Stephanie Onken

Stephanie Onken

blaine aphBlaine Area Pet Hospital in Blaine, MN, is searching for a Veterinary Technician to join their fast-paced, small animal veterinary practice. Share your talents with our team and enjoy a competitive salary and generous benefits package.


coon rapids ph logoCompassionate care for our animal companions is the cornerstone of Coon Rapids Pet Hospital. We are dedicated to providing a relaxed experience for our clients and their pets at every visit. Whether it’s a routine check-up or an emergency treatment, our staff responds quickly to a pet’s needs and takes the time to explain examinations and procedures clearly before any treatments are given.


Steve Haarstad works with organizations to help them better understand how they can grow their revenue and strengthen their leadership culture. Haarstad's experience and record of accomplishment position him well to help his clients develop and implement the talent and revenue growth strategies they need to successfully compete and grow.

Mr. Haarstad offers three types of services:

Business Strategic Planning

Mr. Haarstad partners with clients by facilitating discussions and working sessions to identify the elements that combine to create a strategic plan for your business. This is most often done with the owner(s) and/or a managerial leadership team.

  • Vision, Mission, and Values
  • Target Market
  • Product and/or Service Niche and Differentiators
  • 3 year, 1 year, and 90 days goals
  • SWOT or SOAR analysis
  • Resource (People, Facility, Equipment, etc.) Requirement Planning

Marketing Strategy Development

How do you grow your business and maximize your profitability?  One key is finding the intersection between the value your business offers and the needs of your best fit customers. Mr. Haarstad works with clients by helping them identify those things and then developing an action plan to pursue it.

  • Best Fit Customer Identification
  • Rationalization of Products and/or Services
  • Growth Goals and Objectives
  • Action Plan Development

Strategic Business Management

Most, if not all, companies have a strategic plan. Unfortunately, many fail to successfully execute it. Mr. Haarstad helps companies succeed by adding accountability and focus through the facilitation of monthly, quarterly, and annual leadership team meetings.

  • Annual Planning Facilitation
  • Quarterly Strategic Review and Planning
  • Monthly Action Tracking and Accountability

Company & Contacts

Haarstad Strategic Business Consulting
Steve Haarstad
Phone: 612-810-2799

Updated October 21, 2019

October 8, 2019

Wedgewood Pharmacy

wedgewood pharmacy logo


Wedgewood Pharmacy is a recognized leader in custom-compounded medications with more than 30 years of experience and 40,000 prescribing customers. We've developed very effective systems for meeting veterinarians, pet owners, and animals' needs.

Company & Contacts

Wedgewood Pharmacy
405 Heron Drive #200
Swedesboro, NJ 08085

Phone: 800-331-8272
Fax: 800-589-4250

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VHA members receive a special pricing tier qualification, which allows for prices that are 5% less than standard pricing on office orders*, free standard shipping on all orders shipped to the clinic, and ordering available through Vetsource. Visit or call 800-331-8272 to place an order.

*Pricing tier has limited exceptions.

SOUTH SAINT PAUL, MN – (October 8, 2019) – Veterinary Hospitals Association (VHA), the leading association for veterinary practices in the Midwest, has entered into a partnership with Wedgewood Pharmacy.

oakwood hills animal hospital logoDo you enjoy variety? Our AAHA accredited hospital is seeking a Certified Veterinary Technician who is a client-oriented team player who can multi-task, be cross-trained, and prioritize in a fast-paced work environment. The candidate for Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital will have ambition and take the initiative to identify tasks that need to be done. You will work in an environment supported with experienced technicians and doctors and modern equipment. We will utilize your technical skills and encourage continuing education and career growth.

northside pet hospital logoWe are looking to add a full-time or part-time associate veterinarian to our team! Candidates should have strong communication skills, team-oriented with a focus in general medicine, and comfortable with surgery and dentistry. Veterinary experience of 2 or more years would be preferred, but new graduates are welcome as well. Must have DVM and be eligible for a Wisconsin Veterinary License.

In no time at all, ghosts, goblins, princesses, and superheroes will soon be walking the streets for Halloween. While October is well-known for Halloween, it’s not the only holiday and observation during the month that your veterinary clinic can promote on social media!

The sounds of bus breaks squeaking and children laughing as they get off the school bus mean only one thing – it’s September! With September comes an assortment of holidays and observations you can make mention of on your veterinary clinic’s social media platforms.

Below are additional suggested social media posts for veterinary clinics this month. To use the posts on your page, copy and paste the text into your post. To save the image, first click it, then right-click on the enlarged image and select “Save As”.

On Wednesday, August 14, Veterinary Hospitals Association and Dalco, Enterprises, hosted "Oh No, OSHA is Here: What You Need to Know in the Veterinary Industry," led by Peter Kuzj, Industrial Hygienist and Workplace Safety Consultation for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.

In this presentation, attendees reviewed common hazards in the veterinary industry and learned about what OSHA Enforcement does. Attendees also learned how to prepare for an audit and what an OSHA Consultation does.

Click to download the presentation and applicable handouts.

Please note: The information shared during this event is applicable to veterinary practices in Minnesota. If you have questions, please contact your local OSHA offices.

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