Welcome to Ark Valley Animal Hospital Inc.
Your Veterinarian in La Junta CO
Call us at (719) 383-2824

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Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (719) 383-2824!

If you live in La Junta or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Tracy Taullie is a licensed CO veterinarian, treating many types of amll animals. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Ark Valley Animal Hospital Inc. is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Tracy Taullie has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our La Junta veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (719) 383-2824 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our La Junta veterinary office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for La Junta pet owners.

At Ark Valley Animal Hospital Inc., we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


Dr. Tracy Taullie
La Junta Veterinarian | Ark Valley Animal Hospital Inc. | (719) 383-2824

3 Rogers Rd
La Junta, CO 81050

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Tracy L. Taullie, DVM
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Taullie graduated from Colorado State University in 1995. She worked nights at a large 24 hour hospital in Omaha, Nebraska for a year and a half before returning to Colorado. She worked in Denver, Colorado for another year and a half. She came to the Arkansas Valley in 1998 with her husband Darrin. She worked for Colorado Vet Clinic for five years before opening Ark Valley Animal Hospital. She now lives in La Junta with her husband and two beautiful daughters. She designed and had this beautiful new hospital built in 2005 and she continues to grow and practice high quality small animal  medicine at Ark Valley Animal Hospital.

  • Tabitha Isringhausen
    Veterinary Technician

    Bio Coming Soon...

  • Donna Huff
    Office Manager

    Donna is a country girl and enjoys spending time with her family, camping, fishing and playing outdoors. She is a 4-H leader, serves on the Jr. Show committee, and enjoys watching kids grow through 4-H. Donna grew up in the Arkansas Valley, spent 10 years in Texas and then came home to raise her family.

  • Nico Vargas
    Veterinary Technician

    Bio Coming Soon

  • Terri Martinez
    Kennel Staff

    Years in Practice: 13

    Terri has been with Ark Valley Animal Hospital for ten years.. She is happily married and has one son and one granddaughter whom she loves and enjoys dearly. Most of Terri's free time is spent with her granddaughter and caring for her pets. Terri 'loves working with the animals and all the staff at AVAH.' Her smile is sure to brighten anyone's day! :) 

  • Nickey Roth
    Receptionist

    Nickey enjoys spending time with her husband, stepdaughter, family and friends. She likes to go camping, BBQ, 4-wheeling, horseback riding and is active as a basketball official. Nickey attended Animal Behavioral College where she obtained a certificate and became a certified veterinary assistant. Nickey has a passion for animals and loves meeting all the furry family members. 

  • Bethany Taullie

    Bio coming soon!

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "They are the best!!! They are really understanding about your situation!! thanks again!!!!"
    John D.
  • "What a welcoming clinic!! And oh so very caring to all their customers!! The kindness professionalism sincerity and welcoming arms of all that work there is a breath of fresh air. Thank you Ark Valley Animal Hospital for caring for my fur babies as if they were your own!!! The gratitude that I have for you can never be expressed enough."
    Twila R.
  • "Tracie Taullie an amazing vet and very caring to the animals and their owners. she definitely deserves this award."
    Annette R.
  • "Just fantastic staff and fantastic handling of our angel baby...thanks"
    Terry M.
  • "The place was clean, the Veterinarian was very good with my puppy. She has great staff working with her. My puppy's first Veterinarian visit was not traumatic for her. We are very pleased."
    Randy B.