We are Swartz Vet Hospital, located in Colby, KS along interstate I-70. We are a 3 doctor practice and see all critters big and small! Including dogs, cats, exotics, large animal and more! Give us a call today to schedule your pet's appointment!
Dr. Tammy Swartz practiced medicine for 6 years before she decided to start her own veterinary clinic in Colby, KS. She and her husband, Cory, bought an old U-Haul rental store July 15th, 2005. They spent 60 days remodeling before opening their doors for the first time on
September 15, 2005.
Dr. Swartz remembers her very first client walked through the doors at 8am opening day, for an anal gland expression of all things! She remembers fondly and states, "And we haven't slowed down since!".
Her husband, Cory, is an accountant, so she already had someone to manage the books. Her two daughters, April and Brittany, practically lived at the clinic growing up and worked part-time throughout high school. Before they opened their clinic, Dr. Swartz had 2 part-time employees hired and ready to go, but by the end of the first week, she had already hired 2 more!
They added onto the building in 2008, doubling their square footage. Building the business bit by bit over the years, they now run a 3 doctor practice with 10 full-time employees and about 6 part-time employees. The Swartz Family prides themselves in running a family-oriented business. They care for their staff and clients just as if they were their own family, hence their motto
"Caring Like Family".
We recommend yearly vaccinations and physical exams. Click above to see the required and recommendation vaccines.
Guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets and lizards, oh my! We offer exotic animal medicine and routine surgery. Call today to schedule!
From herd management strategies, to bovine palpation, to equine dentistry, we do it all! Call today to schedule your farm call.
From routine spays and neuters to advanced soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. Give us a call today for questions or quotes.
We have one of the best diagnostic labs on this side of the state! We offer in house bloodwork, urinalysis, ultrasound, x-rays and more. Please see our diagnostic page for our full list of services.
We offer 24/7 small animal and exotic emergency services. Large animal emergency services are only offered during peak seasons. Please see our ER page for contact info.
Overnight boarding offered for dogs, cats and exotic animals. Please see our boarding page for details regarding pricing and pick-up/drop-off times.
Professional dog grooming available. Appointments need to be scheduled in advanced and fill up fast. Call today to schedule.
"Dr. Swartz is competent, kind, patient and thorough in her work. I deeply appreciate how detailed she is in explaining issues, risks and next steps. She answered all my questions without seeming rushed and her team called to check in the next day. I highly recommend her and her team and even fly my dog out here just to have her annual appointments done."