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New veterinarian at Weckwerth in Pelican

Dr. Brent Henkes, a friend of Dr. Dave Weckwerth, has purchased the companion animal portion of Weckwerth Animal Hospital in Pelican Rapids and took over as chief of staff as of Jan. 1.

Henkes has been practicing veterinary medicine in the Brainerd lakes area for the past 10 years.

Dr. Brent Henkes

In 2003, he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University.

After graduating from veterinary school, Henkes and his wife Heidi relocated to the Brainerd lakes area, where he was employed as an associate veterinarian at Animal Care Center for seven years.

Although he has practiced primarily in the disciplines of small animal medicine and surgery, he has also provided veterinary services to the animals at Pine Grove Zoo in Little Falls.

During his tenure at Animal Care Center, Henkes received extensive experience in laser surgery and ultrasound diagnostic imaging, and will provide those services at Weckwerth’s.

Dr. Weckwerth is still taking small animal appointments and continues to operate the large animal division of the practice.