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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. 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. Tom Schuld, Veterinarian
In 2013, Dr. Schuld traveled to Ecuador on a volunteer spay/neuter project with WorldVets. It was there that he met a little street dog who cuddled up beside him and quickly won his heart. That little dog, now named Chula, resides with Tom, his wife Sandra, a very sassy calico cat named Annabelle and an orange tabby named Cecil the Lionhearted who has become Tom's shadow.
When not at the hospital, Tom enjoys spending time with Sandra, with his daughter and, when they are back home, his two college-aged sons. He also enjoys doing volunteer work, home renovation, cooking, baking, biking, fishing or basically any outdoor activity.
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. 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.
Dr.Nikko Grossapoulos, Veterinarian
Before returning to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine, he was a small business owner for nearly a decade in his hometown of Chicago. Managing a successful business brought him valuable skills in client communication and how to manage a successful team.
Outside of veterinary medicine, he enjoys spending time with his husband and two daughters ages 8 and 5. Whenever they can, they take retreat to their cottage along the Mississippi River, just over the Minnesota border in the driftless region. There he enjoys fishing, gardening and spending quality family time where cell phones get no reception. He has been thrilled to finally become a practicing veterinarian after many years of hard work. Although returning to school was challenging with a growing family, he says that, “Veterinary medicine is an exciting field to be a part of and it has been truly rewarding to model to my children how you can be in love with your education and profession.”