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Your Pet’s Favorite Veterinarian

Get to Know Escanaba, MI’s Trusted Animal Clinic

At the Escanaba Veterinary Clinic, we go the extra mile for every human or animal that enters our practice! We know that finding the right vet can be tricky, so we offer unmatched, friendly care in our state-of-the-art facility. You and your pet will feel right at home!

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Meet Our Team

When you choose Escanaba Veterinary Clinic, you’re choosing a team of doctors, technicians, and office staff with years of knowledge and training. We aren’t just experienced professionals, we’re pet lovers whose job is to care for your pet like they’re our own!

Saundra Robinette, DVM, Escanaba Veterinary Clinic, Escanaba MI

Saundra Robinette, DVM

Veterinarian, Owner

Science-minded from adolescence, Dr. Robinette realized early on in her life that veterinary medicine was her niche. What she loves about her work is the opportunity to develop relationships with the patients and their owners. She appreciates the challenge offered by each new patient and hopes to improve the quality of life for those patients when possible.

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Dr. Robinette has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2004. She spent five years working as a general practice veterinarian. She took some time away from general practice to enroll in a one-year rotating internship with Michigan Veterinary Specialists, which further developed her veterinary skills. For two years following, she remained on staff as an emergency doctor and helped to train the new interns.

After being with Michigan Veterinary Specialists for three years, she joined Fox Valley Animal Referral Center as an Emergency/Critical Care Doctor. She worked for them for about 2 1/2 years. During this time, her family lived bistate with a home in Escanaba, MI, and an apartment in Appleton, MI. When the opportunity to come back to Escanaba Veterinary Clinic presented itself, Dr. Robinette never hesitated to bring her career back home.

The time away from Escanaba Veterinary Clinic has allowed Dr. Robinette to perform a quality of medicine most general practices simply don’t offer. She is excited to bring and use the new skill base she has developed. She takes great pride in her opportunity to be a small business owner in the community she has always called her home.

Veterinary medicine is only part of Dr. Robinette’s life. She is married to a wonderful husband, Brian Robinette. She has two beautiful, two-legged children, Pierce and Brooklyn, who take up much of her spare time. They are accompanied by four, four-legged children: two French bulldogs, Lola and Hazel, and two cats, Dexter and Josie. In the limited spare time she finds, she enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, camping, and, of course, traveling around the US and world.

Dr Linda Bunno, Escanaba Veterinary Clinic, Escanaba MI

Dr. Linda Bunno

DVM - Associate

As a 1983 graduate of Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Bunno started her career as a small animal doctor in Utica, MI. As the Upper Peninsula called her name, she could not resist coming home to practice veterinary medicine. Working part time at Bayshore Veterinary Clinic in Menominee and here at Escanaba Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Bunno joined us full time in 1995 and has been a wonderful asset ever since.

Dr Gina Laur, Escanaba Veterinary Clinic, Escanaba MI

Dr. Gina Laur

DVM - Associate

Dr. Gina Laur is a 2004 graduate of the Escanaba High School, and a 2013 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. After obtaining her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, Dr. Laur worked at the Gwinn-Sawyer Veterinary Clinic for four years until she was offered the opportunity to return to her hometown and join our staff at the Escanaba Vet Clinic. She enjoys seeing so many welcoming, familiar faces.

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Dr. Laur has been married since 2005, and her husband Dave Laur is the Director of Student Life at Bay de Noc Community College. They have two sons, Gavin and Emery, who keep their lives active and happy. They also have two cats, Milo and Sasha.

In her spare time… wait, what is that? Dr. Laur enjoys spending time outdoors, having quality time with family and friends, playing cards and board games, going to fun 80’s rock concerts, and hopes to get back into playing volleyball on a regular basis.

Dr. Jessi Wixtrom, Escanaba Veterinary Clinic, Escanaba MI

Dr. Jessi Wixtrom

Veterinarian

Dr. Jessi Wixtrom is a 2011 graduate from Gwinn High School, a 2015 graduate from Northern Michigan University, and a 2019 graduate from Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. While in school, Dr. Wixtrom worked on both large and small animals. She moved to Washington after graduation to work at a mixed animal practice in Oregon, where she worked with horses, sheep, goats, and small animals. There they lived in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge and enjoyed the many beautiful hikes the area had to offer.

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After working in Oregon, Dr. Wixtrom and her husband decided to move back home with their three dogs, making a quite eventful cross country trip! Dr. Wixtrom and her husband are so happy to be back home and are hoping to start adding more animals to their small hobby farm. In their free time, Dr. Wixtrom and her husband enjoy hiking and kayaking with their three dogs: Cooper, Samson, and Tucker.
Mary, Escanaba Veterinary Clinic, Escanaba MI

Mary

Practice Manager

Mary, our manager, has been part of the EVC team since 1986. She has lived all her life in this area because she loves the great outdoors. She enjoys spending time with her family on their farm along with her horses and dog.

Debbie, Escanaba Veterinary Clinic, Escanaba MI

Debbie

Head Technician

Debbie has been in the veterinary field for 34+ years. She joined the Escanaba Veterinary Team in 1995. She came to us from Pennsylvania where she was raised. She was born in New York, where she got her fiery attitude from. As our head technician, she is an important part of our team.

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Debbie is also certified as a Veterinary Dental Technician. Debbie has two dogs and one cat, who are waiting for her when she comes home. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, hunting, weight lifting, and gardening.
We’re excited to meet you!
To schedule an appointment, contact us or call 906-786-8020 today.

We’re excited to meet you! To schedule an appointment, contact us or call 906-786-8020 today.

Escanaba Veterinary Clinic, Escanaba MI

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Escanaba Veterinary Clinic
618 Stephenson Ave
Escanaba, MI 49829
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Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Every Other Saturday: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Your pets are our passion.