Our Wasilla Animal Hospital

VCA Big Lake Animal Hospital represents the merger of two different practices by Dr. James B. Leach, III. Dr. Baetsle began working under Dr. Leach in 1996. Dr. Baetsle purchased the practice four years later, and Dr. Leach retired to other pursuits and part time bush practice.

The building floor plan has not changed from the original, although interior decor has been updated. Main features include a reception area, separate client entrance & exit doors to avoid animal conflicts, four exam rooms, surgery prep, radiology, OR suite, laboratory, pharmacy area, treatment area with two “wet tables” for non-sterile surgery, staff break room, doctors office, and ward. The ward has heated flooring for patient comfort. The main dog exercise area is enclosed with an 8 foot fence.

We take pride in our facility. It is functional and serves us and your animals well. Upkeep, odor control, and cleanliness are part of our commitment to high quality care. Take a virtual hospital tour here.