Our History

The Local’s Choice for Best Veterinary Care, Boarding and Grooming for Suffolk and the Surrounding Areas!

Suffolk Animal Hospital started as a small animal clinic 35+ years ago and was one of the original Suffolk small animal clinics, proudly serving the city of Suffolk and the surrounding communities. In 1985, the building itself underwent change with a major renovation and expansion and over the last three decades we have slowly grown and expanded.

The next chapter in our history began in December 2013 as the reigns were handed to Dr. Amber Carr and she took over ownership, allowing Dr. Joseph Bardales to enjoy a much deserved retirement.

Check out some of our recent remodeling below…

Before the remodel- Old Style, Kennel Runs

Newly Remodeled Runs- Solid Glass Doors








Exam Room #1 Prior to the Remodel

Exam Room #1- Post-Remodel







In the beginning

After the outside freshen up











Even with remodeling happening constantly, we try to keep our customer service exceptional and your pets healthy! We are thankful to have been recognized in 2015 as the Local’s Choice for Best Veterinarian/Animal Hospital in Suffolk. We were voted the Local’s Choice for Best Veterinarian/Animal Hospital again in 2017 and also voted as the Local’s Choice Best Pet/Dog Groomer. We are so pleased that our clients are able to see the passion that all of our employees have in helping keep your pet happy, healthy and living a great life.

In 2017, Suffolk Animal Hospital decided to take on an additional challenge and become an AAHA-Accredited Hospital. Surprisingly, accreditation for animal hospitals is completely voluntary. Only 12-15% of animal hospitals in the US and Canada have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Accreditation by AAHA means we have been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain our accreditation, our hospital will undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years. AAHA accreditation is considered the standard for veterinary excellence, and Suffolk Animal Hospital has achieved accreditation. If you would like to learn more about our AAHA accreditation and why accreditation is important check out www.aaha.org/petowner.

As we look forward to the future, we embrace our clientele that have supported us through the years. It is because of you that we continue to strive to improve ourself and offer the best level of care that we can. We always welcome your suggestions and your referrals and look forward to continuing our growth and expansion together. Please drop us a line, stop by or just let us know of any thoughts you might have on how we might serve you better! As always, we would love to hear from you.

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday8:00am – 12:00pm