About Us

Get to know Family Pet Health Center!

Hello, and thank you for your interest in our hospital! We’re happy to introduce ourselves and share a little bit about our history, our philosophy and our staff. And of course, we would love to hear from you! So if you have any questions, or if you’d rather just talk to us over the phone, give us a call at (574) 282-2303.

Our Mission:
Family Pet Health Center pledges to provide exceptional, compassionate, and personalized care to our clients and their pets in a such a way as to advance the family/pet/veterinary bond.

Our Philosophy:
The doctors and staff at Family Pet Health Center are a compassionate and dedicated team committed to providing the highest level of veterinary care to our community. We honor the family/pet/veterinary bond and treat our clients and their pets with utmost respect and dignity. We provide a safe, clean environment for our patients while maintaining a caring and comfortable atmosphere for our clients. We believe in the value of preventative health care and client education to increase the quality of life for our patients. We are thankful for the opportunity we are given to help and serve in this capacity and we understand that our attitudes and actions have an effect on everything around us.

Our History:
Dr. Aldon S. Einoris originally started the “Animal Hospital” in the 1930’s. In addition to his practicing veterinary medicine, he was also a barber and the original building housed both the barber shop and the veterinary clinic.

Dr. Bruce Hostrawser purchased the practice from Dr. Einoris in 1952 or 1953. In 1963, he had most of the original building torn down and the current building was erected. Some of the original building still remains at the back of the clinic.

Dr. Michael Rausch started working for Dr. Hostrawser in 1975, and in 1978, purchased the business from him. Dr. Jack Opsahl worked with Dr. Rausch from 1984-1990. Dr. Opsahl returned to Animal Hospital of South Bend in 1995 and purchased the practice from Dr. Rausch in 1998. Dr. Stephenie Rensberger began working at Animal Hospital of South Bend in the spring of 2000.

To better describe our complete health care facility, it was decided to change the name from Animal Hospital of South Bend to Family Pet Health Center. The name was officially changed in 2004.

In 2008, Dr. Lance Huffer and Dr. Rensberger bought Family Pet Health Center and Dr. Mathew Rock came aboard full-time. In April of 2016, Dr. Huffer decided to merge Lakeville Veterinary Clinic, his practice in Lakeville, IN, with Family Pet Health Center.

In 2016, Family Pet Health Center bought the River Park Furniture Store and began renovations to turn it into a new veterinary clinic. Family Pet Health Center hopes to move into the new building in the fall of 2016.


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