Welcome to Companion Animal Clinic, your local veterinarians in Blacksburg.
Companion Animal Clinic was founded in 1974 by Dr. Jim Shuler. Shuler graduated from Virginia Tech in 1966 with a degree in Animal Husbandry. He graduated from the University of Georgia Veterinary Medical School in 1970. He practiced until 1973 at Blue Cross Animal Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia. Deciding he wanted to move back to Blacksburg, a growing university town with ample arts, entertainment and outdoor opportunities, he started out as a solo practitioner at Companion Animal Clinic. Within 4 or 5 years, the practice started to grow and he hired associates.
The clinic started out as a doublewide on Landsdowne Street, with many subsequent additions. In 1982 a new building was constructed on South Main Street. The clinic remained in this location until the Smart Road and the Route 460 bypass claimed the site. Companion Animal Clinic opened at the current location on South Hill Drive, Blacksburg, in August 1997.