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As the President of the Animal Health Center (AHC) of Columbus, Georgia, Dr. James Thorsen treats cats, dogs, and other animals for a range of medical conditions. Dr. James Thorsen began his career with AHC in 1988 after earning a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in Alabama, where he had previously graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology. As a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. James Thorsen keeps up-to-date with news and findings in veterinary care.Currently, Dr. James Thorsen oversees a staff of 14 qualified veterinary professionals at the Animal Health Center. At the clinic, small animals can receive diagnostics and preventive care to promote ongoing health. Dr. James Thorsen conducts a variety of surgeries at AHC, as well as complex diagnostics and advanced treatments. In addition to basic procedures such as spaying, neutering, and vaccinations, Dr. James Thorsen performs ultrasounds, digital x-rays, laser surgery, and dental care. The Animal Health Center offers convenient hours to accommodate owners’ busy schedules. If an emergency arises, pet owners can reach Dr. James Thorsen and the staff at AHC as they stay on-call 24 hours. For added convenience, the Animal Health Center provides boarding and grooming.Active in the Columbus community, Dr. James Thorsen serves as a Paul Harris Fellow at a local Rotary Club. In the past, Dr. James Thorsen has volunteered with numerous organizations including the Muscogee County Humane Society and the Business Improvement District board for Columbus. Dr. James Thorsen has also contributed in the Explorer Veterinary Post for the Boy Scouts of America.                           

Work experience

Jan 1983Present


Animal Health Center




Auburn University