History of Alta Veterinary

In 1963, Dr. John W. Whiteley opened Alta Veterinary Hospital. For over fifty years we have been in this community.  His desires has always been to serve the people and their pets in the southeast portion of Salt Lake County. Our services have expanded over the years to include laser therapy, orthopedics, complete senior health care, and full dental services (including dental x-ray).  We have always tried to able to provide progressive and up-dated services for your pet here at Alta Veterinary Hospital. Our hospital team is highly trained and dedicated to pet health care. Our team shares a common goal of being the best we can possibly be, in providing the high quality care your pets deserve. Our caring technicians and receptionists has a great love and compassion for your family pet.  We look forward to meeting you and your family member. Please call us at 801-566-1234. Office hours are M-Thu 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Fri 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Sat 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Closed Sunday.

Our Mission Statement

“Our patients care and comfort are foremost in our minds. Our clients satisfaction is our best reward, thus ensuring the continued success of our practice”.


Hill’s Science Diets

visit this web site for additional information on diets, the recommended diet best suited for your pet and the advantages for using the best food available. Sign up for coupons through their email.

The Pet Planet Online

Visit “The Pet Planet” online at www.healthypet.com, where you’ll find valuable information in their Pet Care Library. “The Pet Planet” and Healthypet are brought to you by the American Animal Hospital Association.

Veterinary Pet Insurance

For all of you that have ever wondered why they don’t have pet insurance, I have good news for you. Pet insurance is here and it is very affordable. For a personalized free quote, please visit the web site for further information.

Don’t be saddled with worry over veterinary bills

Finally, a dedicated line of credit for all your veterinary needs. Even better, expenses over $300.00 qualify for one of our No Interest Plans. There is now lower interest on Care Credit cards.

Dental information

Visit this web site for the how to’s to brush your pets teeth at home and keep your pet healthy. Come in and visit one of our dental technicians for your FREE dental exam. Call and make your appointment today.

Indoor cat information

Ohio State Vet School has developed a website for Indoor cat issues.

Missing Pets Lost A Pet? Found a Pet?

also looking to adopt a pet, check www.utahpets.org

My Vet On Line

This site from Schering Plough has a lot of information, kids pages.

Pet Grieving/Pet Loss

If you are experiencing serious emotional distress. Here are some Grief Support Resources. www.argusinstitute.colstate.edu www.deltaspcoetu.org/dsn300.htm Hotline 212-876-7700 ext 4355. Call 24 hours 800-946-4646 pin#140-7211. Tufts University hotline 508-839-7966 www.tufts.edu/vet/petloss/.

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