Dr. Jonathan Austin is a second generation veterinarian who grew up here and has lived most of his life in the Hutchinson community. Hutchinson Small Animal Hospital was established in December of 1961 by his father Dr. Elden Austin as Hutchinson’s first exclusive small animal veterinary practice.

Dr. Jon graduated from Buhler High School and then attended University of Kansas where he graduated with a degree in Biology in 1987. He earned his doctoral degree in Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University in 1991. After graduating from KSU, Dr. Austin worked in practices in Kansas City, Edwards Colorado and Branson, Missouri returning to Hutchinson in 1995 to join his father in practice. Dr. Austin enjoys spending his away time with family, friends, golfing, and cultivating his love and fascination for all things outdoors with his two sons.

Dr. Austin’s community involvement includes singing in the choir at FUMC, past president of the Breakfast Optimist Club, a 6 year board member of TECH, a 2 term board member and instructor for The Reno County Red Cross, and a 4 year term on Prairie Dunes Country Club board. He is extremely active in his professional activities as well. Dr. Jon is currently on the board of the KVMA- Kansas Veterinary Medical Association and is the KVMA/State Fair Birthing Center committee chairman.