Obesity is defined as the excessive accumulation of body fat. Between 25 and 40 percent of pets are considered obese or are likely to become obese. It is the most common nutrition-related health condition in our society.
The primary causes of obesity are overeating and lack of exercise. When regular caloric intake exceeds the energy burned, the excess is stored as fat. Click Here To Read More
News & Announcements
Is your dog limping after a long walk or run at the park? Or an animal who struggles with an old back, hip, or knee injury? Ask us how laser therapy can help them today...
Companion Laser Therapy provides non-invasive, pain-free, surgery-free, drug-free treatment which is used to treat a variety of conditions and can be performed in conjunction with existing treatment protocols. Visit www.companiontherapy.com for more information or call us today!
Ticks are out and biting! Don't forget to protect your animals from tick borne diseases. Ask us about new flea and tick prevention or come in to pick up your favorite products. If you struggle remembering to give monthly doses of Heartgard and Frontline/Nexgard, download the Heartgard app on your smartphone for reminders. Follow the link below for your iPhone/Android app...
News from Palomino Pet Hospital alumni:
*Ashley celebrated her wedding in June 2013 and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Elena Marie, on July 10th!!! CONGRATS Ashley and Robbie!!
* Kristin is now in her senior year of veterinary school at the University of Missouri. Dr. Hunt attended her wedding in April 2013. Recently announced, Kristin gave birth to a baby boy!!!
* Sarah graduated from Iowa State and is now working in Veterinary research in South Dakota with her husband and two dogs.
* Dane graduated from veterinary school last spring and is currently finishing his PhD at the University of Minnesota. He stops by the clinic from time to time to catch up and discuss some of his research projects. Dr. Hunt attended his graduation party and was able to catch up with both Dane and Ahbrajeet.
* Abhrajeet is married and working on his PhD at the University of Minnesota as well. We still see his family and their dog Rupo for vaccine appointments and the occasional nail trim :).
Palomino Pet Hospital & Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Apple Valley, MN. The professional and courteous staff at Palomino Pet Hospital & Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Palomino Pet Hospital & Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Apple Valley, MN and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Palomino Pet Hospital & Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
Mauer realxing in the window looking outside
Her favorite spot :0)
Enjoying Minnehaha dog park!
Hunting in the toy box
The Browning Complex
The entrance to the hospital from the road (next to Kwik Trip)
The Browning Complex
The Home of Palomino Pet Hospital & Clinic
The Reception Area
We Welcome You and Your Pet!
The Isolation/Quiet Room
This room is used to quarantine patients with contagious diseases or provide peace and quiet for our sensitive guests
The Diagnostic Laboratory
This is the area where our In-House diagnostic tests are performed
The Surgery Room
Preparing a patient for surgery
The Treatment & Procedure Room
Doctor Hunt with a feline patient
The Kitchen/Break Room
This room is where the staff can cook a meal or get away to read a book
The Boarding Facility
Our guest "Hooch" relaxes in his room
The Treatment & Procedure Room
This is a special ICU cage which provides warmth and oxygen for critical patients
Palomino Pet Hospital welcomes you! We want to help you care for your pet by providing the best possible veterinary care. Our team of professions will work with you to design a plan of care that suits the needs of you and your pet. New clients are always welcome!
Hi, I'm Nikki. I've been working with Dr. Hunt since 1999 as his surgical assistant. I help prepare your pet for surgery. During surgery, I monitor your pet's vital signs and assist Dr. Hunt with procedures. Our goal is to ensure that you and your pet have an experience that is as stress free as...
I have been in practice as a veterinarian in the South Metro area for over 20 years. I am a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia and reside in Credit River Township with my wife and our three children. I have a special interest in small animal medicine and believe strongly in the value...
Meaghan has been working with Dr. Hunt at Palomino Pet Hospital since October 2010. She graduated from Denison University in Granville, OH with a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a concentration in pre-veterinary medicine. At the clinic, she is responsible for client communications and assisting D...
Taylor has been working at Palomino Pet Hospital since early 2011. She is currently attending St. Olaf college in Northfield, MN and focusing on pre-veterinary studies.
Taylor assists behind-the-scenes with the clinics boarded animals and is responsible for checking patients in, accompanying Dr. Hu...