We’re pleased to provide a wide variety of veterinary services for animals in the thumb and surrounding areas.
Our team is dedicated to providing the best care possible for your pets.
Our facility is equipped with digital x-ray and an in house lab. This helps our doctor diagnose and treat most problems as quickly as possible. We also maintain excellent relationships with nearby specialists should your pet need referral for specialized care.
Just one of the things that makes Laursen Veterinary Service so unique is our dedication to supporting the bond between you and your pet.
We are open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. We look forward to serving you.
Find out more about our team by visiting our Team page.
Our practice philosophy is to provide high quality, compassionate, and honest veterinary care to our patients and clients. We recognize how valuable the bond between our patients and their people is and we strive to support and celebrate that bond. Every effort will be made to treat our patients compassionately and fairly. Every effort will be made to accommodate the needs and address the concerns of our clients.
Our team of experts is here to make your experience high-quality so that you receive the best service in Fairgrove.
Our staff is trained in the most up-to-date techniques and procedures to care for your pet.
We've invested in the newest equipment to deliver the best results.
We pride ourselves on being friendly with all your pets, whether you've been with us for years or are brand new.
No two pets are alike. We focus on caring for the needs of each individual animal.
Dr. Laursen grew up in Stanton, Michigan and did her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University, Lyman Briggs School of Science and Technology.
Heather received her Bachelor’s in Animal Science from Michigan State University. She went on to complete Vet Tech school at Michigan State in 2001. She has worked for a number of veterinary practices including Bad Axe, Brown City, Bay Port, and Haslett. Eventually settling in at Laursen Veterinary Service in 2006.
Julie started working at LVS in early 2015. She loves serving our clients as one of our receptionists. Julie is passionate about helping owners to have an amazing experience at LVS. She is a 2010 graduate of Cedarville University with a Business Management degree. Julie lives in Caro with her two beautiful children and husband, who is a youth pastor at First Baptist Church in Caro. Her 'free time' is devoted to the church and her family.
Linda Blake is our clinic animal chiropractor. You will often see her in reception when she is not doing adjustments. Linda says, 'I have been a human chiropractor for 20 years. I have worked in family practice in several clinics in the Rochester Hills area and in the thumb. Three years ago, I went to Options for Animals in Kansas where I became board-certified as an animal chiropractor and afterward started seeing animal patients at LVS. Today, I work at LVS as well as a human chiropractic clinic in Lapeer. You must be a veterinarian or a human chiropractor in order to be certified in animal chiropractic. I am fascinated by the nervous system and enjoy seeing pets get better. It never gets old. I also enjoy teaching others about how chiropractic care works, so if you have any questions, you can send them to the office via text or Facebook, and I will be happy to answer them for you!'
Sawyer is the primary assistant who helps our technicians during surgical prep and post-op, as well as being one of the first staff members here in the morning to start the day's tasks and walk and tend to any hospitalized patients we may have. Sawyer is a lieutenant on the Fairgrove Fire Department. Most recently, he passed his exam for his EMT certification. When Sawyer is not working and has no emergency calls on his pager, he enjoys being outdoors, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his friends.
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