Jefferson City, officially the City of Jefferson and informally Jeff, is the capital of the U.S. state of Missouri and the 15th most populous city in the state. Upon arriving in Jefferson City, visitors are captivated by the majestic Missouri River and tree lined bluffs. Missouri’s capital city, Jefferson City’s beauty shines not only through its natural landscape, but also through the many historic buildings and special landmarks. The Missouri State Capitol, Supreme Court Building, Governor’s Mansion and charming Downtown are just a few of the architectural treasures that anchor this unique community.
In pre-Columbian times, this region was home of an ancient people known only as the “Mound Builders”, having been replaced by Osage Native Americans. In the late 17th century, frontiersmen started to inhabit the area, including Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, Louis Jolliet, Jacques Marquette, Robert de LaSalle, and Daniel Boone, with the latter having the greatest influence on the region. Daniel Boone’s son, Daniel Morgan Boone, would later lay out Jefferson City in the early 19th century.
Mobile veterinary services in Jefferson City, MO for dogs and cats may be best known for providing low-cost spay and neuter services as well as basic medical care, like those deployed by the ASPCA in under served communities in the United States. Some private practice veterinarians also make house calls to provide treatment as well as end-of-life services for pets.
Anyone who has ever transported a panicked cat or dog to their veterinarian’s office, however, knows that having a vet in the Jefferson City, MO area, come to them could save a lot of anxiety for all parties including the pet. That’s why more small animal veterinarians around the country are hitting the road to treat cats, dogs, “pocket pets” (such as hamsters and guinea pigs) and the occasional resident of a farm or petting zoo in the comfort of the animals’ own homes in Jefferson City, MO.
When the Missouri Territory was organized in 1812, St. Louis was Missouri’s seat of government, and St. Charles would serve as the next capital. However, in the middle of the state, Jefferson City was chosen as the new capital in 1821, when Thomas Jefferson was still living. The village first was called “Lohman’s Landing”, and when the legislature decided to relocate there, they proposed the name “Missouriopolis” before settling on the city of “Jefferson” to honor Thomas Jefferson. Over the years, the city became to be most often referred to as “Jefferson City” and the name stuck. For years, this village was little more than a trading post located in the wilderness about midway between St. Louis and Kansas City. In 1825, the settlement was incorporated as a city and a year later, the Missouri legislature first met in Jefferson City.