Veterinarian in Otsego, with a holistic approach to pet wellness

At Sirius Veterinary Care, we focus on blending modern veterinary expertise with a deeply compassionate touch.  We’re committed to providing a nurturing environment where pet parents feel supported and educated.

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Our Mission At Heart

We are a community focused practice with the primary mission of providing education, transparent options, and a non-judgmental, peaceful environment in which clients can make informed decisions for their pet family members.

Our clinic is more than just a medical facility; it’s a sanctuary where every decision is made with heart and understanding. Here, every visit is an opportunity to strengthen the bond between you and your pet, guided by our dedication to their health and happiness.

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Our Story

Founded in 2022, Sirius Veterinary Care is more than just a veterinary clinic; it’s a culmination of a lifelong dream, a passion for veterinary medicine, and a commitment to the community. Named after the main star in the Canis Major constellation, Sirius Veterinary Care symbolizes seriousness in pet health care and is a playful homage to one of our favorite literary characters, Sirius Black.

Dr. Heather R. Powell, the heart and soul of Sirius Veterinary Care, brings her extensive experience and unwavering passion to the practice. After earning her DVM at the young age of 23, Dr. Powell served in the US Army, a journey that helped shape not only her professional life but also her personal life, leading her to her soulmate. Settling back in the land of 10,000 lakes in 2020, Dr. Powell envisioned a veterinary practice that embodied her values – a community-focused, non-judgmental environment where pet parents are encouraged to be active participants in their pets’ health.

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Our Veterinary Services

Our dedicated team of experienced veterinarians and compassionate staff is committed to providing the highest quality care for your beloved pets. We offer a wide range of services tailored to meet your furry friends’ specific needs. From routine check-ups to advanced medical treatments, you can trust us to keep your pets healthy and happy. Explore our comprehensive list of services below and let us take care of your pet’s well-being with the expertise and love they deserve.

Wellness Exams & Preventative Care

Surgery & Dental Care

Pain Management

Puppy & Kitten Care

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Wellness Exams & Preventative Care

As a pet parent, it’s essential to make sure your pet is receiving the best care possible. One of the most important ways to do this is through regular wellness exams and preventative care. When you bring your pet to Sirius Veterinary Care for a Wellness Exam or Preventative Care, you allow us to help detect potential health issues early on so they can be addressed before they become serious.

During your visit, we will also provide advice and education on nutrition, grooming, parasite prevention, and other commonly asked questions. The team at Sirius Veterinary Care is experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of pet health care, so you can rest assured that your pet’s well being is their top priority.

Surgery & Dental Care

It’s hard not to worry when your pet needs surgery or dental care. Thankfully, at Sirius Veterinary Care, we offer the best in surgery and dental care for all of our furry friends. Our staff is highly experienced and knowledgeable in providing the best possible experience for you and your pet. We understand how important your pet’s health is to you and strive to provide the highest level of service with every appointment. From spaying/neutering procedures to extractions and more, we are here to ensure that your pet gets the care they need quickly and safely. Plus, if you need a little extra help paying for your pet’s procedure, we also have financing options available!

Pain Management

At Sirius Veterinary Care, we understand how important it is to keep our furry friends comfortable and pain-free. That’s why we offer comprehensive pain management services tailored to your pet’s individual needs. From analgesic medications to acupuncture and laser therapy, our experienced team will work with you to develop the best plan for relief and comfort. You can trust that your four-legged family member is receiving top-notch care when it comes to managing their aches and pains. With Sirius Veterinary Care on your side, you can rest assured that your beloved pet will live a happier, healthier life!

Puppy & Kitten Care

At Sirius Veterinary Care, we understand that owning a puppy or kitten is an exciting and rewarding experience. We are well-equipped to provide the best care for your pet’s physical health, from vaccinations and deworming treatments to spaying/neutering and microchipping. We can also provide advice on diet and behavior—helping you to make sure your puppy or kitten grows up healthy and happy!

Puppy Care: Puppies require special attention during the first year of life, as they can easily get sick. We recommend scheduling regular checkups for your pup during their first 12 months of life to ensure they are growing up strong and healthy. Vaccines also need to be kept up-to-date during this time and our doctor can help you determine what’s best for your particular pup.

Kitten Care: Kittens require equally as much care as puppies, but their life stages are slightly different. While it’s important to get them microchipped and vaccinated, we also recommend that they be spayed/neutered as soon as possible. Our vets can help you figure out the best time to do this and provide advice on diet, exercise, and behavior so your kitten grows up healthy and happy.

At Sirius Veterinary Care, we’re here to make sure that your puppy or kitten receives the best care possible. We look forward to supporting you every step of the way on your pet parenting journey!

Chinese Herbal Medicine

At Sirius Veterinary Care, we believe in providing comprehensive care for our beloved pets. That’s why we are proud to offer Chinese herbal medicine for our furry friends!

This traditional form of healing has been used for centuries and is an effective way to treat a variety of health issues. We understand the importance of looking after our pets’ health and wellbeing, so we strive to provide the best possible care with natural remedies like Chinese herbs.

Our experienced team is dedicated to helping your pet live their happiest and healthiest life! With Chinese herbal medicine, you can rest assured that your pet will get the highest quality treatment with the least invasive methods. So if you’re looking for an alternative way to help your loved one feel better, consider giving us a call today!

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Our Approach

Sirius Veterinary Care is more than just a clinic; it’s a place where education, transparent options, and a peaceful environment converge to offer the best care for our pet family members. We offer a range of services from Wellness Exams and
Preventative Care to Chinese Herbal Medicine and Laser Therapy, ensuring a comprehensive approach to pet health.

We understand the importance of the human-animal bond and strive to nurture it by providing informed, compassionate care. Our team, composed mostly of young mothers, understands the need for grace and empathy in our interactions – not just with our furry patients but with their human families too.

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Accepting New Patients

At Sirius Veterinary Care, your pet is not just a patient; they’re part of our family. We invite you to join our community, where care is rooted in compassion, professionalism, and a shared love for animals.

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Kind Words From Our Clients...

These testimonials reflect the real-life experiences of pet owners like you,
showcasing our commitment to excellent veterinary care.

Fantastic experience at Sirius Vet Care! They go above and beyond the ordinary vet care. I feel secure in knowing Oscar is receiving the best care possible. Sarah and Dr. Powell are the BEST!

Ryan Hintze

Everyone here is amazing and the fact that it’s Harry Potter themed makes it even better

Teresa Heil

Just switched to this vet, could not be happier with how they treated and took care of my cat. I will be sticking with this place!

Emily Oman

Excellent staff and care!

Amy Simons

Dr. Powell was amazing!! She took the time to listen and her care of my dog was great! All of the staff has been very friendly and helpful. I just switch both of my huskies from a different local veterinary clinic because they were always way too busy to see my dogs, especially when they needed to be seen the most…. Sirius has been super accommodating about getting my dog in to be seen right away, even as a new patient! I would highly recommend Sirius and Dr. Powell to anyone looking for a veterinary clinic that makes the time to see your pets for the unforeseen things and not just pre-scheduled wellness exams!!!

Kim K.

This is easily the best vet clinic I have ever been to. The care and communication they provide cannot be matched. I called crying about my dog one morning, and even as a new patient, they were able to see us that day. Fast forward to yesterday, I called about our dog again and they were able to squeeze us in within the hour. It turned out to be a very sad day, but everyone who we interacted with were so so kind—from talking through what was happening, to hugs before we left.

Jen B.

I had my dog and kitten in today to see Dr Powell for the first time. I cannot say enough positive things about this experience. From the first person I talked to on th.e phone , this was an exemplary experience. Desk staff, vet tech and vet were awesome. They got me in the day after I called! Vet and vet tech took A LOT of time with me to listen to my concerns and the history of what was going on with my pets. They were so patient and kind. Dr Powell worked collaboratively with me to find a plan that I was comfortable with. I will be switching all of my animals over to her clinic and I am SO happy I found her and her TEAM They were ALL amazing! I HIGHLY recommend Sirius! You will not be disappointed!

Michael A.

Our dog was exhibiting concerning behavior, and Sirius was able to get us in the same day, almost immediately and fast. The ending, unfortunately, wasn’t what we hoped, but I have found our new vet! Lots of places are booking out several weeks but not here (good for us!). Get in with them now because I’m sure it won’t be long before they do. Dr Powell is blunt, friendly, and compassionate and gives all options. I say blunt because she gave us our news and said. Here are your options. I appreciate her being direct, so there is no doubt on what she is recommending is the best. Give them a call!

Randine K.

Sirius Veterinary is more than a clinic; it’s a sanctuary where pets and their humans find solace. Dr. Powell isn’t just a veterinarian; she’s an angel in a white coat, with a heart ten times bigger than her love for animals and an understanding of people’s needs that transcends words.

Her empathy creates an atmosphere where every pet is treated like family, and every owner is heard, understood, and supported.

The facilities gleam with cleanliness and comfort, a testament to the dedication of the entire team. From seamless appointments to compassionate care, every aspect of Sirius Veterinary shines with a brilliance that’s ten times greater than the ordinary.

For pet care that’s infused with boundless love and understanding, there’s no place like Sirius Veterinary. It’s not just a clinic; it’s a haven where empathy reigns supreme. Highly recommended for anyone seeking extraordinary care for their beloved pets

Eduardo F.

Our care at Sirius Veterinary Care has been superior in all ways! Everyone here is doing what they love, and it shows.

One of our dogs is a very complex case and we have tried vets all over MN (even Colorado once), we choose to drive 2 hours to see Dr. Powell and her amazing team at Sirius because they ACTUALLY CARE. You can tell this is a family owned business and not some faraway, run-by-greed corporation.

Dr. Powell is a brilliant vet and has always explained multiple care plans to fit our family and then let us decide, without judgment.

They are affordable, appointments have been easy to make and they have even been able to work us in for urgent situations. The location is easy to get to and the facility is spotless.

Do your beloved pet, your wallet, and your sanity a favor and make an appointment at Sirius Vet Care, you won’t be disappointed.

Joy R., Ziggy's Mom

Dr. Heather Powell and the Sirius veterinary staff are truly incredible. I have had many animals and veterinary experiences in my lifetime and I can honestly say that Dr. Powell is the best by a long shot. Not only is she affordable and extremely personable, but she truly cares not only for the animals, but also about the owners. There have been a few instances where I needed an emergent visit and Dr. Powell always was able to get me in the same day (even though she was already booked up)! Dr. Powell has all of the knowledge and experience for you to trust her and her staff with your pet’s medical needs, and I highly encourage everyone reading this to try her out – you will not be disappointed. I feel blessed to have found a doctor and team that Dr. Powell and her team provide for all of my animals. Truly the best vet around the Midwest area!


Dr. Powell and her team are wonderful! She and her staff are passionate and caring. My dog was very comfortable with everyone she came in contact with and follow-up text/email were prompt. I am very happy knowing that my dog is in good hands. I would not hesitate to recommend Sirius Veterinary Care to anyone in search of thoughtful and thorough care for their pet.

Minerva V.

My overall experience with Sirius was incredible. I’ve made this vet my primary provider for my pets. I needed an emergency appointment and they found availability for me the same day. The staff is welcoming and highly knowledgeable in their profession. The facility was clean and well organized. I also cannot appreciate enough the transparency of this vet clinic, they were affordable and it is evident they want the best for your pets.

Ryann M.

Dr. Powell has been caring for my pets for the past 2 years, at her previous clinic. She has shown nothing but compassion and dedication. Dr. Powell invests in her staff, which only makes her team stronger and their care for animals better.

My dog got sick she was able to see him same day (Friday afternoon), and got him feeling better so I didn’t have to take him to the emergency clinic. On top of that she has cared for all three of my cats.

I would recommend Sirius vet clinic to anyone in the area who wants a calm welcoming environment, with caring staff members that only want the best for your furry family members!

Sarah H.

Dr. Powell is an incredible veterinarian. She truly cares about the health of your fur babies and goes above and beyond to help you find answers. She has helped my orange male tabby who suffers from urinary issues and was there for me and for him the entire time. And the team she has built is very smart, caring, and kind. Highly recommend her clinic!

Kenna W.

Love this place!

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Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that being a pet parent to dogs and cats comes with its unique set of questions and concerns. Whether you’re navigating the joys of a new puppy or kitten, or seeking advice on the health and wellness of your beloved adult pet, our team is here to provide you with clear, compassionate, and expert guidance.

Are you accepting new clients?

Yes, we are delighted to welcome new clients! At Sirius Veterinary Care, we’re always eager to expand our pet-loving family and provide exceptional care for your canine and feline companions.

What age should a puppy or kitten be spayed or neutered?

We recommend that puppies and kittens reach skeletal maturity before undergoing spaying or neutering procedures. This age varies among different breeds and sizes of animals, typically falling between 6 and 18 months. Waiting until skeletal maturity allows for proper growth and development, potentially reducing the risk of certain health issues later in life. However, the ideal timing can vary, so we encourage you to discuss your pet’s specific needs with one of our veterinarians to determine the best timing for this procedure.

Does my dog/cat really need year-round heartworm protection in Minnesota?

Yes, we strongly recommend year-round heartworm protection for both dogs and cats in Minnesota. Heartworm disease is transmitted by mosquitoes, which can be present during the warmer months and potentially year-round in some indoor environments. Continuous protection is crucial to prevent heartworm disease, which can be serious and potentially fatal while also being preventable with regular medication.

Can I transfer my prescription?

You can transfer your prescription to or from our clinic for a nominal administrative fee. This charge covers the cost associated with managing and transferring prescriptions. We encourage you to visit our online store that features competitive pricing on medications, ensuring you receive the best value. Additionally, you can rest assured that since we know your pet’s health history, we will advise on complications with other medications your pet may be taking. Our comprehensive approach to your pet’s health allows us to provide personalized recommendations and ensure that any new prescriptions are compatible with their existing treatment plans. Our knowledgeable staff is always available to answer any questions you may have about transferring prescriptions or managing your pet’s medication regimen. By choosing our online store, you not only benefit from competitive pricing but also from the convenience and confidence of knowing that your pet’s health is being managed by professionals familiar with their medical history.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept various forms of payment, including checks, cash, and credit cards. Please note, a 3% processing fee is applied to credit card transactions, which does not exceed our cost of acceptance for the use of a card. This fee helps us manage processing costs while continuing to offer high-quality care and services to your pets. We strive to make our payment process as convenient as possible for you.

Do you offer wellness plans?

While we do not offer traditional wellness plans, we encourage you to inquire about Sirius Savings! Our goal is to ensure your pets receive the care they need without financial strain, so please don’t hesitate to ask our staff for more information on how Sirius Savings can benefit you and your pet.