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.

Amy
Certified Vet Tech

Amy has been a vet tech since 2010. She is from Wisconsin, but now calls Mankato home. She has a black German Shepherd, an old man Boston Terrier, and a grey cat. Currently she is finishing her B.S. degree at MSU-Mankato. In her free time she likes to go hiking, spending time with her boyfriend, doing home projects, fishing and quilting.

Claire
Vet Assistant

Claire grew up on a hobby farm by Blue Earth and she graduated from Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial in 2017. She currently lives in Good Thunder with her boyfriend and her two naughty cats. In her spare time, she likes hiking and dancing.

Congratulations Claire! Claire is now a Certified Veterinary Laser Therapist. Claire will be using the laser to treat pain, inflammation and infection. Call to schedule your pets’ physical exam to determine if the laser is right for them.

Heidi
Receptionist

Heidi grew up in Janesville, MN where she attended elementary school at Trinity Lutheran and high school at JWP. She went on to marry Aaron, her high school sweetheart. They live in Lake Crystal with their 2 kids ages 11 and 16 and their Himalayan cat Boots. Heidi enjoys spending time with her family playing board games. She is currently going back to school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician because of her love of animals.

Nala
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.