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

Top 5 Ways to Give Your Dog Their Best Life! (*HINT: Pay Special Attention to #5!)

Consider all the joy and love your dog brings into your life. Now, imagine if you could take measures to help your dog live longer with a better quality of life. Wouldn’t you want to return the happiness your dog provides you for years to come?

Fortunately, with proper care over your dog’s lifetime, he or she can live happier, healthier, and statistically longer.

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Why Get a Preventive Care Exam?

If you only visit Heartland Animal Vets when your pet is injured or sick, you’re missing the opportunity to get a complete picture of her health. The preventive care exam allows our veterinarians to detect potential health issues and begin monitoring or treating them right away.  By committing to preventive care, you could extend it by months or years. It’s well worth the investment when you consider how much love and joy your pet brings into your life.

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Preventing and Treating Hot Spots

Acute moist dermatitis, more commonly known as hot spots, occurs due to a bacterial infection on your pet’s skin. Your dog or cat will naturally bite, chew, lick or scratch his skin in response to an irritant. Unfortunately for your pet, this tends to increase rather than decrease his discomfort. Anal gland disease, allergies to fleas or food ingredients, mange, tick bites, and inadequate grooming are the primary causes of hot spots in companion animals. 

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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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