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Our Team

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.

Dr. Alyssa LaSart

Dr. Alyssa LaSart

Veterinarian

Dr. LaSart grew up in central Minnesota around the Mille Lacs Lake area. After high school she attended the University of Minnesota Crookston where she earned her Bachelors in Animal Science in 2017. She then graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. She has since been a small animal general practitioner working with mostly dogs and cats. Some of her favorite things to do in her free time are bake, quilt, garden, practice photography, and spend time with her family consisting of her partner (Jacob), two dogs (Remi and Mollie), cat (Sputnik), and 4 fresh water fish tanks.
Dr. Travis

Dr. Travis

Veterinarian

Dr. Travis grew up in the Wisconsin with his family and a house full of animals (dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, birds, tortoises, and iguanas). He has always loved animals and pursued his dream by going vet school at the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2022 with his wife Colette who is also a veterinarian. After school they moved to the Twin Cities with their cat, Wesley. Since they moved, they have acquired two special needs cats named Rosa and Walter. Outside the clinic, he enjoys spending time with family (physically or virtually), drawing, cooking, biking, or working on projects in the garage.
Cindy

Cindy

Practice Manager and Certified Veterinary Technician

Cindy has been with our company since 2015. She lives in the south metro with her husband. She has 3 adult children living close to home. Her family owns 4 dogs and enjoys fostering dogs for Minnesota Greyhound Rescue. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping, yoga and spending time with her family. Cindy works out of both Bush Lake Pet Hospital and France Avenue Pet Hospital.
Jaxon

Jaxon

Certified Veterinary Technician

Jaxon joined Bush Lake in May of 2022. He Grew up in Rosemount, showing rabbits and goats in 4H. He graduated from Dakota County Technical College Veterinary Technician program in 2021. In his free time, he fishes bass tournaments and spends time with his family and pets.

Lauren

Lauren

Veterinary Assistant

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

Lisa

Veterinary Assistant

Lisa has been a valued part of our team since 2004. She was hired as our receptionist and through the years has gained experience assisting our doctors in many aspects of our clinic. She provides loving care to all of our clients that come through our doors. She is highly revered by our pet owners as well as our staff. Lisa lives in the community and enjoys running into our clients outside of the office. Her three adult children come to visit as often as they can.

Claudia

Claudia

Veterinary Assistant

Claudia joined the team in 2022. She loves spending time painting, taking care of her pets, traveling, being outside, and spending time with friends and family. She loves animals, at home she has a rabbit, a leopard gecko, a dog and a variety of invertebrates (aka bugs). She has a passion for animals, and she can’t wait to meet all of our clients and their pets.
Lexi

Lexi

Veterinary Assistant

Lexi joined the team in 2022, she is currently enrolled in a veterinary technician program. She always had family dogs and cats during her childhood. She currently has a total of 15 pets including 2 dogs, 5 rabbits, 3 gerbils, 2 hamsters, 2 geckos and a Pac-Man frog. She enjoys biking and hiking with her dogs in the summer. She is excited to be working in the veterinary industry and is looking forward to meeting you and your furry companions.
Kyleigh

Kyleigh

Veterinary Assistant

Kyleigh joined us at the beginning of 2024. She has just started school for Veterinary Technology at Dakota County Technical College. She has four beautiful cats, Gaia, Athena, Mooks, and Pepper. She has had animals her whole life, including dogs, cats, hamsters, and rabbits. Now, she loves going out on her electric bike with her husband and spending time with her family. She can’t wait to meet all your furry friends at either of the locations.
Kieran

Kieran

Veterinary Assistant

Kieran joined the team August of 2023. She is class of 2024 at the School of Environmental Studies and loves working with animals. She grew up with cats, dogs, and a few guinea pigs. Currently she has a tortoiseshell cat named Bellatrix, along with her sibling maine coon kitties, Alto and Celeste. She also has an Australian shepherd named Ruby. She can’t wait to meet all of your pets at either location.

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Contact

Phone: 952-944-5320
Fax: 952-944-5321
Email: [email protected]

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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