VCA Cedar View Animal Hospital

VCA Cedar View Animal Hospital Testimonials

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  • VCA Rocks

    -Brittney B from Burnsville, MN
    Pet Name: Dante

    First of all thanks so much to all the staff at VCA in Apple Valley! I have never had a dog before, let alone a puppy, but I felt really prepared with the Little Bundles program and am extremely confident in this facility. Especially, Dr. Mitchell who is so personable and a very nice guy! Can't explain how nice it is to have a vet who you can trust, plus professional and kind. I won't be taking my pets anywhere else, because we are so happy and healthy! Dante always looks forward to going to the vet and it is a positive experience :o)

    Thanks again so much to everyone!
    Brittney & Dante

  • Long time clients

    -Judy Hettling from Apple Valley, MN

    We have been taking our dogs to Cedarview for the past 20 years. They are not only wonderful vets but do a great job of getting to know us personally and adopting our pets as one of their own. Their kindness and caring for animals is second to none. The staff at Cedarview is incredible. They always go out of their way to arrange our pets medical needs around our schedules. They communicate with us extremely well, and are very friendly and caring to us and our "babies".

  • Switching Vets

    -Katrina from Farmington, MN
    Pet Name: Larry

    My one cat is known to be a handful and where we use to bring him was wonderful at first. Until we brought him back several times he would make himself become worked up and almost hyperventilate. The moment we walk through the doors at Cedar View we never heard a peep out of him. The vet techs took him back to be weighed and had no problems with him and once out of his carrier he proceeded to lie down on the table and wait. The only time he hissed or started to pant was when his teeth were messed with and was given a shot. I believe that the two separate entrances for cats and dogs made a huge difference for my cat. I will definitely be bringing all my cats back to the Cedar View Animal Hospital. All the staff seemed to genuinely care for my cat, no matter how tough he tried to act. They definitely understand the animals.

  • Wouldn't Go Anywhere Else

    -mj McKeon from Apple Valley, MN
    Pet Name: Polly

    Pet Image I've been bringing my feline buddies here since 1979. Dr. Mitchell has taken such good care of them all. Presently Polly is his 16 year old dilute calico patient who is thriving under his care.

  • This clinic is AWESOME

    -Kathleen Erdman from Apple Valley, MN

    My family has been using this clinic since I was a kid. They're incredible people, from the front desk employees, to every vet on staff. Even if I were to relocate within the Twin Cities, I'd still travel to Apple Valley to this clinic. They provide excellent services all-around. Dr. Mitchell never fails to remember my name, my family, and even where I went to college. He and the others are very knowledgeable, friendly, and simply GREAT with people AND animals, and you just don't see that everywhere, that "small-town" feel. Thank you very much, Cedar View!! :-)

  • Our friend

    -Marsha Zisler from Lakeville, MN
    Pet Name: LuCee

    Pet Image We have been coming here for 29 years. VCA Cedar View has taken care of all four of our Cocker Spaniels. I can't imagine going ANYWHERE else! The care is incredible. Not only is Dr. Mitchell our veterinarian, he is also our friend.

  • Keeping them Happy and Healthy

    -Don Westerhausen Sr from Apple Valley, MN
    Pet Name: Lolli

    Pet Image I moved here in 1975 from Chicago. I have had dogs since I was a kid, and had mostly adopted dogs. VCA Cedar View Animal Hospital has taken care of all of them. I have had dogs put down because of old age and sickness and the staff here is very caring and understanding. The doctors and support staff are all helpful. They have kept my dogs healthy and happy. Thank you for giving me the opportunitly to give some recognition to this great service.


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.  If it is after hours, please contact the following emergency care clinics.

South Metro Animal Emergency Care       (952) 953-3737 
14690 Pennock Avenue  Apple Valley, MN  55124
Weekdays: 6pm - 8am  
Weekends: 24 hours
Open All Major Holidays

Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota    (651) 293-1800
1542 W 7th St.   St Paul, MN 55102
Weekdays: 6pm - 8am
Weekends: 24 Hours
Open All Major Holidays