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.
Jeff Jensen, Hospital Administrator
Undergraduate degree in Communications with a business concentration from Augsburg College in 1998, and a certificate in Veterinary Practice Administration from the Veterinary Management Institute from Purdue University in 2000.
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Jeff grew up in Shoreview and began learning about veterinary management early in his childhood from his father, Dr. Douglas Jensen, who is the founder of Minnesota Veterinary Hospital. He has always been very interested in business and was extremely excited when he was hired in 1998 as the office manager. The dedication that he has showed to the hospital made him grow into the hospital administrator role where he is continuing his father’s legacy through management of the entire hospital. His background includes an undergraduate degree in Communications with a business concentration from Augsburg College in 1998, and a certificate in Veterinary Practice Administration from the Veterinary Management Institute from Purdue University in 2000. Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife, Keri, and his 3 kids, Ellie, Alexis, and Luci; 1 rescued Chocolate Labrador Retriever “Murphy” and 1 Burmese Mountain Dog “Marvin”. When he is not busy with his family, he enjoys riding his Quarter horse, Two Eyed Dandy Man. Jeff is very proud and honored to have been a part of his father’s practice for over 21 years. He is committed to providing the clientele with excellence in customer service and a trusting business relationship. He enjoys seeing and hearing about the experiences from the loyal clientele who continue to show their support and appreciation for how knowledgeable and caring the team of MVH is, which makes his job all the more worthwhile.
1 rescued Chocolate Labrador Retriever “Murphy” and 1 Burmese Mountain Dog “Marvin”
1 American Quarter Horse “Two Eyed Dandy Man”
Kelly Meyers, Animal Care Supervisor/Client Service Coordinator
She is a 2009 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelors degree in Field Biology.
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Kelly joined the MVH team in August of 2011. She loves discussing training and behavior with our clients. Kelly grew up playing sports and played soccer throughout high school at Mounds view and college ball at UW River Falls. Today, she enjoys spending time on her homestead with her husband, dogs, cats and goats! Kelly also enjoys hunting, camping and fishing with her family.
Dogs: Mishka the Carolina Dog, Kaja the Black Labrador and Lyra the Cattledog/Shep Mix
Cats: G and Tytus the mousers
Goats: Arnold and Sylvester (yes named after Arnold Schwarznegger and Sylvester Stallone!)
Anna Hersperger, Receptionist
Areas of Interest: Anna joined to MVH team in April 2019 after working at a vet clinic in St. Paul for 7 years. She loves working and interacting with animals and people. She lives in Woodbury with her husband and 2 fur children, Franklin and Crosby. Outside of work she enjoys reading mystery novels, watching football, traveling, camping, shamelessly watching reality TV and hanging out with friends/family.
Pets: Anna enjoys going to the dog park and cuddling with her two dogs, Franklin and Crosby. Franklin is a crazy yellow lab and Crosby is a Norwegian Elkhound.
Emily Thompson, Animal Care Supervisor/Receptionist
Areas of Interest: Emily joined the MVH team in July 2020. She has worked with animals her whole life and is familiar with domesticated and exotic species. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, tennis, painting, and spending time with her family and friends.
Cynthia Kocina, Receptionist
Pets: Cooper the vermin hunting dachshund