Jewell Animal Hospital

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  • 6400 Chippewa St

    Saint Louis, MO 63109

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  • 314-351-4700

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We had a lab for 10 years that past away the weekend before Christmas and our hearts were broken.....We wanted to get another dog that our 6 month old daughter could grow up with just like my wife and I did as kids so we decided to rescue a puppy from Jewell Animal Hospital in St. Louis from Dr. Judy. We drove 2 and a half hours and we picked out our new puppy Moo (Who is spotted just like a cow : ) From start to Finish Dr. Judy went above and beyond our expectations in explaining what to look out for in our new puppy's early life especially since the entire nature of what she does there is rescue animals (from all across the country that need a home and may other wise die or be euthanized with out people like her non profit organization) no matter where they come from and there are possibilities they may have health issues because of that very reason. She is truly a professional and the Best Veterinarian that we have ever been to. My wife and I discussed several times now after having Moo for the last month how much we wished she was local to our home. She went out of her way during the adoption, in setting up the insurance and microchip information for Moo, and during the last month answer any questions that we have called her about. I am not usually one that does online reviews, however I have read a 1 or 2 bad reviews that all most made me shy away from going here and didn't want that to happen to anyone else....I would have to believe these people are the type that no matter what you do for them, they are never happy. Dr. Judy has a real passion that shine's through, and she really cares about what she does there. Rest Assured, Go here and Adopt one of Dr. Judy's wonderful little rescue's and there is no doubt you will have a wonderful experience!!!!!! Thank You for our Moo!!

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We had a lab for 10 years that past away the weekend before Christmas and our hearts were broken.....We wanted to get another dog that our 6 month old daughter could grow up with just like my wife and I did as kids so we decided to rescue a puppy from Jewell Animal Hospital in St. Louis from Dr. Judy. We drove 2 and a half hours and we picked out our new puppy Moo (Who is spotted just like a cow : ) From start to Finish Dr. Judy went above and beyond our expectations in explaining what to look out for in our new puppy's early life especially since the entire nature of what she does there is rescue animals (from all across the country that need a home and may other wise die or be euthanized with out people like her non profit organization) no matter where they come from and there are possibilities they may have health issues because of that very reason. She is truly a professional and the Best Veterinarian that we have ever been to. My wife and I discussed several times now after having Moo for the last month how much we wished she was local to our home. She went out of her way during the adoption, in setting up the insurance and microchip information for Moo, and during the last month answer any questions that we have called her about. I am not usually one that does online reviews, however I have read a 1 or 2 bad reviews that all most made me shy away from going here and didn't want that to happen to anyone else....I would have to believe these people are the type that no matter what you do for them, they are never happy. Dr. Judy has a real passion that shine's through, and she really cares about what she does there. Rest Assured, Go here and Adopt one of Dr. Judy's wonderful little rescue's and there is no doubt you will have a wonderful experience!!!!!! Thank You for our Moo!!

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We had a lab for 10 years that past away the weekend before Christmas and our hearts were broken.....We wanted to get another dog that our 6 month old daughter could grow up with just like my wife and I did as kids so we decided to rescue

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We had a lab for 10 years that past away the weekend before Christmas and our hearts were broken.....We wanted to get another dog that our 6 month old daughter could grow up with just like my wife and I did as kids so we decided to rescue

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I left Jewel Animal Hospital after Dr Krumrey retired. I brought my dog to Dr Smith afterwards for a short time frame. One day she had a large red swelling on the back of her leg. My dog was crying non-stop. I was the first one in to see

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I left Jewel Animal Hospital after Dr Krumrey retired. I brought my dog to Dr Smith afterwards for a short time frame. One day she had a large red swelling on the back of her leg. My dog was crying non-stop. I was the first one in to see

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This group should not be in animal rescue, because Dr. Smith's (sole veterinarian running the animal hospital) heart is NOT in it for their animals.

I was a volunteer for this group for over a year. Every time I came my heart and soul

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This group should not be in animal rescue, because Dr. Smith's (sole veterinarian running the animal hospital) heart is NOT in it for their animals.

I was a volunteer for this group for over a year. Every time I came my heart and soul

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This group should not be in animal rescue, because Dr. Smith??s (sole veterinarian running the animal hospital) heart is NOT in it for their animals.

I was a volunteer for this group for over a year. Every time I came my heart and soul went into every one of their dogs. However, I did not see the same passion from Dr. Smith. With the exception of a few of their kennel workers and mostly volunteers, including myself, their dogs were completely unappreciated by some of their staff members, but mostly by Dr. Smith. As my tenure continued, I was constantly posting videos and pictures on their social media Facebook to get their dogs, which most of them were there over a year, some publicity that they were lacking from their staff members and mostly Dr. Smith. I can??t recall how many times I heard from Dr. Smith yelling at the dogs because they were making too much noise in their cages and saying to them ??I wish all of you were gone?. As my time continued, there was very little adoption success, mostly because their dogs were lucky if they attended one adoption event per month. Dr. Smith instead of conducting more adoption events in different locations started to list their dogs on St. Louis Craiglist with adoption fees being waived, because as she quoted ??they have been here too long?, some over a year long. I guess so you hardly take them to adoption events and you don??t social media them across the world wide web, what do you expect? Dr. Smith currently has two dogs in her possession (Lady and Luna) that have been there over a year and are not even on their adoptable list, giving them zero exposure and no chance for adoption. They claim to do a thorough and complete adoption process, but never once conducting a home visit prior to adoption or even a home visit follow-up, to checkup on the welfare of their adopted animal. Personally, to me that is not a thorough and complete adoption process, possibly endangering the welfare of their animals.

This is just another rescue group that hides behind their own Facebook page telling every one of their success stories. However, when an unfortunate death occurs (twice while I was there, rest in peace Taz and Roxy) they will NOT accept any blame and immediately delete other user??s comments/postings that are true statements, because they don??t want the public to see or read about it. When other people/volunteers do ??good things? for their animals their efforts are not acknowledged but actually frowned upon, because it was not their idea. Dr. Smith must display to everyone that her heart is in it for the animals and not for your own personal gain. If not, then perhaps she should not be involved in animal rescue.

Oh by the way, this is all true. My review comments directed towards your business practice was posted here, so the public can see and read about it without your capability of deleting it.

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This group should not be in animal rescue, because Dr. Smith??s (sole veterinarian running the animal hospital) heart is NOT in it for their animals.

I was a volunteer for this group for over a year. Every time I came my heart and soul went into every one of their dogs. However, I did not see the same passion from Dr. Smith. With the exception of a few of their kennel workers and mostly volunteers, including myself, their dogs were completely unappreciated by some of their staff members, but mostly by Dr. Smith. As my tenure continued, I was constantly posting videos and pictures on their social media Facebook to get their dogs, which most of them were there over a year, some publicity that they were lacking from their staff members and mostly Dr. Smith. I can??t recall how many times I heard from Dr. Smith yelling at the dogs because they were making too much noise in their cages and saying to them ??I wish all of you were gone?. As my time continued, there was very little adoption success, mostly because their dogs were lucky if they attended one adoption event per month. Dr. Smith instead of conducting more adoption events in different locations started to list their dogs on St. Louis Craiglist with adoption fees being waived, because as she quoted ??they have been here too long?, some over a year long. I guess so you hardly take them to adoption events and you don??t social media them across the world wide web, what do you expect? Dr. Smith currently has two dogs in her possession (Lady and Luna) that have been there over a year and are not even on their adoptable list, giving them zero exposure and no chance for adoption. They claim to do a thorough and complete adoption process, but never once conducting a home visit prior to adoption or even a home visit follow-up, to checkup on the welfare of their adopted animal. Personally, to me that is not a thorough and complete adoption process, possibly endangering the welfare of their animals.

This is just another rescue group that hides behind their own Facebook page telling every one of their success stories. However, when an unfortunate death occurs (twice while I was there, rest in peace Taz and Roxy) they will NOT accept any blame and immediately delete other user??s comments/postings that are true statements, because they don??t want the public to see or read about it. When other people/volunteers do ??good things? for their animals their efforts are not acknowledged but actually frowned upon, because it was not their idea. Dr. Smith must display to everyone that her heart is in it for the animals and not for your own personal gain. If not, then perhaps she should not be involved in animal rescue.

Oh by the way, this is all true. My review comments directed towards your business practice was posted here, so the public can see and read about it without your capability of deleting it.

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This vet has it all. She is trustworthy, knowledgable and fun. She takes your pets health and happiness to heart. I have a pet care business, Pack Leader, Plus..., and any dog that needs a vets touch is taken to Jewell. Her clinic in

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This vet has it all. She is trustworthy, knowledgable and fun. She takes your pets health and happiness to heart. I have a pet care business, Pack Leader, Plus..., and any dog that needs a vets touch is taken to Jewell. Her clinic in

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I took my German Shepard mix Lucy to Jewel 2 weeks ago because we noticed a lump on her side. Dr.Smith was very informative. She told us that the lump needed to be removed. We brought her back the next day for surgery. Waiting for the

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I took my German Shepard mix Lucy to Jewel 2 weeks ago because we noticed a lump on her side. Dr.Smith was very informative. She told us that the lump needed to be removed. We brought her back the next day for surgery. Waiting for the

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This was my first experience with this Vet Clinic. We recently adopted a kitten from their no-kill shelter. Pennie was the runt of her litter, all of which were found with severe eye infections. There was a point when Pennie would have

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This was my first experience with this Vet Clinic. We recently adopted a kitten from their no-kill shelter. Pennie was the runt of her litter, all of which were found with severe eye infections. There was a point when Pennie would have

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The absolute BEST Vet and staff. The service to my cats was wonderful. They have never had such a good exam and follow ups. I highly recommend this clinic to anyone who loves and cares about their pets.

The animal clinic has been there

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The absolute BEST Vet and staff. The service to my cats was wonderful. They have never had such a good exam and follow ups. I highly recommend this clinic to anyone who loves and cares about their pets.

The animal clinic has been there

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I actually did a working interview at this place. It was dirty and smelly. The receptionist was not friendly at all. The Vet was rude. If anyone has taken their animals there for some kind of surgery and the pet ended up with an

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I actually did a working interview at this place. It was dirty and smelly. The receptionist was not friendly at all. The Vet was rude. If anyone has taken their animals there for some kind of surgery and the pet ended up with an

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Just talked to them on the phone, asking if I can get some prescriptions for my dog filled there. I talked to the receptionist, who passed me on to Dr. Smith. She was rude and unhelpful. Terrible manners. I would never take my dog to these

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Just talked to them on the phone, asking if I can get some prescriptions for my dog filled there. I talked to the receptionist, who passed me on to Dr. Smith. She was rude and unhelpful. Terrible manners. I would never take my dog to these

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We've been taking our pets to Jewell Animal Hospital since 1963 and have been through all the vets there . Each time one of them retired I was skeptical of the next . BUT my family has been very satisfied with each and every one of them. Dr. Smith is truly a compassionate doctor and I commend her for her work and efforts with our pets and the unwanted dogs that society throws away. To each his own, but my pets will continue to see Dr. Smith!

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We've been taking our pets to Jewell Animal Hospital since 1963 and have been through all the vets there . Each time one of them retired I was skeptical of the next . BUT my family has been very satisfied with each and every one of them. Dr. Smith is truly a compassionate doctor and I commend her for her work and efforts with our pets and the unwanted dogs that society throws away. To each his own, but my pets will continue to see Dr. Smith!

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After a recent move to south city, I came across Jewell Animal Hospital on the corner of Chippewa and Tamm.
Being dissatisfied with the veterinary service I was receiving at another animal hospital in the county, I decided to begin

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After a recent move to south city, I came across Jewell Animal Hospital on the corner of Chippewa and Tamm.
Being dissatisfied with the veterinary service I was receiving at another animal hospital in the county, I decided to begin

Pros: Caring staff, great atmosphere

Cons: So many animals

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I had been using Dr. Smith for the first year of my puppy's life without any problems. I did notice that when she did her physcial exams she didn't examine the entire body. I had vets in the past who spent a lot of time checking out the

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I had been using Dr. Smith for the first year of my puppy's life without any problems. I did notice that when she did her physcial exams she didn't examine the entire body. I had vets in the past who spent a lot of time checking out the

Pros: None - I tried to give no stars but it wouldn't let me

Cons: Incompetent, incompassionate, liar

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I just adopted a 5 month old cat from Jewell Animal Hospital and he is the sweetest, most affectionate, loving cat I have ever seen... I have also volunteered there and it seems that most, if not all, are great cats.... they are socialized

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I just adopted a 5 month old cat from Jewell Animal Hospital and he is the sweetest, most affectionate, loving cat I have ever seen... I have also volunteered there and it seems that most, if not all, are great cats.... they are socialized

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My family adopted two puppies 1/28/10 from this vet/adoption center. The receptionist or tech at the time of service was very nice and helpful. However, the puppies had feces on their fur and when asked if they could be bathed before

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My family adopted two puppies 1/28/10 from this vet/adoption center. The receptionist or tech at the time of service was very nice and helpful. However, the puppies had feces on their fur and when asked if they could be bathed before

Pros: NONE!!!!!!!!

Cons: Rude, Expensive, uncompassionate, etc

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Dr. Smith and her staff are excellent!! They are very friendly and compasionate! Dr. Smith goes out of her way to make sure every pet that comes into her office is treated just as well as she would treat her own pets! She worked with me

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Dr. Smith and her staff are excellent!! They are very friendly and compasionate! Dr. Smith goes out of her way to make sure every pet that comes into her office is treated just as well as she would treat her own pets! She worked with me

Pros: Small Clinic..friendly Staff

Cons: none that I have seen

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We have been going to Jewell Animal Clinic a LONG time- since 1984 when we were newlyweds and had our first dog. Dr. Krumrey was there then, and the founder Dr. Sarasohn would take care of the pets if Dr. K was on vacation. That is how

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We have been going to Jewell Animal Clinic a LONG time- since 1984 when we were newlyweds and had our first dog. Dr. Krumrey was there then, and the founder Dr. Sarasohn would take care of the pets if Dr. K was on vacation. That is how

Pros: modernization, more staff, good location

Cons: expensive for miscellaneous things like nail cutting

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Smith misdiagnosed my puppy with dry skin when he really had mange. I took him back to her several times and it was always dry skin until I took him someplace else where they immediately gave me medicine for mange which relieved his

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Smith misdiagnosed my puppy with dry skin when he really had mange. I took him back to her several times and it was always dry skin until I took him someplace else where they immediately gave me medicine for mange which relieved his

Pros: non

Cons: can't diagnose normal problems

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This vet is cold and expensive. All she seemed interested in was charging me for things without really looking at my cat or even seeming to like cats. The staff was unfriendly and only interested in collecting money.

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This vet is cold and expensive. All she seemed interested in was charging me for things without really looking at my cat or even seeming to like cats. The staff was unfriendly and only interested in collecting money.

Pros: zero

Cons: awful vet

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This vet is not good for your pets. She is cold, expensive and incompetent with routine things such as neutering (she almost caused my puppy to die with an incompetent surgery - gave him no antibiotics, told me I was wrong when I took him

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This vet is not good for your pets. She is cold, expensive and incompetent with routine things such as neutering (she almost caused my puppy to die with an incompetent surgery - gave him no antibiotics, told me I was wrong when I took him

Cons: she is cold and incompetent

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I have been utilizing the vet hospital for several years - with both my personal and fostered animals. I was referred by several different people and I loved it because it felt like a small town clinic and administered very personal and

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I have been utilizing the vet hospital for several years - with both my personal and fostered animals. I was referred by several different people and I loved it because it felt like a small town clinic and administered very personal and

Cons: Dr. Smith

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I have been coming to this clinic with my various animals for many years. I was first refered by my parents who had also used Jewell for a number of years. What first attracted me to this facility were the hours of operation. I find it

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I have been coming to this clinic with my various animals for many years. I was first refered by my parents who had also used Jewell for a number of years. What first attracted me to this facility were the hours of operation. I find it

Pros: hours of operation

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There are plenty of good vets in st. louis but this is not one of them. If you care about your pet at all - run away from this one. She is horrible.

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There are plenty of good vets in st. louis but this is not one of them. If you care about your pet at all - run away from this one. She is horrible.

Pros: nothing

Cons: incompetent, uncaring

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I must say after reading the reviews I was shocked by how many people have had a bad experience here. Dr. Smith is very friendly and seems very compassionate for animals. Her staff is very friendly and seem to enjoy working there. I have

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I must say after reading the reviews I was shocked by how many people have had a bad experience here. Dr. Smith is very friendly and seems very compassionate for animals. Her staff is very friendly and seem to enjoy working there. I have

Pros: Friendly, compassionate people

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I need to get in touch with the folks that had a poor experience with this hospital/vet. I live in St Louis and wanted to talk to someone live. Would anyone be interested in talking to me?

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I need to get in touch with the folks that had a poor experience with this hospital/vet. I live in St Louis and wanted to talk to someone live. Would anyone be interested in talking to me?

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I completely disagree with the prior comments. My dog had gone to Jewell for the last five years. While the old Dr was good, I believe the level of care has increased since the practice was sold. My dog never really liked any vet, and

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I completely disagree with the prior comments. My dog had gone to Jewell for the last five years. While the old Dr was good, I believe the level of care has increased since the practice was sold. My dog never really liked any vet, and

Pros: modernized

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I had the same experiance as the person with the labs. This vet butchered my puppy during a simple neutering. He was cut all down his abdomen, she used staples, released him without any antibiotics and he became very infected. I took

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I had the same experiance as the person with the labs. This vet butchered my puppy during a simple neutering. He was cut all down his abdomen, she used staples, released him without any antibiotics and he became very infected. I took

Pros: none that I can think of

Cons: she cannot handle spaying and neutering

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We adopted two lab mixed puppies from Jewel Animal Hospital. Included in the adoption fee was the surgery to spay and neuter both of our dogs. If I would have known what kind of mess this vet caused with my female dog, I never would have

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We adopted two lab mixed puppies from Jewel Animal Hospital. Included in the adoption fee was the surgery to spay and neuter both of our dogs. If I would have known what kind of mess this vet caused with my female dog, I never would have

Pros: The two most absolutely beautiful, loving and wonderful dogs were adopted from this animal hospital

Cons: EVERYTHING...especially the veterinarian

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This woman is the worst vet I have experienced in many years of pet ownership. She does not talk to clients and she does not care about your pet. She screwed up routine surgery that should have cost about $100 on my pet and it cost me

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This woman is the worst vet I have experienced in many years of pet ownership. She does not talk to clients and she does not care about your pet. She screwed up routine surgery that should have cost about $100 on my pet and it cost me

Message from Jewell Animal Hospital

Jewell Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest quality veterinary care for you pet with a gentle and compassionate touch. We strive to maintain a home like atmosphere where you and your pet can relax during your visit at our hospital. Our staff is ready to educate you about the needs of your pet to maintain a long and healthy life. We hope that you will enjoy your visit with us and feel comfortable asking any and all questions you may have.

More about Jewell Animal Hospital

Jewell Animal Hospital is the oldest operational, small animal hospital west of the Mississippi. It was created by our founder Dr. Jay Jewell Sarhonson upon return from WW2 where he served in the cavalry as a veterinarian. In the cavalry he worked and maintained the mule train which carried heavy armor, food, and medical supplies across the mountains of China to US Troops. Dr. Jewell practiced medicine until the late 1970’s with a flare all of his own. Dr. Jewell collected and was given may dog figurines by clients over the years which are still on display at our hospital as well as his original Doctor’s Bag. You can view is cavalry uniform on display in pristine condition at the Soldier’s Memorial Museum in downtown St. Louis. Dr. Jewell lived in the upstairs of the hospital throughout his life and passed away in 2001 after a weekend of ball room dancing at the wonderful old age of 92 years. Dr. Krumrey bought the practice from Dr. Jewell in 1977. Dr. Krumrey practice here for 33 years and often referred to Jewell Animal Clinic as his 5th daughter. His fifth daughter was good to him over the years allowing him to raise a family of 4 daughters. He raised his family in St. Louis with his wife and retired in April 2006. Dr. Krumrey clients speak highly of his gentle and understanding nature. He was loved by many. Dr. Patricia L. Smith is our hospital’s current legacy, came to Jewell Animal Clinic in October 2004 with intentions of purchasing the practice. She formally took over the clinic in July 2006 and changed the name to Jewell Animal Hospital. Dr. Smith and her staff have given the hospital a face lift from head to toe. We have updated the look to a retro 1970 motif and modernized the medicine and the services that can be offered in the hospital while still maintaining the same homey atmosphere.

 

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