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Dr. Cahill embodies the mission to care for every patient as family. As the owner of Academy Animal Hospital, she’s established a team and culture within the practice that promotes and provides compassionate care for every pet that comes through the door. She also has an extra special way with her feline patients, earning her the nickname “The Cat Whisperer.” In addition to being a certified Feline Friendly practice, cats just seem to sense that Dr. Cahill has their best interest in mind and melt in her presence.

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Tel:  417-781-8681

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Open Hours

Monday- Friday:
8:00 am to 5:30 pm

(Open 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month)
8:00 am to 11:00 am


201 East 15th
Joplin, MO, 


Our Services

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Our Mission

Our clients and patients are truly like family to us.  We go above and beyond to make sure each experience is exceptional for the client and patient. We are Fear Free certified and practice Fear Free medicine. We are also a Feline Friendly practice (Dr. Cahill has earned the nickname “The Cat Whisperer”).

We are inclusive serving all genders, races, nationalities, & cultures. We are also committed to environmental sustainability. We have proven this by investing in solar panels, purchasing recycled materials, and utilizing recycling services and subscriptions such as drops laundry pods in efforts to reduce our environmental impact.

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Kind words......

The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. The
questions I asked were answered intelligently and additional information sheets were printed off and given to me to take and read at home for more in depth information if wanted or needed. Appreciated the extra effort, unfortunately not the norm at many businesses. Great job Academy
Darlene S.

Dr Cahill and her staff are the best around! She’s taken so much extra time with my older dog to be sure he is comfortable and has shown him (through squeeze cheese, treats and a whole lot of patience) that going to the vet isn’t all bad.
When he had a health concern, the entire staff was there for us to get things figured out in the most loving and cost effective way!
The front desk girls are wonderful and the techs seem to love my dogs just as much as I do. I can’t imagine going anywhere else.
Christy Z.

The kindness they show all of my animals (2 dogs and 1 old man cat). They treat them like their family. We appreciate their willingness to always figure the best treatment options available. Even when it is new equipment and learning new things (laser treatment with Pura Vida)! Wouldn’t take my guys anywhere else. Thank you for your compassion and knowledge.
Debbie M.

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In Our Community

Nine lives cat lounge & adoption center.

Academy Animal Hospital proudly supports Nine Lives Cat Rescue and Adoption Center’s mission by partnering with them to provide medical care for our feline friends. In addition, we offer free initial new patient exams for kitties adopted through NIne Lives. Exclusions apply.

Academy animal hospital initial exam.
A black and white poster for the nine lives cat adoption center.

Patient of the Day

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