At Grand Valley Animal Hospital our practice is grounded in science, with the ability to listen because no one knows your pet better than you do. Our mission is to maintain an exceptional team and to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art care in a compassionate environment. We believe that by using science, coupled with common sense and a team approach, we can improve the bond between you and your pet.
"I recognize that every client has a different level of experience, every pet a different level of need – and many clients have done their own research. I am trained in science, medicine, surgery and nutrition, but I also know that alternative options may fit your pet's individual need and will discuss these options with you. I am committed to continued education and have a keen interest in orthopedic and reproductive services, and will be expanding these areas in the future."
- Darin Meulebroeck, DVM
Dr. Meulebroeck earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, and is a member of both the American Veterinary Medical Association and the North Dakota Veterinary Medical Association. He is licensed to practice in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota and is the attending veterinarian for the University of North Dakota Center for Biomedical Research.
Dr. Erika MacKinnon earned her doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to entering the University of Minnesota, she worked as a veterinary technician for three years in Bemidji, MN, where she also completed her undergraduate degree. She is a licensed veterinarian in both North Dakota and Minnesota. Dr. MacKinnon also has an interest in companion birds and small exotic animals.
Dr. Burchill assists GVAH with orthopedic services. Prior to joining GVAH, Dr. Burchill owned a private veterinary practice for 16 years. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Iowa State University in 1994, and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the North Dakota Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Burchill is licensed to practice in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Minnesota.
Licensed Veterinary Technician
Desiree graduated from Ridgewater College in 2003 with an Associate of Applied Sciences in Veterinary Technology degree, and was licensed that same year. For the past nine years she has worked at a local veterinary hospital. In August 2012, Desiree joined the veterinary team at Grand Valley Animal Hospital and has been an incredible asset.
Stephanie attended the University of Minnesota, Crookston, where she obtained her B.A. in Animal Science and also attended Northland Community College, where she received her A.A.S. in Practical Nursing. Stephanie worked as a nurse before joining the staff at Grand Valley Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Technician in April 2011, when the clinic opened.
Samantha earned her bachelor of science degree in veterinary technology from North Dakota State University, and has been with the Grand Valley Animal Hospital team since October of 2014. Before joining Grand Valley she worked on a large dairy farm and at a small animal clinic that emphasized holistic medicine.
Kelsey attended Central Oregon Community College and is currently working on her associate’s degree in veterinary technology from San Juan College. After extensive volunteering at the Humane Society of Central Oregon, she joined the Grand Valley Animal Hospital family in 2016, where she assists the clinic staff with the care of animals and administrative work.
Krista joined our growing team in June 2017 as a Veterinary Assistant. Her focus in our clinic is monitoring and caring for pets post-surgery, administering medication, charting, maintaining operating rooms and equipment, and lab work. Krista is the proud owner of a Shetland Sheepdog, a dachshund, a ferret, and a leopard gecko.
Barb is your first point of contact with customer services and sales, and has nearly two decades of experience in the veterinary clinic industry. She has been a member of the Grand Valley team since 2013, and is a graduate of Moorhead State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Communications.
As a client care and communication specialist, Jackie is here to welcome you to the clinic, answer calls, and take care of your product needs. She loves animals and has 7 dogs with her husband, who raises and trains hunting dogs. Jackie especially enjoys caring for the puppies until they are ready for their new homes. Before joining the Grand Valley team in 2016, she worked for Altru Hospital in numerous departments after earning her Health Unit Coordinator degree from Northland Community College.
A graduate of NDSU with a degree in Animal Science, Sierra spent additional time shadowing in several veterinary clinics before starting at Grand Valley in early 2017. When you see her at the front desk, be sure and ask about her German Shorthaired Pointer Lab mix, Tatonka, and her Quarter Horse, Charlie!