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DVM, Co-Owner

Dr. James T. Sparks

A veterinarian posing with a dog

DVM, Co-Owner

Dr. James T. Sparks

Dr. Jim Sparks is an esteemed veterinarian and the principal owner of Eagle Animal Hospital. From a young age, Dr. Sparks displayed a deep love for animals, and his unwavering passion led him to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a veterinarian and eventually acquiring Eagle Animal Hospital. He embarked on a journey to provide exceptional veterinary care to the community, expanding the hospital's reach to Riverside, Tiffany Springs, and Liberty locations, ensuring that clients throughout the Northland region had access to top-notch medical services.

Dr. Sparks' commitment to creating a positive experience for clients is evident in his involvement in designing Eagle Animal Hospital and Pet Resort at Riverside and Eagle Animal Hospital at Tiffany. By incorporating the latest advancements in veterinary medicine and ensuring the buildings are modern and welcoming, he has successfully created an environment that prioritizes the comfort and well-being of both patients and their owners.

Dr. Sparks' journey in veterinary medicine began at the age of 15 when he was given the opportunity to work as a kennel attendant by Dr. Noyes, the former owner of Eagle Animal Hospital. From that moment, his dedication to the profession was solidified. Throughout high school and his undergraduate years, he worked as a receptionist and veterinary technician, gaining invaluable experience and knowledge.

In 1986, Dr. Sparks graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science. He continued his studies at the same institution, earning his doctorate of veterinary medicine in 1990. During his time as a student, he completed an externship with the chief veterinarian of the Iditarod sled dog race in Alaska, further expanding his expertise in the field.

Since completing his education, Dr. Sparks has remained a valued member of Eagle Animal Hospital, devoting his career to the well-being of animals and the strengthening of the human-animal bond. His professional interests lie in companion animal internal medicine, where he constantly seeks to expand his knowledge and stay up to date with the latest advancements. Driven by a love for learning, he embraces the daily challenges and opportunities for growth that veterinary medicine presents.

Outside of his professional responsibilities, Dr. Sparks is a devoted family man. He and his wife, Piper, have a blended family that encompasses three children of their own and three stepchildren. They share their home with a wonderful array of pets, including a German Shepherd named Ava and a kitty named Faith.

Dr. Sparks remains involved with various civic charities. He is also a strong supporter of youth athletics, reflecting his commitment to fostering the well-rounded development of young individuals. In his leisure time, Dr. Sparks enjoys being outdoors, playing golf, fishing, spending time at the lake and in Colorado.

With his compassionate nature, dedication to ongoing learning, and commitment to providing exceptional veterinary care, Dr. Jim Sparks continues to make a significant impact on the lives of animals and their human companions. His contributions to Eagle Animal Hospital and the wider community have solidified his reputation as a trusted and respected veterinarian.