100 year legacy focused on progress is the winning combo for K-State Veterinary Health Center


Established in 1905, K-State’s School of Veterinary Medicine has continued to grow and improve its Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University. After decades of hard work and commitment, center has been awarded the Purple Apple Award for the “Best Veterinary Clinic” of 2015.

“Being awarded the Best Veterinary Clinic of 2015 feels pretty great!” Candra Brewer, senior administrative assistant for the vet center, said. “Our team and staff at the center work very hard every day, and for all of our hard work to be recognized with this award is an amazing feeling.”

While there are a handful of veterinary clinics that only offer routine check ups, the Veterinary Health Center is different in that it tends to many different areas in patient care. “We offer a lot of services,” Brewer began, “from general pet health care, to oncology, surgeries, and orthopedics.”

In addition to the Veterinary Health Center being a successful business, the doctors on staff make it one of their priorities to educate the students in the School of Veterinary Medicine at K-State. Brewer revealed that, “the veterinary medicine students rotate through each service, giving them a well-rounded experience in caring for the patients.”

In regards to their plans for the future, Brewer stated, “We are always trying to improve our client’s experience.”

Brewer continued on and explained they are already making moves to create more signs in order to help people find the hospital easier.

Whether the patients are regulars or first-time visitors, the relationships the doctors build with their patients are a main focus for the clinic.

“Being given the opportunity to interact with the patients and the people of the Manhattan community through our clinic has been a very large part of our success” Brewer proclaimed.

This has been a key component to the Veterinary Health Center’s success, and is something they plan to continue in the years to come.

The clinic strives to stay up to date on the most recent technologies and medicines that will improve their patient care. Brewer commented that, “the students and the staff of the center make every effort they can to ensure that the center as a whole is doing the best that we can to help our clients and their pets.”

“To Discover, To Teach, To Heal” has been the motto driving the center for over one hundred years. While it is the active motto for the center, it doubles as a mission for them as well. Brewer described that the motto is a continuous reminder for the students and the doctors to work as a team in order to satisfy not only the patient’s expectations of the center, but also the center’s expectations of itself.

The Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University is located at 1800 Denison Ave. and is open 24/7, 365 days a year for emergencies. However, for appointments, it is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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