About the Clinic
After having moved to Columbus, IN from Illinois, Dr. Wes Robinson opened up a new veterinary clinic in 1971. The first location for the newly established Athens Animal Clinic was on SR #11 just north of Bulldog Lanes at what used to be called the Paylakes. The practice grew quickly and in the early part of 1972, a brand new building was finished closer to downtown just north of the 8th Street bridge at the present location today.
Dr. Robinson worked as a sole practitioner for many years but had several associates come and go until Dr. Brooke Case came back home to Bartholomew County after having graduated from the Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine in May 1986. She became an associate veterinarian with Dr. Robinson until she purchased the practice in 2001. Dr. Robinson helped in the transition but eventually moved to Freeport, IL with his wife Joyce.
On June 7, 2008, Athens Animal Clinic was severely damaged by flooding that effected Bartholomew County and Columbus. We were fortunate to be able to continue serving some of our clients needs by operating out of 4 Paws Palace Boarding Kennel and working closely with other veterinary clinics in the area. After being displaced for 3 ½ months, we were able to return to our home location on September 22, 2008. Out of the muddy waters, we were able to return to a remodeled facility and continue to care for our clients and their beloved pets as we have for the past 40 years.
Athens Animal Clinic has been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association since 1996. This accreditation process involves evaluation and scrutiny in many areas of veterinary medicine as it relates to high quality veterinary care. We are proud to undergo this process in order to offer the highest standards to our clients and pets.