Welcome to Our Blog!

Mountain Shadow Animal Hospital is proud to introduce our all-new blog! Through this outlet, we will be able to relate some of the most important knowledge and information we have gained through our extensive time spent providing veterinary needs to Salida’s animals. Because the animals and challenges posed by this mountainous region are so unique, we feel that we will have plenty of interesting things to share with the community here.

HEROA bit about us

Before we dive into the tips and tricks we can provide, it is important that you know a bit about who we are, what we do, and what motivates us to do it, as it is through this spirit that our animal hospital exists. First and foremost, we care about Salida’s pets and their well-being. Of course, throughout the course of every animal’s life, they will need preventive, routine, and probably even emergency care, and we strive to provide that in any way possible; if that means that our emergency or mobile vet services have to come to your home or ranch, then that’s where we’ll be.

Our services

Thanks to our brick-and-mortar animal hospital in Salida and our ability to provide emergency and mobile vet services within a 70 mile radius, we offer quite a number of services to local pets:

  • Standard housepet primary care, including vaccinations, spay/neuter, and routine wellness
  • Large animal care, including horses, livestock, and other ranch-oriented animals
  • Common surgeries and treatments for a variety of illnesses
  • TTA and other orthopedic surgeries
  • Prescription medications and other ongoing treatment offerings
  • Emergency veterinary services for nights, weekends, and holidays as needed
  • Developing a unique, caring bond with your pets
  • And so much more!

When it comes to Salida animals, we can pretty much do it all; if you don’t see what you’re looking for on this list, feel free to give us a call today to see if we can help your pet.


Our passion

Our founder and veterinarian, Dr. Kermit Ryff, offers 37 years of experience stemmed from a deep-seeded love for animals. Thanks to his guiding passion, the entire staff at Mountain Shadow Animal Hospital carries an unwavering passion for the well-being of your pet that transcends the ordinary veterinary experience. In fact, we strive to make our Salida animal hospital your pet’s home away from home and provide your family with the comfort that comes from trust in quality healthcare for their furry family member.

new-logo-finalGet in touch

Whether you’ve been in the area your entire life, or have just moved here, we’d love to hear from you! Get in touch with us today to learn more about what our animal hospital and mobile vet services can do for your animals, and find out what makes us a long-standing staple in the Salida community and surrounding area. We are always excited to meet a new addition to our list of patients; simply fill out our convenient new patient form here to get started!

Schedule your appointment or contact our office directly today!