It's not easy to say goodbye to cherished pets, even those that have lived long, happy lives. Although you may hate the thought of life without your pet, euthanasia can be the kindest decision you ...View Article
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Dr. Joshua Albright started at the Prior Lake Pet Hospital cleaning kennels while attending Prior Lake High School and has continued to work here ever since. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Minnesota, attended the College of Veterinary Medicine and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2008.
Dr. Albright enjoys all aspects of canine and feline medicine, surgery and dentistry. He is fond of developing long-term relationships with his patients and their owners. Dr. Albright is an active member of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.Dr. Albright and his wife, Abby, who is also a veterinarian, share their home with their son Simon and daughter Hadley; two cats, Ted and Rosie; and two dogs, Gertrude, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and Olivia, a Goldendoodle. In his free time, Dr. Albright spends as much time as possible outdoors enjoying hunting, fishing, and exploring back roads on his Harley.
Dr. Nichole Tubman graduated in 1995 from the University of St. Thomas with a Bachelor’s of Art degree with a major concentration in Biology, and minor concentrations in both chemistry and psychology. She attended the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1999. Since graduation, Dr. Tubman has been working at the Prior Lake Pet Hospital.
Dr. Tubman enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but holds a special interest in feline medicine. Dr. Tubman is an active member in the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Academy of Feline Practitioners.Outside of her profession, Dr. Tubman shares her home with her husband, Tim, her stepson, Joey, her twin boys, Grayson and Henry. She currently has one cat, her ragdoll named Boxer. She enjoys finding new places to travel and the adventures that come along with doing so. At home, Dr. Tubman enjoys keeping up with our local Wild hockey team. She also enjoys many outdoor activities such as hiking in the North Woods, running, biking, rollerblading, and gardening.
Dr. Charles Schwantes has been in practice in the Prior Lake area since 1981. His undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he majored in microbiology. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science in 1979. Dr. Schwantes attended veterinary school at the University of Minnesota and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 1981.
Dr. Schwantes is an active member in the local veterinary community and has served on the Board of Directors of the Veterinary Hospital Association and Fundraising committee for the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation. His professional interests include general medicine and surgery, as well as orthopedic surgery in dogs and cats.Dr. Schwantes is married to Jill, a Marshall, Minnesota native who grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Schwantes and his wife enjoy Big Ten sports, riding their mules, gardening and caring for their four-legged family members. They have a German Shorthaired Pointer, Huppert; an English Setter, Blue; two cats, Gracie and Victoria; two mules, Mattie and Snooks; and several ducks. Dr. Schwantes enjoys many outdoor activities, including fly fishing, and is involved in several conservation groups, such as Ducks Unlimited, Trout Unlimited, and Pheasants Forever.
Dr. Sarah Clements is originally from Greenwood, Indiana and graduated in 2009 from Purdue University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Science, and a minor in biology. She attended Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2013.
Dr. Clements enjoys all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine with a special interest in surgery. Dr. Clements is an active member in the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association, and American Veterinary Medical Association.Outside of her profession, Dr. Clements shares her home with her husband, Devin; and their four-legged friend Kaenga, a German Shepherd mix. In her spare time she enjoys quilting, many outdoor activities including hiking and camping, and exploring Minnesota.
Dr. Thyra Bernaciak completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Science. She continued on to the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2015. Dr. Bernaciak is also pursuing a Master of Public Health.
Dr. Bernaciak enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but is especially interested in surgery and preventative medicine. Dr. Bernaciak is an active member in the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical Association. Outside of her profession, Dr. Bernaciak shares her home with her husband, Robert; a dog, Vixen the Australian Shepherd, and cat, Virginia the tortie. In her spare time she enjoys being active outside by camping, backpacking, and running.