Practice limited to small domestic pets only.

Annual Wellness Examinations 

Our pets age five to seven years for every one of ours, making yearly physicals even more necessary than our own.  Dr. Anderson recommends annual wellness examinations to ensure that your pet receives the best preventive medicine addressing health problems before they become chronic.  Vaccinations are customized to your pet's lifestyle, risk factors, and age.

General Medicine 

At any point pets can become ill and require assistance.  We strive to provide the very best care for your pet by listening carefully to you and performing a thorough physical exam. Dr. Anderson performs most routine diagnostic testing within the hospital, and utilizes the latest information and best medications to assist your pet's health in the shortest time possible.


Senior Pet Care 

Because pets age so quickly, we offer Senior Wellness exams to enhance your older pet's well being and promote early detection of abnormalities and disease.  These exams include a comprehensive physical exam, blood and urine tests for the evaluation of major metabolic diseases, blood pressure and glaucoma testing, ultrasound to evaluate internal organs if necessary, and digital radiographs (x-rays) to assess the heart, lungs, and arthritic conditions if needed.


Our surgical suite is equipped with the modern anesthetics and monitoring devices.  All animals undergoing general anesthesia have their blood pressure, heart rate and rhythm,  blood oxygen levels, and respirations monitored throughout the procedure.  Dr. Anderson strongly believes in the health benefits of pain management before, during, and after your pet's surgical procedure.



Maintaining good oral health can add years to your pet's life and can make their later years more comfortable and happy. During an annual visit, Dr. Anderson will examine your pet's mouth for signs of early gum disease and point out areas of tartar build-up or disease.  We suggest a dental screening prior to scheduling for pet dentistry procedures such as ultrasonic scaling and polish, extractions, and mass removal under general anesthesia. 



A full range of orthopedic procedures, as well as some soft tissue surgeries, are performed in our office by Dr. Rick Scherr. Dr. Scherr is a traveling orthopedic surgeon, while owning a full service medical center, Big Sky Animal Medical Center, located in Great Falls, Montana. Providing these surgeries locally allows our

patients the convenience of recovering right here in Lakeside.



Our in-house laboratory allows us to have results for a Complete Blood Count (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets); Blood Chemistry Tests (kidney, liver, thyroid, electrolytes, blood sugar, proteins, and bile acids);  a complete Urinalysis; Parasite microscopic exams for external or internal parasites, Heartworm tests, Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus tests, Ethylene Glycol Poisoning (antifreeze) testing, and Parvovirus tests. Most test results are completed in minutes.  For more in depth testing, we use various outside laboratories that can often have results to us in 24-48 hours.



Our modern on site digital radiographic equipment provides high quality x-rays to help Dr. Anderson quickly evaluate musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and urinary systems.  Board certified radiologists at PetRays and WSU are routinely consulted to review x-rays for extensive cases on an as-needed basis.



Ultrasound is utilized as a non-invasive technique that produces a visual image of the interior of the body. Ultrasound is helpful for diagnosing many types of heart problems, as well as abdominal conditions.when surgery or anesthesia is not possible or desirable.  Dr. Anderson utilizes the ultrasound in our office for routine medical conditions as necessary.


We maintain a extensive inventory of pharmaceuticals, basic nutritional supplements, heartworm prevention medication, dewormers, flea/tick prevention, and prescription veterinary diets to meet the needs of your pet. 


Pet Identification

Any pet can become lost - Great Northern Veterinary Center wants all pets to have proper identification to quickly reunite family and pet. We offer both HomeAgain Microchipping and an iMarcPet Tag Engraver with over 30 different tags which are custom engraved in minutes.



For more complex cases, Dr. Anderson utilizes a variety of medical specialists in Montana and Washington to be sure your pet is offered the best possible care.


Great Northern Veterinary Center 100 Bierney Creek Road Lakeside MT 59922  406-844-2888