Dr. Chihiro Gardiner
Dr. Chihiro Gardiner graduated from the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006. She worked in private practice prior to joining Banfield in 2008. Dr. Gardiner is originally from Japan. After spending many years in Minnesota, it is her second home. She currently lives in St. Paul with her family, miniature dachshund Abby and several cats including foster animals. All of her animals are rescued. When she is not working at the hospital, she enjoys her time with her family and beloved animals, cooking, and reading. She also enjoys her vacation time in Japan visiting family and friends.
Dr. Katherine Haupt
Dr. Haupt grew up in Delano, MN with the childhood dream of becoming an equine and small animal veterinarian. After working on farms she realized she loved small animals more. She received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and earned her D.V.M degree from the University of Minnesota-College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. She joined Banfield Pet Hospital as a small animal veterinarian in July of 2007. Away from the hospital Dr. Haupt enjoys keeping busy with her husband and their two little boys Kyle and Joshua. They also have two cats named Wembley and Gobo.
Dr. Holly (Lillegaard) Rudolf
Dr. Holly Lillegaard Rudolf is a graduate of the University Of Minnesota College Of Veterinary Medicine. Her undergraduate course work was completed at North Dakota State University. After graduating from Vet school she completed additional specialty training in a rotating internship at Veterinary Specialists of South Florida. She strongly believes that prevention is the key to pets living long, healthy happy lives. Dr. Rudolf came back to Minnesota to be closer to family, friends and the great up north! She also enjoys sewing, cooking, spending time with her cats (Gaborik (Gabby), Walnut and C3P0 (“C”)) and her crazy dog (Princess).
Dr. Kara Carmody
Kara M. Carmody grew up on a farm in rural South Dakota, surrounded by animals, and they remain her passion. Before pursuing veterinary medicine, she worked in the fields of education and sales training/management. She received her undergraduate degree from South Dakota State University and she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota. She and her fiance, Matt, enjoy spending their free time traveling and pursuing various outdoor activities. Their family includes: the dogs, Maggie and Bailey, and the cats, Sasha, Bella, Katie, Clem, and Rolo. Dr. Carmody joined Banfield in May of 2013.
Dr. Stephanie Jamison
Dr. Jamison graduated from the University of Minnesota Veterinary School in 2009. She lives in Woodbury with her husband, two sons and dogs. Dr. Jamison has 2 dogs, Bling, a pitbull and Hogan, a boxer. Her interests include reading and traveling. Her favorite part of being a veterinarian is getting the opportunity to help people and their animals. Dr. Jamison has been with Banfield since 2005. She has spent 4 Years as a tech during vet school and 5 years as a vet.