Your Veterinarian in Edwardsville, IL
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If you live in Edwardsville or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Sarah Smith, Dr. Amy Mueller, and Dr. Kristin Stahlheber are licensed IL veterinarians, treating all types of pets. Your pets health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Ark Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Sarah Smith, Dr. Amy Mueller, and Dr. Kristin Stalheber have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Edwardsville veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (618) 207-4000 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Edwardsville veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Edwardsville pet owners.

At Ark Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Sarah Smith
Edwardsville Veterinarian | Ark Animal Hospital | (618) 207-4000

6718 Goshen Road
Edwardsville, IL 62025

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Meet Our Skilled Team

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  • Sara

    Sara joined Ark Animal Hospital in December 2017. Sara grew up on a buffalo farm in Northeastern Missouri and Since the age of six, she knew she wanted to make animals her life-long career. She entered the veterinary field in 2010 and has been working in veterinary medicine ever since. She is a graduate of Hickey College’s Vet Tech Institute. Sara has a passion for Dentistry, Surgery & Emergency Medicine and loves making a positive impact in the lives of her patients and their very special owners!    

  • Kate

    Kate joined Ark Animal Hospital in January of 2018. She comes with 20+ years of working in the veterinary field. Kate grew up in a veterinarian practice helping her father on after hours emergency calls, farm calls or anything else he asked her to assist with. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2007 with a BS in Biology. Her favorite part of the job is client education and surgery. Kate and her husband, Jake, reside north of Edwardsville and have four children: Kylee, Colby, Casen, and Ledger. They also have two dogs, Paxton and Ripken, and two cats, Wicca and Abner. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her kids, enjoying the outdoors, and taking unexpected trips here and there.   

  • Megan

    I joined the Ark team in February of 2017. I graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College in 2015 and received my certification in 2016. My favorite part of my job is meeting new people and their pets. I have three cats at home: Gwen, Jackson, and baby Cashew. When I’m not working I can usually be found with my nose buried in a book or out taking photographs with my camera.

  • Scarlet Rose

    Scarlet is our resident clinic kitten. Her primary goal in life is to stalk and attack her best friend Samson!

  • Super Samson

    Samson is Dr. Smith's best friend forever (BFF). Samson's favorite thing to do is follow Dr. Smith, his eyes light up and his tail goes crazy when he hears her voice!

  • Dr. Kristin Stahlheber

    Dr. Kristin Stahlheber joined the team at Ark Animal Hospital in 2016. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Illinois, and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois in 2007. Dr. Stahlheber has practiced veterinary medicine in the Metro-East area since that time, and has experience in both general practice and emergency/critical care. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, their three daughters and their pointer, as well as volunteering in the girls’ classrooms and teaching Sunday School.

  • Dr. Amy Mueller

    Dr. Mueller joined Ark July of 2017.  She has worked in the Metro East since 2009.  She graduated from St. Matthew's School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year at Purdue University.  Her professional interest include dermatology and geriatric medicine.She enjoys her free time with family, friends and three cats.

  • Dr. Sarah Smith

    Dr. Sarah Smith grew up in the Chicago suburbs and studied her undergraduate work at Purdue University. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine and then moved to Edwardsville.  After graduation, Dr. Smith practiced in Alton. She was the 2010 FIVE STAR Veterinarian, as seen in St. Louis Magazine, and the Best of Alton for 2011-2013 presented by the US Commerce Association. She enjoys the excitement of daily practice and likes to spend her free time with her family. Her cat, Lilly is well loved by their family and is learning to adjust to Samson.

  • Caity

    Caity joined Ark Animal Hospital in June of 2018. She goes to school at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and is majoring in Biology. Caity hopes to follow in her Grandpa’s footsteps and become a Veterinarian. Caity has two cats, Charlie and Shayla. In her free time, Caity loves spending time with friends and family. Caity’s favorite part of the job is learning
    something new about animals every day.

  • Erica

    In January of 2019 my love for animals brought me to join the team at Ark Animal Hospital.  After many years of teaching Kindergarten and Pre-K, the love for animals over powered my love for teaching but not my love for learning. I decided to pursue a new career and enrolled in an online Veterinary Technician program at Penn Foster College in October 2018. After finishing my degree, I aspire to get my Veterinary Technician Certification.

    In my free time I enjoy spending quality time with my supportive husband, our two wonderful children and of course snuggling with our fur babies.  

  • Nikki

    Nikki is originally from Fort Walton Beach Florida. She grew up will a passion for animals. She has over 18 years of experience as a Veterinary Technician, with specialty training in oncology. She is a mother of three beautiful children. Nikki has had a variety of pets over the years but now has one perfect dog, Carol, and two rambunctious cats, Fat Feet and Nebies. In her spare time she loves to volunteer at her church as well as baking sweets for friends and family.  

  • Abby

    Hello my name is Abby! I have almost three years of veterinary experience and graduated from Midwest Institute in November of 2018. Since I was little I knew I wanted to help animals and I couldn’t be happier to be a veterinary nurse here at Ark Animal Hospital. I am very eager to learn new things and excited to find more favorite parts of the job. I love to meet new pets and get to know each of their personalities. In my free time, I like to relax at home with my family and my sweet rescue Daisy. 

  • Christelle

    Christelle joined Ark Animal Hospital in March of 2019. She graduated from The Vet Tech Institute at Hickey College in 2015. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog, going to the river, and spending time with friends and family. She has two dogs; a dalmatian named Winston and a chihuahua named Nugget. Christelle’s favorite part about being a Veterinary Technician is learning something new every day and constantly growing her knowledge about different species. 

Testimonials

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  • "Our dog was treated at your clinic last year and I have been intending to send you a testimonial for your use, should you choose to do so... As an M.D., it was easy to notice that Dr. Smith has the rare combination of excellent bedside manner as well as being extremely knowledgeable in her field. Dr. Smith and her staff realized we were extremely concerned about our pet and went out of their way to accommodate us in their schedule for an immediate evaluation and were also able to schedule our pet for surgery the very next day. We are extremely pleased with how we were treated and whole-heartedly recommend Ark Animal Hospital."
    Michael Brandon, M.D. / Edwardsville, IL

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Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed