Serving  Joplin, MO


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 of “The Cat Whisperer”).

Contact us today at 417-781-8681


aka “The Cat Whisperer”


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.



To ensure every pet has the greatest opportunity for a long, healthy, happy life, we offer proactive care for their individual needs. Our preventative care includes a wellness exam, vaccines, early diagnosis, testing, and more. A proactive approach to care prevents disease and promotes the highest quality of life for pets.


Vaccinations prevent disease and promote a healthy life for pets. During your exam, we can provide the required vaccines for your pet as well as recommend and administer vaccines based on your pet’s needs.


We offer surgical procedures using the most advanced techniques and technology. We perform surgeries based on your pet’s needs including spay, neuter, emergency surgery, oral surgery, Cesarean sections, tumor removal and biopsy, orthopedic repair, laceration repair, and more. Prior to surgery, we collect and analyze bloodwork and review your pet’s medical history to create an individualized anesthesia plan.

Thank you for the wonderful care of my Sadie. Your loving compassion by all the staff was an amazing experience. The care you all gave her at her final moments of her life truly made us at peace.

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Our experience was so positive today, even with Louie having an issue we needed seen for evaluation. The entire staff are so warm and friendly and compassionate. Dr. Michelle listens and explains things so very well. Louie is cared for gently and we never feel like we are "pushed through" or unnecessary procedures are encouraged. We love our vet and her staff!

Mark & Michelle S.