About Us

Heidi Dirkse, DVM

Dr. Heidi Dirkse has lived in Northern Michigan for 34 years, attending Cheboygan schools before spending 8 years in Lansing while attending Michigan State University. She has been providing veterinary services for 13 years and has owned the Indian River Veterinary Clinic for 6 years. She currently shares a log home with her husband Brad, three labs (Kodiak, Ruckus, and Ripley), two horses (Rebel and Mary), Phantom (the cat), Picasso (the painted turtle) and lots of fish.

“Our goal is to provide a facility for the Indian River Community where we would feel comfortable leaving our own pets.” 

Brad Dirkse

Brad has degrees in mechanical engineering and computer information systems. He has enjoyed making his home in Northern Michigan for the last 16 years with Heidi. Growing up on a blueberry farm has cultivated his love of the outdoors and animals. He is the brains behind the resort web page and pet cams and will be managing the day to day operations of the Pet Resort.

Brad, Heidi, dogs

Brad, Heidi, Kodiak, Ruckus, and Ripley