Hillside Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in St. Louis, MO. The professional and courteous staff at Hillside Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.
We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Hillside Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to St Louis, MO and surrounding areas.
Hillside Animal Hospital is one of less than 20 AAHA-Accredited Hospitals in the St. Louis area. Veterinary hospitals are evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence in order to become accredited. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry, and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. To learn more, click visit the AAHA website.
With a convenient South City location near "The Hill," bringing your pets to Hillside is convenient and easily accessible. For directions to our location, click here!
Hillside Animal Hospital, originally City Animal Hospital, was started in 1946 by Dr. Norbert Schmelzer. It was one of the first veterinary hospitals in the city. Dr. Edward Migneco took over in 1986 shortly after graduation from the University of Missouri-Columbia. The hospital moved into its current building at 5325 Manchester Ave in 2001, increasing the facility space by 5 times. The original clinic building is now being used by Gateway Pet Guardians. In 2020 Hillside Animal Hospital was purchased by Dr. Anna Migneco and Dr. Aaron Willis. They are committed to continuing to provide excellent veterinary care to the community. The practice now supports four doctors providing veterinary care for numerous patients and rescue organizations.
Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Hillside Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
Our Rescue Work
The staff at Hillside Animal Hospital has a passion for rescue work and the homeless pet community. Therefore, we have made helping these pets part of the core values of our practice. We work hand-in-hand with numerous rescue organizations throughout the city. We have a close relationship with Gateway Pet Guardians, Tenth Life Cat Rescue, Five Acres Animal Shelter, and The Feral Companion.
We also work with P.A.W.S. (Pets Are Wonderful Support), an initiative of St. Louis Efforts for AIDS. P.A.W.S. provides resources to people living with HIV/AIDS so they can keep pet companions as long as possible.