|Monday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Tuesday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Wednesday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Friday||8:00am - 6:00pm|
|Saturday||8:00am - 1:00pm|
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Microchipping
- Emergency Veterinary Clinic
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
- New Pet Initial Visit
- Physical Exam
St. Francis Veterinary Clinic, located just north of St. Francis, MN on Highway 47, is a full service companion animal hospital. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.
Our hospital is open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday and from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm on Saturday. We offer early morning drop-offs for surgery animals beginning at 7:15 am Monday through Friday.
Dr. Tracey Thomas is the managing veterinarian at the hospital. She graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1995 after spending 10 years either schooling or working there. Since graduating she has practiced in 3 other twin cities locations over the past 13 years, spending most of that time in Brooklyn Park, MN. She enjoys all aspects of patient care and surgery.
Dr. Thomas grew up in Chatfield, MN, living there until moving up to the twin cities to attend college. She is married and has 2 boys. Her house is also full with 4 cats living quite comfortably. Special interests outside of work include activities with her sons, classes in cardio-kickboxing, broomball and boating.
Dr. Jill Hergenrader joined the staff of the St. Francis Veterinary Clinic in 2002. She graduated from Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She enjoys working with dogs, cats and guinea pigs. Dr. Hergenrader grew up in Jewell, Iowa.
Dr. Hergenrader is married and has 4 wonderful children. She enjoys working with crafts in her spare time. She is involved in projects such as 4-H and Project Astride.
Dr. Pawlenty graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 2004 and joined our staff in 2005. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine because "it is never boring!" but especially enjoys working with cats and doing surgery and dentistry.
Dr. Pawlenty is married to Geoff and has two sons. Their family also includes Midnight the laborador mix and Bacardi and Spice the cats. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, reading and spending time with her family. She grew up in Lismore, Minnesota.
Dr. Nicole received her Bachelor of Science (in Animal Science) from the University of Minnesota in 2004. She continued her veterinary education at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctor of veterinary Medicine in 2010. She completed her clinical year of training at the University of Minnesota, and joined our team here at St. Francis Veterinary Clinic in January of 2010. Dr. Nicole is a member of the AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners) and her professional interests include Critical Care, Internal Medicine and Feline Medicine. She also has a strong passion for the care and well-being of feral and stray cats.
Shortly after joining our team, Dr. Nicole helped start our in-clinic rescue group, Tuff Start Rescue, which is aimed at helping pets in urgent need (abandoned strays, feral cats, and owner surrenders). To date, Tuff Start Rescue has helped over 200 cats & dogs, thanks in large part to donations from our wonderful clients!
During her free time, Dr. Nicole enjoys being outdoors and spending time with the family & friends. She shares her home with six spoiled cats ( Petey, Nova, Biscuit, Ace and Cecelia), a very silly mixed breed dog (Millie), and a rambunctious Labrador (Bonnie). Five of Dr. Nicole�s �furry kids� are rescues from the Caribbean Island of Saint Kitts, where she attended veterinary school.
Dr. Nicole also participates in a weekly radio show, called Pet Connections, on Sunday mornings from 11-noon on station AM 950.