Courtney Blake, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of Minnesota


Dr. Blake is pictured with her two "kids," Ginger and Lucy. She loves taking them for long walks and playing fetch for hours! She enjoys camping and going for hikes in the woods. Dr. Blake also loves to travel and has hiked the Inca Trail in Peru, saw wild macaws and peccaries in the Amazon, penguins and whales in Argentina, toucans in Brazil, and worked with elephants and other species in Africa. She has also worked on lions, tigers and other big cats at The Wildcat Sanctuary here in Minnesota where she is on the Board of Directors. Dr. Blake grew up in the Chicago area and attended Augustana College before coming to Minnesota for vet school. She has been at VCA Cedar Animal Hospital since 2004 and loves the challenge of working with all the different species. She became certified in acupuncture to have another "tool" in her arsenal to help pets with pain and other conditions. She loves to learn and is constantly expanding her knowledge of new procedures that could be of help to our furry, feathered, and scaly friends!