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380 W Broadway Forest Lake, MN 55025

We're pleased to offer the following services at South Shore Veterinary Hospital:


Please call to schedule an appointment.  Patients are seen from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. On Saturday we are open from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

Please feel free to request a specific doctor, we respect and appreciate the relationships that develop between you and our staff. Our receptionists will do their best to accommodate your requests.

Well Care

Preventative care is key to keeping your pet healthy.  A solid preventative care plan includes annual to semi-annual physical exams, depending on your pet's age and medical needs.  We believe that vaccinations should be tailored to your individual pet's level of risk.  In addition, external and internal parasite prevention is vital for both you and your cat's or dog's well-being.

We also encourage you to microchip your pet. Each year millions of pets go missing.  A microchip is a rice-sized electronic device that is easily implanted under the skin between your pets shoulder blades with a needle similar to a vaccination and can be read with a universal electronic scanner.  Each device has a unique number which is registered in a national database. Humane societies, shelters, animal control officers and veterinarians use these scanners in attempt to get lost pets back to their owners.

Medical, Surgical and Diagnostic Services

South Shore Veterinary Hospital is well equipped to meet you medical and surgical needs.  Among our services we offer:    

  • In-house Laboratory
  • In-house Pharmacy
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Therapeutic Laser
  • Tonometry (Intra-ocular Pressure)
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound and Echocardiogram
  • Laparoscopy and Laparoscopically Assisted Gastropexy
  • Digital X-ray
  • Digital Dental X-ray
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Routine and Specialty Surgery

Emergency & Urgent Care

If you feel you have an emergency situation, it is best to call and let us know that you are on your way so that we can advise you on your particular situation and be better prepared for your arrival.

When the condition is not life-threatening, we are available for urgent care visits if you feel your pet needs to be seen before a regular appointment is available.  When you arrive, we will triage the patient to assess the level of urgency.  While respecting those who have scheduled appointments, we will work hard to provide care as soon as possible. 

Types of Pets Seen

Albeit, dogs and cats are our specialty at South Shore Veterinary Hospital, many of our doctors also provide care for your other family pets:

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Rabbits
  • Pocket Pets
  • Ferrets


South Shore Veterinary Hospital accepts payment via cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and Care Credit.  We require that payment be made at the time services are rendered.

We provide estimates for all surgeries and hospitalizations. If you have not received an estimate, you are welcome to request one at any time for your expected charges.


South Shore Veterinary Hospital proudly offers discounted services to senior citizens and owners with 3 or more pets per visit. 

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