Saundra Robinette, DVMVeterinarian, Owner
Science-minded from the adolescence, Dr. Robinette realized early on in her life that veterinary medicine was her niche. What she loves about her work is the opportunity to develop relationships with the patients and their owners. She appreciates the challenge offered by each new patient and hopes to improve quality of life for those patients when possible.
Dr. Robinette has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2004. She spent five years working as a general practice veterinarian. She took some time away from general practice to enroll in a one year rotating internship, with Michigan Veterinary Specialists, which further developed her veterinary skills. For two years following, she remained on staff as an emergency doctor and helped to train the new interns. After being with Michigan Veterinary Specialists for three years, she joined Fox Valley Animal Referral Center as an Emergency/Critical Care Doctor. She worked for them for about two and one-half years. During this time, her family lived bi-state with home in Escanaba and an apartment in Appleton. When the opportunity to come back to Escanaba Veterinary Clinic presented itself, Dr. Robinette never hesitated to bring her career back home.
The time away from Escanaba Veterinary Clinic has allowed Dr. Robinette to perform a quality of medicine in which most general practices simply don’t offer. She is excited to bring and use the new skill base she has developed here in this community.
Veterinary medicine is only part of Dr. Robinette’s life. She is married to a wonderful husband, Brian Robinette. Their beautiful son, Pierce, keeps them busy and they are expecting a daughter in April. Dr. Robinette’s first children are her two French bulldogs, Mackenzie and Lyssa. They are accompanied by two cats, Dexter and Josie. In the limited spare time she finds, she enjoys to read, hike, kayak, camp and of course travel.
Dr. Linda BunnoDVM - Associate
As a 1983 graduate of Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine; Dr. Bunno started her career as a small animal doctor in Utica, MI. As the Upper Peninsula called her name, she could not resist coming home to practice Veterinary medicine. Working part time at Bayshore Veterinary Clinic in Menominee and here at Escanaba Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Bunno joined us full time in 1995 and has been a wonderful asset ever since.
Dr. Julie ChouinardDVM - Associate
Dr. Chouinard is a 1988 graduate of Gladstone Area High School and a 1997 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation from veterinary school, she completed a six month internship at Foster-Smith Animal Hospital in Minocqua, Wisconsin. In 1998 she established Your Front Door Mobile Veterinary Clinic. Your Front Door Mobile Veterinary Clinic was the first and only mobile veterinary clinic in both Delta and Menominee County. Dr. Chouinard remained a self-employed mobile veterinary practitioner from 1998 until October 2006, when she closed her business and joined her colleagues here at The Escanaba Veterinary Clinic.
Dr. Chouinard is married to Todd Chouinard a public safety officer for the City of Escanaba. They have two beautiful daughters, Sydney and Paige. Dr. Chouinard and her husband are also parents of 2 dogs, 3 cats and 2 guinea pigs. In her spare time Dr. Chouinard enjoys camping, fishing, vacationing, walking, biking, hiking and teaching her daughters compassion and love for all animals.
Dr. Gina LaurDVM - Associate
Dr. Gina Laur is a 2004 graduate of the Escanaba High School, and a 2013 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. After obtaining her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, Dr. Laur worked at the Gwinn-Sawyer Veterinary Clinic for 4 years until she was offered the opportunity to return to her hometown and join our staff at the Escanaba Vet Clinic. She is enjoying seeing so many welcoming, familiar faces.
Dr. Laur has been married since 2005, and her husband Dave Laur is the Director of Student Life at Bay de Noc Community College. They have two sons, Gavin and Emery, who keep their lives active and happy. They also have two cats, Milo and Sasha. In her spare time… wait, what is that? Dr. Laur enjoys spending time outdoors, having quality time with family and friends, playing cards and board games, going to fun 80’s rock concerts, and hopes to get back into playing volleyball on a regular basis.
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