Diet and Nutrition
Hi, my name is Danette and I am a mother, wife, friend and veterinarian. When I graduated from vet school my son was 3 years old. I carried him onto the stage as I accepted my diploma, from that day on he called me Dr. Mom. That became my nick name and my friends and family have called me that ever since.
I have been a veterinarian in the Spokane and Post Falls area for the past 20 years. I graduated from WSU college of Veterinary medicine in 1999. I received a bachelor’s in animal nutrition in 1995 and an associate’s in Veterinary Technology in 1989. I have wanted to be a veterinarian since I was about 4 years old. As a child I was the kid who brought home the injured bird or the baby bunny and would attempt to nurse them back to life. Fortunately, my success rate has greatly improved since those early days. Along the way I have never veered from my goals. As a kid I showed my dog (Lady), rabbits, my pony (Cody) and my horse (Targa) in 4-H. I learned at a young age the sacrifices it takes to care for animals and the joys and heart break that go along with it.
I love what I do and am very compassionate about my clients and their beloved pets. My goal is to treat each one of my clients and patients as an individual and provide the care that they and their furry friends need. I believe that honesty and open communication is very important.
I am excited to offer my services, knowledge, kindness, honesty and support to my clients and their beloved pets for many more years to come.
Danette Roberts DVM
Yes, please call (509) 283-7532 to schedule your appointment. We are open on weekdays from 8 am – 5:30 pm and closed for the weekends.
We recommend having your animals teeth examined and cleaned one to two times a year. This keeps good attention to one’s dental condition and keep your animals stinky breath under reasonable control.
For overnight surgery and similar occasions, we board animals in K9 Country Club, a neighboring facility.
Spaying and Neutering limits the chances of reproductive cancer, as well as removes an animals ability to reproduce. Common practice is to have this operation done as early as 6-9 months; however, it can be done at most ages.
We recommend that you withhold food to your pet for 12 hours prior to surgery. Additionally, the morning of their surgery, try to limit their stress and exertion. Following surgery, we will prescribe medicine and directions as needed.