Welcome Dr. Emily Harold!

Emily Harold DVM

Dr Emily Harold joined our practice in September 2021, bringing with her 10 years of experience in small animal practice.  She is an Iowa native who enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but especially dermatology and preventive medicine.  We are very glad to have her join our team here, and she looks forward to meeting all of our clients and patients.

Scott County Animal Hospital Achieves Re-accreditation

We did it again!  On May 8, 2020, we successfully passed our re-accreditation evaluation with the American Animal Hospital Association.  This process involved extensive review of our hospital protocols, practices, equipment, staff education and client service.  We are pleased to continue to be the only veterinary hospital in Eldridge which is AAHA-accredited.  We believe our commitment to maintaining our AAHA accreditation is a testimony to our belief in providing the best in veterinary care to all of our patients.  Less than 15% of veterinary hospitals in the US and Canada are AAHA-accredited, which puts us in an elite group!

Please ask any of our staff members what being an AAHA-accredited practice means to them!  Stop by and experience the difference.

Scott County Animal Hospital Achieves High Level of Veterinary Excellence

Eldridge, IA—Scott County Animal Hospital, pc has achieved the highest level of veterinary excellence on April 12, 2018 following a thorough evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Scott County Animal Hospital earned AAHA accreditation after a rigorous review of the hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client service.

Unlike human hospitals, not all animal hospitals are required to be accredited.

Accredited hospitals are the only hospitals that choose to be evaluated on approximately 900 quality standards that go above and beyond basic state regulations, ranging from patient care and pain management to staff training and advanced diagnostic services. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry, and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine. AAHA standards are continuously reviewed and updated to keep accredited practices on the cutting edge of veterinary excellence.

Pet owners look for AAHA-accredited hospitals because they value their pet’s health and trust the consistent, expert care provided by the entire health care team. At AAHA-accredited practices, pet owners can expect to receive the highest quality care from well-trained, professional veterinary teams.

Only the top small animal hospitals in the United States and Canada have achieved accreditation by the Association. To maintain accredited status, Scott County Animal Hospital must continue to be evaluated regularly by AAHA.

Scott County Animal Hospital has been practicing high-quality medicine at the same location in Eldridge, IA since 1976.  Over the years, the practice has transitioned from a mixed-animal practice to 100% small animal practice.  Throughout that time, their focus has been on top-quality state-of-the art medicine and surgery, client education, and preventative medicine.  The hospital is fully-staffed with veterinarians available for appointments every weekday, Saturday mornings, and Wednesday evenings.   

For more information about accreditation, visit, or connect on Facebook and “like” the American Animal Hospital Association.

New Hospital Hours

Effective today - February 29, 2016 - our hospital will no longer be open late on Monday evenings. We will now close at 5:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We will continue to hold late hours until 7:00pm on Wednesdays only.

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  • "Excellent caring staff. If I could give them a trillion stars I would. Your fur babies are in the best hands. The most caring compassionate staff you will ever meet!"
    Lori H
  • "SCAH has some of the most caring, compassionate and professional staff anywhere! They have treated our puppy dogs for the past 31 years and have treated each one with such kindness, knowledge and special care that we can't imagine going anywhere else. We have had some special issues with a few of our dogs and I feel like they not only did their utmost to give the best care, but also make sure that we as pet owners are part of the process. And when sadly, one of our fur babies has passed, they have given us such kindness and understanding that it makes a hard time much easier. Bless you all for your wonderful care to us and our doggies."
    Nancy N.
  • "Every single person at Scott County Animal Hospital, whether it is one of the doctors, one of the techs or groomer or a front desk worker...EVERYONE treats us like family every time we have a contact with them."
    Debi E.
  • "The absolute best in the QC. Have always taken great care of our puppies and dogs throughout the years. Feels like family and always a warm welcome. Treat your pets with the best care like they are their own."
  • "Very caring people. I live in Clinton and it is worth the drive to them. I have been there a handful of times and the customer service has been above and beyond. Nothing but great things to say about every experience!"
    Chandra H
  • "A huge thank you to Colene for always making Lola’s visits relaxing 💜 Lola did great with Dr. Knutson. I’m happy that I’ve finally found a place that truly cares about the well being of my fur-baby 🐶 Their whole staff is welcoming and I never have to worry about Lola’s appointments."
    Amber K
  • "i wish all the vets offices would do this!I think it is wonderful to advertise all our fur babies and how they are doing!"
    Penny G.

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