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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★★★★★ We sadly had to send our fur baby off, due to health issues. They made the process as comfortable as possible not only for him, but for us as well. There was no rush or pressure to do anything and we are extremely thankful for the team there.andrew perez (P F.andrew perez (P F. ★★★★★ Took great care of my pup. Friendly, knowledgeable, and not super expensive.Nickie F.Nickie F. ★★★★★ Our two little adventure dogs redlined their respective fun meters pretty hard in the last three weeks, resulting in two emergency vet visits and one urgent visit. Each of the vets and technicians showed enormous kindness, high standard of care, thoughtful examination of the pups, and extraordinary willingness to make time for helping our fur friends. Dr. Kuhn, Dr. Vaughan, and Dr. Clark each provided exceptional care to our pups and helped us avoid serious complications that would have resulted without definitive care. Two big takeaways here: always insure pets (we use Trupanion) and if you’re looking for a great place that provides consistent, high quality care- Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital is a solid choice.Ti A.Ti A. ★★★★★ Friendly staff, very helpful, furry friend feels much better. Thanks againA GA G ★★★★★ We love Mt.McKinley vet. They have always been good to our babies and us. Dr.Coone is the bestAmanda P.Amanda P. ★★★★★ Super easy to schedule and get in for an appointment. Great customer service and care by reception, vet techs and Dr.Kelly W.Kelly W. ★★★★★ Can't say enough good things about the care both our dog and cats have received at Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital. The doctors, technicians, and staff are all superb and go above and beyond our expectations.Heather A.Heather A. ★★★★★ We love the staff, the vets, the vet techs, and the front desk personnel! We have always received excellent service!Hope R.Hope R. ★★★★★ Good people!jacob O.jacob O. ★★★★★ Great experience always. Dr Kuhn is terrific and so are the rest of the staff. I really like that they have weekend appointments available.Glen W.Glen W. ★★★★★ 3 dogs, 2 ancient cats and 5 feeder fish the size of a small trout and first, my Vet of 30 years retires, and then my brand, new, shiny Vet Clinic sent me a letter telling me they were closing. What am I doing wrong? Well, maybe nothing. I brought a cat in and saw one of the the young wonderful Vets at Mt. McKinley. She was amazing both with the cat and me. I may have to make the clinic a regular stop.Linda R.Linda R. ★★★★★ We have used them for more than twenty years. The vets and staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. They are kind and respectful when a pet passes. My family highly recommends Mt McKinley Animal Hospital.Sheldon M.Sheldon M. ★★★★★ Caring, compassionate teamwork! The doctors, techs, and all the staff have such hearts for our furry ones (and the fur-less ones, too)! I have taken my two pups there faithfully for 16 years and counting. This past week, it was time to let one of my pups cross to the rainbow bridge, and from making phone arrangements to coming in, everyone was kind and helpful. They made the most difficult task bearable, treating my precious one like he was their own. Thank you to everyone there. You are the most amazing and talented group.Jayne H.Jayne H. ★★★★★ Oscar has been a patient at MMAH for 10 years. As a service dog, it's important that certain things happen. They have always been accomodating, supportive, and caring throughout every appointment.Danielle M.Danielle M. ★★★★★ They were so kind and respectful on the saddest day for us. They treated our boy with dignity on his last day. Absolutely recommend them for end of life care for your furry friends.Jenn A.Jenn A. ★★★★★ Both of my cats are regulars here and we’re so grateful for the entire Mt. McKinley Team. The staff has always been attentive and kind. Our cat, Muffin, had an emergency surgery a few months ago and the team helped make a difficult situation run as smoothly as possible.Susy KSusy K ★★★★★ Everyone was so kind and friendly. They made my dog feel safe. We weren't sure how she would be in a new place so they let us use a muzzle. But once she met everyone she just wanted to love them.Daisy will love coming to the vet because they made it such a good experience for her.Bette H.Bette H. ★★★★★ No matter whether Sherman needs a nail trim, a check up or an urgent issue taken care of, I am always impressed and satisfied with the entire experience with Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital. The staff is always very professional on the phone and kind, the techs are always happy to see us and welcoming and helpful and the doctors are so down to earth and knowledgeable. I always walk out feeling cared for and content. I would recommend Mt. McKinley to anyone and everyone!Dana S.Dana S. ★★★★★ Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital has always taken excellent care of our 3-legged pup...and us!Geoff W.Geoff W. ★★★★★ Very sweet and understanding staff and doctors. Did so well when we had to have our fur baby cross the rainbow bridge. Very empathetic and calming.Jillian K.Jillian K. ★★★★★ The staff and vet were amazing and so kind. Highly recommend this place for your fur babies. Thank you for all your support.Ray and AnitaAnita C.Anita C. ★★★★★ My Malamute cut his pastern terribly and had severed tendons and arteries. I fully believe that I would not have him here today if it weren't for the amazingly talented and kind staff at McKinley Animal Hospital. Dr. Kuhn was phenomenal and was even able to find and repair one of the tendons. I can't recommend this veterinary hospital enough. Thank you for your kindness and professionalism during a very stressful time. We will definitely return for all of our vet needs in the future.McCormickMcCormick ★★★★★ Jupiter love this place.V. P.V. P. ★★★★★ I don’t usually take the time to write a long review, but I truly appreciate the staff and providers at Mt McKinley Animal hospital. My sweet 130 pound arthritic lab would not enter the clinic because he refused to walk on the tile (I learned from the vet later it was related to his arthritis). I tried and tried but he would not budge through the door. I was embarrassed and thought they would cancel our appointment. But to my surprise the staff jumped into action. They brought out small welcome mats and formed a line all the way to the exam room. They did the same for him going back to radiology. And the Doctor was amazing. She addressed his pain among other needs. Thank you very much for going above and beyond to care for my dog!Kristin P.Kristin P. ★★★★★ This office has been excellent in helping us deal with a dog who is very near the end. Incredibly kind and caring group.BontadellisBontadellis ★★★★★ Great customer service! Nice, clean and friendly place.Viktoriya B.Viktoriya B. ★★★★★ The staff and doctors are amazing with the animals and the owners.amy C.amy C. ★★★★★ They are a great team, from the moment you walk in and then go back to see the doctor. Dr. Deleon has done such a good job at managing my older dogs’ complicated issues, I’m forever grateful.Vicki K.Vicki K. ★★★★★ Mt. McKinley Animal Hospital staff is always friendly to the pets and pet owners. My dog Bella felt very comfortable being there before, during, and after her appointment! We are very happy with their service.Natalya C.Natalya C. ★★★★★ Best Vet clinic!!! Amazing caring staff, everyone from the front desk, to the techs to the vet, absolutely amazing 🤩. I would never take my pets anywhere else.LadyLady ★★★★★ Great people always take great care of our babies. Thank you, too, our vet that removed a growth from our black Labrador Roxy. Thanks and Happy holidays.Bobby “Bobby Alaskan Explorer” P.Bobby “Bobby Alaskan Explorer” P. ★★★★★ Such a lovely animal hospital. We had our dog's cyst removed and the doctor did a wonderful job! Dr. Chen is patient and loves your animal.Whitaker V.Whitaker V. ★★★★★ Excellent practitioners and helpful staff.Barbara O.Barbara O. ★★★★★ We had to put down our best friend of 15 years. Talk about rip your heart out. He outlived half our family. I couldn't have asked for a gentler more professional loving place to put him down at than this beautiful building. RIP cujo maddog curtiss the camping fool. You my bestie for life. Thank you Mt Mckinley for your grace during that time.jay C.jay C. ★★★★★ Really nice and helpfull!!!Ava S.Ava S. ★★★★★ Great customer service! They got my appointment scheduled quickly and was seen right away. I have gone to this clinic for all three of my cats for about three years now. The veterinarians have answered all of my questions and I have no complaints. I recommend this clinic to anyone in the Fairbanks area.aaron F.aaron F. ★★★★★ Always very helpful and accommodating!Abby W.Abby W. ★★★★★ 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 phoneJuniper P. H.Juniper P. H. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ 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. 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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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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.

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!