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P.O. Box 1021
320 S. Ella
Sandpoint, ID 83864


Monday 7:30am to 5:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am to 5:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am to 5:30pm
Thursday 7:30am to 7:00pm
Friday 7:30am to 5:30pm
Saturday 8:00am to3:00pm
Sunday Closed

our mission

Is to offer fear-free compassionate, quality care for pets and their people while striving for excellence in medicine, surgery, and preventative care.  Our professional team delivers exceptional client service through its focus on staff training and client education. We customize your pet's care.


Compassion is our most important objective. This includes more than the pets and exotic animals upon whom we focus, but also our human clientele.  Safety is always our concern during even the simplest procedures. No anesthesia is 100% safe, however, we strive for perfection.  Skill and training go hand-in-hand and our entire staff exemplifies this. Our doctors and veterinary technicians stay current on the latest techniques.

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Doctors Click on any of our doctors names to learn more about them

Dr. Dawn Mehra


Dr. Mehra earned undergraduate degrees in both Wildlife and Fisheries    Biology and Management from the University of Idaho.  She then obtained her Veterinary medical degree from Washington State University in 1990.   She worked several years for Idaho Fish and Game, the United States Forest Service in southeast Alaska, and participated in many wildlife research projects throughout the west.  Her professional interests are small animal medicine, dentistry, and dermatology; she performs acupuncture at North Idaho Animal Hospital.  She lives, outside of the hospital, with a passion for tennis and yoga that is only surpassed by her love for her family.

Dr. Robert N. Pierce


Dr. Pierce holds undergraduate degrees in both Wildlife Biology and Fisheries Biology and Management from the University of Idaho.  After graduating in 1983, he worked several years for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.  In 1990 he graduated from Washington State University's Veterinary Medical School.  His professional interests include surgery (both orthopedic and soft tissue) and emergency medicine at North Idaho Animal Hospital.  When he is not enjoying family life with his wife and two children he can be found playing either the guitar or ice hockey.  He is happiest, though, riding his favorite horse through the wilderness and camping under the stars.

Dr. Ken Hallock


Dr. Hallock earned both his Bachelor of Science degree and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of California at Davis.  Since graduating from vet school in 1982 he has been an associate in several small animal practices and has owned two veterinary hospitals, all in California.  His desire to experience true seasons and the fact his wife was born and raised in Sandpoint brought him to North Idaho Animal Hospital.  He enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine he has a special interest in surgery (both soft tissue and orthopedic), oncology (cancer medicine), and feline medicine.  Dr. Hallock is a long standing member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners.  When he's not at work he enjoys fishing, skiing, coaching his daughter's softball team and riding his Harley. This animal lover has his hands full at home with the family's four dogs and six cats!

Dr. Marty Becker


As a veterinarian, media personality, author, lecturer, educator, and recipient of many prestigious awards, Dr. Marty Becker has become known as the “best loved family doctor for pets.”Despite his demanding writing, speaking and television schedule, Dr. Becker still enjoys his work as a practicing veterinarian, at North Idaho Animal Hospital. 

He has been instrumental in defining and celebrating the ‘human-animal’ bond throughout the world. His compassionate care and professionalism makes him a perfect fit with the North Idaho Animal Hospital team.   We are proud to have him on our team.

Dr. Jenifer Ness


Dr. Jenifer Ness graduated with academic honors from the University Of North Dakota in 2002. Here she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Dr. Ness worked for several years at her hometown veterinary clinic in North Dakota before pursuing her DVM degree from Washington State University. Her veterinary interests include internal medicine, cytology and ultrasonography. Dr. Ness has a diverse animal background including training field bred gundogs with her family, working as a zoo keeper, and participating in a grant funded field research study on wild ring-tailed lemurs in southern Madagascar. Dr. Ness enjoys gardening, snowboarding, and walks in nature with her dogs.

Dr. John Moody


Dr. John Moody graduated from Purdue University in 1971 and practiced exclusively small animal practice over four decades in Anchorage AK, Nampa ID and finally settling down in Sandpoint ID where he ran his own practice Bonner Animal Hospital for 39 years. His special interest includes preventive health care and internal medicine.  Ginny his wife have three children and four grandchildren together.   During his free time he enjoys hiking the local trails, kayaking, fly fishing and traveling.



North Idaho Animal Hospital is proud to offer a variety of medial animal services in the local Sandpoint and North Idaho Panhandle areas. A comprehensive list of our services is included below, for more information on services not listed please contact our offices to find out how we can help your pet.

Medical Services

Internal Medicine & Surgery Orthopedic Surgery & Stem Cell
On site Laboratory Services Emergency and Critical Care
Dermatology  Acupuncture 
Digital Diagnostic Imaging & Ultrasound Home Euthanasia
Advanced Dentistry with Digital X-Rays On-site Pet Crematory


Dogs Hamsters
Cats Hedgehogs
Rabbits Turtles
Lizards & Snakes Guinea Pigs
Birds  Wildlife & Exotics


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  • We board ANY and ALL small animals (dogs, cats. avian, reptiles, pocket pets)
  • Day boarding rates: for pets who stay home alone
  • Additional TLC time available on a custom basis
  • On site veterinary care
  • Grooming and wellness check ups
  • Charges based on "nights" stayed
  • Custom pick-up times can be arranged
  • 10% discount on 3rd and additional pets
  • Call us for the current prices

Overnight Features:
  • Dogs: 3 lengthy walks on the bike path daily
  • Cats: Live BIRD watching and playroom
  • Birds, Rabbits, Pocket Pets & Reptiles: Avian Exotic medical staff on site

Day Boarding Features:
  • Doggie Day Spa: 2 lengthy walks and TLC of your choice
  • Boarding with Meds: This is only for insulin administration. Otherwise, no additional charge.

Note: administration of some medications, specialized treatments, customized TLC or pick-up requests may necessitate additional charges. Check with our friendly staff.


North Idaho Animal Hospital provides full grooming services for our clients. Our groomers operate their own businesses within our walls. All pets are pampered by our professional staff. Our appointments fill very quickly and thus we urge you to plan ahead and call us to arrange your grooming schedule.Our medical staff can update vaccinations, yearly de-worming medications, and give thorough physical examinations when your pets come for grooming. Please let us know your desires and we will do our best to accommodate.  

stem cell therapy



VET STEM technology utilizes STEM CELLS as a healing mechinism for arthritic or otherwise damaged joints in our patients. While human medicine in the United States has struggled with religious and political difficulties regarding research into this promising field, veterinary medical advancements have continued.


North Idaho Animal Hospital is proud to be involved in this cutting edge technology.


This treatment regimen has amazing beneficial for young as well as older animals. Please visit Vet STEM's website for more information.


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pet tips

Whether big or small, we can help them all. We know your pets are more like family which is why its important to keep them healthy and happy. Our staff has collectively organized a variety of pet tips designed to help you keep any and all of your animals in optimal health


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There are more than 8,000 species of reptiles
on the planet, and they live on every continent
except Antarctica (where it is too cold).


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P.O. Box 1021
320 S. Ella
Sandpoint, ID 83864



Monday thru Friday
7:30am to 5:30pm (Thurs till 7pm)
Saturday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

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