News & Announcements

Everyone have a SAFE Halloween this weekend. Make sure to keep an eye on the furry friends and keep them away from undesirable mishaps with chocolate and other candy. 

For safety tips check out:

October is Adopt-A-Dog Month! Check out information on the American Humane Association website. 

Ways YOU can help: 

1. Adopt from a shelter or rescue organization
2. Spay or neuter your dog
3. ID your pet
4. Support your local shelter

Check out coupons for the clinic on 

Is your dog limping after a long walk or run at the park? Do you have 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 for more information or call us today!

Continue year round Heartgard to protect your dog from unwanted intestinal parasites commonly picked with from other animals and while playing at dog parks. If you struggle remembering to give monthly doses of Heartgard, download the Heartgard app on your smartphone for monthly reminders. Follow the link below for your iPhone/Android app...


News from Palomino Pet Hospital alumni:

*Taylor "Tay Tay" is starting her first year of veterinary school at the University of Minnesota this fall. We are excited to keep her close and continue to see her dogs and family at the clinic.

*Ashley celebrated her wedding in June 2013 and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Elena Marie, on July 10, 2014. She continues to work north of the cities as a veterinary technician.  

* Kristin  has graduated from vet school and moved back to the Twin Cities area with her husband and growing family. 

* 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 and is currently finishing his PhD at the University of Minnesota. He stops by the clinic from time to time to catch up and bring in his cat, Dill.

* 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 :). 

About Us

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.
  • Eddy



  • Lucky


    Lucky Girl

  • Mauer


    Mauer realxing in the window looking outside

  • Flo


  • Dakota


    Her favorite spot :0)

  • Callie


    Enjoying Minnehaha dog park!

  • Nina


  • Baby


  • TD


    Handsome TD

  • TD


    Hunting in the toy box

  • The Browning Complex


    The entrance to the hospital from the road (next to Kwik Trip)

    The Browning Complex
  • The Browning Complex


    The Home of Palomino Pet Hospital & Clinic

    The Browning Complex
  • The Reception Area


    We Welcome You and Your Pet!

    The Reception Area
  • The Isolation/Quiet Room


    This room is used to quarantine patients with contagious diseases or provide peace and quiet for our sensitive guests

    The Isolation/Quiet Room
  • The Diagnostic Laboratory


    This is the area where our In-House diagnostic tests are performed

    The Diagnostic Laboratory
  • The Surgery Room


    Preparing a patient for surgery

    The Surgery Room
  • The Treatment & Procedure Room


    Doctor Hunt with a feline patient

    The Treatment & Procedure Room
  • The Kitchen/Break Room


    This room is where the staff can cook a meal or get away to read a book

    The Kitchen/Break Room
  • The Boarding Facility


    Our guest "Hooch" relaxes in his room

    The Boarding Facility
  • The Treatment & Procedure Room


    This is a special ICU cage which provides warmth and oxygen for critical patients

    The Treatment & Procedure Room
  • Ron Hunt


    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! View

    Ron  Hunt
  • Nikki


    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...

  • Ron Hunt


    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...

    Ron  Hunt
  • Meaghan


    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


    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. You'll see her most often on weekends and during the summer. One of Taylor's dogs has Addison's, and she has a special interest in ...