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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

k9 fund

We’re proud to support the Retired Police Dog Fund.

Cesar Memorial Retired K9 Fund

Academy Animal Hospital is partnering with the Fraternal Order of Police #27 to provide medical care for the retired Joplin and Jasper County police dogs. Our police dogs receive excellent healthcare through the police and sheriff departments during the course of their service. However, once they retire; they are no longer part of the departments and live permanently with their handlers. Our canine officers care very much for their retired dogs and in previous years paid for their medical expenses themselves. We all want police dogs to have a retirement worthy of their service. With your help, the canine officers will have the peace of mind of knowing their partners’ medical needs will always be provided for. Academy Animal Hospital facilitates fundraisers for the Fund throughout the year. Donations can also be made here:

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