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W–F: 7:30 am – 6 pm
Sat: 9 am – 1 pm
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Meet Our Staff
Minnehaha Animal Hospital has served our South Minneapolis neighborhood for over 25 years. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients.
Dr. Joyce Tesarek, Veterinarian, Practice Owner
When not attending to her 4 cats, Dr. Joyce spends her time overseeing operations at both Minnehaha Animal Hospital and partner clinic, Pet Doctors. Although the owner and Hospital Director, she still consults on cases at both facilities.
Those that know Dr. Joyce will attest that she is a bundle of energy. One of her greatest passions (other than animals!) is celebrating her roots by participating in local and international Czech activities. She is also an active community and church volunteer, and in her profession. She likes to spend any other free time studying the Enneagram, traveling, gardening and hanging out with family and friends. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Norm and cats, Panda, Radar, Kitty and Margo.
Dr. Bobbi Soule, Veterinarian, Medical Director
At home, she has a yellow lab named Miles and three cats, Koa, Madeline and James. In her free time she enjoys listening to, and playing, music.
Dr. Tonia Stephani, Veterinarian
In her free time, Dr. Tonia enjoys reading, gardening, working on home improvement projects, and spending time with her family. Her faithful companions are her dog Squirrel, box turtle Ira and Fuego the cat.
Dr. Rachel Meloy, Veterinarian, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
Dr. Erin Dush, Veterinarian
Dr. Cat Cross, DVM, ABVP, Veterinarian
Dr. Cat Cross received her DVM degree from Texas A&M University in 1986. She completed a post-doctoral internship at the University of Illinois with areas of concentration in internal medicine and oncology. In 1996, Dr. Cross became Board Certified in Canine and Feline practice with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. At that time, she was one of only 330 veterinarians in the country with that distinction.
Dr. Cross owned a small animal hospital for twenty years in Fort Collins Colorado before moving to Minneapolis. In addition to leading the veterinary team at the hospital, Dr. Cross has served as one of twelve selected members of the General Practitioner Advisory Board for Eli Lilly as well as a Key Opinion Leader for Novartis. Dr. Cross is a past board member of the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners and the Larimer Humane Society. Her most memorable veterinary experiences all involve families and children enthusiastically welcoming a "four-footed angel" into their lives and she looks forward to meeting yours!
Dr. Kevin Thorsgaard, Veterinarian
He enjoys most outdoor activities and travel, especially with his wife of 25 years, their two children, and Shelties Chip and Diego.