(952) 935-5566 (952) 935-5566
Fax: (952) 935-1823
8870 Excelsior Blvd
Hopkins, MN 55343

Meet Our Veterinary Team

Hopkins Pet Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Hopkins, MN. The professional and courteous staff at Hopkins Pet Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care, dental care and physical therapy for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Hopkins Pet Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Hopkins, MN and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find our more information about how Hopkins Pet Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

 

DAVID A SPONG


Veterinarian

Dr. Spong received a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia College, he then received his Bachelor of Science with distinction followed by his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota. He has owned and been treating patients at the Hopkins Pet Hospital for over 45 years. He is an active horse rider, skier, hunter and enjoys spending time taking care of his animals on his farm.

GWEN

Head Certified Veterinary Technician and Practice Manager
Gwen has not only been the head technician at Hopkins Pet Hospital for over 25 years but she is also the Practice Manager. She is an excellent source of information on behavior and health of domestic and pocket pets. She recently upgraded her certification to include Physical and Laser therapy, which she enjoys doing for pets and their owners to help them recover after surgery and to promote healing. Gwen is a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and is known for having many animals being cared for to go along with her many personal pets to include her Siamese and Cornish Rex cats, her bull mastiffs, cattle dogs and many farm animals from horses to guinea hens. Her main love here at the Hospital is helping owners care for their pets.

NICOLE

Certified Veterinary Technician
Nicole is a CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician). She enjoys spending time with her husband and her dog, Jackson and cat Alfred. She loves animals and helping them is the best part of her day. 

RANDI

Receptionist
Randi has been a receptionist for Hopkins Pet Hospital since 2007. She is here to help all the owners with questions regarding pets health and to help schedule their appointments. She lives with her son Derek, her cats Dewey and Lambeau. In case you didn't guess she loves the Packers. 

MARSHA

Receptionist
Marsha loves animals and enjoys working with all of the younger staff. She's an avid reader, enjoys all aspects of painting and gardening. She shares her world with her husband and three dogs, Cassie, Cosmo, and Billie.

STEVE

Kennel Manager
Steve is Hopkins Pet Hospital's kennel manager, but has been working as an assistant here since 2004. He is here to care for all the animals that need to stay with us for both boarding and for hospitalized care. He lives with his three dogs, Ace Hooch and Bella Blue. Steve also has been involved with rescue since 2003, which he loves!

JAMIE

Technician 

Jamie has worked for HPH for almost 10 years. She has many years of experience and loves using her knowledge to help animals. She loves spending time with her 6 dogs (4 are chihuahua), 2 cats and son. With any of her free time she enjoys scrap booking. 

RICK

Veterinary Assistant

Rick currently doesn't have any pets but would love to have a dog. He Loves all animals and loves learning everything he can about them. He someday wants to be a veterinarian or any field working with animals. His favorite part of the day is seeing pets and their owners being reunited after the pet spends the day here. He loves seeing the joy on the owners face and how happy the pet is seeing their owner. 

STORMY

Receptionist

Don't be fooled by her name, Stormy is a ray of sunshine. She is our newest receptionist with the biggest smile. She has two cats and recently rescued a little pup named Doug. She loves helping clients both in person and on the phone with any issues they may have. 

Recent Blog Posts

Make the Most of this Summer with Our Summer Safety Tips

Summer is the best season to be a dog! The sunshine and great weather lead to endless possibilities of fun outdoor activities. From doggie paddling on a beach summer vacation to leaping through the woods, summer is dog-gone fun!

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Flea and Tick/Spring Hazards

Our recent winter is one we're looking forward to leaving behind,  and it officially ends this month. As you look forward to spring, the Hopkins Pet Hospital veterinary team encourages you to take a few minutes to consider seasonal hazards from your pet’s perspective. By taking the time to pet-proof your home and yard, as well as being proactive with parasite prevention, you and your pet can fully enjoy the season together!

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Preserving the Pearly Whites

Did you know that it’s National Pet Dental Health Month? The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) started this awareness campaign several years ago to alert people about the importance of caring for their pet’s oral health. Although most pet owners take excellent care of their dog or cat, many often overlook tooth brushing and scheduling regular professional cleanings. The result is that 80 percent of companion animals have some form of dental disease by the time they reach age three. The Hopkins Pet Hospital veterinary team encourages you to strongly consider the importance of dental health for your pet.

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Providing Exceptional Veterinary Care

Our commitment to you is to join you on your journey of being a great pet owner. We understand that your pets are part of your family,
and we will provide veterinary care options to help maximize the years you enjoy together!

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