Elkhorn Plaza Veterinary Clinic

Elkhorn Plaza Veterinary Clinic

5447 Diablo Drive, Sacramento, CA 95842

(916) 334-7186

Dr. Lawer

Dr. Daniel R. Lawler

Dr. Daniel R. Lawer, owner and sole veterinarian, graduated from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in June, 1970. He entered active duty in the US Air Force Veterinary Corp as a captain in September 1970 with assignments at Chanute AFB, IL (Oct 1970-May 1972, Ubon RTAFB, Thailand (May 1972-May 1973) and McClellan AFB, CA (May 1973 - April 1977). He separated from the Air Force in April, 1977 and opened this clinic 6 months later.

He has been an active member of the Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association since 1973 and is a past-president of the association. In January 2008 he was made a Distinguished Life Member of the association.

In addition to veterinary medicine, Dr. Lawer has been active in the Sacramento Dog Training Club since 1979, the Sacramento-Sierra Norwegian Elkhound Club since 1992 and in AKC performance events, such as obedience and tracking, since 1979. He has been an approved judge for licensed AKC tracking events since 1983. He retired from judging in 2008. He also is very active in the Sacramento Genealogical Society and the Sun River Church choir and loves to garden. He served on the Health and Research Committee of the Norwegian Elkhound Association of America from 1998 - 2003.

Dr. Lawer and wife Betty were married April 5, 2008. He has a daughter and 2 grand-daughters in San Diego, CA, in addition to 2 step-children in Roseville, CA. His wife Betty has one daughter by a prior marriage. They share their home in Sacramento with Norwegian Elkhounds and a cat. While all of the dogs are now retired, they were shown in AKC conformation, obedience and tracking in the past. Two had been active in pet facilitated therapy.


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