Pocatello Animal Hospital

Welcome to Alta Animal Hospital in Pocatello, ID

Mission Statement: "Alta Animal Hospital exists to provide kind, compassionate, friendly, and thorough medical and surgical care of dogs and cats with an emphasis on preventative and early detection medicine, while at the same time, keeping in mind and in action the concerns and desires of the pets' owners."

Core Values: Compassion, Professional, Teamwork, and Quality Medicine


Did you know that we now offer Annual Wellness Plans with significant discounts? Our Pet Annual Wellness Plans (PAW Plans) provide you with up to 50% in savings while your pet receives a comprehensive level of preventive care to help him live a long and healthy life. Click here to enroll your pet on one of our PAW Plans and take an important step to maintaining his health and wellbeing.


Alta Animal Hospital, located in Pocatello, Idaho, is a full-service companion animal hospital. Dr. Kirsten Nickisch's experienced and skilled veterinary team stands ready to serve the small animal pets and their owners in the Pocatello community.

At Alta Animal Hospital, our state-of-the-art facility offers a full veterinary laboratory, spays & neuters, pet surgery, and a pet pharmacy including heartworm preventatives and tick-flea control products. We also provide our patients with boarding, dentistry, and laser surgical and therapy procedures. Our advances in medicine and veterinary services allow us to maintain the health of your pet as they age. Your pet’s comfort is important to us, as we strive to provide a calm and welcoming environment to help you and your pet stay stress-free during your visit. Alta Animal Hospital is proud to maintain a blood donor program for our community pet companions. Our volunteer pet blood donors have helped in the recovery and increased chance of survival for multiple animals facing severe trauma or illnesses.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, give us a call on the number listed above, or request one online. Be sure to check out our promotional offers, as well as taking some time to read about our veterinary practice and the services we offer. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please contact us at 208-242-3499 for all your pet healthcare needs.

Pain Management

In recent years, veterinarians have made great progress in understanding how animals feel pain. Read More >

Refer a Friend!

The highest compliment you can pay us is to recommend us to your family and friends! In return, we would like to say thank you by crediting your account $25 each time a new family member or friend brings their pet in for the first time. Read More >

Routine Check-Ups

Wellness exams are a simple and effective way of monitoring your pet's health. Early detection and correction of medical problems will help to ensure that your pet will love a long, healthy and active life. Read More >

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