A Cut Above

A commitment to gold-standard medicine.

Pioneering Standards

We believe in pioneering higher standards of veterinary care for our community. We believe in changing what a veterinary practice can mean to you, and the way it can make an impact in your life. It starts with practicing gold-standard medicine, to every single patient, on every single visit. It’s why we have earned the rare AAHA accreditation; we believe in excellence in everything we do. We think deeply about how to better care for your pets. It’s why we are a Fear Free accredited practice. This is our vision for a new standard of veterinary medicine. Because love deserves the best.

We are here to service the cities of Fairbanks, AK, North Pole, AK, Fort Wainwright, AK, Delta Junction, AK, Ester, AK, Healy, AK, Tok, AK, Eielson Air Force Base, AK, Salcha, AK, University of Alaska – Fairbanks, AK and more!


We believe in making a difference in your life. We believe in helping you navigate the entire journey of owning and loving a pet. Guidance begins with listening. We take the time to truly understand the relationship that you share with your pet. Your lifestyle, your goals, your worries, and everything in between … when we understand you like a friend would, we are at our best. We understand what it’s like to love an animal so deeply. To feel so deeply intertwined with a pet’s well-being. To experience the entire emotional range of a pet owner – happy times, sad times, laughter, love, licks, and everything in between. We are here for you through it all. Teaching, caring, listening, and sharing. Because that’s what family means.

Higher Standards

Not all animal hospitals are accredited. Nearly 60% of pet owners think their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In fact, only about 3,700 (12-15%) animal hospitals in the United States and Canada are accredited. At Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital, we hold ourselves to a higher standard, and promise that your pet is receiving care at a hospital that has passed the highest standards in veterinary care.

As the only organization that accredits veterinary hospitals in the US and Canada, AAHA sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. AAHA guidelines are professional recommendations that help veterinary teams continue to deliver quality veterinary care. AAHA guidelines cover everything from dentistry and senior care to nutrition and vaccines.

Hear what our clients are saying about us

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★★★★★ Dr. And staff provided wonderful care to my kitten. They were also very informative about the next steps in her health.Kristina W.Kristina W. ★★★★★ Mt McKinley Animal Hospital and staff never cease to impress. Their friendly staff and amazing doctors keep Max and I coming back. Alway feel like family!Dave H.Dave H. ★★★★★ Very nice. Treated dog well. Very helpful.Myrum and C.Myrum and C. ★★★★★ MtMcKinley animal hospital has been my family’s veterinary care provider for over 50 years I’ve never had a problem or reason for go anywhere else.Rhonda K.Rhonda K. ★★★★★ They take good care of your critters. I do so recommend.Dan M.Dan M. ★★★★★ The medical staff is always great with our little scared dog. They explain everything and stay in touch with details before, during and after any procedure.Jennifer L.Jennifer L. ★★★★★ They are very professional and it's a clean environment. They were patient with my crazy bearded dragon he was trying to leap out of everyone's hand ! HahaJazmir R.Jazmir R. ★★★★★ Great animal hospital. Staff is awesome and really treats your fur baby very well. Have been taking my little man there for the past 3 years. Love the fact that they are open 7 days a week.Sherri P.Sherri P. ★★★★★ Helped me on the phonePia Hulse (.Pia Hulse (. ★★★★★ We've always had great experiences with Mt. McKinley. They are great with our furbabies. They are always willing to teach and share info with you with any questions you have.Tamiko G.Tamiko G. ★★★★★ I had an emergency on a Sunday & from the receptionist, to the techs, to the doctor, everyone was quick and helpful. I appreciate the concern and care that my beloved dog received.Rebecca W.Rebecca W. ★★★★★ Some of the sweetest people on one of my toughest days when I had to put my 16 year old dog to rest.Charles M.Charles M. ★★★★★ Wonderful vet! Very clean and welcoming office. Took all of my concerns seriously.Sierra Y.Sierra Y. ★★★★★ Always caring, compassionate, and professional staff continue to take care of my Samoyed. I recommend them without reservation!Brent M.Brent M. ★★★★★ The genuinely care for my fur baby love visiting ❤️Tessa W.Tessa W. ★★★★★ They were real awesome at putting my dog to sleep #1Trista C.Trista C. ★★★★★ Absolutely wonderful. Took amazing care of my aging cat for nearly a decade. When he had to be put to sleep suddenly in Spring 2020 during the Covid lockdown, they were so kind explaining things and letting me say goodbye as long as I needed.They made a very hard time (for many reasons) as gentle as possible and I’ll be forever grateful.MacMac ★★★★★ Amazing after-hours care team!! Met us at the door and took care of our sweet girl super quick!zac O.zac O. ★★★★★ Quick in and out for 2 dogs woth 2 seeks of each other. Malamute diagnosed with an auto immune disease, given steroids and within hours was back to normal. 2nd dog almost cut her paw pad off and they did a quick surgery on her, you can't even tell she had an accident.Jamie M.Jamie M. ★★★★★ Compassionate and friendly.Kathy G.Kathy G. ★★★★★ My vet completely in houseCarl and Tracy T.Carl and Tracy T. ★★★★★ Took very good care of our Lab.George G.George G. ★★★★★ Really great customer service, very polite and helpful, awesome team, very pet friendly, fair prices. I recommend it to all.felix C.felix C. ★★★★★ I was very happy that I called and got an appointment the same day for my pet. The wait time was also very minimal and I appreciated that the vet actually tried to see what the issue was with my pet rather than just giving a Cone and meds. I would recommend this place and even consider switching to this vet for future appointments.Kayce M.Kayce M. ★★★★★ I had a phenomenal experience with Dr. Benjamin Kuhn. He was so good with my dog; she just loved him from the first second. It's true that dogs can tell about a person. He gave her vaccines gently to avoid any unnecessary pain. He was very knowledgeable but also patient with a new pet owner and explained things without making me feel silly for asking. Best vet ever!!!Ruth B.Ruth B. ★★★★★ Such great care of animals, especially if you have exoticsAlexis H.Alexis H. ★★★★★ They literally saved my dog's life. He ate something (God knows what) and was hallucinating and mad. They still showed compassion to a confused and frightened animal, and were able to make him puke up whatever it was he ate, even when he was mad as hell. Thanks so much!Victoria A.Victoria A. ★★★★★ I would recommend this animal hospital 100% of the time. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. Dr. Chen is such an awesome veterinarian! She has taken such great care of our kitten, Thomas. Thank you!Sarah N.Sarah N. ★★★★★ Always professional and helpful, they clearly love animals.Paul S.Paul S. ★★★★★ The best vet clinic we have ever used!!! The vet took took lots of time answering our questions and was very friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended!Szklarz F.Szklarz F. ★★★★★ Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital has always been there for our family pets. Great customer service! They go above and beyond for any animal, even pocket pets. Thank you for your services and loving care for my pets. Definitely recommended.PomsNTomsMom 9.PomsNTomsMom 9. ★★★★★ Friendly and caring staff. Excellent service.melissa T.melissa T. ★★★★★ I'd like to thank Dr. Kuhn and Sam. Sam was really sweet and understanding on the phone and helped me get an appointment quickly. I'm not sure I can articulate or find the way to describe how thankful I am for Dr. Kuhn. I knew it was time to put our cat to sleep, but I would have gone on forever without making the choice. He knew this was best, and so did I.... I just really needed someone to be matter-of-fact with me, and not be afraid to have this crucial conversation. He was VERY kind, patient, caring and professional. I needed someone like Dr. Kuhn today, and I'm so thankful for him. R.I.P. Domino. Thank you, McKinley staff!Robin C.Robin C. ★★★★★ Friendly, professional care with the latest in medical equipmentNathan C.Nathan C. ★★★★★ We love Mt. McKinley animal hospital for all of our pets. We've been going there for almost two decades and appreciate all of the care & love for our animals. Thank you Dr. DeLeon!Ann M.Ann M. ★★★★★ We started going to MMAH (their smaller facility) when we first moved to Alaska in early 2006 and have been grateful for their services ever since. We live out in Salcha and will drive all the way into town for the exceptional care our dogs and bird get at MMAH. We did try another local vet clinic (to try to save on those long miles) but after being treated horribly, we went right back to MMAH. We should have never left! Our senior doxies are getting the best care with Dr DeLeon. We are beyond thankful for her and her wonderful team of veterinarians. We always get the best care from all the techs on staff and receive amazing customer service at the front desk. We recently had to say a final goodbye to one of our doxies and the compassion the entire staff had during this heartbreaking time was more than appreciated. Thank you MMAH for everything. More than highly recommend any pet parent to get medical care for their pet family members at MMAH.Lynnae S.Lynnae S. ★★★★★ Great vet staff. The best surgeons for your pet in Fairbanks.Tanya T.Tanya T. ★★★★★ Very pleased. Great practice, great people.GieYara R.GieYara R. ★★★★★ Love this place! Have taken multiple cats and dogs here over the years. Lovely staff and service, vets have incredible knowledge/care , best in the area in my experience. Vets can also certify for international travel, and are able to handle all manner of complex issues. 100% reccomendanonymous -anonymous - ★★★★★ I’m not sure you can find better service in the state or the country!Ash N.Ash N. ★★★★★ Every interaction I've had here with the people has been a positive one. They genuinely care for my furry babies. Dr Chen is one of the most compassionate vets I've met. She even called to check on my kitty after seeing him for very serious health issues. I'm so glad to have found a vet clinic in Fairbanks where I know my animals are well cared for.Krista J.Krista J. ★★★★★ Love it tooSandra H.Sandra H. ★★★★★ Awesome service and very knowledgeablejwafak (.jwafak (. ★★★★★ We have adopted Dr. Campagna at McKinley Animal Hospital as our favorite family vet! She has helped guide us through mastectomy cancer and an attempted surgery for our senior Boston Terrier and when she ultimately had to be put down and Dr. Campagna was out of town, she sent us the most heartfelt card in the mail that really made my grief feel noticed and acknowledged. I then took our younger Boston to her for her first well check and again We fell in love with Dr Campagnas demeanor and quality of care she gives. Once more we recently adopted a heeler from the local animal shelter and I knew right away I wanted him to get established with the vets office and Dr Campagna was of course my top pick- not because I don’t trust The other vets but we’ve just really enjoyed how thorough she is yet she doesn’t make us feel like we need to spend thousands on unnecessary decisions. The front desk staff is always friendly and the office is always superbly clean- I never smell urine or pet odors. They have never had a full waiting room while I’ve been either- they seem to manage their appointment times very well. We are happy to have our pets cared for by Mt McKinley Animal Hospital in Fairbanks!Amanda W.Amanda W. ★★★★★ I will always sing the praises of Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital team. Dr. Deleon is a fantastic surgeon and has always been generous with her time and policies.I have taken several pets there over the decade (one seems to be there every other month!), and only once did I have a problem - years ago - and that vet is no longer there, and Dr. Deleon made it right, and still checks on that problem every time I go in to see her with that dog.The specialists are great, and the regular vets do not hesitate to refer you if they think your pet will be better off seeing a specialist.Eve K.Eve K. ★★★★★ I used another clinic and wasn't impressed with the over all experience. My friend recommended this clinic and I had a great experience here, staff and veterinarians here truly cared about my dog Bella. The vegetarian is very knowledgeable and explained everything in detail. I highly recommend Mt McKinley Animal hospital for your fur baby.thomas A.thomas A. ★★★★★ Took my 3 shepherds here for the last 6 years and can't recommend them enough.ZachZach ★★★★★ Got there late but they still squeezed me in at the end without hesitation. And on top of that couldn't find my card but they among the very few accepted Google pay from my phone... which was very relieving considering I had no cash as well. My pup got his first shots and his next appointment .Dorothy G.Dorothy G. ★★★★★ We Love the staff @Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital and Veterinary Clinic.They are so wonderful with our pets, they genuinely care about their health and treat them with great care.They are also quick to meet your pets needs and the Doctors are all well Educated.Let us not forget that they will Accommodate your every concern too regarding Covid, and help you with no contact visits if you choose.Thanks guys for helping with our furry friends.cindy C.cindy C. ★★★★★ Our first time visiting with our animals. EXCELLENT service! Super friendly staff! Great pricing. What's not to love?!Hope Irish E.Hope Irish E. ★★★★★ Quality care and true compassion. A business with heart.Teisha S.Teisha S. ★★★★★ Really nice. Separate waiting rooms for anxious pets. Vet and vet tech were really good with my cat. My cat is usually extremely nervous around others but did so well with the vet. He even let her face get close to his head. Great veterinarian and clinic. I recommend.Courtney V.Courtney V. ★★★★★ The staff is always so considerate of my shy/reactive aussie. Using the PetDesk to request check-ups has always gone well. Facility is clean and easy to navigate.Alyssa K.Alyssa K. ★★★★★ Staff was great, Doctor was great. Max gives it two paws up! Love the doctor Max saw today!Gary B.Gary B. ★★★★★ We are all well cared for at Mt. McKinley. Dr. DeLeon takes time to explain the options, procedures, and medications and genuinely cares for our pets and their well being. I know when we are there we can trust our little ones, even at their lowest moments, are in good hands. From follow up calls to friendly staff and easy checkout, I highly recommend them.Ariane G.Ariane G. ★★★★★ From the Front Desk, Vet Tech, and Vet it was a 100% positive experience. Everyone was great with my sometimes skittish Chessie. Thanks for the great experience. ~MaryMary F.Mary F. ★★★★★ Every time we take our pug here it's always a good experience. All the staff are very friendly and considerate.Christina S.Christina S. ★★★★★ They are always so helpful and friendly. They do want you to wear a mask at this location to enter. You can also call when you arrive and they will come out to get your pet.Patti M.Patti M. ★★★★★ My boy Oliver started acting abnormally and after monitoring for two hours decided to call and ask for advice. Being new to the area we weren’t established patients anywhere. The receptionist was so polite and helpful after hearing what was going on with Oliver. He recommended we bring him in to be seen and explained that there would be an urgent care fee which I completely understood. We loaded him up and made our way down to the office. Upon arrival I was told to call and check in and they would get us in as soon as possible. We parked and waited maybe 20 - 25 minutes. The staff worked quickly and efficiently and the vet had wonderful insight as to what might be making Oliver not feel well. All in all it was a wonderful encounter from start to finish. To say the least we will be going back for all of our fur babies veterinary care from now on!Jessica R.Jessica R. ★★★★☆ Animals loved itCameron F.Cameron F. ★★★★☆ So far so good a bit expensive but will see what they bring to the tableAnna S.Anna S. ★★★★☆ Got my sick puppy in immediately, and treated him with such care.April P.April P. ★★★★☆ The only concern I had was the nurse didn't explain what i was suppose to do with the cup and container, when she brought mollie out. Otherwise they were great!Akrose GAkrose G ★★★★☆ So this is going to be 2 reviews in one just to make things easy.First my dog had broke a molar and got infected. Didn't notice it until her face swelled up on a Friday. Waited until the end of the day to see if the swelling would go down. It got WAY worse. Called my vet, but because i waited to long they couldn't get her in and they are closed on the weekends. So i called Mt. McKinley and they told me to bring her in. They did x-rays and showed me the broke tooth and the horrible infection. Said they could pull it Monday morning. Decided to go ahead and have them do it. Glad i did. Monday morning my dog wouldn't move and couldn't open her mouth without yelping bad. It was so bad that she was oozing blood and pus from her mouth and eye. So they did everything in one day. Pick up my dog at the end of the day and it was a night and day difference. I think if i would have waited until Monday for my regular vet my dog would have died from the infection. Super happy with Mt McKinley for getting to her quick.So the sad part. About a year and a half later the time came to say good bye to my old girl. She went down hill fast and hadn't planned on what to do. Well, Sunday morning i knew it was time. Called Mt McKinley to see if i could take her there. At first the lady who answered the phone was kind of snotty to me. Asked me why did i think i need to put my dog down. At first it made me really mad she asked me that, but then i realized it was a very good question. Told her that my dog as 15, not eating, couldn't stand up and was in a lot of pain. She said to bring her in and they would look at her. Got there and the first look at my dog, they gave me a room by myself. I was so stricken with grief i was really worried about someone saying something and going off. The ladies at the front counter and the ladies who did the shots were very understanding. Very professional people. When i picked up my dogs ash's the older lady at the front counter was very nice and sympathetic.The only reason i didn't give 5 stars is the long waits and it seems like they go thru a lot of Vets. I like to be able to see the same person every time. Other then that i would highly recommend this place.AK R.AK R.js_loader


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Our Services

To us, caring for your pet the best way we know how isn’t just a profession. It is our calling in life. Here, you will find a team of deeply and diversely talented individuals who have come together to reach their potential and do the best work of their lives. Constantly learning, evolving, growing; every day we work to take patient care to new heights. We collaborate with each other, we challenge each other, and we make sure that every pet we see gets the best care there is. And in everything we do, we’ll make you a simple promise…

You’ll get our best, every single time. And in your time of need, we’ll make a difference in your life.

What's Next

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These people are wonderful! I am 3 weeks new to town, all by myself and my only friend up here became critically ill. They have been fabulous in taking care of my kitty and helping me understand her condition and reassuring me. Callie getting sick wasn’t the “Welcome to Fairbanks” I wanted but the staff here made me feel so welcome and comfortable and not alone!


I love this staff at Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital. The care and concern for animals is exceptional. Dr. Flamme is always top notch, compassionate and direct to the point. Best vets in town..BEST. They have taken care of my dogs for 12 years now and I would go no where else. When my dogs passed on, they were there and they show genuine care.


We could not have ever imagined the amount of love and outstanding care our dog has received from the Doctors and staff at Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital. Our dog suffered a severe leg break and she has had top care from everyone here. Her stay was very long and we missed her beyond measure at home. We were welcome to visit her every day and the staff always stopped by to let us know how loved our girl is. Thank you is simply not enough.


Mt. McKinley offers excellent veterinary care and has a high standard of patient care. Dr. Kuhn takes time to speak with us during each visit and promptly returns calls if we have follow-up questions. Vet Tech, Brenna, is thorough and kind when answering questions and explaining post-op care. Professional, courteous, clean, and well-laid out. I especially appreciate their waiting area with a few toys for my kids to use while waiting.


These folks have been our babies Dr’s since they were 5 weeks old. They are very caring and thorough. Each pet is priority. We love them. When we lost Opie all the staff felt the lose and was very caring.


My pets have received care for years. Dr. Chen is my go to for my cats. She is just amazing. The support staff work their tails off and take excellent care when my cats need to be taken to “the back” for things. The front staff are kind and helpful. I hope everyone treats the vets and staff well, they are there to help us with our pets!