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If you live in Fort Gratiot or the surrounding area in MI, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Dr. Barnes, Dr. Darling, and Dr. Burrows are licensed veterinarians, treating all types of pets and animals. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.
North River Animal Hospital has been caring for pets in the Port Huron area for over 40 years. Dr. Burrows graduated from Michigan State University in 1971 and established North River Animal Hospital in 1974. Dr. Donna Barnes joined the staff in 2005. Dr. Darling joined the clinic in 2016. We are fortunate to have our five licensed technicians; Tracey, Marcy, Karen, Leta, Korinne, our practice manager Becky, our assistants; Lacey, Loren, Jackee, Makenna, Shantel, Shelby, MaKayla, and our receptionist Ryan. Our technicians have had two years of advanced college training, have passed the Michigan State Board Examination, and have over 80 years of experience treating pets.
North River Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Dr. Burrows, Dr. Darling, and Dr. Barnes are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, cat-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own Fort Gratiot veterinarian.
We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call (810) 985-6117 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Fort Gratiot veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Fort Gratiot pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.
Our motto is pet care by people who care!
At North River Animal Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.
Dr. Donna Barnes
Fort Gratiot Veterinarian | North River Animal Hospital | (810) 985-6117
2909 N. River Rd.
Fort Gratiot, MI 48059
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