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Backlund Animal Clinic

Backlund Animal Clinic

2616 S 158th Plz | Omaha, NE 68130

Call 402-769-4271
Monday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8:00am - 11:30am
Sunday Closed
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Daycare
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Declawing
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

Thanks for visting Backlund Animal Clinic online.
We feel it's important for you, as our client, to know what to expect from us as we provide veterinary care to your pet. That is why we recently adopted the following mission statement and core values.
Mission: Backlund Animal Clinic provides professional and compassionate care for pets; improving health, longevity, and quality of life through comprehensive veterinary services.
Core values:
Quality - We provide excellent and thorough healthcare for your pet. Quality of service is our highest priority.
Innovation - At Backlund Animal Clinic, we strive to implement the latest technologies and methods for treatment. We blend multiple and diverse procedures to achieve optimal outcomes for each patient.
Transparency - We believe open discussion with clients leads to successful treatment of the patient. Our transparency on all diagnostics, treatments, costs and outcomes empowers our clients to make the best healthcare decisions for their pets.
Respect - Every owner has individual goals and varying resources to provide care for their animals. At Backlund Animal Clinic, we earn our clients' respect by respecting our clients.
Empathy - The veterinarians and staff at Backlund Animal Clinic are your peers as animal lovers and pet owners. We understand the difficult decisions and sacrifices necessary to provide the best possible care for our animals.

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Pet Services: Check-Ups, Older pets are more prone to organ failure, cancer and oral disease. The Complete Health Profile is part of our effort to avert or lessen the impact of potential problems to your pet's health. The Complete Health Profile is an extension of our regular exam and in addition includes a Blood Chemistry Panel, a Complete Blood Count, an electrocardiogram, a Urinalysis or X-rays and possibly Thyroid Testing. Pet Services: Check-Ups, Older pets are more prone to organ failure, cancer and oral disease. The Complete Health Profile is part of our effort to avert or lessen the impact of potential problems to your pet's health. The Complete Health Profile is an extension of our regular exam and in addition includes a Blood Chemistry Panel, a Complete Blood Count, an electrocardiogram, a Urinalysis or X-rays and possibly Thyroid Testing.
Services: Preventive Medicine, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Surgery Surgery is performed with the benefit of the safest anesthetics and heart monitoring. We can perform a wide variety of surgeries ranging from simple wart removal to orthopedics to major abdominal surgeries. Services: Preventive Medicine, Laboratory, Pharmacy, Surgery Surgery is performed with the benefit of the safest anesthetics and heart monitoring. We can perform a wide variety of surgeries ranging from simple wart removal to orthopedics to major abdominal surgeries.
Dentistry The photos to the left are typical examples of a dog's mouth before and after cleaning. You can see what a dramatic difference we can make with a professional cleaning. Not only do cleaner teeth mean a better smelling pet, but it will reduce the risk of tooth loss due to gingivitis and reduce bacteria which can cause heart and kidney disease. Dentistry The photos to the left are typical examples of a dog's mouth before and after cleaning. You can see what a dramatic difference we can make with a professional cleaning. Not only do cleaner teeth mean a better smelling pet, but it will reduce the risk of tooth loss due to gingivitis and reduce bacteria which can cause heart and kidney disease.
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Nels Backlund, DVM

Dr. Backlund is a life-long resident of Omaha. He graduated from Iowa State Veterinary School in 1975, and opened the Backlund Animal Clinic in 1977. He is a past president of the Nebraska Academy of Veterinary Medicine and former Hospital Administrator for the Emergency Clinic. Dr. Backlund was instrumental in starting up the Animal Emergency Clinic in Omaha.

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Michelle Beck, DVM, CCRT

Dr. Michelle graduated from Kansas State Veterinary School in 2007, and Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2008. Michelle started Canine Rehabilitation and Wellness as an additional service of Backlund Animal Clinic in 2009. Click here for more information.

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Janet Warneke, Veterinary Technician

Janet is an Omaha native and attended South High. She is a graduate Medical Technologist. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1984, and has worked in animal health since 1981. She has extensive knowledge of lab techniques and microscopy in addition to being a superb animal nurse. Janet's interests outside the clinic are crafts and gardening. She and her husband, Mark, are also wine aficionados.

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Sarah Westrom, Veterinary Technician

Sarah is from New England. She has a degree in fine arts from Alfred University in New York State and certification in Veterinary Technology from Bel Rea Institute in Colorado. She worked in Denver for 5 years before joining us in February of 2007. Sarah is a photographer in her spare time and has aspirations of shooting professional pet portraits

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Anne Kurgan, Receptionist

Anne is from Blair, NE and graduated from Blair High School. She shows her three Quarter Horses, Alex, Archie and Bella, in local competitions and is also interested in Canine Agility Training. She occupies her free time boating on the Missouri River. She has been married to her husband, Mike, for 2 years.

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Deb Dvorak

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