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June 26, 2019

6/6/2019 1:48:00 PM
Parent company closing Robinson's animal clinic
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Crawford County residents have lost their veterinary services.

The Robinson Hospital for Animals will be closing its doors at the end of the month. An email put out by RHA made announcement official last week.

"It is with a heavy heart that we are writing to inform you that after many years of dedicated service, Robinson Hospital for Animals is unfortunately closing its doors on June 30, 2019. We are honored and grateful to have been entrusted with your pet's care. The good news is that we have a plan in place that will ensure the same level of care, compassion, and medical expertise for your beloved pet."

Robinson Hospital for Animals is one of many veterinary clinics owned by National Veterinary Associates, Agoura Hills, Calf. They purchased the business from Dr. John Trimble about nine years ago and took over the day-to-day management.

Current Manager Megan Rollins said they received notice from the NVA last week of the closing. According to Rollins the closing is a corporate decision based on profit and loss. "The expect an annual five percent growth, and we are just not going to achieve that in our small community," said Rollins.

The Robinson Hospital for Animals is a mixed animal hospital providing veterinary services to both small domestic animals and large farm or exotic animals. Rollins suggested that many of NVA's other facilities are small animal clinics in more urban areas.

The closing is expected to directly effect around eight staff employees and two veterinarians. In addition to local patients, RHA will not be able to provide services for the Crawford County Fair, Pioneer City Rodeo events, and to many domestic and farm breeding operations.

"We are trying to put those people in contact with other veterinary clinics," said Rollins. "This is not easy on any of us."

While Dr. Trimble may have sold the business he still owns the building and grounds. CAISA will remain in the upstairs offices as a tenant, as will Tangles and Tails Grooming service. There has been no word on what if anything will move into the clinic area.

In an effort to help customers and patients RHA has identified several veterinary-care facilities in the area and recommends them for transition of care for Crawford County pet owners.

• Farm and Family Veterinary Services (28.6 miles away) 148 Mohawk Dr, Marshall, (217) 826-3185,

•Newton Veterinary Clinic (28.0 miles away), 1601 W Jourdan St, Newton, (618) 783-3424.

• Lawrence County Animal Hospital (21.5 miles away) 601 Country Club Rd, Lawrenceville, (618) 943-7516.

• Animal Clinic of Lawrenceville (21.7 miles away) 601 Ash Ln, Lawrenceville, (618) 943-4112.

ª Petcare Animal Hospital (40.1 miles away) 2701 S 7th St, Terre Haute, (812) 235-1111,

Those who would like their pet's health records transferred to a new veterinarian or have RHA provide them with a copy, visit to obtain a medical release form. Animal owners may email to inform them where they would like the records to be sent. They will provide copies of records as quickly as possible upon receipt of written instructions.

If you have any questions or need additional information, call 546-5428 or email

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