Dr. Dale Ackler, DVM

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Dale Ackler, DVM

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

He practiced in New York and Flint, MI before purchasing the Mancelona Veterinary Hospital in 1997. His wife, Tina, is a nurse. They have eight children who keep their family busy attending school functions, sporting events and dance recitals. He also has four dogs, three cats, and a snake named, Sid.

His patients are predominately dogs and cats, but he also sees guinea pigs, hamsters, iguanas, turtles, and rabbits. He has also been known to see the occasional deer fawn, wild bird, or other wildlife in need. During Veterinary School, he had the opportunity to live at and assist the veterinarians at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington. While there, he got to work with everything from endangered turtles to gorillas. He also assisted in a program that rehabilitated injured bald eagles.

Other than a love for animals, Dr. Dale has a fondness for the outdoors, and enjoys such activities as camping, back packing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and horseback riding.

He is an active member of the Mancelona Rotary and the Mancelona School Board.

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