Welcome to Northern Veterinary Associates

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Is this an after-hours emergency? Call us right away at (906) 222-5896! We’re always available through our emergency service any time of any day.

Northern Veterinary Associates is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Our veterinarians have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Ishpeming veterinarians.

At Northern Veterinary Associates, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


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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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    Thanks to advancements in veterinary care, today’s cats can live well into their teen years. It is not uncommon for cats to live to be 18 or even older. However, in order for cats to live a long full life, they need proactive veterinary care to stay healthy. As cats age, they are at greater risk for ...

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    Few things stimulate a cat's pleasure faster than catnip. Exposure to this simple herb can reveal a new side to their feline personality. Many cats will go crazy at the smell of this plant. Catnip has a reputation of being a feline drug and many cat owners wonder if it is safe to give it to their pet. ...

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