Stephanie Duncan

Stephanie Duncan

Come enjoy lakeshore lifestyle in beautiful Excelsior, the #1 rated school district in Minnesota!  Excelsior Animal Hospital is proud of our small-town, main-street personality and are seeking a driven veterinarian willing to work hard and be well rewarded personally and financially. Come Join Our Family!


Excelsior Animal Hospital’s philosophy is simple: We pledge to give all our patients the highest quality medical and surgical care, treating each pet as it if were our own. We understand that good communication between doctor and owner is a very important part of pet care and customer service is always our number one priority. We treat a wide variety of small animals including ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, rats as well as cats and dogs. Special interest in dentistry with extractions and routine surgery is a must.

We offer a four-day work week with no weekends and only one early evening per week (until 8pm) as well as a generous compensation and benefit package. 

About the VHA Board of Directors

The VHA Board of Directors consists of elected practice owners chosen by VHA members. They are responsible overseeing the direction and performance of VHA. The VHA Board of Directors acts in the best interest of all members.

The members on this board are elected at the VHA Annual Meeting each spring, and can serve for up to two three-year terms. If you are interested in becoming a Board member, please send an email expressing your interest to VHA Executive Director Jeff Benson.

Meet Our 2017-2018 VHA Board of Directors

We are an association for veterinarians by veterinarians, and we are led by experienced veterinarians on our VHA Board of Directors:

  • ryan speltz
    President
    Ryan Speltz, DVM
    Skyline Veterinary Hospital
    6220 Highway 65 NE
    Fridley, MN, 55432
    Phone: 763-574-9892
    www.skylineveterinary.com
  • scott murphy
    Vice President
    Scott Murphy, DVM

    Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery
    3880 Lone Cedar Lane
    Chaska, MN, 55318
    Phone: 612-750-7953
    http://tcvs-mn.com/
  • carissa williamson
    Treasurer
    Carissa Williamson, DVM
    Oakwood Pet Clinic
    1441 North Highway 101
    Plymouth, MN, 55447
    Phone: 763-473-7030
    www.oakwoodpetclinic.com
  • anna ruelle
    Secretary
    Anna Ruelle, DVM
    Countryside Veterinary Clinic
    13950 Highway 5
    Young America, MN, 55397
    Phone: 952-442-4200
    www.countrysidevetandfeed.com
  • cynthia fetzer
    Board Member
    Cynthia Fetzer, DVM
    Camden Pet Hospital
    1405 44th Avenue North
    Minneapolis, MN, 55412
    Phone: 612-522-4374
    www.camdenpet.com 
  • tom skadron
    Board Member
    Tom Skadron, DVM

    Skadron Animal Hospital
    178 E. Marie Avenue
    West St. Paul, MN, 55118
    Phone: 651-451-6421
    www.skadronanimalhospital.com/
  • abby coodin
    Board Member
    Abby Coodin, DVM

    Painted Sky Veterinary Services, LLC
    741 Harriman Avenue South
    Amery, WI, 54001
    Phone: 715-268-8131
    www.paintedskyvet.com
  • jami stromberg
    Board Member
    Jami Stromberg, DVM

    Brooklyn Park Pet Hospital
    5815 80th Avenue North
    Brooklyn Park, MN, 55443
    Phone: 763-566-6000
    www.bppethospital.com
  • steven olson
    Board Member
    Steven Olson, DVM

    East Lake Animal Clinic
    4104 East Lake Street
    Minneapolis, MN, 55406
    Phone: 612-729-2374
    www.eastlakeanimalclinic.com

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stflogoSt. Francis Animal & Bird Hospital has been caring for pets and their people since 1992. Centrally located in Roseville, Minnesota, we serve clients throughout the Twin Cities metro area whose love and dedication to their pets make them demand the very best of veterinary medical care.
stflogoSt. Francis Animal & Bird Hospital has been caring for pets and their people since 1992. Centrally located in Roseville, Minnesota, we serve clients throughout the Twin Cities metro area whose love and dedication to their pets make them demand the very best of veterinary medical care.

Oakwood Pet Clinic is committed to providing exceptional, compassionate care to every pet entrusted to us and that means being pro-active in their care.  This philosophy has grown our client base to a point that we are bursting at the seams and need to add a part time DVM to our busy schedule. 


Our ideal candidate for this position will possess three or more years’ experience in private practice and be comfortable with some surgery and dentistry, although any level of experience or skill will be considered.  Our ideal associate will have solid follow through, a warm and inviting bedside manner and the ability to work independently on occasion. We value our employees as much as our clients and work hard to present a professional environment that still has room for humor and fun. 

Leaving a dog in a hot car is dangerous and often deadly.

United Animal Nations (UAN) is imploring pet owners to avoid leaving their dogs in hot cars this summer – a practice that can lead to serious illness and even death. “Often people leave their dogs in the car while they shop or run errands, but doing so when the weather is warm can literally be a death sentence for your pet,” said UAN President and CEO Nicole Forsyth.

May 25, 2017

VHA Brief Survey

VHA values your feedback! Please take our brief survey and as a thank you, you will be entered to win one of 3 $100 gift card and lunch packages for your clinic, compliments of VHA!

Survey closes Thursday, August 31, and winners will be announced Thursday, September 7.


It's every pet owner's worst nightmare - there's an emergency happening and suddanly, in the midst of it all, they've been separated from their pet.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 is National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day. It's important for pet owners to have a plan in place for the whole family, including pets, in the case of an emergency or disaster. From storing food and water properly to pet first aid supplies, it's better to have a plan in place and never need it rather than scramble to find what you need as it's happening.

VHA has put together a downloadable checklist of things your client's can utilize to help them be prepared. It includes:

  • Food & Water: Have enough food and water for three to five days. Keep your food in an airtight container and rotate every three months to ensure freshness. If you feed canned food, include a manual can opener. Don’t forget bowls!
  • Medication and Medical Records: Keep your pets updated medication and medical records in a waterproof container. Also include photographs of you and your pet to prove ownership.
  • Pet First-Aid Kit: In addition to a standard first-aid kit, you should also include a nylon leash, self-cling bandages, pet carrier, muzzle, and a pillowcase to confine your cat if needed.
  • Have a Plan: Research pet-friendly hotels or kennels where your pet will stay in case of an evacuation, or exchange information with neighbors, friends, or family and set up a plan in the event that they need to evacuate your pets for you (or you for them).
  • Microchip: Ensure your pet is microchipped and that the registration is up-to-date. It’s the easiest and quickest way to be reuinted with your pet in case of a separation due to any emergency or disaster.

Help your client's become prepared today by downloading and distributing this complimentary checklist today!

Click to download a helpful Pet Preparedness Checklist, compliments of VHA!

Be Prepared Client Handout

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heritage rochesterHeritage Pet Hospital is a small animal veterinary hospital located in Rochester, MN who is committed to providing a calm, friendly and compassionate atmosphere where the well-being of your pet is paramount.

mnv logoThe Minnesota Valley Pet Hospital is a busy, 5 doctor, full-service veterinary medical facility located in Mankato, MN. We are a well-equipped, progressive hospital and our professional and courteous staff seeks to provide the best possible medical, surgical, and dental care for our patients.

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