Dr. Marie Nation


Dr. Nation graduated from the University of Illnois – Urbana in 1981 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (honors). After reevaluating the priorities in her life, she fulfilled her life’s ambition by receiving her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 2004. She worked at Animal Wellness Center in Maple Grove until 2008 when she founded Pet Nation Veterinary Care Center. It has certainly been quite an experience watching the clinic grow over the years. She enjoys practicing general veterinary medicine, especially with a dedicated and caring team who are always looking to improve their clinical knowledge and skills.

After meeting Dr. Nation in the clinic, you will have no doubt that you picked the right place for your pet! Not only is she extremely thorough while examining your pet, she excels at communicating with her clients. You will understand what is going on with your pet, and if you have any questions she will happily answer them. She excels at researching and finding new and innovative ways to treat illnesses and injuries that we might see in the clinic. Dr. Nation will make sure you get all the best options for your furry family member!

She and her husband Gary share their home with Fiona (a Cardigan Welsh Corgi), Edward (a Pembroke Welsh Corgi), Picard (a Papillon) and a few sleepy cats. Dr. Nation is very grateful that so many clients have entrusted their cherished pet’s care to Pet Nation.