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.
Annie – VT
Annie is a veterinary technician here at Edina Pet Hospital. She graduated from Argosy University with her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She started working at Edina Pet Hospital following her internship at the St. Paul Humane Society. When Annie isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her Husband and daughter Evie family, friends, her two dogs Frankie and Jackson, Her cat Ed and Fishing.
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 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.
Skyler is working towards getting AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) Certified through an online course, Penn Foster. She has been working with animals her whole life; helping out on her grandparent’s farm, helping take care of litters of puppies growing up, as well as many other pets of many sizes. She has lived in the Cities for seven years with her cat, Batman. Her goal is to someday work with animal rescue groups.
Joy is an undergrad student at the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Sciences; majoring in Animal Science with high hopes of pursuing veterinary school and becoming a large animal veterinarian with an equine emphasis. Outside of academics, she keeps herself busy with intercollegiate athletics, another job, as well as volunteering.
Joy competes on the University of Minnesota’s Hunt Equestrian Team. The Team travels around the midwest competing in equitation hunt events with other colleges in the IHSA division.
She also has a job at the University of Minnesota’s Dudley Horse Barn as an Equine Care Technician. Dudley Barn houses the horses that are used for teaching purposes in the University of Minnesota’s Veterinary School.
And if that wasn’t enough, she also volunteers on a weekly basis as an Equine Care Assistant and Lesson Side-walker at We Can Ride, a 501(c)3-non-profit organization which provides equine-assisted therapy and hippotherapy to children and adults with mental, emotional, and physical disabilities.
Joy also has two pets of her own, a barn cat named Misty, and a dog named Lula. She hopes to someday have her own hobby farm with horses, donkeys, ducks, goats, sheep, chickens, cows, pigs, llamas and/or alpacas, and even honeybees.
Sarah is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and Performance. A lover of animals and people, she is very excited to be a part of the Edina Pet Hospital Team as an Office Manager and Receptionist. When she’s not at the front desk assisting clients, you can probably find her playing with the pets staying at the clinic!
KimMy 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.
Hi, my name is Ellie and I am one of the Veterinary Assistants here at Edina Pet Hospital! I graduated from Waconia High School in 2014 and decided to go to college at South Dakota State University, for a Mortuary Science and an Animal Science Degree. Halfway through my first year of college, I decided to go into the United States Marine Corps and unfortunately got medically retired in the winter of 2017. I then decided to get back into the animal world to help care for them and whatever they may need! I love working with animals and knowing that I can help them in a way that others may not be able to!
In my free time, I enjoy spending time on the lake, fishing, hunting, and spending time with my horse Kane! I am currently training him for barrel racing and he is coming along very nicely! I also have a dog named Crosby who I absolutely adore and love! We love to go paddleboarding together, and spend time throwing the tennis ball too!
Vanesa is a current student enrolled at Normandale Community College. She has one pet of her own; a three-year-old Morkie named Lukas. Growing up she knew she always had an immense love for animals, so it is no surprise to those around her that she was eagerly looking to find a position inside a veterinary clinic. At Edina Pet Hospital you can find her at the front desk reception area where she will be more than happy to show your furry pets some love and attention!
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 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.
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.