Hello, and welcome

When it comes to your family pets’ health, you need a team you can trust. We take the time to learn about you and your pet. Then, we tailor our skills and techniques for your needs. Whether routine preventive care or care for a sick or injured pet, we deliver the best options for our patients’ well being.

Experienced

Dr. Flaum has practiced here at the Columbia Animal Hospital since 1993. After purchasing the practice in 2001, he has fostered a patient and client centered philosophy. With his leadership, we endeavor to provide the best patient care and highest level of client service. We continually improve our knowledge and skills to surpass client expectations.

Cost-effective

We can apply advances in medicine to keep your pet healthy for a full and active life. Our Preventive Care Packages offer substantial savings on services while providing optimal care for your pet at all life stages. Packages include physical examinations, parasite screenings, vaccinations, and dental care. The puppy and kitten packages also include spaying/neutering and microchipping.

Capable

Our in-house laboratory, radiology, and other resources allow us to rapidly evaluate sick or injured patients so that treatment can be started as quickly as possible. We treat a wide range of internal medicine and surgical cases as well as provide dental care. When circumstances warrant, we refer extremely critical cases and those requiring specialized diagnostic or treatment regimens to specialty practices in St. Louis.

Preventive Care Packages

Preventive care is an important factor in your pets’ well-being. Our Preventive Care Packages include a complete set of services to help ensure your pets health and well being while providing you with valuable savings.

Compassionate

Your pets are valued members of your family. They bring you laughter, play with you, and offer you comfort. You want to provide for their health needs just as you do any member of your family. But pets also represent a significant financial responsibility. The costs of health care, food, toys, and grooming can add up.

We want to make pet care readily accessible, and that's why we offer a variety of bundled healthcare services to help ensure your pets' well being.

Complete

Our Preventive Care Packages include physical examinations and vaccination against common diseases as well as screening for parasites. The Puppy and Kitten Packages also include spaying or neutering and microchipping for lifelong positive identification to ensure your pets' return if lost. The Adult and Senior Packages provide annual dental care and and age appropriate laboratory evaluations to screen for a variety of diseases.

Practical

The Packages make complete care more affordable with 15% savings. Now you can give your pet the care you know he or she deserves.

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  • Four Physical Examinations help provide assurance that health problems can be detected and managed early
  • Four Distemper Complex Vaccinations prevent common infectious diseases
  • Two Kennel Cough Vaccinations minimize risk of communicable respiratory infections
  • One Rabies Vaccination prevents infection
  • Two Intestinal Parasite Exams detect worms and other parasites
  • Heartworm Test at 8 months identifies infection
  • Two Dewormings eliminate worms and other parasites
  • Avid™ FriendChip™ facilitates your pets' return back to you if they become lost
  • Neuter/Spay Surgery
  • Complete Blood Count and Age-Appropriate Chemistry Panel screen for hidden signs of disease
  • Three Physical Examinations help provide assurance that health problems can be detected and managed early
  • Three Distemper Complex Vaccinations prevent common infectious diseases
  • Two Feline Leukemia Vaccinations
  • One Rabies Vaccination prevents infection
  • One Feline Leukemia and Immunodeficiency Virus Screening to rule out infection with fatal retroviruses
  • Two Intestinal Parasite Exams detect worms and other parasites
  • Two Dewormings eliminate worms and other parasites
  • Avid™ FriendChip™ facilitates your pets' return back to you if they become lost
  • Neuter/Spay Surgery
  • Complete Blood Count and Age-Appropriate Chemistry Panel screen for hidden signs of disease
  • Two Semiannual Physical Examinations help provide assurance that health problems can be detected and managed early
  • One Distemper Complex Vaccination prevent common infectious diseases
  • One Rabies Vaccination prevents infection
  • One Intestinal Parasite Exam detects worms and other parasites
  • Heartworm Test identifies infection
  • Dental/Oral Examination and Cleaning promote oral and overall health
  • Complete Blood Count and Age-Appropriate Chemistry Panel screen for hidden signs of disease
  • Two Semiannual Physical Examinations help provide assurance that health problems can be detected and managed early
  • One Distemper Complex Vaccination prevent common infectious diseases
  • One Rabies Vaccination prevents infection
  • One Intestinal Parasite Exam detects worms and other parasites
  • Dental/Oral Examination and Cleaning promote oral and overall health
  • Complete Blood Count and Age-Appropriate Chemistry Panel screen for hidden signs of disease
  • Two Semiannual Physical Examinations help provide assurance that health problems can be detected and managed early
  • One Distemper Complex Vaccination prevent common infectious diseases
  • One Kennel Cough vaccinations minimizes risk of communicable respiratory infections
  • One Rabies Vaccination prevents infection
  • One Intestinal Parasite Exam detects worms and other parasites
  • Heartworm Test identifies infection
  • Senior Dental/Oral Examination and Cleaning promote oral and overall health
  • Complete Blood Count, Urinalysis, and Age-Appropriate Chemistry Panel screen for hidden signs of disease
  • Two Semiannual Physical Examinations help provide assurance that health problems can be detected and managed early
  • One Distemper Complex Vaccination prevent common infectious diseases
  • One Rabies Vaccination prevents infection
  • One Intestinal Parasite Exam detects worms and other parasites
  • Senior Dental/Oral Examination and Cleaning promote oral and overall health
  • Complete Blood Count, Urinalysis, and Age-Appropriate Chemistry Panel screen for hidden signs of disease

Alec Flaum, D.V.M.

Hello,

I was born and raised in the Hudson River Valley of upstate New York. My love for veterinary medicine was kindled at the age of 12 during a veterinary visit for our new puppies. I realized that veterinary medicine combined my interest in biology with my love of animals.

I graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1989. In 1993, after a few years of mixed animal practice in New York, my family moved to St. Louis where I joined the Columbia Animal Hospital as an associate.

In the spring of 2001, I bought the practice. It's been very rewarding to have built relationships with clients over the years and an honor to treat and care for so many delightful pets. Columbia-Waterloo has been a wonderful area to raise our sons, Dan and Nate, and our many dogs and cats.

I'm very proud of our accomplished staff and the level of care we provide. We look forward to serving you and your pets.

Thank you,

Emily

Client care specialist team leader

Teresa

Kennel team leader, client care specialist

Jessica

Nurse, certified veterinary technincian

Nicole

Nurse, certified veterinary technincian


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Convenient, Easy Forms

Please note that these forms do not automatically schedule an appointment. Please schedule an appointment by phone, print the form, and bring it in with you.

For new clients and patients

Are you a new client or an existing client with a new pet? Please print and fill out this form to ensure we have accurate information about you and your pet.

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For boarding

Scheduling a boarding appointment for your pet? You can fill this form out ahead of time and bring it in with you when you drop you pet off.

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Where to find us

Columbia Animal Hospital
201 McCrosky Professional Park
Columbia IL, 62236

(618) 281-7161 (phone)
(618) 281-6620 (fax)

cah@columbiaanimalhospital.com

Hours of Operation

Mon to Wed 7:00am - 7:00pm
Thurs and Fri 7:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 11:00am

Emergencies

In the event of an after hours emergency, please call

(618) 281-7161
We will see that your pet gets the care it needs.