The Albert Lea Veterinary Clinic, LLC was established in 1965 by Drs. Robert Urbatsch and William Lawson. These forward thinking veterinarians built the first modern veterinary clinic in Freeborn County. They had the building specifically designed with veterinary care in mind and the space serves us well even today.
Veterinary practice 55 years ago was much more like something from a James Herriott story than the modern clinic we see today. The ambulatory nature of the previous doctors had both of them busy making between 15-20 farm calls daily. 'Pet practice' seemed to be a sideline with hours for pets being walk-in-only from 8-9AM and 4-5PM. This method of practice was maintained by the two veterinarians until they retired (both in their mid-70's) in 1991.
Dr. Daniel Smith has owned the Albert Lea Veterinary Clinic for the past 28 years and many things have been updated as we moved into the 21st century. The clinic emphasis has exclusively moved to companion animal medicine and we've tried to stay ahead of the curve with awesome tools, procedures, and education.
We have to say that we really love the town we're in and we truly appreciate our clientele. Thank you for trusting us with your pets!
We're glad you're here!