VCA Cedar Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Melissa Demars

    Melissa moved here from Michigan's Upper Peninsula in 2008. She graduated from Argosy University with an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology in December of 2010. She enjoys working with all animals, but small mammals and exotics are her favorite.

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Heather Keen

  • Certified Veterinary Technician

    Alisa Montague

    Alisa is pictured with her 4 cats she fostered since they were 2 days old. The kittens were not able to find homes, so they found a forever home with Alisa. The rest of the family at home includes a Pekingese named Wicket, a Bearded Dragon named Xena, and 2 guinea pigs, Shelly and Flay.
    Alisa knew she wanted to work in the veterinary field since she was 5 years old and completed that goal in 2007 when she graduated from the Minnesota School of Business with a degree in veterinary technology and started working for VCA that same year. Exotic pets have always been a passion of hers and she was very thankful to have started her dream job straight out of school.
    Outside of work Alisa enjoys reading, hiking, any and all movies, sketching/painting, gardening, and works with kids ranging in preschoolers to 12th graders at her local church.


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, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

Animal Emergency & Referral Center- 651-293-1800- 1542 W. 7th St., St Paul MN 55102

Affiliated Emergency Hospital- 763-529-6560- 4708 Highway 55, Golden Valley MN 55416