Mon–Fri: 8 AM – 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM – 3 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

(541) 345-1544
2835 Willamette St,
Eugene, Oregon 97405

Who We Are

Welcome to Animal Health Associates! We are now offering telemedicine virtual appointments, click here to learn more.

Animal Health Associates has been providing veterinary services to Eugene Oregon since 1947. We have taken care of generations of your pets! Come see why we are South Eugene’s best-loved veterinarians.

Mission Statement

Animal Health Associates strives to become the premier clinic in Eugene for clients who respect and value the service we provide. We will create meaningful professional relationships with our clients. We will foster a company culture that exceeds both client and employee expectations. We will advocate for pets through clear, timely client communication, education, and follow-up. We will practice modern medicine in a clean, well-kept facility staffed by a dedicated, compassionate, and knowledgeable team.

Get to Know Us

The team at Animal Health Associates is made up of dedicated, compassionate, and knowledgeable staff.

Our Doctors Our Care Team

Our History

Animal Health Associates has a long and colorful history in South Eugene Oregon. We opened in 1947 as Baronti’s Small Animal Hospital. In those days, the area now known as Woodfield Station was occupied by a drive-in movie theater, and Willamette Street was known as The Gut, where teenagers cruised on a nightly basis. Dr. August Baronti practiced in the front of the building, and he and his family lived in the back. We still use their kitchen as part of our break room.

In 1993, Dr. Gunthorp left to pursue a career as a helicopter pilot, and Dr. Greer became the sole owner of the clinic. In 1998, Dr. Greer hired Dr. Sheila Johnson fresh out of the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Johnson was one of four doctors at the clinic at that time, all of whom also worked once a week at a satellite clinic in Creswell. The Creswell clinic was sold in 2000 to Dr. Sheri Schlorman, and is now known as Creswell Veterinary Hospital.

Also in 2000, the front of the building was remodeled, with a brand-new and much more spacious lobby replacing the original cramped space. Since then we have updated the exam rooms, the radiography room, the doctor’s office and treatment areas, and many other parts of the facility.

In late 2006, Dr. Greer retired, and in May of 2007, Dr. Johnson purchased the practice. At that time we began a major upgrade of equipment, along with improvement of our medical and safety protocols. We switched to electronic medical records in 2008, and have since added digital radiography and ultrasound. Dr. Judy Schroeder joined in July of 2011, and Dr. Niki Fadden joined in 2019.

In 1971, Dr. Ronald Greer and his partner, Dr. Jerry Gunthorp, purchased the clinic and renamed it Animal Health Associates. They began the process of upgrading the clinic’s medical standards and, in 1973, became one of the first veterinary hospitals in Eugene accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. We have maintained that accreditation ever since.

In 2020, we did a major remodel which included asbestos removal and all new floors, a whole new exam room, as well as a redesigned front office. This required removing every object from the entire hospital for a week so this could be done safely.

In 2022, we said goodbye to Dr Johnson, who retired after many years of hard work. She and Jim are enjoying their freedom! As one door closes another opens, and Dr Tesh joined us all the way from Texas. He and his wife are enjoying the PNW.

Pet Insurance

Pet insurance is a great option to make caring for your pet affordable, and ensure that they receive the care they need, when they need it. With most pet insurance plans, you pay the veterinarian upfront and are reimbursed by your insurance provider after filing a claim. To compare pet insurance provider options, visit Pawlicy Advisor

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