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March/April 2021

Connie Sillerud, DVM MVMA MESSENGER

MEET YOUR NEW PRESIDENT Leading Minnesota’s Veterinary Profession

Dr. Connie Sillerud graduated Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker Dr. Brad Nieder (top), Zach Wells (right), and Dr. Matt Boyle (left).
from the University of
Minnesota College of RESPONDING WITH LAUGHTER
Veterinary Medicine in 1983.
Following eighteen months At the MVMA 124th Annual Meeting
in general small animal
practice, Dr. Sillerud returned The 124th MVMA Annual Meeting, and our first virtual Annual Meeting,
to the U of M, and successfully held Thursday, February 4th-Saturday, February 6th was a major success
completed a residency in with over 1600+ veterinarians, veterinary technicians, staff, students,
comparative ophthalmology speakers, exhibitors, and guests gathering for education and laughter!
in 1987. She has owned and
operated Companion Animal The various MVMA committees assembled an incredible three-day
Eye Center, Ltd since February lineup of engaging educational programming that rivals many national
1987. conferences. Thursday morning kicked-off with Dr. Michael Osterholm
providing the most up-to-date COVID-19 information, followed by the
Highlights opportunity to visit the virtual exhibit hall, multiple educational tracks
of CE, and an eye-opening discussion on the veterinary technician
Capitol Report p. 4 shortage. The afternoon continued with more CE tracks and more
opportunities to network with exhibitors and attendees.
MVMA Awards p. 7 - 9
Continued on page 3
Vet Tech Shortage p. 12 - 13

Foundation Feature p. 20 - 21

What’s New at the U? p. 22 - 23

Classifieds p. 26 - 35

VISIT MVMA.ORG

President’s Message To the MVMA staff, applause for In the upcoming legislative session,
successfully executing the virtual top tier issues for the MVMA include
by Dr. Connie Sillerud format. Yes, a few audio and visual the Companion Animal Board
snafus occurred, but we see the bill, the proposed ban on use of
Hello MVMA Members! same things happening nightly on gas chambers for euthanasia in
any television newscast. On a subzero shelters, mandatory credentialing
Having just attended the 124th MVMA February Minnesota weekend, it of veterinary technicians, PMP and
Annual Meeting and the first virtual may have been beneficial to watch VetPMP, and the dangerous dog
meeting, I hope you are as pleased on our laptops at home instead of bill. The Capitol Report by Drs. Tom
as I am at the quality and quantity heading to downtown Minneapolis. Hagerty and John Baillie in this issue
of the CE presented. Just a reminder, and every issue of this newsletter is an
you can view all the presentations As the COVID-19 pandemic and its important read for every veterinarian
through March 8th. Thank you to the associated practice woes continue, in the state of Minnesota.
many committees, the MVMA staff, vaccination for veterinarians and
and others who assisted with the staff is paramount. At the time of We begin 2021 with many challenges,
convention program and procured writing this, we are still included in yet we should all remain optimistic.
a wide array of excellent topics and Phase 1b but have no definitive In fact, AVMA showed that practice
speakers! date when vaccinations might revenues were up 7% in 2020.
begin. The AVMA advocates for Hopefully, this trend continues in 2021.
veterinarians on a federal level and
the MVMA continues to advocate Your suggestions and ideas are
on a state level through our lobbyists, welcome and appreciated. Please
MDH, AVMA , Ag Commissioner contact the MVMA office directly or
Petersen and others, but we do not me personally at
have direct input on the Minnesota [email protected]
COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation
Advisory Group. So, we wait. MVMA Be well and stay safe.
will keep you updated on breaking
news on the vaccination front. In the Connie Sillerud, DVM
interim, please contact your county Best in the New Year to each of you.
health department to register your
practice’s interest in vaccination.
Remind them that all veterinary
personnel are included in phase 1b –
food and agriculture.

MVMA MESSENGER

The MVMA Messenger, formerly known as MVMA News, is published bi-monthly by the Minnesota Veterinary Medical
Association, it is distributed free of charge to all its members. The deadline for all materials is the 7th of the month prior to
publication. Display advertising is available at the Executive Director’s discretion. Contact the MVMA for more details.

MVMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS CONTACT THE MVMA

President – Dr. Connie Sillerud AVMA Delegate - Dr. Matthew Boyle Minnesota Veterinary
President-elect – Dr. Nancy Peterson AVMA Alt. Delegate - Dr. Teresa Hershey Medical Association
Vice president – Dr. Beth Thompson AVMA Past President - Dr. John Howe 101 Bridgepoint Way, Suite 100
Past President – Dr. Matt Boyle MVMA Executive Director - Dan Tjornehoj South Saint Paul, MN 55075
Secretary/Treasurer – Dr. Heather Douglas MN Board of Veterinary Medicine - Dr. Julia Wilson
Director – Dr. Gary Goldstein MN Board of Animal Health - Dr. Beth Thompson 651-645-7533
Directory – Dr. Ernest Hinson MN Department of Health - Dr. Joni Scheftel www.mvma.org
Director – Dr. Ned Patterson U of M CVM Interim Dean - Dr. Laura Molgaard [email protected]
Director – Dr. Jessica Koppien-Fox SAVMA President - Peter Breimhurst

MVMA/MVMF Student Representatives -
Alexandria Armeni and Cody Sorce

MVMA OFFICE STAFF

Dan Tjornehoj Kelly Andrews Nicole Kast Megan Nadeau Maria Nellessen Mandy Richter
Executive Director Assistant Executive Continuting Marketing and Certification and Administrative
[email protected] Director Education Program Communications Systems Coordinator Assistant
[email protected] Manager Coordinator [email protected] [email protected]
[email protected] [email protected]

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Calendar of Events

March 3, 2021 UPCOMING MVMA
MVMA CVT webinars-Where Have All of the Veterinary Technicians Gone?: LUNCH’N’LEARNS
Veterinary Technicians Workforce Enhancement Act. For more information or to
register go to mvma.org/cvt-webinars.

March 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2021 (online only) FREE Online Lunch ‘N Learn
Partners 4 Wildlife-Treatment and Triage of Wildlife Patients: A Primer for Sessions – 2nd Tuesdays of each
Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, and Students. See MVMA CE Calendar for month from Noon – 1:00 pm. Open
more information. to MVMA Members ONLY. Register
online at mvma.org/lunch-n-learn.
April 15, 2021 (online only) Attendees receive: 1 interactive
MVMA Spring Seminar-Cardiology Refresher: Bring Your Cardiology Up to Date with CE credit.
Simon Swift, DVM, PhD, DACVIM. Go to mvma.org/seminars for more information.
March 8– Thriving in Private Prac-
May 6; May 27, June 17 & July 8 tice through the Pandemic-Oppor-
MN Dairy Health Conference Webinar Series, Thursdays from 1 pm-5 pm. tunities, Challenges and Current
State – Tammara Plankers, Vice
May 20, 2021 (online only) President, Healthcare Industries
Animal Care Foundation Annual Spring CE Seminar-Applied Gastroenterology for Group, Wells Fargo
the Private Practitioner and Technician. Visit animnalcarefoundation.org/seminar-
info for more details. April 14– Multimodal Management
of Osteoarthritis: Cold Weather
May 20, 2021 Woes – Christopher M. Lewis, DVM,
Virtual Career Fair. MVMA is co-hosting a veterinary industry virtual career fair. Look MPH, DAVPM, Technical Services
for details on the event and how to sign up starting March 1st on our career center Veterinarian, Vetoquinol
at careers.mvma.org.

July 22, 2021
Tee It Up Annual MVMF Golf Classic. The Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove, MN. Registration open on mvmfcares.org.

July 30-August 3, 2021
AVMA Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN. For more details, go to avma.org/events/avma-convention.

September 16, 2021
Shoot for the Future Annual MVMF Clay Shoot. Wild Marsh Sporting Clays in Clear Lake, MN.

Continued from front page

During Friday’s MVMA Annual Business Meeting Dr. Matthew Boyle presented the MVMA veterinary
awards, including the Veterinarian of the Year to Dr. Joni Scheftel. Inside this issue you can read
more about the award recipients on page 8. Business meeting announced new board members with
Dr. Connie Sillerud as President, Dr. Nancy Peterson as President-elect, Dr. Beth Thompson as Vice
President, Dr. Matthew Boyle as Past President, and Dr. Heather Douglas as Treasurer.

The Annual Meeting wrapped-up on Saturday with doctor and comedian, Dr. Brad Nieder
entertaining and motivating us. Attendees were able to visit 38 virtual exhibit booths and earn up to
71.50 CE credits with 20.50 of them RACE approved if attended live.

Attendee feedback is crucial to help the various CE Committees determine future Annual Meeting
topics and speakers. So, if you did not complete the MVMA Annual Meeting evaluation, contact the
Continuing Education Program Manager, Nicole Kast ([email protected]) with your input.

We greatly appreciate everyone who attended this year’s event! And a special thank you to those
who support the MVMA and MVMF throughout the year, as none of this would be possible without
you!

SAVE THE DATE for next year at the Hyatt Regency, Thursday, February 10-Saturday, February 12, 2022.
Low hotel rates with parking will be available.

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The Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association by Drs. Tom Hagerty and John Baillie

Capitol Report

The 2021 legislative session is underway with the House Agriculture, Finance and Policy
nearly 20% of the legislators starting their first Committee, and Rep. Paul Anderson (Rep.,
term. While the governor, legislative leaders Starbuck, MN), ranking member of the House,
and legislators will be focusing on dealing Agriculture, Finance and Policy Committee. The
with a growing budget deficit, MVMA will be event was followed by the MVMA’s Government
actively engaged on several different fronts Affairs Committee (GAC).
including supporting ongoing funding requests
for the College of Veterinary Medicine, MVMA lobbyist, Cullen Sheehan emphasizes the
Veterinary Diagnostics Lab, Board of Animal importance of in-district clinic visits with legislators
Health, and the Board of Veterinary Medicine. if MVMA members were unable to attend the
Other top tier issues for the MVMA will be to 2021 Day at the Capitol. Please contact the
oppose the Companion Animal Board bill MVMA office if you need more information
and a proposal to ban use of gas chambers about hosting a legislator in your clinic or about
for euthanasia in shelters. The MVMA supports scheduling a virtual meeting with your legislator.
efforts for mandatory credentialing of veterinary
technicians and expects to introduce legislation Contact the MVMA office if you are interested in
in this legislative session recognizing that it may becoming a member of the GAC or if you would
not be heard in committee until 2022. There like to make a contribution to VET-PAC which
may be other legislative proposals that are not helps our legislative advocacy team in working
on the MVMA’s legislative agenda but were with legislators and advancing the MVMA’s
brought to our attention by MVMA lobbyists legislative agenda.
and will be monitored. You can see the MVMA
2021 legislation bill tracker online at mvma.org/
legislative-agenda-and-updates.

The Minnesota Legislature has a projected Sjoquist Architects, Inc
budget deficit to deal with in this legislative
session and could impact legislative proposals. exceeding expectations
This difficult budget situation may thwart efforts to
move forward the budget needs of the University Planning and implementing successful veterinary
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the patients we treat. For example, the MVMA
has learned that in the governor’s budget he has
failed to provide sufficient funding to maintain
the state’s loan forgiveness program. This
program reimburses qualified student loan debt
in exchange for veterinarians working in rural
areas.

The MVMA’s Day at the Capitol happend on
February 24th which was a virtual event. The
event kicked off with a briefing sessions by MVMA
lobbyists along with guest presentations from
Rep. Mike Sundin (DFL- Esko, MN), Chair of

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Welcome New Members IN MEMORIAM

Academic + Dr. Barbara Gilbertson DR. JACK WAYNE PETERSON
Dr. Jessica Rotschafer + Dr. Christina Mattson
Active + Dr. Christy Lee MVMA Lifetime member, Dr. Jack
Dr. Cynthia Argue + Dr. Erin Wrecza Wayne Peterson, age 86, of Bricelyn,
Dr. Kelly Callahan Associate MN died Sunday, February 7, 2021 at
Dr. Edward Kreider Dr. Kevin Sanders Parkview Care Center in Wells, MN.
Dr. Carol Kurtyka Dr. Robyn Vinson
Dr. Sara Olsson Dr. Jacob Carlson Dr. Peterson’s childhood years were spent in Valley
Dr. Todd Pavek Employee - Active City, ND. He was active in 4-H projects and sports, and
Dr. Michael Petersen Dr. Paul Listrani graduated from Garden City High School in 1952. He
Dr. Brad Poff Dr. Andrea Mercer attended Oklahoma State University where he played
Dr. Ann Silverness Affiliate basketball for Hank Iba for 2 years. Dr. Peterson’s
Dr. Lauren Soderberg Ms. Kim Horne love of animals steered him to Veterinary School and
Dr. Susan Strunk Ms. Megan Stackhouse he graduated in 1958. In 1957, he married Janet
Dr. Shelli Stulken Mr. Andrew Wolf Jacobson. After graduation they lived in Kiron, IA, for 2
Dr. Jocelyn Wiarda Bell Graduate Practicing years. In 1960, they lived in Bricelyn where he practiced
Dr. Sonja Wiersma Dr. Emily Christenson veterinary medicine with Dr. LeRoy Nelson. Eventually
+ Dr. Amber Dequaine Dr. Nicole Langer he took over the practiced and continued it until
+ Dr. Lori Ballinger Graduate Student Intern December 2018, retiring after 60 ½ years in veterinary
+ Dr. Steffen Runquist Resident medicine.
+ Dr. Jennifer Selvig Dr. Grace Brown
+ Dr. Kurt Walter-Hansen Student He is survived by his wife Janet Peterson of Bricelyn,
+ Dr. Bryan Nelson +Ms. Gabrielle Robbins MN; children: Lynn (husband David) Murray of
+ Dr. Courtney Blake Rochester, MN, Lori (husband Scott) Volz of Frost, MN,
+ Dr. Lorna Reichl + Rejoining member – A rejoining Jeffrey (wife Terri) Peterson of Canton, SD, and Steven
+ Dr. Cynthia Liu member was previously an MVMA (wife Kari) Peterson of Owatonna, and numerous
+ Dr. Sonja Hendrickson member, but left membership for grandchildren, nieces , nephews and cousins.
at least one year before rejoining.

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MVMA Annual Meeting Awards

The Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association presented the MVMA Awards at the Business Meeting in
February 2021. The awards were given to individuals in the various MVMA award categories. Although this

year’s convention was virtual, Dr. Boyle made house and clinic visits to each award recipient.

Veterinarian of the Year - Dr. Joni Scheftel

Nominees are members who have given so much to the veterinary profession as well as to their
community, a well-rounded member who is outstanding in the profession.

Dr. Scheftel has been an invaluable asset to the state of Minnesota
during the management of the COVID-19 pandemic. She has
worked tirelessly as the state public health veterinarian throughout
the year as we all learn how to move ahead during these times.
Further, she has been just a phone call away and has visited with
countless veterinarians from our state investing inordinate amounts
of time helping them develop plans to run their clinics in the face of
COVID-19. Additionally, she is a tremendous asset to the broader
profession. She has recently been chosen to serve on the Presidential
Advisory Council on Combatting Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in light
of her work as the chair of the AVMA Committee on Antimicrobials.
Dr. Scheftel enjoys a deep, broad respect for her professionalism and
accessibility to those veterinarians that need her expertise.

Dr. Scheftel currently serves as State Public Health Veterinarian and supervises the Zoonotic Diseases
Unit at the Minnesota Department of Health. She is responsible for zoonotic disease surveillance and
zoonotic disease outbreak investigation. Dr. Scheftel serves as a liaison between the Department of
Health and Minnesota’s animal agriculture agencies for issues involving human health and animal
health. For MDH’s COVID-19 response, Joni is co-lead of the Critical Infrastructure Workplaces team.

Outstanding Industry Representative - Trudy Lickfelt

Outstanding Industry Representative-Individuals who have consistently exhibited outstanding service
to veterinarians and/or the MVMA and have promoted the profession through liaisons with the
MVMA, veterinarians, and the profession in general.

Trudy Lickfelt has been in the animal health industry for 20 years. First as
a practice manager for 16 years and the rest as a large/companion
animal representative with MWI. Trudy always puts the customer first.
She is a leader and facilitator for her practice manager group. She
organizes education and training for her clinics and their farmers.
She is extremely hard working. Trudy has excellent communication
with clinics and other industry representatives. Trudy lives on a farm in
Hutchinson and raises cattle, emus and deer. She even fostered two
zebras one summer for a zoo that was not able to care for them. Trudy
is involved with 4-H and has both of her kids showing cattle too. Her
passion for the animal health industry is amazing.

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Outstanding Faculty Award - Dr. Ned Patterson

Outstanding Faculty Award-This award is given to a faculty member of the University of Minnesota
College of Veterinary Medicine and all its related departments; who provide outstanding service to
Minnesota veterinarians; who give of their time and talent to the veterinary profession; a leader who
makes a difference to the profession; a dedicated contributor to organized veterinary medicine.

Dr. Patterson received his BA degree from Williams College and
completed DVM and PhD degrees, as well as an internship and
residency training in Small Animal Internal Medicine, at the UMN. He
is a member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
(by examination). Dr. Patterson also has held many leadership
positions. Most recently, he has joined the MVMA Board of Directors.
He has previously served as Chair of the CVM Faculty Council, Chair
of the VCS Merit Review Committee, Chair of the CVM Comparative
Medicine Signature Program Steering Committee, Director of the
Small Animal Medicine Residency Program, and Director of Graduate
Studies for the VMED graduate program. He recently was selected by
Vice Provost Rebecca Ropers to participate in the Big Ten Academic
Alliance Academic Leadership Program, which includes only three or four faculty members from the
entire University of Minnesota.

In 2020, he was elected vice chair of UMN Faculty Consultative Committee (FCC) and will serve
as Chair beginning in 2021. Dr. Patterson holds influential roles within the UMN. Dr. Patterson is
an excellent teacher, both in the classroom and in clinical rotations. He teaches throughout the
curriculum, on topics such as genetics, neurology, clinical skills, and serves as a mentor in our Gopher
Orientation and Leadership Experience course. He provides clinical service in Small Animal Internal
Medicine, Genetic Counseling, and Neurology (through his Seizure Clinic). He is well respected by
referring veterinarians and beloved by clients. Dr. Patterson has mentored many small animal internal
medicine residents and has served as the Residency Director since 2007. He has also mentored and
advised graduate and undergraduate students, including summer scholars.

Emerging Leader Award - Dr. Rob Memmen

Emerging Leader Award- This award is given to MVMA members who
have graduated from veterinary school within the past 10 years and
have demonstrated achievement and leadership through veterinary
community involvement.

Dr. Rob Memmen has demonstrated leadership with our Power of Ten
program, serving on the MVMA Board of Directors, a MOVE Task force
member, Bylaws task force member, and incoming co-chair of the
MVMA Operations and Finance Committee.

Dr. Rob completed his undergraduate training at the University of
Wisconsin Madison and graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Rob worked in a small animal practice in South Bend, IN, following graduation and joined the
Gehrman Animal Hospital (GAH) team as an Associate Veterinarian in 2013. Dr. Rob and Dr. Andrea
became co-owners of GAH in 2017. His professional interests include dentistry, surgery, dermatology
and internal medicine. Dr. Rob is passionate about preventive care and wellness care for pets and
helping pets enjoy long, healthy lives. Dr. Rob and his wife live in Minnetonka with their children
Elizabeth and James, dog Annie, and keep their horse Emma in Independence. Dr. Rob enjoys
volunteering with organizations such as Safe Hands Animal Rescue and Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

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Distinguished Veterinary Service Award - Dr. Jim Winsor

This award is given to MVMA members or non-member veterinarians or non-veterinarians who have
performed outstanding service to the veterinary profession and have contributed to the well-being of
animals.

Dr. Winsor is completing an extended term as our MVMA treasurer,
a term much longer than he originally signed up for. Although he is
stepping aside for the next generation of leaders in our association,
he will be helping to guide the transition so financial matters of MVMA
will be handled seamlessly. Aside from his recent duties as treasurer,
Dr. Winsor has been a valued voice and leader in other areas of
the MVMA as he served several years as an officer on the Executive
Board culminating as President in 2004-2005. He also serves on several
committees and because of his dedication to the profession received
recognition as MVMA Veterinarian of the Year in 2010.

Dr. Jim Winsor opened Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital in 1987.
A native of St. Paul, Dr. Winsor previously practiced veterinary medicine at Cutler Animal Hospital in
1985, Foley Blvd. Animal Hospital in 1986 and the Affiliated Veterinary Emergency Service from 1986 to
1988.

An alumnus of Colorado State University, Dr. Winsor received a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary
Medicine in 1983. He went on to attend the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine
and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. Dr. Winsor’s professional interests
include reproduction medicine and surgery.

President’s Award - MVMA Staff

The current president can choose an organization or individual he/she feels has contributed
significantly to the veterinary profession, MVMA, and/or for promoting
the human animal bond, animal health & welfare or public health.

The MVMA staff had to pivot the direction of their lobbying,
communication, and the way they hosted continuing education
this past year. The small staff helps represents over 5,000 veterinary
professionals including veterinarians, certified veterinary technicians,
organizations, and students. They were indispensable in the beginning
of the pandemic when they prioritized making veterinary professionals
essential workers. They decided to host the MVMA Annual Meeting
virtually despite facing many challenges, and tried their best to serve
the veterinary community. Without their dedication to the profession,
2020 would have looked completely different. Thank you MVMA staff
members!

Congratulations to the Top 5 Point Earners of the MVMA 124th Annual Meeting

Each won a $100 Amazon gift card.

Brad Poff, DVM 3 drawn out of those earning over 5,000 points!
Linda Spengler, CVT, CVPM
Lindsey Abrams, CVT
Mary Ngo, DVM Mary Hanke, DVM
Elizabeth Elvester, CVT
Marja Krueger, DVM Nancy Goetsch, DVM

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COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Update

Nearly 600,000 Minnesotans have received at least one vaccine dose as of early February.
Approximately 25% of that number have completed their series of vaccines. There have been no
serious adverse effects reported from those receiving the vaccine. The MN Department of Health
encourages all eligible to receive the vaccine to get it. Veterinarians and their staff have been
identified in the Phase 1b group to receive the vaccine. Meanwhile, veterinary practices could
contact their county public health department for more details in receiving the vaccine in their
county. Naturally, if you fall into one of the other categories, such as being over 65, you should get
the vaccine through that opportunity. The governor's office provides regular vaccine updates in
addition to checking the Minnesota Department of Health's website (mn.gov/covid19/vaccine) and
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Getting to the Bottom of the Veterinary Technician Shortage in Minnesota

“Veterinary Technician Workforce Enhancement Act”

By Dr. Al Balay, Chair, MVMA Veterinary Technician Committee

The MVMA Veterinary Technician Committee intends to move forward with introducing legislation in Spring
2021 leading to mandatory licensure of Veterinary Technicians. We expect that the soonest legislation could
be passed is during the 2022 Legislative session. The MVMA lobbyist strongly advised that the process start in
2021 which would include networking, education, and planning for implementation of the legislative action.
The Committee believes that mandatory licensing will lead to less career turnover, greater retention, and less
shortages of veterinary technicians.

Legislation would require opening the Veterinary Practice Act. The MVMA Board of Directors and the MVMA’s
Government Affairs Committee support opening the Veterinary Practice Act for Veterinary Technician licensure.
The Veterinary Technician Committee is working with the Board of Veterinary Medicine on this initiative.

In this article, the fourth in the series, we will review key points of the proposed legislation including who
can become licensed, “grandfathering”, hiring in our practices, and who is affected by having mandatory
licensure.

What are the key components of the draft bill? the bar high for the professional expectations
• Certified veterinary technicians (CVT’s) of those that would “grandfather”. Legislators
will also assume that in pursuing licensure that
currently in good standing with the MVMA are the veterinary committee will be seeking a
immediately eligible for licensure. higher standard associated with licensure status
• Non-certified veterinary technicians, who otherwise they will argue that certification should
have graduated from an accredited AVMA just be maintained. See Key Component bullet
or CVMA (Canadian Veterinary Medical point #2. We are proposing that all veterinary
Association) veterinary technician program team members not eligible or choose not to
and passed the Veterinary Technician be licensed would be considered veterinary
National Examination (VTNE), can become assistants. Any grandfathering provision included
eligible if they are currently practicing, would likely include a sunset provision (phase
performed 4160 hours of experience within out).
the previous 5 years, and have a letter of
recommendation from a licensed veterinarian How do we hire who we need to allow us to run our
stating their competency. practices OR what should I do when I cannot find a
• Licensed Veterinary Technicians (LVT’s) and LVT to work in my practice?
other veterinary team members cannot Hire who you need to work in your practice! It
perform services which are exclusive to is not the intent of this proposed legislation to
licensure responsibilities of the DVM (perform limit employers in hiring. What will be different is
surgery, diagnose/prognose, or prescribe that those employees not eligible to be licensed
drugs). as Veterinary Technicians should be referred to
• Veterinary team members not eligible for as Veterinary Assistants. It is expected that the
licensure or choosing not to be licensed are Board of Veterinary Medicine will promulgate
limited to provide support assistance under regulations establishing health care tasks and the
the supervision and direction of a licensed degree of supervision required for those tasks that
veterinary team member. may be performed only by a LVT.

What is grandfathering and who will qualify? What changes occur with mandatory licensure?
Legislation associated with licensure may include Veterinary team members most likely affected
a clause referred to as a “grandfathering” through mandatory licensure are those trained
period. Final decision about a grandfathering on-the-job or those unable to pass the VTNE. We
clause will continue to be debated and understand that many clinics have outstanding
ultimately decided by legislators when the bill is staff members that have worked in the role as
eventually heard in legislative committee. The a Veterinary Technician for many years. They
MVMA Veterinary Technician committee has set

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can continue to work in the practice but will be Lastly, could current CVT’s be affected? We
referred to as Veterinary Assistants. expect there will be an increase in continuing
education requirements and a possibility of an
Another potential group that could be impacted increased cost for licensure (versus certification).
by the legislation is veterinarians themselves The Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine
if they do more clinical skills that should be is working on a budget including projected
delegated to supervised staff. We have heard licensure costs. Board Executive Director, Dr.
from many experts in veterinary management Julia Wilson, does not expect a huge increase
that the success of the “team” is built on in the cost of licensure compared to the current
delegation and empowering team members to voluntary certification, but she does not know the
complete duties/skills. expected license cost at this time. We do know
that during the first year there will be an increase
Practice owners may feel concerned about in cost due to the need for licensed individuals
the need to increase compensation to those to complete a Criminal Background Check the
licensed. Veterinary Technician salaries have not same as newly licensed veterinarians.
kept pace with the cost of inflation and a greater
percentage of technicians are at the poverty *See Messenger or Chronicle article #2
level than just five years ago per U.S. government (September/October 2020) for the listed reasons.
data. We also know from the National
Association of Veterinary Technicians in America Your questions and feedback are appreciated.
(NAVTA) surveys that one of the six reasons Contact Maria Nellessen, CVT at the MVMA
listed by technicians leaving the career field is Office or Dr. Al Balay, Chairperson of the MVMA
low income*. Again, this is just one of several Vet Tech Committee. You can contact Al at
factors that needs to be evaluated by veterinary [email protected] or 320-905-6423.
practices in Veterinary Technician retention.

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CVT Certification Renewal Update By Maria Nellessen, BA, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)

The MVMA credentialing committee chairs Are you looking for a “relief” certified technician?
became aware that the Board of Veterinary Please review our current “CVT Relief List” on our
Medicine had made some changes for the DVM website. This webpage is updated frequently and
licensure requirements due to COVID-19 and we there are many current CVTs listed!
wanted to honor these changes towards the CVT
2021 renewal requirements, since we had given the The MVMA will be hosting a CVT webinar on March
2020 renewals an extension to the regular deadline. 3rd at 12 pm and 7 pm focused on “Where Have All
Details are: of the Veterinary Technicians Gone?” A Veterinary
•Any non-interactive (on-demand) CE from ANY Technicians Workforce Enhancement Act. Panelists
approved venue will count as interactive towards will be Dr. Allen Balay, Dr. Sharon Hurley and Kim
the 2021 certification renewals for sessions that Horne, CVT, VTS (Dermatology).
were viewed within the following dates: 7/1/2019 -
6/30/2021. This CVT webinar will be open to all veterinary
•This allowance will also apply to any technician technicians and free of charge. Details and
whose certification has previously lapsed; however, registration are available online at mvma.org/cvt-
this will not apply towards the 5 required penalty webinars.
credits per renewal period and all renewals must be
submitted by 6/30/2021. Tell your CVT to be on the lookout for the Spring
2021 Edition of the CVT Chronicles coming soon to
2021 certification renewal submissions started their email!
January 1st and have a deadline of June 30th,
2021. Certification renewals are $75 if renewing Don’t forget to check out “Verify a CVT” on our
online and $90 if renewing by mail. webpage! If your CVT is not listed, they are either
pending or non-compliant. Any questions can be
At this time, we are anticipating that the renewals directed via email to Maria at [email protected]
for the 2022 recertification will follow our current
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Q&A: Meet Your President Connie Sillerud, DVM

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST
ABOUT YOUR JOB?
The most rewarding part of my
job is restoring vision to a blind
pet. Conversely, the worst part
of my job is telling a pet owner
that their blind pet’s vision
cannot be restored.

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO PURSUE WHEN I’M NOT WORKING, WHY WOULD YOU RECOMMEND
A CAREER IN VETERINARY YOU’LL FIND ME... THAT SOMEONE JOIN MVMA?
MEDICINE? Golfing, gardening, or boating Everyone thinks of the CE
Growing up on a dairy farm, in the summer. In the winter, I offerings first, but there is so
we had a wonderful local enjoy projects that will enhance much more. The MVMA is
veterinarian, Dr. Elroy Hexum the next summer’s golf game a great source of current
who treated not only our dairy and the look of my many information on so many things
cows, but also my horse and gardens. that affect you and your
our family pets. His compassion practice such as zoonotic
for all of the animals and his WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN diseases, COVID-19, legislative
demeanor inspired me to want FIVE YEARS? issues, and pharmaceutical
to be a veterinarian just like Hopefully, I will be fully retired regulations just to name a
him. Elroy’s daughter, Denise, and living full time at our lake few. MVMA also provides
became one of my best friends home near Detroit Lakes in the camaraderie with your fellow
beginning in kindergarten, so summer and have a winter veterinarians, industry reps., and
we spent a lot of time at each retreat that is rich with nearby technicians.
other’s homes. Dr. Hexum golf courses and close to
was the same gentle, caring, many of my golfing friends. DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC
compassionate man at home Woodworking is another dream GOALS AS MVMA PRESIDENT?
with his family and friends as he for retirement and I hope to Expanding our membership is
was at work so it became easy become proficient at it. very important to me. Only 51%
to want to emulate him. of the licensed veterinarians
I STILL WANT TO LEARN HOW TO... in this state are members of
WHERE DID YOU STUDY? Master using a lathe. Since I the MVMA. Iowa reports 80%
I completed my pre-vet and still need my fingers to perform membership in their state and
my associates degree in surgery, I’ve decided to hold off we should continuously strive to
animal health technology at taking lathe classes for now! approach those numbers. And
North Dakota State University. adding the State Public Health
My DVM was earned at the HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED Veterinarian from the Minnesota
University of Minnesota College WITH THE MVMA? Department of Health to the
of Veterinary Medicine and Like most of my classmates, MVMA Board of Directors is
I joined the MVMA as a vet another goal. As the COVID-19
I completed my student. I became much more pandemic continues to rage
residency in involved when Dr. Jim Libby and with the threat of zoonotic
comparative asked me to join the MVMF golf diseases always present, the
ophthalmology committee, then to chair the relationship with the MDH is vital
at the U of M as golf committee, then to join to the MVMA and its members.
well. the MVMF Board of Directors. I
am still on the golf committee
26 years later. Two years ago,
I joined the MVMA Board of
Directors.

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#MOVetForward Basket Inititive

MOVE was developed in 2018 by the MVMA to support the professional success and development
of veterinarians through social, networking, and educational opportunities. A small task force was
formed, and events were planned. Since its inception, the MOVE task force had to pivot (along with
the rest of the world) on what connecting as a community looks like.

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The #MOVetforward basket initiative was the task force’s solution. These gift baskets have circled
their way through almost 100 Minnesotan veterinary clinics. Each clinic passed along treats, goodies,
and a notebook filled with encouraging notes, recipes, and even memes. The MOVE and the
MVMA appreciate your participation, and are looking forward to future in-person events. If you are
interested in the #MOVetForward movement, please contact the MVMA at [email protected]

Ingredients
FOR THE CAKE
• 1 cup vegetable oil
• 1 box yellow cake mix
• 4 eggs
• 1 small can mandarin oranges with juice

FOR THE FROSTING
• 8 oz Cool Whip Whipped Topping
• 1 large can crushed pineapple, undrained
• 3 oz package instant vanilla pudding
Instructions
TO MAKE THE CAKE
Mix together oil, cake mix and eggs until combined. Stir in mandarin
oranges. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a toothpick
inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool
TO MAKE THE FROSTING
Sprinkle dry pudding into Cool Whip and beat until blended. Add
pineapple and fold in. Frost cake and refrigerate. Cut into squares to
serve.

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New Foundation Manager Foundation
Feature
Erin Truax is the
new MVMF MVMF at the Annual Meeting
Planned Giving
and Fundraising The current pandemic has changed the way we live our
Manager. With everyday lives. As a country, we have seen increased use
nearly 15 years of grocery delivery services and online video conferencing
of development platforms like Zoom. With changes to everyday life,
experience in non-profit and the private the pandemic has also brought on a surge in pet
sector, she had supported a plethora of purchases and adoptions. The Washington Post reported
disease-related charities including the that “Americans kept trying to fill voids with canine
American Cancer Society and American companions, either because they were stuck working from
Heart Association. She has led large scale home with children who needed something to do, or had
fundraising events such as Making Strides no work and lots of free time, or felt lonely with no way to
Against Breast Cancer, Relay for Life and socialize.” Shelters are seeing double their usual rates of
Go Red for Women. In her free time, Erin adoptions, pet store sales have soared, and breeders are
serves as a Congressional Ambassador seeing waiting lists well into 2021. Ensuring the future of
for the Alzheimer’s Association in veterinary medicine is more important than ever. That is
Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District. why it is important to support organizations like the MVMF.
She is a former Mrs. Minnesota and
current Mrs. Great Lakes International This January the MVMF awarded $125,000 in scholarships
where she uses her platform to speak to veterinary students in Minnesota including four $12,000
on issues related to Alzheimer’s such Dr. Dick Reierson veterinary dental scholarships given to
as caregiver support and lobbying for four individuals who show an interest in dentistry and will
increased NIH funding. She is excited to be offered on an ongoing basis to help provide financial
be on this new journey with the MVMF. aid and reward academic excellence.
She is passionate about animal health
and welfare and has her own “mini zoo” The MVMF had the opportunity to present our 2021
which includes 3 guinea pigs, a hamster, scholarship recipients during the 124th Annual Business
fish, a green tree python named Greg, Meeting, held virtually this year. Thank you to our 2021
and her beloved Rhodesian Ridgeback, scholarship committee:
Kojo.

A New Way to GIVE!

Round-Ups • Dr. Brittney Brock • Dr. Carla Kilty
• Dr. Jennifer Blair- Chair • Dr. Erin Burton
Donate your spare change from • Dr. Raye Taylor • Dr. Lukas Wallerich
everyday purchases by texting MVMF to • Nona Nesseth • Dr. Jamie Dean
26989. It is as easy as 1,2,3: • Dr. Paul Draheim • Dr. Paul Draheim
• Dr. Nikko Grossapoulos
1. Connect a Card
Although the Annual Meeting was held virtually this
Connect your debit/credit card year, it was still an important fundraising opportunity
to your donor account for the MVMF. We had a record number of $200 Club
participants. We had OVER 100 drawing participants and
2. Make Purchases 97 $200 Club members raising just over $20,000 for the
future of veterinary medicine. THANK YOU to everyone
Card purchase will “Round-Up” who participated! We wanted to send a special thank
you to Dr. Jerry Sprau for sending us over our goal with
to the next dollar as change a generous contribution and to Linda Spengler whose
persistence paid off. Congratulations to our winners, Dr.
Shannon Kennelly. Dr. Michael Strecker, Dr. Ginger Garlie,
Dr. Jean Hollenstein, and Dr. Ron Kuecker!
3. Change is Donated

“Round-Up” change is

accumulates and is donated

each month. You can even set a

monthly donation limit

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Congratulations to our 2021 MVMF Scholarship Recipients

Ana Barahona AERC $5,000
Alexis Hoelmer AEVS Legacy $6,000
Patrice Sorenson MVM Foundation Dr. Tom Bloom $1,500
Keaton Morgan, DVM MVM Foundation James O. Hanson $6,000
Sery Johnson MVM Foundation VHA Memorial $5,000
Gabrielle Robbins Academy Pomeroy DVM/Phd $2,500
Chelsie Keiper Arrowhead Veterinary Medical Association $5,000
Amanda Mickelson Dr. Dick Reierson Veterinary Dental $12,000
Caitlyn Rize Dr. Dick Reierson Veterinary Dental $12,000
Colleen Gleason Dr. Dick Reierson Veterinary Dental $12,000
Stephanie Anderson Dr. Dick Reierson Veterinary Dental $12,000
Jessi Coryell MVM Foundation Companion Animal $6,000
Thomas Duff MVM Foundation Food Animal $6,000
Sam Waddell MVM Foundation Margaret Pomeroy $6,000
Michael Streitz MVM Foundation Public Health $6,000
Maggie King MVM Foundation Spannaus $6,000
Erica Wehmhoff MVMA Leadership Award $6,000
Kayla Chase MVMA VBMA Student $6,000
Andrew Backman MVMF Cares $6,000

2021 $200 Club Members *Bolded are winners

Nona Nesseth Connie Sillerud Mary Olson Angela Urban
Cindy Karasek Ian Drummond Thomas Haggart Rick Scott
John Baillie Thomas Skadron Kim Gugisberg Mark Nelson
Timothy Krienke Lorelei Ecklund Sharon Hurley Mike McMenomy
Allen Balay Jeremy Smith Dave Linn Mark Goodell
George Krienke David Fell Ginger Garlie Nancy Peterson
Jennifer Blair Jerry Sprau Brittney Brock Kevin Barcus
Roy Martin Pierce Fleming Patricia Dahlke Arlo Frost
Brent Born Michael Strecker Paul Draheim Ron Kuecker
Karen Miller Judith Funk Ned Patterson Joyce Tesarek
Matthew Boyle Jerry Torrison Karen Brandt Kate An Hunter
Holly Neaton Gary Goldstein Cynthia Fetzer Mike Magnusson
David Brewer Lukas Wallerich Michael Cook Andrew Keller
James Nelson Michael Hodgman Angela Jezierski Shannon Kennelly
Elizabeth Brine Tom Wetzell Sigrid Rea Jean Hollenstein
Richard Olson James Wood Scott Jacobson Dan Tjornehoj
Ann Brownlee Daryl Hartman Shawn Dutton Matthew Kruse
James Ostlund Michael Cook Mary Costello Lisa Carpenter
Rick Cameron Erin Malone Jonathan Peterson Brian Cuperus
Bennett Porter Kathleen Brown James Winsor Gregg Sonstegard
Anna Davies Dick & Jeanne Reierson Theresa Nolte Sally Ryan
Peter Poss Sheila Megan Shawn Nicholson Tim McConville
Robert Dietl Jan Whitman Steven Ekholm
Joni Scheftel Nikko Grossapoulos Beth Thompson
Thomas Dougherty Linda Spengler Robert (Mike) Stone

2020 MVMF Annual Report now available on MVMFcares.org

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WHAT’S NEW AT THE U?

NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

March/April 2021

Rural Veterinarian Loan Repayment Program Funding Threatened

Funding for the program that has helped young Minnesota veterinarians working in rural food and
mixed animal practices is under threat. Governor Tim Walz’s initial budget, released in February,

eliminated the $375,000 annually allocated to the Rural Veterinarian Loan Repayment
program, which is administered by the state’s Office of Higher Education.

The program provides up to $15,000 a year for five years to eligible
DVMs who spend more than 50 percent of their time caring for food
animals in Minnesota. It has been in place since 2017 and has helped
about 25 veterinarians repay a portion of their student loans. A USDA analysis
in 2018 found that 42 of Minnesota’s counties have a shortage of food animal
veterinarians.

The College and the MVMA are working with key legislators to preserve the
funding. Contact either organization if you want to add your voice to these
efforts.

Accreditation Review Underway

Every seven years, colleges of veterinary medicine undergo a thorough accreditation review by the
AVMA’s Council on Education. 2021 is the College’s review year. Due to the COVID pandemic, the
review team’s visit to the College in late April will be a virtual visit. Feedback on the College’s self-
study and a decision are expected later this year.

Clinical Trial Evaluating Treatments for Itchy Dogs

Pyoderma, atopic dermatitis, and seborrhea are relatively
common, troublesome skin conditions in dogs. These disorders
cause a cadre of problems such as itching, hair loss, secondary
bacterial or fungal infections, and behavioral problems due to
psychological stress as a result of chronic discomfort. Recently,
Sheila Torres, DVM, MS, PhD, received funds from Ceva Animal
Health to conduct a clinical study investigating pharmaceutical
shampoo and mousse treatments to alleviate symptoms in dogs
experiencing a flare of their pyoderma, atopic dermatitis, or
seborrhea.

For each skin condition, the study team will enroll three to four
dogs who will receive a therapeutic shampoo and mousse
to treat their ailment. Owners will apply the treatment and
observe the dogs’ symptoms and behaviors and complete three visits to the University’s Veterinary
Medical Center for exams, assessments, and sample collection. The investigators will determine the
effectiveness of the therapeutic shampoo or mousse products to alleviate the skin conditions and
symptoms in the participating dogs.

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CBD Use During Pregnancy May Have
Permanent Effects

The use of cannabidiol (CBD), the major non-psychoactive
compound in cannabis, is on the rise across the United
States. Pregnant women in particular may view CBD as more
“natural” than other remedies for concerns such as nausea
and pain, but the consequences of use for the developing
fetus are unknown. The research team included veterinary
post-doc fellow Nicole Wanner. “The effects we observed on
memory and anxiety were in 12-week-old mouse offspring,
a time that approximates human young adulthood, and is
cause for concern,” said Wanner. “DNA methylation marks
in the brain are largely set during fetal development, and the presence of CBD during that process
appears to direct certain permanent changes. We were surprised at the extent that CBD linked gene
pathways were associated with neurological disorders, and expect future work will be needed to
understand how fetal exposure to CBD impacts long-term brain function and mental health.” To learn
more, visit z.umn.edu/CBDduringpregnancy.

Small Animal Hospital Re-named

The College’s small animal hospital—part of the Veterinary
Medical Center—has been re-named the Lewis Small Animal
Hospital. The change recognized former Minnesota state senator
B. Robert Lewis, DVM, who secured funding for the hospital
building in the late 1970s. Lewis practiced in St. Louis Park and
Golden Valley until his death from a heart attack in 1979 at age
47. He was named Veterinarian of the Year by the MVMA in 1975
and is also remembered as Minnesota’s first Black state senator.

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2021 Spring Seminar AGENDA

Cardiology Refresher: Bring Your 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Cardiology Up to Date Degenerative Valve Disease: Novel Treatments and What
to do with Refractory Cases
Simon Swift, MA, VetMB, CertSA, DECVIM-CA 10:30 am – 10:45 am
(cardiology) MRCVS Break
Professor, Internal Medicine, North Carolina State 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
University, College of Veterinary Medicine DCM in Dogs: It’s Not All Diet Related-Update on Diagnosis
and Treatment
Thursday, April 15, 2020 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Lunch
1:15 pm – 2:45 pm
Online Only Feline Cardiomyopathies: They Truly are Aliens...
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm
Seminar generously sponsored by: Break
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Join us for degenerative valve disease: novel treatments Case-based Discussions: A Variety Pack of Goodies
and what to do with refractory cases; DCM in dogs: it’s not Including Hypertension, Pericardial Effusions and
all diet related-update on diagnosis and treatment; feline Arrhythmias
cardiomyopathies: they truly are aliens; and cases-based
discussions: a variety pack of goodies including hypertension, ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
pericardial effusions and arrhythmias Click here for more
information or to register. • Handouts are provided electronically to all
participants.
SPEAKER
• This program has been submitted for 7.0 hours
of continuing education in jurisdictions that
recognize RACE approval for veterinarians
and veterinary technicians. Subject Matter
Categories: Medical (7.0). Delivery Method:
Interactive-Distance. Participants are
responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE
requirements. RACE does not “accredit” or
“endorse” or “certify” any program or person,
nor does RACE approval validate the content of
the program.

Dr. Simon Swift graduated from Cambridge University and started working in mixed
animal practice before moving to exclusive small animal practice. He rapidly developed
a fascination for cardiology and passed the RCVS Certificate in Cardiology in 1990. He
became the advisor for the UK cavalier King Charles spaniel club from 1990 to 2014 when
he moved to the USA advising them on degenerative valve disease. He became a partner
in large animal practice in Manchester accepting referrals in cardiology. He obtained
his European diploma in cardiology after and alternative residency program at Liverpool
University before moving into private referral practice in the UK. By 2013, he wanted to
move back into academia to teach and an opportunity arose at the University of Florida
where he is currently service chief of cardiology, associate editor of JVIM and a medical
director. He is leading the development of an open heart program to perform mitral valve
repair surgery in association with the team at the Jasmine Clinic in Japan lead by Dr Uechi. He enjoys teaching
students and residents and helping clients and referring veterinarians. Three favorite areas: 1) Degenerative
mitral valve disease; 2) Interventional cardiology and 3) Treatment of arrhythmias.

Register online at www.mvma.org/seminars

QUICK TIP

How would you like to save 50% on your taxes when you sell your hospital?

We all know the presidential election has had its fair share of excitement and
uncertainties. I want to alert you about a couple of President Bidenʼs tax policy
proposals that could have a significant effect on your pocketbook, should you sell
your hospital.
President Bidenʼs current proposal is to raise the top ordinary income tax level to
39.6% from its current level of 37%. This slight increase is tolerable for most people.
The bigger issue is that he is also proposing to increase the capital gains tax rate to
39.6% when it is currently 20% for most veterinary hospital sellers. This is nearly
doubling the rate!!! Ouch!!!

Let me show you a realistic example:

Letʼs say that you sell your hospital for $3,150,000. You have $150,000 in tangible
assets (inventory & equipment) and the remaining $3,000,000 you are being paid for
intangible assets (Goodwill & non-compete agreement).

Capital Gains Tax: Current Tax Law Proposed Tax Law
$3,000,000 $3,000,000
X 20% X 39.6%
$600,000 $1,188,000

This is nearly $600,000 more that goes to the government in taxes versus into your
investment accounts!!!

Many of you will be in the top ordinary income tax bracket. When you add 2.6% tax
increase for the gain on your tangible assets, you will likely end up paying double the
taxes than you would if you sold now. For a hospital selling with Goodwill of
$5,000,000, this will equate to swing about $1,000,000 going to the government
versus you. If you are thinking of selling in the next few years, you should be
considering these taxes. You may be better off selling now, prior to any tax law
changes.

We have sellers who have come to us ready to sell because they are aware of the
potential future tax effects. If youʼd like to discuss your selling options, give us a call!

Current Listings in Minnesota:
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**Visit our website for additional details on our listings**

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MVMA Messenger, Bi-monthly Newsletter: The Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation
(MVMF), a 501 (c) nonprofit charitable arm of
Schedule: Online classified ads will be processed every Monday.

Deadlines for 2021 Newsletter Classified Submission: the MVMA, will accept your tax deductible
May/June Issue: Deadline – April 16, 2021 donation of items over $300 in value, such as
July/August Issue: Deadline – June 18, 2021 used veterinary equipment.These items will be
September/October Issue: Deadline – August 13, 2021 placed in our online classifieds advertisements
November/December Issue: Deadline – October 15, 2021 with an acknowledgement of your donation
and inquiries will be handled by the MVMA staff.

Please call Kelly at the MVMA 651-645-7533, to

Classified Ads will be placed online and included in our MVMA discuss your donation.

Messenger publication. Your payment will cover both the online and

newsletter listing per ad. To post an ad, fill out the form found at www.mvma.org/classfied-ads-information.

Classified ads will not be invoiced. Once placed, your ad will remain active online for two months and will

appear in the MVMA News for one bi-monthly newsletter issue.

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Additional words $20.00 Additional words $80.00
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Veterinarians Needed the veterinary business. Our practice focuses humanresources.umn.edu/content/find-job
on providing exceptional care to our patients keyword 339090 for position and application
Cold Spring/St Joseph Veterinary Clinic utilizing an outstanding support staff, CVT’s, details.
located in central Minnesota is seeking a FT in-house diagnostic equipment, digital ___________________________________________
Veterinarian to join our small animal clinic. radiology (dental and full body), laser, cold Dakota Hills Veterinary Clinic, an AAHA-
The area includes many parks, trails, lakes laser, ICU unit and Rehabilitation services accredited, 5-doctor practice in Rapid City,
and ski areas with opportunities for year- (including underwater treadmill). The ideal SD is looking for a veterinarian to join our team.
round outdoor activity. We are in close candidate has strong interpersonal skills, Our ideal candidate will have a strong work
proximity to Minneapolis which offers robust teamwork mentality and a desire to provide ethic, be highly motivated, be personable,
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and many educational facilities. Our focus salary and exceptional benefit package is and willing. Our clinic offers a good work/
is on complete animal care with a very available. On call duties are shared equally life balance. We utilize the local emergency
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offer the very best service with our staff of 7 Alexandria Veterinary Clinic (www.alexvet. staff overnight to care for hospitalized
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are a fully equipped clinic with in-house ___________________________________________ Benefits include medical, dental, liability,
labs, dental x-ray, digital radiography, We’re an experienced team looking to disability, paid personal leave, continuing
ultrasounds, complete surgical suites and add a FT/PT Veterinarian in Rochester. Enjoy education and professional memberships.
electronic medical records (ImproMed). working with experienced colleagues, Please email cover letter and resume or CV
We value our employees and believe in a tenured para-staff, and focus on providing to [email protected]
work/life balance. There will be no on-call high-quality care to our clients. Competitive ___________________________________________
responsibilities and a great benefit package Salary, flexible scheduling, and easy access Veterinarian | At Somerset Animal Hospital,
that includes health/dental/vision insurance, right off Highway-52. Up to $50,000 sign-on our primary mission is to care for your pets as
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willing to mentor the right candidate to grow count on us! We are currently a 4-doctor
his/her career. We were voted the “Best We are looking to grow our clinic in practice, and are excited to bring on a
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the last 7 years running – an honor we are and enjoy working with great colleagues, resumes to [email protected]
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to [email protected] Salary, benefits, and sign-on up to $40,000. FT Veterinarian: Northwest Wisconsin
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Alexandria Veterinary Clinic, located in the ___________________________________________ animals, you may also occasionally see small
beautiful “lake country” of central Minnesota, The UMN Veterinary Clinical Science farm animals, pocket pets, reptiles and birds…
is seeking a part or full time companion Department invites applicants for a full- No two days are ever the same! You will find
animal or mixed animal (including time Emergency Room Clinical Instructor yourself working in a large facility with space
companion, dairy, beef) practitioner. We are position. Excellence in clinical practice, for 4 exam rooms, we are excited to add
a four doctor, well established mixed animal communication, and interest in clinical a veterinarian to our practice to continue
practice with over 90 years of experience in teaching are essential qualifications. Three our legacy of serving the community! This
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to: [email protected] if companion animal veterinarian and one compassionate veterinary care. We are
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We are a 2-doctor practice, located in digital radiography, new surgical and Learning, Fun, and will always Do the Right
Centuria, WI, utilizing multiple CVTs and therapeutic lasers. Easi-Scan ultrasound, Thing. There is no greater reward than
veterinary assistants to serve our clients and semen testing equipment, portable chute, strengthening the human/pet bond. It is
patients. We are a mixed animal practice truck and Bowie unit provided for large our responsibility to go beyond the borders
supporting small animals, large animals and animal work. Excellent, helpful support staff. of our local legacy and provide expert
wildlife work. We continue to evolve as the Competitive salary based on experience, all level veterinary medicine to pets all over
need for veterinary care changes and strive health insurance premiums paid, all CE costs the world during our annual trip with World
to serve our community with state-of-the-art covered, PTO. New graduates welcome to Vets. We invite you to come experience the
veterinary medicine. Please send resumes to: apply. Student loan repayment assistance Lakefield family. Send resume to [email protected]
[email protected] if you available through USDA VMRLP. Please lakefieldvet.com.
would like to apply or learn more about this contact Dr. Aaron Rokey at 320-287-0438, ___________________________________________
position. e-mail: [email protected] Small animal veterinarian needed for a
___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ busy East Grand Forks, MN practice. Ideal
The University of Minnesota Veterinary ASSOCIATE VETERINARIAN: Blaine Central candidates should enjoy work as a primary
Clinical Science Department invites Veterinary Clinic. Blaine Central Veterinary care veterinarian, including wellness care,
applicants for a part-time small animal urgent Clinic is a well-respected 4 doctor small sick and injured patient care, routine spays
care faculty clinical position. Excellence animal Veterinary Hospital in Blaine MN. and neuters, GI surgeries and dentistry. We
in clinical practice, communication, and Blaine is a vibrant and growing community have in-house chemistry and hematology
commitment to student teaching are with great amenities, residents and a equipment, digital survey and dental
essential qualifications. Two or more years of fantastic future. Blaine is recognized by radiology and electronic medical records.
practice experience preferred, see https:// Money Magazine as one of the Top 100 Best We offer a competitive wage and benefits
hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/339125 for position Places to Live in Minnesota. Situated north of package. Please email resume and cover
and application details. the Twin Cities in Anoka County, Blaine has letter to Dr. Kyle Peterson at [email protected]
___________________________________________ quick and easy access to both Minneapolis petersonvet.com.
Associate Veterinarian opening at newly and St. Paul. Blaine is one of the fastest ___________________________________________
renovated small animal practice north of growing cities in Minnesota, annually ranking Skadron Animal Hospital is a busy 4 doctor,
Minneapolis. St. Francis Veterinary Clinic atop new home construction lists. At Blaine well established AAHA practice in St Paul.
is growing! If you are interested in joining Central Veterinary our entire philosophy Our clients are wonderful and our support
a fast paced, progressive environment of practice is centric to the importance of staff is outstanding. We strive to create a
with modern facilities look no further. Fully cultivating and nurturing trusted relationships supportive team approach. We are looking
renovated in the Spring of 2021, this hospital with our clients. This most valuable asset for a full time associate veterinarian to work
features 6 exam rooms, dedicated surgical gives us the foundation to practice the best through challenging cases and join our
and dental suites, as well as state of the art possible veterinary medicine. Every aspect of team. Competitive salary and benefits. Send
equipment. Ideally with a start date of May our clinic was designed with a calm, serene inquiries to [email protected]
3rd, you will join a team of 4 other doctors and patient friendly environment. Our goal ___________________________________________
who focus on preventative medicine and to decrease stress and offer a more thorough Western Veterinary Clinic is seeking a
the client-patient bond. Our doctors are approach for our patients and clients is the full-time veterinarian to join our 3 doctor
supported by a staff who are well trained, foundation of our best possible veterinary mixed animal practice. New graduates
caring, knowledgeable, and fun. Services experience. Our large modern practice is are encouraged to apply; mentorship is
currently include surgery, dentistry, internal well equipped with digital radiographs, In- provided as needed. Salary commiserates
medicine, pocket pet services- and we house lab, well supplied pharmacy, and with experience. We are approximately 25%
are always open to offering new services nicely appointed surgical suite. Our team dairy, 30% beef, 35% small animal, 10% mix of
for clients. If this sounds like what you have of mostly CVT’s are highly educated and equine and small ruminants. Benefits include
been searching for, we would love to hear extremely helpful to the extent of their paid AVMA liability insurance, professional
from you today. More information at www. abilities. Our ideal candidate would have at dues, required state licenses, vacation and
sfvetclinic.com. Please submit your resume least 1 year of small animal clinic experience sick leave, CE allowance and mileage.
to [email protected] with strong communication, surgical and Call schedule is shared. We have portable
___________________________________________ dental skills. We seek a candidate with an ultrasound and radiograph with digital
North Branch Veterinary Hospital located interest furthering the human animal bond processor, Abaxis blood analyzers, electro-
north of Minneapolis, MN is seeking an by creating relationships with our clients and ejaculator, and bovine tilt table. Please send
Associate Veterinarian for our busy, rapidly team members. Our practice adheres to the resume to [email protected]
growing practice (Generous Sign-on/ highest quality of medicine at all times. We ___________________________________________
Retention Bonus/Relocation). We offer strive to focus on a positive culture that our FT Associate Veterinarian wanted to join our
our clients the best care and take pride clients can feel when they walk in our building. progressive, full-service small animal practice
in our customer service. We have all the We believe in empowering our doctors and in Champlin MN. This is a busy, high energy
toys, including digital x-ray, dental digital, team members to be leaders in our practice practicewith qualified and motivatedsupport
complete IDEXX lab, laser, laparoscope, as we continue to grow. Check us out on our staff. We offer a competitive compensation
new ultrasound, and blood pressure that website: Blainecentralveterinaryclinic.com package and have exceptional COVID-19
allows us to offer the best to our clients. We Benefit Offerings: · Very Competitive base protocols in place to protect the whole
have a well-trained and stable staff. We offer salary, plus quarterly bonuses · Medical, team. Come join us and grow with us!
an excellent compensation and benefits Dental, Vision, Life insurance - with company Send resume to [email protected]
package. More information at https://www. contribution HSA account · License champlinparkpethospital.com.
northbranchvet.com. Please submit resumes reimbursement · Continuing Education ___________________________________________
to [email protected] allowance $2,500 · 401K with company North St. Paul Animal Hospital is seeking
___________________________________________ match · Generous Paid Time Off (4 weeks) a personable, experienced full-time
The Morris Veterinary Center is seeking for a work/life balance · Flexible schedule · veterinarian. We support a great working
two full-time veterinarians to join this well- Practice freedom – no mandatory formulary environment with close-knit staff, support
established mixed practice in the west- · Many career growth opportunities are from experienced veterinarians/technicians,
central Minnesota small college town of available for the right candidate. Our and a wonderful client base. Enjoy a wide
Morris, a great location for raising a family. partnership with Lakefield Veterinary Group variety of benefits including guaranteed
We are currently in need of one mostly is a long-term relationship dedicated to salary, PTO, CE allowance, liability insurance,

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licensing/DEA registration, professional dues, expansive treatment space, individual On-call is shared equally in which the doctor
uniform allowance and matching retirement receives a portion of the emergency fee. Our
account. Contact us @ [email protected] canine and feline hospitalization wards, a family at Waukon Veterinary Service values
___________________________________________ work-life balance whilst practicing high
Grand Rapids Veterinary Clinic is looking double surgical suite, a double dental suite, quality medicine & surgery. We have a strong
to hire a new veterinarian, who is seeking support team that can lean on each other.
work-life balance in an established, privately and much more! We practice progressive, We understand the importance of family
owned practice. Grand Rapids offers and support the local community. If you are
small town living with big city feel, with an evidence-based medicine alongside highly a team-player and are looking to join a true
emphasis on outdoor recreation, performing mixed animal practice, we are the clinic for
arts and community education; all within competent support staff. Our busy practice you! If interested, please send resumes to Dr.
our beautiful, year-round, vacation land. Ryan Hammell at [email protected], or call
We offer the new hire an established AAHA provides plenty of opportunity for exciting with inquiries to Dr. Hammell at 563-568-7736.
accredited practice with experienced ___________________________________________
support staff, excellent work culture, new professional challenges to achieve Vet Partners Apple Valley, MN is a locally
mentorship, and competitive compensation owned hospital and we are looking to
package. For the right candidate business unparalleled patient care.  Any level of add a compassionate and experienced
partnership is a possibility. Come see our full time veterinarian to our team. We are
progressive growing business, and visit with experience is encouraged to apply. Please a wellness focused practice with amazing
us about our flexible opportunity. Contact Dr. clients! We have digital radiography,
Leah Gustafson-Towers, Dr. Hans Kaldahl or submit resume to [email protected] digital dental radiography, Abaxis in house
Dr. Therese Schneider. Clinic 218-326-0395, or blood machines, endoscopy and soon to
cell, 612-867-2049, [email protected] ___________________________________________ be ultrasound. Hospital Hours: Monday-
___________________________________________ Friday 8:00am-6:00p and Saturdays 8:00am-
Brighton Veterinary Hospital is a vibrant NOW HIRING: Associate Veterinarian 12:00pm; closed on holidays; Benefits
full-service veterinary hospital in New offered: Vacation, Medical, Allowance for
Brighton that is looking to hire on a full Monticello Pet Hospital a Privately-Owned professional fees and association dues and
time Veterinarian. We have been under CE stipend. Please let me know if you are
independent ownership for nearly 46 years, Practice just 30 minutes North of Twin Cities interested. Email: [email protected]
with three vets and a staff of about 22 com.
employees. We cover 100% of our employees in Monticello, MN is seeking a part-time/full- ___________________________________________
health benefits and offer very competitive Lake Harriet Veterinary seeks a FT/PT DVM
pay. Our employees receive three weeks of time Associate Veterinarian to join our team to join our 7 DVM/28 employee clinic of
PTO after one year, an employee discount, experienced staff with very low turnover. We
and a $200 signing bonus for a newly hired (new graduates welcome). We are looking emphasize a team approach with a priority
employee (conditions apply). If you are on staff appreciation, well-being, education
interested send an email to [email protected] for someone with experience in general and manageable work load. An ideal
brightonvethospital.com. candidate should have a positive attitude,
___________________________________________ internal medicine, canine/feline dentistry, be comfortable in surgery, and ready to work
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine **Up to in a practice with well-informed clients who
$50,000 Sign on Bonus** Banfield aspires and general surgery. The ideal candidate are actively engaged in their pets’ care. We
to be a practice where, as a team, we offer in house laboratory evaluation, digital
make a positive impact on pet health care enjoys working in a fast paced, high quality intra-oral dental and survey radiographs,
in hospitals, communities, and the field doppler and dinamap blood pressure,
of veterinary medicine. We believe hiring clinic setting. Also, enjoys teamwork, has a capnography, EKG, therapeutic laser, basic
doctors with diverse perspectives, ideas, and ultrasound, and progressive approaches to
cultures, permits us to deliver to the highest positive attitude & strong communication anesthesia and pain management. Contact
quality of preventive care for each pet and [email protected] or 612-822-1545.
client. Banfield’s veterinarians apply their skills. We offer competitive wages & excellent ___________________________________________
extraordinary passion, skills, and education, Progressive privately owned small animal
at every practice location. We support and benefits package to include: 50% premium clinic in Brooklyn Park needs a 4th part- or
depend on our veterinarians to use their full-time veterinarian. Our culture is inclusive,
expertise in a way that benefits pets, clients, paid for employee health, dental & life collaborative, and aims to grow each
hospital teams, and the communities we employee. You will be supported by a well-
serve. Whether you are a recent graduate insurance, 3% company match Simple IRA, trained team with an average tenure of
or an experienced veterinarian looking for 15 years. We tackle challenging cases but
a change, a new beginning at Banfield personal pet discount, PTO, paid holidays, refer when needed. 2-4 days a week, no
means an open door to explore the next weekends. AAHA, Fear Free, digital, in-house
best move in your professional veterinary scrub allowance, birthday paid day off & lab, Butterfly ultrasound. Contact Dr. Jami
career. Are you ready to dedicate yourself Stromberg at [email protected]
to helping us advance veterinary medicine CE credits. If you are interested in joining our www.bppethospital.com.
across our practice and throughout the ___________________________________________
industry? Contact Chess at Chessjuan. team, please send your resume and cover Otter Lake Animal Care located north of
[email protected] or apply at banfield. White Bear Lake is a fast growing 2 doctor
com/careers. letter to [email protected] practice looking for part time/full time
___________________________________________ Veterinarian experienced or new grad
Crosslake Veterinary Hospital is a companion ___________________________________________ considered. Digital xray, full in house lab,
animal practice, nestled in Crosslake, MN on cornerstone software. Voted community
the beautiful Whitefish Chain of Lakes. Our Family, friends and neighbors are important Best Practice in 2020. [email protected]
practice has grown consistently for the last 10 ___________________________________________
years, leading to the need for a remodel and to us. We provide individualized care through Murray Animal Hospital in Blaine, MN is
expansion. We are looking for an associate seeking a FT or PT veterinarian to join our
veterinarian to help us fill this brand-new courtesy, promptness and collaboration at team. We have a great team that works
space. Our expansion includes additional well together to provide quality wellness,
exam rooms, a dedicated ultrasound room, the Harmony Veterinary Clinic. Our mixed medical, surgical and dental care to our

animal practice is seeking a small animal

vet (with possibility of equine duties) to join

our team. Wages are negotiable, benefits

include health and dental insurance,

employer paid short and long term disability

and a match for 401K contributions. This

position would be four days a week and

every other Saturday 8 -2 with no on-call

time. Small town living with a multitude of

bike trails, campgrounds, hunting and fishing

spots, and great people is waiting for you.

Apply today by sending a resume to janee.

[email protected] Direct questions by email

or by phone to 507-886-6321.

___________________________________________

Waukon Veterinary Service

(waukonvetservice.com) is seeking a 4th FT

associate veterinarian. Specifically, we are

searching for the competent & proficient

veterinarian in both large and small animal

medicine and surgery. New graduates are

encouraged to apply; mentorship provided.

Beef, dairy, and companion animal medicine

& surgery constitute the majority of our

caseload. Equine and small ruminant patients

are also seen on a semi-frequent basis.

Truck/box provided. Equipment includes

IDEXX LaserCyte, Catalyst and SediVue units,

digital x-ray, EasiScan ultrasound, petMAP

anesthetic monitoring system, InovaDent

small animal dental station (scaler/polisher/

drill), GE SA ultrasound, Terafloat equine

motorized dental float, portable bovine

chutes and equine stocks. The competitive

salary package includes simple IRA, health

insurance, liability insurance, licensing fees,

IVMA dues, a CE stipend, and paid-time off.

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patients. We are a well-equipped practice medical and surgical cases. Our ideal doctor town-feel community of 14,000, nestled in
with fully computerized medical records, will have 2+ years of experience and an the Minnesota River Valley and located
digital radiographs (full body and dental) interest in future leadership roles. Please send 100 miles southwest of the Twin Cities. If
and in house diagnostic equipment. resumes to: [email protected] interested, please contact us at kirk.d.smith.
Competitive compensation package and com. [email protected]
sign-on bonus available. Benefits include ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________
health, dental, PTO, retirement w/match, Animal Health Services in Atwater, MN The New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center is
CE allowance, professional dues, liability is looking to hire a full time/part time looking for a full time small animal veterinarian
coverage and more. All experience levels Veterinarian Associate. We are an to join our team of 4 small animal doctors.
considered. Please send resume and cover established, rapidly growing predominantly New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center is a
to [email protected] small animal practice. We promote a progressive practice providing high quality
___________________________________________ healthy work environment, allowing us to animal care. It is a fully equipped clinic with
Are you looking for your unicorn practice? prioritize high quality care. Our practice is in-house lab, surgical laser, therapeutic laser,
Look no further! County Center Animal well-equipped and efficiently run. All levels digital x-ray and digital dental x-ray. We have
Hospital in Marathon, Wisconsin is seeking of experience should apply. Associates start a wonderful, trained team of technicians,
a part or full-time small animal veterinarian at competitive pay, with a benefit package, assistants, and customer support staff. New
to join our team. We have a full in-house plus the opportunity for monthly bonuses. graduates or experienced veterinarians are
Idexx laboratory (CBC, Chemistry, Sedivue), Email resume to [email protected] encouraged to apply. We offer a competitive
ultrasound, digital radiography, surgical com. salary and benefits including, PTO, medical
laser, and therapeutic laser. Our medical ___________________________________________ insurance, CE stipend, professional liability
records are all maintained on a cloud-based Full or part-time veterinarian sought for insurance, and AVMA and MVMA dues. On
practice management software (ezyVet). 90% dairy and 10% beef practice. Located call is shared with River Hills Pet Care Hospital
While we love where we work, we also near the Twin Cities in Western Wisconsin. in Mankato. We currently have an 8 doctor
believe in maintaining an excellent work-life The ideal candidate is motivated and hard rotation to provide emergency services, with
balance and feel that this is vital in order to working with great palpation skills. Truck a referral/ ER hospital taking on call after
do our job well. No after-hours emergencies. and equipment provided. On call split 10:00 pm. New Ulm is a scenic, small-town-
No weekends. Three or four day work week between three doctors. Benefits include feel community of 14,000, nestled in the
with 2-hour lunch breaks. Please contact Jodi paid vacation, CE, and dues for professional Minnesota River Valley and located 100 miles
Fischer, DVM at [email protected] organizations. Salary negotiable. Please southwest of the Twin Cities. If interested,
gmail.com to apply. e-mail [email protected] please contact us at [email protected]
___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________
St. Michael Veterinary Clinic is looking to hire Move up & Out of the Metro, Get on with Veterinarian needed part-time 20-30 hours
an associate veterinarian. New graduates Your life! Located in COVID Lite St. Cloud, a week, at our South Metro clinic. Our clinic
welcome to apply. No ON CALL duty, 4 day Advanced Care Pet Hospital has work/ practices quality medicine with a complete
work week with every other weekend a 3 day life balance dripping from its exam rooms, in-house lab, digital radiographs and
weekend. We offer a competitive benefits waiting for you to become the veterinarian ultrasound. We run 30 minute appointments
package including ; continuing education you’ve always imagined you would be. and have a great CVT to Dr ratio. Please
time and stipend, personal time off, MVMA We’ve cultivated a list of clients who trust us send resume to [email protected]
membership, health and liability insurance, and appreciate the quality of pet care we Visit our website dakotapethospital.com.
employee discount and 401 K plan. We see deliver. Escape COVID, rush hour traffic and ___________________________________________
our clients in 30 minute time slots. Please enjoy life for a change. [email protected] HIRING BONUS! Wanted PT/FT associate
email resume to [email protected] com (320) 257-0911. veterinarian in south central Minnesota,
or fax to 763-263-1008. ___________________________________________ who is compassionate, conscientious. and
___________________________________________ Animal Haven is recruiting a skilled and specializes in quality care. We have a full
Full time Associate Veterinarian wanted caring Doctor of Veterinary Medicine to join lab, digital radiography, digital dental,
for Mixed Animal Practice in Chatfield, our growing practice. Our ideal candidate is ultrasound, theurapeutic laser, radiowave
MN. Primarily equine work with other farm a compassionate and dedicated individual, surgery and endoscope. Great schools,
animal work as well. Contact Chosen interested in working in a small-town setting great place to raise family, great outdoor
Valley Veterinary Clinic at 507-867-3610 or alongside an experienced Veterinarian recreation and community. Excellent
at [email protected] for more and support staff. We are hiring a part- support staff. Full benefits package with
information. time position, with the potential to grow health, dental, 401K, profit sharing, CE and
___________________________________________ into a full-time role. On-call and weekend clothing allowance, vacation time, paid
Wild River Veterinary Clinic | Veterinarian hours are not required. New grads are holidays and sick time. You will be valued
| Leadership Opportunity in WI! | encouraged to apply. Veterinarians are and appreciated. Please send resume to
Please send your resume to [email protected] compensated based upon experience [email protected]
heartlandvetpartners.com for more level with a generous benefits package ___________________________________________
information Our doctors have extensive including CE time, paid time off, personal Help increase ‘access to care’ in an exciting,
medical and surgical experience and pet care discounts, and coverage of certain dynamic practice! Looking for all position
strive to provide best-in-class services by professional fees. We are a well-equipped types (full-time, part-time and relief). Access
staying current on new findings, treatments, facility with digital radiology, in-house Veterinary Care, just outside Minneapolis,
and techniques. Our attractive hours of Idexx blood analyzers, ultrasound, dental has a great opportunity for an Associate
service allow for a great work-life balance! digital x-ray, surgical suite, and electronic Veterinarian that is looking for something
[email protected] records. Please email Dr Amanda Craft at: different. We are a walk-in model clinic with
___________________________________________ [email protected] emergency-style receiving that provides
Veterinarian | Interested in Ortho? | ___________________________________________ affordable medicine on an out-patient
Minneapolis area. At Bush Lake & France The New Ulm Regional Veterinary Center basis. We believe in delivering high-quality
Ave Pet Hospitals, both practices are well- is looking for a large animal veterinarian to veterinary medical care by reducing barriers
equipped and efficiently run. If you have join our 4 doctor large animal division. The to receive that excellent care. The ideal
a strong interest in orthopedics, this is the practice is primarily dairy oriented, with Associate for this position will be eager to
practice for you! We are excited to add some beef, small ruminant, and equine. New help all our clients regardless of financial
another doctor to our team who will initially graduates or experienced veterinarians resources. Our clinic operates seven days/
work at both practices before transitioning are encouraged to apply. We offer a week, either for walk-in visits (11am – 9pm)
to be the primary doctor at the Bush Lake competitive salary and benefits including or elective surgery (8am-5pm). Flexible
location. Caseloads are optimal for a doctor medical insurance, CE stipend, and AVMA scheduling options and benefits package.
who likes to keep busy with a balance of and MVMA dues. New Ulm is a scenic, small- Email resume to [email protected]
com.

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___________________________________________ years, we are now experiencing more Vets. We invite you to come experience the
Northbrook Animal Hospital in Brooklyn Park requests than ever and we are encountering Lakefield family. Please contact [email protected]
is a busy small animal hospital looking for the more situations where multiple clients are hillcrestanimalhospital.com if you are
right FT/PT veterinarian to join our family of requesting euthanasia services on the interested in this fantastic opportunity!
caregivers. We have great hours so we all same day at the same time of day, which ___________________________________________
call enjoy time with our family and friends. is why we are looking for an additional Detroit Lakes Animal Hospital, in Detroit
We’re a private practice in which high veterinarian to become associated with us. Lakes MN 50 minutes from Fargo ND, is a
quality medicine is our priority. “Helping your We are looking for a veterinarian that would small animal practice looking to hire part/
pet friends be your best friends longer” is provide euthanasia service in association full time veterinarian. Located in beautiful
our motto. We’re minutes from Minneapolis with us on an as-needed, part-time basis; lakes country with many outdoor activities
and all it has to offer. Our clinic has digital you take as many or as few euthanasia for a good work/life balance. Dedicated,
x-ray (full body and dental), Idexx in-house appointments as you like. If you have an experienced team willing to teach. The clinic
lab equipment, fully computerized with interest, as well as a compassionate desire, has digital dental and full body radiograph
Cornerstone, and more! We’ve always in providing euthanasia services for pets as well as ultrasound and in house lab. After
scheduled 30 minute appointments so we in association with Pets Remembered, we hour calls handled by local emergency
can give our patients and clients the time would like to hear from you and, with hope, clinic. Benefits available. Call 218-847-5674 or
needed for the care they deserve. We have work with you in the service of others. Please email [email protected] for information.
a lot to offer our new veterinarian including contact: Bruce Bratton, Pets Remembered ___________________________________________
a retirement plan (with a match) whether Cremation Service, 612.208.2314 cell; [email protected] $10,000 Sign-on Bonus at Chain of Lakes
FT or PT! Our clinic closes at 5:30 M-F so PetsRememberedMN.com. Pet Hospital. We are seeking a Full-time
you have the evening to relax. Alternating ___________________________________________ Veterinarian for our well-established, rapidly
Saturdays until noon and no Sundays or SMALL ANIMAL VETERINARIAN - growing Small Animal Practice located
after hours. Check out our website www. Hudson, WI Hillcrest Animal Hospital. in Fairmont, Minnesota. Fairmont is a safe
brooklynparkvet.com and see the 5-star Hillcrest Animal Hospital is a bustling 3-doctor community with great schools making this
reviews from our gracious clients! If you want practice nestled alongside the St. Croix a great place to raise a family. Will mentor
a job you’ll love, email your resume today to River in Hudson, WI.  Our practice is highly a new Graduate. Excellent support staff.
[email protected] rated amongst our community because Diagnostics include Idexx and SediVue,
___________________________________________ we understand that our client’s pets are Digital Radiology, Therapeutic Laser, 2
We are Pets Remembered Cremation not merely a pet —they are also a friend, Sevoflurane units, Surgery, Ultrasonic Dental
Service located in New Brighton, Minnesota, playmate, and family member.  We will Unit, and Avimark. Fairmont has abundant
near the intersection of 35W and 694. We always treat them with consideration and parks with 5 lakes, great outdoor recreation,
have grown to be known by pet owners, kindness as if they were our own. Each of great community, and Arts. Positive work
veterinarians and vet techs for the special our patients are provided the time and environment with competitive salary and
and compassionate service we provide: care needed to recommend treatment benefits. Call 507-235-7387 or e-mail resume
cremating each pet privately and alone, personalized for their specific needs.  We to [email protected]
and returning the pet’s ashes to their family are in search of a FT or PT small animal ___________________________________________
within 24 hours of the pet coming into our veterinarian who shares in our core values Eagan Pet Clinic (EPC) has an opening for
care. Good, caring, empathetic people like which are respect, wow service, continuous a fulltime Associate Veterinarian in our very
to work with people like themselves, so we learning, having fun, and doing the right busy five doctor small animal practice.
have become well-known in the 7-county thing. Our hospital is well equipped to ensure EPC is a fun, drama free, team based work
metro area. For the past decade, we have our doctors and medical team deliver the environment. We are a progressive clinic
clients who request us to help them obtain highest quality medicine for patients in our with a great team of caring, knowledgeable
euthanasia services. Over those years, care. Our support team is committed to staff. We are fully equipped with digital
we have developed relationships with continual improvement in their skills and radiographs (including dental), ultrasound,
veterinarians (some are mobile vets) whose knowledge.  We constantly strive for a culture surgical laser, video otoscope, inhouse
practice either includes or is solely providing that is positive and caring and we foster a labs, and electronic medical records. Very
euthanasia services, and who believe in creative and collaborative environment competitive compensation package. If you
what we do and how we do it as something where our team can combine their talents want to love your job, apply today! Resume
they want to be associated with. Some of to achieve a common goal.  Our hospital and cover letter can be sent to [email protected]
those veterinarians had asked us to provide prioritizes team education, mentorship, CE, eaganpetclinic.com.
the cremation service for their pets in the and giving back to the community. Our ___________________________________________
past which then led them to be interested in veterinarians enjoy: • Very Competitive base At Chaska Valley Vet Clinic, we take culture
providing euthanasia services in association salary with additional bonus potential. • and teamwork seriously! We want you to
with Pets Remembered. We are the conduit Work/Life Balance. • Medical, Dental, Vision, love your career and are looking for a
between the client (pet owner) and the 401k and HSA with company contribution. compassionate, team focused full or part
veterinarian: We do the scheduling of the • License reimbursement. • Professional time veterinarian to join our family. We also
euthanasia service which accommodates and Liability Insurance. • Generous PTO. take the relationships we build with our clients
the date and range of time during the • Freedom to practice medicine without seriously and it shows. Our bonding rate with
day requested by the client but that time corporate protocols or mandated formulary. our clients is over 80% The national average
must simultaneously accommodate the Take a virtual tour of our hospital: https:// is 60. Our clients love us, which makes
veterinarian’s schedule. The locations for hillcrestanimalhospital.com/new-clients/ practicing high quality, caring medicine so
the service are in-home; COVID safety take-a-tour/. About Hillcrest Animal Hospital much easier. We attribute our success to
protocols are followed. The veterinarian Our partnership with Lakefield Veterinary our amazing and highly skilled team that
sets and charges their fee to the client Group is a long-term relationship dedicated currently includes 6 doctors and 20 support
family separate from us; then we provide to compassionate veterinary care. We staff. Our team firmly believes in our mission
the cremation service for the client family’s are building communities of talented and to exceed our client’s expectations every
pet and charge our fee separate from the like-minded veterinarians that will embody single day. We understand that a healthy
veterinarian. Some of our current veterinarian our core values of Respect, Wow Service, work-life balance is important and offer
associates have availability during the day, Learning, Fun, and will always Do the Right flexible scheduling. In addition to all of
but not evenings; others have availability Thing. There is no greater reward than that, we think the work place should be
during the evenings, but not during the strengthening the human/pet bond. It is fun and we work hard to keep the culture
day; another has availability on weekends. our responsibility to go beyond the borders at Chaska Valley Vet Clinic positive and
The mobile full-service veterinarians use of our local legacy and provide expert upbeat! Our ideal candidate will have
euthanasia appointments provided by us level veterinary medicine to pets all over strong communication skills and have
to help them create full patient schedules the world during our annual trip with World interest in continually growing their surgical
for the day. Given our growth over the

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and dental skills. We believe in the power of Practice freedom – no mandatory formulary. join our 5- doctor collaborative team. We
a collaborative environment and are looking Our partnership with Lakefield Veterinary have been firmly established in the beautiful
for someone with that same mindset. We Group is a long-term relationship dedicated Plymouth community since 1988. Think: the
are well equipped with electronic records, to compassionate veterinary care. We invention of Prozac, the movie “Rain man,”
digital full body radiographs; digital dental are building communities of talented and and gasoline at $0.90 per gallon! Fortunately,
radiograph; in-house lab; ultrasound and like-minded veterinarians that will embody we have managed to keep up with the
a well-supplied pharmacy. Get to know our core values of Respect, Wow Service, times and run a modern, progressive, and
us better by visiting our website at www. Learning, Fun, and will always Do the Right growing small animal hospital. Our practice
chaskavalleyvetclinic.com. Our Benefits:  Thing. There is no greater reward than has been consistently rated a top Veterinary
•Very Competitive base salary plus quarterly strengthening the human/pet bond. It is Practice in the Plymouth area over and
bonuses  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life our responsibility to go beyond the borders over each year. We attribute that to our
insurance - with company contribution of our local legacy and provide expert amazing and highly skilled support team
HSA account  • License reimbursement  • level veterinary medicine to pets all over and strong client retention skills. At Rockford
Continuing Education allowance  • 401k the world during our annual trip with World Road we are driven to provide our clients
with company match  • Generous Paid Vets. We invite you to come experience the with personalized and compassionate
Time Off for work/life balance  • Flexible Lakefield family. Please submit your resume veterinary care. We value individuals
schedule  • Practice freedom - no corporate to: [email protected] and focus on maintaining a positive
protocols or mandatory formulary  • AVMA ___________________________________________ environment. Although we do take our work
PLIT Professional Liability Insurance  Please Plymouth Heights Pet Hospital is seeking a and responsibility seriously, we believe work
contact [email protected] with any confident, outgoing full-time veterinarian should be fun! Our ideal candidate would
questions and to submit your resume. in New Hope/Plymouth, MN. We are have strong communication, surgical and
___________________________________________ looking for someone who enjoys practicing dental skills. Interest and talent in mentoring
Veterinarian Medical Director Blaine Central high quality medicine in a collaborative team members and educating clients. We
Veterinary Clinic - Blaine Central Animal team environment. New grads welcome! believe in empowering our doctors and
Hospital is a well-respected 4 doctor small Plymouth Heights Pet Hospital is located team members to be leaders in our practice
animal Veterinary Hospital in Blaine MN. in New Hope MN. New Hope has a family as we continue to grow. Many career
Blaine is a vibrant and growing community friendly, small town feel but is just north growth opportunities are available for the
with great amenities, residents and a of the Minneapolis area. The area boasts right candidate. We are well equipped
fantastic future. Blaine is recognized by many parks and trails with opportunities for with digital radiographs as well as full DR
Money Magazine as one of the Top 100 Best year-round outdoor activity. Minneapolis radiology. In-house lab, well supplied
Places to Live in Minnesota. Situated north of offers close access to arts and culture, a pharmacy, and nicely appointed surgical
the Twin Cities in Anoka County, Blaine has thriving food scene and many educational suite. We were freshly remodeled two
quick and easy access to both Minneapolis opportunities. Plymouth Heights Pet Hospital years ago with 8 exam rooms and a large
and St. Paul. Blaine is one of the fastest is a well-respected veterinary practice that is modern treatment/dentistry space and a
growing cities in Minnesota, annually ranking dedicated to providing excellent veterinary comfortable and roomy doctor’s office.
atop new home construction lists. At Blaine care to our patients. Our AAHA practice Check us out at https://rrahospital.com.
Central Veterinary our entire philosophy has been highly rated within the community Our veterinarians enjoy: •Work-life balance
of practice is centric to the importance of for over 40 years. We were voted “Best • Flexible Scheduling-1 weekday off each
cultivating and nurturing trusted relationships Veterinary Practice in Plymouth in 2020.” Our week. Rotating Saturday hours and no
with our clients. This most valuable asset healthcare team has been selected for their Sundays • Career growth potential • Very
gives us the foundation to practice the best commitment to pet health, their experience competitive base wage + a generous
possible veterinary medicine. Every aspect and expertise, and their compassionate production package • Generous PTO and
of our clinic was designed with a calm, delivery of service. Our well-equipped CE allowances, including paid license
serene and patient friendly environment. hospital includes in-house laboratory, digital reimbursements and Vin memberships. •
Our goal to decrease stress and offer a more radiography, dental x-ray, laser, ultrasound Health & Disability Insurance, Dental, Life and
thorough approach for our patients and and complete surgical suite. All of our Vision benefits • Employee 401(k). We look
clients is the foundation of our best possible team members are Fear-Free Certified and forward to hearing from you. You can e mail
veterinary experience. Ideal Medical we constantly strive to make our practice your resume to [email protected]
Director: •Demonstrated leadership skill set stress free. We offer alternative medicine com or [email protected]
and desire for leading a dynamic team • including Chiropractic and Acupuncture. ___________________________________________
Excellent verbal and written communication We pride ourselves in utilizing our support Northern Valley Dairy Production Medicine
skills • Entrepreneurial spirit and intrinsically staff to its fullest to ensure efficiency and Center is a 4 doctor ambulatory practice
motivated self-starter • Fiscally motivated to productivity. We consider each one of our looking for a bovine-focused veterinarian
grow business from current base to exceed team members to be a member of our to provide high quality services to dairy
growth goals on an annual basis. • Ability to family and focus on positive culture at all and beef operations. We are located in
mentor and coach associate veterinarians • times. Our mission is: Our mission is to provide Plainview, MN. Our customers range in size
Ability, desire and forethought to design and excellent service with compassionate care from 10 to 2500 cows. For more information
consistently enhance standards of care • in a low stress and professional environment. about our practice, go to www.dairymed.
Excellent medical and surgical skills required Our hospital places great importance on com. Competitive salary with benefits,
• Demonstrate effective leadership skills of respect, wow service, continuous learning, equipment necessary for work will be
delegation, organization, and coordination having fun, and doing the right thing. Our provided. Please submit a letter of interest,
of hospital team. • Demonstrate excellent Benefits: •Very Competitive base salary plus resume, and questions to [email protected]
analytical skills • Possess interpersonal/ quarterly bonuses • Medical, Dental, Vision, edu and [email protected]
listening skills to interact effectively with Life insurance - with company contribution ___________________________________________
individuals of all backgrounds, experience HSA account • License reimbursement • Brainerd Animal Hospital is a well-established,
and educational levels. Benefit Offerings: Continuing Education allowance • 401k with growing practice located in central
•Very Competitive base salary, plus quarterly company match • Generous Paid Time Off Minnesota lake country. We are looking
bonuses in addition to a Medical Director for work/life balance • Flexible schedule • for a motivated individual to help continue
bonus (MD stipend negotiable)·Medical, Practice freedom - no corporate protocols growing this great practice. We offer a
Dental, Vision, Life insurance - with company or mandatory formulary • AVMA PLIT competitive benefits package with buy-
contribution HSA account • License Professional Liability Insurance [email protected] in potential. The practice has full in-house
reimbursement • Continuing Education lakefieldvet.com. diagnostics, high speed dental machine,
allowance $2,500 • 401K with company ___________________________________________ and a well-equipped surgical suite with
match • Generous Paid Time Off (4 weeks) Rockford Road Animal Hospital in Plymouth, orthopedic capabilities. Our team strives
for a work/life balance • Flexible schedule • MN is looking for a full-time veterinarian to to be caring and compassionate with all

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clients, patients, and their individual needs. pet patients and their families, our hospital Veterinary
will be a good fit for you. Send your resume Technician Needed
Please call 218-829-5118 with any questions to Dr. Walter at [email protected]
___________________________________________ Casselton Veterinary Service has been voted
or send resumes to [email protected] Mounds View Animal Hospital, in Mounds “Best of the Red River Valley” for the third
View, MN, is a well established full service year in a row. Join our team and work for a
gmail.com. veterinary hospital offering progressive, winner. We are adding additional doctors
high quality personalized patient care, and are seeking 6 to 9 veterinary technicians
___________________________________________ and client oriented service and education. to join our team (license preferred but not
We offer full medical, surgical and dental required). Our technicians are utilized to their
North Country Veterinary Clinic in Grand care, preventive care, digital radiography, fullest abilities in small and large animal as well
digital dental radiography, ultrasound, cold as exotics. Applicants should be motivated,
Rapids, MN is looking for an Associate laser therapy, endoscopy, and more. Our energetic, dependable and compassionate
technicians are utilized to the full extent of individuals that will thrive in a fast paced,
Veterinarian to join our team! We are a their training. We have an experienced, busy practice. We require applicants to be a
highly valued long term staff that is seeking a graduate of an AVMA Accredited Veterinary
mixed animal practice and provide an new full or part time veterinarian to join our 5 Technician Program. These positions are FT;
doctor team. We are looking for a full or part four 9 hour shifts with rotating LA on-call or
array of equine and small ruminant calls time, experienced, friendly, compassionate three 12 hour with rotating Saturday shifts.
veterinarian. A preference of one year Compensation is based on experience and
and support an ever-growing need for of clinical experience & candidates with we offer a wide variety of benefits. We have
experience and interest in general surgery two locations in Fargo and Casselton, ND.
small animal appointment services. You will are preferred. We offer a competitive Apply online @ www.cassvetservice.com or
salary with a full benefit package including send resume and cover letter to [email protected]
have the opportunity to break your day medical and dental at 100% (min. of 30 hours cassvetservice.com.
required), 3% 401K guaranteed contribution, ___________________________________________
into a mixture of large and small animal PTO, CE, dues, malpractice, and most MN Pets is an in-home euthanasia practice
importantly a great work environment! This looking for a compassionate person to
appointments, surgery and urgent care is a rare opportunity to find a new home join our care coordinator team. Provide
where you will be valued and appreciated. support to families, schedule in-home
appointments. North Country is focused on Resumes may be sent to [email protected] euthanasia visits, and guide clients through
___________________________________________ difficult decisions. We provide extensive
providing its doctors with an excellent staff We are looking for an enthusiastic and training, and we value a supportive work
passionate associate veterinarian to join our culture and employee well-being. Benefits
to ensure your success. We offer after-hour lively small animal practice. Nestled between include competitive pay, 3 weeks PTO/
the banks of the Rum River and the mighty year, medical, 401k match, work-from-home
emergency services but the work load is split Mississippi in historic downtown Anoka, Rum options, and more. To apply, send resume to
River Veterinary Clinic is just a short walk [email protected]
between 4 veterinarians and ends at 10 pm. away from fun breweries and delicious ___________________________________________
coffee shops. Our practice is well equipped Secondhand Hounds is growing! We’re
Our amenities include diagnostic ultrasound, with ultrasound, digital radiographs, excited to be seeking two to three additional
paperless records, telehealth appointments vet techs to join our team! Work with four
laser therapy, digital and dental x-rays, and a fun, experienced staff. We can offer vets, strong support staff, and both owned
18 - 36 clinic hours (key need: M & W 8 - 5 and rescue animals! Contact Lark Lewis to
surgical laser procedures, chemotherapy, pm). Our benefits include health, 401K, CE learn more ([email protected]).
allowance, paid holidays, license renewal, Strong benefits package.
in-house lab, and so much more. We offer memberships dues, liability and competitive ___________________________________________
hourly or salary pay commensurate with The Bluffs Pet Clinic in Red Wing is hiring for
a competitive salary and benefits package experience. Please send resume and cover a FT/PT Veterinary Technician. We are an
letter to [email protected] AAHA Accredited hospital with doctors
including health insurance, paid time off, ___________________________________________ performing both traditional medicine as well
Long Prairie Veterinary Clinic is seeking to as eastern medicine and acupuncture. We
allowance for CE, dues and license, and a hire a small or mixed animal associate for are committed to always improving the lives
out two location, 4 doctor mixed animal of our patients and clients which is why we
401K plan. More information at https://www. practice in central MN. In house labs, digital are Cat Friendly Certified and provide Fear
radiographs, excellent staff, competitive Free Certification for all our employees. We
northcountryveterinaryclinic.com/?utm_ salary. We are well respected, efficient, believe in allowing our technicians to use all
affordable. Please contact Jeff at 320-732- the skills they learned in school and support
source=gmb&utm_medium=organic . 6922 or [email protected] them in their continued growth. We are
___________________________________________ a dedicated group with fun personalities
Submit resumes to [email protected] Looking to hire 2 full time veterinarians in 2 well that make coming to work enjoyable. FT
established & growing practices, located position includes a four-day work week
___________________________________________ central MN (lakes area) they are well-staffed, and no weekends. We offer competitive
CVT, well equipped, new blood machines, pay based on experience and have great
Flying Cloud Animal Hospital, in Eden digital x ray, etc., regional shopping district, benefits including medical, vacation, life
new schools, new hospital. Looking for 2 vets insurance, retirement contributions and lots
Prairie, Minnesota is looking for a part- with experience or new grads, offering good more. If interested, please send resume or
salaries with good benefits. Ideal opportunity any questions to [email protected]
time Associate Veterinarian to join our for a couple. Contact Ted Beery Consulting ___________________________________________
at 651-329-6180 or email at [email protected] Minnesota Valley Pet Hospital in Mankato is
AAHA accredited four doctor practice! ___________________________________________ seeking a full time CVT to join our growing
MN Spay Neuter Assistance Program is team. We are a 6-doctor small animal
We offer digital radiography, digital dental looking for a hard-working and passionate
veterinarian to join our team to end pet
radiography, IDEXX in-house lab, dual overpopulation in MN. See our ad at
mnsnap.org.
treatment area, and so much more. Excellent

compensation and benefits package. For

more information, please visit our website at:

www.flyingcloudanimalhospital.com. Please

submit resumes to [email protected]

___________________________________________

Mankato MN Area – Nicollet Veterinary

Clinic seeks SA Associate Vet – 4 doctor

practice, new grad or experienced; Prioritize

high quality veterinary care while enjoying

patients & owners in an informal, personal

setting, Fear Free certified staff; Competitive

salary & benefits including family health

insurance & HSA; 75mi SW of Twin Cities;

Nicollet; 507-381-8273; [email protected]

___________________________________________

Associate DVM: Shamrock Animal Hospital,

a privately-owned 4+ doctor small animal

practice, has an open FT associate DVM

position. The hospital is spacious and light with

views of the outside world. We have high-

quality diagnostic/therapeutic equipment,

including ultrasound. We strive to balance

our professional commitments with life’s other

demands. Benefits include: medical/optical/

dental insurance, Simple IRA retirement

plan, paid vacation, and sick days, pet-

care discount, CE allowance, professional

association dues, liability coverage, and VIN

membership. There is potential for buy-in/

partnership. Experienced DVM’s and new

graduates are welcome to apply. If you love

to work-up challenging cases, appreciate

mentoring/sharing knowledge, send us

your resume. If you enjoy working with

collaborative, and congenial doctors and

staff who practice in the best interests of our

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practice, and we pride ourselves on high does not need to be completed at the time imagined you would be. We’ve cultivated
quality medicine, dentistry, and surgery, with of application. Any level of experience is a list of clients who trust us and appreciate
excellent communication and long-term encouraged to apply. Please submit resume the quality of pet care we deliver. Escape
client/patient relationships. Utilize all your to [email protected] COVID, rush hour traffic and enjoy life for a
skills in a busy, team-oriented and supportive ___________________________________________ change. [email protected] (320) 257-
environment. Beautiful new hospital with all Haarstad Veterinary Dermatology is looking 0911.
the bells and whistles, and comprehensive for a full time Certified Veterinary Technician, ___________________________________________
benefits including health insurance and who has an interest in treating dermatology Are you looking for a change of work
401K. Send inquiries and resumes to Amy at patients to join our team. Are you interested environment or culture? If so, please consider
[email protected] in learning more about allergies, skin, and ear Oak Knoll Animal Hospital. We are a busy 4
___________________________________________ disease in pets and how to treat them? If so, doctor private practice in St. Louis Park. We
Black Dog Animal Hospital (Red Wing) email your resume to [email protected] offer competitive benefits and wages. Our
is growing! We are hiring a full/part org. practice is growing, and we are in search of
time Certified Veterinary Technician as ___________________________________________ A FULL-TIME Certified Veterinary Technician!
well as a veterinary assistant. We offer At Chaska Valley Vet Clinic, we take culture Our perfect candidate will bring a passion
comprehensive, high quality medical and and teamwork seriously! We want you to love for client education, a “can do” attitude!
surgical care for companion animals. your job and are looking for a CVT to join A familiarity with Cornerstone is preferred
Join our compassionate, experienced our family. The ideal candidate will be self- but not required. New graduates are
team! Competitive compensation and motivated and have great communication encouraged to apply. Please email resume
benefits. No weekends! Email resume: skills. We practice high quality, caring to [email protected]
[email protected] medicine in a fun work environment and ___________________________________________
___________________________________________ offer competitive pay and a great benefit Long Prairie Veterinary Clinic is seeking to
All Pets Animal Hospital in Columbia package. Besides all of that, we have lots of hire a Veterinary Technician for mostly small
Heights, MN is seeking a full time or part neat equipment and tend to laugh a lot. If all animal work. Please contact Jeff at 320-732-
time veterinary technician to join our team. of that sounds good, then please email your 6922 or [email protected]
Certification is desired, but not required. We resume and letter of interest to [email protected] ___________________________________________
are a two doctor practice that sees dogs gmail.com. NO WEEKENDS OR EVENING HOURS! Beautiful
and cats. Benefits are available for both full ___________________________________________ southwest suburb veterinary clinic, Excelsior
time and part time. Contact Dr Jean DeJong We are looking for a full-time Certified Animal Hospital, is looking for a FT CVT to
at [email protected] or call 763- Veterinary Technician to work with a positive join it’s already amazing team! We offer a
571-7307. and supportive team in a fun, growing fast pace, fun working environment with 3
___________________________________________ hospital. Vet Partners Pet Ideal candidates amazing DVMs and a full front desk staff. FT
Brighton Veterinary Hospital is a vibrant full- preferred to have excellent communication or PT CVT needed, experience desired. Full
service veterinary hospital in New Brighton skills, strong work ethic, and be energetic benefits medical/dental/PTO/Simple IRA
that is looking to hire on a full time CVT. We and self motivated. Benefits include: 401K, and more! Contact Jessy Halverson CVT
have been under independent ownership Medical, HSA, PTO, Employee discount, Practice Manager [email protected]
for nearly 46 years, with three vets and a Flexible Scheduling. Hospital hours Monday- gmail.com with resume!
staff of about 22 employees. We cover Friday 8-6 and Saturday 8-12. Contact ___________________________________________
100% of our employees health benefits and [email protected] if interested. Northbrook Animal Hospital in Brooklyn Park
offer very competitive pay. Our employees ___________________________________________ looking for FT/PT Veterinary Technician to
receive three weeks of PTO after one year, White Bear Animal Hospital is a progressive join our family of caregivers. Great hours for
an employee discount, and a $200 signing small animal veterinary practice and we are work/life balance. Our busy day ends at 5:30.
bonus for a newly hired employee (conditions looking for a Certified Veterinary Technician. Alternating Saturdays 8-noon, no evenings or
apply). If you are interested send an email to If you are not certified and have experience Sundays. Check out our website and 5 Star
[email protected] you are urged to apply. If you are a reviews! www.brooklynparkvet.com. Send
___________________________________________ hardworking, self-motivated, team-oriented your resume to [email protected]
Silver Lake Animal Hospital, an AAHA- person that wants to help grow our practice ___________________________________________
Accredited small animal hospital, is looking - we want you. Full-time (4 days/week) / Part- Faribault Veterinary Clinic is looking to hire a
for a FT CVT & Veterinary Assistant. We’re Time positions available. Competitive wages FT or PT Veterinary Technician. We are a busy,
looking for an individual who’s self-motivated, and benefits. [email protected] 5 DVM, 10 Technician, AAHA accredited,
professional, has excellent communication ___________________________________________ mixed animal practice, located 30 minutes
and strong technical skills that embodies a Eagle River Wisconsin, the perfect place south of the Twin Cities. In-house CBC,
team approach. Please e-mail resumes to to live and work. Sign on bonus of $500 chemistry, T4 capabilities, digital x-ray and
[email protected] or Fax Attn after 3 month probation, CE allowance, dental x-ray, health insurance (ft), dental
to: Dr. Frost @ (651) 748-1902. licensing fees, vacation, simple IRA, clothing insurance (ft), paid time off, paid holidays
___________________________________________ allowance, good base wage, excellent (ft), flexible schedule, every other Saturday,
Crosslake Veterinary Hospital (www. bonus system for productive employees and employee discount, continuing education
crosslakevet.com) is looking for an wellness center membership are some of the opportunities. Experienced technicians,
enthusiastic technician to join our team. benefits Eagle River Animal Hospital offers. as well as new graduates welcomed!
Crosslake Vet is a companion animal clinic [email protected] Competitive pay. Send resumes to [email protected]
in the Brainerd Lakes Area. We are currently ___________________________________________ faribaultvet.com.
undergoing an expansion and renovation Looking for full time CVT. Our two small ___________________________________________
and need additional staff members to animal veterinary clinics include friendly PT/FT CVT at rapidly growing clinic with
complete our team. We are looking for staff, a pleasant work environment, small quality care and great staff and team. You
a technician who thrives in a fast-paced town atmosphere, and high quality client/ will use all your skills! We have digital dental
environment, encourages a team-based patient care. Applicant should be a good & x-ray, ultrasound, laser therapy. Excellent
approach to the day, and likes variety! communicator and team player. Starting benefits: dental, health insurance 401-K,
Our top-of-the-line technology; In-house wage based on experience. Please email vacation/ sick time, paid holidays, clothing
IDEXX lab work, full body digital radiology, Dr. Dan Cook at [email protected] & CE allowance. Please send resume to
digital dental radiology, ultrasound, and full com for more information. [email protected]
anesthesia monitoring allows us to provide ___________________________________________ ___________________________________________
a wide range of services for the pets we Located in COVID Lite St. Cloud, Advanced Shoreview North Oaks Animal Hospital
serve. Salary is DOE with a full benefits Care Pet Hospital has work/life balance is growing! We are hiring a full/part time
package, including uniforms, CE, dues and dripping from its exam rooms, waiting for Certified Veterinary Technician. We offer
clinic discounts. Certification is required but you to become the vet tech you’ve always complete, high-quality medical and surgical

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care for companion animals. Join our Certified Veterinary Technician. Whether you Please go to: https://humanresources.umn.
compassionate, experienced team! You are a new graduate or have been in practice
will love our practice, clients and patients! for 20+ years, discover what makes Birch edu/content/find-job And search for Job ID
Competitive compensation and benefits. Lake different! We value team-work and are
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___________________________________________ as long as possible. We have been helping ___________________________________________
Seeking veterinary technician interested in pets in the White Bear Lake community for Associate Veterinarian – Pine City Animal
companion and exotic medicine. Valley 30 years and our clinic features an in-house Hospital - No Jerks Allowed! WAIT! Let us
View Pet Hospital is looking to fill a part time lab, full body and dental digital radiographs, explain. At all AmeriVet Partner practices,
or full time position. The full time position is for therapeutic laser and an ultrasound. Our No Jerks Allowed is our commitment to hold
four ten hour days with alternating Saturdays. team members are motivated, enjoy working true to several important core behaviors:
Please email any questions and a resume to in a fast-paced environment and have an Creating a positive work culture, building
[email protected] if interested. interest in continuing education to grow a transparent workplace and allowing
___________________________________________ both individually and as a business. Full time professionals to freely express their passions,
Pursue a career at Banfield – where you team members enjoy continuing education ideas and innovations while supported by
matter as much as your work does. Join funds, life and disability insurance, employer respectful team members in an open and
the largest, most inclusive community matching retirement savings, paid time off jerk-free environment. ABOUT PINE CITY
of veterinary professionals. Seeking and a health insurance stipend with no on- HOSPITAL: Located in the picturesque resort
credentialed vet techs who are adaptable call or after-hours emergency responsibilities. town of Pine City MN, new associates will
communicators & compassionate leaders. Are you ready to join our team? Please email find themselves working in a friendly open
We provide every vet tech the opportunity your cover letter and resume to [email protected] atmosphere, specializing in companion
to learn and to grow with us. Email resume to birchlakeanimalhospital.com. animals, primarily dogs and cats, while
[email protected] ___________________________________________ enjoying the surrounding lakes and bucolic
___________________________________________ CVT, VA, TA, Tech Student: Shamrock Animal atmosphere of our historic old logging town.
Work in beautiful southeastern Minnesota! Hospital has opportunities for technicians A new associate will enjoy the opportunity to
Two full-time veterinary technician positions working at all levels in their career. If you are hone their proficiency in all areas, provide
are available. We have Monday through beginning or already involved in your studies, acute urgent care for emergency patients,
Friday hours. No Saturdays. No on-call. Enjoy working with us will add skills to your resume, apply their talents to our comprehensive
your weekends! Paid holidays. Competitive provide a practical bridge between lectures/ dental hygiene program with ongoing
pay at $15 to $17 per hour. Contact Rick at online instruction and the many tasks you will patient/client education and work with
651.388.7168 or [email protected] for do when you finish your curriculum. We can our highly skilled surgical staff specializing
more details. support you with some tuition enhancement, in the application of laser surgery. AND THE
___________________________________________ provide you with a network of study-mates, BENEFITS ARE: •Incentives and bonuses •
Are you a Certified Veterinary Technician and help build confidence/competency as Student Loan repayment and contribution
looking for a fulfilling position in a beautiful you practice with mentors. If you thrive in a • Continuing education possibilities • Robust
area? Bemidji Veterinary Hospital seeking supportive training environment, are willing mentorship programs • A great work-life
qualified Technicians to join our team. Our to work hard every day to make the next day balance We can’t wait to meet you! Check
practice is growing, and so is our community. better for our pet patients and their families, us out HERE
We have a new hospital with all the amenities. Shamrock will be a good fit for you. We Apply Here: https://www.click2apply.net/
We offer competitive wages, medical provide a competitive salary ($12.00-$25.00) daWxVkuEkzOlTl4aU12xN.
insurance, 401K, PTO, and mentoring. Please or more, depending on your experience and
submit a cover letter and resume to: sammyl. responsibilities. Benefits include medical/ ___________________________________________
[email protected] or call 218-751-2753 to optical/dental insurance, Simple IRA Edinburgh Pet Health Center is in Brooklyn
learn more. Check out our website at: www. retirement plan, 2 wks paid vacation, paid Park, MN and we are seeking a FT or PT
bemidjivethospital.com. sick days, pet-care discount, CE allowance, friendly veterinarian to join our amazing
___________________________________________ and professional association dues. Send your team!. We are a well-staffed, positive and
Lewiston and Eyota Veterinary Clinics in resume to Dr. Walter at [email protected] supportive team who pride ourselves on
Southeastern Minnesota are seeking a full providing outstanding medical care to
time veterinary technician. We see a variety Position Available our patients. Email Resumes to [email protected]
of small animal cases including preventive veterinaryha.org.
care, medical, and surgical patients. Our The University of Minnesota, College of
Lewiston location also offers our team Veterinary Medicine, is seeking a Community ___________________________________________
members potential for large animal work. Medicine Coordinator, who maintains AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital in Saint
lewistonvet.com and eyotavet.com Call Dr. credentials as a veterinary technician, to Paul is looking for a full-time or part-time
Lorch, 507-523-2136 for more information. oversee and manage logistics associated veterinary assistant. This position would be a
___________________________________________ with delivering quality pet health care and mix of hands-on animal care and customer
The Carriage House Animal Hospital in training veterinary students, focusing on service duties. Veterinary experience
Kasson, MN is currently seeking a full time outreach to underserved communities. preferred but not required. This job would be
Veterinary Technician to join our team. We Under the direction of a Doctor of Veterinary a great fit for a pre-vet student, or someone
are a primarily small animal practice. Benefits Medicine, this position will contribute to who has a passion for working with animals.
include health insurance, AFLAC, paid the management of sick and wellness Full-time benefits include health insurance,
vacation, IRA, holiday pay, pet discount, appointments seen by veterinary students, , SIMPLE retirement plan, profit sharing, CE
uniform allowance and CE. Please email as well as provide instruction in clinical allowance, PTO, veterinary care and uniform
resume to [email protected] or call skills, at Animal Humane Society-University allowance. Our ideal candidate would be
507-259-8593. Avenue and for student-led programs able to multi-task, have a positive attitude,
___________________________________________ with Native American partners (SIRVS) and and flexibility to work varying hours. If you
Do you enjoy coming in to work every day? NGOs in underserved metropolitan areas believe would be a good fit, please send
Does your employer value your contributions (VeTouch). The focus will be on creating your resume and cover letter to [email protected]
and those of your team? When the work day and delivering service learning opportunities grandavevet.com.
is done, are you able to leave work at work? and outreach for pets living in resource-
If the answer to any of these questions is NO, limited environments with veterinary services Practice For Sale
check out the employment opportunities at being delivered along a continuum of care.
Birch Lake Animal Hospital! We are currently Applications must be submitted online. When buying or selling a veterinary practice,
looking to expand our team by hiring a
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consultation - (440) 933-4522, or [email protected]

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___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ Relief Veterinarians
Northern Minneapolis Suburbs. Small animal Practice for Sale in Minneapolis Suburb
practice for sale grossing almost $650K. Px - This small animal practice is located Arlice Olson, DVM - Small animal relief
has been serving the community for more in a wonderful Minneapolis suburb. This veterinarian available to help support your
than 35 years. Px and RE offered at $985K. hospital is housed in a 2,500sf free-standing business in the metro area and limited
Buyer should make an income of $148,000 facility, very nicely equipped and ready for outstate. 25+ years experience. (612)616-
after expenses/mortgage. (MN-4050). growth. Great opportunity to make this well- 2317 or [email protected]
Contact Dr. Kurt Liljeberg - (440) 933-4522, or established practice your own! Contact us ___________________________________________
[email protected] today! Simmons Midwest 877-322-6465 or Ann Burt, DVM - Small animal relief
___________________________________________ [email protected] veterinarian, short or long term, MN or
North Central Minnesota. Small animal ___________________________________________ Wisc. Reliable, Enthusiastic, Excellent client
practice for sale grossing $605K. Px has Dream lifestyle in West Central MN lakes communication skills, 30+ years experience.
been serving the community for more than area. 1 DVM, mixed animal – 70% small 952-567-0366, [email protected]
15 years. Px and RE offered at $755K. Buyer animal with the owner willing to continue to ___________________________________________
should make an income of $160,000 after work the large animal. 3400sf building also Aleda Tysver, DVM - Compassionate,
expenses/mortgage. (MN-4000). Contact for sale. Don’t just weekend at the lake, live enthusiastic, dependable small animal relief
Dr. Kurt Liljeberg - (440) 933-4522, or [email protected] at the lake! Contact [email protected] veterinarian. Licensed in MN & WI. Over 18
tpsgsales.com. com or 877-322-6465. years experience in relief work. Contact me
___________________________________________ ___________________________________________ at 612-991-4730 or email: [email protected]
Detroit Lakes/Fargo Area. Well-equipped FOR SALE: Small Animal Practice in Ramsey com.
small animal practice for sale grossing County, Minnesota! 1,700 SF practice at busy ___________________________________________
$850K. Buyer should make an income of over intersection. Includes real estate. 2 exam Shannon Doh, DVM - Experienced small
$150,000 after expenses/mortgage. Call for rooms with opportunity to expand. Over animal relief veterinarian, short/long term,
details. (MN-2050). Contact Dr. Kurt Liljeberg $652K gross in 2019. Estimated after-debt MN or WI - primarily Twin Cities area. Efficient,
- (440) 933-4522, or [email protected] income $114K. Seller will continue working Reliable, Team-Orientated, Great client
___________________________________________ part-time. (MN1) Contact: PS Broker | communication skills. 309-235-6622, [email protected]
South Central Minnesota. Small animal 800.636.4740 | [email protected] | www. gmail.com.
practice for sale grossing $1.4M. Well psbroker.com.
equipped, well maintained. Buyer should ___________________________________________ For Sale
make an income of $125,000 after expenses/ One DVM practice in SE Otter Tail county.
mortgage. Call for details. (MN-3010). Small animal exclusive. Potential for growth. KENNEL RUNS-SHORELINE-EXCELLENT
Contact Dr. Kurt Liljeberg - (440) 933-4522, or Great recreation area and good school
[email protected] system. [email protected] 218- QUALITY-Large Bank of Shoreline Kennel
___________________________________________ 338-4721.
North Minneapolis Area. Small animal Runs. Size=Individual Kennel- 72”L x47”W
practice grossing $841K. Px has been serving Student Positions and
the community for more than 35 years. Well externships are listed online x73”H-Whole group 182”L x 147”W. Group
equipped, maintained and staffed. Buyer at www.mvma.org/student-
should make an income of $100,000 after of 8 kennel runs. 6 feet high. Galvanized
expenses/mortgage. Call for details. (MN- externship-jobs
1050). Contact Dr. Kurt Liljeberg - (440) 933- Steel Door and gate panel. Frame 1”square
4522, or [email protected]
tubing. Side and back panels are high quality

PVC. Kennels were originally purchased in

2004 and are in excellent condition. Price=

$7,000.00Seller will not ship. These will need to

be picked up locally by purchaser. [email protected]

lakefieldvet.com.

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