Our Veterinarians

Alexia Berg
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Alexia Berg
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Anesthesia and pain management have always been of interest to Dr. Alexia Berg, as well as cases involving trauma, toxicities, sepsis, wounds and environmental conditions.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville
Dr. Berg enjoys rugby and soccer, traveling, camping, hiking, skiing, canoeing and biking. Ellie and Porkchop are her dogs, and Nibbler and Winnepeg are her cats.
Carly Campbell
DVM
Surgery
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.
  • 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
Dr. Campbell adores her cats, Leiah and Meeps, and together they watch ice hockey, each wearing a personalized Chicago Blackhawks jersey.
Alex Cermak
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Alex Cermak
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alex Cermak enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, particularly treating ear infections, wound management and draining abscesses.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
Fond of woodworking, Dr. Cermak also likes spending time with his wife, two children and two dogs. The family especially likes outdoor activities like canoeing and fishing.
Lauren Cunningham
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Lauren Cunningham
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Lauren Cunningham's professional interests include diseases of the kidney, specifically protein-losing kidney disease, and fungal disease.
  • 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
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)
Oncology
Megan Duffy
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
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
Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Emily Edstrom
DVM, DAVDC
Board Certified in Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
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
Surgery
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.
  • 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
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.
Margaret Gordon
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Margaret Gordon
VMD
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Margaret Gordon enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine. For a number of years, she owned a yoga studio, with twelve employees, while practicing as a veterinarian.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Macalester College, St. Paul MN
Dr. Gordon spends her free time with her family, including a dog and two cats. She also trains for marathons and hopes to run one on all seven continents.
Erin Griebie
DVM, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Erin Griebie
DVM, DACVR
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
Dr. Erin Griebie particularly enjoys CT angiography, a test that combines a CT scan with an injection of dye to produce pictures of blood vessels and tissues. Her research during her residency was focused on using this type of imaging, as well as ultrasound, to image characteristics of hepatic, or liver masses.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • Residency, Medical Imaging, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Fellowship, Diagnostic Imaging, Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, CO
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • Bachelor of Science, Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie
Dr. Griebie and her husband enjoy running, biking, skiing, fishing, sailing, camping and traveling. They have one son and two pets, yellow lab Cedar and cat Amos.
Donnell Hansen
DVM, DAVDC
Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Donnell Hansen
DVM, DAVDC
Board Certified in Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
Dr. Hansen enjoys spending time with her husband, also a veterinarian, her son and daughter, and a brigade of beloved pets.
Andrew Jackson
DVM, DACVS
Surgery
Andrew Jackson
DVM, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
Dr. Jackson’s hobbies include skiing, music and reading. He enjoys spending time with his family and many pets.
Tony Jarchow
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Tony Jarchow
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Tony Jarchow's specific clinical interests include gastrointestinal, neurologic and endocrine diseases.
  • 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
Dr. Jarchow enjoys running, playing and watching sports, live music and movies. His dogs are Mac, Cheese and Pickle, and his cat is Olive.
Kathryn Kaufman
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Kathryn Kaufman
DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
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.
Megan MacLellan
DVM, DACVR
Diagnostic Imaging
Megan MacLellan
DVM, DACVR
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology
Diagnostic Imaging
Servicing Locations
Of course, Dr. Megan MacLellan loves radiographs and ultrasounds, but her favorite diagnostic imaging studies include computed tomography (CT scan) of the abdomen and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology
  • Residency, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Canada
Dr. MacLellan competes in strength and conditioning competitions. Winston is her black-and-white terrier-pointer mix, and Charlie is her pitbull-boxer mix.
Mary McCormick
DVM, EMT
Emergency Medicine
Mary McCormick
DVM, EMT
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Alyssa Mourning
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Internal Medicine
Alyssa Mourning
DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Board Certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Alyssa Mourning enjoys all aspects of internal medicine.
  • 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
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
DVM
Internal Medicine
Jenifer Myers
DVM
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
Dr. Myers’ family includes a black lab named Dixon, a cat named Dante, and a dressage horse named Twister.
Kara Nelsen
DVM, MPH
Emergency Medicine
Kara Nelsen
DVM, MPH
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Kara Nelsen considers client education one of the most important aspects of her job, and as a graduate of the veterinary college at University of Minnesota, with its renown Urolith Center, she particularly enjoys educating clients on disorders of the urinary system.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Master of Public Health, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science
Dr. Nelsen volunteers her time with the nonprofit organization Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) in Minnesota. She has two cats, Yoshi and Princess Peach, and a hamster named Fluffy.
Preeya Patel
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Preeya Patel
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Preeya Patel's particular clinical interests include pain management, rehabilitation and geriatric medicine.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Critical Care, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Dr. Patel has a pitbull mix, Billie, and two cats, Edith Peaches and Bugsy Anne.
Brett Rabe
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Brett Rabe
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Brett Rabe left the world of computer engineering for veterinary medicine. He is particularly drawn to toxicology cases and imaging, especially using ultrasound to achieve a quick and accurate diagnosis. Similarly, he loves endoscopy and the opportunity to provide non-invasive solutions for some problems that classically required a surgical approach.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Bachelor of Arts, Theology, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul MN
Dr. Rabe volunteers with University of Minnesota veterinary students on Native American reservations in Minnesota. He enjoys backpacking, canoeing, camping and biking, and likes playing games with his wife and three kids. The family pets include Husky-Labrador mix Preston, two feline brothers, Herman and Sherman, garter snake Serena.
Mallory Salcedo
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Mallory Salcedo
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
Servicing Locations
Dr. Mallory Salcedo is particularly interested in shock and resuscitation including microcirculatory monitoring, SIRS/sepsis, respiratory failure and mechanical ventilation.
  • 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
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.
Kalina Spiczka
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kalina Spiczka
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Skilled in all aspects of emergency medicine, Dr. Kalina Spiczka particularly enjoys critical cases and soft tissue surgery.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Dr. Spiczka and her husband have a daughter. The family has three dogs, three cats and many horses who they enjoy raising, training and showing. They also like hiking and spending time at the lake.
Sean Teichner
DVM
Internal Medicine
Sean Teichner
DVM
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
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.
Jeff Yu
DVM, DACVS-SA
Surgery
Jeff Yu
DVM, DACVS-SA
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery-Small Animal
Surgery
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
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.

Technicians (VTS)

Jessica Johnston
CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Jessica Johnston
CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Dentistry)
Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Servicing Locations
Jessica’s has a passion for keeping patients healthy and happy one clean, pain-free mouth at a time. She particularly enjoys tooth extractions and endodontic procedures. Jessica provides continuing education and has been published in the NAVTA journal. She loves to spend time in the outdoors with her two dogs, Darla and Lady.