Lakeview Animal Clinic

Full Service Veterinary
Mobile Dairy Practice

Phone: 800-279-2152
or 989-352-6684
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Veterinary clinic for large animal and small animal medicine and surgery.

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Lakeview Animal Clinic was established in 1965, and was purchased by the current owners, Drs. Steve Edwards and Pete Blinkilde, in 1989. We are a full service mobile dairy practice that also provides care for all other farm animals including beef cattle, sheep, and goats, as well as some exotic species including llamas, alpacas, deer, and pigs. Unfortunately, we do not service horses, as there are many veterinarians in the area that specialize in equine veterinary service. See Town and Country Animal Clinic’s page for small animal information.

Our practice area includes Montcalm, Mecosta, northern Ionia and northern Kent counties, although we have found ourselves in other areas on various occasions.

We have three full time large animal veterinarians; Dr. Steve Edwards, Dr. Karen Peterson and Dr. Karen Barbu. We also have two receptionists, Carolyn and Sarah. All of our large animal doctors are Michigan State graduates. We are all members of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (cattle veterinarians), the American Veterinary Medical Association, and  the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association.  We regularly attend various continuing education events throughout the year. Dr. Steve Edwards is also a board certified diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) specializing in Dairy Medicine.

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Mary the reindeer

Posted on April 30, 2012 @ 10:06pm by NickNo Comment
Mary the reindeer

Meet Mary the Reindeer. Mary is about two years old and lives on a wonderful farm with many other animals. One day while Mary was in her pen, the ponies from the neighboring pen somehow got out and in with Mary. No one witnessed what happened, but Mary was unable to put weight on her left hind limb after this incidence. We examined Mary and thought it was possible she injured her hip joint. After obtaining radiographs it was determined that she had a luxated hip, which meant the head of the femur had slipped out of the hip joint. It is possible she got kicked or spooked by the ponies, which led to her injury.

Here is Mary at the hospital after her surgery resting comfortably.
Here is Mary at the hospital after her surgery resting comfortably.
This radiograph shows the luxated femur on a side veiw. The arrow starts within the hip joint and ends at the femoral head.
This radiograph is a view taken with Mary on her back and as you can see the arrow begins in the hip joint and goes in the direction the femur luxated.
We teamed up with several orthopedic specialists and Mary was able to have a surgery performed to correct the luxation. This is the radiograph taken after Mary's surgery, notice the screw placed to help hold the femoral head into the hip joint.