855 Warden Run Road
Wheeling, WV

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About Us

K.E.Y. Animal Hospital respects the human-pet relationship and its importance to your family. All members of our hospital pledge to educate our clients, helping each client understand all aspects of pet health and preventative care, emphasizing the highest possible quality of life. We promise to provide exceptional medicine and an effective treatment plan outlining the care of your well, sick, or injured pet. We vow to treat each pet not only with the best medicine, but with love and respect, to provide a state-of-the-art hospital that is clean and well-maintained, and to ensure your pet's safety while in our care. Our goal is to ensure that your pet has a long and healthy life.

This we promise to our patients, and their owners.
Read about Dr. Yurko

Dr. Karl E. Yurko

Dr. Yurko

Dr. Karl E. Yurko is the owner of K.E.Y. Animal Hospital. Dr. Yurko's interest in veterinary medicine began in the 1980's under the guidance and friendship of Dr. H.E. Kidder while completing his undergraduate studies at West Virginia University. He attended the University of Georgia where he obtained a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Highlights of his senior year included honors and awards in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Yurko started practicing in Morgantown, WV, in a small animal hospital. He then moved to Wheeling, WV, where he practiced for seven years before opening K.E.Y. Animal Hospital, Inc. in the spring of 2001.

Dr. Yurko is known for his extraordinary Orthopedic, Cruciate Ligament Rupture Repair, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeries.

Dr. Yurko is licensed to practice in West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Montana and Georgia.

Dr. Yurko is a Master Mason at Wheeling Lodge # 5.

Dr. Yurko is also a Noble at The Osiris Shrine of Wheeling.


Our Hours

  • boardingboarding pick-up / drop-off
  • retailretail only
  • MONDAY - FRIDAY: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • SATURDAY AM: 8:00am - 12:00pm boardingretail
  • SATURDAY PM (no doctor): 5:00pm- 7:00pm boardingretail
  • SUNDAY AM (no doctor): 8:00am - 11:00am boardingretail
  • SUNDAY PM (no doctor): 5:00pm - 7:00pm boardingretail

Our Services

General Services

  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams
  • In-House Diagnostic Testing
  • Homeagain Microchip
  • Nutritional
  • Complete Dentistry
  • Grooming
  • Boarding
  • Parasite Screening
  • Ultrasound
  • Portable Endoscopy
  • Direct Digital Radiography
  • K-Laser Cube 4
  • Critical Care
  • Equine, Avian and Exotic General Health & Preventive Care

Surgical Services

  • Spay & Neuter
  • Orthopedics
  • Soft Tissue
  • Cosmetic
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament & Luxating Patella
  • Reconstructive

For questions on any of our services, please call our office at 304-242-7475

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855 Warden Run Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
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