Apple Valley Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Stephen Mitchell

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: University of Minnesota
    Graduate School: DVM

    Dr Mitchell has worked at VCA Cedar View Animal Hospital for 30 years. In his leisure time, Dr. Mitchell enjoys fishing and playing golf. Santana, a frisky Siamese cat belongs to Dr.

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  • Barbra Buman

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Minnesota
    Graduate School: DVM

    Dr. Buman has been with VCA Cedar View Animal Hospital for 12 years. When not at work, she spends time with her two wonderful children and one dog. Dr. Buman is also an amazing cook!
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  • Trilva Melbo

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Minnesota
    Graduate School: DVM

    Dr. Melbo is pictured with her beloved girl Maggie Mae. Not pictured is Hazel Marie, her other sidekick, who is keeping her very busy.
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  • Melissa Yu

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Tufts University

    Dr. Yu graduated from Tufts University and joined the VCA family in 2013. Even though she went to school on the east coast, her heart has always been in the Midwest and she is happy to be returning

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