4545 Hodgson Road

Shoreview, MN


(651) 484-3331



Monday – Friday:
7:30am - 6:00pm

8:30am - 12:00pm

Sunday: Closed


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Meet Our Staff

The Minnesota Veterinary Hospital Staff is committed to providing convenient, competitively priced, top quality veterinary care. Our complete full-service small animal care facility has been providing excellence in veterinary surgery and medicine since 1968. The comfort and well being of our patients is always our top priority.

Tera Thompson, CVT

Tera is a 2005 graduate of Argosy University with an AAS degree in Veterinary Technology.

Areas of Interest:
Tera joined the MVH team in March 2009. She enjoys getting to know each pet individually and making sure they feel comfortable during their visits here. During her free time she likes to watch/attend Twins games, have cookouts with friends, and walking the trails around the area.

Charming cat, Viva.

Becky Wurst, CVT

BS degree in Biology from Northwestern University

Areas of Interest:
Enjoy learning new things, helping take care of all the pets, and getting to know all the pets and clients. Camping, bird watching, fishing, reading, and spending time with friends and family

3 Zebra Finches and 1 Lady Gouldian finch. 2 Cats Leia and Chi.

Kayla Ellefson, CVT

Degrees: Kayla graduated in 2011 from Rochester Community and Technical College with an AAS Degree in Veterinary Technology.

Areas of Interest: Kayla joined the MVH team in January 2017. After graduating college she moved to Mankato with her now husband Ryan, where she worked in the pig farming industry for about 2 years. After moving up here to the cities she went to work for a research facility in Coon Rapids, where she worked with more large animals including cows, sheep and more pigs. After working there she moved to a small animal clinic over in the Maplewood area until she ended up here. She enjoys helping people and animals whenever she can. Outside of work she enjoys owning her own business with her husband and making new friends. She also likes to spend time outdoors such as fishing and riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle when the weather is nice.

Pets: 2 cats, Summit a brown tabby and Cali a tortoiseshell.

Michelle Eisenberg, CVT

Graduated in 2008 from Minnesota School of Business in Plymouth, MN with an AAS in Veterinary Technology.

Areas of Interest:
Michelle joined MVH in April 2019. She came from a clinic in Henderson, NV and then Boston Scientific here in MN. She has a special interest in ultrasound and is planning to further her education in ultrasonography. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband. She also loves to bake delicious desserts, and reading.

Pets: 2 dogs- Hunnie Bunches her Papillon and Aalie her Rat Terrier mix, 2 ferrets- MongoJerrie and RumpleTeazer

Bailey Nichols, CVT

Degrees: Bailey graduated from the Minnesota School of Business with an Associate and Applied Science degree majoring in Veterinary Technology.

Areas of Interest: Bailey Joined MVH team in August 2020. She has a Jack Russell Terrier named Buttercup or BC for short. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, cooking, going to the gym and spending time with her family and friends.