Partner Resources

Emergency Services

*Emergency Care* – Emergency care is offered at both our Cokato and Waverly locations during normal business hours. For after hours emergency care we encourage our clients to take their pets to one of the emergency care facilities listed below.

Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota – The emergency medicine service is staffed by experienced emergency doctors 24/7/365. The emergency service was established 35 years ago and is the cornerstone of the hospital in our service to the pet-owning community.

Two outstanding Board-Certified Criticalists, Dr. Conni Wehausen, DACVECC and Dr. Justine Lee, DACVECC, DABT, staff the Critical Care department. Dr. Wehausen established and has led the department since 2009. Dr. Lee is a popular speaker, author, and former Associate Director of Veterinary Services at Pet Poison Helpline.

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BluePearl Referral + Emergency Pet Hospital – We are here for you and your pet when your vet is closed! BluePearl always has experienced veterinarians and technical staff on duty during all of our hours of operation. Our clinics are located in Arden Hills, Blaine, Duluth, Eden Prairie, Golden Valley, Rochester and St. Could, MN. Each clinic is individually accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association and equipped to treat and monitor a range of injuries and illnesses from simple to severe. We feature state of the art diagnostic equipment, a complete in-hospital laboratory and pharmacy, a fully functional surgery suite, an intensive care unit, endoscopy, ultrasound and digital radiology.

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University of Minnesota Animal Trauma Center – The Animal Trauma Center at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) is open for emergency care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Staffed by a highly qualified veterinary team with experience in every type of medical emergency, the VMC has the experience and state-of-the-art equipment to provide the best emergency and critical care services available anywhere.

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Advanced Surgical Services

Minnesota Mobile Veterinary Surgery – The Associated Veterinary Clinic is pleased to offer our clients and their pets advanced surgical care at our Cokato and Waverly clinics through partnership with Minnesota Mobile Veterinary Surgery (MMVS).

MMVS Surgeon Brian Rose – Brian Rose, DVM, DACVS graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. Prior to obtaining his DVM, he received a degree in biology from St. John’s University (MN). He completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. Dr. Rose then undertook a residency in veterinary orthopedic, soft tissue and neurologic surgery at the University of Minnesota, in conjunction with masters work in fracture biomechanics. He has authored publications for Veterinary Surgery and the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Rose became board certified through the American College of Veterinary Surgery (Small Animal) in 2010. Prior to joining Minnesota Mobile Veterinary Surgery, he was the head of surgery at a 22-doctor referral practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His professional interests include elective orthopedics and fracture repair, minimally invasive, oncologic, and reconstructive surgery. On a personal note, Dr. Rose, his wife (Michelle Rose, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)), and children love skiing, traveling, hiking, college football, and Wild hockey games.
MMVS Surgeon Nate Rose – Nate Rose, DVM, DACVS grew up in Plymouth, MN and attended St. John’s University (MN) receiving a BA in biochemistry in 2003. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, College Of Veterinary Medicine in 2007, he completed his internship training at Tufts University (Massachusetts) in 2008. He came back to the University of Minnesota to complete residency training in small animal surgery, and authored several publications in liver and gall bladder surgery, bone healing, and biomechanics of surgical implants. Dr. Rose became board certified through the American College of Veterinary Surgery (Small Animal) in 2012. He founded Minnesota Mobile Veterinary Surgery in 2011 and partnered with his brother (Brian Rose, DVM, DACVS) in 2013. Dr. Rose’s professional interests also include canine sports medicine, arthroscopy, neurological surgery, and minimally invasive procedures. He and his wife (Tarin Rose, DVM) love spending time with family, including their rescue dog, Pixie, and their big gray cat, Tommee. They enjoy camping, hiking, and visiting Tarin’s family farm in South Dakota, where pheasant hunting is more than just a hobby.

Dermatology Services

McKeever Dermatology – Patrick J. McKeever founded the Veterinary Dermatology Service at the University of MN in 1971. He served as head professor there for 27 years and taught hundreds of veterinary students. In 1994 Dr. McKeever started McKeever Dermatology Clinics.

McKeever Dermatology Clinics has grown since its inception in 1994. The clinic now includes multiple dermatologists, specially trained technicians, teaching programs, and several locations. We have advanced diagnostic and treatment capabilities including: video otoscopy, CO2 laser, allergy testing and wound healing. McKeever Dermatology Clinics has helped more than 22,000 dogs and cats with skin and ear conditions.

Our dermatologists continue to be on the cutting edge of dermatology. They have co-authored multiple textbooks and directed clinical research projects. They are sought after to speak at continuing education seminars.
Our entire staff is dedicated to finding the underlying cause of your pet’s skin or ear problem. We offer choices geared towards maximizing your pet’s comfort and minimizing side effects.

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Dr. Travis Saveraid – Board Certified Radiologist – Diplomate ACVR
Clinical radiologist at University of Zurich, Switzerland – 2009
Founded VetRadiologist, LLC, 2006.
National and International clients.
Clinical radiologist at University of Minnesota – 2005-2008
Radiology residency at Washington State University – 2002-2005
Associate veterinarian, small animal practice, Maine – 2000-2002
Iowa State University, DVM 2000

Pet Health Library

Veterinary Partner – Do you have questions about animal health, medications, therapies, surgery, behavior, or safety? Did your veterinarian suggest you visit this site to learn more about a health issue concerning your pet? is here to support your veterinarian and you in the care of your companion animals by providing reliable, up-to-date animal health information from the veterinarians and experts of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), the world’s first and largest online veterinary database.

Dental Health

Veterinary Oral Health Council – VOHC exists to recognize products that meet pre-set standards of plaque and calculus (tartar) retardation in dogs and cats. Products are awarded the VOHC Seal of Acceptance following review of data from trials conducted according to VOHC protocols. The VOHC does not test products itself.

The VOHC Seal is displayed on products that have been awarded the Seal.

Regular use of products with the VOHC Seal will reduce the severity of periodontal disease in pets.

Referral Hospitals

Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota – The Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota (AERC) was established over 30 years ago by a group of veterinarians who wanted to provide their clients with quality veterinary care during non-business hours.

We started out with one clinic, one veterinarian, and one technician! Over the years, our hospitals have grown, and we highly value the relationships we’ve built with local veterinarians, pets and owners in the many communities we serve. Today, we employ a wide variety of doctors and health care team members – all specially trained in emergency and critical care–in addition to a growing referral practice for when your pet just isn’t feeling like himself.

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BluePearl Veterinary Partners of Minnesota – Welcome to BluePearl in the Twin Cities with locations in Eden Prairie and Blaine. We settled in the land of 10,000 lakes to care for the growing pet community here. Founded by a family of veterinarians, BluePearl is a leader in referral medicine.

With expertise drawn from years of advanced training, BluePearl’s veterinarians tackle some of the toughest medical and surgical conditions. Our veterinarians use innovative procedures, combined with traditional, proven methods, high-tech equipment and the latest medicines and therapies to diagnose and treat your pet’s condition.

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University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center – The Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) has served the community for more than a century. It is the most advanced, full-service referral care center for large and small animals in Minnesota. The VMC sees more than 35,000 cases annually, with specialists available in all areas of medicine and surgery. More than 50 of the veterinarians on staff have undergone several years of additional training to become board-certified specialists in a particular area of veterinary medicine.

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Pet Resources

AKC Reunite – AKC Reunite, formerly AKC Companion Animal Recovery (AKC CAR), founded in 1995, is North America’s largest not for profit pet ID and recovery service. We are committed to Pet Identification, specifically ensuring pets have 2 forms of ID, a tag and a microchip (or tattoo), to aid in their quick identification and return home should they get lost.
Association of American Feed Control Officials (AFFCO) – The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is a voluntary membership association of local, state and federal agencies charged by law to regulate the sale and distribution of animal feeds and animal drug remedies.

Although AAFCO has no regulatory authority, the Association provides a forum for the membership and industry representation to achieve three main goals:

Safeguarding the health of animals and humans
Ensure consumer protection
Providing a level playing field of orderly commerce for the animal feed industry.

These goals are achieved by developing and implementing uniform and equitable laws, regulations, standards, definitions and enforcement policies for regulating the manufacture, labeling, distribution and sale of animal feeds – resulting in safe, effective and useful feeds by promoting uniformity amongst member agencies.

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health – Boehringer Ingelheim cares about the health of animals. Therefore more than 3000 employees worldwide work every day on the development of innovative and better vaccines, medicines and nutraceuticals to keep our animal patients healthy.

Helpful Links:
Your Dog’s Heart
Lyme Info
Lepto Info

Companion Animal Parasite Council – CAPC, an independent council established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people, brings together broad expertise in parasitology, internal medicine, public health, veterinary law, private practice and association leadership. Initially convened in 2002, CAPC was formed with the express purpose of changing the way veterinary professionals and pet owners approach parasite management, via best practices that better protect pets from parasitic infections while reducing the risk of zoonotic parasite transmission.
DogsandTicks.Com – Ticks and the diseases they transmit are found in all 50 U.S. states.
Do you know which are in your area?

Throughout the United States and Canada, there are a number of ticks that carry a number of serious diseases. And some ticks are known to carry more than one of these diseases, which can lead to multiple infections, or coinfection, that can complicate treatment and lead to greater health risks. Also, risk of exposure to vector-borne disease has increased as more and more people and pets move into areas that were previously wild and perfect tick habitats.

Get to know the ticks and diseases in your community.

FDA Pet Food Recalls – Ensuring the food your pet is eating is safe is an important part of being a responsible pet owner. Finding information about recalled pet foods can sometimes be a somewhat difficult task, fortunately the FDA has a webpage that lists all pet foods that are currently being recalled.
Pet Health Network – What is Pet Health Network?
• Information that will help you keep your dogs and cats as healthy as possible.
• A resource to help you really understand the full range of care available to your pet.
• A community where people who love their pets as much as you do go to share ideas, stories, pictures, and a lot more.
• A source you can trust, in one place, developed by people who have helped shape veterinary care.
Pet Poison Helpline – Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean for pet owners and veterinary professionals who require assistance with treating a potentially poisoned pet. We have the ability to help every poisoned pet, with all types of poisonings, 24 hours a day. Our knowledge and expertise of pet poisons will put your mind at ease when dealing with a potential emergency.

Helpful Links:
No Lilies for Kitties

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” While there are SPCAs and humane societies all over the country, the ASPCA is not directly affiliated with them. However, the ASPCA works nationally to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with many shelters across the country.
WrightCountyDogs.Com – was created as a resource for dog and pet owners in Wright County Minnesota looking for products and services for their dogs and pets.

Financial Resources

CareCredit – When your pet suffers, so do you. That’s where a CareCredit healthcare credit card comes in.

CareCredit is designed to specifically cover health, beauty and wellness needs including veterinary costs. That means that CareCredit can cover the health care of every family member – even the furry ones.

You can use CareCredit over and over* either for follow-up visits with your veterinarian or to pursue the pet dentistry you’ve wanted. Whether it’s an everyday checkup or an emergency surgery, we offer you special financing options, so you can worry about the important stuff. You know, like playing fetch and learning new tricks.

Apply for CareCredit today – your family is counting on you.

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