Phone: 218-863-8387


35 1st Avenue NW

Pelican Rapids, MN


Hours (by appointment only):

Mon-Fri: 8 A.M. To 5 P.M.

Saturday: 9 A.M. To 1 P.M.

Open limited Saturdays during winter months

Sun: Closed

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Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Weckwerth Animal Hospital in Pelican Rapids, MN! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at 218-863-8387 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Brent R. Henkes, DVM, Owner

Dr. Brent Henkes is from McGregor, Iowa. He received a B.A. degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa in 1999. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, with distinction, from Iowa State University in 2003. After graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Henkes practiced in the Brainerd, Minnesota area for 9 years before becoming owner of Weckwerth Animal Hospital in January of 2013.

Dr. Henkes enjoys all aspects of companion animal practice and has special interests in laser surgery, orthopedic surgery, and dentistry. He is married to his beautiful wife Heidi, who is an elementary school teacher in Pelican Rapids. They have three boys, Reece, Karston, and Braden. They also share their home with two Labrador Retrievers, Gracie and Willow, and a pug cross named Dolce.

In his free time, Dr. Henkes enjoys spending time with his family and enjoying the outdoors fishing, hunting, and camping.

Dr. David I. Weckwerth, DVM

Dr. Dave Weckwerth was born and raised in Sibley County Minnesota. He earned Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from University of Minnesota. Following an internship at the Berwyn Veterinary Center in Chicago he pursues post-doctoral studies in pharmacology and pharmacokinetics at the University of Minnesota Medical School while teaching at the Veterinary College. In 1983, after several years of general clinical practice, Dr. Weckwerth and his wife Mimsi moved to Pelican Rapids.
Dr. Weckwerth sold the small animal division of his practice to Dr. Brent Henkes in January of 2013. He and Dr. Henkes along with their associate doctors and staff are continuing to provide veterinary medical care to the region’s animals, small and large. Dr. Dave and Mimsi live on Lake Lida in their home of 30 years where sons Kyle and Dan grew up. Numerous canine and feline friends (and one chinchilla) have added humor and enjoyment to the household along the way. If asked to describe life in Pelican Rapids in a word Doc would have to say “rich”; rich in wonderful friends, wonderful clients, and prodigious natural beauty. A great place to call home