Bemidji Veterinary Hospital

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of veterinary medicine in the most compassionate and professional manner possible.

A Focus on the Patient

We are a pet health care team. Each of our employees has a passion for pets. This is a bond that unites us all. We take that title and responsibility very seriously. We offer medical options that best meet the needs of our clients and patients.

A Focus on the Community

We also value being community-minded. In fact, Bemidji Veterinary Hospital has been a part of the community since the 1940s. Many of our employees grew up near Bemidji or have lived in the Bemidji area for many years. We know our clients personally. Our staff members participate in community activities. They are regularly involved in community groups, volunteer projects, and charity events. During the construction of our new hospital, local contractors and resources were used for over 93% of the total project.

Hear what our clients are saying about us

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★★★★★ Our experience with Juliet, professional dog trainer, has been excellent. She began working with us and our cocker spaniel when she was a four month old puppy. She is one year old this week and she has learned so much and is developing into a wonderful, well trained and affectionate companion. Along with in-person sessions, Juliet provides us with helpful and detailed instructions, along with videos, to assist us with continual home training. Juliet is always available for any questions we may have. Our little Zoe loves her trainer.Sheila ThomtonSheila Thomton1701536538 ★★★★★ We have been impressed with the service we’ve received at Bemidji Veterinary Hospital and especially the great work of trainer Juliet Flint. She is extremely organized and knowledgeable about dog behavior. Her demeanor with our Ruby has been great and her follow-ups are a real plus. Great job from all of you.Terry and Linda BradleyLinda BradleyLinda Bradley1701472097 ★★★★★ This place is absolutely amazing. Dr. Stinar is the only vet in the area that'll see exotic animals. I took my female bearded dragon in and Dr stinar was so thorough. And knowledgeable about this species. I love her. Definitely will be going back.Naunie MichalicekNaunie Michalicek1701471213 ★★★★★ They always try to do everything they can to help your pet we've been going to them since they were in the old buildingCliff OneillCliff Oneill1700674543 ★★★★★ I brought my puppy there for all of his early life treatments, his neuter, and they made everything so easy for me!James LaValleyJames LaValley1700431994 ★★★★★ I love the staff at Bemidji Vet Hosp! 🐾💙The staff is extremely helpful & caring; they understand how you feel, they have pets too. The Doctors are amazing. They truly care about you & your pet. The doctor understand your situation, they share the X-rays explain what is occurring and dummy it down so you understand. The Vet will present a few options for treatment and end with what they think will work best for your dog.Bemidji Vet is a very current and state of the art facility -I drive over an hour for my appointments and it is so worth it.Meg NaugleMeg Naugle1700361582 ★★★★★ Very nice staff. Veterinarian made sure all my questions were answered and didn't make me feel judged by my choices as a pet parent.Melanie MittanMelanie Mittan1700276652 ★★★★★ We are so impressed with all the staff here! We are newer to the area and were able to get our dogs in for appointments easily, and the exams are always thorough, and my questions get explained and answered. We LOVE this place! Gracie Lu and Maisey Mae love y'all!Joni BonnellJoni Bonnell1699981103 ★★★★★ So grateful for the staff and service. My doggo needed urgent care laceration repair and they were super friendly and helpful to get resources and time in for her. Thank you Bemidji Animal Hospital!!!ShellbieShellbie1698947676 ★★★★★ I highly recommend the staff and Dr. Stinar. They treated my Bella like a family member, not just a dog❤️Stacy HermanStacy Herman1698877383 ★★★★★ Bemidji Veterinary Hospital is the #1 place to take your animal if they are in need of medical treatment, they do an excellent job in taking care of animals!Xavier PillerXavier Piller1698862751 ★★★★★ Friendly, honest and knowledgeable is what I have to say about Bemidji vet Hospital! Have been taking our 4 legged family members here for years and will continue to do so! This is an up north state of the art facility along with a great care team!♥️🐾 🐾♥️🐾 🐾♥️🐾 🐾♥️🐾 🐾♥️🐾 🐾♥️Nancy SorensonNancy Sorenson1696625937 ★★★★★ Well. My dog Needed stitches he then ripped them out. I wound up super glueing him because I couldn't afford To have them Stitch him up again...I felt some shand I was hesitant in having a follow up Appointment, but they seem to be non judgmental, At the very least enough to put on a professional face.( Or perhaps i'm my worse critic)They Gave me some advice on how to take care of him going forward And I bought some additional meds.I'm feeling optimisticAnthony PeasleyAnthony Peasley1696096525 ★★★★★ Caring, compassionate and knowledgeable professionals. My dogs receive excellent veterinary care here.Cari KlutheCari Kluthe1695867395 ★★★★★ Couldn’t be anymore satisfied with the services received from Bemidji Veterinary Hospital!! Drax is always ready for a visit!!Scott schroederScott schroeder1695765818 ★★★★★ Such a kind, caring animal clinic!! Bemidji is very lucky to have such a terrific clinic. We suspected that our cat had a UTI, which she did but it took several phone calls to other vet clinics before I could find a vet who would check her to substantiate our suspicions. Couldn’t have been nicer!! Highly recommend!!Ann WoodAnn Wood1695667506 ★★★★★ We had to take our 8 month old kitten to them after she had busted her stitches open from being spayed. They took her in and were able to treat her that day and kept her overnight to make sure she was doing good. They did an amazing job and Thumbelina is doing so much better now. It was all very reasonably priced and we are so thankful they were able to treat her!mack bouliannemack boulianne1695337085 ★★★★★ They got my sick kitten into urgent care the same day I called. I was able to drop her off at lunchtime and pick her up at 6pm. The veterinarian was knowledgeable and professional, so we didn't even have to get labs or x-rays done. My kitten is already looking so much livelier! I recommend this veterinary hospital for their quick and courteous service.Seth TillotsonSeth Tillotson1694219863 ★★★★★ Everyone at Bemidji Vet Hospital will bend over backwards for your loved one(s). Thank you all for just being you!Gabriel DillenburgGabriel Dillenburg1692989270 ★★★★★ Great place to get good care for your animals nice staff and it's very cleanKevin RubitschungKevin Rubitschung1692739285 ★★★★★ We left for "up north" for a month right after our dog had a surgery. Long story short, she ended up with an infection. Bemidji Veterinary was able to get us in right away and helped us get everything squared away. Dr. Pillar was great. It was worth an hour drive to get there.Peter HuntPeter Hunt1691703563 ★★★★★ If you want a vets office that will love your fur baby as much as you do, go to Bemidji veterinary Hospital. They are wonderful!! I was extremely touched by how good they were to my "little girl".Christy McghghyChristy Mcghghy1689867012 ★★★★★ They are beyond kind here, best place a new dog mom could ask for and they're not afraid to answer some of my very random questionsMeghan OberprillerMeghan Oberpriller1687526440 ★★★★★ They were able to get my cat in for an urgent care appointment, diagnose, and treat her symptoms! The urgent care appointments are expensive ($200 just for the appointment) but well worth the price.Kirsten WarcupKirsten Warcup1687453261 ★★★★★ AWESOME vet visit. From the very first call with Robin to the actual visit with Dr Rowan, we were treated with kindness and helpfulness. They actually cared about my dog and treated her tenderly and patiently. I can't say enough good things about our visit. Thank you!Nancy NeedhamNancy Needham1687360742 ★★★★★ We have always felt the care and support from doctors and staff have been of the highest quality. We have gone to this hospital for years and feel they are the BEST!Fran SorquistFran Sorquist1685296542 ★★★★★ They are awesome!!!Annita MontgomeryAnnita Montgomery1685114477 ★★★★★ They take great care of our fur baby. She got her teeth cleaned and was happy and healthy on leaving. Wonderful place!Diane CDiane C1684296514 ★★★★★ They were amazing to get us in, last minute with my dog having issues giving birth to her puppies! They were all so very kind and caring! They had everyone outside of the room watching and cheering my baby girl Patriot!! Definitely recommend this vet area for sure!Sarah DixonSarah Dixon1683113379 ★★★★★ The staff are excellent,friendly and really care for your pets from the time you walk in and leave.the cleanliness of Bemidji veterinary Hospital is amazing. Each veterinarian is so kind and caring and if you walk in with a concern or health issue they get you answers immediately.Della HotchkissDella Hotchkiss1681763976 ★★★★★ Brought our boxer and then recommended them to our neighbor for spays. Great service!Char OChar O1681566929 ★★★★★ Throughout our experience of the past 15+ years, every member of the staff of Bemidji Veterinary Hospital has been knowledgeable, sincerely friendly, thoroughly helpful, and fully attentive to all of our questions and concerns. Each of them clearly loves the animals under their care. Bemidji Veterinary Hospital, collectively, serves as trusted family physician for our doggies!After 17 happy & healthy yrs, our two doggies passed. Bemidji Vet Hospital & Boarding provided the thoughtful loving service they each deserved. We now have a third stray shepherd-husky mix that has found us. He's young & more than a handful, but the calm expertise of staff at Bemidji Vet Hospital & Boarding is helping us through it. Their behaviorist/ trainer & training facilities are excellent!Rebecca D KnowlesRebecca D Knowles1681222417 ★★★★★ Myself and my family have been going here for years. There are many great veterinarians in Bemidji, but Bemidji Vet Hospital has always been my regular. Trustworthy, kind, caring, and knowledgeable.Update:Visited Bemidji Vet Hospital again, this time for nothing to be happy about. We had to put down our family dog because her cancer had worsened quite quickly. The staff were calm, understanding, respectful, and empathetic. They gave us all the time we needed and were gentle with our dog in her final moments. They do cremation in house and also do clay paw prints. I'd recommend Bemidji Vet Hospital both in the good times and in the bad times.Emily HeadbirdEmily Headbird1679409859 ★★★★★ Great workers and clean workplace!JacksonJackson1678549094 ★★★★★ The staff are so friendly and seem genuinely caring. I love bringing my pets to themMerrilee WarnerMerrilee Warner1678383691 ★★★★★ Very good with my little puppyjohn gerbrachtjohn gerbracht1678151497 ★★★★★ Highly recommend this place for the difficult dog to get shotsapple spongeapple sponge1675696956 ★★★★★ They were great with my Doggo. Reasonably priced for boarding too.ElectronicGlitter KittenElectronicGlitter Kitten1671483909 ★★★★★ Our Boston Terrier was suffering from seizures and our local vet didn’t give him the proper treatment. We drove 2.5 hours to get here but I’m glad we did. The staff here was very helpful and friendly and thanks to the care our dog received here he is doing very good. Thanks so much to everyone for your help. I would wholeheartedly recommend this place!!!RJDRJD1671201159 ★★★★★ My dog, Otto, returns from boarding here relaxed, comfortable and his own self. Which to me means that he is not stressed and that he is well taken care of! I would definitely recommend for your fur baby if you're in need for an overnight stay or a week's vacation. I gave high ratings for a reason.Karla SouthersKarla Southers1666038492 ★★★★★ Good facility and super friendly staff!!Robert StantonRobert Stanton1663438537 ★★★★★ We have been taking our pets to Bemidji Veterinary Hospital for over 7 years. The staff is always friendly, caring, and helpful. We have boarding our dog there and it was great to get updates and to know that he was getting to go outside for playtime and walks. The staff really enjoy working with all the animals.Denise MerschmanDenise Merschman1661565412 ★★★★★ They are always professional and great with my pets.Kristin GundersonKristin Gunderson1659068349 ★★★★★ One of the best (if not the BEST) vet experience we’ve had. We were traveling through. Our dog had a medical emergency. They took us in swiftly, were caring and thorough. I wish all vet hospital were like this! I envy the locals for having a better option than I have at home.Mimi BMimi B1657590605 ★★★★★ Dr. Pillar and his staff have gone above and beyond to take the best care of our pets. We truly trust them and cherish the relationship we have formed with them. Friendly, caring staff and world class service.Corryn BundermannCorryn Bundermann1656709228 ★★★★★ Absolutely wonderful group of people working there. They got my Bella in to their urgent care and had her tested for Lymes immediately after we got there. And even though she was there for urgent care they didn't drain my bank account with crazy high "emergency" prices. My Bella is already improving and it's only been 1 day on meds.Heather OberleyHeather Oberley1655349059 ★★★★★ Great place, doctors and staff are super friendly and compassionate. They have a fantastic facility there with many opinions. I'm so fortunate to live close, because I would travel far to have them care for my pets.angie stinarangie stinar1654127499 ★★★★★ They take such great care of my Frankie.Shellie BatesShellie Bates1653607477 ★★★★★ Great ppl here! Love the service they give and how well they take care of our fur babiesJosh KraftJosh Kraft1652809240 ★★★★★ Great quick thorough care and service!Lois PfefferLois Pfeffer1652220747 ★★★★★ My sons St Bernard mix Bucky was hit by a truck. And I knew he was in through shape and and likely outcome. And I called vets all over the place and nobody would take him. I finally reached this place and I got an immediate call back at 8am after calling and sending a email. They took him right away and cared for him quickly and gave us the expected bad news as we were going to have to let him go, but the Vet and Nurses were so kind and compassionate for Bucky, my son and my family. And were so caring and compassionate through the process. As hard as it was/is, they made the toughest steps a little easier. Their people from the receptionists up to the vets are genuine. HIGHLY Recommended!!!Phil JohnsonPhil Johnson1649623177 ★★★★★ I've never been disappointed with them, they truly care for your fur babies and your feelings.Sara LoebsSara Loebs1648651243 ★★★★★ Bemidji Vet Hospital is the only place that I will take my dogs. We have a dog with a knee cap that pops in and out of place. Dr. Piller is an amazing vet. He is so knowledgeable and is very resourceful as well. Everybody at the Vet Hospital is super nice and they all take care of and love your pet just as much as you do. I would highly recommend them and they are seriously the only vet hospital that I will take my dogs. We have not had a complaint and they do everything in their power to diagnose what is wrong with our dogs.Nicole PedersonNicole Pederson1647965129 ★★★★★ These wonderful people saved the life of our cat (Echo) when she was terribly mauled by a neighborhood dog. The dog pulled her down from a tree, ripping all of her claws out. It shook her and caused countless (30+) puncture wounds on her sides and rear leg. It very seriously was trying to kill her. All of the veterinarians that helped us were absolutely incredible. They worked magic saving her initially, then they worked magic again helping with followup problems. The technicians were also very caring and gentle with her - when she had to spend time in kitty hospital, I felt confident that she was in good hands.As Echo was healing, we were warned that her leg might be permanently lame due to the severity of her injuries. Nowadays, I am very pleased to say that Echo recovered 99%! It's all because of the care she received at this facility. She just can't jump as high as she used to and she keeps that leg a bit stiff as she sprints (yes, SPRINTS) around the house. Her claws completely grew back in. She healed up better than we ever could have hoped. Every time I look at her, I think about how much I appreciate still having her in our family. If you'd seen Echo after the attack, you would know that these folks truly did work a literal miracle. They gave us up to 15 more years of time with our baby girl.Side note: this happened when Delta was surging. Many other veterinary practices were closed and not seeing any patients (even for critical cases!!!). Bemidji Veterinary Hospital remained open and they even found time to see her on an emergency basis. God bless these people for coming into work during risky times and caring for our family members. If your pet is in need of any kind of veterinary care, I strongly recommend you bring them here. The staff are highly competent, dedicated, and very clearly have a deep love of animals!Hanah DHanah D1646346661 ★★★★★ Very nice, clean facility. The staff is very kind and helpful.Brian HansonBrian Hanson1646313784 ★★★★★ My Kuma Girl (Boarder Colly-Irish Setter mix) she is 12yrs. My service dog. She had an abscess on her left side upper jaw & when I called the hospital they didnt have any openings & just incase i couldnt pay all the bill the day of her appointment they would let me make a down payment & pay monthly til it was paid off & no other office in my area would do that for me...That was a big relief when the nurse told me that over the phone...So I brought Kuma in & was ready for her to stay for the day to have dun what needed to get dun so i thought Kuma was really comfortable in the office & was very well behaved...The nurse that took us back to the examination room was amazin & made me feel comfortable as well...The wait wasnt long at all when we got there or even the wait for the Dr. in the room.... There was no sugar coating any part of the visit or the outcome....Yes Kuma had an abscess which had "blownout" or "burst" b4 we got to the hospital...but the abscess was on a huge non removable tumor....The Dr. didnt give me a time as to when but that it was fixxin to happen sooner than later...😪😭😢😪😭😢 I wood recomend The Bemidji Veterinary Hospital to anyone with an animal needing service...A big Thank You to all the staff at the hospital...Kelli qusickKelli qusick1645158617 ★★★★★ Excellent! They did a wonderful job with our Rosie. She made a full recovery from a very deadly flower encounter. Lilies are a no no for any pet! Thank you, staff for being so welcoming and keeping us updated constantly with our kitty.Tiffany Wadena-AlvaradoTiffany Wadena-Alvarado1644493515 ★★★★★ Great place. Dr. Pillar was amazing and very knowledgeable! Very highly recommend! Will definitely be back with my pets.panther1845panther18451639246697 ★★★★☆ Pro: Super Kind and Great StaffCons: Very ExpensiveSarah Usher-HarrSarah Usher-Harr1686768176 ★★★★☆ They've always taken good care of our dog and we have used them to kennel before. We had an instance where our dog choked on a rawhide and were charged $400+ to have him seen same-day and the rawhide was massaged down his esophagus. Good care but spendy.J sJ s1641413448 ★★★★☆ Great placeChris JaransonChris Jaranson1640225227js_loader


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Sunday: Boarding Pick-up & Drop-off only

Closed: New Year's Day/Memorial Day/4th of July/Labor Day/Thanksgiving Day/Christmas Day

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What's Next

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    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

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    Put a plan together for your pet.

Every single person I’ve encountered there was absolutely wonderful! My cat had major abdominal surgery, and as Dr. Pillar quite accurately stated, my cat is a one-woman cat. A week later, my cat boarded there for 2 nights. Every tech I encountered, each time I’ve gone there, was attentive, caring, kind, and a joy to deal with. The same is true of Dr. Pillar, who is kind, caring, and has excellent attention to detail, which is exactly what you want in a good surgeon.


I always feel comfortable bringing my best friend to BVH. They have a friendly staff and I feel they genuinely care about her. Thanks.


Staff was great! Everyone was really sweet, gentle, & patient with my French bulldog. He’s a big baby & didn’t want to go anywhere without me. Staff was very calm & took their time letting him get comfortable.


If you want a vet office that will love your fur baby as much as you do, go to Bemidji Veterinary Hospital. They are wonderful!!


Best, most attentive, caring, helpful vets I have ever dealt with… reasonable and very willing to work with us. They care for and love all of my animals almost as much as I do!