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Park Grove Pet Hospital Park Grove Pet Hospital
7663 79th St South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016 (651) 459-9663 pgph@parkgrovepethospital.com

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sunday: Closed

Dr. Dan Cederstrom

Dr. Dan Cederstrom

Started:

Joined Park Grove in 1992

Family:

Wife Sue, Daughters: Kendall, Taryn and Hannah, Son: Ben, Gertie their dog and Holly their cat

Interests:

Enjoys spending time with my family, playing golf, hockey, and spending time outdoors

Education:

BS and DVM from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Internship from Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at Oklahoma State University. Certificate form the Minnesota Veterinary Institute for completing the Dental Course in November of 2014

Dr. Sonja Wiersma

Dr. Sonja Wiersma

Started:

Joined Park Grove in 2011

Family:

Husband Brent, Duncan, Chyna and Booth their dogs, Jaden, Mama and Munchkin their cats

Interests:

Veterinary: Animal Behavior, Feline Medicine, Dentistry and Surgery. Hobbies: Gardening, Camping and Reading

Education:

Park High School in 2001, University of Wisconsin-River Falls with Bachelor of Science in 2005, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine earned a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2011

Dr. John Sturtz

Dr. John Sturtz

Started:

Joined Park Grove in 2006.

Family:

Wife, Cynthia, Tally and Tiya their dogs, and  Ori and Rat their cats

Interests:

Vocal Jazz, Musical Theatre, Golf, Hiking

Education:

Carleton College, BA Mathematics in 1985. University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine- Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, 2006

Dr. Kate Farmer

Dr. Kate Farmer

Started:

Joined Park Grove in 2014

Family:

Cricket her dog and Meow her cat

Interests:

Veterinary: Feline Medicine, Hobbies: Home improvement projects, cooking and baking, gardening and playing the piano

Education:

B.A. University of Chicago, 2007. University of Minneosta College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, 2014

Melanie Knipe, Receptionist and Practice Manager

Melanie Knipe, Receptionist and Practice Manager

Started:

Joined Park Grove in 1998

Family:

Husband Doug, daughter Grace, Liberty their cat and Fred their fish

Interests:

Traveling, camping, spending time with family and friends

Jess Klein, CVT- Inventory Manager, Accounting

Jess Klein, CVT- Inventory Manager, Accounting

Started:

Joined Park Grove in 2004

Family:

Fiance, Hugh. Rex their dog and Pumba their cat

Interests:

Spending time with family and friends, playing softball

Education:

University of Wisconsin, River Falls, 2000. Argosy University 2002, graduated in 2004 with an Assosiates Degree in Applied Science

Chrissy Marson, CVT- Marketing Specialist

Chrissy Marson, CVT- Marketing Specialist

Started:

Joined Park Grove in 2003

Family:

Husband, Derek, Daughters, Ally and Maddy, Son, Tommy Gunner and Chumly their dogs, Ginger their cat

Interests:

Veterinary: Feline behavior and medicine, emergency medicine and wildlife. Working with a nonprofit called Basic Animal Rescue, teaching fire fighters how to handle animals in emergency situations.Volunteering for the Newport Fire Department's Women's Auxiliary, Real Estate(Chrissy is also a Realtor). Also enjoys; scrap booking, spending time with family and friends, camping, fishing, gardening, arts and crafts

Education:

University of Minnesota 2000-2001, Argosy University 2001-2003, graduated with Associates Degree in Applied Sciences. Certified in immobilization of wildlife

Alyssa Anschutz, Bachelors Degree in Animal Science

Alyssa Anschutz, Bachelors Degree in Animal Science

Started:

Joind Park Grove in 2012

Family:

Cooper, their family dog

Interests:

Working at the U of M Dairy Barn, baking, reading, spending time at their family cabin and traveling

Education:

University of Minnesota, graduating with a Bachelors Degree of Science, majoring in Animal Science.

Alyssa will also be starting veterinary school at the University of Minnesota in fall 2017

Amanda Reed, CVT

Amanda Reed, CVT

Started:

Joined Park Grove in 2014

Family:

Asher, Sydney and Bernard are her dogs and Rupert and Chip are her cats

Interests:

Veterinary: Behavior and training Hobbies: Snowboarding and riding motorcycles

Education:

Argosy University, graduated with Associates Degree in Applied Science. Fear Free Certified 

Taylor Lorenz, CVT, BS Veterinary Technology Managment

Taylor Lorenz, CVT, BS Veterinary Technology Managment

Started:

Joined Park Grove in 2015

Family:

Her dogs, Codi and Sylvie

Interests:

A member of the WI Army National Guard for 7 years. Also enjoys anything outdoors, hunting, fishing, kayaking, sports, etc.

Education:

Globe University, Bachelor Degree in Science, Veterinary Technology Managment