Welcome to Northern Veterinary Associates

At Northern Veterinary Associates in Ishpeming, MI, our goal is to keep your pets happy and healthy. We are a full-service animal hospital that will meet all your pet’s needs. Our team of experts offers emergency treatment and routine care. We care for many different types of pets, including dogs, cats, rabbits, pocket pets, reptiles, birds, and small farm animals. If your beloved animal companion needs urgent treatment, call us anytime, day or night, to receive 24-hour emergency care from our veterinarian.

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Meet Our Team

Our team consists of four experienced veterinarians who are always ready to care for your pets. Co-owner Dr. Scott Jandron specializes in knee surgery for dogs and as well as in medicine for snakes, lizards, and other reptiles.

Co-owner Dr. Susan Cannon specializes in dental health, skin disorders, and internal medicine. As an accomplished dog obedience and agility trainer, Dr. Cannon's experience and expertise in the field allow her to help Ishpeming pet owners create lifelong bonds with their furry friends.

Ishpeming's pocket pets, birds, rabbits, and reptiles fall into the hands of Dr. Dawn Sheffield. Dr. Sheffield has 20 years of veterinary experience.

Dr. Pamela Busser has a special interest in treating cats and dogs. She performs spay and neuter surgeries and provides geriatric care to our senior cats and dogs. Dr. Busser will assist your older companions with retaining as much agility, mobility, and flexibility as possible.

Our veterinary team is supported by a large team of veterinary assistants, licensed veterinary technicians, managers, and more.

Services We Offer

At our clinic, we offer a variety of services so we can meet your pet’s needs. Some of these include:

  • • Emergency care
  • • Allergy testing
  • • Dentistry
  • • Microchipping
  • • Laser therapy
  • • Laboratory services
  • • Pharmacy
  • • Surgery
  • • Routine wellness care
  • • Preventative care
  • • Euthanasia

We also offer behavioral counseling and medicine for exotic and pocket pets.

Our preventative care includes screening tests, parasite prevention, vaccination programs, nutritional counseling, and weight management for your pet.

For routine care, our office opens at 9:00 AM on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, and at 8:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays. As a 24-hour emergency care provider, our Ishpeming veterinarian stands ready to care for your pets at a moment's notice. Therefore, give call us day or night at (906) 222-5896 for urgent diagnosis and treatment.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Ishpeming, MI

Whether your pet needs routine or emergency care, we can help. Our team is always ready to assist you by caring for your pet and answering any questions you have. At Northern Veterinary Associates in Ishpeming, MI, we provide pet care in a safe, comfortable environment. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today.


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Meet Our Skilled Veterinarians

Learn Who We Are

  • Scott Jandron
    Co-Owner and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Scott Jandron is co-owner of Northern Veterinary Associates and is a companion animal veterinarian. He was born in Ishpeming, one of the “Bell Babies”, and was raised in Negaunee. He has lived most of his life in what we like to call “God’s Country”. With access to all the wildlife in the Upper Peninsula, he knew at a young age that veterinary medicine was the only choice for him.

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  • Dr. Susan Cannon
    Co-Owner and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Susan Cannon is co-owner of Northern Veterinary Associates and full-time veterinarian. She grew up in East Lansing, MI next door to MSU’s veterinary facility. With her love for animals, the close proximity and the influence of the Veterinary College, Dr. Cannon knew her future was caring for those animals and helping the people who love them.

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  • Dr. Dawn Sheffield
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

    Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, it has been a slow progression to smaller cities and more rural communities. She finally found her niche here in the Upper Peninsula. She has been a veterinarian for more than 20 years, with more than ten years at Northern Veterinary Associates.

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  • Dr. Pamela Busser
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Busser was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula. She grew up in the Keweenaw Peninsula town of Dollar Bay.  She has always been drawn to the veterinary profession, even as a small child, because it provides the opportunity to help those who cannot help themselves.

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  • "NVA a wonderful Veterinary! They have always been great taking care of our big fur baby, a 141 pound Great Dane with an attitude and we are more than happy with your care of her. We have been with NVA for almost 3 yrs and plan on being there for as long as we have fur babies. Thanks you all you do!"
    Lyn W.
  • "Just the best place to bring members of your fur family. Always knowledgeable and kind ."
    Lois M.
  • "My experience with this veterinary office was great as it always is! Caring and compassionate staff and always treated with respect. Recommend this vet over any other!"
    Stacia S.
  • "Always a good experience. Great staff and place."
    Carol C.
  • "I had went to another vet and was told my dog was fine they had took x-rays of his heart and kept him all day to see what was wrong with him. I didnt worry because was told he was fine well he got worse took him to Northern Veterinary and within 5 minutes she knew he had congestive heart failure. I think their very knowledgeable and didn't make us wait around. Everybody was very nice and very reasonable I was afraid of the cost but was shocked with how reasonable it was. So thank you Northern Veterinary for helping me!!"
    Jennifer R.

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