About Us

Dr. Bonnie Gaia is a 2006 graduate of the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island. A native of Frankfort, Kentucky, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Gaia enjoys all facets of veterinary medicine; her special interests include pain management, ultrasound, behavior and feline medicine.

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In 2012, Dr. Gaia purchased the property formerly known as Martell Animal Clinic located in Metropolis Illinois and she thoroughly renovated it into a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital.

Dr. Bonnie Gaia and her staff are dedicated to providing the most modern, highest quality veterinary services in our region. Just as importantly, your pet will be treated with the same tender loving care that we insist upon for our own pets.


Your pet is a member of your family, and we respect and celebrate that fact. Everything

we do, from using the safest available anesthesia and surgery techniques to providing in-house ultrasound, digital x-ray, and dental care, confirms our commitment to giving your pet the best possible care. We are always looking for new ways to improve your pet’s health, and even offer acupuncture and stem-cell therapy.


Most of our patients are cats and dogs, but we treat “the whole ark”—rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, rodents, sheep, goats, pigs, chickens and even a turkey have been spotted in our clinic.
Does your pet hate the vet, or perhaps have trouble getting in the car? No problem! We offer housecall services as well.
Stop in our clinic, meet our staff, and let us show you how wonderful veterinary medicine can be, for your pet and your family.