Dr. Mary Philippson is the owner of Ark Pet Hospital. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota in 2001. Her primary focus is on preventative care for your pet and keeping your pet healthy so they can live a long and happy life. If your pet does get sick, Dr. Mary wants you to know that she will treat your pet like her own pets, which includes 2 dogs named Lucy and Ramen, and a cat named Mama Kitty. She also wants you to know she will see almost all kinds of pets, including reptiles, small mammals, and birds. She enjoys volunteering every year at the Minnesota State Fair in the Spay and Neuter booth at the Pet Pavilion. She stays busy following her 2 human kids playing soccer.
Dr. Martha Taylor
Dr. Martha Taylor joined our clinic last year. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota in 2003 and has a Bachelors degree in Nursing from Michigan State University. Dr. Taylor lives in Minnetonka with her husband, 2 children and Budnuh the cat. She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Andrea Birkeland
Dr. Andrea Birkeland is a small animal veterinarian who started with us in June 2019. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota in 2017 and earned a degree in Animal Science from Iowa State University in 2013. Her main areas of interest include dentistry, internal medicine, nutrition, and preventative care. She has been in the veterinary field for over 10 years and has a 14 year-old German Shorthair Pointer named Jazz.
Stacy is the newest member of our team. Stacy is a certified veterinary technician that graduated from Minnesota School of Business. She keeps busy with her 2 human kids, 2 dogs Chloe and Lena, and Vinny the cat. She enjoys getting to know the clients and their pets and looks forward to the future here at Ark Pet Hospital.
Melissa is a veterinary technician with 17 years in the field. She has 3 dogs, Morgan, Snickers, and Anakin, a cat, Mira, and a turtle named Rex. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son.
Matt is a veterinary assistant who started with us in May 2018. He’s a 2016 graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife. He currently lives in Minneapolis with his cat “Mickey”. In his free time he enjoys camping, photography, exploring hidden gems around the Twin Cities, and spending quality time with friends and family.
Kimberly grew up in northern Minnesota and moved to the fridley area after graduating college. She graduated in 2017 with her A.A.S from Ridgewater College. In her free time she enjoys being with her husband and 3 fur children: Ariel the kitty, Hulk the black lab-retriever, and Blue the basset hound.
We treat your pets like the valued family members they are.