In 1984, Dr. John Howe moved to the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area and established North Country Equine and Large Animal Medical Center, where he and his wife, Diane, decided this was where they wanted to “put down roots.” Initially, the clinic was a solo practice operated at Dr. Howe’s home, however, in 1994, the move was made to our present location. Additional doctors and their support staff were added. Continuing the desire for quality medicine and care of patients, additional services were added—ultrasound, dentistry, orthopedic surgery. A large addition to the building followed and growth continued. Presently, there are multiple dedicated veterinarians, along with highly qualified veterinary technicians and caring staff who provide services to a diverse clientele.
We offer our excellent veterinary care to multiple species, including:
Common Household Pets: Dogs & Cats
Exotic Pets: Birds, Ferrets, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hedgehogs, Sugar Gliders, Rodents (rats, hamsters, gerbils, etc.)
Reptiles: Snakes, Frogs/Toads, Bearded Dragons, Chameleons, Geckos, Iguanas, & Turtles
Livestock: Horses, Goats, Pigs, Sheep, & Llamas
We look forward to taking care of all your pets' needs. Please call us for an appointment or with any questions.