Pet Parent Approved Resources by Animal Bridges’ Clients

Pet parent approved resources and specialists

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Your pet received a scary diagnosis.  You need a veterinary specialist or service. Who do you ask?  The following list is pet parent approved resources of specialists and services from Animal Bridges’ clientsElaine experienced a few of these specialists with Hobbes or as a client’s extra set of ears or moral support.

No one paid to be on the list. This is not an endorsement of the services. This is a list solely of Animal Bridges clients’ recommendations of pet parent approved resources. The information is from the website or brochure of the services listed.

Many of the veterinarians are board certified. Please use this list as a starting point of finding the correct vet or service for your pet.

Animal Emergency and Referral Service
Michelle Rose, DVM
Oakdale, MN 651-501-3766
St. Paul, MN 651-293-1800
“…profession interests include minimally invasive procedures for the treatment of congenital heart disease and strategies for congestive heart failure that optimize the patient’s quality of life.”

Veterinary Cardiology Specialists
Janet Olson, DVM, DACVIM
Minnesota and Iowa 612-353-7440
“Veterinary Cardiology Specialists (VCS) works hand-in-hand with veterinary hospitals to provide uncompromised cardiac care for patients with heart disease.”

Chiropractic for EveryBody
Annie Seefeldt, DC
Locations around Twin Cities 952-484-5460

Perpetual Motion Animal Chiropractic
Rebecca (Becca) Amstutz, DC
Edina, MN and other locations 612-709-2675

Pet Performance
Mark LaVallie, DC
Shoreview, MN 651-484-331

Critical Care and Toxicology
Animal Emergency and Referral Service
Justine Lee, DVM
Oakdale, MN 651-501-3766
St. Paul, MN 651-293-1800
“Dr. Lee lectures throughout the world on emergency, critical care, and toxicology…”

McKeever Dermatology Clinics, Inc.
Patrick J. McKeever, MS, DVM, DACVD
Nicole Heinrich DVM, DACVD
Harold Richardson, MN, DVM
Amy Haarstad, DVM (Resident)
Eden Prairie, MN 952-946-0035
Oakdale, MN 651-501-4920
“There are many skin diseases that affect animals including allergies, hormonal imbalances, ear infections, nail disease, and autoimmune, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases.”

End of Life Care at Home (Geriatric Support, Hospice, and Euthanasia)
MN Pets
Rebecca McComas, DVM and 10 other gentle veterinarians
Servicing Twin Cities 7 County Metro Area and Western Wisconsin
“So you can say goodbye in peace and privacy, with help and support.”

End of Life Photographic Memories – Joy Sessions®
Sarah Beth Photography
Sarah Ernhart
Minneapolis, MN
612-804-2518 or
“These special, end-of-life sessions are just for terminally ill or elderly pets. These beautiful photos will highlight your relationship together and the love you share before they pass.”

Holistic Veterinary
Lake Harriet Veterinary
Cathy Sinning, DVM
Jim Sinning, DVM
Nicole Palmieri, DVM
Megan Schommer, DVM
Jessy Stenross, DVM
Jen Gallus, DVM
Minneapolis, MN 612-822-1545
“Lake Harriet Veterinary is dedicated to providing the best integrative veterinary medical care available to animal caretakers in the Twin Cities region.”

Alistair McVey, DVM – Associate Clinical Specialist
University of Minnesota Small Animal Hospital 612-626-VETS (8387) or
St. Paul, MN

Antonella Borgatti,DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, Diplomate ECVIM-CA – Assistant Professor
University of Minnesota Small Animal Hospital 612-626-VETS (8387)
St. Paul, MN

Mike Henson,DVM, Diplomate ACVIM Oncology – Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Minnesota Small Animal Hospital 612-626-VETS (8387)
St. Paul, MN

Brian Husbands DVM, DACVIM-Oncology, CVA (Acupuncturist)
University of Minnesota Small Animal Hospital 612-626-VETS (8387)
St. Paul, MN

Animal Eye Specialty Center
Robert D. Larocca, DVM, ACVO Diplomate
Andover, MN 763-767-3937 (EYES)
“Animal Eye Specialty Center is a private referral center for specialized professional eye care and surgery of most species of animals.”

Companion Animal Eye Center
Connie L. Sillerud DVM
Golden Valley, MN 763-529-7591
“… a practice limited to providing veterinary ophthalmology care for companion animals.”

Veterinary Ophthalmology Specialty Practice, Inc.
Dennis K. Olivero, DVM, ACVO
St. Louis Park, MN 952-929-8299
“Veterinary Ophthalmology Specialty Practice is a referral specialty practice limited solely to surgery and medicine of animal eye disease.”

Orthopedic and Joint Replacement
Betty Kramek, DVM Diplomate ACVS
University of Minnesota Small Animal Hospital 612-626-VETS (8387)
St. Paul, MN

Pet Boarding
Pets Are Inn
Pets are boarded in pre-screened, approved homes for 30 years including special needs pets (diabetic, aging, post surgery, etc.)
Locations in Hawaii, Minnesota (Twin Cities area), New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.
Please check website for service areas and phone numbers.

VetRadiolist, LLC
Travis Saveraid, DVM, ACVR
Twin Cities, MN  651-233-7525 or
“…provide mobile ultrasound service in Twin Cities…”
Call or email “for questions or scheduling of ultrasound examinations.”

Twin Cities Animal Rehab + Sports Medicine
Julia Tomlinson DVM, DACVSMR, certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapist
Amy Whaley, DVM, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, certified Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapist
Burnsville, MN 952-224-9354
“Our veterinarians are trained to find and treat the sources of pain and restricted movement then prescribe appropriate therapy to address those issues.”

Surgical Specialists
Veterinary Surgical Specialists
Stephen Levine DVM board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Diplomate
Scott Hammel DVM board-certified small animal veterinary surgeon, Diplomate
Lara Rasmussen DVM board-certified surgeon, Diplomate.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 651-451-4404
VSS vets travel to vet clinics in the Twin Cities.

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