Our vets.

Kevin Bitu

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Kevin Bitu enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, St. Mary’s College, Winona, MN
Off duty

Dr. Bitu has a Manx cat named Linus.

Courtney Bounds

DVM, MS
On the job

Dr. Courtney Bounds is a resident in our surgery service. Her 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 Pet Hospital, Southfield, MI
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Southfield, MI
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Pet Hospital, Southfield, MI
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, 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.

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.

Kimberly Gale

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Kimberly Gale truly loves emergency medicine because of the variety of cases she sees.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
Off duty

Dr. Gale’s favorite pastimes include hiking, traveling, gardening, reading, horseback riding, skiing and cooking. Noodle is her border collie mix, and Fishstick is her terrier mix.

Erin Griebie

DVM, DACVR
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology

Diagnostic Imaging
On the job

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.

Education
  • 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
Off duty

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.

Sonya Hansen

DVM, MS, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Critical Care
On the job

Dr. Sonya Hansen has a strong interest in educating others through hands-on teaching and lectures. She particularly enjoys treating trauma, acute kidney injuries and endocrine emergencies, as well as tailoring fluid therapy for her patients’ individual needs.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency & Critical Care, Auburn University, AL
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, Auburn University, AL
  • Internship, Emergency & Critical Care, Auburn University, AL
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Michigan State University, East Lansing
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, Grinnell College, IA
Off duty

Outside of work, Dr. Hansen enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, two dogs and two cats. She also likes exercising, traveling and trying new breweries and restaurants.

Publications & Articles

Jennifer Heesen-Wilkison

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Jennifer Heesen-Wilkison enjoys the fast-paced environment of the ER department and finds fulfillment in helping clients during their greatest time of need.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science, Saint Cloud State University, MN
Off duty

Dr. Heesen-Wilkison and her husband enjoy camping and canoeing the Boundary Waters, rock climbing in Blue Mound and snow shoeing north of Duluth. They also love to travel out of state to enjoy outdoor activities in places such as Oregon, Alaska, Wyoming and South Dakota.

Susan Hollman

DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology

Neurology
Neurosurgery
On the job

Skilled in all aspects of neurology and neurosurgery, Dr. Susan Hollman has a comprehensive list of clinical interests. She particularly enjoys treating inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system and intracranial neoplasia, as well as interpreting MRI and CT neuroimaging. Her surgical interests include hemilaminectomies, ventral slots and advanced surgical procedures such as spinal and brain tumor removal.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Neurology, Veterinary Neurological Center, Las Vegas, NV
  • Internship, Neurology, Center for Veterinary Specialty Care, Carrollton, TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Specialists of South Florida, Cooper City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Off duty

Married with two sons, Dr. Hollman’s favorite pastimes include reading, swimming, playing classical piano and gardening. The family has three cats and a terrier mix.

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.

Jessica Horton

DVM

Emergency Medicine
Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

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, Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Colorado, Denver
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Denver, CO
Off duty

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

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.

Elizabeth Lunde

DVM

Emergency Medicine
Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Austin Luskin

VMD, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Critical Care
On the job

Dr. Austin Luskin’s clinical interests include managing sepsis, trauma and respiratory emergencies.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
  • Residency, Small Animal Emergency & Critical Care, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

Megan MacLellan

DVM, DACVR
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiology

Diagnostic Imaging
On the job

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.

Education
  • 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
Off duty

Dr. MacLellan competes in strength and conditioning competitions. Winston is her black-and-white terrier-pointer mix, and Charlie is her pitbull-boxer mix.

Colette Manley

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Colette Manley is part of our emergency medicine training program for clinicians. She is particularly interested in treating respiratory and cardiovascular emergencies.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames
Off duty

Dr. Manley lives with her husband and their cat. She enjoys reading and puzzles.

Allison Mazepa

DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine
On the job

Dr. Allison Mazepa enjoys working through complex diseases involving multiple organ systems. Her specific areas of interest include gastrointestinal/liver disease as well as hematologic disorders and immune-mediated diseases. She considers minimally invasive procedures, such as endoscopy, not only exciting to perform because they are less stressful to the pet, but also excellent sources of diagnostic information for the owners.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Off duty

Dr. Mazepa is content spending time at home with her husband and three children. She also likes to run and watch the Twins play baseball. The family has a greyhound named Forrest and three cats, Ginger, Milo and Linus.

Grace Meyer

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Grace Meyer’s particular clinical interests include cardiovascular disorders, metabolic/endocrine emergencies and trauma.

Education
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, Denver, CO
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota, Morris
Off duty

Dr. Meyer enjoys running, riding/showing American saddlebred horses and cross-country skiing. Her family includes her husband, son, golden retriever Aspen, ragdoll cats Beaker and Bunsen, American saddlebred horse Buzz, and two guinea pigs.

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.

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.

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 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.

Kristin Snyder

PhD, DVM
On the job

Dr. Kristin Snyder is a small animal medicine & surgery intern. Her clinical interests include oncology, cardiology and emergency.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Minneapolis
Off duty

Dr. Snyder enjoys reading, being outdoors (gardening, running, kayaking, camping) and grilling, cooking and baking. She has four male tabby cats named Dragon, Peanut, Squish and Sebastian.

Publications and articles

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 Pet Hospital, 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.

Nicole Trumble

DVM, DACVO
Board Certified in Veterinary Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology
On the job

Prior to joining BluePearl, Dr. Nicole Scotty Trumble was an assistant professor of comparative ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota. She has authored numerous scientific articles and presentations in the field of veterinary ophthalmology.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Residency, Comparative Ophthalmology, Florida Veterinary Specialists, Tampa and the University of Florida, Gainesville Ophthalmology Research
  • Fellowship, University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville
  • Internship, University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Florida, Gainesville
Off duty

Outside of work Dr. Trumble enjoys family time with her husband, two sons and a cat. Some of her favorite hobbies include cooking, finding great restaurants and great children’s books, biking, cross-country skiing, and music.

Daniel Wingert

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Dr. Daniel Wingert enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine.

Christina Wolf

DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Neurology

Neurology
Neurosurgery
On the job

Dr. Christina Wolf’s professional interests are wide-ranging and include epilepsy management and spinal surgeries such as hemilaminectomies, ventral slots and spinal tumor resection.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology)
  • Residency, Veterinary Neurology & Neurosurgery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Off duty

Dr. Wolf, her husband, and their two sons enjoy hiking, camping and skiing. Sadly, she is now officially the worst skier in the family, her skills overtaken by her seven-year-old last winter. She mostly works and parents, but also enjoys cycling, running, reading and curling up with her dog, Artemis.

Rick Yantes

DVM

Emergency Medicine
On the job

Experienced in all aspects of emergency medicine, Dr. Rick Yantes particularly enjoys endoscopic procedures.

Education
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science, St. Cloud State University, MN
Off duty

Dr. Yantes enjoys paddle boarding. He has two turtles and two cats.

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.