Allison Lane Animal Hospital was built and founded in 1973 by Dr. Dean and Joanna Steider. Dr. Steider and his wife served the area for 30 years. Through hard work and great dedication, they established Allison Lane Animal Hospital as a vital part of the Jeffersonville community.
In early 2000 Dr. Steider was joined by Dr. Melanie Roberts and Dr. Kris Trowbridge, acting manager for the hospital’s new owner Dr. Kirk Swigert. The business continued to grow and evolve and in 2002 Dr. Melanie Roberts and her husband Dr. Jim Roberts partnered with Dr. Swigert at Allison Lane Animal Hospital.
With Drs. Jim and Melanies’ arrival came many updates to the practice. In 2002 they updated the business by adding ultrasound capability and in 2003 Allison Lane Animal Hospital became the first veterinary hospital in the area to have Laser surgery available. Other improvements include: equipment for measuring eye pressure and detecting glaucoma, a doppler blood pressure machine, increased professional staff to include a total of four veterinarians and a veterinary technician, the additon of a full-time professional groomer, an updated inventory with a variety of cutting edge medications and treatments available, new knowledge and information through veterinary training and continuing education.
In 2007 Dr. Jim Roberts became certified in a technology known as Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM). This technology allows for a non-invasive safe modality for treating a huge range of diseases. It uses techniques found in human chiropractic treatments and combines them with veterinary medicine.
Allison Lane Animal Hospital decided in May of 2014 to update their computer system to a state-of-the-art hospital-wide system including the latest version of Cornerstone. This computer system has been an invaluable tool for the practice, allowing us to Email and text clients reminders, be more efficient with scheduling and providing client education, and keeping track of more information electronically, continuing a paperless tradition started by Dr. Steider in the early 80s.