VCA Animal Care Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Ashley A
    Veterinary Tech School: Minnesota School of Business

    Ashley has een working as a small animal technician since 2007and graduated from Minnesota School of Business in 2009. She has lots of experience with dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and other exotics and pocket pets. At home she has two calico cats named Peanut & Chloe. When Ashley is not at work she enjoys anything outdoors! Playing sports, volleyball & softball especially, running, snowmobiling, fishing, baking and reading keep her busy! 

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Blaise B

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Kelby H
    Veterinary Tech School: Argosy University

    Hello!  I started in the vet field as a vet assistant in 2006 and quickly decided that being a veterinary technician was the career for me because I have always loved taking care of animals and their people, and am also fascinated by medical science.  I attended the veterinary technology program at Argosy University in Eagan and graduated at the top of my class with a degree and a certification as a veterinary technician in 2009, and started working with VCA in 2013.  I have a variety of experience including exotic animal, anesthesiology, and emergency medicine, but my main interest is in alternative medicine and care for dogs and cats.  I have three cats named Nibbles, Batman, and Akroma.  My main hobbies outside of work include hiking, rollerblading, playing video games, going to geeky conventions, reading, and snowboarding in the winter months.  I look forward to meeting you!


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately.  We are open 7 days a week. 

If you need assistance after our daily business hours, please call one of these local emergency animal hospitals to assist you with your pet's needs:  

South Metro Emergency Care - Apple Valley:   952-953-3737

University of Minnesota Veterinary Hospital - St. Paul:   651-625-9711

Emergency Veterinary Service - Golden Valley:  763-529-6560

Emergency Veterinary Service - Eden Prairie:      952-942-8272