Our Veterinarians

Dr. Alex Cermak is an emergency medicine veterinarian.
Alex Cermak
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Alex Cermak
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.
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Tom DeBleeckere
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Tom DeBleeckere
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Cases Dr. Tom DeBleeckere finds particularly rewarding to treat include trauma, toxicities, gastric dilatation volvulus and difficult births.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Dr. DeBleeckere has three domestic shorthair cats, Liza and Lou, who are sisters, and Roxy.
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Brenda Harder
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Brenda Harder
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Brenda Harder enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine, but finds treating toxicity cases particularly gratifying.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Iowa State University, Ames
Dr. Harder lives on a hobby farm where she raises chickens, turkeys, beef cows, two Tennessee walking horses, two dogs, two cats and some fish. She enjoys cooking, working out and riding on a Harley Davidson.
Dr. Kate Michaelis is a veterinarian in our emergency medicine training program for clinicians.
Kate Michaelis
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kate Michaelis
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
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.
  • 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
Dr. Michaelis enjoys hiking, live music and spending time with her husband and two dogs, husky Alyeska, and Labrador Bear.