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320 S. Ella
Sandpoint, ID 83864



Mon-Wed 7:30 to 5:30

Thursday 7:30 to 7:00

Friday 7:30 to 5:30

Saturday 8:00 to 3:00

Sunday Closed

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Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver high-quality and compassionate care to pets and their people while striving towards a fear-free experience for our patients.  We accomplish this through continuously educating our doctors and our staff, and by prioritizing client education.  Our goal is to always offer superior choices for preventative care, medicine, and surgery; but to customize these for the needs of our clients.



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

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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

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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. Jolee Stegemoller

SAM_9030.JPGDr. Stegemoller’s dream of becoming a veterinarian started as a little girl. Originally from southern Indiana, her love of animals, especially horses, led her to Murray State University where she earned her B.S. in Agriculture in 2009. She graduated from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013 and headed to Colorado to complete a mixed animal veterinary internship at an AAHA hospital. She and her husband spent almost 3 years in the Rocky Mountains before returning to Indiana.  She transitioned into small animal practice and launched the clinic there into being Fear Free Certified. Dr. Stegemoller’s passion is practicing the best Fear Free medicine and surgery, and she has a special interest in dentistry and pain management. She enjoys working with senior patients; helping them to enjoy a great quality of life with their families.

In her time away from practice, Dr. Stegemoller enjoys life with her husband, Derek, and toddler, Charlotte. Their family is completed with their dogs, Jethro and Junie. Dr. Stegemoller is an avid runner and their whole family loves the outdoors.  The Stegemoller’s are excited to become a part of the Sandpoint community and are looking forward to new adventures in North Idaho!

Dr. Richard Morgan

SAM_9030.JPGDr. Richard Morgan He was born in Colorado Springs, CO and grew up in Billings, MT. Dr. Morgan attended Colorado State University Veterinary School and graduated in 1982. He worked in Montana until 1985 when he moved to California and worked from Orange County all the way to Buellton. Dr. Morgan moved to Sandpoint and will be starting at NIAH September 17th. His philosophy; to be a patient advocate, advise the pet owner of the needs, medical condition and optimal treatment for their companion. 


Dr. John Moody & Dr. Marty Becker


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.













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.



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


Board & Bath




  • 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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320 S. Ella
Sandpoint, ID 83864



Mon-Wed 7:30-5:30

Thursday 7:30-7:00

Friday 7:30-5:30

Saturday 8:00-3:00

Sunday Closed




Fax: 208.263.2952