Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the team of North Mankato Animal Hospital in North Mankato! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Our staff is committed to providing the best service to you and the best care for your pets. This commitment can be seen in every aspect of our hospital from the friendly and knowledgeable reception staff to the high quality nursing staff. The kennel staff is comprised of individuals who enjoy making your pet’s stay in the hospital comfortable and relaxing.

Please call us at 507-720-6700 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Nelson
Owner/ Doctor

Dr. Nelson grew up in Gaylord, MN and is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and the University of Minnesota. She has 20 years experience as a small animal veterinarian and enjoys caring for all pets, especially both cats and dogs. In college, she got her first Maine Coon cat, who she taught to walk on a leash so he could accompany her to classes and trips to the library. Dr. Nelson and her family now enjoy both cat and dog companion pets. In her free time she enjoys gardening, cooking, fishing, and participating in outdoor activities with her family.

Certified Verterinary Technician

Kelsey is from and still resides in Nicollet, Minnesota. She attended Minnesota School of Business and graduated from the Veterinary Technology program with an A.A.S. degree in 2012. She has now been working as a Certified Veterinary Technician for over 4 years (3 of which have been here at NMAH). She shares her home with 1 dog named Hallie, two cats, Bandit and Smokey and a betta fish named Pauly Shore. She has one sister, many aunts, uncles and cousins that she loves to spend time with. She also enjoys movies, going for walks with Hallie, biking, anything requiring drawing or painting and of course, dogs and cats!


Brittany grew up in St. James, MN and went to high school at Minnesota Valley Lutheran in New Ulm. After graduation in 2012 she moved here to Mankato and started school at South Central College. She recently got married to her husband, Jake. They have two dogs of their own, Mia (Husky) and Jayde (German Shepherd) whom are a big part of her life. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outdoors. She loves interacting with all of our patients and clients.

Clinic Cat

Nala was adopted from BENCHS in November of 2016. She is about a 1.5 years old and she has made a great addition to the team. She loves to run and greet anyone that walks through the door and also loves to lay on the front desk and get love and attention.