Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital is a special place where highly trained professionals live out their passion for treating and caring for animals every day. The hospital has a rich history going back at least 40 years, first opening its doors as Veterinary Clinic West back when the surrounding area was mostly farm ground. Twenty-Fourth Street was, at the time, only a gravel road and still outside the city limits!
As Billings grew the practice grew with it. Previous owners, Drs. Albright and Kuehn later purchased the hospital and changed the name to Caring Hands to reflect an exclusively small-animal practice. Dr. Kuehn would then go on to log twenty-four years as owner before retiring in 2018. Dr. Amber Herron became the new owner January 2, 2018, completing a seamless transition that kept all the previous staff in place. Perhaps this is why, just after the beginning of the new year, Caring Hands was again recognized as “Billings’ Best Veterinary Hospital.”
In 2022, the clinic is set to expand, to a bigger building just a few blocks from the original Caring Hands Vet Hospital. This expansion will include 24 hour emergency availability, a coffee shop, and luxury boarding options.
Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital is currently located on the corner of 24th and Lampman (there’s a stoplight!), directly across from Barnes & Noble—and just blocks from King Avenue.
The formal address is 533 South 24th Street West, Billings, MT 59102. Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital’s new location address is 985 South 24th Street West, Billings, MT 59102. Move in date to be determined.
- Monday thru Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Every other Saturday: 8:00 a.m. until Noon
- Early drop-off for boarding and surgeries at 7:30 a.m. can be arranged (a day in advance)
American Animal Hospital Association Accreditation
Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital has been AAHA-accredited every year since 2000. AAHA is the world’s leading accrediting association for small animal practitioners. Only 15% of all animal care facilities across the United States and Canada are currently certified. To achieve AAHA distinction, hospitals must pass a series of comprehensive inspections on the care they offer, management procedures, facilities, equipment, ethics, and veterinary protocol. That means when you bring your animal family members to Caring Hands they are getting the finest medical care available.
Caring Hands is a modern, highly-active small animal practice. If you walk through our doors you will likely find others also waiting to see one of our two (sometimes three) doctors. For that reason, we encourage all our clients to make an appointment. First, we want to ensure sufficient time for your pet/fur family member; and second, we want to minimize for you the time waiting to see a veterinarian. Walk in appointments are not available at this time.