507-332-0716Faribault: 507-332-0716
507-214-7387Owatonna: 507-214-7387
1200 Lyndale Ave., N, Faribault, MN 55021
1220 Frontage Road East, Owatonna, MN 55060

Meet Our Veterinary Team

Dr. Candace Born, DVM, Iowa State University, 1999

Dr. Candace Born is a clinic partner. Dr. Candace received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 1999. Her professional interests include dentistry and ultrasonography, where she has received extensive training. She belongs to the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medication Association. Outside her profession, Dr. Candace enjoys spending time with her husband, Kevin, and her children, Drew, Christian and Ethan. She and her husband are also proud to be carrying on the family farm where they implement conservation tillage practices.

Dr. Anna Wildgrube, DVM, University of Minnesota, 2008

Dr. Anna Wildgrube joined Heartland Animal Hospital in 2014 and is a clinic partner. She is a local gal, having grown up in the Faribault community. She completed her undergraduate education at Gustavus Adolphus and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Dr. Anna enjoys every aspect of veterinary medicine and hold a special interest in horses. She is a member of the American Association of Equine Practioners, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Steve Elwood, DVM, Iowa State University, 1982

Dr. Steve Elwood has been practicing veterinary medicine in Minnesota since the early 1980's. Originally from northeast Iowa, Dr. Steve graduated from Iowa State University in 1982 with his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine, particularly keeping your pet healthy through preventative medicine. He is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association. Together with his wife, Patti, they have 3 adult children and 2 grandchildren. Dr. Steve enjoys vintage snowmobiles, motorcycling, fishing with his family and visiting with family and friends. He and his wife share their home with Ivanka, a sassy Yorkshire Terrier.

Dr. Jill Butovich, DVM, Kansas State University, 1992

Dr. Jill joined our team in 2014 and comes to Heartland with a wealth of veterinary experience after practicing in South Dakota for 20 years. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University in 1992. Dr. Jill enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and has a special interest in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. She is an active member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association. Outside of her profession, Dr. Jill enjoys spending time with her husband, Jason, kayaking and lure coursing with her dog, Sami. They currently share their home with dogs, Caine and Sami and cat, Emmett.

Recent Blog Posts

Prevention and Treatment of Heartworm Disease in Dogs and Cats

Heartworm can have devastating consequences for your pet, including death. It is especially tragic when dogs and cats succumb to heartworm disease when it’s entirely preventable. Now that warm weather is finally here, your dog or cat has a much greater likelihood of acquiring heartworm just by being outside since the most common route of transmission is a bite from an infected mosquito. 

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Pet Poison Prevention: Are You Ready for Spring?

It can be scary when your pet has ingested a potentially toxic substance, especially when you didn’t see what he licked or swallowed. To help raise awareness of the issue and prevent illness or fatality in pets, the American Veterinary Medical Association named the third week in March Pet Poison Prevention Week. Below are some hazards you should be especially aware of this time of year.

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Record Breaking Winter!

Record breaking winter is an easy headline. As everyone knows, -36 degrees Fahrenheit isn’t fun and 2018–2019 will certainly be one for the record books. I am certainly looking forward to warmer spring weather.

This year, we once again are expanding our services with new diagnostics and equipment. We have added on-the-farm lactate readers to our colic diagnostics. Read more about lactate and what it can do for your horse in the unfortunate event of an emergency.

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Quality, Compassionate Medicine

Our Mission at Heartland Animal Hospital is to provide quality, compassionate medicine. Locations in Faribault, MN 507-332-0716 and Owatonna 507-214-7387.

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