About us


At River's Edge Veterinary Hospital in Metropolis, IL, we love your pets as much as you do! We welcome all your small, furry family members to our practice, for the best veterinarian care in the area. Our patients seen include Dogs and Cats. Click to watch a short video about our practice Welcome to River's Edge Veterinary Hospital.

We are available for all your veterinarian needs. We love keeping your pet healthy, so they can live a longer and happier life, by your side. To reach this goal, we offer the following services:

  • Routine preventative care
  • Regular and emergency medical care
  • Diagnostic services
  • Surgical services (including laser)
  • Vaccination programs
  • Dentistry services
  • Microchipping
  • Dermatology services
  • In-house laboratory (how convenient!)
  • Hematology/chemistry analyzer

Quality Veterinarian Care

Our veterinarian Dr. Karla Cunningham, and rest of our exceptional staff, provide outstanding services for your pet. When you visit our veterinarian hospital, you can expect a fun, educational experience for you and your furry friend. We teach you about vaccines, parasite prevention, proper nutrition, and spaying and neutering your pet(s). We also educate you about any diseases or conditions your pet may have. We work with you, to give your pet the best care possible. The best way to achieve this goal is to create a cohesive plan of care with you for your pet. When you take them home, you'll know exactly how to care for them and keep them healthy.


We are really big on preventative care. Sometimes, the explanation may be as simple as changing your pet's diet. However, if your pet is having more complex issues, our doctors will not only focus on finding the problem, but work on creating the perfect solution.

For the Care Your Pet Deserves, Visit River’s Edge Veterinary Hospital

Our goal is ensuring your pet is healthy every time they come in! As Dr. Karla likes to day, “Truly, an ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure!”

To learn more about our veterinarian care, browse our website and take a virtual tour of our hospital to see it first-hand. Our friendly team at River's Edge Veterinary Hospital, Inc., in the Metropolis area, will answer all your questions and concerns, and book your first appointment. When you visit us for veterinary hospital, you can expect a clean, sterile, and safe environment. To meet our helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable staff, call us at 618-524-7500. We are a group of compassionate professionals who provide our clients with useful information. We cannot wait to begin building a lifelong bond with you and your pet.


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Our Regular Schedule

Metropolis Office


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm


8:00 am-5:30 pm