Our Team

APPOINTMENT
Dr. Douglas Gates

Dr. Douglas Gates

Veterinarian

Dr. Gates was born and raised in Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. He has a passion for exotic animal medicine, surgery, dentistry, preventive care, and teaching. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his dogs, going up north, and taking care of his reptiles, fish, and arachnids. He can’t wait to meet you and your furry or scaly friends.
Cindy

Cindy

Certified Veterinary Technician

Cindy is a Certified Veterinary Technician that has been with our company since 2015. She lives in the south metro with her husband and 3 children. Her family owns and cares for many pets of all shapes and sizes, including fostering dogs for Minnesota Greyhound Rescue. She has been a certified technician since 1992, although some years were spent focusing on family care. She is very happy to be back working with all the animals and lovely people.
Angela

Angela

Certified Veterinary Technician

Angela joined Bush Lake Pet Hospital in 2012 while pursuing her degree in veterinary technology. After earning her certification, she went on to help better the lives of dogs, cats, and other pets with her work in an animal shelter and as a medical lab technician. Angela and her husband share their home with their two dogs and two rabbits as well as their different kinds of geckos, frogs, and other critters. In her free time, she enjoys biking, gardening, and paddling the lakes and rivers.

Lauren

Lauren

Veterinary Assistant

Lauren started with our clinics in the fall of 2021, and she lives with her family in the south metro. She has grown up with many animals including, snakes, lizards, birds, chickens, rabbits, gerbils, hedgehogs, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and dogs and cats. Lauren currently owns a papillon named Monkey and two cats named Kane and Able. Lauren loves working with all the animals and cannot wait to meet you at one or both clinics.

Dr. Ernest Drager

Dr. Ernest Drager

Veterinarian

“In loving memory, we carry on Dr. Drager’s legacy.”
Dr. Ernest Drager graduated from the University of Minnesota Veterinary College in 1983. He opened Bush Lake Pet Hospital in 1984 and France Avenue Pet Hospital in 2004. Dr. Drager was a member of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association and the Minnesota Veterinary Hospital Association. Dr. Drager served the Bloomington-Eden Prairie area for more than 32 years. Dr. Drager retired from Bush Lake Pet Hospital on February 15, 2022. Dr. Drager devoted his life to helping clients and their pets.

In Dr. Drager’s own words:

“I am very grateful for the confidence that you, my wonderful friends and clients, have placed in me. We have faced the highs and lows of pet ownership and care together. From the time that I started Bush Lake in 1984 and then opened France Avenue Pet Hospital in 2004, my job has been exciting, and satisfying, but never, never dull. I will take wonderful memories of the pets, owners, and friends that I have come to know over these many years. Again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. “

Dr. Ernest Drager passed on April 8, 2022, and will be missed by all.

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Contact

Phone: 952-944-5320
Fax: 952-944-5321
Email: customercare@bushlakepethospital.com

Location

7700 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Suite #170
Bloomington, MN 55438
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Hours

Mon - Fri: 8 AM - 6 PM
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed
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