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cocker1.png Audubon Animal Medical Center is proud to serve the Louisville KY area for everything pet related.  

The original Audubon Animal Hospital was opened in 1959 on Crittenden Drive by Dr. James R. Grace (known by his long term clients as Dr. Bob). Dr. Bob grew up in the Germantown area, attended St. Xavier High School, University of Louisville, and University of Kentucky and received his Veterinary degree from Auburn University.

He wanted to work in the neighborhood he grew up in, and that is where the practice began.

In December 1960, the practice was moved to the corner of Springdale Drive and Preston Highway. It remained at that location for over 30 years until renovations to the Watterson Expressway demanded Audubon's relocation to our present site, conveniently near the Watterson and the airport.

Our “new” facility (12 years old) is located two minutes off I-65, or the Watterson. We are ¾ miles on the left from Preston Highway at 1311 Durrett Lane. Our facility incorporates a full service veterinary medical hospital with a connected boarding facility and highly experienced pet grooming staff.

Dr. Bob's son, Dr. James T. Grace (Graduate of Auburn University), joined the practice in 1984.

We have a second location at 1601 Eastern Parkway (corner of Baxter and Eastern Parkway) which has been in operation since 1980. Like Audubon Animal Medical Center, the Cherokee Animal Clinic was hand built by Dr. Grace and his sons, renovated from an old gas station with a stucco exterior and terracotta roof. This location received several neighborhood beautification awards soon after its completion.

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