Welcome to Mountain River Vet Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Rigby,ID
Call us at (208)-745-5003

Payment is due at time of service or pickup of animal.  We do not offer any in house financing. Sorry for any

 inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (208)-745-5003!

We have three very seasoned veterinarians who have been in practice for 28 years and during that time they have developed skills that make them unique in the types of services that we offer here at Mountain River Veterinary Hospital. Our newest small animal service offered is laparoscopic spays on dogs which has allowed clients to get their dogs spayed with 70-80% less pain post surgery. In addition for our cattle clients we have added Artificial Insemination and have on staff, a certified AI manager and 3 certified AI techs. 

Our doctors do an awesome job with after care in helping to make sure clients can be as active as possible. We also practice equine reproduction work which includes housing mares, collecting stallions, artificially inseminating mares, foaling mares, and ultrasounding for pregnancies.

Recently, we have opened a boarding portion to our clinic and have kennels available to accommodate even the largest of dog breeds. Dogs get let out into a huge outdoor run multiple times daily and during the warm months of the year also have their own person out door run attached to the inside kennel.

At Mountain River Vet we are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to better care for your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (208)-745-5003 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Rigby veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Rigby pet owners.

3745 E County Line
Rigby, ID 83442

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I recently had to make the heart renching decision to let my pup go. The team here were wonderful. So kind, caring and understanding of my grief. They cared enough to send a sympathy card that they had all signed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!"
    Lorrie Lees T.
  • "I made a last minute appointment to have 3 male goats castrated. Not many vets work on goats. They were able to get me in the same day. It was a long appointment as they were super busy with a few emergencies as well as regular appointments, but we got it done. So glad they are here!"
    Cathy Storgaard H.
  • "Love Dr. Sarah..
    It's wonderful to have a vet in Salmon Idaho, that is so versatile in large animals from equine to swine"
    Billijo M. B.

Featured Articles

Read about interesting topics

  • Feline Ear Issues

    Most cats will never have a serious problem with their hearing during their lives. However, several ear issues can affect cats. Many of these can cause discomfort or pain, but some may even lead to a partial loss of hearing or deafness. Ear issues in cats can have a variety of causes, including infections, ...

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  • Fish

    If you’re thinking of getting a pet fish, you should know that your veterinarian has a lot of good advice about pet ownership. Fish can be very rewarding as pets, and you just may be surprised about how much fish actually interact with their owners. Here’s more valuable information about choosing ...

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  • Caring for Your Horse

    Horse owners form a special bond with their horses, but this close connection comes with the responsibility of caring for your equine companion throughout its life. This means taking care of your horse every day throughout the year, come rain or shine. If you do this well, your horse can live up to 35 ...

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  • Cushing's Disease (PPID)

    Cushing’s disease (also known as pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, or PPID) is the most common disease affecting the endocrine system of horses. This group of glands produces hormones that help keep the body in balance. With Cushing’s disease, an imbalance of these hormones causes several symptoms, ...

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  • Cryptochidism

    Cryptorchidism is a condition in which one or both testicles fail to descend into the scrotum. This is the most common problem affecting the sexual development of male horses. If both of the testicles remain in the abdomen, the horse will be sterile. Horses with an undescended testicle are sometimes ...

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  • Congential Defects and Disorders

    Horses with congenital disorders are born with physical or physiological abnormalities. These may be readily apparent, or may be diagnosed as the foal matures. Unfortunately, the list of possible congenital deformities is long. These anomalies may affect the heart, ears, eyes or skin. The autoimmune, ...

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  • Cancer in Horses

    While cancer is not as prevalent in horses as it is in humans, horses do get several types of this disease. Here are a few of the common types of cancer that a horse might develop. Melanoma Gray horses over the age of 15 are the likeliest candidates to get melanoma. Melanoma tumors originate from cells ...

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  • Bucked Shins

    Bucked shins is the common name for very small fractures on the front part (periosteum) of a horse’s cannon bones. These bones are on the lower part of the leg, and run between the knee and the fetlock joint below. Symptoms of Bucked Shins Bucked shins are more common in 2- to 3-year-old Thoroughbreds ...

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  • Breeding

    Breeding horses is a complicated topic, but this quick overview will provide you with enough information to talk with a breeder or your veterinarian about breeding your horse. Role of the Stallion A stallion is a male horse that has not been castrated. The stallion’s role in breeding is to provide ...

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  • Barns to Pastureland

    If you are to get the best from your horse, it is vital that you provide him with a happy, comfortable and safe home environment. This applies whether he is kept in a horse barn or in a field. As a general rule, a particularly fine-coated horse, or one that is in hard work, needs to be stabled during ...

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Office Hours

Mon-Fri Surgery Drop-Off is at 7:30am

Mountain River Veterinary Hospital

Monday - Fri:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday:

Closed

Kennel and Boarding

Mon - Fri:

8:00 am - 6:30 pm

Sat, Sun:

8:00 am - 9:00 am

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Christmas Hours

Monday - Wednesday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday - Sunday:

Closed

New Years Hours

Monday - Wednesday:

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday - Sunday:

Closed