Anchorage Veterinary Clinic & Urgent Care
(907) 268 2242

After almost 10 years as veterinarians in Anchorage, husband and wife team Dr. John Knudsen and Dr. Emily Mehlman recognized the growing need for veterinary care and decided to start their own practice,  Anchorage Veterinary Clinic and Urgent Care. They are looking forward to providing comprehensive high quality care for you and your pets. Services include emergency stabilization, comprehensive medical care, surgery, dentistry and eye exams to name a few. The new clinic is equipped with top of the line anesthesia monitoring equipment, x-ray, ultrasound, an in house lab and more! Anchorage Veterinary Clinic also provides routine care to keep your pets healthy!

Dr. Ginny Kunch


Dr. Ginny Kunch graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997 and has practiced small animal and emergency medicine in several local area clinics. After a few years walkabout in Oregon, Wales and Scotland she's back home to Alaska. Her goal is to use her training to better help pets live the best lives they can and to help families understand their pets needs and conditions to provide optimal care in both illness and good health. She has a special interest in ultrasound imaging.

Dr. John Knudsen


Dr. John Knudsen (more commonly know as Dr. John) has been taking care of Anchorage pets since 2013. After graduating with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2012, Dr. John returned to his home town of Cody, Wyoming to practice with his long time mentor where he was able to advance his skills in many surgical procedures. His special interests include surgery and diagnostic ultrasounds. In his free time Dr. John enjoys flying, hunting and generally spending time outdoors, exploring Alaska with his family.

Dr. Emily Mehlman


Dr. Emily Mehlman graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2012. She completed a 1 year rotating internship in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where she developed her passion for emergency medicine. In 2013 drawn by the beautiful mountains, abundant outdoor recreation and the equally abundant need of veterinarians, Dr. Mehlman and Dr. John moved to Anchorage with their 3 dogs and 1 cat. Dr. Mehlman has a passion for emergency stabilization and investigating medical problems to get pets back on their feet. Her hobbies include back country skiing, hiking, triathlons and travelling.

Dr Cindy Richardson


Dr Cindy Richardson graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in 1987 and moved to Alaska in 1995. She is especially interested in all things surgical, urgent care cases and just loves to remove porcupine quills from unfortunate Alaskan pets! She enjoys spending time outdoors with her herd of dogs at her cabin in Sterling and on Alaskas wonderful State Park trails. Dr Richardson also has her hands full raising her twin daughters Amy and Emma. On her days off she can often be found picking up pizza from Mooses Tooth in Anchorage, one of her favorite spots!

We are presently looking for a licensed veterinary technician or experienced veterinary assistant to join our expanding practice. 
 If interested in a position with us please email your resume and letter of interest to We look forward to hearing from you!

Urgent and Emergency Care

Anything from a painful ear infection to a traumatic moose encounter can necessitate an unplanned vet visit. For this reason, we take same day appointments whenever possible. Our capable staff is here for you when you need us most. We can provide emergency stabilization and will facilitate transfer to a 24-hour facility if needed.


Our team at Anchorage Veterinary Clinic is skilled in surgery and anesthesia- our top priority is providing the best surgical and anesthetic outcomes for your pet. We are well equipped for both emergency and routine surgeries. Our veterinarians can also facilitate a visit with a specialty surgeon when needed.


Dental disease is common in pets. Having a dental procedure can prevent infection, improve quality of life, and freshen your pet's breath! We can provide a safe means of improving your pet's dental health. Enquire with our staff about scheduling a dental procedure today.

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Canine & Feline Wellness

We are here to help keep your pets healthy! In addition to addressing any heath issues, we are here for wellness appointments. We will update vaccines and make any possible recommendations to prevent health issues from the puppy and kitten stage well into the geriatric years.

Ophthalmology Consults

We are pleased to announce we have partnered with Dr. Kevin Snyder to make comprehensive eye care available in the Anchorage area. He treats all manner of eye conditions including cataracts, corneal ulcers and glaucoma. Dr. Snyder is here at the clinic once a month (referral not required). Please call for details.

  • 8811 Toloff Street, Anchorage, AK, USA


Payment is due at time of service, we are unable to offer billing services. However, we are pleased to be able to offer Scratchpay and CareCredit as great flexible payment options! Click below to learn more.

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All exams and surgeries now require a deposit. A "no show" will result in the deposit being forfeited.

If you are running late for an exam, please bear in mind your appointment will be abbreviated, or you may be asked to reschedule.