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

Homer Veterinary Clinic PC

326 Woodside Avenue
Homer, AK 99603




Dots Sherwood. MVB. MSc. 

Dr. Sherwood first worked at the clinic for Dr. Broshes in 1997 while going through the licensing program for foreign veterinary gradutes and then came on board as a full-time associate in 2000. She graduated from UCD, Ireland in 1987 and worked in the UK and Peru prior to moving to Alaska. She is dedicated to and passionate about helping her patients and their caregivers to the very best of her ability so that each unique patient can achieve the best health possible at every life stage through leading an active and fulfilling life.

Dr Sherwood’s professional interests include feline medicine and surgery, geriatric care, dentistry and oral health, nutrition and preventive medicine, integration of traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture along with small ruminants and camelid care.

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 the great Alaskan outdoors and spends most of her free time riding her quarter horse Junior or hiking and biking with her dog Hopper. 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.