News & Announcements

The clinic will only be open from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm on Saturday, August 22nd. Please plan accordingly for boarding pick up/drop off and any food or medication needs.


To everyone who attended the first annual Watchdog Walkers event on Wednesday, Aug 12th. We had a great turn out and were able to meet so many wonderful people and their furry friends. We look forward to joining up with the Apple Valley Police Department again next year. 

If you missed the event and want more information, contact Crime Prevention Specialist Pam Walter at 952-953-2706 for more information

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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:

*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 :). 

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 ...