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Redefining The Veterinary Experience

Going to the doctor is never fun, but at North Shore Veterinary Hospital, we are doing everything we can to make a visit to our hospital as free from fear, anxiety and stress as possible. Our facility has been specially designed for the comfort of your animal companion and our staff is specially trained to address the emotional as well as the physical needs of your pet. As the first Fear Free Certified Practice in Minnesota, we have dedicated ourselves to redefining the veterinary experience. Learn more about our Fear Free Practice.

AAHA Accredited since 1979
AAHA LogoAAHA Accredited for 40 years

In 2019, we are celebrating our 40th anniversary of accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). Accredited hospitals are the only hospitals that choose to be evaluated on approximately 900 quality standards that go above and beyond basic state regulations, ranging from patient care and pain management to staff training and advanced diagnostic services. AAHA-accredited hospitals are recognized among the finest in the industry, and are consistently at the forefront of advanced veterinary medicine.

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Developing a Healthy Bond

Developing a Healthy Bond

The human-animal bond is one of the strongest on Earth, and the best way to establish it is to start your relationship off on the right foot (or paw!). Beginnings mean everything, so we encourage you to check out our puppy and kitten services and to schedule regular visits to demonstrate your pet is a valued member of your family. From selecting the right companion to socialization and behavioral training, North Shore Veterinary Hospital is here for you and your pet every step of the way.

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Enhancing the Bond You Share

Enhancing the Bond You Share

While your pet certainly appreciates the basics, we also offer products and services to deepen and strengthen your mutual bond. Through ongoing preventive health care and effective treatment of injury and disease, we can help you and your pet have a longer, more fulfilling relationship.

At NSVH, we strive to provide the highest quality and most compassionate, individualized care possible. Learn more about our services, which are the blueprints for maximizing trust and love between you and your pet.


Comforting you and your companion

All staff are required to become Fear Free certified professionals. This certification program consists of eight modules and tests and provides the team with a better understanding of how to recognize, prevent and treat FAS in animals throughout their visit to our hospital. 100% of our staff that has been employed longer than 90 days has achieved this designation! Our staff are also trained in low-stress handling techniques to further minimize FAS in animals.

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Honoring Your Beloved Companion

Honoring Your Beloved Companion

We help you say goodbye by remembering the beauty of your pet and your shared love. Unfortunately, our pets have a shorter lifespan than us, and even with the best health care, we must eventually cope with the loss of our beloved companions.

To help you through this difficult time, we provide a variety of compassionate services both at our hospital and at home. We also have a number of options to help you permanently honor your special friend.

As loving pet owners, we are committed to helping you navigate your grief and bring honor to the process of saying goodbye. We believe in making the experience beautiful and memorable, not morose.

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(218) 525-1937

Fax: (218) 525-2311

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North Shore Veterinary Hospital
6001 E. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55804

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