Welcome to Mancelona Veterinary Hospital
Your Veterinarian in Mancelona,MI
Call us at (231)-587-0520

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at (231)-587-0520!

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We are a full service Veterinary Hospital and Critical Care Facility. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young pets, early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages, and complete medical, surgical, and emergency care as necessary during your pet’s lifetime. Our laboratory, x-ray, surgical facility, as well as our fully stocked pharmacy, allows us to give the best possible care on a daily and emergency basis.

We understand the special place your pet has in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet’s health care. We can relate with the bond that we have with our own pets. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on educating you. Our entire team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.

On our website, you will find information about our practice, services, and convenient, helpful forms. We strive to provide relevant and timely information to assist you in maintaining your pet’s health. Please browse through the links at the top of the page to learn more about us, see the latest news and tips from our practice and even follow us on Facebook!

If you live in Mancelona or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Dale Ackler is a licensed MI veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Mancelona Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Dale Ackler has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our Mancelona veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (231)-587-0520 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Mancelona veterinarian office is very easy to get to - just check out the map below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Mancelona pet owners.

At Mancelona Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Dale Ackler
Mancelona Veterinarian | Mancelona Veterinary Hospital | (231)-587-0520

10338 S US HIGHWAY 131
Mancelona, MI 49659

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Dale Ackler, DVM

    Dr. Ackler received his training from Michigan State University and graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993.

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  • Brittany Stotler
    Office Manager

    Brittany grew up outside of Philadelphia, PA, and moved to Michigan in 1999. She always had an assortment of pets when growing up, including cats, dogs, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, and fish.

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  • Alicia
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Alicia grew up in West Michigan where, at age 13, she became involved with various equine activities. She participated in Open Shows and 4-H, but found her true passion for dressage with her off-the-track thoroughbred named 'Daring Adventure'.

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  • Chelsea Sauro
    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Chelsea joined the Mancelona Veterinary Hospital team in December 2017 after moving to the area from her hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

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  • Sandy

    Since joining our team in 2006, Sandy has enjoyed serving all of the pets and families that come to Mancelona Veterinary Hospital.

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  • Holly Bigger

    Holly joined the MVH team in 2011 and has been a wonderful addition to our work family. When needed she has helped out in many areas of the clinic, but can typically be found handling important duties as one of our receptionists.

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  • Megan Lee

    Born and raised in Antrim County, Megan Lee joined our team in October of 2016, after returning home from a 12 year stay in sunny Florida.

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  • Maureen

    Maureen joined the MVH family in 2017. Her favorite part about working at MVH is experiencing the bond and love that people have for their pets.

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  • Sigrid
    Veterinary Assistant

    Sig has been working part time at MVH since 2004 when both her kids started school. Now, her daughter is a college graduate and her son is a junior in college. She is mainly a veterinary assistant and occasionally at the reception desk. The animals she encounters make every day fascinating.

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  • Sami
    Veterinary Assistant

    After working as a pharmacy technician for four years, Sami decided to follow the path that would show her love for animals. Sami joined our team in 2017 as an exam room assistant and shortly after started filling in as a receptionist.

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  • Kayla
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kayla has been a Certified Veterinary Assistant since 2014. She joined our team in 2016. She is an independent, hard worker with a love for animals. She looks forward to seeing all of our patients and their families.

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  • Nikki

    Nikki is a graduate of Paragon School of Pet Grooming. She has over 23 years of experience in grooming both dogs and cats. She does a wonderful job working with both difficult dogs and geriatric dogs.

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  • Amy
    Veterinary Assistant

    Amy joined the MVH team in the fall of 2017. Her love of animals drew her to her position as kennel supervisor. Playing mom to your fur babies, keeping them happy, comfortable, and relaxed while they are in our care is so fulfilling and brings her such joy!

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  • Riley
    Kennel Attendant

    Meet Riley! Riley has been a kennel attendant at MVH since 2016. She says this is the perfect job, as she wants to pursue veterinary medicine after graduating high school. She can often be found loving on our guests during their stay at MVH.

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  • Kendra
    Kennel Attendant

    Kendra has been coming to MVH for the past three years and could often be found helping her mom, Nikki, in the grooming area. In the fall of 2018, she officially joined our team as a kennel attendant. She fits in wonderfully with our team and her love for animals is apparent in all she does.

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  • Office Pet: Gilbert

    Gilbert is a miniature pig who was born in August 2015. He loves to snack and rummage. Everyday is a new adventure as we watch him grow and learn. During the spring, summer, and fall, he can often be found outside in his play yard. During the winter, he prefers to snuggle inside under his blankets.

  • Office Pet: Sheldon Cooper

    Sheldon is one of our clinic cats that adopted our MVH family in 2012. He loves to sleep and beg the staff for treats and food all day long. During the summer months, he enjoys long walks in the back yard of the clinic where he can eat all the grass he wants and snooze in the sun!

  • Office Pet: Graycee

    Graycee is our other clinic cat. This little girl is a bit more reserved. She prefers to watch from a distance. She loves to stalk the birds outside at the feeder and play hide and seek with us at closing time. Her favorite past time is lounging on her cat tower, soaking up the sunshine!

  • Office Pet: Zilla

    Zilla is our bearded dragon. He has been here at MVH since 2016. He is a sweet boy that enjoys taking baths and lounging in the sun. He can often be found people watching in his enclosure during the day. He is very observant!


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "We are here from Texas for the summer and have used them for our Basset Hound for shots/flea and tick medicine and I can't say good enough things about the care our Basset received. They are very caring and he has even stayed during the day at their doggie daycare and he did great! I highly recommend Mancelona Veterinary Hospital!"
    Susie T.
  • "Dr Ackler and the staff was just amazing with taking care of our 13 1/2 yr old dog. She had a huge tumor removed and is doing amazing. We were able to be with her right after the surgery so we could comfort her and keep her calm. I had used this clinic until I moved from the area, but it is so worth the drive now."
    Linda K.
  • "Very professional, knowledgeable, efficient and personable staff"
    Amy C.

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