What to Expect


When you are looking for a veterinary clinic you should be able to count on superior care and excellent service.  We at Animal Blessings Pet Hospital in Missoula MT have assembled an expert team of veterinary professionals to bring you the best possible healthcare for your pet.  We have a clean, comfortable, and efficient veterinary clinic.  Call 406-721-1200 to schedule an appointment and we will find a time that is convenient for you.

We recommend and encourage our clients to have their pets examined at least once a year, even if they seem quite healthy. Because our pets can't talk and because some symptoms are not obvious in the early stages, it is helpful to have another set of eyes and ears evaluate your pet. Also, in order to prescribe or refill medications, we are required to have an active client patient relationship. This means that our veterinarian here at Animal Blessings Pet Hospital has seen the patient within the last year.

We always fit our patient's emergencies in to our daily schedule. If you believe your pet is having an emergency, please call us or come to the hospital immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so a staff member can let Dr. Zirbel know about your emergency.

To help us give your pet the best possible care please bring in any medical history you have of your pet when you come to our vet clinic.  It's best to keep a journal of your pet's health throughout his or her life, including behavioral shifts.  If you have something like this, share it with our team.  If not, let us know everything that you think will be important.  Dr. Zirbel will work with you to give your pet the best care possible. 

In some circumstances, Dr. Zirbel will refer you to a specialist who has advanced expertise such as orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, internal medicine, cardiology, or neurology.