Homer Veterinary Clinic, P.C. - Homer, AK - Our Doctors

Homer Veterinary Clinic

326 Woodside Avenue
Homer, AK 99603




Jennifer Bando, DVM

Originally from Canada, Dr. Jennifer Bando received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Guelph and graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2001. She practiced in northern Ontario at a rural mixed animal clinic before joining the Homer Veterinary Clinic in 2006. She is dedicated to providing the highest quality of compassionate care to her patients.

Dr. Bando’s professional interests include ultrasound, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, internal medicine, and preventive health care management through optimizing nutrition and wellness. She also provides care to our equine, small ruminant and exotic patients.

For several winters, she has volunteered as a trail veterinarian for the Iditarod Sled Dog race and the Tustamena 200 and enjoys the challenge of working with canine athletes. She has also volunteers regularly with Alaska Rural Veterinary Outreach (ARVO), a non-profit group dedicated to educating and advocating for Alaska’s remote rural pets.

An avid outdoors explorer, Jenn enjoys skiing, cycling and hiking in the beautiful Alaskan backcountry with her husband Jason and their two border collie mixes, Kiva and Miso.

Janelle Spurkland, DVM

Dr. Spurkland grew up on the Kenai Peninsula spending most of her time riding horses and raising pigs, cows, chickens, etc in the local 4-H club. She left the state after graduating from Ninilchik High School for a few years to pursue schooling graduating from Michigan State University in 2013.  After completion of an internship in an advanced equine veterinary hospital working with racehorses in Kentucky, she was ready to come home to Alaska. Janelle returned to the Kenai Peninsula to join us here in Homer in May 2016.

Dr. Spurkland enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine. She is especially interested in surgery and emergency care. She has completed additional training in diagnostic imaging, specifically ultrasonography and brings freshly learned skills to the clinic here in Homer. She has expanded our capacity to care for a wide range of large animal/equine medical needs on the peninsula.

Outside of work, Janelle enjoys exploring the Alaskan outdoors with husband, Jan and stepson, Fischer. In early 2017 Janelle travelled to Nicaragua to work on an equine service project with World Vets and is most recently volunteering with the Alaska Rural Veterinary Outreach program.