Welcome to Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital

We now offer endoscopy (minimally invasive procedure to examine your pet's internal organs ), laparoscopy (offers safer surgeries and diminished pain level) and laparoscopic spays (procedure with smaller incisions and quicker healing time).

Caring for the Pets of Carson Valley for Over 50 Years


Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital was Your AAHA accredited animal hospital in Mindenfounded in 1955 by Dr. Keith Cornforth. Dr. Cornforth was soon joined by Dr. Stephen Talbot, as well as Dr. Bob Gorrindo. Having a passion for animals and a vision of a veterinary hospital which provided medical care at a level that rivaled those providing human care, Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital was built on a strong foundation which is displayed to this day.

Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital has become one of the premier veterinary hospitals in northern Nevada due to their devotion to veterinary medicine. Offering advanced medicine and compassionate care for pets, we are a full-service facility serving the Carson Valley and surrounding communities.

Although we no longer serve large animals, Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital has grown immensely since 1955. After 30 years at our previous location, we relocated in order to increase our capability of administering outstanding medical care.

Our new facility has been vital to offering advanced medical care for many pets and owners. Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital is open seven days a week and utilizes nine exam rooms for patient care. We offer comprehensive and preventative health care, a full surgery suite, complete dental services, digital radiography (x-rays), ultra-sound, stem-cell therapy, a full pharmacy and a variety of prescription pet foods. We are available at any time for guided tours of the hospital.

Today Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital is headed by Dr. Cameron Ross and Dr. Jim Nelson. Doctors Ross and Nelson have the same philosophy as Dr. Cornforth, Dr. Talbot and Dr. Bob Gorrindo, and stand behind Carson Valley’s Mission Statement, "Carson Valley Veterinary Hospital exists to provide kind, compassionate, friendly, and thorough medical and surgical care of dogs and cats with an emphasis on preventative and early detection medicine, while at the same time, keeping in mind and in action the concerns and desires of the pets' owners."

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