Happy Tales Veterinary Hospital, est. 2017

Dr. Daniel Baker established Baker Animal Hospital in May 1982 and in October 2017 transitioned into retirement. The practice changed ownership and transitioned to its new name, Happy Tales Veterinary Hospital. Veterinarian, Charles Yurkon, DVM, and his wife, Jennifer Yurkon will oversee Happy Tales Veterinary Hospital as its new owners, with a goal of providing high-quality, compassionate care.

Veterinarians John Jones, DVM, and Gretchen Muhonen, DVM, as well as the committed and patient-centered staff round out the team at Happy Tales.

Services include, but are not limited to, preventative medicine in all aspects, surgery, radiographs, laser therapy and much more.

At Happy Tales Veterinary Hospital, formerly Baker Animal Hospital, we recognize your pet as an important member of your family and take the privilege of caring for him/her very seriously. We appreciate the special bond you share and our team will do our very best to nurture that relationship through quality medicine in a caring, family environment. We want every client to feel welcome, respected and educated as we partner together to ensure that all of your pet’s healthcare needs are met.
Practice Update:
​On October 11, 2017, Baker Animal Hospital, formerly owned and operated by Daniel Baker, DVM, was purchased by a current associate veterinarian, Charles Yurkon, DVM, and his wife, Jennifer Yurkon. The practice has begun the transition to its new name, Happy Tales Veterinary Hospital. 

Services offered at Happy Tales Veterinary Hospital will be identical to those of Baker Animal Hospital; the existing staff will remain intact as well. Along with Dr. Yurkon, veterinarians John Jones, DVM, and Gretchen Muhonen, DVM will continue their focus on delivering high quality care while practicing at Happy Tales.
“Jen and I have both been caring for animals for more than 15 years in a variety of roles. Dr. Baker has built something really special here and we’re so excited to have the opportunity to take the reins as he transitions into retirement. Although the new name, Happy Tales Veterinary Hospital, offers a fresh start for us as its new owners, we want to stress to our existing clients that they can expect the same quality of care and service from our seasoned and committed team,” stated Dr. Yurkon.
Dr. Charles Yurkon, a graduate of Colorado State University, joined Baker Animal Hospital in June of 2016. Dr. Yurkon lives in Sharon with his wife and their daughter, Charley Jean, who they welcomed in September. The Yurkons look forward to setting their roots in the community they serve.
Over the past 35 years, Dr. Baker was active in the community and well-known for his commitment to high-quality veterinary care. The sale of the practice will allow Dr. Baker to fully transition into retirement and spend time with family and friends.