Pet Emergency? Read no further and call us right away!
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 and Dr. Darling 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 six licensed technicians; Tracey, Marcy, Karen, Leta, Korinne, and Hillary, our practice manager Becky, our assistants; Lacey, Loren, Jackee, Makenna, Shantel, Shelby and Makayla. 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. 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
North River Animal Hospital offers our patient form(s) online so they can be completed it in the convenience of your own home or office.
Download Online Forms Here
We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Request an appointment today!Request Now
We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.Read More
Featured ArticlesFrom Dalmations to Siberian Huskies: How the Big (and Little) Screen Influences Pet Fads
Pottery Barn experienced a run on apothecary tables after "Friends'" character Rachel Green bought one for her apartment in a popular episode of the TV series. Viewers decided that if the table lo ...View Article Try These Tricks the Next Time You Have to Give Your Pet Medication
Have you noticed that your pet seems to develop jaws of steel when it's time for a dose of medicine? As you struggle to pry apart your furry friend's teeth, you know you only have one chance to dr ...View Article Taurine: The Amino Acid Essential to Your Cat's Health
If you've ever taken a close look at the small print on a bag or can of cat food, you've probably noticed that taurine is among the list of ingredients. Taurine is an amino acid that helps keep yo ...View Article Should Your Dog Wear a Backpack?
Have you noticed more and more dogs wearing backpacks lately? More than just a fashion statement, backpacks offer the perfect place to stow water for a long walk and give working breeds a sense of ...View Article Pet Blood Donors: Helping Other Animals in Need
Blood transfusions are just as crucial for sick or injured animals as they are for people. Without a ready supply of donated blood, animals may die unnecessarily. Thanks to the generosity of donor ...View Article Why Do Pets Hide When They're Sick?
Has it been awhile since you've seen your pet? Although your cat, dog or rabbit could just be enjoying a little nap in a quiet corner of the house, lengthy disappearances may occasionally be a sig ...View Article