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Surgery: We perform a wide array of surgeries, including spays, neuters, tumor removals, abdominal exploratory surgeries, trauma repair, declaws and select orthopedic and eye procedures. We utilize advanced anesthesia protocols and patient monitoring techniques to ensure your pet is as safe as possible before, during and after surgery.

Learn more about bringing your pet in for surgery.

Dentistry: Good dental care is recognized as an important (and too often neglected) contributor to the overall health and well-being of our pets. Diseased teeth and gums can be painful and lead to depressed appetite and will sometimes be a factor in developing more serious health problems. We offer dental cleaning to remove harmful calculus, dental x-rays to help identify diseased teeth, and extractions to remove painful diseased or damaged teeth. Most dental procedures in pets require general anesthesia. Our advanced anesthesia and monitoring protocols ensure your pet will be as safe as possible for dental procedures.

Vaccination: Vaccination continues to be a critical element in preventing many infectious diseases affecting our pets. Vaccination protocols and recommendations are evolving in veterinary medicine. Our knowledgeable veterinarians and staff will take the time to visit with you about the most appropriate vaccine products and protocols to use with your pets to ensure they will have the safest and most effective immunizations possible.


Examinations: A thorough physical examination is the foundation for outstanding medical care for all pets. A physical exam is a critical step in diagnosing disease or injury in our patients. Exams on well patients are important to catch potential health problems early in their course so appropriate measures can be taken to prevent more serious issues. We recommend a thorough physical exam at least annually on well patients, and any time your pet is sick or injured.

Laboratory Services: In many patients, we need more information than we can get from a history and physical exam in order to make an accurate diagnosis. At the Peterson Veterinary Clinic we have highly accurate equipment in-house to rapidly perform blood chemistries and complete blood cell evaluations. We also perform in-house heartworm testing, fecal exams to diagnose intestinal parasites, skin scrapings for external parasites, urinalysis to help detect diseases of the urinary system, and ear cytological exams for ear infections and ear mites. For many other laboratory needs, we work with a variety of reference labs that will give us very accurate results in a timely manner, often overnight.

Pharmacy: We stock most of the medications we recommend for our patients, which allows for fast and convenient prescription fills for our clients. For medications that we don’t keep in stock, we can often call prescriptions in to area pharmacies for filling. We will even have certain medications mixed (compounded) specifically for your pet if an appropriate size or delivery form isn’t otherwise available. Our goal is to make sure your pet gets any medication he or she may need as quickly and conveniently as possible, at prices that are fair and reasonable.

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Radiology: We utilize a digital radiology (x-ray) system that delivers high quality images rapidly, allowing our doctors to thoroughly and efficiently evaluate patients. For other, less frequently used imaging services such as ultrasonography (ultrasound), we can refer to clinics in the Fargo area. Advanced imaging techniques, such as CT or MRI, are also available. Those cases are typically referred to advanced care facilities such as the University of Minnesota Veterinary Teaching Hospital in St. Paul.

Emergency Services: The Peterson Veterinary Clinic partners with three other veterinary clinics in the Grand Forks/East Grand Forks area (Petcetera Animal Clinic, Kindness Animal Hospital and Grand Valley Animal Hospital) to provide 24 hour on-call emergency services for our patients. If a veterinary emergency arises outside of normal business hours, call our clinic’s main phone number (218-773-2401) and your call will be forwarded to the veterinary clinic on-call. If it’s necessary to bring your pet in, you will be instructed at that time which clinic you will be visiting. Veterinary emergencies are usually quite stressful to pet owners, so please pay close attention to those instructions so there is no valuable time wasted driving to the wrong clinic.

Additional fees apply to after-hours emergency visits.

Microchipping: We offer the HomeAgain© microchip. All pets should wear collars with identification tags with their name and the owner’s phone number, but only a microchip provides a permanent ID that cannot fall off, be removed or become impossible to read. A microchip greatly improves your odds of being reunited with your lost pet.

What do you do if your pet is lost in East Grand Forks.

What do you do if your pet is lost in Grand Forks.

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