About Us


Maple River Veterinary Associates was founded by Dr. Colleen Thorp in 1994 after practicing locally for several years. As time progressed, it was determined an expansion was necessary. A surgical suite and expanded kennel space were added. 

Maple River Animal Clinic became Maple River Veterinary Associates in 2022, when the practice was purchased by Dr. Holly Howard, merging Pellston Animal Clinic and MRAC.

Today, along with four doctors, the clinic features four exam rooms, two treatment tables, a separate surgical suite, isolation kennels, and room for over a dozen in-patients.  The clinic also has a freestanding barn with two stalls and a stock for horses and livestock. 

Maple River Veterinary Associates does perform farm calls throughout Emmet and parts of Cheboygan and Charlevoix counties. The clinic also provides emergency services for additional fees.

Why People Choose Us? Facebook Comments

These are amazing people who really care. Wouldn't dream of going anywhere else. This winter we had a house fire and lost one of our dogs while the other had very bad smoke damage to her lungs, they went above and beyond to save our girl. Sadie is now very happy to visit the vet because of the care and love they showed her. We can never thank Maple River enough and all the employees.

This morning our girl Minnie was not doing good. We are so thankful that Colleen was on call. Minnie crossed over the Rainbow Bridge this morning. Tony and I would like to say Thank you to Colleen and staff for all their big caring heart for our furbabies. Thank you and god bless you.

Excellent place, my pup enjoys the attention and treats he always gets and I enjoy the care and hospitality we receive. I will never take my boy any where else!!

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