About Us 

Cloquet Animal Hospital has been serving Cloquet and surrounding communities since the 1960’s. Originally a mixed animal practice, we now specialize in small animals exclusively – dogs, cats, and pocket pets.

Dr. Shepherd and her husband Paul purchased Cloquet Animal Hospital in March 2007. Shortly after purchasing Cloquet Animal Hospital, they began improvements. The clinic has been completely remodeled, creating more space and a friendly warm environment.

As practice owner, Dr. Shepherd works to make sure she is providing the best possible care for the patients of Cloquet Animal Hospital. Equipment is frequently updated and better diagnostic tools are being sought out. You can be ensured your pet is receiving high quality care.

Some of our improvements include a complete in-house laboratory with results available within an hour, digital x-ray, digital dental x-rays, a surgical laser, therapeutic laser, and an ultrasound machine. Cloquet Animal Hospital also has excellent relationships with specialists from the Twin Cities who are often willing to see patients in Cloquet so pets don’t need to travel.

In 2016, the team at Cloquet Animal Hospital took classes and became “Fear Free Certified”. The classes taught us how to reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in our veterinary patients while at the clinic. You may see us employing some of these techniques by offering your pet treats, taking a slower approach with minimal handling, and even recommending medications to reduce anxiety for some patients.