- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Bird Vet
- Emergency Veterinary Clinic
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Docking
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Big Lake Area Veterinary Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Big Lake, MN and surrounding areas.
Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Big Lake Area Veterinary Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
Shawn Dutton, DVM- Owner
Dr. Shawn Dutton is a 1987 graduate of the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Dutton joined our practice in 1987 when he and his wife Jan moved to St. Michael. For the past 23 years they have enjoyed raising their family of 2 sons and a daughter, along with their three dogs. He is a co- owner of both the St. Michael Veterinary Clinic and the Big Lake Area Veterinary Hospital. He enjoys offering both surgical and medical services to our clients. In his leisure time Dr. Dutton enjoys youth sports, running, instructing firearm safety, fishing, and hunting with his dogs.
Kristi McAlpin, DVM- Owner
Dr. Kristi McAlpin is a 2000 graduate of the University of MN, College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the staff at St. Michael Veterinary Clinic after graduation and is currently a co-owner and practices between the St. Michael Veterinary Clinic and Big Lake Area Veterinary Hospital. She enjoys being an animal doctor and working with both the clients and their pets. Outside of the clinic she takes care of her family, her husband, 6 daughters, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 1 guinea pig. Some of her favorite activities outside of the clinics are gardening, reading, photography and spending quality time with her whole family.
Jenny Ashton, DVM
Dr. Jenny Ashton is a 1994 graduate of the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to dogs and cats, she enjoys working with birds. She has a growing interest in complimentary medicine, including Healing Touch and chiropractic. She is married and has three children.
Kristine Reid, DVM
Dr. Kristine Reid completed her undergraduate degree in Science and Agriculture in 1997 and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2002, both from the University of Minnesota. After graduation, she joined the staff at St. Michael Veterinary Clinic and in 2007 also began working in their Big Lake Area Veterinary Hospital affiliate. She enjoys working in a practice that treats cats and dogs and also the occasional small rodent, ferret and hedgehog. When not working, she could be found gardening, camping with her family and two dogs Bandit and Kenzie, or riding her Harley with her husband Michael.
Laura Bloomquist, DVM
Dr. Laura Bloomquist graduated in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin-School of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the staff at St. Michael Veterinary Clinic and Big Lake Area Veterinary Hospital shortly after graduation. She enjoys working for a clinic that practices quality and progressive medicine while focusing on client education and preventive care. She currently resides in Maple Grove with her husband and their two dogs and bird. In her free time she enjoys running, swimming, cooking, fishing, and cheering on Wisconsin sports teams.
Tyler Jaynes, DVM
Dr. Tyler Jaynes received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007, and she is a 2012 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include pain management and ophthalmology. Dr. Jaynes's favorite part of being a veterinarian is meeting new people and pets. Outside of work, Dr. Jaynes enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with her husband, Jeff, and two cats, Lily and James.
Katie Schroepfer, DVM
Dr. Katie Schroepfer is a 2012 Graduate of University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, dermatology, nutrition and dentistry. When not at work she likes to spend time outdoors fishing, camping, horseback riding, biking and walking. She currently resides with her two cats.