Founding of the Clinic

Photo of when the clinic was being built in 1953.

The clinic was started in 1953 by Dr. Neil Follett, a solo veterinary practitioner. Dr. Follett built a small hospital and established his practice at the present clinic site on Taumarson Road. The original building has been surrounded by several additions, but it can still be identified within the existing hospital. Dr. Follett and his wife, Betty, along with their children, lived in a small apartment in the basement of the clinic until the practice became established.


The Clinic Today

The clinic today.

Today, Animal Clinic of Walla Walla is owned by Dr. Bret Smith. Dr. Danielle Carey joined the practice in 2015 as an associate and Dr. Michelle Janik joined the practice in 2018. We have a competent and compassionate support staff including two licensed veterinary technicians, five veterinary assistants and three client service specialists.