4809 Chicago Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55417

Office: (612) 825-4427

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Award-Winning Veterinary Clinic Right in Your Neighborhood


M & Tu: 7:30 am – 8 pm
W–F: 7:30 am – 6 pm
Sat: 9 am – 1 pm

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Our Downtown Clinic

Convenient location, ample parking, and the same great doctors. Please come visit us!

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.

Patti , CVT, CVPM Practice Manager

Patti has been in the veterinary profession for over 40 years in a variety of positions and in 2016 was awarded the MN Veterinary Practice Manager of the Year. She received her CVT in 1987 and has worked as a veterinary technician, lead CVT, office manager and practice manager. In 2019 Patti achieved her CVPM certification. Patti finds great satisfaction in this industry and has spoken to veterinary and technician groups often over the years encouraging them to choose this career. In 1996 Patti rescued her first parrot, Higgins, and that ignited a passion in her that she (and her family!) never anticipated. Her work with parrots took her to Colorado for a period of time but family brought her back to Minnesota in 2012. She is delighted to use her management skills working with the awesome teams at Minnehaha Animal Hospital and Pet Doctors.

Patti continues to volunteer in the parrot community and the veterinary community and has created and facilitated several educational conferences, workshops and seminars – in MN and around the country. She has been a featured speaker on parrot related topics over the years and loves to continue learning (and teaching) how to provide the best care for our companion birds. Patti is also active in marriage ministry with her husband, on several Board of Directors for organizations and is learning to be a gardener in her “spare time”. Additionally she loves to travel and spend time with her married daughter, friends and family. She currently shares her home with a flock of 6 parrots, 3 cats and one [very tolerant] husband.

Dr. Joyce Tesarek, Owner

See Dr. Tesarek's biography under Veterinarians.

Dr. Bobbi Soule, Medical Director

Bobbi , Lead Technician/Medical Coordinator