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Brainerd - Crosby - Aitkin Vet ClinicIron Range Veterinary Clinic is a full service animal hospital and will take both emergency cases as well as well as regular appointments for medical, surgical, dental and other issues.

Iron Range Veterinary Clinic was previously known as Lake Region Veterinary Clinic of Crosby and was built in 2007 and bought by Julia Fry, DVM and Matt Stahl, DVM in 2012. 

At its conception, it was an equine only satellite clinic which was staffed by a veterinary technician on a daily basis.  A doctor would travel up from the main clinic for appointments on a weekly basis. 

In 2010, the clinic began to see some small animal (dog and cat) appointments in addition to its equine patients. 

Dr. Julia Fry was hired by Lake Region Vet in 2011 to start full time work at the Crosby clinic.  She took in both equine and small animal appointments and grew the practice substantially by offering on call emergency and a local presence in the community. 

In 2012, she partnered with Dr. Matt Stahl to buy the clinic from the previous owner.  They renamed the practice “Iron Range Veterinary Clinic, L.L.C.”  They now have three full time employees, and frequently have student helpers who are learning about veterinary medicine. 

Dr. Debbie MacKay has been a long time resident of the Crosby-Deerwood area having provided small animal veterinary services for more than two decades.

The clinic has seen a large increase in its farm calls and on-site horse appointments thanks to Dr. Stahl’s equine expertise. More owners are bringing their pets to see Dr. Fry and Dr. MacKay, as word spreads of the reliable, affordable, and personable care provided at Iron Range Veterinary Clinic.  

Come meet the crew today!

 

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