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Our Mission Statement
At West River Vet Clinic, we provide our large and small animal clients with quality and compassionate service through well-trained staff, modern technology, timely education, and competitive product pricing that draws from our focus on family and community.
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WRVC, is a full service mixed animal practice with five veterinarians on staff. Our Clinic offers 24-hour emergency service on weekends and during the spring calving season. The clinic serves a large geographic area including 9 counties in two states. All six of our veterinatians are licensed in both North Dakota and South Dakota and are Federally Accredited with the USDA. Our veterinarians are active in the community and volunteer with many local organizations. We feel that a community's success is dependent on the contributions of its members.
If you live in Hettinger or the surrounding area in North or South Dakota, then you have picked the perfect site to find a veterinarian. Dr. Don Safratowich, Dr. Ethan Andress, Dr. Lisa Henderson, Dr. Bleaux Johnson, Dr. Lindy West and Dr. Jenna Innes 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.
West River Veterinary Clinic is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as less urgent medical, surgical, and dental issues. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and a very calm environment so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting his or her own Hettinger 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 (701) 567-4333 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Hettinger 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 Hettinger pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.
Thank you to the wonderful staff! Tater is going to have a rough two weeks but she will survive. They did an amazing job stitching her up and the staff there is amazing and caring! Casey and I appreciate you all very much!
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