About Nile Point Veterinary Hospital

Our Philosophy
We understand that your pet is a very special part of your family and rewards you with unconditional love and companionship. With this understanding, it is our desire to provide both you and your pet with the very best in veterinary service and to offer information and services that will provide for the long-term health and happiness of your pet.

At Nile Point Veterinary Hospital, Inc., we are small enough to offer friendly, personal attention to people and pets – with time to give a pat of friendship and reassurance to a very special member of your family.

Our Staff
We work hard to maintain an excellent staff of doctors, receptionists and technicians. Our staff is a great team, with the right mix of skills and backgrounds, and has been carefully chosen to provide the best care for your pet. All staff members participate in continuing education programs, and most have special interests or areas of expertise within their practices. All, of course, have pets of their own.
Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Mon, Tue: 8:00am- 5:30pm
  • Wed: 8:00am- 12:00pm
  • Thur, Fri: 8:00am- 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:00am- 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Dr. Norman Lohr

    Dr. Norman Lohr is the owner and operator of Nile Point Veterinary Hospital, Inc. Dr. Lohr grew up on a dairy farm in Idaho, where he attended the University of Idaho and received his degree in Pre-veterinary Medicine. He graduated from Washington State University in 1970, earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, so he could "help pets to live longer, happier lives". He joined the Nile Point practice that same year. In 1980, Dr. Dawson retired and Dr. Lohr purchased the practice. Dr. Lohr said his favorite part of being a veterinarian is "having a wide variety of jobs to do and that no two days are ever the same." Outside of his veterinary practice, Dr. Lohr enjoys trail riding, camping, and herding cattle. He has his own Quarter Horse named Jordan that he rides every week. Pictured with Dr. Lohr is his friendly companion and guard dog Izzy, a blonde, wire-haired terrier.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1970
    Education:
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University
  • Heidi Ragle

    Heidi is the Practice Manager at Nile Point. She has a number of daily tasks which include managing reception, ordering supplies, and overseeing all other departments. Heidi "loves the people she works with--not just the employees, but the clients. They are all family and I couldn't imagine being without a furry greeting each day." Besides her job, Heidi enjoys activities like water skiing, playing pool, and jogging. Heidi has five furry friends of her own: four dogs and a rabbit. Her four dogs Dora and Taylor (blonde terriers), Miley (black pug), and Gracie (Silky) are pictured with her above. Her rabbit is named Snow.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1995
  • John Horath

    John is the manager of the Kennel department and Maintenance at Nile Point. He performs a number of daily tasks ranging from maintaining the animals to taking x-rays and assisting in patient rooms. John is known around the office and among clients as being the "animal whisperer" because he handles each and every patient with care. He has a way of comforting even some of our most temperamental patients. Outside of the office, John enjoys fishing, sports, spending time with his family, and the outdoors. Beyond his wife and four children, John has four dogs and two cats at home. The family's four dogs, Holly (Lab X), Daisy (black mixed breed), Pismo (Border Collie), and Peanut (the "chi-weenie") are pictured above.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
  • Diane Wong

    Diane is a receptionist at Nile Point Veterinary Hospital. She is new to the veterinary field, but is learning a lot of new things very quickly. Diane decided she wanted to become a part of the Nile Point team because it is a new experience for her and because she enjoys seeing all the pets that come in and meeting new people. When asked what her favorite part of the job was, Diane said, "being able to have a part in helping someone and their pet". Diane is pictured here with her dog Abby, a 16 year old Lab/ Shepherd mix, that she rescued from the SPCA when Abby was 1 year old.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 16, 2013
  • Sarah Navarro

    Sarah joined our team two years ago starting out assisting in the kennel and is now a Veterinary Assistant.  Her duties include assisting Dr. Lohr in exam rooms and helping with patient care by monitoring surgical patients.  Sarah says, "I have always enjoyed caring for animals, but being able to help those who are sick or injured makes it even more rewarding."  The best part of Sarah's job is being a part of a team with such compassionate people who truly love what they do.  Sarah enjoys playing and coaching softball, camping and taking Oso (her 2 year old Australian Shepherd) to the beach. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015