Dr. Nelsen

Owner, Medical Director

Emergency medicine has always been a passion of Dr. Nelsen’s, starting even before Veterinary School. In the past 20 years, she has enjoyed creating and maintaining relationships with specialists, emergency clinicians, and the referring community.

Sarah Thor

Practice Manager - Minneapolis

Sarah is a seasoned certified veterinary technician with over a decade of experience in the field. Since obtaining her certification in 2009, she has been deeply committed to the care and well-being of animals, with a high focus on surgery and exotic species.

Gianna Wunderlich

Clinical Manager - Brooklyn Park

Gianna came into Veterinary Medicine 15 years ago when got out of the Marine Corps. Looking for her next career, Veterinary Medicine seemed like a very good fit and something she was always interested in.

Olivia Larson

Practice Manager - Eau Claire

Olivia is a Certified Veterinary Technician who has been in the field over 5 years. After a short period of time in general practice she found her true passion in emergency medicine and leadership.

Diana Schaapveld

Hospital Manager – Brooklyn Park

Diana started in veterinary medicine over 20 years ago, and has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2003. As with most veterinary professionals, her love for animals started early. She grew up small hobby farm and it became her mission to find, tame, and care for each litter of kittens.

Brian Kleist

People and Operations Director

Experienced Human Resources Manager with a demonstrated history of working with leadership to build strong, skilled, productive teams. Skilled in Career Development, Team Building, and Management.

Jessica Towley

Hospital Director

Jessica has been a CVT for the past 20+ years and has helped manage ER and ER/Specialty clinics for the past 17 years. She also has advanced certification as a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care: VTS (ECC).