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Pet Doctors

Pet Doctors

25 E Franklin Ave | Minneapolis, MN 55404

Call 612-213-0556
Monday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday 8:30am - 8:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Budget friendly wellness plans!
  • Kitty Cottages luxury cat boarding
  • Full service medical & dental care
  • Preventive care for dogs & cats
  • Premium & prescription foods
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Animal Microchipping
  • Declawing
  • Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
  • New Pet Initial Visit
  • Physical Exam
Description

We’re passionate about pets! We provide a full range of veterinary care to dogs and cats.
Pet Doctors services include: Full service medical and dental care for your dog or cat. 20-40 minute appointment times with the doctor. Nurse appointment times for vaccine boosters, nail trims, heartworm blood tests and other laboratory work. Our veterinary care for sick pets and our Wellness Plans for annual preventive care are tailored to each pet's age and lifestyle. We emphasize building a life long relationship with our clients and patients. The entire veterinary team is involved in helping pets live long, healthy lives and we value the bond formed with our clients.
Pet products and supplies including premium dog and cat food, toys, accessories and prescription diets.
We provide alternative medicine options including laser therapy for pain management and wound healing. Acupuncture and chiropractic options are available at our partner clinic.
Contact us to schedule an appointment, or stop by our clinic to check out pet products and supplies and meet the staff. We hope to see you soon!

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Joyce Tesarek, DVM
Joyce Tesarek, DVM

Dr. Tesarek, otherwise known as Dr. Joyce, purchased Minnehaha Animal Hospital (Mah) in 1983 so she could build a practice that would focus on working with the owner as a critical partner in their pet’s health care, and tailoring care to each pet’s individual needs. In 2010, the Stevens Square Development Committee recruited her to bring veterinary services to their neighborhood. Located just south of downtown Minneapolis, many residents rely on public transportation and wanted a local clinic, as well as a pet food and supply site within walking distance. The new clinic, PetDoctors opened in 2011. Dr. Jerri Smith joined her house call practice with PetDoctors, expanding services to include home visits.
Dr Joyce earned her BA in Biology and Chemistry at Gustavus Adolphus College, her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, and her certificate in Veterinary Practice Administration from Purdue. Although now primarily involved with hospital management, Dr. Joyce still regularly consults on hospital cases. She finds great rewards leading the team with the mission to ensure that each pet has a healthy and comfortable life, and that clients feel appreciated, supported and empowered to care for their special pet.
Dr. Joyce is an active volunteer in BnI, her neighborhood organization and her church. She serves on the executive boards of the South Chicago Avenue Business Alliance, the Affiliated Emergency Veterinary Services, and The Animal Care Foundation. She is an active volunteer and Board member of Czech and Slovak Sokol Minnesota and The Czech and Slovak Cultural Center. In 2006 she received the Cernín Palace Bronze Medallion and diploma from the government of the Czech Republic for "great and significant contribution to the progress of Czech-American relations." She lives in South Minneapolis with her husband Norm. In her free time, she enjoys ethnic activities, travel, gardening and spending time with friends, family and her four cats, Panda, Radar, Kitty and Margo (pictured with Dr Joyce).

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Bobbi J. Soule, DVM
Bobbi J. Soule, DVM

Dr. Soule earned her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Notre Dame in 2000. While there, she was actively involved in the marching, concert, and jazz bands playing her trumpet. She went to the University of Minnesota for her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2004. She worked at a clinic in Bloomington after graduation for seven years, and started working for Minnehaha Animal Hospital and Pet Doctors near the end of 2011. Her special interests include feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine.
At home, she lives with her boyfriend, Dave, two dogs, a lab named Mason and a Boston named Chopper, three cats, Koa, Madeline and James, and a tank of saltwater fish. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in the outdoors � fishing, hunting, camping, and running with the boys. She also enjoys listening to, and playing, music.

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Kevin Thorsgaard, DVM
Kevin Thorsgaard, DVM

Dr. Kevin Thorsgaard joined the team at Minnehaha Animal Hospital in February 2013. Kevin grew up in Bloomington, and earned a Biology degree at St. Olaf College in Northfield, where he learned it was possible to combine his interests in science, medicine and animals into one rewarding career. He attended the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1990. Since then, working in private practices in the Twin Cities has given him the opportunity to meet thousands of people and help them take care of their special pets. Kevin enjoys the challenge of solving medical mysteries, providing excellent preventative care, performing a variety of surgical procedures, and working closely with owners to give their pets the happiest, longest life possible.

He enjoys most outdoor activities and travel, especially with his wife of 25 years, their two children, and Shelties Chip and Diego.

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Carmen Brosi, Certified Vet Tech
Carmen Brosi, Certified Vet Tech

Carmen Brosi joined our team in June of 2014 as part of both hospital teams � Pet Doctors and Minnehaha Animal Hospital. She graduated from Globe University in the fall of 2011 and received her Certified Veterinary Technician designation soon after. She has been working since then and enjoys many areas of veterinary medicine including working with the client to help them provide the best quality of life for their companion. Carmen does enjoy all types of animals and an area of special interest is the lab.

Carmen lives in Chaska with her daughter Bridget, dog Rocco, cats Bobo, Tigger and Peanut and finally her bearded dragon, Iroh. On her off time Carmen does rescue work with Wags and Whiskers along with Twin cities Pet Rescue. You may see her helping with nail trims clinics at Urban Tails Pet Store for Pet Doctors. She also is frequently at community outreach events representing Pet Doctors.

Carmen is excited to be at both Minnehaha Animal Hospital and Pet Doctors Animal Clinic and looks forward to meeting you and your furry family members.

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Erin Lanz, Client Service Coordinator
Erin Lanz, Client Service Coordinator

Erin has been with the Minnehaha team since August of 2013. Erin grew up in the twin cities and currently shares her life with her husband and two dogs Ava (Shih Tzu/Pom) and Cuz (Japanese Chin), and long term foster cat Mork. Erin has a diverse background in the pet care industry including retail management with Chuck and Don�s, as well as experience in boarding, training, and grooming facilities in the twin cities dating back to 2004. In her free time Erin enjoys hiking with her two dogs, reading, finding new recipes on Pinterest, and participating in Obedience and Agility with her youngest dog Ava.

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Bobbi Kittelson, Lead Tech, Medical Coordinator
Bobbi Kittelson, Lead Tech, Medical Coordinator

Bobbi was a veterinary technician for 3 years prior to joining our hospital in 2003. She has been the lead technician since 2006. Bobbi has expanded her role in the hospital now handling medical quality control and technician and assistant direction and training. Bobbi�s main interests lie in emergency medicine and palliative care. Bobbi is the proud owner of Adio, a brindle Great Dane; and Tink, a Jack Russell/ Pug mix. Bobbi lives in Belle Plaine with her three children and her fianc�. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, talking walks with her dogs, going to the beach, reading and crocheting.

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Patti Christie, Practice Manager
Patti Christie, Practice Manager

Patti has been in the veterinary profession for over 30 years in a variety of positions. She received her Certified Veterinary Technician status in 1987 and has worked as a veterinary technician, lead technician, office manager and practice manager. She also graduated from nursing school and obtained her Registered Nursing degree along the way but chose not to leave veterinary medicine. Patti finds great satisfaction in this industry and has spoken to veterinary and technician groups often over the years encouraging them to choose this career. As her passion for parrots evolved, she became extensively involved with the avian community locally and nationally to facilitate education for companion parrot caregivers. She lives with her husband, 6 parrots and 2 cats.

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