Our Veterinarians

Dr. PicklesimerOur team of vets have well over 30 years of combined experience. Click to below to meet them.

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About Us

Dr. James Peters opened the Chillicothe Animal Clinic in 1976. He started the clinic with himself and 1 other employee to care for the needs of the pets of Chillicothe. Since that time, Chillicothe Animal Clinic, Inc. has grown to include 3 full-time veterinarians and nearly 20 support staff! Dr. Peters retired in 2012 and Dr. Petzel and Dr. Picklesimer purchased the practice, and it now operates officially under its new corporate name, New Chillicothe Animal Clinic, Inc.

Veterinary medicine is constantly evolving, and the clinic has seen many changes over the past 30 plus years. Technology has changed the way we evaluate and treat your pet’s condition. We pull x-rays up on a computer. We monitor heart rate, oxygen level, blood pressure, and temperature during surgeries. We can test eye pressures to check for eye problems. We can administer oxygen therapy using our intensive care unit. We can do lab work in the clinic and have results within a matter of minutes. The list goes on and on, and we try to keep our list of equipment growing. Technological advances have definitely changed veterinary medicine and allow us to give better care and obtain better diagnoses for your other family members.

We are proud of the accomplishments of CAC over the past decades. We have cared for thousands of animals and found a lot of friends in their owners. We thank all of you who allow us to care for your pets, and we thank those of you who are considering us to care for your other family members in the future. Please let us know if you have any questions about our clinic or the services we provide. We are Your Other Family Doctors.