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Meet Our Team!

Mary Philippson, DVM

Mary Philippson, DVM

Principal Doctor

Dr. Mary is the principal doctor at Ark Pet Hospital.  She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota in 2001.  Her main focus is to ensure her clients feel like family.  Dr. Mary’s special interests include avian and exotic medicine and surgery. She enjoys volunteering at the Minnesota State Fair spay and neuter booth each year.  She is happily married with two kids and two dogs Ramen and Lucy.

Andrea Birkeland, DVM

Andrea Birkeland, DVM

Associate Doctor

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 2 dogs, a German Shorthair named Jazz and Springer Spaniel mix named Leo.

Martha Taylor, DVM

Martha Taylor, DVM

Associate Doctor

Dr. Martha has been a part-time doctor at Ark Pet Hospital since 2014.  She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota in 2003 and has a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Michigan State University.  Dr. Martha enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children and 2 cats Budnuh and Kevin. She loves to travel, dancing and reading. 

Stacy Thury, CVT

Stacy Thury, CVT

Practice Manager

Stacy is our practice manager and joined the Ark team in 2016.  She is a certified veterinary technician that graduated from the Minnesota School of Business in 2012. Outside the clinic, she stays busy with her 3 human kids, 3 cats, and her dog Chloe.

Melissa Sergenian

Melissa Sergenian

Veterinary Assistant

Matt Pickhartz

Matt Pickhartz

Veterinary Assistant

Kimberly Miller, CVT

Kimberly Miller, CVT

Veterinary Technician

Gwen Polkinghorne

Veterinary Assistant

Jane McKenna

Veterinary Assistant

We treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Location

151 Silver Lake Rd. NW, Suite 109
New Brighton, MN 55112
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Hours

Mon – Fri: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day: Closed

Christmas Eve and New Years Eve: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Contact

Phone: (651) 633-0567
Fax: (651) 633-0966
Email: arkpethospital@yahoo.com

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