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Welcome to Middletown Animal Hospital, The Vets Your Pets Would Choose! Let us show you our hospital, our team at work, and our quality of care.

General Info
Doctors: • Dr. Jeffrey Smith, DVM, CCRP • Dr. Joanna Holtz, DVM • Dr. Dana Shackelton, DVM Compassionate, Expert, Well-Communicated, and Affordable Veterinary Care Middletown Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary facility for all animals located in southern Lake County. Our professional and friendly staff at Middletown Animal Hospital strives to provide state of the art equipment and the best possible medical, surgical, and dental care for their patients. We offer tours of our state of the art facility and encourage owners to remain with their pet during treatment. Middletown Animal Hospital provides excellence in veterinary care in Middletown and surrounding areas including Hidden Valley Lake, Cobb, Kelseyville, Lower Lake, Lakeport, Clear Lake, and Calistoga. Please take a moment to contact us today to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out how Middletown Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet. All Valley Equine, a part of Middletown Animal Hospital, provides specialized services for horses and their owners. We are the only Veterinary Hospital in our county who has 3 experienced equine veterinarians. Our fully-equipped ambulatory truck provides mobile service throughout Lake County, Napa County, and Sonoma County. The truck is equiped with portable X-Ray, Ultrasound, Shock Wave Unit, Laser Therapy, Mechanized Dental Instruments, Surgery Packs, a complete Pharmacy, and all the tools and instruments needed for field procedures -- even a dart gun! Our experienced veterinarians, Dr. Jeff Smith, Dr. Joanna Holtz, and Dr. Dana Shackelton are here 6 days a week for your convenience and they take after hours emergency call for current clients until 10:00 pm. We also have a new indoor/outdoor pet boarding center, grooming services, rehabilitation center and quality pet foods and pet supplies. Check out our blog, doctor’s articles and pet videos on our website. Please contact us at 707-987-2000 or email and we will promptly get back to you. At Middletown Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are. We are the Vets Your Pets Would Choose!!!
Business History
A Few of Our Differences: Open 6 days per week; State of the Art Medical Technologies and the Expertise to use them: Class IV Laser Therapy, CO2 Laser Surgery, Digital Dental X-ray/Dental Suite, Pet Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, Underwater Treadmill, Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy, Digital Ultrasound, PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Therapy, Cryotherapy, Digital Thermal Imaging, Stance Analyzer, Digital X-Ray, ICU, Bear Hugger, Tonopen, Capnographs, Nutrition, Dentistry, Pain Management/Rehabilitation, and Behavior Services; House Calls when needed; Boarding Facility: Clean, safe, comfortable, climate controlled indoor/outdoor, enriching environment. Separate Cat Boarding Suite, exam/waiting room; 3 Doctors to choose from plus an Orthopedic Surgeon; Supporting Our Community for 25 years; New, clean, modern, medically advanced Hospital; Payment Plans to make veterinary care affordable; Experienced and knowledgeable in Small Animal & Large Animal Medicine.
Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
New Year's Day
Memorial Day
Thanksgiving Day
Labor Day
Christmas Day
Extra Phones

EmergencyPhone: (707) 987-2000

Fax: (707) 987-2082

We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 6 days a week who are trained and equipped to handle any urgent care your pet has. We offer Monthly Vaccination Clinics for your convenience. Emergencies are accepted anytime our clinic is open. We offer an open door policy where pet owners can participate in their pets care. Our friendly staff provide the best possible medical, surgical, and dental care for their patients. We have innovative technologies that supplement medicine and surgery including laser therapy, rehabilitation (treadmill, cavaletties, balance balls), cryotherapy, shockwave therapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy, and behavior services. Our new facility also has separate cat and dog entrances, quality pet foods, and climate controlled separate boarding for cats and dogs.
Royal Canin, Advantix II, Bravecto, Easy Spot, Feliway, Greenies, Heartgard, Interceptor Plus, Lupine, Nature's Miracle, Nutramax, Perfect Pace, Revolution, Science Diet, Sentinel
Payment method
visa, amex, discover, check, debit, mastercard, all major credit cards, insurance
From Lower Lake/Clearlake: Take CA-29 South 17 miles to Middletown. Go through town and turn right onto Central Park Rd. We are located on the corner. From Calistoga: Take CA-29 North 17 miles to Middletown. Past Twin Pine Casino turn left onto Central Park Rd. We are located on the corner.
We are proud to offer Underwater Treadmill as part of our Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services. An underwater treadmill has many uses in an exercise therapy program. There are numerous benefits to exercise in an underwater treadmill vs. dry land. Foremost among these is the reduced impact on painful limbs or joints and the increased resistance underwater which allows the patient more time to react to changes in speed or footing and builds confidence. Movement is key to recovery and weight loss and gives patients a tremendous confidence boost. This kind of exercise is also extremely effective at building core body strength and improving cardiovascular fitness. Laser Therapy provides a non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free way that is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing protocols. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your companion can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain.
English, Spanish

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All Valley Equine

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Other Information

Parking: Lot, Self, On Site, Free, Private

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes



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Sarah J.



Middletown Animal Hospital has a very caring staff.They make you and your pet feel at home.I had such a positive experience when moving from the bay area to lake county and securing the best care for my dog.I recommend this animal hospital for all your pets.

J J.



Amazing....I can't express our gratitude for everything they have done for our dog Daisy. About 18 months ago after visit to UC Davis we almost put Daisy to sleep because she was a dachshund with major back issues. We saw that Middletown Animal Hospital was offering Laser therapy. It was a drive but we did it, and what a difference it made. Daisy is doing great and we couldn't be happier that she is still with us. Staff is amazing. Thank you everyone

Chris P.



I have been taking my puppy Wrigley here for 6 months now and have had nothing but the best care for her. The staff is kind and courteous and show nothing but love towards her. Just like a family physician, when choosing a veterinarian one needs to feel and know that their getting the best possible care for their pet. As a pet owner I hope to never have to use a Veterinarian for anything more than the annual checkup visits but I feel a little more at ease knowing Middletown Animal hospital has such good Dr's and staff. Wrigley and I thank you...

Jack R.



Very knowledgeable. I have been coming here for 20 plus years and have always felt like they provided the best care for my animals. They have been by my side from puppy hood to my dog being a senior and having to put him down. We are lucky to have this level of care and knowledge in Lake County.

Thank You Jack



New to the area I had a bad ex...

Impressed with service.I had a bad experience at another place in town so my neighbor suggested Middletown Vet, what a difference!! They scheduled an appointment so my dog and I didn't have to wait in the heat, and it was quick and easy. I was happy to find their prices weren't more expensive and they were helpful it letting me know what my dog needed in this area. I was happy to find they offer emergency care so I don't have to head back to Santa Rosa if something happens. My dog is not a cat lover so it was nice they had a dog side and a cat side was so he didn't get to wound up.