About Us

Compassionate, Trusted Care

It would be naive to think that some animals won’t get sick. No matter what type of pet you have, there is, unfortunately, going to be a point in time when you need professional veterinary care. The most important thing you can do for your pet is to know where you can go when urgent situations arise, providing them with the loving, compassionate care they need.

Our Mission and Purpose

General pet care is absolutely necessary for your pet to live a long, happy, and healthy life. The better care you provide them with, the better off they are going to be. Your pet doesn’t have the option to choose where they go, so it’s up to you to bring them to a practice that is renowned for the services they provide. Mountain Shadows Animal Hospital prides itself on its many years of Salida experience and loving doctors who truly care. Your pet’s matter, and we believe in doing what is right for them first and foremost.

Being open for more than 30 years, we have learned that having a brick and mortar vet practice is not always the most practical solution for all people. For this very reason, we believe in bringing the specialized care you need right to you. Although you can bring your pets to us, Dr. Ryff acts as a mobile vet and can travel in a 70-mile radius from the practice in Salida, bringing his care straight to you, including equine veterinarian services.

While we do work normal business hours, Dr. Ryff will also provide emergency veterinary services on holidays and into the night when your pet needs help. Our team is committed to doing whatever to takes to provide you with the care your pet needs. Whether your pet needs a simple wellness check or a large animal vet home visit, you can trust that Mountain Shadows Animal Hospital is here for you.