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Grain Free Diets and Recent Health Scares

Recently the FDA released an article warning about grain free diets being connected to dogs with heart disease. Here is the link to that article if you have not read it yet: https://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/newsevents/cvmupdates/ucm613305.htm If you don’t want to read the whole article, it stated; “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients. These reports are unusual because DCM is occurring in breeds not typically genetically prone to the disease.” They also

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The Doctors and Staff at Northern Veterinary Associates believe our family pets, and the pets that we serve, play an important role in the family home. They contribute to our physical and emotional well-being. Because of this, our mission is to offer the highest quality medical and surgical services to our clients and patients. The mindset of our staff is that the patient is our #1 priority, and the client is an important member of the medical “team”. From the receptionists in the front office, to the doctors and veterinary assistants in the treatment area, to the kennel attendants in the back, we will continue to successfully follow through on our promise to protect the health and well-being of your beloved family pets.

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Meet our Doctors

Dr. Scott Jandron

Dr. Scott Jandron

Dr. Scott Jandron is co-owner of Northern Veterinary Associates and is a companion animal veterinarian. He was born in Ishpeming, one of the “Bell Babies”, and was raised in Negaunee. He has lived most of his life in what we like to call “God’s Country”. With access to all the wildlife in the Upper Peninsula, he knew at a young age that veterinary medicine was the only choice for him.

Dr. Jandron began his journey to become a veterinarian at Northern Michigan University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology/Chemistry. He later obtained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University.

As a veterinarian in a small town, Dr. Jandron greatly values the relationships he has built with the patients and clients he has served over a period of more than 24 years. He enjoys the variety that general medicine and surgery offer, and continues to further his interest in canine knee surgery and reptile medicine.

Dr. Jandron enjoys giving back to the community, especially when it comes to young students and athletes. He has developed a successful internship and mentoring program with the local high schools and offers field trips at the clinic for area schools and organizations so students can see what it is like to work in a veterinary clinic. He has also coached local youth soccer, baseball and basketball teams.

Dr. Jandron currently is looking forward to following his son on the varsity football team. He spends his free time biking and enjoying time at camp with his girlfriend. Also keeping them busy at home are three dogs and a Bearded Dragon lizard.

Dr. Susan Cannon

Dr. Susan Cannon

Dr. Susan Cannon is co-owner of Northern Veterinary Associates and full-time veterinarian. She grew up in East Lansing, MI next door to MSU’s veterinary facility. With her love for animals, the close proximity and the influence of the Veterinary College, Dr. Cannon knew her future was caring for those animals and helping the people who love them.

Dr. Cannon graduated from MSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 and moved to the U.P. as a full-time veterinarian. In 2002 she and Dr. Jandron established Northern Veterinary Associates.

Dr. Cannon enjoys general medicine and has interest in Dentistry, Dermatology and Internal Medicine. She also feels strongly that Animal Behavior and Training need to be emphasized to make strong, lasting relationships between animals and their people. She pursues this interest through extensive reading and attending both dog training and horsemanship seminars.

Dr. Cannon and her husband own a small farm. They keep a garden, poultry, sheep and horses. Dr. Cannon is an accomplished rider and enjoys both riding and driving their Clydesdales. She also competes in dog obedience and especially dog agility with their Belgian Tervuren and Border Collie.

Dr. Dawn Sheffield

Dr. Dawn Sheffield

Despite growing up in the Chicago area, Dr. Dawn Sheffield accomplished a slow move north into the Upper Peninsula. Since the age of 15 she has worked at veterinary hospitals in a variety of capacities.

Dr. Sheffield attended The Ohio State University where she obtained both her Bachelor of Arts in Biology and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. As a companion animal veterinarian, she treats a variety of pets. Some of her special interests include birds, rabbits, and other pocket pets.

Separate from her role as a veterinarian, Dr. Sheffield has participated in Rotary International for many years in Marquette, MI; Jackson, MI; and Elkhart, IN. Mentoring young adults is something she finds rewarding, and she stays very active in the Girl Scouts of America with her daughter. Although photography and travel have always been strong interests, she recently has become an avid gardener and enjoys planting trees around her home in Negaunee. Dr. Sheffield enjoys the outdoors with her husband, daughter and their dog. Their two cats round out the family, and of course they have the final say in all matters of the household.

Dr. Pamela Busser

Dr. Pamela Busser

We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Pamela Busser to our veterinary team at Northern Veterinary Associates. Dr. Busser was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula. She grew up in the Keweenaw Peninsula town of Dollar Bay.  She has always been drawn to the veterinary profession, even as a small child, because it provides the opportunity to help those who cannot help themselves.

After high school, Dr. Busser moved to the Chicago area and obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Biology at Northeastern Illinois University. She returned to her home state and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 2015. While attending MSU, Dr. Busser developed an interest in companion animal medicine and surgery. She was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to volunteer her surgical skills at a local clinic that offered low-cost spays and neuters for those in need.

Currently, Dr. Busser’s area of interest is focused on cats and dogs of all ages. She is committed to providing excellent medical and surgical care for every stage of their lives, from newborns to seniors! Geriatric medicine is important to Dr. Busser, as she wants to ensure your pets age gracefully and have the highest quality of life in their twilight years.

Family is also very important to Dr. Busser. She is the middle child of three siblings, and remains close to them and her mother. She lives in the Ishpeming area with her fiancé, two dogs, and three cats. Dr. Busser spends much of her free time heading home to visit family and friends in the Copper Country. She also enjoys many outdoor activities and reads books from a wide variety of genres.

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