our big dog through the physical therapy and rehabilitation.

This clinic has some of the most high-tech treatment options available, right up to physical therapy for dogs! I have never been to a veterinarian that is as caring and concerned in my life, and I have been to MANY. I am a client for life!

I like that we always learn more about how to be better pet owners. Having had many vets over the past 20 years, I can say that the care for my pets, knowledge of and use of up to date procedures, friendly front desk staff and smart and kind vets make this an excellent place to get the best possible care for your pets.

I will never take my dogs anywhere else! All the doctors are down to earth and truly care about my pets. They have such a comfortable environment from the moment you walk in the front doors.

Dr. Pam is AMAZING and her colleagues and staff are some of the most wonderful caretakers for my furry kids. The atmosphere is welcome to animals and pets of all sizes and ages. I highly recommend the Animal Care Center.

I can't say enough good things about this clinic! The kindness and compassion they showed me far exceeded my expectations.

  • AAHA Acredited
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians
  • International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management
  • american association of feline practitioners
  • American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association

The materials offered on this website are intended for educational purposes only. Animal Care Center does not provide veterinary medical services or guidance via the internet. Please consult your pet’s veterinarian in matters regarding the care of your animals.