“I’ve been driving by this place every day for 10 years, and I just found out it was here!”
— Said by too many new clients
The Highland Veterinary Hospital was established in 1982 by Dr. John Dennis Cunningham — “Denny” — and his wife Lucrecia. The practice originally operated out of the adjacent building, built in 1907, where the two lived upstairs during their early years of marriage.
“On the day we opened we were acting like children, peeking through the blinds, wondering if anybody was going to come.” – John & Lucrecia
Sure enough, the clients came and the practice quickly expanded it’s service to grooming under the name Paws For Thought, which eventually changed to The Highland Groomery. In 2001 Dr. C. purchased the property from local legend Delmas Wood. The Groomery was sold as it’s own entity, and the vet practice was moved to it’s current location.
We are in a unique position as a family, team, and private vet practice. We continue to update the building, increase our range of services, and are always assessing how to be YOUR preferred choice for Veterinary care. On the near horizon, we intend to provide imaging capabilities for x-rays. In addition, our digital communication and record management is transitioning to modern times. We have lots of big plans and plenty of space to grow. We hope you’ll join us on the journey.
Highland Veterinary Hospital is owned by John Cunningham, a second generation family member. The hospital was originally founded in 1982 by John’s father, Dr. John Cunningham, who was well-known and loved by all of his patients. When Dr. Cunningham retired in 2020, his family got together and decided to continue the tradition of excellent pet care, while also expanding the services provided by the hospital.
From the very beginning, our mission was to provide quality care and services to our clients in a comfortable, professional, and accessible environment. We live this mission every day. Our veterinarians are here to provide our patients with the very best medical care, while also helping our pet-parents to understand and navigate the needs of their furry family members.
No question is too small. We are here for you. If you’re experiencing an issue with your pet, please call us. We want to help.
Are you looking for an easy-going, nice place to work, where you can share your love of animals with the people we serve? We have several positions we are looking to fill. Our veterinary practice was established 40 years ago and we’re growing. If any of the following positions fit your skill-set, please send your resume and a cover letter to John Cunningham, Practice Manager and Owner.