Doctors

 

 

Dr. Jill Eversman

Greetings! My name is Dr. Jill Eversman and I’m the Medical Director of Edina Pet Hospital. I graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. I then completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery in California. I practiced in California for many years and became Board Certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Canine and Feline Practice. I have special interests in geriatric patients, oncology, surgery, and dentistry.

I grew up near St. Cloud, Minnesota and attended the College of Saint Benedict for my undergraduate studies. I’m happy to move back to Minnesota with my family and friends. I look forward to meeting all of you and your furry family members, whether you’re longtime patrons or new to Edina Pet Hospital. I plan to continue the high level of patient care and compassion that’s distinguished Edina Pet Hospital for more than 50 years!

 

 

Dr. Megan Claps

Dr. Megan Claps (-Gratzek), DVM is a graduate of Cornell University Veterinary School, and has additional training in small animal medicine and surgery from the Kansas State University Veterinary College. She is married, with 2 young adult children, and is the proud pet mother of a dachshund mix, Sully, and an elderly cat named Fisher. She lives in Edina and has taken an active role in the community and as a volunteer in the Edina Public School district. She is an avid gardener, loves to hike and walk outdoors, and enjoys the many attractions of the Twin Cities. She looks forward to greeting your pet on her many walks and at Edina Pet Hospital.

 

 

Dr. Tae Martin

Dr. Tae Martin graduated veterinary school in January 2021. She attended St. George’s University for veterinary school and completed her fourth year clinical year at the University of Minnesota. She is a proud pet mother of a cat named Link. She enjoys hiking and playing ultimate frisbee in her free time. Dr. Martin is excited to meet and partner with you in the healthcare of your pets!

 

 
 

Our Team

 

Kate

Kate is a student at the University of Minnesota majoring in Biology and minoring in Animal Science. She grew up in Carver, MN, but has always loved Minneapolis and is now enjoying the excitement of living in Dinkytown. Currently, without any pets of her own, Kate seizes every opportunity to hang out with other peoples’ animal companions. Away from school, Kate likes spending time at the cabin, waterskiing, hiking, reading, and travelling.

 

 

Bridget

Bridget is currently pursuing an Associates in Applied Science in Vet Technology at Argosy University. Outside of work, she enjoys volunteering at the Animal Humane Society, spending time with her white fluffball, Dewey, and her brother’s dog, Polly. Her other likes are movies, music, and cooking.

 

Kim

My name is Yunqi, please call me Kim. I come from China; I have been living in the U.S. for over seven years. I earned a B.S. degree in Animal Science from the University of Minnesota. Currently, I am still holding thoughts about moving forward on the academic path. Since I became a pet owner, I couldn’t imagine life without companion animals. Making sure that they are happy and healthy is the goal of my life. I used to work with rescue animals, and that gave me an understanding of their traumatized behaviors and knowing how to regain their trust. Those skills are helpful while working with dogs that have previous unhappy experiences in veterinary clinics.

 

Calvin

Hi there! My name is Calvin Lee and I am an international student hailing from Malaysia. I am working passionately towards being a vet. I graduated with a degree in Animal Science with an emphasis of Veterinary Medicine. I have always loved working with animals and found my passion through the television program, Animal Planet. I was always intrigued with the work veterinarians do and would hope to be one day. I currently live with five dogs and a cat. I look forward to helping your pet! Cheers!

 

 

Ali

Ali is a recent UC Berkeley graduate and absolute animal lover! She grew up with dogs and currently adores her two labs, Jax and Kai.

In college, she came to love more scaly and slimy animal friends, caring for all kinds of reptiles and amphibians – as well as some fuzzy rabbits and guinea pigs – at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Her favorite part about working with animals is seeing their individual personalities shine through and getting to know who they are, whether it’s a mischievous snake, shy guinea pig or exuberant puppy!

She is so excited to get to know you and your pet here at Edina Pet Hospital.

 

 

Grooming

 

 

Dawn

Hi, my name is Dawn. I am the pet stylist here at Edina Pet Hospital. I worked as a stylist assistant for two years while I worked to get my Veterinary Technician degree and after a year working as a tech I missed grooming dogs so I went to grooming school. I graduated in 2014 and have been working as a stylist ever since. I love grooming!

I take the trust you put in me to care for your pet very seriously. I attend the All-American Grooming Show every year. I do this because I feel it is important to continue learning and developing new skills.

I have become an AKC Safety Certified Groomer. Because of all of the negative stories in the press, I felt that this was an important step in gaining your trust. I am also working towards becoming a master groomer, another step to gaining trust and showing my commitment to becoming the best groomer I possibly can.

 

 

 

Natasha

Hey, I’m Natasha! I have been grooming since 2010, starting my career at a corporate salon for basic training, eventually working my way to private salons for more extensive, and specialized training. I have had the opportunity to train under and travel with a member of GroomTeam USA for multiple grooming competitions/expos and AKC sanctioned dog shows, preparing and maintaining dogs in full coat, as well as handling sporting and non-sporting breeds for shows. I specialize in dematting, breed standard patterns, and hand-scissoring. I also work well with puppies, helping them develop good grooming behavior, setting them up for successful grooms not just with myself, but any other groomers that might work with them.

In my free time, I have a parrot, three cats, a Dalmatian and a Bichon keeping me on my toes. I’m a plant fanatic, so between the animals and greenery, I’m basically running a discount zoo and conservatory out of my house. I prefer to hibernate through the MN winters , but as soon as it hits 65 degrees or higher, the dogs and I are getting lost in state parks, chasing waterfalls (with no connection to TLC.) 🐾