Magrane Pet Medical Center celebrates a century in business

Original 1915 Magrane Pet Medical Center Building

When Magrane Pet Medical Center (MPMC) opened for business in Mishawaka, Ind., Woodrow Wilson was president, the world was in the middle of World War I, and the first stone of the Lincoln Memorial was put into place.

This year, MPMC celebrates 100 years in business. But that's not all that is notable about MPMC. MPMC also became the first AAHA-accredited practice in Indiana (71 years ago), and was the first hospital in their area to limit their practice to companion animals.

MPMC has many innovative programs in place such as "puppy kindergartens," Myers-Briggs® training for the entire team, and revenue sharing based on production. The hospital also has a "Feather and Fur Fund" to help pay for costly veterinary care for clients who cannot afford it.

MPMC maintains a healthy working relationship with nearby practices, and acts as both a general and a referral practice.

Over the last century, the hospital has produced an impressive list of honors among its personnel including two AAHA presidents, an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) president, a World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) president, an American Association of Veterinary Ophthalmology president, and the list goes on.

Not many businesses can say they have been around since the first telephone conversation took place between Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Watson, but MPMC stands among them as a great example.