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VCA Bloomington Animal Hospital

VCA Bloomington Animal Hospital

8830 Lyndale Ave S | Bloomington, MN 55420

Call 952-314-5730
Monday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday Closed
  • Animal Boarding
  • Animal Flea Control
  • Animal Grooming
  • Small Animal Vet
  • Spaying/Neutering
  • Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Euthanasia
  • Veterinary Medical Specialties
  • Veterinary Surgery
  • Veterinary Vaccinations
Description

At VCA Bloomington Animal Hospital, we look forward to welcoming you and your pets. Everyone on our staff believes the better we get to know your pets, the better we can provide the best possible healthcare for them. In fact, when you come in, you'll see exactly why our veterinarians are praised for their kind and thorough care. We'll give you and your pet all the time you need, and never rush through an exam. We'll also carefully track the course of your pet's care, which is so important to your pet's long-term health. In every case, you'll be served by experienced, knowledgeable members of our staff. Our veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other pet-friendly personnel are trained to the highest standards. Their knowledge of the latest veterinary medicines and procedures ensures that all our pet patients get the best in prevention and healing methods.

Additional Services/Information:
VCA Bloomington Animal Hospital offers professional care 24 hours a day. A Veterinary Technician or Assistant monitors boarding animals and hospitalized patients around the clock. Our Kennels are also equipped with the latest technology. We offer large canine runs, canine cages and a separate area for feline boarding. We also offer a specialized room for exotic species of pets. Each boarding area has a separate ventilation system and individual temperature control. While boarding your pet, you may elect to have your pet bathed with our hydro-surge bath system or have their nails trimmed. All boarding pets must be current on their distemper combo, rabies and bordetella (kennel cough) vaccines at least 1 week prior to their reservation.

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Jean Geske

Medical Director
Veterinary School: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Geske received her degree from the University of Wisconsin Veterinary School in 1987. Her first two years of practice, she worked with the United States Army in Germany. After she returned, she worked at Bloomington Veterinary Hospital for two years. She spent the next 19 years practicing in Richfield. In September 2010, Dr. Geske transferred from VCA Animal Care in Richfield to become Medical Director at VCA Bloomington Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Geske has a special interest in Dermatology and Internal Medicine. She also hosts "Ask the Vet" a weekly radio show on W.C.C.O radio. Her spare time is devoted to her daughters and 3 pets.

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Kris Evans

Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Michigan State University

Dr. Evans is a 2000 graduate of Michigan State University. He was an associate veterinarian at Bloomington Animal Hospital for 3 years until leaving to pursue additional training at the Ontario Veterinary College. In 2004 he returned to Minnesota to rejoin the Bloomington team.
Dr. Evans is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Emergency Critical Care Society. His professional interests include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery as well as cardiology. In his personal time he enjoys reading, video games and ice hockey. Dr. Evans currently resides in South St. Paul with his wife, 5 dogs, 3 cats, 2 turtles, and several fish!

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Jennifer Gallus

Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Minnesota

Dr. Gallus is a 2012 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to entering the field of veterinary medicine, she worked as an occupational therapist in metro area hospitals. In addition to general practice, Dr. Gallus has an interest in complementary and alternative medicine and will be attending the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society courses in the upcoming year to become a certified veterinary acupuncturist.
Dr. Gallus shares her home with two entertaining basset hounds, Barkley and Millie, and her favorite cat, Chewy. In her spare time, she loves to spend time outdoors, read, travel and try new restaurants.

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Jessica Stenross

Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Michigan State University

Dr. Stenross grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan and is a 2011 graduate of Michigan State University. After graduation she completed a one year small animal medicine and surgery internship at Nashville Veterinary Specialists in Nashville, TN. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a special interest in dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, and the human-animal bond. Dr. Stenross is thrilled to be able to call the Twin Cities her new home. Outside of veterinary medicine, her interests include camping, hiking, kayaking, traveling, and yoga. She resides in Minneapolis with her husband, her border collie mix, May, and her cat Charles.

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James Sweeney

Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: Iowa State University

Dr. James Sweeney grew up on a farm near Dubuque, Iowa. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University in 1964. Following graduation Dr. Sweeney practiced medicine in Greendale, Wisconsin at the Veterinary Medical Center. In 1967 he opened his own small animal practice in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Dr. Sweeney moved to Minneapolis in 1970 to join his brother Dr. Bill Sweeney as director of Bloomington Veterinary Hospital. Dr. James Sweeney joined VCA in November of 2011. Though Dr. Sweeney is no longer practicing veterinary medicine, he misses the clients and the patients and visits almost daily! Dr. Sweeney and his wife Lois have a family of 4 children and 6 grandchildren.

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Samantha Winkels

Associate Veterinarian
Veterinary School: University of Minnesota

Dr. Winkels grew up in Rochester, MN and graduated from the University of Minnesota Veterinary college in 2009. She completed a year long internship at VCA Veterinary Care and Referral Center in Albuquerque, NM where she gained a lot of valuable experience.
"I enjoyed the Albuquerque sunshine but am glad to be back in my home state."
Dr. Winkels' has an interest in surgery and feline medicine but enjoys all animals. She has three cats named Dagny, Gypsy, and Tristan. When she is not at work she enjoys baking,
sewing, going to movies, horseback riding, camping, and fishing.

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