Our Experience

Established in 1984, Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA) is a member-driven association organized to represent the interests of members and the veterinary community. VHA currently serves nearly 400  member veterinary practices.

The goal of VHA is to enhance the profitability of each member practice by positively impacting its bottom line. With member involvement, VHA will continue to offer services that either save money or make money for all members.

VHA supports local community organizations, including the statewide Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA). VHA also partners with MVMA and the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine for the Minnesota Veterinary Institute.

2016 VHA TeamThe Growth of VHA

A group of dedicated veterinarians founded VHA to improve the methods and efficiency of animal hospitals, to cooperate with other veterinary organizations, and to promote and further the best interests of its members.

  • 1985 - VHA began a group purchasing service for members, positively influencing the product availability and pricing in the veterinary marketplace.
  • 1986 - A pet cremation service was launched to provide a dignified, caring and ethical means of cremating clients’ pets. It is one of the founding cornerstones of our association.
  • As VHA evolved over the years, additional services have been added, taking advantage of the efficiencies that come from individual practices joining together as a group.

Board of Directors

VHA is lead by an experienced Board of Directors:

Ann Fischer, DVM
House Paws Mobile Veterinary Care
5620 Highlands Trail North
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Phone: 651-283-7216

Vice President
Ryan Speltz, DVM
Skyline Veterinary Hospital
6220 Highway 65 NE
Fridley, MN 55432
Phone: 763-574-9892

Carissa Williamson, DVM
Oakwood Pet Clinic
1441 N. Highway 101
Plymouth, MN  55447


Scott Murphy, DVM
Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery
3880 Lone Cedar Lane
Chaska, MN, 55318
Phone: 612-750-7953

Board Members

Cynthia Fetzer, DVM
Camden Pet Hospital
1405 44th Ave. N
Minneapolis, MN  55412

Tom Skadron, DVM
Skadron Animal Hospital
178 E. Marie Avenue
West St. Paul, MN 55118
Phone: 651-451-6421

Nikki Burk, DVM

South Hyland Veterinary Hospital
5400 W. Old Shakopee Road
Bloomington, MN  55437
Phone: 952-884-1868

Ann Valenti, DVM

Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital
7131 Cahill Ave.
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Phone: 651-451-4404

Anna Ruelle, DVM
Countryside Veterinary Clinic
13950 Highway 5
Young America, MN, 55397
Phone: 952-442-4200