WELCOME TO NORTH OAKLAND VETERINARY HOSPITAL

This site is designed to keep my IMPORTANT clients up to date on new advances in veterinary medicine and also up to date on the growth of our practice. In time we will create links to other sites informing you of new advances. We have a very nice office on Walton Blvd in Waterford, MI NOW. We have been there for a number of years but some still think of us as working out of our home. We will always provide HOUSE CALLS but will NOW have office hours as well, provide hospitalization and boarding for OUR CLIENTS at this new facility. NOTHING is changing about our practice just our place of operation. We have needed more room FOR YEARS and it was the right time to make this move and expand our base of operation to help service your needs better. We hope this new website and our new facility will help you in many ways. If you have any suggestions please email them to me. Thank you for your LOYALTY and for visiting our site.

At North Oakland Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.


Meet Our Skilled Team

  • Dr.
    Mark Herne
    Dr. Mark Herne graduated from Oakland Christian High School in 1984. He attended Marion College (Indiana Wesleyan University) and graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. He worked for two brothers in Dowagiac, MI for two years to expand his post-graduate knowledge and then spent 3 months in Chicago, IL learning about House-Call delivery of Veterinary Medicine. Since then he has been practicing in his own practice North Oakland Visiting Veterinarian and NOW North Oakland Veterinary Hospital. This is a calling for him and he loves to serve his patients and their beloved owners. It often is the people that make what I do worthwhile.
  • Sandra Rice
    Sandi has been with us for almost two years and has been a big help around the clinic. She keeps everything looking clean and smelling great. Did we mention she might be an animal whisperer? She just loves the animals. She gets really mad when the animals do not like what Dr. Mark does--she has your back.
  • Grace Herne
    Grace is Dr. Mark’s daughter and helps answer the phone, assist our clients and does paperwork for her dad. She is a big help and loves the pets--especially the cats. She and my son were a big reason we used to rescue cats ALOT.....It has been harder to find homes since we moved into our office and the kennel is no longer at the entrance to the office. That entrance was quite inconvenient anyway.
  • Laura Herne
    Laura Dr. Mark’s wife and makes my office beautiful. She is an animal lover and will sometimes answer your call when she is visiting the office. Her passion is decorating and she helps make our environment pleasant for you and your pets.
  • Ethan Herne
    Ethan is Dr. Mark’s son and although his interests are in computers and graphic design he helps whenever it is needed. Ethan has helped with surgeries for years and assisting me whenever needed--contrary to what he says--he is quite good. He keeps the books and the computers in-sync. He is also the administrator of this site.

Featured Articles

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Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

    "I can not thank Dr Mark and the office staff enough for their help yesterday. Our dog ate a steroid prescription and I wasn't sure what to do. They told me what to do and our dog is doing great. Thank you Dr Mark I appreciate your help very much."
    Cheryl Allen-Flynn
    "This is place is everything you could hope for when it comes to the care of your animals. The doctor is so beyond kind and helpful as well as the rest of the staff. They called my dogs old vet to get all her records for me and even called me to follow up the next day just to check on her � thank you thank you!!!!"
    Emily Lauren
    "Dr Mark and his staff are wonderful caring and kind professionals. We have been with him for over 15 years. Would recommend him to anyone with pets � The Best !"
    MichaelandHarold MauroandCroom
    "Dr. Mark and his employees are the best!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for all the years you have taken care of our dogs. And now our new addition Chloe."
    Vanetta Bunce
    "Dr. Mark is truly amazing! Cannot say enough kind words about him. Anyone looking for a vet that is truly caring and compassionate, this is the place."
    Tami Nye
    "Thanks Dr Mark for always taking such good care of our Princess Fiona. Thanks for always answering my calls and coming to the rescue even after hours. Staff is wonderful too."
    Pam Brennan Sabada

Location

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Office Hours

Waterford Office

Monday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

By appointment only

Sunday:

By appointment only