The Urbana Veterinary Clinic, Inc. was established in 1968 by a husband and wife veterinarian team: Dr. Donald E. Sanders, large animal, and Dr. Judith A. Sanders, small animal. Since its inception the Clinic has provided a full range of veterinary services for residents of west central Ohio. Over the years, the scope and vision of the Clinic has steadily grown.
In 1974, Drs. Don and Judy Sanders designed and built the modern hospital that is the home of the Urbana Veterinary Clinic today.
The 7,000-square-foot hospital includes: medical, surgical and laboratory facilities. In 1975, the hospital, due to its unique functional round design, was selected as the “National Hospital of the Month” by Veterinary Economics magazine.
The Clinic’s progressive approach gained the attention of The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2006, OSU “stole” the services of Dr. Don Sanders, but Dr. Judy Sanders escaped and continued to care for the community’s small pets until her death in 2011. Dr. Don Sanders now limits his practice to consulting and book writing, though we enjoy his frequent visits and insight at the clinic.
Dr. Alex Cole took over the clinic in 2010. He grew up in eastern Kansas and spent his first 15 years practicing in rural Indiana, treating everything from pet rats to an elephant. He enjoys the variety of veterinary medicine, from complex surgical repairs to solving diagnostic puzzles in all species.
The clinic continues to grow, with Dr. McManus coming from Wyoming in 2012. She enhances our care of arthritic and painful animals by adding veterinary acupuncture to our services. Dr. Morgan joined us a few years later, and Dr. Higgins started helping us on Saturdays after graduation in 2017.