Upcoming Closures:

Tuesday, June 11th – closed from 12 pm to 2 pm for Lunch and Learn
Thursday, June 13th – closed from 12 pm – 2 pm for monthly staff meeting
Friday, June 14th – closing at 12 pm for a staff appreciation event
Monday, June 24th – closing at 5 pm
Tuesday, June 25th – closing at 5 pm

Please ensure that prescription refill requests are made with a minimum of 48 hours’ notice.

Above & Beyond

Hillside Animal Hospital Accreditations

We have gone the extra mile to earn extra accreditations in order to provide your family with the very best care.
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Hillside’s Accreditations

We have gone the extra mile to earn extra accreditations in order to provide your family with the very best care. We are one of just two American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)-Accredited hospital in St. Louis City, and one of less than 20 in the Saint Louis metropolitan area. In addition, Hillside earned certification as a Cat-Friendly Practice from the American Association of Feline Practitioners (one of just five in the metropolitan area). Many of our team members have become Fear Free Certified, making us one of only 17 hospitals in the area to provide Fear Free techniques to minimize pet stress. See below to learn more about each of our achievements!

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AAHA-Accredited

  • Hospitals and staff are evaluated on approximately 900 standards that cover all aspects of veterinary medicine.
  • Only about 3,700 (12-15%) animal hospitals in the United States and Canada are accredited.
  • ​It means your hospital holds itself to a higher standard, and that your pet is receiving care at a hospital that has passed the highest standards in veterinary care.
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Low Stress Handling

  • Certified team members have completed over 17 hours of veterinary education and testing.
  • Training includes recognizing subtle signs of fear and anxiety in pets and learning how to approach and handle pets in a relaxed and non-threatening manner.
  • With a Low Stress Handling certification you can be sure that your pet will be cared for in a calm and caring manner.
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Fear Free Certified Professionals

  • Team members have completed at least 9 hours of veterinary education with stringent testing and annual continued education requirements
  • Fear Free certified professionals not only look out for your pets’ physical health, but also their emotional well-being.
  • Our hospital is equipped with a fear-free environment to help minimize stress.