Our Veterinarians

  • Dr. Scott Jandron
    Dr. Scott Jandron
    Practice Owner and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Scott Jandron is the owner of Northern Veterinary Associates. 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. 

    Dr. Jandron began his journey to become a veterinarian at Northern Michigan University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology/Chemistry. He later obtained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. 

    As a veterinarian in a small town, Dr. Jandron greatly values the relationships he has built with the patients and clients he has served over a period of more than 33 years. Aside from the dog and cat patients that take up the majority of his time, he has has a keen interest in reptile and pocket pet medicine. He has owned many reptile pets such as Green Iguanas, Bearded Dragons, and Chameleons. He enjoys the variety that general medicine and surgery have to offer, and he continues to pursue learning new techniques and expanding what he can offer as a companion animal veterinarian.  

    Dr. Jandron enjoys giving back to the community, especially when it comes to students of all levels. Since 2002, he has coordinated a successful internship and mentoring program with local high schools and Northern Michigan University. He also offers field trips at the clinic for area preschool and elementary children, so they can see what it is like to work in a veterinary clinic. 

    Dr. Jandron spends his free time traveling with his wife, Diane, and attending pro and college sporting events with his son Matt.  Also keeping him busy at home are his two dogs, Merle and Bonnie, and a grand-dog Barnabas.

  • Dr. Susan Cannon
    Dr. Susan Cannon
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Susan Cannon grew up in East Lansing, Michigan, next door to MSU’s Veterinary facility.   Influenced by the College of Veterinary Medicines annual “Vet-a-Visit” open house, contact with the veterinarians at the College and her lover for animals, Dr. Cannon knew her future was to be caring for animals and helping those who love them.

    After graduating from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988, Dr. Cannon moved to the beautiful Upper Peninsula, starting her career in companion animal medicine. In 2002 the opportunity to become a practice owner opened new doors.  That year she and Dr. Jandron established Northern Veterinary Associates.   Thirty-five years later Dr. Cannon still enjoys veterinary medicine and caring for companion animals as a general practitioner.

    In June 2023 Dr. Cannon’s role at Northern Veterinary Associates changed as she sold her interest in the practice to Dr. Jandron.  As an associate veterinarian at NVA she is now in a part-time role.  This allows her to pursue her other interests on the small farm she and her husband own.  They maintain a large garden, produce hay for their Clydesdale horses, which Dr. Cannon rides and drives, and keep poultry.  Dr. Cannon also competes in AKC dog agility, obedience and conformation events with her two Belgian Tervuren.

  • Dawn
    Dr. Dawn Sheffield
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Dawn Sheffield has been a valuable part of our team at NVA as an Associate Veterinarian since 2006. She had already practiced at previous veterinary clinics, having graduated from The Ohio State University in 1995. She has always had an eclectic interest in many areas of companion animal medicine, having expanded her knowledge into exotic animal medicine, including reptiles, birds, and pocket pets. 

    She has taken on a new interest as the Attending Veterinarian for the IACUC Committee at Northern Michigan University. This has exposed her to new friends and colleagues, and has expanded her professional viewpoint. In the past she has also given back to our community with involvement in Rotary, having attained the distinction of Paul Harris Fellow, and has mentored many young people in our veterinary profession.

    Dr. Sheffield spends most of her free time with her family, which includes her husband, daughter, extended family, their Standard Poodle, and their three cats. They all enjoy working at community events, such as an annual Thanksgiving Dinner for our local residents, snowshoeing, kayaking, and working on improvements on their property.

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