Serving the community & their pets for over 30 years


Prevalent Dog Surgeries

By Sarah Murphy / December 13, 2016

It can be devastating to learn your furry friend, your canine, your partner in crime, needs surgery to continue living a pain-free and healthy life. Whether your dog is in their younger years or older than you wish, making sure your dog receives top-of-the-line pet surgery is something in which you should never think twice.…

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How to Make Halloween Safer for Your Pet

By Sarah Murphy / October 10, 2016

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to talk about pet safety. When most of us think of Halloween, we think about the steps we should take to keep our kids safe. However, Halloween can be a dangerous time for your pets too. Here are a few tips from our pet surgery…

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Why Fat Cats Are No Laughing Matter

By Sarah Murphy / September 10, 2016

Over half of the domestic cats in the United States are overweight or obese, and these cats are at risk for many health problems. Whether it is due to poor diets, overfeeding or not enough exercise, more and more cats are reaching unhealthy weights every single day. When many of us think of fat cats,…

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Mistakes That Could Put Your Dog in Danger

By Sarah Murphy / August 10, 2016

All dog owners want to keep their pups safe and sound, but there are many small mistakes that can lead to injuries. Dogs are so incredibly special, and they bring an endless amount of joy to our lives. The last thing any dog owner wants is for their dog to get an injury that requires…

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Tips to Lower Your Cat’s Risk for Emergency Surgery

By Sarah Murphy / July 10, 2016

No cat owner wants to have to subject their furry friend to emergency surgery, and there are many things you can do to lower your cat’s risk. Cats are such independent animals that they often seem virtually indestructible. However, the fact is that cats aren’t indestructible, and they are just as fragile as any other…

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Tips to Lower Your Dog’s Risk for Emergency Surgery

By Sarah Murphy / June 10, 2016

While some emergencies are unavoidable, a little caution could go a long way in lowering your dog’s risk for emergency surgery.  No one wants their dog to have to go through emergency surgery, and while there are many emergencies that you cannot avoid, there are many that can be prevented as well. At Sun Valley…

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Common Myths About Pet Surgery

By Sarah Murphy / May 10, 2016

There are so many myths out there about pet surgery.  Whether it be for neutering or spaying, cleaning their teeth or removing a foreign object from their stomach, at some point or another, most pets will have to undergo surgery. As a pet owner, the more information you have about pet surgery, the better. That’s…

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How do You Know if Your Cat is Sick?

By Sarah Murphy / April 10, 2016

It’s not always easy to tell whether or not your cat needs to visit the veterinarian. Although cats are known for being needy, they are actually stoic creatures, and they are incredibly adept at hiding signs of pain or sickness. This makes it difficult to know when your cat is sick or hurt. At Sun…

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What to Do When Your Dog Swallows Something He or She Shouldn’t

By Sarah Murphy / March 10, 2016

Dogs swallow things they shouldn’t all the time! Dogs love to chew on things of all shapes and sizes, but unfortunately, sometimes they take it one step further and actually swallows things that they shouldn’t. If your dog has swallowed a foreign object, you need to know that it can cause a whole host of problems,…

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Is Your Cat Due for Dental Work

By Sarah Murphy / February 10, 2016

Periodontal disease is all too common in our pets.  Most people don’t think about their cats’ teeth very often. From a grooming standpoint, cats typically do a pretty good job of taking care of themselves, but According to, 85 percent of all pets have periodontal disease by the time they reach the age of…

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We Offer a Wide variety of Diagnostic and surgical procedures


We Offer a Wide variety of Diagnostic and surgical procedures

Excellent Service

I've had 40 years experience with the Acker Family and I am very happy with the service they provide for us and the community!

-Shawn M. - Ketchum, ID

Best Veterinary Care

We love your staff!  Very knowledgeable!  Always helpful!  Always responsive!

- Shelly H. -San Francisco, CA

Highly Recommended!

Every single person that I have ever interacted with and the Sun Valley Animal Center has been attentive, professional, caring and extremely helpful. I feel very well taken care of by everyone at the clinic!! I recommend the Sun Valley Animal Center to everyone, always!

- Jim D. - Seattle, WA