Intermountain Pet Hospital was founded in 1975 by Dr. Phil Volkman and Dr. Terry Smith, primarily as a large animal practice in Meridian, Idaho. It’s ownership-changed hands in 1983 as it was purchased by Dr. Bob Beede who moved to the Treasure Valley from Hailey, Idaho. He grew the practice into a well-known referral center for llama medicine and small animal care, which required the services of 3 additional veterinarians in just a few short years. As the valley continued to grow, the need for small animal medicine increased and in 1996 Dr. Beede converted his practice to a small animal only hospital. Dr. Beede was very progressive and invested in the latest technologies and treatments while providing the highest quality medical care to every patient that came through the door. His genuine love and compassion for all pets and their families inspired his staff and all those who knew him.
In 2001 Dr. Brett Bingham joined Intermountain Pet Hospital as an associate veterinarian. His desire was to provide compassionate, high-quality veterinary care to his patients while treating his clients like family. He partnered with Dr. Beede in 2007 and purchased the remainder of the practice in 2017. Dr. Beede retired that same year leaving a wonderful legacy of compassionate care for each patient he treated at IPH.
2003: Intermountain Pet Hospital was remodeled converting the small 2000 square foot hospital into a 15,000 square foot hospital with a premier grooming and boarding facility. This design was awarded Hospital Design of the year. Doggy day camp was introduced in 2009 further expanding their services.
2012: IPH earned their first official AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accreditation. To date, both Overland and Chinden hospitals have remained current in meeting the strict standards of AAHA.
2013: A small remodel added 500 additional square feet for 2 additional medical rooms dedicated to ultrasound imaging and special procedures such as endoscopy.
2015:Intermountain Pet Hospital opened its second location on Chinden, between Locust Grove and Meridian. This new location made it more convenient for pet parents in North Meridian, Eagle, and West Boise. That same year IPH was awarded the Small Business of the Year by the Meridian Chamber of Commerce.
2019: Our Overland location began and completed a hospital-wide remodel. Some of the updates included:
2021: Intermountain Pet Hospital purchased Middleton Veterinary Hospital from Dr. Hall. In the fall of the same year, the existing hospital was torn down and construction started on a new hospital that is expected to be completed in 2022. Currently, the doctors and staff are working in a temporary location located right next door.
IPH is a proud partner in our community. Throughout the years, we have participated in and contributed to many wonderful local events, which include:
The IPH vision and purpose continues today! Our mission is to bring happiness and good health into the lives of pets and people. We believe people live healthier, longer, more enriched and joyful lives with animals. We provide compassionate, low-stress, high-quality veterinary care to our patients while treating our clients like family. We work together as a team exercising our core values of integrity innovation, communication, and excellence.
We appreciate the opportunity we have had to serve pets and their families in the Treasure Valley since 1975. We look forward to continuing that partnership with you and your pet now and into the future.