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Welcome to North River Animal Hospital

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 seven licensed technicians; Tracey, Karen, Leta, Korinne, Hillary, Loren, and Makayla, our practice manager Becky, our assistants; Lacey, Shantel, Shelby, and Erin, and our receptionists Makenna, Julia, and Cheyenne. 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.

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Meet our Veterinarians

Learn Who We Are

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    Dr. Donna Barnes

    Dr. Barnes graduated from the college of veterinary medicine at Michigan State University in 2003. She is married and has 2 daughters and 3 dogs. She loves to run with her dogs and watch Disney movies with her daughters.

    Practicing Since: 2004
    Education: Michigan State University

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    Dr. Muray Darling

    Dr. Darling graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University in 2015 and completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship at North Carolina State University. Dr. Darling enjoys running, backpacking and watching Spartan Football. GO GREEN!

    Practicing Since: 2016
    Education: Michigan State University

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Monday

8:00 am

6:00 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am

6:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am

6:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am

6:00 pm

Friday

8:00 am

6:00 pm

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am 6:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed