Our Practice

Willits Animal Hospital was founded in 1956 and was the first animal hospital in northern Mendocino County. In 1998, Fred S. Jacobs DVM, who has been practicing in Willits since 1978, bought the hospital and over the last 15 years the facilities have been expanded and modernized. We pride ourselves on delivering state of the art services in a friendly atmosphere. We are also fully aware that clients have different levels of resources and expectations, and we strive to fulfill the needs of all of our patients to the best of our ability taking those factors into consideration. In that regard, we emphasize strategies and procedure to prevent problems from developing. We also are fully able to pull out all the stops and apply advanced surgery skills and diagnostic procedures for our sick patients, including on site blood tests, digital X-rays and 24 hour care. Service with a smile is our trademark.

As certified pet medical experts, our staff is dedicated to discovering the root of your pet’s health concerns. We aim to provide top-quality customer service backed by exceptional pet care.

Experts of Pet Wellness

Our high standards enable us to provide the devoted care that your pet deserves. We know trusting your pet’s health with a stranger can be difficult, which is why we make our best effort to get to know our pet parents and patients on a more personal level. We implement diagnostic imaging alongside laboratory services to provide pet parents with a well-defined diagnosis. Should a veterinary emergency occur, we make our best effort to see pet patients promptly and provide care as soon as possible.


As a veterinary practice, we know that by providing our pet parents with a thorough understanding of numerous pet conditions, we are empowering them to make more informed decisions regarding their pet’s treatment. Through comprehensive exams and investigative practice, we can express our concerns about your pet’s health and propose a knowledgeable solution.

The Veterinary Oath

After acquiring our veterinary degree, we were required to pass the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE). In doing so, we have taken the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) oath:

"Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine,
[we] solemnly swear to use [our] scientific knowledge and skills
for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health,
the relief of animal suffering,
the conservation of livestock resources,
the promotion of public health
and the advancement of medical knowledge.

[We] will practice [the] profession conscientiously, with dignity
and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.

[We] accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement
of [our] professional knowledge and competence."

A Positive Experience

Our veterinary office focuses on treating the issue at hand but doesn’t neglect additional health concerns a pet may be exhibiting. Our knowledgeable, friendly staff is here to provide a comprehensive medical examination while making the experience enjoyable.

If your pet is overdue for their annual wellness exam, schedule an appointment today. Catching medical concerns before they develop opens your pet up to further treatment options that could save their life!


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