Because Pets Are Family

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Northside Animal Hospital
2317 N. M-52
Owosso, MI 48867
Tel: 989.723.1681
Fax: 989.725.7091


M, Tu, Th: 9:00am – 5pm

Wed: 10:00am – 6pm

Fri: 9:00am - 4pm

Patient check-in for surgeries begins at 8:30am.


Meet the Veterinarian

Dr. Skarich with Lucy
Nicholas A. Skarich, DVM

Dr. Nick Skarich is a graduate of Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. His areas of expertise include surgery, internal medicine (diseases), preventative medicine (helping pets stay healthy), and dermatology.

Dr. Skarich is one of those people who is a dog AND a cat person – he likes playing with them, cuddling them and being their doctor. In addition to thoroughly loving dogs and cats, Dr. Skarich has special experience and training working with exotic pets (snakes, turtles and lizards) and pocket pets (rabbits, ferrets, rats, hamsters and guinea pigs). He provides medical care to almost any species!

Dr. Skarich values expertise in surgery. In addition to his professional training, he has particular experience in soft tissue surgery and performs a variety of surgeries to help pets. In addition to spaying and neutering pets, he performs bladder surgeries, tumor removals, and many other procedures. His modern surgical techniques have a long history of positive results and healthy post-operative healing. As your local veterinarian, Dr. Skarich is available for any questions you may have about your pet’s surgery.

Dr. Skarich is dedicated to keeping pets healthy through preventative medicine. Wellness care helps animals stay healthy and it catches concerns before they become more problematic. Among other things, preventative medicine may include an annual physical from nose to tail, blood work for heartworm disease, parasite screen (stool sample) for intestinal worms, vaccines, and body weight management.

When he is not working as a veterinarian, Dr. Skarich enjoys playing ice hockey, and playing music on guitar, bass, and baritone saxophone. He also likes fishing and playing Frisbee with his dogs.

Dr. Skarich and his wife have three children. They have shared their home with a wide variety of dogs, cats, snakes, hedgehogs, rats and fish. Currently, their beloved pets are Lucy, a Yellow Labrador Retriever, and Harvey, a Black Labrador Retriever. Lucy and Harvey were both adopted for situational and/or medical reasons. Lucy and Harvey both enjoy going for car rides and playing fetch, and they both can be seen making friends around the clinic.

Dr. Skarich with Lucy
Dr. Skarich and Harvey

Dr. Skarich with Lucy
Dr. Skarich and his dogs, Lucy and Harvey



Dr. Skarich and Phoebe at the lake
Dr. Skarich and his dog Phoebe at the lake

Dr. Skarich with Lucy
Dr. Skarich featuring Lucy, his yellow lab and best friend

We provide care for your dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, ferrets, rabbits, rats, mice, sugar gliders, hedgehogs, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, snakes, lizards, geckos, turtles, tortoises and more!

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