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Missouri Valley Veterinary Clinic and Pinehurst Veterinary Hospital are proud to serve large, small and exotic animals in Bismarck, Mandan, and the surrounding areas. Our veterinary hospitals are staffed by twelve licensed veterinarians and their well-trained team.
Missouri Valley Veterinary Clinic was started in 1981. The original building was about 30 X 70 sq. ft. and the original entrance was on the West Side. The current horse stocks and the cattle tilt table were in the original building. Corrals and alleyways were outside on the east side of the building and constructed of wood. There was one small animal exam room. The surgery and x-ray were both located in the same room. We had three dog runs and portable kennels for the small pets. We did not hospitalize horses or cattle. The veterinarians spent about sixty percent of their time on large animals, doing a lot of farm calls and working at Farmer Livestock Exchange.
A 40 X 40 sq. ft. addition was added on the east side of the original building in the fall of 1994. It was a welcome addition allowing the hospitalization of cattle, horses, swine and even an occasional bison. The fencing was built high enough to prevent anything from escaping over the top.
The practice expanded again in 1998 when the building was added on to on the north side. The horse surgery, small animal, office and reception area were all in this addition. We were now able to discontinue equine surgeries on the grass, which were very testing for both the veterinarians and technicians. Gas anesthesia and a padded surgery room made surgeries such as retained testicles much easier.
The mare barn was added in 2004 when it became apparent that artificial insemination of horses was here to stay.
As Missouri Valley Veterinary Clinic had outgrown their building, Pinehurst Veterinary Hospital was built in 2007. This is a small animal-exclusive veterinary hospital.
The practice has changed from a rural, mixed, practice to the high standards of care we provide today with the veterinarians concentrating more in their areas of interest.