Dr. Heather Powell


33 summers have brought me to this place in my life; married to my soulmate, and Mama Bear of three perfect little cubs. Passionate about animals from the time I could walk and having an avid interest in medicine from an early age, I determinedly pursued a career as a veterinarian. With considerable focus and unwavering family support, I earned my DVM (doctorate of veterinary medicine) at 23. Service in the US Army afforded me the ability to pay for my education and the blessing of finding my soulmate. As service members, my husband and I have had the privilege of living all over the United States, but after the birth of our first child, we knew it was time to come home. We settled back in the land of 10,000 lakes in 2020 and excitedly began the journey of opening a family-owned companion animal practice.

Founded in 2022, Sirius Veterinary Care will open for business in 2023. We chose the name Sirius for a few reasons; it is the main star in the Canis Major constellation, it is a play on the word “serious” (because we take your pet’s health seriously), and it is also a salute to Sirius Black, one of my favorite Harry Potter characters.

When I am not occupied with Sirius matters (pun intended), I do what I love most, spending time with my husband and children. I love being outdoors: walking, hiking, biking, or just sitting in the sun. In less desirable weather, I thoroughly enjoy reading (good book recommendations are always welcome) and playing board games. Faith and family first, everything else happens perfectly in time.