Our vets.

Sara Bancroft

DVM

Dermatology

On The Job

Dr. Sara Bancroft’s clinical interests include the diagnosis and long-term management of chronic skin diseases, including allergies and autoimmune diseases such as pemphigus foliaceus. She finds it particularly rewarding to work with feline patients, as their quality-of-life improvement can be especially dramatic. She is also proficient with laser surgery and video otoscopy for the treatment of ear and skin diseases.

Education

  • Residency, Veterinary Dermatology, McKeever Dermatology Clinics, Eden Prairie, MN
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Eden Prairie, MN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Irvine

Off Duty

Dr. Bancroft enjoys spending her free time with her family; together they enjoy traveling, board games and D&D. The family pets include a bulldog (with allergies, of course!) named Daisy Mae, and two cats: Indiana and Kitten. She is also interested in aquatics and keeps fish, shrimp, axolotls and a salamander.

Courtney Bounds

DVM, MS

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Courtney Bounds’ clinical interests include poly trauma, wound management and dystocia.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Capital Veterinary Specialists, Tallahassee, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Master of Science, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville

Off Duty

Dr. Bounds’ favorite pastime is hiking with her partner and her two dogs, Moose and Henri. She also enjoys reading, gardening and bird watching.

Carly Campbell

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Carly Campbell enjoys the hands-on nature of surgery as well as the opportunity to improve the quality of life for our beloved companions.

Education

  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Southfield MI
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Southfield MI
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Southfield MI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Off Duty

Dr. Campbell adores her cats, Leiah and Meeps, and together they watch ice hockey, each wearing a personalized Chicago Blackhawks jersey.

Haley Carlson

DVM
Resident

Dentistry & Oral Surgery

On The Job

Dr. Haley Carlson is a resident in our dentistry & oral surgery service. She is interested in all aspects of dentistry, from treating periodontal disease to oral tumors and everything in between. Dr. Carlson finds maxillofacial surgeries, for treating congenital abnormalities, traumatic injuries and oral tumors, the most gratifying to perform.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, South Dakota State University, Brookings

Off Duty

Dr. Carlson enjoys spending time outdoors, relaxing with family, cheering on her favorite college football and basketball teams and traveling with her husband and their two beagles, Charlie and Rae.

Lauren Cunningham

DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Lauren Cunningham’s professional interests include diseases of the kidney, specifically protein-losing kidney disease, and fungal disease.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, Tucson
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

Off Duty

Dr. Cunningham likes spending time with her boys, border collie mix McLovin “Mac” and mini Australian shepherd Martin Scorcheezie “Cheese.” She also enjoys landscaping and decorating her home.

Megan Duffy

DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

Oncology

On The Job

Dr. Megan Duffy has a number of clinical interests to include electrochemotherapy, rescue therapy for relapsed lymphoma in dogs, creative treatment of atypical lymphomas, and pain control. She is fascinated by injection-site sarcomas in cats and is actively looking at new ways to battle the disease, and she feels she’s getting closer to finding a better way to treat large cell gastrointestinal lymphoma in dogs. Physiotherapy and rehabilitation are also fields of interest.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Veterinary Medical Oncology, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Science, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Internship, Oncology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Off Duty

Dr. Duffy trains for and competes at dog events – obedience, rally, agility and conformation – with her Belgian Tervuren. She also enjoys traveling, hiking, reading and skiing.

Emily Edstrom

DVM, DAVDC
Board Certified in Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Dentistry & Oral Surgery

On The Job

Dr. Emily Edstrom enjoys all aspects of oral surgery, to include root canals and extractions, but she is particularly interested in treating different forms of oral tumors.

Education

  • Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
  • Residency, Dentistry & Oral Surgery, Center for Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Internship, Dentistry & Oral Surgery, VCA Veterinary Referral Associates, Gaithersburg, MD
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Kansas, Lawrence

Off Duty

Dr. Edstrom enjoys the Minnesota lakes with her husband. Other favorite activities include rock climbing, camping and traveling. Their Labrador mix enjoys the Minnesota weather.

Bishoy Eskander

DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery

On The Job

Dr. Bishoy Eskander finds emergency surgeries, like gastric dilatation volvulus, laryngeal paralysis and hemoabdomens, especially gratifying because the patients are extremely sick when they come in but leave with their tails wagging within days. He also enjoys orthopedic and minimally invasive surgeries.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, Denver, CO
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists, Bohemia, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture, University of Georgia, Athens

Off Duty

Dr. Eskander is an avid volunteer at his church working with youth groups and teaching Sunday school. After playing competitively for 10 years, he still enjoys soccer. He has two dogs, lab mix Hersheys and Viszla/pit bull mix Maverick.

Donnell Hansen

DVM, DAVDC
Board Certified in Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Dentistry & Oral Surgery

On The Job

Dr. Donnell Hansen frequently speaks on on dentistry and oral health topics for the veterinary community. She has a particular interest in cancer care and repair of traumatic injuries.

Education

  • Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
  • Residency, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Internship, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Bachelor of Arts, Luther College, Decorah, IA

Off Duty

Dr. Hansen enjoys spending time with her husband, also a veterinarian, her son and daughter, and a brigade of beloved pets.

Jennifer Holm

DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Critical Care

On The Job

Skilled in all aspects of critical care, Dr. Jennifer Holm particularly enjoys treating trauma cases.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Internship, Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital, Portland OR
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Animal Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul

Off Duty

Dr. Holm like reading, spending time with her family and walking her dog.

Andrew Jackson

DVM, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery

Surgery

On The Job

Dr. Andrew Jackson is active in the veterinary community, often speaking at veterinary conferences and meetings and having served on several committees for the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Michigan Veterinary Specialists, Southfield
  • Clerkship, Surgery/Emergency, Michigan Veterinary Specialists, Southfield
  • Internship, Sacramento Animal Medical Group, CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Atlantic Veterinary College of the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Colorado Bachelor of Arts, University of Denver

Off Duty

Dr. Jackson’s hobbies include skiing, music and reading. He enjoys spending time with his family and many pets.

Tony Jarchow

DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Tony Jarchow’s specific clinical interests include gastrointestinal, neurologic and endocrine diseases.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Northfield IL
  • Clinical Rotation, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of St Thomas, St. Paul MN

Off Duty

Dr. Jarchow enjoys running, playing and watching sports, live music and movies. His dogs are Mac, Cheese and Pickle, and his cat is Olive.

Alexandra Kalamaras

DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery

On The Job

Dr. Alexandra Kalamaras enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery, from fixing fractures to helping dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture to emergency gastrointestinal surgery. She takes pride in being able to help in overall patient comfort from a surgical aspect.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Master of Science, Comparative and Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Clinical Rotation, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of California, Davis

Off Duty

Dr. Kalamaras enjoys outdoor festivals, live music, boating, hiking, cycling, skiing and finding new places for brunch.

Kathryn Kaufman

DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery

On The Job

Because it allows for a significant improvement in visualization during the procedure and provides comfort for the animals, arthroscopy is one of Dr. Kathryn Kaufman’s favorite procedures, specifically knee arthroscopy. She also enjoys TPLO or extracapsular repair for cruciate disease, and elbow and shoulder arthroscopy. Other clinical interests include treating luxating patellas and fractures, and thoracic and cardiac surgeries, such as PDAs and lung lobe removals.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Internship, Surgical Research & Teaching, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Florida Veterinary Specialists, Tampa
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, South Dakota State University, Brookings

Off Duty

Dr. Kaufman volunteers at animal shelters performing spay and neuters and other needed surgeries. She loves antiques, and Starbucks is a soft spot for her, but her favorite things in life include family, friends, music and walking her dogs, pit bull-boxer mix Isabella and German shorthaired pointer Keela.

Kate Michaelis

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Kate Michaelis is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. Her particular clinical interests include trauma, wound management and soft tissue surgery.

Education

  • Clinical Rotation, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Off Duty

Dr. Michaelis enjoys hiking, live music and spending time with her husband and two dogs, husky Alyeska, and Labrador Bear.

Natalie Morgan

DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Cardiology

Cardiology

On The Job

Dr. Natalie Morgan especially enjoys treating and managing chronic heart failure in both dogs and cats, procedural interventions for congenital heart defects and working with and educating clients to help create the best possible outcomes.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Cardiology)
  • Residency, Small Animal Cardiology, Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Off Duty

Outside of work, Dr. Morgan enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their two dogs and two cats. She also likes playing ice hockey, cooking, dabbling in the creative arts and laughing with friends.

Alyssa Mourning

DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Alyssa Mourning enjoys all aspects of internal medicine.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Arts, Luther College

Off Duty

Dr. Mourning spends most of her time with family and friends including her husband, sons, five cats and a briard. Dr. Mourning’s other hobbies include reading, spending time outdoors, and watching professional Minnesota sports.

Jenifer Myers-Nodes

DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

On The Job

Before joining BluePearl, Dr. Jenifer Myers was a clinical instructor at the University of Minnesota, where she received the Clinical Teaching Award and prestigious Pfizer Distinguished Teaching Award.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Bachelor of Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing

Off Duty

Dr. Myers’ family includes a black lab named Dixon, a cat named Dante and a dressage horse named Twister.

Gretja Otten

DVM

Emergency Medicine

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, CO
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Mercer University, Macon, GA

Off Duty

Dr. Otten is an avid runner and has completed many full and half marathons. She also enjoys backpacking, downhill skiing, beach volleyball, water sports, and traveling the world.

Katherine Peterson

DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Katherine Peterson is particularly interested in toxicology, emergency stabilization and post-operative care.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Internship, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Internship, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, Animal Emergency Center, Glendale, WI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Off Duty

Dr. Peterson enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, along with their many pets, including a dog, cats and chickens.

Lisa Powell

DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Critical Care

On The Job

Dr. Lisa Powell came to BluePearl with 15 years of experience as an intensive care unit director and professor at the University of Minnesota. A consummate educator and prolific writer, she has held editorial positions with the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and Clinician’s Brief. She has worked with the St. Paul police and fire departments and in 2011 was awarded the Minnesota Public Safety Service Award of Merit for going above and beyond to help save the life of a police K-9 who was stabbed in a robbery attempt. Dr. Powell’s clinical interests include treatment of septic, critically ill patients and respiratory disease, especially conditions requiring mechanical ventilation. Some of her favorite cases to treat are trauma and toxicities because of the number of successful outcomes.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University, College Station

Off Duty

Dr. Powell’s favorite pastimes include exercising, biking, swimming, hiking and traveling, especially to a beach. Her furry family includes an orange tabby, a black kitty, a lab, a hound mix and a Pomeranian.

Lisa Reiter

DVM, DACVD

Dermatology

On The Job

Dr. Lisa Reiter finds treating and managing chronic otitis, utilizing video-otoscopy and deep ear lavage especially gratifying. She finds great satisfaction in diagnosing and managing environmental allergies, including performing allergy tests and formulating immunotherapy (allergy shots). Dr. Reiter is experienced in laser surgery, which she favors because it can remove a variety of skin and ear tumors, often without the need for full anesthesia.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
  • Residency, Comparative Veterinary Dermatology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Arts, College of Saint Benedict & Saint John’s University, St. Joseph, MN

Off Duty

Dr. Reiter enjoys having fun and adventures with her three-year-old twin boys and her husband. She also really enjoys gardening with native wildflowers and plants to attract pollinators.

Joseph Rogers

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Joseph Rogers is a resident in our surgical service. His interests include soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, wound management and oncology.

Education

  • Internship, Veterinary Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Eden Prairie, MN
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, North Hills PA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Alfred University, NY

Off Duty

Dr. Rogers enjoys competitive swimming, baking, cooking and he is a novice motorcyclist. He lives with his energetic husky mix, Lizzy.

Mallory Salcedo

DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Critical Care

On The Job

Dr. Mallory Salcedo is particularly interested in shock and resuscitation including microcirculatory monitoring, SIRS/sepsis, respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Specialty Hospital of San Diego, CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, California Polytechnic University, Pomona

Off Duty

Dr. Salcedo’s favorite pastimes include riding horses, spending time in the garden and yard, painting, and visiting family in California. Jezebel and Tonka are her two pugs, and Mushu is her Himalayan cat.

Lesley Szenay

DVM

Emergency Medicine

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Sean Teichner

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Sean Teichner has special interests in kidney, nasal and gastrointestinal disease in both dogs and cats, as well as abdominal ultrasonography and endoscopic procedures such as gastroduodenoscopy, cystoscopy and rhinoscopy.

Education

  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Southfield MI
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Michigan Veterinary Specialists, Southfield
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Minnesota, St. Paul

Off Duty

Dr. Teichner wrestles with his furry family at home, consisting of black lab Abby, chocolate lab mix Rogue, and an always mischievous cat, Lt. Fuzz. He loves playing racquetball, rock climbing, biking, skiing and cooking.

Natalie Wasiak

DVM

Emergency Medicine

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah

Samantha Wilson

MPH, DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Samantha Wilson’s special interests include critical care, internal medicine and cardiology. She is passionate about helping clients and their pets in their time of need. Dr. Wilson is Fear Free and RECOVER certified.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Master of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • Bachelor of Science, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, University of Delaware, Newark

Jeff Yu

DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal

Surgery

On The Job

Dr. Jeff Yu enjoys all aspects of small animal surgery. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Veterinary Orthopedic Society, and American Zoo and Aquarium Association.

Education

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons-Small Animal
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, VCA AllCare, Fountain Valley CA
  • Internship, Surgery, VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado, Loveland
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Off Duty

Dr. Yu enjoys spending time with his wife, sons, horses, dog, two cats and fish in his saltwater aquariums. He can frequently be found fishing, camping, hiking and white water rafting.